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Pimp My Read eReader Contest and Book Giveaway

The Contest

Pimp My Read is your chance to win one of four fantastic e-readers, as well as best-selling,  super-sexy, fun contemporary romances by authors Ruthie Knox, Sarah Mayberry, Shannon Stacey, and Molly O’Keefe. This week, we four authors bedeck ourselves in (virtual) feathers and gold chains, climb on top of our Pimp Caddies, and sing the praises of e-readers and digital books at four fantastic romance review sites: Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Smexybooks, Dear Author, and The Season for Romance. At every site, one of us is giving away an e-reader, as well as prizes for runners-up. If you’ve been on the fence about which e-reader to get, or even why you would get one—or if you love your e-reader to bits and are dying to convert a friend or family member to the digital side—this is the contest you’ve been waiting for!

The Prizes

The winner of each e-reader and two runners-up at each site will also receive Exclusively Yours, Undeniably Yours, and Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey, Her Best Worst Mistake and Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry, About Last Night and Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox, and Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe.

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Shannon Stacey:  I became a digital reader reluctantly. Several of my friends had signed with digital publishers and I really wanted to read their books. I tried reading on my computer screen and hated it. Early handhelds, like the little iPaq I had, weren’t a lot better and remained a last resort. It wasn’t until I got an iPod Touch and discovered the Stanza and Kindle and Nook apps that I fell in love with digital reading and I’ve been digital-only for several years now. The right book on the right device was all it took to suck me in.

Converting my family proved to be more of a challenge. Technology is not my husband’s friend. (He thinks “text” is four-letter word, if you know what I mean.) My moment came when Stephen King’s Under the Dome became the massive elephant lurking in the room. One thousand seventy-two pages, almost three inches thick and with an Amazon-reported shipping weight of four pounds. Despite wanting to reading it, my husband balked at the length and weight. Then I slipped a sleek, sexy, lightweight Nook in his hand, pulled up Under The Dome, and showed him how to turn the page. He hasn’t read a paperback or hardcover for quite some time. While I prefer reading on my iPhone, backlighting strains his eyes, so he loves the e-ink screens.

I converted my mother by giving her a Kindle Touch and making books magically appear on it. She can adjust the font and it has the 3G connection since she has no internet. Really, she has no computer. Since her local bookstore closed, unfortunately, she likes giving me a title and getting that instant gratification. Though my teenager is still resisting, my eleven-year-old is a recent convert. In the fall he’ll be allowed to have our Kindle Fire at school, where they’ll make use of several educational apps. I slipped a couple of Percy Jackson books on there and now he’s burning through digital editions.

There many reasons people enjoy digital reading. Some digital publishers are more willing to take risks than traditional publishers, leading to out-of-the-box stories. Convenience. Wanting to read a book and being able to less than a minute later. The ability to carry dozens or hundreds of books on a commute or vacation in one slim device. But I do believe it’s a matter of finding the reading device that clicks for you, so I hope you’ll enter the contest and take a chance on one of the models being given away.

Good luck!


How To Enter

To enter, leave a comment explaining either (a) why you want to win this e-reader for yourself or (b) why you want to win it for someone else. Please include your e-mail address in the appropriate comment field so we have a way of contacting you if you win. Your e-mail address will not be visible to the general commenting public.

The Fine Print

1. Feel free to increase your chances of winning by entering once at each of the four sites! But please, only one entry per site. Deliberate multiple comments on any individual e-reader giveaway post will get you disqualified.

2. The contest opens on each site when the post goes live and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 20.

3. Ruthie, Sarah, Shannon, and Molly will choose the winners from among the comments on the site where each posts. Feel free to entertain us or tug at our heartstrings — we’ll pick the winners whose comments most effectively sway us!

4. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

5. This contest is open internationally. The e-readers on offer will work in many, but not all, countries. Please be aware that geographical restrictions may affect your ability to use/enjoy your prize.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. The Amazing, Fabulous PIMP MY READ Contest! | Shannon Stacey
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:03:08

    […] what are you waiting for? Go forth and enter! I’m at Dear Author, Ruthie’s at Smart Bitches, Molly’s at The Season For Romance and Sarah’s at […]

  2. Salt Water
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:12:01

    I should say I want to win so I can give an e reader to someone else, but that’s just not true, so I won’t say it. I want it for myself and here’s why:

    I have this weird reading habit. I carry three or more books around with me almost everywhere.

    It’s not OCD thing, the number three is irrelevant. It’s just that I read pretty fast, especially with a book I’m very absorbed in, and I’ve simply had one too many awful experiences (stuck in airplanes, traffic jams, dr. offices, waiting for kids at piano/soccer/etc./ lessons, that sort of thing) where I finished the book I had with me, and tragically, didn’t have another one to read. I think we can all agree that this is the sort of suffering that is beyond bearing.

    Okay, yes, there are a few worse things. I could have had the very bad luck to be a red haired virgin in an 80’s romance novel, or even the most wretched fate in existence (there’s just nothing as bad, frankly): I could be kidnapped by a pirate named Tristan Matisse.

    Such examples demonstrate that there can be, occasionally, problems more dire than running out of good reading material. I’m well aware that what I consider a heartbreaking scenario – trapped for the duration and completely out of books – is perhaps not the saddest listing in the index of “The Big Bedtime Book of Sad Things.” However, after an event that lasted almost three unbearable hours, during which I passed the time by counting the tiles in the Lincoln Tunnel and reading the Toyota owners manual from cover to cover, I realized enough was enough. I could minimize future adversity with a little planning.

    So, for the last five years, I haven’t left the house without a bag of books. I also always ensure one of the books has more than five hundred pages, just in case. The bag has solved the biggest issue; I always have books with me everywhere I go. This was a happy solution, to be sure, but not a perfect one. The books can be heavy; there are times where the bulk of them is problematic. Also, I’ve recently become the proud owner of a very middle aged body. My hands increasingly ache from holding the bigger books, my shoulders hurt from the weight of the tote bag and vision problems make the words seem too small, even with glasses.

    If I owned a little portable reading device with font sizes that I can enlarge, and options to browse and buy, like a miniature book store, along with being able to carry considerably more than three books with me everywhere, well, I might actually look forward to traffic jams and all life’s other hurry-up-and-wait situations.

  3. Bibliophile (Jo)
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:31:21

    I am a Kindle owner and love it, and I don’t need another e-reader. What I would like is to get one I can give to my mother. She reads a lot, or as much as her fibromyalgia will allow her. This condition makes it difficult for her to hold thick or heavy books for long, and since most e-readers weigh less than the average paperback, I think she might be able to enjoy more reading time if she had one. Since she is also beginning to feel the effects of rheumatoid arthritis in her finger joints, a touch device like the Nook SimpleTouch would be perfect for her.

  4. Suz Glo
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:33:38

    I would love to win an e-reader for my daughters. They are both teenagers now but throughout their lives I have always encouraged and promoted reading. I really believe that reading is incredibly important to becoming a well-rounded, smart and successful person but it is a challenge to get them to choose a book over all the other distractions in their lives. Luckily, they both do still enjoy a good story and I have become quite the “book pusher”, always hoping to find another novel or short story or article that will grab their attention and interest. And I know an e-reader will appeal to their technologically savvy little hearts and minds so in that regard it will certainly help win their attention. Thank you!

  5. Mary Doherty
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:33:40

    I already have a Nook from B&N and love it. My husband also reads a lot, so I would love to win an e-reader for him.

  6. JenniferH
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:36:01

    I read ebooks on my ipod, so I would love to have a kindle for myself to take the pressure of my aging eyes. Yes – i will admit to being selfish enough to want it for myself!

  7. CrystalGB
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:46:09

    I would love to win this ereader for my cousin who like myself is an avid reader and doesn’t have a Nook. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  8. Kathy
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:55:43

    I have a son entering the fifth grade. He loves to read and when a book grabs his attention, he wants to get it and read it right then and there. Not always possible, we live in a very small town. I tried to find the Grapes of Wrath for him at the local library and it was out. Darn. I would let him borrow my kindle, but I think there would be a fight. Darn. Sooo, if he had his own he could get right to work on that, and I quote “really thick book”. I think it’s important to promote reading with my young son, he will improve his vocabulary, geography and history. This would be a great opportunity.

  9. Jane A
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:02:09

    Wow, what a cool contest! I’ve been thinking about getting the Simple Touch with backlight because it looks perfect for reading in bed while the DH sleeps. I already have an ereader so I don’t really need this one, but I hate my little clip on light, which makes the built in light feature looks awesome.

    I also love each of the authors involved in the contest and would be thrilled to get a few more of their books!

  10. Sabrina D.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:05:12

    This would be AWESOME for my 11 year old daughter! She loves to read but has no device for doing so…this would fix that plus I wouldn’t have to listen to her complain on vacation that she’s run out of things to read!

  11. Lisa J
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:08:51

    My mom said she didn’t want an e-reader. She doesn’t use a computer and knew that an e-reader was too techy for her. I bought her a Kobo when the local Borders was closing, loaded books on it for her, and showed her how to enlarge the font. She now reads exclusively on her Kobo and loves it. She told me she likes the convenience and the ability to make the font bigger. She also takes it with her everywhere. She had an aunt who told her not to read the magazines at the doctor’s office because sick people handle them, so she when she goes for her INR check she takes her reader out and reads her book, knowing no sick person touched it.

    I would love to give my aunt (Mom’s sister) the same opportunity. She is not able to get around much anymore and can’t get to the library or bookstore, plus the reader would be easier to hold.

  12. Carol L
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:15:22

    My 24 year old daughter and I were talking about how many great books we were missing because we had no e-reader. This I’d love to win for my daughter. Financially at this time it would be easier and also it would make a great Birthday present for her. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  13. Diana N.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:15:52

    I own an iPad and love it! I love the ease and instant gratification of books. I don’t have to carry dozens of books when I travel, I just need the one device. I have discovered so many fabulous new authors and books and I tell everyone the joys of ebooks and ereaders. The font, the ease of navigation, the sudden, magical appearance of books. Even the conveinence of downloading library ebooks to the device, late Saturday when I’ve finished book one in a series and need book two. :/

    Unfortunately, my mom became excited and asked to borrow my iPad, since she had no device of her own. :? Borrow my iPad? That’s akin to sharing the dreggs at the bottom of a soda bottle. It’s like asking to borrow someone’s toothbrush! IT’S JUST NOT DONE! But, because she’s my mother (and I have to share the love) I let her look at.

    NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!:<

    I am asking for an ereader for my mother. So I don't kill her. In the time she had it, she managed to rearrage all of my bookshelves, misplace books (no clue how that happened) and to fix the font so large I'm sure she could not have read any book comfortably.

    Please, help me help my mother. (So she will talk to me again.) :)

    PS: Ok, so she is talking to me, but at this point I almost wish she wasn't.

  14. trayche
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:19:06

    As I read the comments above I see that most of the commenters already have an ereader. They either want to give it to someone in their family, or want it for them selves. Here’s my reason for wanting an ereader and it’s a simple one:
    I can’t afford to buy any kind of ereader. I can’t even buy books right now, since my parents put me on a ban. Yes, that’s right. I’m a 16 years old GUY, who likes reading. I would work to get money and buy myself a book or an ereader, but here in Macedonia, we can’t work. Even my parents can’t get a job, even for adults it’s hard to find a job. But, now I don’t want to be grumpy and all that stuff, to get someone sad and give me an ereader. I’m just being honest. Thanks for reading this, and hopefully I’d win the ereader. Thanks for the great chance :)

  15. Laura J.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:24:51

    I have an iPad with Kindle, Nook and iBooks apps for books, but I would love to win for my daughter who is a huge reader. She has taken the challenge of reading the most minutes this summer very seriously and has already logged over 3000 minutes and there is still 3 weeks left before school starts. While she’s not quite a romance reader yet (she’s still too young), she has read books (teen/pre-teen) books with a little teen romance in them.

    We are getting quite the collection of books right now on her shelves, so an eReader will *really* help with space. (We love libraries, but you have to take the books back. :-( )


  16. Sharon Stogner
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:53:37

    I want to win this for my blog partner. She is a single mom and can’t afford to get one. She misses out on the chance to read lots of ARCs because the authors only send out ecopies. thanks for the chance :)
    I’ve had my kindle for over 3 years now and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! :)

  17. becca
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:54:18

    My dad got aDX and a K2 kindle because he’s allergic to news print. Three years ago, on a visit, he gave me his old K2 because he’d upgraded. Then I discovered calibre, and it’s been a love affair for me ever since. – more than a hobby, it’s an enthusiasm. I do all my reading exclusively on my (now) k3 Kindle. for Christmas this year, I got my son a K4 kindle, to see whether he would be able to read better on it than in paper books. by the end of May, he’d read more books on his kindle than he had the entire previous year. He’s now slogging his way through the Song of Ice and Fire books by George R. R. Martin.

    I got a special deal from Amazon for a refurb’d K4 for $49 – couldn’t resist at that price. My husband has disliked the whole notion of ebooks, but Lois Bujold put out her most recent boook as an eARC 6 months before the book comes out in print. Sinking his principles, Chris read Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance on the spare Kindle, and now he carries it around with him almost as much as I carry around my beloved k3.

