Pimp My Read! Win an E-Reader

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!

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The Prizes

Sarah Mayberry is giving away a Kindle Touch 3G at Smexybooks,

Shannon Stacey is giving away a Nook SimpleTouch with Glowlight at Dear Author,

Ruthie Knox is giving away a Kindle Keyboard 3G at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books,

and Molly O’Keefe is giving away a Kobo Touch at The Season for Romance.

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.

The day I joined the 21st Century

by Sarah Mayberry

First up, it’s lovely to be chatting to you here today (and this week!) at Smexy Books. A big thanks to Mandi for playing with us and helping us Pimp some e-goodness to you all.

One of the reasons I was so keen to do this with Ruthie, Shannon and Molly (apart from wanting to rub virtual shoulders with three such talented writers) was because not so long ago I was an e-book denier. Many were the conversations I had with my friends about how I loved holding a book in my hand and how I would never get into this new-fangled e-book reading thing. “Nothing will ever replace the feel, the smell, the experience of reading a book for me” was a commonly heard mantra around our house.

imageThen we went to Europe for an extended working vacation. I don’t know about you, but I always take a stash of books with me when I travel. There’s all that airport and airplane time to while away, plus the mandatory read before lights out at night. And you never know if you’ll find a good book shop with English books when you’re traveling in non-English speaking countries. So, as you can imagine, there was a fair amount of my suitcase devoted to books. We were in Florence for 8 weeks, though, and I chewed through my stash pretty quickly. I was reduced to trawling the English language paperback exchange bookshop that I managed to track down in a little alley, reading other people’s cast off books. Then, when it was time to go home, I’d bought so many shoes and other clothes I had to abandon all the books I’d brought with me. ( I know, poor me, boo hoo! The shoes were totally worth it, by the way).

I consoled myself with the thought that someone else would get to enjoy some awesome romance novels, but it hurt to leave those books behind. It occurred to me as we were leaving that if I had an e-reader, not only would I have been able to bring dozens of books with me, I wouldn’t have to leave them behind. Better yet, because I had an internet connection, if I had run out of books I could have downloaded more instantly. All pretty persuasive arguments for someone who’d recently been through the trauma of abandoning books.

imageSo I started exploring the options, and I finally decided on a Sony e-reader. My family gave it to me for my birthday, along with a gorgeous red cover with a built in light. Well, what a revelation – and a revolution. No more piles of books stacked beside my bed. No more having to off load the books that didn’t make it onto my keeper shelf. No more husband nudging me and telling me to turn the light out (that little light in the cover is the equivalent to reading under the covers with a torch!) I was in heaven. I could take my e-reader with me everywhere and always have a book on hand to read. Better yet, the reader always knew what page I was up to, even if I didn’t.

I haven’t looked back. I still read paper books, and if I really love an e-book, I will buy a paper copy for my keepers shelf because I still love to “own” the book. But having an e-reader has changed my life, and I’d love to offer someone the same experience – or help you to offer a friend or loved one the same experience by gifting a Kindle to them.

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.

Comments

  1. says

    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.

  2. Mary Doherty says

    I already have a Nook from B&N and I love it. My husband loves to read too, so I would love to win an e-reader for him. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Suz Glo says

    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!

  4. JenniferH says

    Like Salt Water, I will be honest about my self-interest – I want an ereader for myself, so that it is easier to read my Sarah Mayberry ebooks.

    Sarah and I live in the same city, and I love reading books set in Melbourne. I really enjoyed Hot Island Nights, as I spent many summer holidays on Phillip Island.

  5. Diana N. says

    I have loved ebooks since freshman year of college when I stumbled across Ellora’s Cave and Lora Leigh. And although I still enjoy print copies (especially in the bathtub!), I haven’t regretted owning an ereader.

    My mother, however, needs a device. As much as I love her, I don’t love her enough to risk letting her to continue borrowing my iPad. ;/
    I know! I know! I’m a horrible daughter! You have to understand! She is a VERY slow reader who has to have the font so big it takes me forever to restore my personal settings when she is done with my device. *sobbing* And she taps on the screen so much it rearranges my bookshelves and TBR lists! *more sobbing*

    She needs a device of her own, desperately. :< Please help reconnect as a mother and daughter should! Over our devices with golden silence and book filled rainbows.

    Before I kill her.

    Or before she kills me.

  6. Bibliophile (Jo) says

    I have had a Kindle Wifi for a couple of months and already I love it. As one of those people who take a book for every day I am travelling, I totally agree with you on the convenience of travelling with an e-reader. Therefore I neither want or need another one for myself.

    However, I would like to win one to give to my mom. She loves to read and instilled a love of reading in me at an early age, first by reading to me and then by urging me to read for myself and buying me books. She has fibromyalgia which makes it difficult for her to hold a book for long, especially if it’s a heavy or thick book, and now she is beginning to feel the pain of rheumatoid arthritis in her finger joints, which makes it painful sometimes to turn pages. A touch device like the Kindle Touch would therefore be perfect for her.

  7. says

    I love my ereader. It took me a while to finally convert to one – I always said I couldn’t give up the feel of a paper book in my hand. It was a combination of wanting to have multiple books with me on travels, and wanting to read ebook-only release that finally made me get one. Now I rarely read a paper book.

    Because my ereader is still working perfectly, I’d love to win this for a friend of mine. She loves to read, but doesn’t as much as she’d like. I think the ease of reading on an ereader would allow her to more.

    What an awesome giveaway!!

  8. CrystalGB says

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

  9. says

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for offering such a fabulous prize.
    As for why I’d like an ereader – I feel this bandwagon has been around for a while, I should probably jump upon it. I do love me a bit of print bookage, but an ereader is just so gosh-darn convenient…

    Thanks once again!

  10. says

    I would love to get an ereader to share between my parents. My father has Parkinson’s and between that and his eyesight starting to go, reading regular books is becoming more and more difficult. Being able to load different books on the reader, and to enlarge the size of the books to fit his needs would be a godsend for this voracious reader.
    For my mother, the former librarian in the family, it would allow her to read all the latest releases more easily, and to enjoy a wide variety of new books at the same time. She loves reading the latest books, but now waits for them to become available at the library, or borrows them from friends due to space issues at home. As my father’s condition worsens, they are downsizing from a four bedroom home to a two bedroom condo – with that change comes a huge release of personal belongings, including books.
    With an ereader, she could easily purchase the newest releases without worrying about where they are going to store them.
    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  11. Kathy says

    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.

  12. Sabrina D says

    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!

  13. trayche says

    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 :)

  14. Carol L says

    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

  15. Lisa J says

    My aunt is 79 years old and she loves to read. Unfortunately, she lives in a small apartment and has no room for books. She can’t drive any more and can’t walk to the local library. An e-reader would be the perfect way for her to indulge her love of reading.

  16. Laura J. says

    I’m hoping to win for my daughter! She is an avid reader (seriously we can’t go out to a family dinner with her nose not stuck in a book). She has already logged over 3000 minutes this summer reading for a Summer Reading Challenge (I wish sometimes she was as competitive in gymnastics as she is when it comes to reading).

    She’s constantly trying to take my iPad and/or wanting me to put books on it for her. Since I have my nose stuck in a “book” pretty much all the time this can be a problem.

