As of two weeks ago, I am a senior in college.* This means that in a year I am somehow going to have to move all the stuff that I've accumulated over three years from the coldest depths of the Midwest all the way to my sunny patch of West Coast.** I decided that I should ship my books back this summer just to make next year easier for myself.
In case you hadn't realized, books are really heavy and airlines' rules about how much weight you can have in your bag before they start asking for your grandmother's jewelry and your first born child are kind of draconian. Shipping huge boxes full of bricks is also always sort of an expensive endeavor.
I was losing all hope and the world was looking black and cold and I was considering *shudder* having to throw them away, when I discovered
which allows you to ship quite large amounts of books for a lot less than the regular rates. I managed to get all my books home for about half the cost of not informing everyone within earshot that these boxes contain ONLY books.
And then there was great rejoicing among the impoverished book folk.
* REAL LIFE? WHAT??? ARE YOU CRAZY??? NO WAY. NO NONONONONONONO NOPE. I REFUSE. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
** It's the best coast. You know it.