Are any of you out there avid e-readers? I always love reading a good book on my iPad & iPhone, but what I don't love is spending a lot of money for them. Call me cheap but the idea of spending $10 for an e-book that I'll finish in a week doesn't sit well with me. At the rate a lot of us go through books it can get pricy. I usually don't mind dishing out my money for a hardcover book but it's something about not having a physical copy of something that brings out my inner penny pincher.
Finally I have found a solution to my problem and it's called Oyster. Now I'm sure some of you have heard of it, heck maybe even all of you have heard of it but it's new to me so I just had to share! Oyster is subscription service that provides you with a massive library of books for just $9.95 a month. They offer a library of over 500,000 amazing books and you can read as many in month as you can possibly manage. If you aren't a big book worm and you don't usually read multiple books a month, this may not be the best subscription for you. However that doesn't mean you can find a use for it as it could be an amazing gift.
I always enjoy buy people books as presents but it's not always so easy to pick out a book for someone. This could be a great alternative gift for the book lovers in your life. If you want to gift a subscription Oyster lets you customize the amount of months you'd like to give and gives you the option to email or print out a gift card for the recipient. Last year I bought some of my loved ones New York Times subscriptions so I'm thinking maybe I'll switch it up with an Oyster subscription this year.
What do you guys think? Is this a subscription you could justify? I'd love to know if any of you use Oyster already and what you think. I just downloaded Blog Inc. on it and I'm beyond excited to dig in. If you want to try it out, Oyster offers a 14 day free trial. If that's not enough you can also buy a subscription through this link and we both will get $15 towards our subscriptions. That's a month and a half of free reading... woo!