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What moves you?
The two things that move me the most are my children and knowledge. Knowledge takes many forms and my favorite form, by far, is the English language. That’s right – words. I love words. To me, words are interesting. They form knowledge. And you know the old saying – knowledge is power.
I’ve always loved words. The daughter of a 7th grade English teacher, I learned to read before I was 4 and have loved it ever since. As a teenager, when I was supposed to be delivering my newspaper route I
could be found sitting on a corner reading a book instead. Seriously. It was tough for my Mom to yell at me because I wasn’t getting into trouble – I was reading. You can’t get mad at someone for reading, right. Reading was my escape from everything back then. I could fall into a book and disappear for hours, not putting it down until I’d finished (or sometimes until it was too dark outside). To this day one of my favorite activities is to curl on on the couch with a book with a cup of coffee and read.
Sony has created Words Move Me to foster interest and interaction in words between readers all around the world. Readers can share their feelings via widgets. Other readers can search by emotions to find people with like interests. It’s pretty cool. My widget is below.
Sony and I are wondering what moves you. So let’s talk about that.
ONE winner will receive a SONY Reader Pocket Edition (value $199)!
The Reader Pocket Edition™ lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5″ display with E Ink® Vizplex paper-like screen technology for easy reading, even in direct sunlight. For added versatility, it supports multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, offering access to more books from more places, including the Reader™ Store and over one million free public domain titles from Google Books.
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
To enter leave a comment telling me about your favorite book and why it is memorable.
IMPORTANT NOTE – These entries will be judged on originality and content and not randomly. You may enter daily as long as the book and the story are completely different.
1 – Create an account on Words Move Me and leave a link to your profile in a comment on this post.
1 – Tweet this giveaway with the following message – Words move me. Share what words move you and enter to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition from @valmg at http://tinyurl.com/ybr75o7
1 – Spread the word about this giveaway on Facebook with the following message – Words move me. Share what words move you and enter to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition from @valmg at http://tinyurl.com/ybr75o7
Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.
THE SMALL PRINT.
US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 12/18/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
Please note that I am to receive a Sony Pocket Reader but that in no way have my opinions been influenced by the product or the sponsor.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.