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Review of The Kindle Owners' Lending Library by koshkha

Advantages: It's free - or rather it's included in your Prime package
Disadvantages: You can only use it if you have a Kindle

...a book I’ve received from the Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. After reviewing my December ‘find’ – the outstanding ‘Our Holocaust’ by Amir Gutfreund, I received a comment on Facebook from a membe ... Read review

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Such a fiddly scheme, but I am determined now to take advantage of it. I did accidentally buy something I went to borrow the other day, and caused my kindle to crash with frustrated browsing. by cha97michelle
A lot of the books that can be borrowed are the ones that are/have been available very cheaply (at least some of the time). I had access to the scheme briefly but never really found anything I wanted to borrow and wasn't prepared to pay a low Kindle price for. by elkiedee
exceptional

06.02.2014 12:50
Beware - Don't use Visa or MasterCard for Folio Society Purchases
Review of The Folio Society by ealasaid5

Advantages: Fine if you live in Britain
Disadvantages: Additional bank processing fees if you purchase with a US Visa or Master Card.

I purchased several books from the Folio Society USA website. All the information on the site was in US dollars. My receipt is in US dollars. There is a US flag on the website. I paid for the books with a Visa Card. I was charged international transa ... Read review

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As Ciao is a UK site also, I am not sure this will be much help for Ciao's users. by Essexgirl2006

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11.12.2012 13:22
Beautiful Books!
Review of The Folio Society by staceycaunt

Advantages: a must for any booklover - beautifully printed, illustrated and bound books!
Disadvantages: membership required - although this didnt put me off!

I have an addiction to books - I love books, all kinds of books - and I have a massive collection. many of these Folio editions, which are some of my most prized possessions! The Folio Society is a publisher which produces beautiful editions of some of t ... Read review

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03.06.2012 10:06
The Folio Society
Review of The Folio Society by HoneyBumble

Advantages: Everything
Disadvantages: Nothing

...recommend ordering your books from The Folio Society. The books are just beautiful. As I lift my heavy books from out of their box and unravel them from thick bubble wrap, the most wonderful brand-new-book smell just fills me with absolute ... Read review

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Welcome to Ciao. Okay first review but it could use a bit more detail - e.g. range of titles, prices, etc. by torr

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24.06.2011 18:58
The gruffalo childrens book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Review of Books for Children by bakerh123

Advantages: fun, bright, educational
Disadvantages: not long enough, should also sale along with dvd

My 2 and a half year old son enjoys me reading 'The Gruffalo' to him as he also has the DVD so when we watch it togehter we are able to read along with the book where he can see the words in front of him aswell as hear them on the tv. The story also point ... Read review

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24.09.2010 15:53
Very disappointing experience with this company
Review of Books for Children by SamanthaAlderman

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Many, as listed above.

...with the service provided by Books for Children, where I received books I didn't want, or with books being misrepresented in the wrong category. I would email them several times but they would not respond until I warned ... Read review

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Welcome to Ciao. You can make your review even better by structuring it a little bit into paragraphs and adding more insight. by lillamarta
Helpful review - think it's best to avoid these guys! I'll stick to Amazon, Red House or a local book-seller! Cheers. by Bitchqueenofneworleans

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11.01.2010 23:24
The worst customer customer service in the world
Review of Books for Children by Coshy

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Ruthless, hidden charges, deceptive, appalling customer service

...fun begins...I had 3 childrens books yes childrens....they are ruthless....a bill of £16.95 which th ... Read review

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Sorry but more information required. Let me know if you update. by TheHairyGodmother
As with any 'book club' the onus is on you to reject an editors choice, if you do not, they will invoice you as per their terms and conditions. I do agree that this particular one seems rather expensive though..... by brittle1906

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07.12.2009 22:47
Dinosaur facing extinction
Review of Ancient and Medieval Book Club by Denbrowne

Advantages: not many
Disadvantages: small discounts/rip off postal charges/unhelpful staff

Going by the dates of the other reviews, I'm wondering if the A&M History Book Club is still going. I joined in 1994 when I was living in an area (London SE18) without a good book shop & found the book club pretty good for the first few years. But after a ... Read review

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MORE INFO NEEDED by TheHairyGodmother

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02.11.2009 17:54
BFC-AVOID AT ALL COSTS UNLESS YOU WANT A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!!!!
Review of Books for Children by flowertots

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Send you books you never ordered in unmarked packaging so you accept them without realising.

I got attracteded by the cheap introductory offer as it appears many others did. I was incredibly pleased with the speed and efficiency of the initial offer but within a few weeks I received an unmarked package (all their other orders come in boxes clear ... Read review

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I was hoping the recession would eradicate companies like this :( by flowertots
I had similar problems with a similar company except I never even had the book I had never ordered... in the end they got the message! by kappaslappa

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07.09.2009 10:14
Quest for the golden book!
Review of Quest Seekers by znh3ra54

Advantages: Incentives to read, stickers, fun worksheets ...
Disadvantages: none

As some regular rating readers will know my son has some issues with reading and has found things a bit harder then some of his classmates. On the last day of school he told me about this library reading contest. It's not really a contest but I can't real ... Read review

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Well reviewed. by Borg
My sons used to take part in this sort of thing when they were at primary school. Can't prise them away from their laptops now, I'm afraid! by silverstreak
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19.08.2009 14:10
great way to find cheap books
Review of Books Direct by tink89

Advantages: great books, cheap prices, quick delivery
Disadvantages: none

Books Direct --- I came across books direct about a month ago when i was browsing for some books for my childre, i had a look around the website and couldnt believe the offer they had for joining up, i thought it would be too good to be true so i look ... Read review

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Nice review. ^_^ by retireduser

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27.04.2009 22:54
Books for Children
Review of Books for Children by Vixterbelle

Advantages: Good offers
Disadvantages: Pushy sales calls, unrequested deliveries and high return charges.

...a year ago to get books for my ... Read review

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Good update. by MAFARRIMOND
good review x by blackmagicstar4

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04.01.2009 20:26
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Grolier - Don't fall for it!!
Review of Grolier.com by emmalouise2004

Advantages: NOT ONE!!
Disadvantages: Stress, time consuming, terrible customer service, very frustrating!

About 3 months ago i purchased a magazine with a flyer in for Grolier books. It said i could get a welcome pack with 2 free bob the builder books and dvd's and in with these would come the next 2 in the series for me to look at. If i liked them and wanted ... Read review

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05.10.2008 12:01
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