(As of 1/13/2008 I made corrections to this post)One of our family gifts this year was a subscription to Bookswim. If you've never heard of Bookswim, think NetFlix for books. We tend to use the library, the kindle and bookstores a lot and one problem we still seem to have is overflowing bookshelves. Any service that lets us read, and keeps the books from piling up is always worth exploring. The selection of books at Bookswim is better than our very nice local library and there are no late fees. Shipping both ways is included in the monthly subscription price. If they don't have a book you want you can ask them to get it. If it meets their criteria they will buy it right away and send it to you. If it doesn't, but they get enough requests they will buy it anyway.
Jan 4, 2009
Taking the Plunge into BookSwim
- Tod Gentille (@todgentille) is now a Curriculum Director for Pluralsight. He's been programming professionally since well before you were born and was a software consultant for most of his career. He's also a father, husband, drummer, and windsurfer. He wants to be a guitar player but he just hasn't got the chops for it.