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Subject: What is Booksfree
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 12:09 PM ET
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I missed the last issue of my PBS Newswire and now am a little confused about the new features.  I was looking at my lists and "booksfree" popped up somewhere.  What is that feature and where can I find more info on it?  I looked through the Help section but didn't see anything on booksfree. Thanks! 

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 12:13 PM ET
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I haven't heard of that.  Where did you see it? 

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 12:15 PM ET
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You can look at archived PBS Newsletters by going to My Account, Club Communications, then Archived Newsletters.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 1:22 PM ET
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Susan, I have looked at my lists and don't see anything that says Booksfree.  Can you give us more info on where you saw it?

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 1:34 PM ET
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Booksfree is a site, similiar to Netflix, where you can rent books for a monthly fee.  :)

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 1:53 PM ET
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Hmmm....so I wonder how she saw it here?

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 4:12 PM ET
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I'd never heard of that site. What a cool idea. Or it would be, if I wasn't already buried in TBR books and I didn't already use (and love) PBS and the library.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 4:21 PM ET
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I bet someone had books here tagged with "booksfree" is how it was seen here.

I used to be a member there about 3  years ago, but quit. It is like netflix--you pay a set monthly fee depending on how many books at a time you want to order/how many per month, and then you make a list and they send the books off your list. It worked pretty well the most of the time, but the problem I had with them is that some books sat at number 1-10 on my list for a long, long time and they never seemed to have them...they'd always pluck something from the middle of my list instead. So I had to be really careful about series books and only put one book per series on my list, otherwise, they'd send them out of order. It was a good program for me at the time--I was doing travel nursing and only in one place for a few months at a time, so didn't want to go through the rigamarole of getting a library card...but now that I'm settled in one place, I can use the library to supplement PBS and I can't imagine paying to 'rent" books, especially when the ones I really want are often not available anyway!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 4:29 PM ET
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"I bet someone had books here tagged with "booksfree" is how it was seen here."

I think Cheryl is right about the tags.  Earlier when I was browsing, I saw someone had tagged a book  "available at booksfree".

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:25 PM ET
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bookswim.com is a better one!!!      

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 10:16 PM ET
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I saw it mentioned someplace, but it escapes me where it was.  My brain must be shutting down-a sure sign I gave been on the computer too long!