    While Borders still existed, I picked up a Sony 350, to see whether I liked the touch interface – the 350 has a simply elegant interface. I decided I liked buttons better than touch, but it’s now my loaner ereader. A friend in my book club is borrowing it so she can read Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray (lovely book!).

    So I don’t need a new ereader, and would probably gift it to some organization that provides ereaders to soldiers or some such program (I rarely ever win anything anyway) – I just like talking about ereaders.

  18. Taylor
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:01:58


    I want to win this e-reader for my sister. Her name is Laurel, and she is a single mom. She reads every night to her 2 year old daughter and is building her a library of books to grow with. But she never takes time to get herself books, nor does she have space in her purse or diaper bag for them. She doesn’t have time to go to the library (which has limited hours due to budget cuts, so even if she had time between work and picking up her daughter from day care, it would probably be closed). However she does have an Internet connection, and I know that her library does e-book loans. I would love to give her this Kindle and show her how, isolated as she sometimes feels in a country house alone with a toddler, that she can quickly and easily check out an adult book for her own enjoyment.

    Thanks for reading!


  19. Erica H
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:04:26

    I hwould love to win one for myself. I have a much older Nook, and I have been eyeing the touch for a while!

  20. Melinda Dozier
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:05:16

    Being an expat is hard for an avid reader. There are no English bookstores where I live so when ordering a print copy it takes 2weeks to get here. I love the idea of getting a book in just a CLICK. Ahhhhh!

    Also, I am a teacher and what a great resource to have in my classroom!

  21. Carla
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:07:09

    I would like to win this reader for my mother. I gave her my old Sony reader a while back and it is dying on her. We saw the Nook with glow light in a Barnes and Noble last week and she really liked it. It’s a good size and weight for her arthritic wrists and it has a light. I tried to convince her to purchase it but she chose to spend her money on gifts for her grandchildren. I know she would love this reader!

  22. Ora
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:12:34

    I have the nook and kindle apps on my ipad. There are books that my sister and I both read and are unable to share since she doesn’t have a nook. I would love for her to have one for the simple fact we would be able to share a our books without her wanting to take my ipad.

  23. Amy R
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:17:33

    How kind of you guys to offer such cool prizes! Since I have gone digital I have not bought a paperback or hard cover book. I do occasionally borrow paperbacks from the library if the book is too expensive in digital format. I really want to win this reader for myself because I have had a refurbished Nook 1st Edition for the past year and it is so incredibly slow! I love the e-ink on it and when I do upgrade I plan to upgrade to a Nook Simple Touch. I did buy my mom a Nook earlier this year so she, my sister and I could share books digitally. I have since shared your Devlin Group books with them and they loved them! If I don’t win this Nook on this contest I plan to ask Santa for one. Thanks!

  24. Diana S.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:19:49

    I would love to win the Nook for my teenage sister. I was given an Nook over two years ago and she has fallen in love with it. She will be going to college next year and I know an Nook would be an easy way for her to continue reading for pleasure on a budget since we have access to e-books through our local library.

  25. EilieD
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:40:42

    Wow… This contest is just great.. I guess I don’t have this long explanation because I kinda get easily distracted unless I’m reading a really great book. My problem is.. I love books since I was a little girl, now as a big girl I have the kindle app on my computer or the one on my phone..That’s how I get my book fix or well of course paperbacks but I’m really running out of space at the apartment so hehe not buying them anymore. I really wish I had an e-reader behe because I can’t drag the pc around and the phone is really not very comfortable on my eyesight. So I can keep the reading madness going! Thanks again for such a wonderful contest.

  26. Sarah Y.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:46:12

    I would like to win this eReader for my Mom. I already have a kindle for personal reading and an iPad, for work, that I secretly download books I find at work on. :D However my mom has neither and I would love to be able to send her books and share some of the lovely finds that I’ve been able enjoy. She introduced me to the adventures that can be found in the written word, eons ago she would read Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books to me and my brother on long car trips, and I would love to give this eReader to her and return in kind her gift of amazing adventures. (Not to mention her birthday is July 22nd!) Regardless of the outcome, thank you for this contest!

  27. Jan Lo
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:50:50

    Since my husband became ill and unable to work, our budget for books has hit rock bottom. That means trying to get to the library and hoping they have the book I want to read. With this device, I could access the book consortium and have access to a much greater range of books. It would also mean I wouldn’t have to leave work or home as often to get to the library during open hours. What a great convenience. Thanks for the offer and letting us try for a reader.

  28. Sherri
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:52:29

    After much debate with myself, I bought myself a Nook for Christmas last year. I love reading, and would always carry a book with me, just in case I had to wait somewhere. But after finishing a book and having nothing to read, I really started looking into e-readers. Friends had Nooks and Kindles, but I liked the Nook better (and I had a $50. Barnes and Nobel gift card). The thing that sold me was that I could borrow books for the Nook from my library! I would love to win so that I could give it to my Mom for Chirstmas. She enjoys reading and this would make it easier for her to read the books she wants too! (I can’t give it to my daugher because she already bought herself one after watching me read on mine!)

  29. Linda
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:53:36

    I love ebooks! Once i had my Kindle i never looked back, =) it´s easier bringing a bunch of books in your bag and you can try out unknown authors without buying it. Love that!
    I´d love to win a new reader since my old one started acting up as soon as i try to connect with 3G. My wireless connection won´t work any longer, and while i still can read with it it´s making it difficult browsing books online *sigh* i miss that.
    Love the giveaway!
    best wishes, Linda xo

  30. Evelyn M
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:59:31

    I would love to win a Nook Simple Touch for my sister. I own a Kindle 3G, my daughter owns a Kobo, another sister owns a Kindle 3G and we purchased a Kindle 3G for our mother’s 75th. The sister I mention just bought a house and is an artist, who while waiting for people to traipse out to her shows, would enjoy the portability of reading her subscriptions and books on an e-reader. Good luck to everyone!

  31. JessiG
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:00:45

    I would live to say that I know someone who can use an ereader, but all of my friends already have one. I love my Nook and really would just be happy to be a runner-up because I do love these authors.

  32. Brunette Librarian
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:02:50

    I absolutely love that you got your mom an e-reader! Working in a library, the #1 thing I tell people when they are talking about getting an e-reader is the fact that you can change the font size. HUGE selling point with our older patrons. :)

    I have a Nook and I am absolutely in love with it. It’s light, easy to carry, and I can carry 200 books with me without having a crazy heavy purse.

    If I were to win, I would definitely give the e-reader to my mom. She has a pretty amazing daughter (he he)…and honestly, she raised me to love books. She read to me, bought me books and without fail brought me into town every Saturday for a trip to the library. A huge fan of romance, she’s loves the naughty stuff just like I do. Just last night she was trying to bum my e-reader from me to read the newest Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

    Good luck to everyone. Whoever wins is definitely going to love it!

  33. Amy S.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:05:33

    I would love to have the nook with glowlight. I do most of my reading in bed. The glowlight would be awesome to have it. I could read in bed without having to turn a light on or to have a book light. I started reading ebooks on my computer too. The ebooks were that great that I would sit at a computer to read them. :)

  34. Milena
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:14:30

    A reader that glows
    I desire to win
    So passion that flows
    From books I can pin

    As poet, I’m humble
    As reader, voracious
    And reading, I’ll mumble:
    This Nook is so spacious.

    And too, I’ll be able
    To read in my bedroom
    Without need for cable
    Or help from Max Headroom.

    That’s all I can say
    Hoping Shannon to sway!

  35. Natasha
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:17:52

    I love my first edition nook, but I would love to upgrade to this one so I can read into the night when I just have to keep turning those pages! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway – where even the “runner up” prizes are a big win!

  36. Marc
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:19:07

    I have a sony and being in Canada I don’t think the Nook is a good option for me so I am actually here to try to win runners up books. Hope that is OK. I wish everyone luck in winning the reader. Thanks for the contest.

  37. Mina De Caro
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:39:17

    I left Santa (my hubby) hints left and right about my wish to receive an e-reader for X-mas…that was a few X-mases ago…for an avid reader, book fetishist like me it comes down to 2 possible scenarios 1)I keep accumulating printed material until kids, husband and I will need to move out in the backyard to make room for my books
    2)with the aid of a ton of good luck, I win an e-reader kindly offered by these awesome and sympathetic bloggers and writers.
    I would be the happiest reader on earth if my wish was granted, and I would be happy for any other fellow reader out there who will luckily win, because we are all in the same boat…sinking under the weight of countless books!!!!!!!
    [email protected]

  38. Kerry
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:39:56

    Two years ago, I was going on vacation, and waffling about whether I could afford an ereader, and if so, which one. I’d been laid off, unemployment wasn’t covering much of anything, and my “soul-sister” gifted me with her unused, still-in-the-box K1. It was amazing and generous of her, and I’d like to pay that forward.

    If I win an ereader, it will go to my mother. She’s on a very small fixed income, having gone over the years from a five-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment – and now she has to move to a smaller, cheaper apartment! She can’t afford to buy books, and often doesn’t have gas money to drive to the library. An ereader would mean she could borrow digitally, and depending on the format, I might be able to share my books with her.

    Either way, she’s an avid reader, and I would love to give her the ability to have 1000s of books at her fingertips!

  39. Chelsea Foust
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:40:47

    I would be happy with the runner up books…Thanks for the chance!

  40. MarieC
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:41:23

    I would love to win this for my mom; her vision is okay, but the changable font will be so awesome (then she doesn’t have to wait/buy more expensive books in large print).

  41. Brandy Bosquez
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:52:17

    I would love to win an ereader. I did have a Nook for a short time, but had to sell it for bill money. You gotta do what you gotta do. I told myself that I liked the feeling of a book in my hand and it wasn’t a big deal. It was a big deal and I miss it. I would love to have one again and share with my 7 year old who is becoming an avid reader. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  42. Amy B
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:56:12

    Please pick me! I have an adorable dog who often sits with me when I read. When he really wants something he gets up on his hind legs and waves his front paws in front of him. It’s adorable. (Although as an older dog, he does this much less frequently.) Still that’s me right now. On my hind legs waving my arms in front of me although it’s less impressive when I do it. My point is I am begging for the Nook with Glow.
    I am a loyal Barnes and Noble customer. Since I was a little girl, one of my favorite things was to go to Barnes and Noble and just look at books and then often buying them. The Barnes and Noble closest to my house is like the house of friend. As a romance reader I am so proud that Barnes & Noble is using a Nora Roberts book (Key of Light) as the front page of the Nook with Glow in their big advertising campaign. I think it shows respect for romance.
    I want an e-reader in general so I can read books that are unavailable in print. I usually carry a large bag of books with me when I go on long trips, but now I could just carry my Nook. I also could buy more books since digital books are cheaper.
    I also in general just like to read. I like to read books, and when I am not reading I like to read about people reading. That’s why some of my favorite sites are Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I love looking at books. I think books possess magic. Reading is an escape to me and romance reading is a destination vacation to paradise.
    I really hope you pick me. It would make my summer really awesome. The last few summers have not been good (family stuff going on). I need a great summer with great summer reading. Thank you for the opportunity!

  43. Amy B
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:56:12

    Please pick me! I have an adorable dog who often sits with me when I read. When he really wants something he gets up on his hind legs and waves his front paws in front of him. It’s adorable. (Although as an older dog, he does this much less frequently.) Still that’s me right now. On my hind legs waving my arms in front of me although it’s less impressive when I do it. My point is I am begging for the Nook with Glow.
    I am a loyal Barnes and Noble customer. Since I was a little girl, one of my favorite things was to go to Barnes and Noble and just look at books and then often buying them. The Barnes and Noble closest to my house is like the house of friend. As a romance reader I am so proud that Barnes & Noble is using a Nora Roberts book (Key of Light) as the front page of the Nook with Glow in their big advertising campaign. I think it shows respect for romance.
    I want an e-reader in general so I can read books that are unavailable in print. I usually carry a large bag of books with me when I go on long trips, but now I could just carry my Nook. I also could buy more books since digital books are cheaper.
    I also in general just like to read. I like to read books, and when I am not reading I like to read about people reading. That’s why some of my favorite sites are Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I love looking at books. I think books possess magic. Reading is an escape to me and romance reading is a destination vacation to paradise.
    I really hope you pick me. It would make my summer really awesome. The last few summers have not been good (family stuff going on). I need a great summer with great summer reading. Thank you for the opportunity!

  44. Riva Laughlin
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:01:45

    I won my Kindle almost 3 years ago now. Up until then, I had no interest in an e-reader; in fact, I was in the ‘I love print books’ camp. Well, I still love print books, but I also love my e-reader. I love being able to take my entire library with me, so I can read whatever I feel like reading whenever the mood strikes me.

    Now I’m trying to get e-readers for my church. We have a number of elderly members and members with vision issues. I’d love to be able to hand these folks an e-reader on Sunday mornings, set with a huge font, so they can follow the Scripture with the pastor. Purchasing these is not in the church budget right now. Our building was destroyed almost four years ago in Hurricane Ike and we’re still working on getting the new building finished.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  45. Rebe
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:04:59

    I’d love to win this ereader for my darling luddite history professor hubby. He is in desperate need of a technology makeover! I think he feels just a bit emasculated because I have more gadgets than he does (possibly leading to his losing his “Man Card”?). And frankly, I need the shelf room on our bookcases to display my very attractive, well worn copies of Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible (complete with poofy shirt cover) and Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist (with Fabio-esque man titty cover).

