OysterBooks.com, sometimes called “the Netflix of Books,” recently added a new service. Besides renting all the books you can eat for $10 a month, you can now buy books as well.
In fact, they’ve gone nuts. OysterBooks is now offering almost everything for sale. Prices are lower than Amazon’s, but don’t forget you’re paying $10 a month after the first free month. Every time you change categories, you have to slide the filter to the right to see the freebies. We looked at “Sci-Fi,” “History,” and “NY Times Best-Sellers.”
If you like audio books, Librivox.org has them for free. They have around 600 books in children’s fiction, over a hundred books in children’s nonfiction, as well as hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books for adults. We listened to some short stories by P.G. Wodehouse. The reader was excellent, complete with fine English accent, but most readers we listened to were amateurish.