There’s something special about the written word. We hear it year after year—“The novel is dead.” They said it when movies started getting big. They said it when TV started to hit the airwaves. They said it when the Internet first came online. But no matter what, the written word and the unique power of communication—“The divine gift of articulate speech,” as the great (if snobbish) Henry Higgins in Shaw’s Pygmalion described it—it help s to preserve have weathered storm after storm to not just survive, but thrive.
But for all that, books today are expensive. As digital devices such as Kindles, Nooks and iPads continue to gain traction, the manufacture and sale of books becomes more and more costly. In fairness, if you’re looking for a nice, cheap option, these can work well, especially if you can find an online promo code to lessen the price. While staring at a screen can tire your eyes after a while, there are new devices that can display things closer to an actual “book look.”
Nevertheless, there are still a lot of reasons why you—literature lover that you are—might still want to opt for a good old-fashioned book, paper, ink, binding and all. There’s nothing like the feel or smell of a crisp new book, or an old one, its pages growing golden yellow with age. No battery concerns, you never need to charge it, and there’s just something more classically-pleasing about reading and shelving heaps of books than simply pointing to a tablet and saying “I have 125 books on there, you know!”
So, how can you snag some online coupon codes from ChameleonJohn, and what might some of English literature’s best writers have to say about it?
“Put money in thy purse.”
When Iago asks Rodrigo to do that, repeatedly in Othello, he’s asking for payment for, shall we say, some rather shady business (let’s just say the “green-eyed monster” of envy rears its head quite a bit in this play.) But you really can have more money left to spend by looking into a quality promo code. After all, that’s their purpose. Even better, sometimes, you’ll find scenarios where you can combine coupons, giving you an even bigger discount.
At the same time, you’ll want to be wary of scams. Always check these promo codes and their respective websites out before committing to anything—there are Iago-esque liars and con artists out there, after all, and you can’t be too careful.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book lover in possession of a meager fortune must be in want of online coupon codes.”
Oddly specific, what Ms. Austen has to say about promo codes, isn’t it? While it’s perhaps rather “odious” to switch around Jane Austen’s famous opening to Pride and Prejudice that way, Austen herself lived in a time when the buying and selling of books could run up quite a hefty price. Books were luxuries in Ms. Austen’s day, and there are signs we’re returning to that Sense and Sensibility today. As such, to avoid having to pay exorbitant costs, you’ll want to register with book-selling outlets.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
As Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with a series of contrasts, so too is it worth noting the different nature of online coupons. Some will work online, and some will require you to go to the storefront. Some can be combined with other discounts, and some cannot. You always want to make sure you know what you’re getting into before purchasing anything, and that goes double for when you buy something using a promo code.