  46. Nise'
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:08:35

    I want to win an eReader for my daughter, Courtney. She has had her eye on mine and there are times I feel like I have to hide it when she comes over. She is getting married next year (7-13-13), and has already asked if she could take mine on her honeymoon. I cracked up because she is thinks she will read on her honeymoon! She is an avid reader and hauls 7-10 books along with her when she goes on vacation. I would love to give her one as a shower gift.

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  48. Lisa S
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:31:06

    My Mother-in-Law bought me a nook first generation when they first came out. She is a die hard paper book reader. And she is voracious. She has filled almost every closet in every spare room in her house with paperback books. I would love to win this nook for her and bring her into the 21st century. I think once she reads on the nook with the glow light she will be blown away and wonder why she didn’t read on one sooner. Thanks!

  49. Regina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:34:56

    My dad is an avid reader and still reads paperbacks (OMG!!!) Can you believe it? I would love to win an ereader for him. My folks live in a small mobile home and have limited space and an ereader would be the perfect solution.

  50. Ellie Darkins
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:42:18

    I’d love to win the e-reader as a gift for a friend who has been helping me with my writing. She has given advice, encouragement and constructive criticism – all with absurd amounts of patience and enthusiasm! This would be a brilliant way to say thank you.
    Ellie x

  51. Squinty
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:43:19

    I want to win the e-reader for my blogger friend who had some terrifying health problems this year and scared the pants out of everyone, including her fellow book geek peeps. I think this would be a pretty cool addition to an otherwise crappy year. Also, she’s been purging her book collection (a feat that is as painful as leg-waxing) and I think she should get a treat. She’s a die-hard Nook lover, and has been salivating over the new model since it was released.

    Short version: I want to see this fabulous girl get a fabulous gift to match :)

  52. Lori
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:44:07

    How generous of you all.

    I love my Kindle and probably because of it read many more new-to-me authors and genres. I still hve paperbacks and will always have old favorites in hard form.

    I would love to win an ereader for my friend Lea who lives in Australia. She’s been a complete treasure to me in beta reading my work and creating book covers for my self-published titles. I’m paying her in Buffy videos but I want her to have an ereader so much.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  53. Gina L. Maxwell
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:44:27

    I love my Nook Color to pieces. I love that I can highlight sentences or entire paragraphs that blow me away. I love that I can take it with me anywhere and if I happen to finish a book while I’m out or traveling, I can just cue up another book without having to wait until I get back home. I love being able to download samples to my device. I use that as my “need to purchase in the near future” system. If my darling hubby has me on a “no more book purchases until next month” lockdown, I simply get the samples to remind me which ones I want when the ban is lifted.

    As for why I want to win one of the e-readers…

    I recently became a contracted writer and my first book is releasing digitally only this Friday. My grandma is 95 years old and over the moon proud of me, especially since she told me 8 years ago that I should be a writer. She used to be a very active woman who gardened, crocheted, sewed, etc. But this last year her body started giving out on her more and more to the point she can no longer do the things she loves. My cousin turned her onto reading and she’s been doing that more now that it’s one of the few things she can do to pass the time. Unfortunately, she recently learned she has glaucoma and sometimes the print in regular print books is too small for her to read comfortably.

    She really wants to read my books, but she won’t be able to unless I buy her an e-reader and it’s not in my budget right now. Not only is she my only living grandparent, but she’s my father’s mother which makes her extra special to me since my father passed away when I was only 10. When I get praise from her, it feels like I’m also getting it from my dad.

    Despite her age, my grandma’s mind is as sharp as a tack and she has a better memory than even I do. It bothers her that her body is failing her far earlier than her spirit wants. Every day she’s with us is a blessing and I’m thankful for them. It would mean a lot to me if she had a Kindle that she could use to enjoy books as often as she wanted, be able to change the font to something that’s comfortable for her eyes, and read my books. Then, when the good Lord decides it’s her time to come home, maybe she can tell my dad all about them. :)

  54. Kim
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:45:16

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have a Nook and would like to win a Kindle for my nephew. With school reading assignments, it would be easier to store the books on an ereader and be able to highlight and make notes. I’d also be able to borrow it for those few times that a book is only released through Amazon.

  55. MamaJen
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:51:34

    I was enthralled when I watched the first video about the new Amazon Kindle. Now years, 2 kindles, and thousands of books later, I am still enthralled. Ereaders are amazing feats of technology and I would want to spread the love. I would like to win this ereader for my mom. She lives in a small town without a bookstore and travels a lot to see the Grands, so it would be very convenient. I might have to read the books before I passed it on , though!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  56. RR Kovar
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:52:03

    I have two sons. One reads voraciously. The other is more cautious, but once he finds an author he likes, he will read everything by them, often multiple times. He has atypical neuropathy, and getting him to try new things is sometimes a struggle. It is to him I would give this device, as he has used one at school and is therefore familiar with it. I think an e-reader would also let him try different authors and possibly even genres. He’s already said that the Nook makes it easier to test things out, probably because he hasn’t created rules in his head for it yet. I’d love for him to have his own e-reader, so I could fill it with whatever pleased him. The more he reads, the better he communicates with the rest of the world.

  57. kkw
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:56:37

    I don’t know if this is a legit purpose, but I want an ereader to give away in a contest of my own. I have a nook, and have given ones to most of my family members because I have drunk the ereader kool-aid and it is delicious.
    I’m an SAT tutor for disadvantaged kids at my local high school. It’s a citywide program through New York Cares (speaking of delicious Kool-aid) and it’s awesome. The kids are mostly poor, many of them speak English as 2nd language, and will be the first in their family to go to college, if we can in fact help them get into a college (that they can then afford).
    I have noticed that the kids respond really well to bribery. So now they get candy if they do their homework. They get books or movie passes or itunes gift cards for improving their scores or perfect attendance, or really any damn thing I can think of to encourage them. I can’t afford to offer anything particularly exciting personally, and the program budget pretty much runs to some index cards and a pizza party at the end of the year. I would love to be able to tell them that there is an ereader for whichever kid shows the most improvement (I think that’s more motivating than highest overall score). Or maybe for whoever writes the best final essay. Something. Cool expensive gadgetry will motivate them to read more, and getting the kids to think reading is cool is my ultimate goal.

  58. Jason
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:02:10

    I adore my Sony but I would love to win an ereader to give to my partner. He’s an avid reader who is reading on a cheap off-brand ereader and needs something nicer.

  59. SAO
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:04:58

    My daughter was once into books
    Until amine into her got its hooks
    Please send her back
    to the reading she lacks
    by giving her one of these Nooks.

    As extra incentive, I promise never to write poetry again!

  60. Tina Bellefeuille
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:06:17

    Ok…I want it for myself…to buy more books of course.

  61. Jessica
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:06:51

    Ah, it may be time. Many of my author friends have released e-only books. And, I haven’t read them. I always buy and read books that my friends, write, but this is becoming increasingly difficult with e only offerings.

  62. Mia Rizzo
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:11:58

    In 2008, my dear husband bought me a Sony Reader for my birthday. For my 29th birthday even. I love that man! He bought me the pretty lighted case for nighttime reading, and gave me Sony gift cards at every turn. I named her Jane Eyre, for the first book I read on her. I read more books in 3 1/2 years than I had in the last 10 years before. I donated all my YA books to my daughters’ school and the rest to the library. I read, on average, a book a day. Then… it had to happen… in March, she became ill. For a while, hard resets and restores to factory defaults kept her hanging on. Then, one night she became totally unresponsive. The technical support team at Sony worked for hours trying to revive her to no avail. I was told as she was out of warranty and extended replacement warranty and virtually obsolete, the best thing to do would be to let her go. I cried, wrapped her up in my favorite case and her original box and buried her in my keepsake chest. I took her SD card out so I could have a reminder of all our good times. Learning to live without her has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Library books and books from B&N barely fill the hole that she left in my life. I’m ready to move on now, I think that Jane would want me to. She wouldn’t want me to live like this anymore. I’m ready to welcome a new friend into my life.

  63. Jessica
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:15:45

    Oh I am so excited for this giveaway!! I just LOVE Ruthie Knox and I am so thrilled to be introduced to Sarah, Molly & Shannon as well!

    I would love this win this e-reader because then I can stop carrying books around with me – and have them all on one convenient e-reader!! I would even share it with my sisters!! :)

    You all are just so amazing for putting this giveaway together! I am headed right now to look up all your books! I can’t wait!

  64. Kim Matlock
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:17:35

    I already have two e-readers, that’s to my lovely husband. But I have a friend in Haiti, that I met through Facebook. We became friends because of a book I wanted to talk to someone about. She doesn’t have an e-reader. I told her that I would do my best to win one for her, since I enter so many contests. But sadly, I would want the books for myself… :(

  65. Angelia Schubert
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:26:44

    I have a tablet that i bought several years ago and neglected to download a kindle app on and now it is so out of date that won’t support the new app. So now i have over 350 books on the kindle app on my computer that i don’t read because it’s really hard to take my desktop everywhere i go. Today is my 50th b-day and it would be great to receive a new e-reader so i can read all the wonderful books i have acquired.

  66. Lesley D
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:28:06

    I want this ereader for myself because I have a disease known as overflowingTBRitis. Due to this unfortunate condition, which causes me to buy books every time I enter, walk by, or come within a five mile radius of a bookstore, I currently have 159 unread books stashed away in my closet. I know the exact number because I made a spreadsheet.

    How would an ereader help me with this problem you ask? Well, I am moving to New York City next month for graduate school and will be forced to leave my closet of unread books behind at my parents’ house. (After tuition expenses, I do not have the resources – nor sufficient space in the cardboard box I will be living in – to transport 159 books with me to New York.)

    But having an ereader would solve the problem of space as well as portability. I could buy or rent ebooks from the library as I want to read them – like having my entire closet of books at my fingertips! – and I could take my library anywhere and read wherever I go – on the subway! in between classes! in Central Park! Maybe with an ereader, I could finally get my disease under control and one day reduce my TBR pile to – dare I hope? – single digits.

  67. Liz
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:33:43

    Thanks for offering such a fun contest. I would love to win e-reader to share with the hubby :)

  68. Janet S
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:36:05

    I’d love to win the Nook to be able to buy a wider range of books. The runner up books look awesome too!

  69. catslady
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:47:03

    I just recently won a Kindle (the small one) and I’m happy with it but I would love to win one for my daughter who loves to read as much as I do but especially because she is in a book club and all her friends just download their books and she has to hunt down and buy a print book. Thanks for the contest!!

  70. ElaineB
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:47:52

    I would like to win an ereader for my friend Esther. I broke one ankle and severely sprained the other on June 17. Since then she had been driving half an hour to help me almost daily. She take me to the doctor (8 hours the first day!), fetches for me, brings me food, gives my dog water & feeds the birds & squirrels outside. Please give my unselfish friend an ereader.

  71. Amy P.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:47:53

    I will always love paper books – there is something about the touch and feel of a ‘real’ book – I even like the smell.

    My husband has a Kindle and does not share (which I was OK with) but I did download a book to “try it out” and I’m hooked! It has been very hard to sneak his Kindle away so I can finish my book. I can’t wait to get my own!

  72. TaraR
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:50:48

    If I win, this would totally go to my sister. My Kindle, which I now cannot live without, was a gift from her, and I’d love to return the favor.

  73. Rebecca Lane Beittel
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:14:59

    We bought a kindle fire for our younger daughter. She doesn’t really use it to read, though, just for playing games and apps. It isn’t the best reader anyway. I did load it with books for her and read them aloud to her every once in a while, but we still tend to prefer paper books for night-night reads.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the occasional gadget, but I’m not ruled by them. My laptop works well, even though it’s a few years old now. My older daughter is married to her laptop and ipod. My hubby lives with one of those bluetooth thingamabobs attached to his ear.

    But me, my phone is dumb. I have texting ability, but that’s about it. I’m still not sure how I feel about reading books on a little tablet.

    I want to give it a try, though. My house has become a library…or perhaps a second-hand bookstore. There are piles everywhere. My husband and daughters and I inhale books. We snuff ‘em. We engorge ourselves on them. And we’re rarely content to get them from the library and then give them back. We re-read them as often as we can.

    We’re die-hard readers.

    So yes, I want an e-reader for myself. I want to see what the hubbub is about. I want to give it a try and see if I can catch the wave of the future.


