Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bookflix?

Ali and I belong to Zip.ca, it is very similar to the US Netflix. For those people not familiar with these services, you pay a monthly fee and they mail you DVD rentals. Depending on your plan, you can have from 2-5 movies at a time and 4 and up rentals a month. You have a list of movies on your account and when you return one, they mail you the title closest to the top of your list that they have in stock. We have been enjoying it, it is especially great for TV shows that their are 4 episodes on a disk and you may not have time to watch them all over a couple of days from a conventional rental place.
So where am I going with this, well I love the list feature. If someone recommends a movie, I can put it on the list and remember that for some reason I wanted to see this movie. When I come across a mention of a book that I might enjoy, I can add it to my list and at some point get it. Why can't I keep a paper list - I have tried, it works temporarily but you have to have the list close by (and not lose it). See I would love to go to my library and be able to see the list of books that I want to read and what books that I have in at that branch right now. With zip.ca you can see the lists of the most requested that week, the new releases, most rated lots of ways to get ideas. I have no problems going to my local library to take the books out, I don't need a rental feature for the books. It would just be nice to have a list at the library with books that I want to read.

2 comments:

Priscilla said...

Hey, isn't that what amazon.com wish list for?

Priscilla said...

Hey, isn't that what amazon.com wish list for?