Gift idea for book lovers on your list: Scribd (free trial + giveaway!)

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Congrats to reader Brandee, who won the six month membership to Scribd in our giveaway (and thanks again to Scribd for providing the giveaway)! Don’t forget – all our readers can get a 3-month free trial (instead of the normal 1-month) by using the link below. Offer ends 12/31. 

Click here to get your extended free trial.

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This post is sponsored by Scribd


Everyone has an obsessive reader in her life. I’ve always been an enthusiast of books (and magazines and newspapers and backs of cereal boxes and shampoo bottles) but I’m not sure I can beat my sister Kathreen, who always has several books going at once and is never far from some source of reading material, even in the most unlikely of circumstances.


kathreen cleaning and reading Yes, this fuzzy photo captures exactly what it looks like: my sister Kathreen cleaning and reading at the same time.

For the Kathreens on your gift list- or even the more moderate book lovers, like me – I’d like to introduce you to the sponsor of this post, Scribd.

Basically, think of Scribd as a Netflix service for books. You sign up at a very reasonable monthly rate – $8.99 – and then have access to over 100,000 books from over 900 publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, OpenRoad Media and New World Library.There’s everything from children’s and young adult literature to adult fiction, cookbooks, craft books and more. 

The Scribd app is compatible with major ebook reading devices including iPhone, iPad, IOS, Android, and the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet (I even read books in my browser window.) If you use Scribd across several devices, it will sync to whichever book you’re currently reading at the page you left off on.  

There’s no limit on how many books you can download or read at once via your Scribd subscription – you can have three dozen books going at the same time if you like. You can also make up to ten books at a time available offline – great for travel or when you won’t have access to wifi – and some of the books and other documents available on Scribd can even be downloaded as PDFs. 

Giving Scribd as a gift is easy and fun – gift subscriptions come in several denominations and there’s a variety of cool book covers you can designate to illustrate your electronic gift.

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If you aren’t totally sold on Scribd just yet, we have a special offer just for readers of The Happiest Home that I think might change your mind. If you sign up using through our special link, you’ll get a 3-months free trial (instead of the normal 1-month free trial period). That’s an additional $26.97 in savings – and you’ll have access to 100K books for free. Offer expires on 12/31. Click here to get your extended free trial and you can check it out before you give it as a gift – and very likely, fall in love with Scribd yourself. 

Would you like a chance to win a free 6-month subscription to Scribd, valued at $53.94? Just leave a comment below and you will be entered. The contest will run until 9 PM on Sunday, December 15, and we’ll randomly choose a winner and contact the winner via email on December 16. 

I’d love to hear about the biggest book lover you know. Maybe it’s you?

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