  74. Na S.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:18:42

    My favorite place to read is my bed and I find I do most of my reading at night…well actually I do most of my reading well into the night and could really use an ereader with a backlight. How cool would that be?! And useful for me too :D

  75. Phyllis
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:19:44

    I started with a Sony when Sarah SB was doing that loan-them-out-to-test thing a few years ago. And I kept it. And yet, I got an old Nook used last winter for convenience (wifi download!). And then got a nook simple touch in the Brenda Novak sale. So I don’t need another nook, but I think my mom really does. She’s even more devoted to her library than I am (and I’m pretty devoted! Free books!) so it might take her some time…

  76. Dana Reeder
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:49:56

    I would love to win an e-reader for myself! I’m now unemployed due to health issues, and with only my husband’s income & helping our daughter through vet tech school, items like this are not in our budget. I request many, many books from our local library, but sometimes have trouble making it there to pick them up or drop them off. My library now carries lots of e-books, and I think this would make my life so much easier! I also think being able to read in bed at night without disturbing my husband’s much-needed sleep would be a great thing for us both. :)

  77. Bitchie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:56:05

    I guess I forgot to mention on Smexy’s blog that I also have a Nook Touch. I like it ok, but my Kandle doesn’t fit it as well as it does my Kindle, so using it at night (which is when I read the most) can be a pain. The Touch with GLOW light would be awesome to try! And I would TOTES give the regular Nook Touch to one of my kids. (It would be much harder to part with the Kindle Keyboard than the Nook Touch, I’m a Kindle gal at heart, but still need something for those epubs)

  78. infinitieh
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:29:20

    I want to win a Nook for my brother-in-law. Not only is he a good guy in general, he is helping my parents, he’s taking care of his elderly uncles with health problems (one has cancer and dementia), he has given me an adorable niece and a cute-as-a-button nephew, and he willingly married my sister. Because of him, I’m less worried about my parents as they grow older (they live on the other side of the country from me). All the while, he hasn’t complained about being the point person for both families even though it is very stressful for him. He is a really good guy and deserving of a Nook.

  79. Nicole
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:32:43

    Hello! My name is Nicole, and I’m from a far away land called Argentina!
    I’ve been dying to get my hands on any e-reader as I love, love, LOVE reading books, especially paranormal romance. However I’ts getting very tricky to purchase any books here, as there are very few titles, and so I’m restricted to read my babies from my own laptop, but i can’t take it anywhere to read them cause my batter is broken! So pleeeeaaase I NEED to win! I mean imagine all the places I could take my characters with me and immerse in the beautiful worlds of authors like J R Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood was my first and true love!). I would be forever gratefull and would build a statue in the name of all the PR readers here in Latin America!

  80. BrooklynShoeBabe
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:34:18

    As a public librarian, I used to be against eBooks and eReaders because I got tired of people saying that Google and eReaders would kill the need for librarians and libraries. However, research taught me that two can coexisit especially in the world of romance. (eBooks makes acquiring author booklists much easier and cheaper!) Although I prefer traditional books, I think using an ereader would be helpful especially since my 7-year-old daughter started read and got nosy about mommy’s books. lol. I have no preference of eReader but maybe a Kindle since I shop at Amazon often.

  81. isabella matheus
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:47:26

    allo from the currently sweltering city of ottawa, ontario. i would like to win the nook touch to give to my husband so he doesn’t have to cover the romance books with brown paper.

  82. winnie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:49:54

    I would love to win an e-reader for myself because I’ve actually been contemplating to go buy one but haven’t been able to actually take that step yet… it just still feels rather expensive to pay that lump sum of money up front to buy an e-reader and not to mention the more expensive shipping to Canada as well. But I have been thinking of making that jump because I am just running out of space for my print books and am getting nagged by the family about how much space my books can take up. I have also been using the Kindle app recently and love being able to download some free reads as well as book samples to read, however, I find it very tiring having to read it off of a bright computer monitor. Having an e-reader would be more convenient to read ebooks off of and it would also help me start saving some physical shelf space as well. So I most definitely would love to win an e-reader for myself and thank you for the awesome chance to do so!

  83. merry
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 14:54:57

    Wow, this one has a glow light! I love it. Wouldn’t it be cozy reading something under the covers?

  84. cyclops8
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:14:46

    I don’t have an e-reader and would like to join the club. Having an e-reader will definitely help me keep my book collection from overtaking my tiny apartment.

  85. Rebecca S
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:24:45

    I would love to win the e-reader for myself so that when I travel for more than 2 days I could probably get away with not checking a bag since all of my books would be in one spot! I could save $25 on every flight!!

  86. Andrea
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:26:57

    When I first learned of ereaders, I did that little sneer that some people do. It just wouldn’t feel like a real book! I need to have it in my hands to worry the cover corners, snort the ink & pulp, make notes in margins. Then one day, after helping me move, my sister made me take hers for a test drive. You see, I’d lined every single box I with a layer of books to distribute the awful weight. At the end of packing up… I still had three suitcases full of just books.

    She had me keep it for a few weeks, and I discovered she’d loaded several hundred books via one memory card. I discovered that while there wasn’t a book smell, I could still worry the vinyl cover while reading, and make notes of my own in certain types of file. Let me tell you, something clicked, and it wasn’t any of our aching backs. I am never going back. I am the proud owner of a Nook Color. It’s my friend.

    In a few weeks, I am helping my father move. His book collection is roughly four times the size of my own, I would guess. He has often stated that an ereader wouldn’t feel like a real book. I would *love* the chance to convert him as well.

  87. Stephanie G
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:33:35

    I would love a new e-reader! I have a basic Kindle that is almost two years old….I could use an upgrade! ; )

  88. Cathy P
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:36:35

    I would love to win an eReader since there are so many digitally published books now. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  89. DevonAnn
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:54:03

    Every time I move (4 times in the last 5 years!) and I have to lug boxes and boxes of books up and down stairs – I tell myself I need an eReader! That and I can ready in public places and no one can see what it is!

  90. jenya_mi
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:01:39

    I would so appreciate winning an E-reader because most of my books are e-books and I miss reading in bed.

  91. Sabrina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:04:49

    When I was a teenager, I knew everything and had nothing in common with my mom. I stayed home sick for a week, was bored silly and my mom suggested I read “Dreaming” by Jill Barnett. I sat down to read it just so I could tell my mom she had no taste. That day I learned that reading romance was awesome, I didn’t know jack, and my mom is always right! She introduced me to Garwood(historicals), Woodwiss, and many other authors. My mother is reluctant to using technology but I’ve seen her eyeing my Kindle. I would love to win an e-reader for my mother so I can share with her this time.

  92. James
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:10:33

    I’d love to have an e-book reader for my wife…she loves books but limited budget makes it harder & harder to get her a gift she’d enjoy the most…thanks for offering it up & hope I win :)

  93. Rue
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:10:54

    I’ve had an ereader for about a year and a half, and at this point nothing is gonna get it away from me, I’ve always loved to read but I went from 70-80 books a year to 300+, it’s just so much more comfortable and convenient to read. The reason I’d like to win is I want to give my dad an ereader, he’s the one who instilled a love of reading in me as a kid (he read me books like Jurassic Park and the Hobbit when I was tiny, I was instantly hooked on reading. Dinosaurs and elves!? Who could resist?) and nowadays he borrows most books he reads from me, I’d love to show him how nice ereaders are to use, plus then he’d stop bugging me about how I’m switching to books he can’t borrow. ;)

  94. Just Shireen
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:15:24

    I love books. I like the feel of the pages beneath my fingers. I like the way they smell. I love the weight of them in my purse letting me know they’ll be there when I get a free moment.

    I was adamantly against the e-reader. I love all things technology, but this? This was too far. NOT MY BOOKS.

    And then I got an iphone. I made it a year before I downloaded any reading apps. And then I discovered the Kindle app. And the Nook app. And ibooks. And dear god, but do I love having books on my phone. Except for the whole battery drainage part.

    So, I’d love to win the Nook to give my poor, abused phone a break.

  95. Danielle Gorman
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:19:46

    I’ve had my Kindle now for almost 2 years and I love it. I actually barely read print books anymore.

    I would love to win so I could give this ereader to my sister in law. She has been dying to get an ereader and I would love to surprise her with one.

  96. Karen D
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:20:37

    I received a Kindle as a gift from my family on Mother’s Day 2011. And I love it. However, being the fabulous mother I am (;-)), I share it with my older two bookworms. So sometimes I’m left out in the cold with nothing to read. I’ve asked my husband for another e-reader for my birthday, but it would so much more cool to win one!

  97. Tin
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:32:23

    I’d love to win this for my friend and book buddy, S — we actually live in different continents but we’ve maintained a correspondence and friendship because we both love to read romance novels.

  98. DivineKittyCat
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:35:08

    I have to say first that I love my nook so much that I actually have three of them – the original one (with 3G in case I go somewhere that won’t have WiFi, but it mostly lives on my nightstand), a nook touch (sadly without GlowLight, but I live in a teeny tiny condo and have already maxed out my space for physical books), and a Tablet (which I mainly use to play around on the web with).

    I have several friends at work that I have successfully recommended ereading to–for various reasons.

    If I won the nook, I would give it to my coworker who recently ran over her poor nook classic when it fell out of her bag. I’ve lent her one of mine to finish the book she was reading, but I hate to be without my nook as well!

  99. Mariann with Belle's Book Bag
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:46:45

    Shannon, First let me just say that I am a HUGE fan of yours and I love the Kowalski series and can’t wait for Mitch’s book!!! Now, I have a regular Kindle and Nook but I still love paperback books!!! I’m trying to win this Nook for my sister. I have pulled her into my reading addiction. She was using her daughter’s Nook Color and loved it but she wanted it back and at the time the Nook color was expensive to buy and my sister didn’t think it was right to not give her daughter back the Nook coloe or buy her a brand new one. So, my sister bought herself the regular Nook. But she doesn’t like it nearly as much and has gone thru I can’t tell you how many lights. So we just saw the new Nook that is backlit–and she wants it-but of course she wont buy it. So I would like to give it to her. My sister is such a wonderful mother and sister–her children and I are so lucky to have her–we would be lost without her!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :) I am missing her so much right now because her and her family are in Disney World for the week and we are missing are nightly book talks. I don’t know if I will survive the week!!! LOL :) Oh and I love “Pimp My Read”–great title–so funny!! [email protected]

  100. library addict
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:51:29

    I have a Sony 650 which I adore and am very happy with. But I would love to win the Nook glowlight for my mom. She’s not a techie, but I think would do well with an ereader once she tried one. And the glowlight would be very helpful to her as she often reads at night.

    Also, I already own nearly all of the books being given away, so if I am chosen as a runner-up please draw another name so the books can go to someone who doesn’t have them.

  101. Kathleen Henderson
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:52:19

    I would love a ereader so I could read all the great books that are digital only.

  102. Katherine
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 17:08:53

    I very much want to win an ereader for my dad who is house-bound. He really enjoys reading, but is dependent on one of us picking up the book he wants to read. With an ereader, I could have the books delivered directly to his reader. Plus he can adjust the font size. It would make his month, possibly his year.

  103. Stephanie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 17:15:24

    My husband and I are avid readers. Actually, I’m pretty sure avid is a bit of an understatement. I keep a spreadsheet with the books we currently own on it and the last time it was updated we were up to 783. This list does not represent our audio book collection or the fact that we visit the public library on a regular basis. As much as I love the feel of a book in my hand, I knew it was better for our storage and the environment if we started considering e-readers. I recently got a Kindle Touch. I am loving it so far. I would like to win this giveaway, because I would like to now show my husband how nice an e-reader can be and that he can enjoy both his audio books and his print books on them. In addition to wanting to be an awesome wife in general ;), his birthday is the 24th and we leave for vacation at the end of the month. How awesome would it be to give him a new e-reader loaded with a couple of books that I know he wants to read as gift for his birthday, ready to go for vacation and the only cost to me was the books!!! As my husband is very budget conscious, surely I would win wife of the year for that!!

  104. Stacy S
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 17:47:38

    I would love to win an ereader for myself. It would be so much easier to get books. I’ve started branching out on my authors and alot of them are only ebooks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  105. So Little Time
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 17:59:29

    I would love to win an ereader for my husband, so I could lean over HIS shoulder and say, “Watcha readin’?” just as he gets to the really good part.

  106. Jodi a
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:00:15

    I would love to win this for my oldest son who is starting high school in the fall.

  107. Tess
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:21:25

    I promised my mom I’d get her an e-reader for Christmas, but then life got in the way. So, well, I sort of don’t have the money right now :(

    She could really use an e-reader, since she can no longer hold heavy books for a prolonged period of time, her arms get tired… It’d really make her Christmas! :)

  108. Deirdre
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:40:30

    If I won it it would be a toss-up between keeping it for myself and enjoying the new toy or giving it to my husband and seeing how he enjoys it. I have an older Sony Reader that would go to whoever didn’t get the new machine. While I love it, I have a sneaking suspicion that I’d make more use of the new reader.

  109. bn100
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:45:04

    I would like to win an ereader for my mom because it would be a great birthday present for her since she loves to read and is something she can easily carry around with her and gives her something to do while she’s picking up the kids or taking her parent to doctor’s appointments.

  110. Judi P
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:54:43

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

    And Well, I really wanna win this for my friend Wendy. I already own a Nookcolor and Her sisters have laptops and even her mom has a nook, she however, is the only one that still has to read her books on a tiny MP3 player screen. It’s practically the screen size of an original black Ipod (not Iphone. It’s an MP3 player that has a bigger screen than normal ones but still small for reading a book).
    And Every time I see an opportunity for a wining of a nook or kindle I try to be that lucky one ’cause I really want Wendy to have one of her own. Instead of always having to have to ask her sisters if she could please use their laptops or her mom for her nook. I want her to finally be able to spend hours on end if she wants, reading her books on an e-reader without worrying that she has to give it back to her family members. I want her to have her own.
    So, that’s why I hope and wish I win! lol..