  17. Meg says

    I would love to win one for my mom. She loves to read but can’t last more than a few pages because, more often than not, the font size is too small for her to read. I want to introduce to her the wonder of ZOOMING with an e-reader. Plus, she recently had to retire so now she has all the time in the world to read again. It would be really great if I can somehow extend her love for reading books.

  18. Lynda says

    I will be honest, I want to win it for myself (and my husband indirectly). Our spare bedroom has been overtaken by books, so I am trying to pare down my paperbacks into e-book format. Being able to walk from the door to the opposite wall would greatly reduce my husband’s stress whenever he looks in that room! :)

  19. says

    I would want to win this for my blog partner. She misses out on so many great books to review because she doesn’t have an ereader since most authors send ecopy ARCs. She is a single mom and can’t afford to buy one. Thanks for the chance :)

  20. Berta says

    Oh, I would love to win an e-reader… I’m not really ashamed to say I want it for myself! LOL! I have wanted one for a couple of years… but we are practical farmers around here, so I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money. I would say to myself ‘ oh with my next paycheck, I’ll get one for sure…’ Ha! That never happened of course. Now I have lost my chance since the preschool I loved working at ended up closing down in May! :(

    I am sad at missing out on so many books and authors I would love to read. Thank you for this great oppurtunity to win something I have deamed of having for a long time.

  21. Taylor says

    Hello,

    I want to win this Kindle 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!

    Taylor

  22. Erixa H says

    I would love to win one for myself. I have an older Nook, and I have been eyeing the Touch for a while!

  23. Ora says

    I absolutely love e-books. I have been using the ipad apps for it, however the ipad get really heavy and puts strain on my wrists. I have to get inventive in the positions I read when I am not a table with it. I fell in love with my sister’s kindle and am kind of jealous of it especially since my husband won’t let me buy one since I got my ipad so I wouldn’t have to decide between e-readers. I still have a large collection of printed books, however I have reduced to out of print and signed copies. I owuld love a kindle if for only the kindlegraph app.

  24. becca says

    Both my parents have ereaders – in fact, my dad has more ereaders than I do! I have a Kindle Keyboard, and a Sony 350 that I got to see whether I liked the touch interface (in spite of it being an elegant interface,I find I prefer buttons) and now use as a loaner ereader. My son and husband both have the non-touch K4s. It’s been great for my son, who has some neurological deficits – he’s able to read much better on his K4 than in paper – he’s already been through more books this year on his K4 than he had the entire year previous. Daughter won’t touch an ereader with a pole, but then she’s an artist and is into books as an art form. Husband is ambiguous about his K4, but there are some books he wants to read that simply aren’t available other than in eformat (some Mira Grant novellas, and Lois Bujold’s eARC of Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance).

    So I don’t need yet another ereader. If I win (and I rarely ever do), I’ll donate it to some organization that gives ereaders to soldiers.

    I’m entering because I just like talking about ereaders. Plus, I’ve discovered a whole new blog here!

  25. Diana S. says

    I would love to win the Kindle for my sister. I was given an e-reader over two years ago and she has fallen in love with it, but I live in another state so I cannot share it with her. Also, she will be going to college next year and I know an e-reader would be an easy way for her to continue reading for pleasure on a budget (as our local library lets you check out e-books for free).

  26. Carla says

    I would like to win this for my 10 year old daughter. She has run out of space for physical books. She has resorted to giving her younger sister some of her toys to make more room. Recently she chose between two books based on the physical size of the books and how much space the book would take up. I know she would love to have her own reader!

  27. Jacquie Biggar says

    Hi Sarah, huge fan of yours, have all your books in my library. I would like to win the Kindle as a back-up for camping, currently use an IPad and while I love it, it’s really hard to read outside with them. Looking forward to reading Within Reach next month

  28. Evelyn M says

    I had Kindle PC for about a year before I bought a Kindle 3G. This was after my daughter showed up at home with her Kobo. I love the freedom of taking my library with me wherever I go and not suffering from strained muscles while I do it. Then I convinced one of my sisters to get one a week later and we experienced the joy of reading aloud together. And then, for my mom’s 75th birthday, I convinced my siblings to contribute to a Kindle for her. She loves it. I would love to win the Kindle for my twin – an artist, who would be amazed at the ability to transport documents, pictures and whatnot to carry with her to the gallery!

  29. EilieD says

    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.

  30. Marc says

    I own a Sony which I love but lately there have been several books come out that are only available on Kindle. I don’t like to read books on my computer – blog post are for computers – so I have been mulling what to do about this sorry state of affairs. So I guess I am hoping to win for me but to be honest I would be just as happy with all the wonderful books in the runners up package. Thanks for the contest and spreading the word about the wonderful ereader.

  31. Linda says

    Love reading on an ereader! =) I´m with you, i still buy paperbacks when i want to keep it, but my Kindle has made it easier to try out unknown authors and i can have it with me in my bag and always have a book at hand *happy sigh*
    I´d love to win because my current ereader has lost its wifi and while i can still read on it, it´s making it more difficult not being able to browse books, =D
    Love the giveaway!
    Best wishes, Linda xo

  32. Sherri says

    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!)

  33. says

    :) 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!

  34. Bernie Stock says

    I would love love to own a Kindle Fire! Would give me a reason to join Amazon Prime! It is what I covet right now. As a widow books are my best friends, they keep me company on these long nights!
    Good Luck To All,
    Bernie

  35. Jan Lo says

    Since my husband became ill, our budget for books has crashed and burned. The library often does not have the books I want to read and the wait is lengthy. Also, leaving work to try to get to open hours is difficult. The reader would allow me to connect to the library’s consortium and have access to a much greater selection of books. Thanks for offering to have this give-away. You will make some folks very happy.

  36. Amy S. says

    I would love to get this for my niece. She does like to read. She reads a few books a year. I think with a ereader she might read more. I think she would like one with the touch on it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. says

    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!!!!!!!
    minadecaro@hotmail.com

  38. Chelsea Foust says

    I love love love to read, I actually read so much that when most people see me the first thing they ask is, “What is a good book you’ve read today?” The other day I was talking with a lady and she mentioned a book she wanted to read, I agreed that I had read it, then told her that this particular book is in a series and is number seven, she should therefore start with the first book. I gave her the name and when I turn to my right there was a second lady who had scavenged through her purse to find an old receipt to write the name and author down of the books we where talking about. She was so sweet :)

    I live 90% of my life in a fantasy world where Vampires, Werewolves, paranormal beings, and happy-ever-afters are not real but a staple. Even if my life is sort of sucky and things are not going right and a happy-ever-after isn’t in the cards for me, in my head I have already met and married my prince where we have multiple children who are great friends with all sorts of paranormal beings.

    I would love to win because this way I can take hundreds of books with me everywhere I go, I would not have to worry as much about my own pitiful life I could then get lost in a fantastic work of fiction.

    Thanks for the chance for the giveaways, and have a fantastic week! :)
    ~Chelsea

  39. says

    I can’t travel anywhere without bring my e-reader along, even if it’s to the local grocery store. You never know how long you’ll have to wait in the checkout line.

    I would love to win the Touch because my current e-reader is dying on me. She freeze up on me and her battery life is depleting rapidly. And since I can’t imagine my life without an e-reader, I’m desperate to replace her.

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway.

