I’m looking forward to the start of my first summer semester as a graduate student. As you all may know, I managed to obtain two Bs and one A even with all that was going on during the Spring semester.
I am confident that I can and will do as well or better during the two summer sessions. I am enrolled in two courses per session, for a total of three literature courses and one TESL course.
I do have summer financial aid, and I can purchase my textbooks through the bookstore anytime. However, since my campus is 1.5hrs away, there has been some dialogue regarding whether driving up there to purchase the books or having them delivered would be more cost-effective. For the first summer session, the total cost of my textbooks after taxes and shipping and handling to have them delivered to my home would be approximately $180.
I have done some research on amazon. If I were to purchase the books through them, the total cost prior to S&H could be as low as $20, but S&H still applies per book, regardless of whether I use one seller or 11 (which makes me wonder why bundling with one seller is ever suggested).
Here are the books I am going to be needing:
Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 (abridged), By: Friedlander
Shoah: Complete Text of Acclaimed Holocaust Film, By: Lanzmann
Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology, By: Langer
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History, By: Spiegelman
City of Refuge, By: Piazza
A Friend of the Earth, By: Boyle
Jealous Witness w/CD, By: Codrescu
Zeitoun, By: Eggers
Oryx and Crake, By: Atwood
Power: A Novel, By: Hogan
Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series), By: Silko
I’m still trying to figure out which way would be the cheapest to get my books. Driving to campus to get them costs money. S&H is money. Le sigh…