Oyster Book App: What do you think?

We’ve been overwhelmingly excited about the book app Oyster (now on Android/Kindle too – see our review). Are we alone? We’d love your thoughts. Can you tell us: Is your favorite genre represented? Do you see any holes or lacking material? Is it easy enough to use? What’s your biggest complaint? My favorite reading is usually historical romance – of which I found a plethora … Continue reading Oyster Book App: What do you think?

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Best Books for Dad

Father’s Day is approaching and who can think of a better way to celebrate dad than by giving him a book – and some time to relax by himself. (Of course, Books for Her knows most of the books we review aren’t for dad … but we all have a father figure in our life who deserves some recognition so we’ll step away from our … Continue reading Father’s Day Gift Guide: Best Books for Dad

Books by the numbers

We talk so many books, here’s some interesting numbers: 45,000 books for free download on various sites, especially classics (Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick).  Many of the reading apps offer these same free books. For instance, iBooks offers 23,000+ free, Amazon, Kobo, Nook offer free books too. 88,000 approx average # of books per library per National Center for Education Statistics. 3,000,000 books at the Houston Public Library … Continue reading Books by the numbers

Oyster Review: The Netflix for Books

Are we dreaming? Is this for real? Unlimited reading for only $9.95 per month. WOW!   Meet Oyster Books, a new app that provides unlimited access to more than 500,000 books through its $9.95 subscription service. It is pretty darn close to your public library available in an app – only you won’t see ‘checked out’ notices, overdue costs, or gas to and from. Of … Continue reading Oyster Review: The Netflix for Books

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Best Books for Mom

Mother’s Day is approaching and who can think of a better way to celebrate mom than by giving her a book – and some time to relax by herself. Here’s some ideas to get you started: The Professional. It’s great for any book lover really, but the Amazon Kindle is the perfect gift for working moms. At an affordable $49 for the Kindle or $99 … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Best Books for Mom

Books: How they make your home beautiful

If you’re reading this, books and literature are a staple in your life. We collect them, stack them, organize them … sometimes we’re able to share them or donate them. Regardless, your home is probably stacked full of books. How artistic are you with your bookshelves and book displays? Do you work them into your home as a design element or pile them up wherever there’s a corner? From … Continue reading Books: How they make your home beautiful

Electronic readers comparison

What’s the best device to read on? There’s no perfect answer … It just depends. What are you looking for? Here’s some research to help you decide: iPad iPad mini Kindle Nook In case you were wondering, my device of choice is iPad. Mine is more than two years old and as of yesterday has its first crack along the top of the screen courtesy … Continue reading Electronic readers comparison