    Thanks so much again!!


  111. Heather E
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:58:38

    I want an e-reader for me, please! My husband is taking me on our first cruise after 18 years of marriage and years of saving. We haven’t been on vacation together, alone with out the 4 kids since 2004. My husband is a disabled veteran with many, many health issues. Recently (the week before July 4th)he was in the hospital for an extended period of time and we are not going to have as much spending money as we planned. Short-term disability insurance is not what it is cracked up to be. We are now on a limited budget for our dream vacation. With airline prices as high as they are and the outrageous baggage fees, I have been told NO BOOKS on vacation. So tell me, how am I supposed to enjoy my vacation with no books? I know they are space consuming but I have to take a few or 10 with me, right? I love to read. I’m rarely without a book in my purse. I could easily read 5 or 6 books on our 7 day cruise.

    My solution was to take an ereader. Simple, compact, lightweight and easy to slip into my purse or beach bag. I love my husband and I’m so proud of him for overcoming all the challenges he faces with his disability. I am not upset that the vacation fund is now depleted to include only necessities and I can’t buy an ereader as planned. Spending time with him is important to me and I would never let him know that I secretly pine for an ereader for this vacation. I would NEVER let him know that I wanted something that is now not possible because he was in the hospital again. He has enough challenges, enough disappointment in his own life with his health and I refuse to contribute to his stress on any level. I took the same vows that he did, including ‘in sickness and in health’ and I am with him all the way.

    Thanks for the opportunity to explain why I’d like an ereader. Selfish as it might be, I rarely get to have fun things for myself. And it is SUPER hared to read an ebook on my phone. Just too small. :)

  112. Julie Prestsater
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:07:44

    Hi Shannon,

    I’d like to win the Nook for my sister, Monica. She was always a reluctant reader but fell in love with electronic books when my mom passed on her old first generation Nook. It was sad really. My mom put like 2 million miles on it, and so it barely functioned and wouldn’t hold a charge for nothing.

    Last week, I got a call at midnight from my sis, which was odd and it scared me. She cried into the phone, “My baby died.” What? WTF? She was talking about her SNookie. Yes, she named it. I tried offering some troubleshooting advice but it didn’t work. After spending time at a BN Nook Kiosk the next day, it was determined that after several repairs, it was time to put SNookie to rest.

    Now, she’s miserable. I’m tempted to give her mine, but then I’ll be miserable. And for me, life without my Nook is like a life without French fries and chocolate.

    So, Shannon, please pick my sis! I dying to know which Kowalski she’d like to take home. I’m in love with Sean (he wore a pink shirt for crying out loud, and he loved PostIts), so she’ll have to pick one of the others. Or, I’ll fight her for him. :-)

    Thanks for giveaway!

    Happy Entry reading,


  113. Susan
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:10:56

    Thanks for offering what I think of as the radioactive (glowing) Nook! I would love to be able to give this to my sister who tries to read at night without disturbing her husband.

  114. Adi
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:13:10

    I have one of the first Sony ereaders but its dying on me and I’m getting desperate. I’ve been eyeing this exact ereader but can’t afford it after moving cross country for a job. And the job has a lot of travel, which makes me panic even more about my dying ereader! Winning this contest would save my sanity!

  115. Krista
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:21:00

    I would love to win a Nook for my brother. I really wanted to buy him something special for his birthday, but I lost my job awhile ago and I was unable to do so. He turned the big 3-0 in May, I would love to give him this Nook as a belated birthday present and as a thank you to him for always being there for me during this tough time in my life. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  116. Liz H.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:22:17

    I waited for years to get an e-reader, with a specific list of features in mind, including touch screen, side-loading enabled, non-amazon specific, and able to borrow from the library. (Of course the publishers have screwed up that last one a bit.) I held out for as long as I could but when the Nook Touch came out, I went for it and I’ve loved it every day since. My last feature was a built in light, and although I couldn’t wait that long, B&N finally met my full list with the Nook GlowLight. I’d love to win one for my father; he’s got horrible arthritis in his hands, and other health problems that cause insomnia. I can’t be up with him all night, but this would give him some interesting company, that isn’t too painful to use.

  117. Kate K.F.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:25:42

    I’m a newly graduated librarian who recently got an iPhone and have been using it to explore ebooks. The problem is that its rather tiny and I feel like I truly need to know more about the ebook experience. I’m an avid reader and always have at least two books going at the same time if not more. I’ve seen my mother and friends use ereaders more and I want to learn more. If I’m going to do a good job as a librarian for young people then I should understand the ereading options as well as I do the world of apps, social media and books. Thank you for this chance.

  118. Amber R.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:27:51

    I would love to win a Nook SimpleTouch with Glowlight! I have a Kindle touch which is amazing, but sometimes I want to also be able to download books from the B&N site. Also, my library has more books available for the Nook than for the Kindle. Also, I had to buy a night light for my Kindle. I would love to have an e-ink reader that could also be backlit.

  119. Darlene
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:52:45

    I would love to win a glow light Nook for my 11 year old daughter. She said it would keep her from smuggling a flashlight under the covers at night. :)

  120. Moriah Jovan
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:22:46

    My friend, who has an old one, needs a new one. She wouldn’t enter this contest herself, so I’m entering for her and :P at you, friend, if you read this and know I’m talking about you.

  121. Tara
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:30:24

    I want one for my friend who’s a newly nursing mama!

  122. j3nny
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:31:22

    I want to win this eReader for one of my best friends. She loves reading but her current circumstances doesn’t allow her to splurge on having an eReader. Even though e-readers nowadays are slowly becoming more affordable, it’s just something she can’t afford to get right now. So it’d super awesome if I can win it for her!

  123. Erin K.
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:36:15

    I want to win this e-reader for my mom. She is the reason I am a lifelong reader as well as an avid fan of romance books. Growing up, I can remember her being lost in a book while I was lost in my own book, and we would spend a whole day just reading.

    My mom is a YA librarian and voracious reader. She is constantly reading YA books for work, figuring out what to order for her school library and giving recommendations to students and faculty. She will be 60 soon, but she really connects with teen readers and she is constantly looking for ways to encourage new readers.

    Outside of her job, which revolves around reading, my mom uses much of her spare time to read for fun. She always has a book (or 2) with her no matter where she goes and I think an e-reader would help her immensely as her eyesight deteriorates (she already wears bifocals) since she would be able to easily increase the font size on the e-reader. I know she would really enjoy having one, she asks me about mine a lot, but I am not sure she would buy one for herself. Thanks for hosting this contest!

  124. DeeCee
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:38:28

    For myself…I gave up on my Sony years ago when the Sony software became to cumbersome and took 30 minutes to load the front page, and I’ve been looking into jumping back into the ereader race. I have to say the idea of reading a book that didn’t make my wrists ache from keeping the book in position sounds heavenly.

  125. Quilt Lady
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:51:33

    I could say that I want to win this e-reader for my son because he is in college but I really want it for myself because I just had back surgery and need it for my recovery time because I am going to have some reading time on my hands.

  126. Michelle
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:54:44

    I have been thinking about getting an e-reader for years. But I love paper books, and I can’t convince myself that an e-reader would be as good. Still, I’ve decided it’s time to try–the stacks of books around my tiny apartment are getting too large.

  127. shutter_red
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 21:08:51

    I’m a chubby girl, who is driven by a ‘lil trashy reading at the gym. It is incredibly motivating and gets the heart rate up just enough to keep me running the last mile. I have worked very hard to achieve wellness and go to the gym 4-5 times a week. I’ve lost 40 pounds and ain’t stopping any time soon. I’ve been wanting a Nook for months. Carrying the tiny pulp fiction around or flipping the pages of a huge 800 page mass market is not conducive to a focused workout nor enjoyable reading. A Nook would resolve so much and keep the fire under my booty lit to keep the weight loss dream alive!
    My time at the gym is my time with a book as well as time with the body. It is very important to me and preserves my centered and sunny disposition! I told myself I would figure out a way to get a Nook when I met my next weight-loss goal but every time I think I saved up enough to make the investment, something comes up. Here I am, at a mile stone with all the hard work but no Nook.
    Thanks for reading and for your consideration.

  128. Jill B
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 21:27:11

    I would really like to win an e-reader so that I could take it to work for demonstration purposes. I work at a public library where we subscribe to the Overdrive system which allows our patrons to check out ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies online with their library cards. It would be awesome if I had a device to use to demonstrate the system to our patrons.

  129. MD
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 21:36:29

    I’d love to win Nook Simple Touch for myself. I own a basic Kindle, but I would like to own a touch reader as well, and with a backlit screen.

  130. StacieD
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 21:44:22

    I have a very old Nook that is getting slower by the day. I would love to win the Nook with Glow light. I need something faster. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  131. trefoil
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 21:53:38

    My sister would love an e reader! I have one, and she liberates it every chance she gets. Her public library lends books in ebook format, which would be perfect for her–she lives in the country and isn’t old enough to drive, so she doesn’t get to the library as often as she would like.

  132. Raynell
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 22:42:42

    Apparently it is time for the switch. Several books are only in digital format and would be easier storage wise. My girls continue to mock me and state I already own my own library. Thank you for providing your readers the oppurtunity to win an e-reader through contests. Best of luck and wishes;)

  133. AmyB
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 22:49:12

    I would love to have an e-reader. I borrowed my sisters one time and fell in love with it. I am a stay at home mom of a nine year old daughter and a four month old baby boy. In 2005 I lost a baby to a genetic disorder when she was only sixteen months old. Since then I have given birth to a beautiful baby boy. My husband insisted that I should stay home and enjoy spending time with our little guy. I wouldn’t have it any other way although it does make money very tight. There isn’t extra money to buy expensive things and when there is extra money we spend it on the kiddos. The only way I will ever be able to own an e-reader is if I am fortunate enough to win one. Thank you for giving me a chance at winning one.

  134. GHN
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 22:58:52

    I would love an e-reader! I had to give away a large number of my beloved books this winter – I was moving, and there was just not room enough in my new place. *sniffles* Fortunately I have discovered e-books, but a PC unfortunately isn’t very portable…

  135. Jessi Gage
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 23:08:31

    There are more laptops in my house than people. I figure it’s time for the ereaders to catch up. They are WAY outnumbered. Now, I could do the sensible thing and recycle the super-slow Toshiba Satellite with the tendency to blue-screen on my husband when he’s doing the budget on it, but since it’s the best laptop we have for buying iTunes and letting the kids watch movies, I guess it’s staying. That means, if there’s going to be a full-on technology war between laptops and ereaders in my house, the ereaders are going to get their butts kicked. So, please, help even the odds, send an ereader my way.

    Also, I am trying to get my husband to stop borrowing my Kindle because he keeps saying things like, “Are there three people on this cover? Don’t you think that’s a little risque?” So if I win, I plan to give him my old one and have one all to myself;-)

  136. Alicia
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 23:08:46

    I would love to win the nook for my best friend Lindsey. She is the strongest most deserving person I know, Last year she fell off a horse and had to take time off work after she collapsed and discovered she had a serious brain bleed. She had to have several brain surgeries and almost died. Earlier this year her husband was in a bad car accident and after he was released he had a heart attack. They are both under 40!Her husband hasn’t been able to find a job and she has had to work long hours to support her family. When I got laid off from work last month, I felt bad coming to for emotional support, because I felt like nothing that I went through could be as bad as what she’d experienced. But she was there for me the whole time. Just today we were talking on the phone and she said, she wanted to complain about her bad day but she felt bad because I didn’t have a job. I laughed and said, I slept in and read a romance novel , before i started looking for jobs… so if she wanted to complain about her job i wouldn’t mind listening. She laughed and said, you know i would love to read and escape in a book like you do, I need to get one of those readers things. I told her that the first thing I would do when I got a job was buy her an ereader and then i saw this contest and thought.. why not! I’m only entering on one page because I have a good feeling about it. It just seems like to much of a coincidence that we had this conversation today and then here I am on a site that just happens to start a free ereader contest on the same exact day! So, sorry for the overly long wordy story, but there it is. Please pick Lindsey!

  137. Mel brock
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 23:18:00

    I would love to win one for my mother. She is a big reader, and lately she’s been burning through books like no one’s business. While there are a lot of print books laying around the house- she does want new books once in awhile, including library books. For whatever reason though, she just doesn’t venture out to the library despite being able-bodied, instead she is more than happy for me to bring a load of books I that i pick, guessing at what might interest her.
    If I win an ereader, I’m slapping that sucker down in front of her and going to teach her how to borrow ebooks from the library!

  138. Katerina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 23:54:57

    I have an ereader and I absolutely love it. I would love to win an ereader to give to one of my friends that has yet to convert ;). I love the idea of brightening up one of their days and as a university student I had to save up for a long time in order to buy my ereader. I would love to be able to help one of my friends get one without the financial struggle.