  40. Kelly B says

    I would love to win this e-reader for myself. I know it sounds a bit selfish, but my back and shoulder would greatly appreciate it because I carry so many books and magazines around with me. Right now I have 3 books, and a magazine in my bag along with my purse. Just think of the reading I could get done with just one e-reader!

    Thank you for having this contest, have a great week!

  41. Tina Bellefeuille says

    I would love a kindle for myself…sorry friends, but I have 50 books on my kindle app. That i have’nt read yet and I’m still buying.

  42. says

    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.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    Nise’
    nisethusfarATyahooDOTcom

  43. says

    I’d love to win an e-reader for my technologically challenged history professor hubby! He’s feeling a bit blue these days, because I have more gadgets than he does, thus leading the possible revocation of his “Man Card.” Also, I’d love to have the shelf space freed up on our bookcases – those history tomes take up a lot of room, and I’m tired of having to lug huge bags of his books whenever we travel!

  44. MamaJen says

    I would love a Kindle. E-readers have to be one of the best inventions ever! Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  45. Regina says

    I would love to win an ereader for my dad. He likes to read and still buys paperbacks (OMG!!!) in this day and age!!! It would be so much easier for him to read an ereader and-a perk-he wouldn’t have books laying all over the place my folks have limited space in their small mobile home.

  46. Lynne H says

    I would love to win an e reader! I love to read PB’s but so many of my favorite writers are now writing stories that are only available as e read books. I hate to miss out on any of their stories and just have not been able to afford one of my own!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. says

    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

  48. says

    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 Kindles…

    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. :)

  49. Corinne says

    Hmmmmm, the love of reading + a Kindle PC= one burned out laptop!! Bought a new laptop but trying REALLY hard not to read too much on it!! Great contest gals!! =)

  50. Jen G. says

    I’d love to get one for my mom! She has a chronic illness which means she spends a lot of time resting. An e-reader would let her download books from the public library and keep her from getting bored as often!

  51. says

    I love my Kindle sooooo much, it’s almost obscene. I’ve read more books, more new authors because of it.

    I would love to win an ereader for my friend Lea in Australia. She and I met on a fan forum and we’ve been friends for years now. She’s been generous like crazy in creating book covers for me, sending Tim-Tams (yum!!) and just being a great friend and support.

    I’m actually putting money asde to buy her a Kindle myself but bills are kicking my ass. This would be amazing to win her one.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. kkw says

    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.

  53. says

    I’d love to win a Kindle because a couple of week’s back my husband’s 2nd Kindle (to replace the one that broke while the warranty was still intact) broke… and the warranty was done this time. It took me a decade of marriage to get him to read so I caved and let him start taking mine with him to work and have been stuck reading on my eye-straining iPad ’cause there just isn’t any extra budget for another Kindle right now. The things we do for our HEA’s, eh? ;)

  54. Jason says

    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. He deserves it.

  55. Mia Rizzo says

    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.

  56. Jessica says

    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!

  57. Kim Matlock says

    I already have two e-readers. 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… :(

  58. Rebekah says

    I would love to win a kindle, my mom had been borrowing mine and is in love with it im afraid i will never see it again….we need a second one so i can have mine back :)

  59. Angelia Schubert says

    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.

  60. Becca says

    I want to win this for my husband! I have two reasons:

    1. See, I lent him my old nook and he’s pretty much taken it over, downloading all these romances and erotic novellas that I never knew he liked. I tell him he should try downloading library books from overdrive for that genre, too, but he refuses to hook it up to a computer first (required for my old nook, even with wifi), because our son uses that computer and that’d be awkward. Kindle is a better choice for him because then he could lock his reading habits behind an Amazon password, to avoid embarassing the kids.

    2. My husband is a professional musician and uses a laptop on gigs to display his music. It’s bulky and requires a sturdy stand, though. An e-reader would be a perfect device for this, lying flat on a lighter stand — maybe even attached to the mic stand!

    So that’s two reasons: to encourage him to read more romance/erotica, esp. from libraries, and to display chord chards on gigs. Three reasons if you count me getting my Nook back if he had his own Kindle.

  61. Kim says

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have a house loaded with books and nowhere to put them. If I keep collecting books at this rate, they’ll eventually need their own rooms. So a Kindle ereader will be a perfect solution.

  62. says

    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.

  63. petula winmill says

    I have lived in Spain for the last 24yrs so I had to rely on other peoples cast off paperbacks until my son bought me a kindle for my birthday. I have the cheapest one because I wasn’t sure if it would be any good. Now I am addicted I would love a better one. I am enjoying all the new (to me )authors I am finding thanks to the freebies and blogs . Because I live in Spain the Nook would not be for me.

  64. catslady says

    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!!

  65. says

    Had a Kindle for over a year and loved it. One morning the screen stopped working and since then had to rely on reading through an epad which isn’t the same. Would love to have a Kindle back to read all those fabulous (over 300) book I have on it. :)

  66. Janet S says

    Shoes and books, I understand. My old Kindle and I have been through 300 books together – and it’s getting kind of slow, it needs to “think” a lot. The runner up books are awesome as well. Thanks!

  67. Moran says

    First of all I discovered Sarah Mayberry books earlier this year and so far I read Her Best Worst Mistake and I really enjoyed it and since I didn’t know it’s the second book in a series I had to read Hot Island Nights and it was great too,

    I own a Kindle but it’s not touch so i would love to have a touch screen and I’m sure one of my friends will love to get my old Kindle LOL

  68. says

    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.

    Thanks!

  69. Na S. says

    So many of these authors are on my wishlist. This is going to be a Summer of discovering new authors.

    I would like to win this ereader for my sister. She’s never had one and declares that she loves her print books too much. Every time she comes over she always leaves with a handful of my books. I think she’d really appreciate the convenience of having many books in one hand and being able to get them in seconds.

  70. ishanda says

    I already own the kindle touch and I love it…. And would.like to win this for my mama so she can enjoy it as much as I do. she reads just as much as I do (1-5 books) at a time within a week or 2…if not more… She like to go to the library and take out books but recently its been costing her due to my lil neice and nephew taking the books and putting it within “puppy” reach lol. So the books bearly make it back to the library for others to enjoy

  71. Dana Reeder says

    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. :)

  72. says

    I would absolutely LOVE to win a Kindle! My sister has one, and I’m so jealous. I’ve tried using the Kindle app on my smart phone, and it works pretty well, but I’d love to have the real deal. There are so many new books I want to read, both kinky and “vanilla,” and it would be fantastic to read them on a Kindle. Thank you!

  73. Bitchie says

    I want to win because I am a tech slut, and the Kindle Touch is the new shiny! And I haven’t been able to afford one for myself yet. I have a Kindle Keyboard, and I guess if I win a Touch, I could possibly, maybe be persuaded to pass the KK on to a deserving family member.

    Or I might just be a greedy wench, and keep it in my drawer. You know, just in case the Touch craps out on me.

  74. says

    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.

    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 or 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.

  75. Tania Marshall says

    I would love to win a Kindle to give to my adult daughter. I want to keep it on my Amazon account so she can read the books I have already purchased without actually taking MY kindle!

  76. Nicole says

    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!
    Thanks!

  77. winnie says

    I would love to win a Kindle 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 a Kindle and not to mention the 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 a Kindle 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 a Kindle for myself and thank you for the awesome chance to do so!

