I like reading books, but I only read on my iPad mini now. Actually, I’ve exclusively read on electronic devices since I got my Handspring Visor Deluxe way back in the late 1990s. I’ve always been one to buy my books instead of borrowing them from the library, but that habit has left me with a lot of books (both paper and eBooks) that I don’t have room for and never intend to read again. And of course, the price of eBooks jumped because of the price-fixing debacle and have never really come back down. The OverDrive Media Console app allows you to borrow eBooks from your local library, but my local library, unfortunately, doesn’t have a lot of eBooks that appeal to me. The Oyster app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is a subscription service that will give me unlimited reading access to eBooks for only $9.95 a month. Their library currently has 100,000 titles, and there is no limit on how many titles you can access in a month. The app learns your tastes and interests and can suggest new titles to you, or you can look up what your friends are reading. You’ll get a free month if you sign up for Oyster now.
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