  139. Anubha
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 01:38:41

    I want an e-reader for myself. here’s why:
    1) I love reading very much but the hard copies are costly for me to buy.
    2) So until last month i used to borrow books from one of my bestie as she had an awesome collection which keep on increasing but last week she moved out of state to a new place faraway from here to attend her college and i am left with no access to books.
    3) As for library there is not even a single library near my place and if by chance i stumble over any library they do not have any YA books only religious books… :(
    4) With not much money in hand I have last option of e-reader as e-copies are within my reach…
    5) I love to take books with me wherever i go but with no e reader i am restricted to one or two books… i use my computer to ecopies but could not carry them with me as i don’t have laptop… :(
    6) If i’ll have a e-reader all my money problems and book carrying problems will vanish away… I could not buy one for myself as where i live its too costly for me (due to our low currency rates). I could not even collect money as I could not work anywhere until i finish my studies and my pocket money is very less (in US $ its only $5).

    thanks for this awesome chance to win an e-reader for myself… :)

    All the best Guys… :D

  140. wade2121
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 01:53:40

    I’d love to have one. I’m running out of space with books stacked on bookshelves, closet, desk and under the desk. I would love to donate the books. Also, I can read until early morning and I don’t have lamps, only ceiling lights.

  141. Jennifer
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 02:19:53

    If I were to win I would give it to my 14 year old daughter. She has never really liked to read but recently started messing around with my Kindle and found herself reading some of my books. Now she is asking me if she can download a few her friends have read. I figure if an e-reader will get one more kid reading that I am all for it. Especially if that kid is mine because I am an avid reader and would love to talk to her about what we’ve read. Luckily she didn’t find any of my smuttier stuff and I’d like to keep it that way. She said she wants to be able to take it to school to read during A.R. time. Can you imagine the phone call I would get if a teacher found Fifty Shades or something similar? Oh dear…..I’d rather not go there.

  142. Aliyah
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 03:50:38

    I grew up reading (paper) books under the covers after everyone had gone to bed. Though romance was something I came to later, I love the feeling of being able to read in bed — to me it is decidant. I would love to win the Nook with the back lighting (most important!) so that I can read in bed after a bad day at work and not have to turn the light in the hallway off before sleeping.

  143. Patti Williams
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 03:58:07

    I would want this for myself. I use the Nook app on my phone to read, but the number of books I have on there quickly takes up storage space. It would be nice to have the reader with the backlight instead of my phones small reading surface.

  144. ijinx
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 04:12:55

    I want this amazing, magical thing to myself! Possibly so I can give away my Kindle to one of my family, who are forever usurping my Magical Reading Device of Glee. Or the other way around. Thousand books in one – who wouldn’t want it?

  145. Maureen
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:08:51

    I would love to win an ereader for my mom. She definitely gave me my love of reading and reading romances in particular since she always had a pile of them on her nightstand. Now my parents are getting ready to downsize so it would be great for her to be able to keeep her piles of books in one little device.

  146. Heather
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:58:51

    I would like to win this e reader for my mum.

    At the end of her working life (about 20 years since she retired) computers were becoming common but she decided to be set against them (her excuse she could not read the screen with her bifocals) and she is still very technology resistant.

    She rejects many paper books as the print is too small so if I could get her to give it a go I am sure I would have a convert.

    If that does not work my 14 year old niece would be more than happy to receive it – more often instead of hello aunty Heather I get what books have your brought for me.

  147. Pam Bustamante
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:21:54

    I love my Kindle, but really would love to try the Glo-light Technology. And If I win I can give the one I like the least to a really good friend who hasn’t jumped into the e-reader game yet. She needs one!

  148. Laurie G
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 07:58:48

    I’m tech challenged! I don’t know the ups and downs of e-readers. I’d love to get with the program. I enjoy buying books at B&N. I haven’t been able to afford a new e-reader. My youngest just graduated from college. Now I have 2 in Grad School. Hopefully, I will get my finances on track as they will have to get loans for Grad School.

    The NOOK with a light sounds perfect! I recently had to buy eyeglasses with magnification. Yes I’m getting older! The light does sound like it would come in handy.

    Thank you for this opportunity to win a NOOK with a soft Light. I love your story how you got your family up to date!

    Shannon I’m also new to your books. What a great way to introduce yourself to new readers.

    Thanks for the chance to win your generous E-Reader treat package!

  149. Susan W.
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 08:23:19

    I have a Kindle already but I would love to win an e-reader for my best friend. She’s as avid reader, when her husband lets her (jerk!) but can’t afford to get one for herself. Acutally, she’s the only person in her family that doesn’t get new things. Her husband is always buying for himself then telling her to figure out how to pay for it and her son is a high functioning autistic who loves his video games so any extra she has is for him. In order for her to be able to read when her husbands home she has to hide in the bathroom just to get a few minutes reading time.

    I’m always talking about my Kindle and the different books I get for it that you can’t find in any of the stores where we live or they aren’t in print. She would love to have and e-reader because it would be easier to carry in her purse instead of a paper or hardback book.

    She usually has to wait until a book shows up in a used books store before she can afford to get it because her husband thinks buying book is a waste of money. I buy her books and let her use my account at the used books store just so she can have something new to read. Several e-book sites offer free books that would save her even more money and I could help out by giving her gift cards that would go on her account to use when she wants. On the days that she does her bills and grocery shopping she could swing by here to use my internet and get whatever book she wants.

    I think she really deserves an e-reader because she’s always doing things for her family, especially her son, and putting herself last.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  150. Molly
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 08:26:52

    I would love to win an e-reader for my mom. She just retired from teaching after 35 years. As a high school teacher, she spent all her free time prepping for her 120-130 students and grading papers. She rarely had time to sit down and read for pleasure. Now she has time. She can borrow any of my print books anytime, but she suffers from arthritis in her hands. I think an e-reader would be easier on her hands, and as she ages, the adjustable font sizes would be better for her eyes. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  151. Sarah Weaver
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:08:08

    I would love to win this for a friend because she had an ereader that she had just started to use and like and then her hubby spilled coffee on it and killed it. She is on the fence about getting another one because she had just started getting into using it.

  152. Leni
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:35:05

    I want to win because this glowlight looks like it would be less strain on the eyes and a great introduction to learning how to use an Ereader.

  153. Kelly.R
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:07:34

    I am poor. I mean live with my mom even though I graduated college nearly 3 years ago poor. I second guess $2 purchases. I get ridiculously happy finding any sort of coinage on public floors. I wait FOREVER to buy a book b/c I have to find them half off or more or else, I just lustily stare at their full price stickers and (sadly, slowly with a glance or two over my shoulder) walk away. I was very reluctant to enter into the world of e-readers. Books smell so good! I can’t dog ear a page EXACTLY under the word I stopped reading if my book is electronic. I’d probably drop an e-reader on my face while reading in bed… The excuses were all there, but lately I’ve been dropping subtle hints to the boyfriend (Our 10 year anniversary is arriving fast. TEN FRIGGIN YEARS.) For example here is one such subtle hint: “I think I need a kindle. I have no more room for books and I want to keep them ALL.” or “I’m poor, I need a kindle because books on there are cheaper. [Insert loud sigh]”

    Thank you so very much for this chance to expand my library without having to empty another drawer to fit just a few more books into my room.

  154. Joanne B
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:15:00

    Thanks for the great contest. I would keep the e-reader for myself. I love to read and am running out of places to keep my books. Also, instead of carrying around several books to read while I wait at places( like the doctor, mechanic, the park), I could bring the e-reader and my choice of several books and no one would be able to see what I was reading and question me about it. I have not been able to afford one yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  155. Kate L
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:10:56

    Maybe I want my own replacement Kindle–since mine is broken–but it’s for my sister that I’m entering this contest. Reading for many of us provides respite from our busy lives and busy minds, and my sis could use something special, just for her. She’s a new mom with a beautiful 2 month old girl. She’s on her own right now in her journey as a parent. She made her own family with this new little love. I love her and wish I lived in the same time zone as her, heck, down the street, so I could be there for her. But I settle for texting and skyping. It’s not nearly enough. If you decide to award me with an e-reader for her, it won’t be enough either. But it will be a small reminder to a new mom that she matters too in her 24-hour cycle of caring for a newborn. Her dreams, her needs, her wishes matter too. All new moms lose themselves a bit in that first year. I’m asking you’all to help me remind her of herself.

    Secondly, When it comes to lessons in love, my sister’s taught me some of the most important ones. First, don’t hold back. Love can’t be measured out. Second, know that you deserve the same in return. And, maybe the best and bravest lesson of all: Never stop looking for love or stop believing you’ll find it. Above all, she teaches me to have faith. Faith in love. People like her shake their heads, not unkindly, at people like me who value control and making plans a little too much.

    So, you see, she’s already my prize. But just now she’s an exhausted, single parent whose crazy in love with her baby girl, and I’d like to give her this prize as a small token for all she means to me.

  156. Lora Patten
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:20:30

    I was ultimately going to copy and paste the same comment on each of the four sites, however, after reading your experiences in becoming a digital reader and converting others I felt that I should comment to each site individually. With that being said, I have lit a fire under my hubby regarding e-readers and he wants to get one about as desperately as I do (if that is possible!). I have the Kindle and Calibre reading apps on my PC and I have Kindle app and Google Books on my android phone but like you said, who wants to read sitting at the PC for hours or on a tiny little cell phone screen? I was supposed to be getting a e-reader for either Christmas (last year) or for Mother’s Day (this year) but our finances had other ideas and thanks to our SUV (which we still owed on) transmission going out on us, we ended up having to use our tax return (including what we had originally set aside as “fun” money) towards a down payment on a new vehicle (after spending over $600 getting a tune up on the Cr-V) so there went my dream of finally getting an e-reader for myself and hubby to share. We did get one for my middle daughter (who does not reside with us) for Christmas and she is a bibliophile much like I am and she just devours books on her Kindle touch. When she received it, I made a valiant attempt to instruct her how to use it and like most kids these days who just seem to naturally electronically inclined, picked it up, turned it on, and proceeded to instruct ME that she KNEW how to use it (never having owned or operated one before) and she was surprisingly correct. For as much as I desire getting one for myself, I desire to give one to my husband even more because he very rarely gets anything nice for himself (the man puts himself as low man on the totem pole and if we ever have the finances to take care of his needs or wants after me and our kids (we have 7 between us but only 2 live with us part time) are taken care, which is rare, then he usually ends up getting a new blu ray or a pair of much needed jeans). I would love to be able to give back to him for everything he sacrifices for everyone else in the family and for him to have something that is his own. He enjoys to read and has hundreds of books on the PC but because he has no way to make them portable, he never has the opportunity to read them. It would make me very happy to give him an e-reader so I can give back just a little of what he gives to all of us!

  157. jenny c.
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:37:11

    Hi there! I want to win this contest so I can give the ereader to my husband. He currently has my ereader and has discovered the joys of checking out books from the library on it, as well as the games feature, and well, I want it back. Or if this one is cooler, then I’ll keep it and let him retain possession of the older one. On second thought, he likes new ‘toys’ so he’ll probably get the new one, especially if he takes me out to dinner for a date. So, if you give this to me, I’ll probably give it to the husband, and I’ll email you a picture of how happy he looks with the new gadget/ereader/toy. Thanks for doing the contest!!!

  158. Natalie
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:21:29

    I would love to give this to my sister. We started a weight loss journey together and while I enjoy rocking out to music on the treadmill she prefers to read (I don’t get it). So, instead of her lugging around books I think she would benefit greatly from a light weight Nook for her trips to the gym.

  159. Amanda Ray
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:30:21

    I would love to win the Nook. I have a Nook (an older one) and my husband, myself and my 11 year old son share it. Hard to do with just one. I would love to win the Nook to give to my son (who is 11) to further encourage his love of reading. Thank you for the opportunity!

  160. Paroma
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:36:22

    I want to experience the joys of Touch Screen. The buttons on my Kindle keyboard are very tired of my fingers.

  161. Renee
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:49:30

    Two words: Glow. Light. No more book light hanging off the edge of my 1st gen nook? Or a print book, for that matter! I love my old nook, and this is the first time I’ve been tempted by a newer model.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  162. Dee
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:59:06

    his would be a gift for me! everyone I know either has an ereader already or prefers the traditional way of reading books :)

  163. AJ
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 15:24:58

    Please help stop the whining…..

    I read in bed every night while being serenaded by hubby’s whining and pleading for me to turn out the light so he can sleep. I have tried book lights galore to no avail. A Glowlight Nook seems like a perfect solution!

  164. Molly Frenzel
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 17:35:57

    I would love to win an ereader for myself! My Nook is in a sorry
    state. I have one of the first gens and it has been awesome, however
    its really taken a beating. I’ve clicked the page forward and
    backward buttons so many times that they’ve cracked the frame and
    my darling little demonesses just LOVE to get their paws on it any
    chance they get (they steal my book lights too!) Well, let’s just say
    the screen is cracked a little and I haven’t seen a book light in the
    last month. Anyway, thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win
    a new one. I could really use it! Especially one with the glowy
    screen. I might actually weep for not having to buy new book lights

  165. Kristin
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 19:09:00

    I have an e-reader. I love my e-reader. I love it so much that I’m the only one allowed to touch it. I’ve reconsidered after seeing my son curled up with a book (in the middle of the floor in the family room!). Spencer was born with a cranio-facial abnormality that makes speech difficult. When one has trouble speaking, one usually has difficulty reading. It’s been a long, hard journey, but Spencer is making progress. Reading has always been a chore until this summer when he fell in love with Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid books. I broke my rules & let him read a book on my nook. He loved it. Now, I want to share my e-reader with him but I’m 1) too selfish and 2) terrified to share my content with my 9 year-old son! So, winning this e-reader would benefit me doubly. Thanks for your consideration!