  78. merry says

    I’d love to have a Kindle. I borrow my best friend’s occasionally, but hate to take advantage too much. Having my own would be wonderful.

  79. Jane says

    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.

  80. Rebecca S says

    I NEED an e-reader. I haven’t purchased one yet because I keep spending the money I set aside for it on school supplies for work. I need to read new books much more often and this would help.

  81. Andrea says

    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.

  82. -jane- says

    Start them as you mean them to continue! A girl needs her gear! Running shoes, a soccer ball, a good ereader.

    My granddaughter’s idea of a good read is a little different from mine, but she is only seven, and she has a lot of time to explore all there is to be read. I would like to see her have easy access to the whole spectrum of books from fantasy to classics with stopovers in science, history and any other topic that catches her fancy.

  83. Stephanie G says

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

  84. Cathy P says

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

  85. Stephanie says

    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!!

  86. Jenya_mi says

    I would love to have an e-reader because it would make it a lot easier to share my computer with my daughter. Every time I’m reading a book she wants to borrow it.

  87. DevonAnn says

    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!

  88. Rue says

    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. ;)

  89. Sabrina says

    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.

  90. James says

    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 :)

  91. says

    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 Kindle to give my poor, abused phone a break.

  92. Karen D says

    My loving family got me a Kindle last Mother’s Day and I love it. But…I share it with my kids, who are bookworms (thank God!) I’ve been thinking about getting another one, so it would be great to win one instead. So, no I won’t be giving the e-reader to someone I love, but I will be giving my loved ones my cast-off if I win!

  93. says

    I’d love to win a Kindle because I think it’s the perfect size e-reader. It’s small enough and light enough to carry in my bag and most of the e-books I read already come from the Kindle store.

    This is a fun contest! Thank you for the chance!

  94. carol says

    Thank you Sarah for this great giveway! I would love to win an e-reader for myself. I’m in the dark ages. The least tech savvy person I know. I would love to be able to download books onto an e-reader instead of my computer.

  95. Stacy S says

    I would love to win an ereader for myself. It would be much easier to get books. I have started reading new authors ( to me) and a lot of them are only on ebooks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Marian Houseman says

    I happen to be Ruthie Knox’s aunt, so that may or may not disqualify me from this contest:). It also means that, as of right now, she’s the only author I’ve actually read out of the 4 in this contest. I was not a romance reader until Ruthie got me started. And now I will happily be adding more ebooks to my shelves.

    I have an iPad, so if I win this, it won’t be for me. Believe it or not, I have six elderly aunts ranging in age from 80 to 92, and at least two of them are reading Ruthie’s books! I think the others would read them if they had an e-reader, so I would like to win one to give them to share (they’re very good at sharing). One of my aunts is named Ruth Knox Blair, and when I told her I was concerned about her reading the “racy” parts of Ruthie’s books, she asked what made me think she wouldn’t enjoy them:). Her sisters (my aunts) feel the same way. They would enjoy an e=reader.

  97. Flora says

    I would love an e-reader because as much as I am a fan of holding a book in my hands and being able to feel the pages I read, realistically, its not in my budget. So many new books come out every month and as a college student, its not possible to buy them all. However, with an e-reader, books are cheaper and on hand quicker, meaning I can take them on the go and still manage to not got flat-out broke.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity~!

  98. So Little Time says

    I would love to win this e-reader so I could carry it everywhere and read with wanton, reckless abandon and freedom. Currently, I am so neurotic that I sometimes carry books whose covers will not offend the delicate sensibilities of my elderly aunt…who is a nun. The bottom line is: I need to read *Stealth Romance*!

  99. Tess says

    I promised my mom I’d get her an e-reader for Christmas… but then life got in the way and I’m short on funds right now.

    She recently cut herself in her right hand, very deeply, so she’s lost some movement/gripping force in that hand. Holding books, even lighter ones, over a long period of time is tiring for her.

    I really wish I can make her smile by giving her an e-reader :)

  100. Betsy McCollum says

    My 40-year old eyes need an ereader so I can change the font size if I need to. Please choose me, my optometrist says there is no treatment for 40-year-old eyes!

  101. Kate Willoughby says

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest. I would adore winning this ereader for my mother-in-law. She loves to read.

  102. bn100 says

    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.

  103. Heather E says

    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.

  104. Patrice says

    I got my Kindle as a gift from my husband in 2010 and really love it. Like you, I still have lots of paper books but we are slowly weeding them down to just what we consider Keepers. I’d really like to win a Kindle to give to my hubby.

  105. Judi P says

    I really can’t thank you all enough for these most wonderful opportunities.

    Well, I’m entering, not for myself, but for a friend that Desperately wants an E-reader but alas, has no means of getting one. She has been unemployed for almost a whole year now with seriously no call backs. She had been saving for a e-reader before the store she was working at closed, but because of that sudden unemployment she had to use what she has saved for bills and whatnot.
    I really want to win her one as a gift. I’m so sad that everyone around her, Her sisters, dad and mom all have ways to read online or read ebooks and go on the internet or whatever, and she has none. She’s always having to have to ask if she can use this or that and only has a limited amount of time on the devices. She has a small MP3 player where she can read documents but the screen is so small her eyes start stinging. I swear she’s had to get a higher prescription for glasses because of it. I really want to win her an ereader so that she can finally have something that she can call her own to read her books!

    Thanks so very much again for this awesome contest!!

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless(at)yahoo(dot)com

  106. Liz H. says

    I’ve been hemming and hawing over getting an e-reader for a few years now, because like you I like paper books, and because I wanted a touch screen that worked well. Now that the touch screens are here, I really need to stop putting it off. I travel a lot, and that airline baggage allowance is too limited, and the number of books I can lift over my head in a carry on does not equal the number I will read in my months away.

  107. infinitieh says

    I would love to win one for my brother-in-law. Aside from being a good guy and taking care of everyone in both families (his relatives and mine), he doesn’t have an ereader. My sister (his wife) has a Nook and my mother has a Kindle, but nothing for him. This caring and busy guy deserves his own ereader, to keep him company on his commute and his business trips so that he can catch up on business related reading as well as fun reading.

  108. Lexi says

    Wow, you ladies have your work cut out for you…there are a lot of entries.
    I just have to say, Sarah I love the ass grab on the cover of Her Best Worst Mistake. Makes me smile every time I see it!
    Tonight is my anniversary, we are celebrating our 7th year! Amazing it goes so fast, and that we are actually more in love than when we got married. Who would have thought. So instead of thinking of some great story, I am going to grab a good book and snuggle downstairs with my hunny. He watches tv and I read, we really understand each other at this point in our relationship. =)

  109. j3nny says

    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!

  110. Tara says

    I found my Kindle to be a godsend for when I was nursing, so I’d like to get one for my newly nursing friend.

  111. DeeCee says

    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.

  112. Quilt Lady says

    I would love to win this e-reader because I just had back surgery and I think it would be easier to read on an e-reader then a book and I have a long recovery ahead so will have more reading time.

  113. says

    Ooo… I do hope I get to win the free e-reader; not for myself, mind you, but for my co-worker. She is a budding reader (she only started falling in love with books when she and I met in the company almost a year ago) who loves almost everything and anything I give her to read. However, when I got my own e-reader a few months ago, she has been unable to read the books I have been purchasing for my e-reader since I read every night and she does not have enough money to buy her own e-reader. I have been lending her my paperbacks and hardcovers, but the newer books are all in e-book format. If I win, I will definitely give it to her as a gift and help her kindle her love for reading even more by showing her the infinite adventures she can have with an e-reader and with the various writers out there.

