What moves you?
You probably know that words move me. I love reading. I love discovering new worlds and new people in books. I love losing myself in a story. And I really love sharing my discoveries with others.
So I’m excited about a new website created by Sony called, appropriately, Words Move Me. On this site, readers post a thought about a book they enjoyed, or a quote from the book, along with tags that describe the emotion of that particular literary moment.
Of course, not only am I a fan of words, I also love electronic readers. So I’m excited to be part of a promotion for Sony, in which I’m holding a contest for someone to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition valued at $199.99. Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s how to enter:
→ Go to WordsMoveMe.com and register. (It says on the site: “Don’t worry! Registering for wordsmoveme.com is quick and simple. It’s not like you have to write a book.”)
→ After you’ve registered, click on “submit words that move you” and enter either a quote or a brief thought about a book that moved you. Be sure to enter the title and author in the appropriate boxes.
→ Here’s the CRUCIAL part. In one of the boxes for “tags” you must put GardnerBlog (no quotation marks) – this is the way I’ll find your entry. (You can’t edit your entry once you’ve posted it, so don’t forget the tag.)
→ Click “submit” and you’re ALMOST done!
→ Come back here and leave a comment to let me know you’ve entered the contest.
Stuff you need to know:
→ Contest is open to everyone on earth. Unfortunately I will not be able to ship to other planets.
→ I will choose ONE grand-prize winner to receive the Sony Reader Pocket Edition. The winner will be the entry that most moves me and makes me want to read the book you’ve posted… and so you’ll know I’m serious about this, I will commit to reading that book.
→ I will also choose TWO runners-up, for which the prize will be an evalution of 20 pages of your work (either a book proposal or the first 20 pages of your book), courtesy of moi.
→ As I’m reading your entries on the Words Move Me website, I will not be able to see your names. I’ll choose the winners without knowing who submitted them. Therefore, contest is open to all R&R blog readers including WordServe clients. However the contest is NOT open to my parents, cousins, siblings, children or any other kin, near or far. (Of course, not a single person who’s actually related to me reads this blog so it’s kind of a moot point.)
→ The contest is now in effect and will continue until 11:59 pm MST on Friday, December 11th. No entries will be accepted after that point.
→ Winners will be posted on this blog on Monday, December 14th. IF the winner is in North America, I will do my level best to get the Sony Reader Pocket Edition to you before Christmas. No promises for other locations on the globe.
→ You can post as many times as you want on Words Move Me, but you may only enter this contest a maximum of THREE times. That means you can only use the GardnerBlog tag three times.
→ No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.
Full disclosure: I was contacted by representatives of Sony who solicited my involvement in this promotion, and I’ve been given two Sony Reader Pocket Editions, one to give away on the blog and another for my personal use.
Below is a widget that shows some of my own entries on Words Move Me. If you move your cursor over it, you can scroll through them. Once you’ve registered at WordsMoveMe, you can click on THIS LINK to see my profile and some of my favorite lines from books.
Any questions, leave them in the comments. Let’s have some fun with this!