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Happy Birthday to Me! I Have a Free Kindle For YOU!

April 23rd, 2011 · 20 Brilliant Opinions · Giveaways/Contests, Travel Gear and Gadgets

This month I celebrate another birthday (Womp! Womp!)   I own the original Kindle 1. It has made two things I love, reading and traveling…so much easier.   Now that I am middle-aged, I love the fact that I can increase the font size and toss my reading glasses. My old Kindle works fine but the new model is sleeker and has a longer battery life.  Currently, I’m reading Isabel Wilkerson’s book, “The Warmth of Other Suns.” In addition, the Kindle now holds at least 3500 books and per the Amazon website, it has the following features:

  • 21% smaller body, same 6″ reading area
  • 17% lighter
  • 50% improved screen contrast
  • Most-advanced E Ink Pearl display technology
  • Crisper, darker fonts
  • Double the storage
  • Faster, quieter page turns
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Enhanced PDF reader
  • Soft-touch textured back
  • New WebKit-based browser
  • Voice Guide read-to-me menus

To celebrate my birthday, I am giving away one (1)  brand new Kindle with Wi-Fi to a very lucky reader.  This is not the Kindle with ads!

Mandatory 1st entry – You must leave a comment and tell me the first book you want to read on your new Kindle .

Want to increase your chances of winning a new Kindle with Wi-Fi?  For additional entries (maximum is 5 entries per person), do the following and leave a comment that reflects each entry.  (If you have done some of these things already, please let me know in separate comments so I can credit your additional entries):

  1. Fan the waterwinetravel.com Facebook page
  2. Follow waterwinetravel.com on Networked blogs (click on the link on the right side of this page)
  3. Follow me on Twitter (@waterwinetravel)
  4. Subscribe to waterwinetravel.com via email (link on upper right hand side of home page) and verify subscription

This contest is open to US, Canadian and international residents over the age of 18.   The contest starts Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 7:00 am EST and ends Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 9:00 am E.S.T)  The winner will be chosen via  random.org’s sequence generator. I will notify the winner via e-mail (please leave a valid e-mail address or subscribe to play it safe).   I will also update this post once a winner is selected. You will have one (1) week to respond and claim your Kindle, otherwise a new winner will be selected.  Good luck and thanks for reading waterwinetravel.com.

Disclosure: waterwinetravel.com participates in the Amazon.com affiliate program.  However, this giveaway is NOT a sponsored post.  This giveaway is sponsored by me as a thank you to my readers.

Update 4/30/11   We have a winner!  Congrats to Nicole C.




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20 Comments so far ↓

  • shala_darkstone

    Wow, thanks so much for the giveaway! The first book I want to read on a Kindle is Pale Demon by Kim Harrison.

  • shala_darkstone

    I fan the waterwinetravel.com Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

  • shala_darkstone

    I follow waterwinetravel.com on Networked blogs (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

  • shala_darkstone

    I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  • shala_darkstone

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  • Mebanks

    Have an awesome birthday! Way to celebrate. I would like to read Gone with the Wind and Scarlet. I know that’s two. I’m an overachiever.

  • Monique

    Happy birthday!! I’m reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I highly recommend it.

  • Nicole O'Connor

    What an opportunity! Ann, I’ve done all of this already…except: The first book I’d want to read on a kindle is, The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain.

  • Nicole

    Ann….I tried sending my entry via blackberry not sure if it was taken , you know how that is “tickets” (;
    I enjoy reading your blogs, tweets and then some. I usually leave comments and share on my page etc with those useful information and travel vicariously with those lovely pictures you upload.
    Truth be told I wanted Oprah to know about your doings, however you can be your own Oprah.
    At this time, I currently subscribe to all your social networks/posts.
    I have not mentioned the book I’d want to read: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain

    Here’s to winning that Kindle (;

  • Nicole

    Oh yes, I follow you on twitter

  • Nicole

    The book I am currently reading, Minding Ben by Victoria Brown, is a novel about a sixteen year old leaving Trinidad to come to New York. It starts with her job search as a nanny. I was intrigued by this author because of her nationality, age, her experience and I love how she’s telling her story…it’s very visual like a colorful painting. I admire when folks tell us the whole story…so much appreciation for the art of writing and emptying one’s soul. Very inspirational. I read a brief interview on her from the NY Daily News Monday.

  • Natasha

    Following you on Networked Blogs

  • Natasha

    A FB Fan

  • Natasha

    Follow via email

  • Natasha

    Completely undecided as to what the next book I want to read. Minding Ben listed above has also been on my list – wasn’t aware that the book had been published yet so I am super excited to hear that is out.

  • Tiffany

    Hey! Happy Belated Birthday! This is so cool of you. The first book I would read with the kindle would be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise. I am finishing up The Beautiful and Damned.

  • Nicole C.

    Happy Birthday!!! The book I will read is ‘A Man for All Seasons’ Robert Bolt.

  • Nicole C.

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Nicole C.

    I follow blog via Networked Blogs!

  • Nicole C.

    I subscribe via email so I wont miss your posts!