  114. shutter_red says

    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 Kindle 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 Kindle 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 Kindle 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 Kindle.
    Thanks for reading and for your consideration.

  115. Jill B says

    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.

  116. MD says

    I’d love to get a Kobo Touch for myself because then I will be able to borrow ebooks from my library. It does not support Kindle lending, but supports other devices.

  117. StacieD says

    I have an older Kindle. It has been freezing up a lot lately. I think it will give up the ghost in the next few months. I hope to have a replacement before them. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  118. trefoil says

    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.

  119. AmyB says

    I have wanted an e-reader since my sister let me borrow hers one time. I am a stay at home mom. I have a nine year old daughter and a four month old baby boy. I lost a child in 2005 due to a genetic disorder when she was only sixteen months old. When I found out I was expecting again I was so happy yet still terrified at the same time. When he was born he was a perfect healthy baby. My husband insisted that I stay home and enjoy being with our baby. I wouldn’t want it any other way, I get to be here for both my children everyday. We don’t have money for extra and if we do get a little ahead it goes to something for the kiddos. Pretty much the only way I will ever get an e-reader is if I am lucky enough win one. It is wonderful that there are amazing people out there willing to make someone extremely happy by giving things so great away. Good luck to everyone who enters!!

  120. Raynell says

    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;)

  121. GHN says

    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 isn’t very portable…

  122. says

    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;-)

  123. Anubha says

    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

  124. Jennifer says

    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.

  125. Aliyah says

    I would love to win the Kindle Touch 3G. I know it sounds terrible but I would not want to give it away. I recently entered the world of ereaders and love my Kobo Touch but understand that the Kindle has colour (so cool!) and is more like the ipad then the Kobo.

  126. Patti Williams says

    I would want it for myself. Its selfish, but I love to read and that is what I do for entertainment. I don’t have cable and I seldom watch movies. I would rather read s good book and I am running out of room to store them. I keep the ones I love and pass on the others. It would be nice to have my books on an ereader.

  127. says

    I would probably give the thing to my sister, because I already own a Kindle Keyboard, and it’s the best christmas present I ever gave myself. Or possibly to my dad, who likes to read newspapers on my Kindle instead of getting his own. Or maybe my mother, who devours romance novels like there’s no tomorrow, and I am the one who has to lug them away to give to libraries, friends and/or charities.

    We probably won’t stop buying paper books anytime soon, but the joys of Kindle cannot be denied – a thousand books in one small package. Love it!

  128. Maureen says

    I would love to win an ereader for my mom. She loves to read romances and always has piles of them in her house. It is time for my parents to downsize so I think having an ereader would be great for her since she could see that she can still have plenty of books even though she will have a lot less room.

  129. heather from Australia says

    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.

  130. Pam Bustamante says

    I have a friend who has difficulty holding books. This would be perfect for her. I love my Kindle. Want to share the love!!

  131. says

    What a great post! I have been looking at ereaders and tablet lately, wanting to get one for my own birthday. I even checked out the brandnew Sony Touch one of my collegues just bought for herself.
    I am a bookaddict, and I have a TBR of thousands of books already, so any more, and my house will fall down.
    I would like an ereader to be able to take a whole library with me on vacation, just put 100 books on the device, and be happy reading the days away.
    But, buying an e-reader is a lot of money, and I would really rather spend all that on books! At the moment I read my ebooks on my computer, and I am fine with that, but I can’t take them with me! Of course, I also can’t take an e-reader with me in the bathtub, but of course, there are all those paper books meant for!

    Thanks for the very generous and fun give away ladies! You rock!

  132. Susan W. says

    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!

  133. Laurie G says

    I would love to become up to date with an E-Reader KINDLE 3 G!

    I love to read, but as we are downsizing now that the youngest has graduated from college, space is limited. An e-reader definitely seems the way to go. Unfortunately, financially I can not swing it. I still have two in Grad School.

    Thanks for the chance to win a KINDLE TOUCH 3G. I’m so tech challenged that I’m not really sure what the 3G means. I do live in a rural area so I’m hoping that it means I would get a lot of reading material easily!

    Glad you love your e-reader. I do hope to get one eventually.

  134. Erin T says

    I would love to win this kindle for my daughter. She is 10 years old, going into 5th grade. She is also a special needs child. She currently only reads at a first grade level. Getting her to sit down and read a book to me is like pulling teeth. I have my own kindle, and for some reason she LOVES to use it to read. I am all about encouraging her to love reading, like I do. Unfortunately it is not in my budget right now to buy her her own.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  135. Tanja H says

    I would like to win an e-reader for my niece. She’s 7 years old and I have been reading her books since she was weeks old. I started with romance novels, but she didn’t notice. Now I let her read books from my iPad (yep, I trust her with it). She loves reading on it and loves the features. She can read anywhere and bookmark pages. She just loves it. I think a brand new e-reader of her own will make a great birthday present for her.

  136. Molly says

    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.

  137. Donna A says

    I will admit it – I am English, I like tea and crumpets and curling up in front of the radiator (poor English, not Posh English so no fires for me) with a good read. As is commonly known throughout the world, we English are stoic, unfeeling and with a stiff upper lip……yet mine is trembling. The only thing which enables my poor English self to feel emotions is no longer working and, as stated I am poor, both in pecuniary and personal status so cannot replace my frozen heart with a shiny fresh kindle to beat in it’s place. Surely you cannot let such tragedy occur and will immediately send me a replacement vascular organ in the shape of a kindle?

  138. sienny says

    I want an e-reader!! Why? Simply because i can’t haul my currently readings everywhere i go. And because i usually read more than 1 book at a time, hauling books is quite a problem. Which i hope will be solved by an e-reader :)

  139. Guida says

    To be honest I don’t have an ereader. Although I eye them every time I see them on display, I have never gotten around to purchasing one. But now I must say that having an ereader at hand sounds marvelous especially when I’m running out of room in my house to keep my books. Winning this ereader would be fantastic and perhaps I could get my sister to start reading because she does not know what she’s missing.

  140. Jeanne Miro says

    Sarah -

    The title of your book is the reason I would love to win an e-reader for a special someone.

    My best worst mistake happened in May of 1969. I had gone to college while working full time in Arizona and had recently moved to Florida on the fateful day it all began. Before leaving Arizona I had realized and accepted I would probably never find “the one” and after a long struggle resigned myself that I was okay in making my own way in the world – one too many “boyfriends” had broken my heart.

    Then I met the most inappropriate man I had ever met. It was the height of the war in Vietnam and he was in the Navy stationed on an aircraft carrier and his job was to load bombs on airplanes – in a war zone! Not exactly a good safe place to be in the world! On the other hand he was kind, considerate and actually LISTENED to what I had to say!

    Fortunately several months later he was transferred to a local Air Station and I saw him again. Sometimes you don’t realize how important someone is to you until they safely return to your world.

    We first met in May, 1969, married in February, 1970 and this year celebrated our 42nd anniversary.

