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    i'm mad at the dirt Aleta's Avatar
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    Booksfree / BookSwim

    i am about to cancel my subscription to BookSwim but before i do, i am curious to see what experiences others have had with it. here's a quick rundown on my pros and cons:

    Pros:
    1. wide array of new books available
    2. customer service is fast and helpful
    3. cheaper than buying a Kindle and/or buying a book for the Kindle

    Cons:
    1. books take forever and a day to arrive
    2. two books ended up getting lost but BookSwim didn't know it, nor did i, so weeks went by with nothing happening
    3. as a "light reader" you must always keep one book (they won't let you cancel till you return all 3 at one time)

    please share your experiences and whether you think i should swim away or keep treading water?
    My blog. Check it out, if you are so inclined.

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    http://www.bookswim.com

    So, it's Netflix for books? Interesting.
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    Acquired by Booksfree in '13. http://www.booksfree.com/

    ETA: Which is now BookLender: http://www.booklender.com/
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 12-07-2016 at 11:00 PM. Reason: updating w/o bumping
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