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Saturday, November 14, 2009

BookSwim - Netflix for Books Giveaway!


I am an avid reader. Let me rephrase that, a voracious reader. I can read a book a day if I have the time and resources to do so. When I was a child I looked forward to Scholastic book order day. Remember that? We'd get those brochures filled with a large selection of books and order our choice and wait a few weeks for delivery. Without fail I would have the largest order in my class and loved carrying home my armful of books.

As an adult I don't purchase as many books as I'd like to. I'd go broke trying to keep up with my reading if I purchased every book that I want to read. You might think that the library is the solution to my dilemma but I have a terrible habit of keeping books out past the due date and those fines accumulate quickly. This is why when I was contacted to try out BookSwim I was elated!

BookSwim is a Netflix for books. For a monthly fee you sign up and choose books that you'd like to read for your queue. The books are sent to you by mail and you can keep them as long as you like - return postage is provided for you. The basic membership is $23.95 for 3 books at a time. At the moment there is a special and the first month is $9.95. I have a code for all of my readers for $10.00 off the membership so your first month is Free! Use Cutiebootycakes10 to get this discount.

I received my first shipment today. From the time I started my queue to delivery it took about 8 days. If you need your books sooner you can pay for expedited shipping. Once I am finished with two of my three books I will activate my return label and ship them back. I didn't receive an envelope with my shipment but I have more than enough empty containers to send my books back in. I can order a mailer but I don't need to, it will just be quicker for me to use my own envelope. I am very happy with the selection of books and if a book that I want to read is not available I can request it. Once enough people request the book, it will be added to the inventory.
Giveaway
IF Netflix for books sounds good to you I have been given a 3 month subscription to giveaway!
All you have to do is tell me your favorite book and the number of books you read a month. That is it!

This contest will run until 9:00pm EST Friday, November 20, 2009. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be sent the subscription code by email, so be sure to provide me with your email address if you are not on Blogger.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a three month subscription to BookSwim for this review and hosting the giveaway.

Congratulations to Dr. Rhonda! The winner of this giveaway.
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36 comments:

Aiesha said...

My favorite book is Jubilee by Margaret Walker and I average 3 books a month (more in the summer!)

Mocha Dad said...

I love a book called, Platitudes, by Trey Ellis. I read about 3-6 books a month.

Ellisia said...

My favorite book is Thugs and The Women who love them by W. Clark { truely a devoted fan of hers} I read between 10-12 books per month on average.

Talking with Tami said...

oh wow thats kewl i read a book a week myself great info!

Heather said...

My favorite book is an oldie but it's absolutely divine, "Odds on Love" by Maysie Greig.
I'm not a speed reader but LOVE reading, I usually take my time to read a book, make tea in the evenings after I've put my kiddos to bed and read till I doze off...
xo

Heather said...

Oops sorry I meant to include 2 books a month :) Sorry

Elisa, The Unlikely Housewife said...

That is so awesome!! I can't enter obviously, but as a bookworm myself, I can appreciate the service. I started organizing monthly book swaps here, to feed my book habit - English books are SO expensive here!!

strokeofliving said...

This is great! I'd be broke too. I purchase books months before I read them. I like the comfort of knowing they are here whenever I'm ready for them. And then I start two at a time alternating nights. Thanks for informing us of service.

My favorite book is "The Road Less Traveled" By Scott Peck and I'm averaging a book a month right now.

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Michelle said...

My favorite book is "Leaving Atlanta" by Tayari Jones and anything by Eric Jerome Dickey. I read between 3 to 5 books a month and have the crates of books stashed everywhere in my house to prove it. I definitely need to check out Bookswim!

Stacy said...

One of my favorite books is "Go Tell it on the Mountain" by James Baldwin. Now that I'm a student, I probably only read 3 books a month. I used to read much, much more.