    Besides me, my sons and our grandchildren the thing my husband loves the most is reading – anytime, anyplace! I’d love to “Make His Day” and surprise him with an e-reader so he could have the books he loves stored and ready to read!

    He’s done so much over the years not only for his family but in our community and for our country (after Vietnam he joined the Navy Reserves and was a “week-end warrior” for 25 years) and I’d love for him to realize how much that means not just to me but to others as well.

  141. says

    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.

  142. Leni says

    I’m trying to win the E-reader for myself and want to see if my reading will increase if I use an E-reader. I’m ready to learn how to use one.

  143. Joanne B says

    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.

  144. Lora Patten says

    I can’t say that I am totally without an “e-reader” as I have the Kindle app on my android phone and I have both Kindle for PC and Calibre, but I do not have an actual dedicated e-reader itself. I was supposed to have gotten one for either this PAST Christmas or Mother’s Day but unfortunately we had to shelf it because our SUV crapped out on us (after we put over $600 in tune up costs into it we find out that the transmission was going out) and we had to use our tax return to put a down payment on a vehicle. We did end up getting a Kindle touch for my daughter (who doesn’t live with us) for Christmas and she absolutely adores hers. Sadly between me and hubby we have well over 3,000 books on the PC but nothing but my cell phone or the PC to read them on and who wants to sit for hours in front of the PC to read or spend hours at a time reading books on a 1 1/2″ X 3″ screen? I am a voracious reader (my book shelves hate me because they are weighted down tremendously) and I would absolutely love to have an e-reader to put all of my digital books on so I can transport that library with me and not have to decide before I leave the house WHICH book I want to take with me to read. Thank you for this opportunity to win!

  145. says

    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.

  146. Laurie says

    I would like to win this for my son. He starts high school in the fall and will be reading alot of books. Thanks for the great giveway!

  147. Erica says

    I would love to win a Kindle! I always carry around books in my purse and it gets a a little crowded in there! I am a voracious reader and I’m entering college (for the second time!) as an adult. It would be great to have something small that I can throw in my backpack and pull out between classes for some non-early modern period reading. Also, my husband would probably be forever grateful that I will not be adding that many more physical books to our already overflowing collection!

  148. Jenny C. says

    I was originally going to give this one to my husband, who has ‘borrowed’ my current ereader for games/checking out library books/etc., but then I read your description and saw this has a light on it for nighttime reading, and now I am obsessed. Please, please, please let me win this – I’ll let my husband keep the current ereader, promise! BTW, thanks for such a fun contest!

  149. Natalie says

    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 Kindle for her trips to the gym.

  150. Martha says

    I would love to win this for myself! I carry around way too many books and my husband is on the verge of banning me from the library because I check out too many books at once then spend all weekend reading. This wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t have 3 kids that need taken care.
    marmitage@coeur.com

  151. Amanda Ray says

    Well, I must say that I would love to win this for myself however my son (who is 11) has asked me to get him one on several occasions (the last of which is the coming Christmas holiday). So, that being said, I would give this to my son should I win. My son and I both LOVE reading. I have a Nook that my husband and son got for me several years ago and my son and I often share it so it would be wonderful to win the Kindle for him. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    luvs2read4fun@gmail.com

  152. Paroma says

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

  153. Dee says

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

  154. Jae Lee says

    I love my Kindle so much and it’s dying :( I’ve been wanting the Touch because the built-in wi-fi will make it easier for me to borrow e-books from my library. Plus, the weight reduction from the K2 to the Touch is pretty significant.

  155. Molly Frenzel says

    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!

  156. Susan B. says

    I have a Kindle that I love but I mostly have free books on it. Winning the Kindle Touch would allow me to have my sister’s library on hand which is filled with many many books I haven’t been able to afford.

  157. Karen League says

    I need to win an ereader for myself to avoid back problems. I have been traveling quite a bit this summer and each time I pack up I have to take along a large backpack filled with my favorite books. My day is not done until I have read a few pages from one of my many romance novels…since I usually am reading half a dozen at any given time…I simply must bring them all… everywhere I go.. which if you do not have an ereader you haul around LOTS of HEAVY books. THUS, I need to win the ereader to avoid a future of back spasms. I could (gasp) have dozens of books at my disposal everywhere I go.

  158. says

    I would love a more advanced e-reader. I have a Kindle, but would love to have one with a Touch screen! Organizing on the Kindle I have is extremely time consuming. My husband has been unemployed for 3 1/2 years, despite the multitudes of jobs he’s applied for and all of the interviews. (He’s 50 and we think that is really hurting his being hired, so we died some of his grey!) Needless to say, we are making do with what we have and a Kindle Touch is not in the cards right now.

    I love my paper back books, but also love my Kindle. It’s really good for those books whose covers or titles are somewhat embarassing around kids and your mother-in-law!

    If I had a new Kindle I could clear my old one and give it to my daughter to use for school.

    Thanks for the give-away chance!

  159. says

    PS, I love disclaimer 4 from SBSarah

    4. Call before you dig. Call after you downward dog. Adding a comma makes that sentence even more fun!

    Lightened my mood a little and made me smile :)

  160. Kristin says

    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!

  161. Liz says

    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.

  162. Katherine says

    I would love to win a Kindle of any kind for my husband. He so rarely finds time to read, and never has a book around. I’d love to be able to send him books by his favorite authors. I’d love to see him reading things other than work stuff. He truly needs the break.

  163. June says

    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.

  164. Laura P says

    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.

  165. Jen B. says

    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!
    This is the same story I posted at Smart Bitches but I wanted to add a caveat. I have had to abandon books on a vacation. It kills me! Even if it is for the purpose of making space for shoes and clothes! Now that I have a Kindle, I can take a million books with me but I still carry one or two paper books. You know, nothing replaces paper. Now, I make sure to take quick read books that I can leave behind without too much pain. I make sure to leave them at the front desk or hand them to another tourist so I know they have a good home.

  166. Tiffany says

    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! :)

  167. Steff Shelton says

    I was decidedly against e-readers for a long time. I love books. The way they feel, the way they smell, even the space they take up on my bookshelves excites me. If I’m stressed the used bookstore is where I go to unwind. I love wandering up and down the aisles, list in hand, hunting for books by my favorite authors.

    So a couple of years ago my dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas and my answer was tires. We were broke and I badly needed new tires for my car. I wanted money to go toward new tires and nothing else. Well, Dad didn’t think that was a very fun gift. I don’t know if he didn’t think I was serious or what but he just said “oh, nobody wants tires for Christmas.”

    Instead he gave me a Nook and I proceeded to have a meltdown of epic proportions. At one point I was hiding in my car crying on the phone to my mom. It was ridiculous

    Before you judge me, just know that every one of my friends, my mom, husband and children all knew that I was anti-e-reader. With the stress of the holidays and everything else going on at that time I just cracked. I couldn’t believe he knew so little about me to think that I’d want such a pricey item when I needed new freaking tires. Plus we couldn’t even afford internet at that time, I couldn’t have downloaded a book if I’d wanted to.

    I accepted the gift and tried hard not to let on that I was upset. Poor Dad, he knew how much I like to read and really was trying to give me a nice gift. In the end, my mama came to my rescue with the tires and I returned the Nook for some much needed clothes. Dad wasn’t upset that I returned his gift and was happy I got some clothes that I wanted and needed. Long story short, I made a big fuss over nothing.