  166. Nate
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 19:39:57

    I want this ereader for myself because I have always wanted one

  167. Liz
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 20:01:51

    If I won the ereader I would want it for my twin sister. She is a young mom and both her and her husband are putting themselves through college on one income. Her day consists of studying, house chores and keeping up with a four year old boy, she never complains but I know she hardly gets a moment for herself. If she had an ereader I know she would love it! It would give her an avenue for relaxation and entertainment, she is one of the dearest people on earth to me and I would love to surprise her with a gift I know she could otherwise never afford.

  168. Bzangl
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 20:52:20

    You can never have too many book! But I am running out of space, so an e-reader would be ideal!

  169. Jen B.
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:03:23

    My reason needs the backstory….
    4 years ago I got sick. I was sick for a year (almost exactly to the day, actually). It took two surgeries and a lot of time in bed, but I did get better. During that year, I rediscovered reading. And boy did I read a lot!
    About 8 weeks after my second surgery, I noticed that my foot was hurting. It took 8 more weeks and many tests to determine that I had broken my ankle. So, I had to start 4 months of very painful, time consuming physical therapy. It was during this time that I started to realize that hauling books around was difficult and somewhat painful on the neck and shoulders. I started saving for an ereader and decided I would get it for my 42 birthday.
    I hemmed and hawed that I didn’t want to spend the money. My husband literally dragged me out and forced me to buy a Kindle. And I was hooked! HOOKED! I use the Kindle all the time. I love it.
    My daughter now wants a Kindle. But, they are still expensive. I told her if I got another ereader, I would give her my old one. Unfortunately, I think my beloved Kindle is dying. It keeps freezing. The read out loud function keeps quitting. And the battery discharges at an alarming rate. I have started saving again but it’s going to take a while.
    I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    I posted this same story at Smart Bitches. But, my conclusion is a little different here. If I won this ereader, I would give it to my daughter. She is 11 and she is a voracious reader. I am Kindle addicted so this one would be hers.

  170. June
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:12:20

    I would love to win one of the ereaders for my grandmother. She turned 83 today and is going through treatment for cancer on her eyelid. The treatment could cause her to lose her sight in that eye. She already has difficulties reading some books, due to the print being too small, but she still loves to read. She is a strong lady, already a breast cancer survivor for over 15 years and I really hope that she is able to beat this without loosing her eyesight in this eye.

  171. Laura P
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:27:44

    I would love to win an ereader for my daughter. She has been reading on her smartphone, but the screen is so small for that…. an ereader would be so much better!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  172. Tiffany
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:39:01

    I mostly check out books from the library…. When I do an ebook though I use my iphone… hello squinty eyes! I would love an actual e-reader! :)

  173. Leslie G
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 22:27:13

    I would like to win this e-reader for my son. He has a visual disability which makes reading regular print books difficult for him. He does have a membership in Bookshare and borrows e-books from our library to read on our computer. This is not ideal as he experiences some eyestrain reading on the computer for longer periods of time. I think the e-ink screen of this reader would help with that. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  174. Adrian
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:33:28

    I want the eReader for myself, but so I can put it into use with others. I own an eReader and it is used very often and very well. I love it. But I am also a middle school teacher, and I would love to have an eReader in my classroom where my students can retreat for private reading time if they finish early. There’s such a good selection of ebooks for teens and many of the classics are free. I teach in a rural area that is low income so it is doubtful any of my kids have ereaders of their own, and this would be a great way to introduce them to reading electronically and hopefully spark a love of reading for them. I am planning on writing a grant application to buy several, but if I could win one, it would really start me off right. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  175. Lisa
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:53:07

    I’d love to win this for my husband. He bought me an e-reader for my birthday earlier this year and now is incredibly jealous of me. We’ve started working out several times a week, and he’s lost about 40lbs with 40 more to go (He seems to have reversed years of diabetes, yes! Now we’re working on reducing the risk of a second heart attack.) When we go to the gym I am too selfish to share my reader and he has to struggle with propping paper books on the little stand. I think he’d love to have his own and I think it would help him stay motivated to lose the rest.

  176. Karrie M.
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 13:13:03

    I really want to win an ereader because that is the only way that I can afford to get on right now.

  177. Heather B.
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:08:30

    I’ve been an avid Kindler since the moment they came out. In fact, the several bookcases full of books I have still unread are just as full now as when I got my first Kindle 4 years ago because I’ve done almost no paper book reading since then. However, I’m having a rough time converting friends and family, even the voracious readers among them, and I would love to win an e-reader to give to one of them. Choosing which one will be a dilemma, but I think I’m up for it.

  178. NerdyLutheranChick
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:32:21

    I would actually like to win the eReader for my Dad. We got my Mom a Kindle for Christmas last year and she totally loves it. My dad wants one now! :)

    My Dad graduated from college with his Bachelor’s Degree (in Information Assurance) this May (2012), and he is now working on his Master’s Degree. As an unemployed student myself, I didn’t get him a Graduation gift (and I feel kind of bad about it.) As a student, my dad has learned that e-textbooks are much cheaper than “real” textbooks. He has been reading them on his phone. People might wonder why I would enter my dad in a contest that would also win him Romance novels, but my dad likes to read. Period. If it is a book he’ll read it. If you leave a book on the coffee table and go to the store, it is unlikely that book will be where you left it, it doesn’t matter if the book is fantasy, romance, non-fiction or a technical manual! Therefore, I think he would enjoy the books as well! :)

  179. Wendy Hoffman
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:42:46

    I would love to win this Nook for my Mom. She has always put us kids before herself and it would be amazing to be able to give her something she really wants for a change. I know that right now it is impossible for us to be able to purchase one for her. It is something she would use everyday and would be a gift that would make her year. Between my sister and I we have been paying off her medical bills and sometimes its like robbing Peter to pay Paul. Thankfully she is better and her cancer is in remission! So I would love to brighten her life just a little bit more by winning this for her. Thank you so much for haveing such an awesome giveaway!

  180. books4me
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 19:02:23

    I want to win this for my step sister. She has really worked hard at turning her life around and deserves a special gift! She is now raising her 3 kids alone (ages 16, 14, and 8), working part time, and getting her college degree! She is active in her church and an advocate for special needs kids as her middle child has special needs.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  181. Alexa
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 20:19:04

    I would like to win this ereader for my mom. She has a birthday coming up and this would be the perfect present. She’s really into reading and touchscreen technology and this would be something that she would love. She’ll be even more happy when I don’t ask her for money to spend on her own gift.

  182. Jomar Sadie
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 23:16:00

    I bet my wife would love this. :-)

  183. Rhonda Beyer
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:02:04

    Well I would like to say I’d give the Nook away, but truth be told once it was in my hands that’s where it would stay. I may in fact give my old kindle to my oldest son he’s just. Discovering the love of reading. Thanks for the chance.

  184. Rachel S
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:07:52

    I would like to win one for my mum. Also an avid reader. The reason is simple. Lately she is struggling with her health, lots of tests, hopsital stays, time in bed at home. I can;t be there to help her (we live 500 miles apart) but I know she would love an eReader, but I can’t afford to buy her one. It really would save so much packing space and us having to rush and and guess what she would like. She would have whatever she wanted at the touch of a button so to speak :)

  185. Lauren
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:25:15

    My junior year I studied aboard for the full academic year in southern Spain, forcing me to pack my entire life into a single suitcase; a feat made more difficult by my propensity to sacrifice key items of clothing in favor of books. Ultimately I was only able to bring one book with me abroad: Pride and Prejudice.
    Living with a Spanish family, surrounded by strangers and speaking Spanish 24/7, sometimes one longs for the familiarity of a good book with well-loved characters.
    I plan on returning to Spain after I graduate in the spring, and unfortunately reverting to my previous book-less state.
    Unless, of course, I had an e-reader.
    Small, light weight, able to contain hundreds of books simultaneously with the ability of acquiring more books in the blink of an eye, it effectively circumnavigates all the issues I face earlier regarding bring books abroad.

  186. JayhJay
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:01:10

    I’d love to win this to give to my little reader who is now burning up the pages of her books!

  187. Anne
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:27:26

    I still prefer paper books, but a rader can’t be beat for instant gratification and portability. I would like my mother to win an ereader so she can make any book she gets a large print book.

  188. sienny
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 17:43:50

    Since i have a habit of multiple book reading, i usually read at least 2 books at the same time. That’s why i’ve been dreaming of owning an e-reader. Unfortunately, in my country it cost quite a fortune and i can’t afford it yet. Now, my bed is full with my currently reading, i pilled my borrowed books on my table (the book shelf is over flown with books) and i’m having dilemma choosing which book to bring with me everytime i went out. Please help.. I need an e-reader

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

  189. Sue Sattler
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 18:06:09

    I would love to be able to give my friend Chris an ereader. A year ago I lost my 25 year old son to war induced PTSD and a month later I had a massive heart attack. Chris has been the only friend that still talks about my son, remembering him with love and reminding me of funny stories about him. I know on the days that I feel like I just can’t go on another day without him, she will be there to hold my hand or just give me a hug. All the time that I have been going through this, she was going through a very painful divorce, but she never made me feel like I was a bad friend because I was too numb to be there for her. She has started reading alot and would love an ereader, but she can’t afford it and I can’t afford to buy her one to tell her how much I love her and what a wonderful friend she is. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  190. LisaLisa
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 20:17:46

    I want an e-reader for myself. Every time I go on a trip, from a weekend away to a month-long vacation, I always struggle with what books to bring. I need to bring enough books to keep me occupied, but not so many (or so large) that I can’t fit them in my bag. On longer trips this becomes an even bigger problem.
    I spend a lot of effort debating over which books I want to bring, which ones I think I’ll want to read and how long I think it will take to read them. I hate running out of things to read almost as much as I hate lugging around piles of heavy books.
    If I had an ereader I could just bring everything! It would make travelling a lot easier and I wouldn’t stress so much about what I should bring.

  191. Diane Sallans
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 20:30:22

    I guess I should join the 21st century now – there are more & more books that I’d like to read that are only in digital format. I’ve even won eBooks & had to decline since I don’t have an eReader & reading on my laptop isn’t comfortable.

  192. Charisse Howard
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 21:00:32

    I yearn for a Nook so I can READ MY OWN BOOKS on it!–& all my favorites, & my friends’ favorites, too. Since I’ve only published one romance so far (“Dark Horseman”), I’m not making enough $$ as an author to buy my own. But with “Lily of the West” half-finished, & 2 more coming after that, I really need to see how they look on the small screen! So if I win, it’s good for everybody, because I’ll be able to write better books for you to enjoy!

  193. Susana Irenea L. Borja
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 21:23:39

    I would love to win an e-reader because I can’t afford to buy one. I am a 53 year old single mom of a 24 year old boy, I am very proud that I raised him very well. I always prioritize his needs because he is my treasure and I love him very much. He pushes me to read books and he told me that books fictional or non-fictional can inspire you to look life in a much better way, not only that, it can energize your mind by way of imagining things. It is so hard for me to read an actual book because of my poor eyesight, Haha i don’t even have the money to buy glasses for myself but this e-reader as my son always wanted to have one too and he explains to me one of it’s features like you can zoom things that you read, by that I don’t need to get reading glasses just to read stories. Please let me win. Thank you for the awesome chance! Godbless!

  194. Sue X.
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 22:38:28

    I don’t currently have an e-reader, I didn’t really think I needed one, I loved my paperback books. However, due to a huge rainstorm yesterday in NYC (it was raining hail for goodness sake!), my basement flooded and my boxes of books along with the carpenting all got ruined! So sad right now. But maybe this was a sign from above to move on to an e-reader? If you choose me and I win the Nook, I’ll truly start believing in a higher power.

  195. Heatherc
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 22:55:18

    I have a 4 year old that has been learning to read and now brings me book after book to read to him. He really likes it when I read him a book off my kindle (I’m always getting free children books put on there for him). He feels so grown up reading on the kindle but it gets hard and confusing with all his books mixed up with my books. I’m a single mother who goes to school and don’t have the money to buy him his own e-reader but I really hope that he will grow up loving to read like I do and having his own e-reader might help. Thanks so much for the awesome and generous giveaway!

  196. Dawn Green
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 02:44:46

    I am a recent convert to digital reading having received my Kindle for Mother’s Day. I love it. I live in a small town and the only place to purchase books is the local Walmart and one small bookstore. I am two and a half hours away from any large community. So, needless to say, my Kindle has been a blessing. I have to admit, though, that I still love my paperbacks. I managed to accumulate quite a few and they now fill boxes that rarely get opened. Someday, maybe. If I win one of these readers, I hope to convert my sister to the world of digital reading.

