Review: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons

Available now: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons ***3/5 stars- Liked it With second chances, horses, and at least a couple of men to choose from, Riding Lessons is classic horsey chick lit. Recommended readers: Fans of that whole English equestrian thing Fans of Sara Gruen (though don’t expect Water for Elephants here) Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Riding Lessons is … Continue reading Review: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons

Oyster launches new online store

In a move to compete with’s ebook sales, Oyster, the monthly book subscription service for $9.95, is now going to sell ebooks.  The new option is likely a move to provide readers with access to new releases and other books that aren’t available through their subscription site. Here’s a look at the online store:   According to, “Even with these changes, Oyster still faces … Continue reading Oyster launches new online store

Kindle Unlimited is here

Well friends … we weren’t dreaming when we heard rumors of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. The full site launched today offering a 30-day free trial and access to more than 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks on any device (from Android tablets and smartphones to iPhone and iPads). Some noteable offerings: 600,000 titles, including some popular series like Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and … Continue reading Kindle Unlimited is here

Kindle Unlimited?

Update: See our most recent “Kindle Unlimited is here” post by clicking here.   Rumor has it – there may be a new competitor for one of Books for Her’s favorite books services – Oyster.  Amazon is currently testing Kindle Unlimited, a monthly subscription for $9.99 that would compete directly with Oyster and Scribd for the ‘Netflix of Books’ title. We can’t wait to see this … Continue reading Kindle Unlimited?

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?

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