    So why do I want to win a Kindle? After that Christmas I started following some book blogs and discovered some pretty amazing authors. Too many times when I’ve gone to order new books I find that they’re only available in Kindle edition. I’ve decided I’ve got to get on the e-reader team if I want to keep up. And I’d like to think that I’ve matured a little and can now handle the transition to digital.

    I’ve put a Kindle and big fat Amazon gift card on my Christmas list this year. Hopefully Santa can forgive my sins of Christmas’ past. Thanks for doing a give away, I’m continually amazed by how good romance and paranormal romance authors are to their fans!

  168. Kerrie Howard says

    I have a kindle and absolutely love it! I want a kindle for my oldest daughter. She loves to read like I do and can not afford to buy a kindle. She’s a single mom who lost her job recently and is struggling to say the least. She could be on my account and would enjoy many of the books I have purchased. Thank you.

  169. Adrian says

    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!

  170. says

    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 (and seems to have reversed his diabetes, yes!) 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’s love to have his own.

  171. Mel K. says

    I’d like to give my sister a e-reader for Xmas. She’s been going through a tough time. It would be the perfect gift. Thanks.

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

  172. says

    Why do I want the Kindle Touch 3G? Because while my iTouch is convenient, I’d like to read on a bigger screen once in a while. (A bigger screen that’s not my laptop.) And as I already own an (older) e-ink device, I cannot bring myself to pay for another ereader as long as it still works somehow, no matter how huge a PITA it is to load books onto it. (Hey, the iTouch was necessary for music and such! At least that’s my story…)

  173. NerdyLutheranChick says

    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! :)

  174. books4me says

    My stepsister doesn’t have a lot. She has no extra money as she is raising her 4 kids (ages 16, 14, and 8) alone with no child support. She is working part-time and her tips purchase food. She goes to school full time and working on her master’s degree in social work. She wants to be an advocate for children with special needs (her middle child has special needs). She has worked very hard at changing her life…she is a very different person now…and she deserves a special gift like an ereader!

  175. Nikki says

    Have the book locked and loaded onto the reader for my holiday next week. Can’t wait (for both the holiday and the book)

  176. Alexa says

    I would want to get this for my mom. Her birthday is coming up and this would be the perfect gift for her. She’s really into touchscreen technology and reading and an ereader is the perfect gift. Also, I’m sure she’d appreciate if this year I could actually get her something in which I don’t ask her for money to get her, her gift.

  177. Rachel Siddons says

    I’m going to post for myself again. After recently rediscovering my passion for reading. I think I need to move with the times and have an eReader. No-one could spy and comment on my reading judging by covers. I never thought I would want one, but 3 kids, one likes to draw on my precious pages. Another likes to rip them out at vital parts! Nothing will ever beat the smell/feel of a new book, but moving on means more access to lots of books, though waiting for new book to down load could have the same excitement as the postie right?

  178. Lauren says

    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.

  179. says

    I’d like to win so I can give my younger daughter an ereader. She has become a crazy reader all of a sudden, reading 700 page books and spending hours in her room curled up. Love it!

  180. Katie says

    Wow, so many comments, and I’m so late to the game! I’ve been (was?) an e-book avoidest for a long time, despite my many (long) flights and train journeys, and my ability to read really fast, so I just take a lot of books if I’m not going somewhere I know I’ll have access to other books. I love the feel of books and the physicality of reading. But then my husband decided he wanted one, and we’ve both fallen in love with his Kindle Touch 3G. He reads on it every day at work, and I steal it on the weekends, and sometimes in the evenings before bed!

    Because we travel so much and books are such a pain to travel with, and I’ve finally realized that while I’ll never give up books completely, an e-reader for each of us would make life so much easier (and carry-on luggage so much smaller!). But that said, I don’t know if I would keep it for myself, or give it to my mother, who also reads voraciously and travels a lot, and would benefit from an e-reader for the same reason.

    But then I read all the comments above and think there are so many people more deserving than either my mother or myself. So best of luck choosing!

  181. Sue Sattler says

    I would love to win an ereader for my friend Chris. Last year I lost my 25 yr old son to war induced PTSD and a month later I had a massive heart attack. She was there for me through it all and she is still there for me. When others have hinted that I should “get over it” or they just avoid me, she is always there for me to talk to. She talks about my son and reminds me of funny stories about him. I love to read and she wasn’t really into that, but I bought her 10 books in a series and now she can’t get enough of it. Unfortunatley I can’t share my books with her, she likes her romance sweet, I like mine with a bite! lol I would love to be able to give her an ereader to thank her for always remembering my son with love and being there for me when I don’t think I can make it one more day without him.

  182. Cricket says

    I’d love to win an ereader for my husband; he doesn’t understand my affection for my Kindle, but I think he would if he had one of his own.

  183. Lisa Lisa says

    Every time I go on a trip, from a weekend away to a month-long vacation, I always have the book dilemma. I need to bring enough books to keep me occupied, but not so many (or so large) that they don’ weight to much or so that I can’t fit them in my bag. I debate 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. 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.

  184. Diane Sallans says

    I guess I should join the 21st century too – 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.

  185. Susana Irenea L. Borja says

    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!

  186. Heatherc says

    I would love to win this for my son. He’s about to turn five and is getting into reading. I’m always getting him books and putting it on my kindle. He feels grown up when we read off the kindle put it’s hard to keep up with his books among all of my books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  187. Sue X. says

    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 Kindle, I’ll truly start believing in a higher power.

  188. Cheryl says

    I bought myself a Kindle a couple of months ago because I was finding more and more that a lot of books just aren’t available as paperbacks anymore.

    In nearly forty years of marriage, I’ve never known hubby to read a novel. Seriously. He’s always read magazines and the occassional non-fiction book, but never novels.

    Since buying it, hubby has been sneaking the Kindle and reading the books I’ve downloaded.

    Don’t get me wrong, this is great news. But… now I’m fighting to read the books I’ve bought to read on the Kindle!

    I’d love for hubby to have his own Kindle so he can read from it whenever he wants. Now that he’s discovered his love of novel reading, I don’t want to discourage it. (But I do want to have access to my Kindle!)

  189. TaraR says

    My first e-reader was a gift to me from my sister, and my goodness what a fabulous gift it was! It’s one of my most prized possessions and I never go anywhere without it. So if I win, I would like to return the favor and give this baby to her.

  190. Joseri says

    I would love to win this ereader because my current one is getting old, I think I’ve used it too much! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  191. Stacie Hanson says

    I would love to repay my Mom for all of the amazing things she has done for me over the years. She is currently going thru a bitter divorce (the rat fink cheated with some home wrecking Jezebel after 20 years of marriage) and will be having her third total knee joint replacement surgery in October. This would be the perfect toy to help her escape from her problems into literary worlds filled with fantasies and possibilities. My Mom has always gone above and beyond for those around her. There isn’t anything she wouldnt do for me. I try to do the same for her. I have been laid up with health problems for over a year and she continues to assist me, even with all of the hullabaloo going on in her own life. This would be an added way to tell her thank you. Thank you for the chance to enter. And, thank you for your consideration!!