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

One of my faves is "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" by Terry McMillian. I use to read ALL the time. But after having my 3 kids, I'm lucky wit get in a few paragraphs a month! I'm a slow reader but even if I had the time I'd probably still only get in 1 or 2 a month.

Kathleen W. said...

I used to be so much better about reading books (then came the blog), but I try to read at least 2 a month. I'm rereading one of my favorites at the moment, Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

NL6369 said...

I have a favorite series right now more than one particular book. I am loving the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich right now. They make me giggle.
I read probably 2 books a week for the most part.

Fangirl Jen said...

I love the Alex Cross books by James Patterson. I read about 1 book a month.

Britterz7 said...

I'm a Harry Potter freak, I've read all of them at least 20 times. When I'm in school I read about a book a month, during breaks I read one a week

Dr. Rhonda said...

I am glad to know I am not the only one who racks up on Library fees and now they don't stamp the due dates on the book anymore - ugh!

My favorite book is "The Seasons of Beento Blackbird" by Akosua Busia. I read about 2 books a month. In the summer probably 3-4 per month.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I've heard about this service but have not tried it myself. I love to read and can do 3-4 a month (sometimes more). I just finished Knitting Under the Influence and am on to Getting Warmer.

My fave books of all time are Little Women, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Outlander. I've read each at least 6 times (way more for Little Women).

Anonymous said...

One of my fave books was The World According to Garp. I love anything that makes me laugh- David Sedarias. I read about 3 books or so a month.
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

daizee said...

My favorite book is My Sister's Keeper. I read 1-3 books a month.

littlelatina said...

I keep track and I read about 5-7 books a month. The Inheritance by Louis May Alcott

stickysweetdiabetics said...

I love Zora Neal Hurston's There Eyes Were Watching God and Richard Wright's Black Boy.

I read baout 3-4 books a month.

Amy @ The Q Family said...

What a great service!!!

My favorite book/series is Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and Twilight series.

I typically read about 4-5 books per month. But when I'm busy it might come down to around 2-3 books.

ktgonyea said...

this is a great service we read all the time but never go out and buy new books because we cant afford it so this would be fantastic

Anonymous said...

What a great concept! I am currently reading The Historian and really enjoying it. I typically read 3-4 books a month (and many more children's books!).
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wendy said...

My favorite book is The Res tend and I sually read about four books every month.

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tatertot374 said...

My favorite book I just finished was The Shack. I read about 2-3 books a month.
Thank you
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Claire said...

My favorite book is Into the Forest by Jean Hegland and I read one or two books a month, usually.

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Laura said...

What a great idea. It is hard for me to pick one favorite...I always have a soft spot for Laura Ingalls Wilder books (because I'm named after her). I typically read anywhere from 3-5 books a month.

bookloon@gmail.com

GroverFamily said...

i really like auto biographies...one of my favs if paula deans! i am currently reading text book:( but come december 9th i will have a break!!
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Tanyetta said...

This is my first time hearing about this service. I want to get into reading a lot more than I have been. This would be a great start for me. I am currently reading PUSH and ummmmmm.......I need something happier to read this is making me sad.

Please, count me in for a chance to win. THank you.

tanyettam at gmail

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I used to be SUCH a reader, but this darn Internet cuts into my reading time by so much. I barely read a few books a month any more. Now I have a Kindle, so I am totally rocking my Kindle. It's so cool because it fits in my purse and I can take it anywhere. As for my favorite book, it is impossible to narrow it down to just one, but I love anything by Anne McCaffrey.

chromiumman said...

my favorite book is the moon is a harsh mistress by heinlein, i read about 3 or 4 a month

Heather said...

Pride and Prejudice is by far my favorite, but Sherlock Holmes is a close second.
I read about six books a month, if I'm being good. If I'm staying up 'til all hours of the morning, I do 12 books a month.

Gianna said...

The Stainless Steel Rat and four :)

susan1215 said...

I just got done reading This Family of Mine by Victoria Gotti. Very good and fasinating book. I read about 6 books a month.

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