While scrolling through my Facebook page yesterday, I noticed a little advertisement from Oyster Books. They were promoting their book service, a kind of Netflix for books. For a fee of $9.95 a month, you have access to over 100,000 books. I thought that sounded like a great deal, so I decided to click on the link to see what it was all about.
My first impression was that the website looked beautiful, very aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and with a free month trial, what's not to like? Sign-up was a cinch, and I downloaded the app to my iPad Mini in seconds. After only a few minutes I had some excellent books to get me started.
I must say I'm very pleased to see that there is a good selection of non-fiction books represented on Oyster Books. I do enjoy reading fiction, but non-fiction reading is really my passion, so I'm glad that I was not disappointed.
My only critique is that Oyster Books is currently only available as an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch app, and is not available on Android, Nook, or Kindle devices. There is also not a reader app for a Mac or PC. Hopefully this will change with the future.
Happy reading in 2014!!!