July 12, 2014

Scribd Reads (1)

A while ago, I tried out Oyster, an eBook subscription service, and really liked it. Recently I decided to try out Scribd, a similar service, and I actually like it even better. I prefer the look and feel of the iPhone/iPad app with Scribd and I like that I also have the option of reading in a browser. (If you use a Kindle Fire or Android device, there are apps available for those devices, too.) The syncing across apps seems to work better with Scribd, in my experience. You can also store up to 20 books on your device for offline reading with Scribd versus only 10 with Oyster. And Scribd is $1 cheaper per month--every little bit helps when you're on a tight budget!

I signed up for the free trial of Scribd which lasts 1 month. Then I earned a 2nd free month by sharing links on social media. Then I earned a 3rd free month by sharing my personal referral link with a friend (who in turn received an extra month on the free trial herself). So basically I'm all set for summer! I'm using this to supplement my library reads and purchased reads.

I've already added 275 books to my Scribd "library" (I know, I have a problem!). The selection is great, especially now that 2 of the big 5 publishers have added titles (Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster). I found tons of YA and nonfiction that have been on my TBR list for a long time.

If you want to try out Scribd, feel free to use my referral link and we'll both get an extra month free! You can also give subscriptions and receive gift subscriptions, so I might end up putting it on my birthday or Christmas list this year.

Here's what I read on Scribd in June:

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
I've heard great things about Jessi Kirby, and this novel did not disappoint! Grief, romance, and the ultimate road trip add up to one great book.

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
This is a great summer read. It's appropriate that it has a blurb from Sarah Dessen, since I would recommend it to fans of her books. It takes place at the beach and deals with family relationships, grief, and romance.

Send by Patty Blount
This was an interesting novel with subjects of bullying, suicide, and forgiveness.

Reading Now: 
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels 
by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan


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