Do words move you?
Do you have defining moments in your life where you can associate a book you read during that time?
Has literature affected your life so drastically that mere words on paper changed you forever?
Whether they have had profound influence or merely provide entertainment to take your mind off real life, books are an important part of our lives.
Personally I have always been someone who likes to read. From historical fiction to true crime and everything in between. I like biographies of interesting people, mystery novels, classic literature and modern day adventure. Sony wants to help raise awareness and encourage renewed interest around books and literature, something that seems to be waning of late. To that end, Sony has created a literature community called Words Move Me to connect readers around the literary movements they love.
Words Move Me is free to use. You create an account and immediately begin publishing YOUR favorite literary moments. Books that have had a lasting affect on your life; quotes and poems that remain in your mind long after you have read them; characters who have traits that you admire. You can also find great NEW books and literature by searching for certain emotions. Looking for a book to inspire you? Motivate you? Scare you?
Below are some of my favorite “words that move me” from some of my favorite books. Sony has created a widget that includes some of my favorite literary moment. The widget is interactive so make sure to click on the sides to see all of MY “Words Move Me” moments that I have submitted so far.
To help promote the Words That Move me site, Sony is offering a giveaway of their awesome Sony Reader Pocket Edition for digital books!
I am soooo excited to be able to offer this as a giveaway for one lucky What’s That Smell? reader!
The Sony Reader Pocket Edition lets you carry hundreds of books right in your pocket. It is sleek and lightweight and fits easily inside your pocket or purse for on-the-go reading ANYWHERE!
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 eBook Store from Sony and over one million free public domain titles from Google Books.
Not only can you purchase digital books for your Sony Reader online, there are over one million FREE public domain books available from Google Books! The Sony Reader Pocket supports multiple book formats including Adobe® PDF, Microsoft® Word, BBeB Book® and other text file formats, as well as EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions. It is also compatible with both PC and MAC.
Another way to get titles for your Sony Pocket Reader is to borrow them from the Library – usually without leaving your house. Many library across the country now allows you to check out digital versions of books right from your personal computer. My library has this service, I just have to sign up for it AT the library, then I can access the online service from home.
ENTER TO WIN A SONY READER POCKET EDITION
One winner will receive a Sony Reader Pocket Edition worth $199.99
How to enter – REQUIRED: (not random)
Leave a comment telling me your favorite book ever and why is is memorable for you.
Make it good, because the winner will NOT be selected randomly, but rather will be selected based upon originality and content.
Earn extra entries – OPTIONAL: (these will influence the main entry)
- Register for a free account at Words Move Me and leave a comment with the link to your profile – 5 EXTRA
- Submit a literary moment at Words Move Me and leave a link to the individual entry – 2 EXTRA per submission
- Follow me on Twitter and Tweet the following or something similar – 1 EXTRA per new Tweet per day
Do words move you? Share your favorite literary moments & enter to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition ($199.99) http://bit.ly/7qHDI5
Leave a separate comment for each extra entry.
Giveaway ends on December 11, 2009 at 10:30pm CST and is open to the USA.
Winner will be selected from all eligible entries based upon originality and content from their main entry. The amount of extra entries obtained will be used to help influence the decision should there be a number of main entries that stand out.
Winner will be contacted via email but must respond within 48 hours.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.
The only required entry to be eligible for the prize is to leave a relevant comment on this post as per the instructions above.
I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this giveaway in the form of a Sony Reader Pocket Edition.