  197. Stacie Hanson
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:25:23

    I would totally give my prize to my Mom!! My Mom is my best friend, co-conspirator, nurse, teacher and cheer leader. When she gave birth to me 45 years ago she took her role as a mother very seriously, perhaps too seriously from time to time. I have never wanted for anything that was within her grasp, even if that meant that she did without. I don’t think she realizes just how special she is. At the moment she is going thru a divorce (from an evil little man who ran off with a home wrecking floozie) and it has knocked her off kilter. To add to that, she is about to undergo her third knee replacement surgery. Her world is rocked at the moment and not in a good way. I would love to repay her for all the kindness and generosity she has shown. I would also like to give her a reason to smile again. She loves to read and this would be the perfect toy to take her mind off her troubles for just a little while. Books are the perfect respite to our hectic and often crazy lives. Thank you for your consideration!!

    Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:18:18

    I would love to win because I have been wanting one of these for a long time. I read a huge amount of books and I am sure I could save some trees with this one :)

  199. Allison Motherway
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:21:20

    Thank you for such a wonderful contest. I have been reading since I was a child and diagnosed with dyslexia. When I finally learned to read correctly, it opened up a whole new world to me and now I teach that to my kids. My son has severe Apraxia so I am trying to teach him that so many things and places are possible with out saying words. This would greatly help with that, With the economy the way it is, I can not afford many things like this. Contests are wonderful and many books are free now and then with e readers. That would help me since I read every day ..It allows me to be anywhere for a while ( love the magic of reading) ….Good luck to everyone

  200. Trish
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:44:22

    This ereader will save my marriage! Ok that may be a little dramatic :) but it certainly wouldn’t hurt! I am an avid reader. I read every day and mostly at night. I suffer from insomnia and reading is the only thing that I have found that can quiet my mind enough to help me sleep. Unfortunately, my husband is not an avid reader and for some reason doesn’t appreciate the light I am always turning on to read.

    I would like to win this ereader so that I can read without worrying that my husband may decide to smother me with a pillow ;).

    Thank you for this great contest!

  201. Rhiannon Rowland
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 10:07:23

    I have a 14 year old son who saved his money from birthdays, mowing and christmas and bought himself a Kindle…this was about 2 years ago. Well, guess who has the most books on it? MOM(me) My poor son is terrified that he will be found out by his friends that he has romances on his kindle. So I would love to win this, so my son can have his.. um, dignity? and I can have my own e-reader!

  202. Tina
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 11:01:17

    I love my kindle but would love even more to win a nook for my daughter who just graduated college!

  203. Thalia I.
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 11:03:46

    Before all the Sony, Kindle and Nook ereaders, there was the ebookwise. Ah! You never really forget your first :) I loved that big clunky thing because #1 it had a backlight and #2 the design made it easy to grip in one hand and #3 you could switch hands by turning the reader over and the screen would automatically rotate. See…Loved it. Then one day it wouldn’t charge. I ordered a new plug….nothing. I took it to a local place to see if they could take a look at it. The guy had no idea what it was let alone how to fix it. So I put the ebookwise on a shelf and turned to my blackberry for reading. While I loved that I still had a reading device with a backlight, I did not love the teeny tiny screen and reading about 1/2 a paragraph at a time. But I read on it for a couple of years while waiting for the newest ereader with a backlight to come out. It never did so eventually I turned to eBay to find a discounted ereader and give it a shot. That’s where I picked up a Sony 505. I loved the organization on it and how I could see my books by author or series. But….no backlight :(. I tried different book lights, but could never get the light to shine just right, where it wouldn’t bother me as I read. Or get the right angle where I wouldn’t have to adjust it as I read down the page. Or one that wouldn’t fall off and hit me in the face those times where I turned to lie on my back and read in bed LOL. Eventually, I got an iPod Touch for my birthday and using the posts here on Dear Author, was able to set up my stanza app, calibre and dropbox accounts so I could access my books anywhere! It also had a backlight and a bigger screen than my old blackberry. 

    So what happened to the Sony 505?  One Christmas when I saw my nieces opening gifts from their parents and one got a new DS player, another an MP3 player, the third who is a big reader got a couple of hardback books. I saw that while she appreciated the books she was really looking at the new electronics her sisters got. So, I took her upstairs got my Sony 505 and said, “Merry Christmas” and showed her how to use it. I’ll never forget how happy she was when I gave her the ereader.

    So, since then I’ve been reading on my itouch and keeping an eye out for someone to make an ereader with a light. Finally, when one is available I don’t have the funds to buy it. So here I am hoping to win one this week :)

    Thank you for the chance!

  204. Pam S / pams00
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 11:50:35

    Hi Shannon, nice going on the husband conversion :)! Ebooks are so much more convenient than print (though still enjoy prints). They are easier on the hands and eyes usually too! One of the main things I like is the ability to access endless amounts so easily.

    I had planned on getting one for my mom and son for Xmas this past year but the company I was doing design work for downsized suddenly and their design budget – as well as my lively hood – was the first to be cut, so we had a very small Christmas (but was still good not complaining we were together and safe). Shortly after, I got really sick bills got behind etc. Things turned up got a new job in Feb, but PC went out in April. I am just now getting to get things back on track with a new pc, job – and designing book covers etc. for authors – so hoping for a great rest of the year.

    I can live with reading on my PC and digging through book piles to find my dresser, tv, small dog… I’d like it most for my mom who has poor eye site and carpal tunnel syndrome which make reading print books difficult. Also for my son (13) who had just started developing a true/consistent love for reading and has been withdrawn a bit since he no longer is able to use one (by that I mean he was more talkative, more excited, shared his thoughts on the books and came up with scenarios of his own). He also relied on it for part of his schoolwork. He is homeschooled so we depend a ton on books… with the income change it is a blessing to be able to get ebooks to utlize.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win and wishing you and the others a ton of new followers/readers!

    Pam S

  205. Elena
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:16:57

    I read only e-books on my PC, but some time it is very inconvenient to stay hours on the chair to read a book so I would LOVE to have a e-reader (in my country this device it is still a luxury).
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  206. michelle k
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:26:59

    I would love to win an ereader for my husband so that I can stop carrying multiple books for him in the carry-on when we travel. I’m a voracious reader, and I made the switch a long time ago. Believe me, it’s much better to pack 1 Kindle than it is to pack 5 paperbacks for a trip, and then have to go out while on a trip to find a bookstore to buy more books! Especially when you’re in a nonEnglish-speaking country!! I would love for us each to have our own device.
    He’s starting to have to wear reading glasses too, so being able to change the text size for him without having to worry about carrying glasses everywhere (SO not a guy thing to do, lug around a pair of glasses with you everywhere) would be great!

  207. Artemis
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:42:27

    I am not a huge fan of ebooks because I want to touch the books, to smell the paper but I would really love to win an ereader for my sister. She has her birthday next week and I know how much she wants one. Of course with one condition that she will borrow it to me once in a while.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  208. Jadzia
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 15:20:10

    I must admit I desire an e-reader for purely selfish reasons and solely for myself. Once I got it (and one of those days I will win it in one of those competitions I keep entering and if not – buy. But maybe next year or a year after that) I do not intend to share. Well, maybe only with my youngest brother, who craves to read new books almost as much as I do. Almost. And he is already through most of the books from our nearest library. As am I – only those from another genre. Lately we have ridden to a more remote library, but it is rather new and not so well stocked yet. It will not take very long to read through the books it offers.

    There is also a case of buying the books on paper. Here in Poland they are just too expensive. Being a poor student I simply cannot afford them. At least not as often as I would like to. As it is, my shelves are already full and new books after I read them have to go behind the bed – what a pity! I feel guilty for letting them lay in such a place. My owning an e-reader will put an end to the growth of my behind-the-bed-pile. New books will be neatly stored in it. Or not so neatly, judging from the files in my laptop. But nevertheless neater than they are today.

    The next thing is my languages learning attempts. It is about five years now that I have started reading books in English (mostly e-books on my laptop or mobile to the endless suffering of my eyes and the batteries – another reason for an e-reader), and I have decided it is high time I return to studying German. I have had four-year break from it now and the first books read in this language is yet before me. I am sure I will not manage reading it in any other form than in ink (or e-ink, as it is). And the studying to be successful cannot end at just one book. Do you know how hard (and expensive) it is to come by a German book in Poland? Amazingly so.

    Moreover, the e-reader will be so much easier to carry with me everywhere I go. I move around in the wheelchair and the weight of my bag must be kept to minimum. Being a bookaholic I have this urge to have a book I am currently reading with me all the time. One never knows when and where one will have a minute or two to have a break for a quick or a less quick read. Lately I was reading ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell and I had to leave it home when going out – it was simply too heavy.

    I hope I didn’t bore you to death with my essay (for me it looks like an essay, but my talkativeness got the better of me) and you will award me with and e-reader. I just want it so much!

    Greetings from Poland,

  209. Alicia
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:51:40

    I’d like to say I want to win this ereader for my mother. I think she definitely needs one, but she is so picky she keeps returning tablets and I somehow doubt one I get her would get much use.

    But I have been looking into the Nook with glowlight to try and fix my sleep patterns. I’m a night owl by nature so normal bed times have always been tough for me, but when I’m unemployed and don’t have to be up in the mornings it’s even worse. I’ve been told that to do this I need to stop staring at the light from computer screens when I’m trying to go to sleep. Which is difficult for me because that’s how I read. Having a light on and a physical book would do more to keep me awake and apparently the light from my computers is doing the same thing (not to mention the other distractions it poses). When I heard this Nook was coming out I thought it might be the best answer so that I can still read before bed and not keep myself up in the process.

    P.S. Does the sound of this “glow light” remind anyone else of Glow Worms? Remember those? I actually think I still have mine (yes, from the 80’s) in a box somewhere. #nostalgia #coolstorybro

  210. Deana Fleschner
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 18:27:12


    I would really love to win this contest.
    I am 3rd child, and like many other children with sibling I had the same teachers my sisters had, so comparison between the three of us was inevitable. All though 3 years separated me from my oldest sister, I would still be compared to her. In fact my 9th grade history teacher Mr. Berry wanted to know if he should continue purchasing Maybelline stock at the current rate or if he should double his investment rate. My oldest sister Ann loved makeup! I followed directly behind my middle sister Cathy in school.
    Cathy is not only my best friend and the very best sister, she did everything should to get me to graduate. Throughout my elementary, junior high, and high school I had always been a borderline “C” student. Each year became harder and harder for me, it was a constant struggle to not only face going to school, but complete the given homework.
    Cathy would help me with my homework whenever she could, even taking the time to read my text books out loud so I could finish my homework. The only subject didn’t have problems with was art. My senior year it was suggested that I apply for the work study program, which would excuse me from my last 4 class of the day. My counselor said it would be the only way to graduate.
    I wanted to go to college both of my sisters were going, and I wanted to go as well. My oldest sister Ann was already going to the community college I applied to, so she was able to give me a few pointers in respect to the faculty and which were the better classes to take. She suggested that I sign up for a creative writing class. She had taken it the year before and loved the teacher.
    If I had been asked describe what I thought a female professor who taught beginning writing and European poetry looked like, I would have described this teacher. The first day of class Professor Jacqueline Gray walked to the room, she was moderately built, not tall not short, neither thin nor heavy. She wore corduroy jumper with leaves embroidered on the front and a sweater that was a jumble of fall colors, it just looked comfy. The one thing that caught my eye was here hair; she wore it pulled back in a braid, which hung in a thick rope almost to knees. It swayed like the trunk of an Elephant, gently moving from right to left.
    Our first assignment was to write a five hundred word story about why we were there. She proceeded to tell the class that she was going to look at spelling or pronunciation, just the how we were able to relay our thought and feeling through our written words. Once we were done, we were excused for night. Most of the class was up and out of the room in what seemed like seconds, but was probably 15 to 20 minutes. There were a few students like me who were still writing at the end of class, so I really didn’t think anything of my slowness.
    A few days later I received a call from Professor Grey asking to me with me. I scheduled the meeting and arrived a little early, and very nervous. I had been my experience with meeting with teachers was not good, and usually lead to some form of lecture. So at 11am I walked in to her office and was meeting with not only Professor Grey but two other teachers. She asked me question about my grades, and class in high school, if I had ever been tested for any learning disabilities. The four of us talk for a few hours, at toward the end of our conversation, it was suggested that I be tested for Dyslexia. I was tested 2 weeks later and it was confirmed. I was scared and relived to know what was wrong, and extremely happy to know that there were things I could to overcome some of the problems I was experiencing.
    I am now compulsive reader, I not only read maintain my ability to read and comprehend the words and meanings, but for enjoyment. I never thought I would ever enjoy reading, but I LOVE it.

  211. Jenn L
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 13:02:23

    I would love to say if I won I would give the reader away, but if I’m being honest I would love one for myself. It was the gift I wanted for my 40th birthday but it wasn’t in the cards this year. I’ve been reading ebooks since 2003 when I discovered Jaci Burton, Lora Leigh and Lorie O’Claire on EC’s webpage, since then I have been totally hooked. I read on my PC but I would love a unit I could take with me so I could read my ebooks anywhere. Win or lose I hope to have one of these readers one day.

  212. McKenzi Parham
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 17:50:57

    I would love to win an e-reader because I am a college student who is always on the go. I would love to have an e-reader to keep in my purse or backpack so I can easily read on the bus, in the car, or while I am waiting for class to begin. Also I would like an e-reader because many of my textbooks required for class are now available for e-readers and are considerably cheaper which would help me out a great deal financially.

    Thanks, I hope everyone has a fantastic day! :)

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