  192. yna yns says

    E-reader would really help me a lot. I’m baby sitting my younger cousin for 8hrs a day 7 days a week. My aunt owns a e-reader so when I’m at their house I used it since she only reads before going to bed at night. It frustrates me that when I’m on the most interesting part of the book and I have to go home already. As much as I want to buy own e-reader my budget won’t let me LOL! I can save for it,but every time I plan to buy there comes a more important thing to use my money with! *sigh*. Honestly these giveaways are only my hope to have my own
    e-reader. Me and friends discuss books when we have a get together but sometimes I can’t keep up with them with all the books they’ve read. They let me borrow sometimes but ofcourse its not the same if I have my own. It’s easier to reread my favorite books anytime anywhere if I have my own ereader T.T. please give me a chance to win! Goodluck to everyone!!!

  193. Deana says

    I would love to win this ereader! For a very long time, I was a rabid anti-ebook advocate. I could not fathom why anyone would want to read a book, but not be able to enjoy the feel of the paper against fingers, the unique book smell, and (let’s face it) being able to display it (and all the others!) in a bookcase.

    Now, I have conceded. I still own over 1000 DTBs, and my absolute favorites are falling apart at the spine because I have loved re-reading them so often. I would love to have an ereader for a variety of reasons, the least of which is that I will not have to see my cherished book fall apart. (Handy, that.) Also, storing my books is getting to be a problem. Having a lot of books is not a bad thing; storing over 1000 is quite often an exercise in futility. Much to my dismay, I am in a position of having to give up my DTBs just because I no longer have the space. While I will give them to a local Children’s Hospital, I will mourn the loss. With an ereader, storage is not as much of an issue. Granted, the space is still finite, but not on the same scale. Ereaders can be carried everywhere, and most will store hundreds of books in the same amount of space as a magazine.

  194. Rebecca S says

    I want to win the e-reader for my sister-in-law. She loves to read but she has pretty severe OCD which has really put a damper on her enjoyment of reading. She feels like she has to fully comprehend every word that she reads so she often turns back the pages and reads them over and over again until she feels like she can move on. This means that it might take her months to read one book! However, when she borrowed my Kindle she told me that because it was so inconvenient to go back and try to reread pages she was forced to keep going and she was able to read much more quickly. Voila, she read a book in just two days! I think that having a e-reader of her own would bring back something that she greatly misses- her enjoyment of reading.

  195. SUMMER PLEWES says

    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 :)

  196. says

    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
    Allie

  197. Trish says

    Thank you for offering this fantastic contest! I am absolutely in love with ereaders. I am a mother of 5 children, and in my house I have a Nook, 2 Kindles, and 2 Nook Colors. I love being able to load my children up with loads of books at all times and especially appreciate the ability to get a book for them when they are asking for one without having to make a trip to the store. It allows me to get whatever book they want into their little hands before they manage to be distracted by something on television or a video game.

    Anyway, my best friend is an avid reader and has to travel frequently for work. She works in IT and is normally all about having the latest in technology or a new gadget, but for some reason she has been extremely hesitant to move to reading on an ereader. I know her well enough to know that once she picks up and tries it, she will be in love! (I have watched her fight with her paperback many times on the treadmill at the gym). I would LOVE to win this for her and bring her over to “the dark side”. We are good enough friends that I will even be able to tell her “I told you so”.

    Thank again!

  198. Rhiannon Rowland says

    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!

  199. Tina Adamski says

    I love my kindle but would like to give my daughter, who just graduated from college, an e-reader so she can join in my obsession!

  200. Pam S / pams00 says

    Sarah, thank you for sharing your post. I was the same way when ebooks first came out. I’ll always love print books, but there is just no way for me to house all of the great ones out there lol. I also like the convenience of the ebook (toting thousands on one devices is totally awesome) and lot of great ebook only authors out there to boot.

    There are actually several reasons I’d really love and appreciate a new ereader. I won’t say that mine are better than any other reader via-ing for one. I had a kindle that finally an on its last leg end of the year… it was shared between myself, son, and mom so I think probably just couldn’t stand the stress of literally being powered on about 15 hrs a day :D.

    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

  201. michelle k says

    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.

  202. elena says

    I would like to win a Kindle because I don’t have one, I read only e-books on my PC and some time it is very hard for me.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  203. Artemis says

    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!

  204. Jadzia says

    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,
    Jadzia

    P.S. At the beginning of this month I have read one of your books – Just the Sexiest Man Alive. It was brilliant. One o the best contemporary romances I have ever read! Thank you for it.

    • Jadzia says

      Now that is embarassing. I have mistaken the name of an author. I hope you and Julia James will forgive me my mistake. I am very sorry :(

  205. Madd says

    I’m one of those people that always has to have something to read on hand. If I leave the house, even if it’s just to go out to the store, there is a book in my purse. When ebooks first started coming out, well, it didn’t excite me much because the idea of reading a book on my computer wasn’t that enticing. I’d only be able to read the book while at my pc. I was excited about ereaders, but they were so expensive. I tried a kindle that someone had on hand and really disliked the way it worked, so I wasn’t willing to spend crazy money on it. My husband gave me a Sony reader, the one with the light that everyone seemed to hate. I loved it. I loved the touch screen, the ability to use collections to organize my books, and the built in light to read in the car at night. It finally stopped holding a charge and I was forced to retire it recently. I bought another Sony reader, which I’m fine with. The only thing that drives me crazy is all those free books on the kindle. I pick them up and then either have to read them on my pc or on my iphone. My husband has a kind;e, I bought it for him as a birthday gift last year, and he’s always offering to let me download books on to his, but then he complains about having to scroll through all the books to find the books he’s bought for himself. Even if I could afford to buy myself a kindle, I don’t see how I could justify it when we’ve already got readers at home. Am I the most deserving? Likely not. I’ve read some of the other entries and I’d totally give it them, but I figure, what’s it hurt to try, right?

  206. Rose N. says

    I’ve been lusting after a Kindle for awhile now and begging my husband to get me one hasn’t panned out. I seem to come across books all the time that I can only get for kindle. I recently discovered that you can download the kindle app for blackberry, which I was extremely excited for. I loaded the page on my phone to download it, to only discover my blackberry isn’t compatible. I guess it’s back to begging my husband to get me one, unless one of you lovely ladies would like to help my cause. =)

  207. says

    I love your story about being won over to ebooks. I was exactly the same. I swore I’d never adapt to reading anything other than a paper book. I love the feel of them and the smell of the fresh ink and thrill of cracking open the the book to the very first page. It’s true that ebooks can’t deliver any of that, but the convenience is amazing and addictive. One click and I have that new book everyone is talking about. I love that freedom. And my husband loves not tripping over my stacks of books by the side of the bed.

    He’s the one I’d love to give an ereader to. My girls are both big readers, but my husband is not. He reads a lot for work. Hundreds of emails every week, just to start, so he doesn’t see reading as the source of fun that the rest of the family does. I think with a kindle (and the help of its text-to-speech capabilities) I can tempt him over to my side of the fence.

  208. Susan says

    Sis needs this!

    As my mother’s caregiver, I haven’t had an away from home vacay in about 15 yrs. In recent years, sis has come (from a good distance) as often as possible to give me a break so I can concentrate on work or my own affairs. She has her own health and personal issues, but makes herself unstintingly available to be my relief, my sounding board, my vent, and my friend. She deserves a nice shiny new Kindle for her traveling library!

    This is a very generous offer–thank you.

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