Friday, 21 November 2008

BookSwim, a novel idea

Here’s a new idea.


Readers take note! BookSwim is an online rental and delivery service for books. If you’re too pushed to go to the library, this is a fascinating option, which delivers books-for-rent right to your doorstep.

No late fees.

Here’s how it operates: Readers order books online from BookSwim and receive them through the mail. They can choose between options that would allow them to receive from three to 11 books at a time. These books can be kept for as long as the reader likes with no late fees.

When finished with at least a couple of books, the reader returns them to BookSwim in a pre-paid return bag that comes with every shipment.

Readers who enjoy their books and don’t want to part with them have the option to purchase.

Unfortunately, it’s only available in the US at the moment – but who knows…

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Amanda Morgan, The Lights of Home

A resident of Sandy, Oregon, Ms. Amanda Morgan has had her novel, The Lights of Home, accepted and published by OakTara of Virginia.

Amanda Morgan’s story is of an archaeologist who inherits a bed and breakfast in north-central Washington, and her experiences in this new neighbourhood.

Morgan thanks her late father for stimulating her with tales of life in Washington. It seems it's almost a family business, because her sister, Lynne Wenick, designed the book jacket for Amanda - well done all!
Degree in archaeology
Morgan, like her main protagonist, was an archaeologist. She received a degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon and a master's in archaeology from the University of Sheffield in England.

Morgan is working on a prequel to her novel.
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