Words Move Me: A Celebration and Contest

Sony Style has a very cool page called Words Move Me, where users submit short passages from written works that they find memorable, moving, or personally important. They’ve come up with a rather neat promotion and have asked me to take part in helping spread the word about Words Move Me.

Oh look! A widget! Here are some examples:

So let’s get to celebrating the words that move us and have us a contest!

imageIf you register at Words Move Me,, you can add your own passages from books and poems that rock your world, and tag them. Tag your entries with “SBTB,” and I will pick two of the tagged entries as winners.

The winners will receive a Sony Pocket Digital Reader.

Easy, right?

BE YE WARNED: You cannot edit your entry once you hit “SUBMIT” so if you want to be considered for the contest, make sure to tag your entry with “SBTB” so I know you’re participating.

You have until Thursday, 3 December at midnight EST to enter your passage of choice at the Sony Words Move Me site. You can enter as many times as you like.

Your entries can come from romances or any other published work you adore.

I will pick the winners from those entries at the Words Move Me site and announce them on Friday 4 December.

A few additional disclaimers and random pieces of information:

- The Sony Pocket prize has been provided by Sony USA.

- No animals, small children, or muskrats were harmed in the provision of the Sony Reader.

- For off-road use only. As seen on TV. Many suitcases look alike. Your milage may vary. Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.

- Sony has asked me to inform you that my compensation for this contest is a whole other more different Sony Pocket, but I’m giving that one away, too, so two winners will be named. Therefore, I’m not so much compensated as I am going to the post office. WOO!

- Let’s make sure the USPS has a happy holiday, right? Right. Ergo: this contest is open to anyone on the Earth.

- If the winner is on the North American continent, I will do my gol-darnedest to make sure the Sony Pocket winners receive said Sony Pockets by Christmas. If you’re outside the US, Canada, or Mexico, I have no earthly idea how long the prize will take to get to you, but I’ll send it anywhere.

I have to say, the Words Move Me page is some pretty slick awesomeness, but there’s not a ton of entries in there yet. So let’s fill the page with literary excellence that rocks our collective worlds. I can’t wait to read your entries. Ready, set, go!

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  1. 1
    MamaNice says:

    I love the concept of this contest.

    Now I need to try and stay away from my the computer or I will spend all day with this!

    Thanks for the generous donation of your “prize” too!

  2. 2
    Laurel says:

    Drat. Now I have to dig a book out of storage! It’s been languishing in a box somewhere since we moved.

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    SB Sarah says:

    My time-suck du jour is looking at all of your entries. Y’all are gooooood.

  4. 4
    Ahlison says:

    What a great excuse to pour over some of my favourite books.  Thanks for spreading the word Sarah.

  5. 5
    Kwana says:

    What a wonderful contest. Fun to revisit favorite books and a Sony is what my daughter wants for Christmas.

  6. 6
    Brandi says:

    Quick clarify: is it okay if they’re not from the romance genre? I love this site and yet romance novels still don’t send me, go figure.

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    Brooks*belle says:

    Oh fun!!!

    And almost all the entries are tagged SBTB!! SaWeet!

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    darlynne says:

    Whole lot of SBTB’s out there. What I’ve enjoyed most, in addition to reading the other quotes, is dragging out my books and searching for the quotes I’ve always loved. Thanks, SB Sarah!

  9. 9
    The Duchess says:

    This contest gave me the excuse to spend half the day pouring over all my favorite books and quotes. Am ever so grateful… =D

    And being able to see everyone’s contributions is so great…

  10. 10
    Kristina says:

    “If he had just taught me to ride the damn thing I would have had to run him over.  Twice.”  from

    Shooting Elvis

    by Robert Evrez.  Not a romance at all but an awesome Punk Noir book that lives in my heart to this day.

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    kristina says:

    DANG IT!    that should have read…

    “If he had just taught me to ride the damn thing I wouldn’t have had to run him over.  Twice.”

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    Camilla says:

    From To Kill a Mockingbird:

    I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.  ~

  13. 13
    Brooks*belle says:

    Can’t. Stop. Posting. Quotes on that site! =)

  14. 14
    meardaba says:

    Can I get a widget like yours??

    PS. I’ve just been writing out my favourite quotes, not all are romance.  Is that ok?

  15. 15
    Amanda says:

    What a great contest! The one I submitted I’ve had on my desk for a very , very long time-amid others that have curled edges;)

    The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”~Emily Dickinson, Amercican poet

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    Sarah W says:

    So I have gotten sucked into this contest, and am finding lots of quotes, but the thing is so short they all get cut off, also apparently they don’t like some of the naughty words I used. So I’ll share here “Linda Howard
    “Do you want to know why men name their penis? So the most important decisions in their life aren’t made by a stranger.”

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    kinseyholley says:

    I can’t get registered – it keeps telling me there’s been an error but won’t tell me what it is. :( Going to try again tomorrow because I have some wonderful Terry Pratchet quotes to enter.

    There is usually at least 1 good quote, often more, on every page of every Terry Pratchett book. No lie.

    For example:“She was content to let self-esteem do the work of self-respect.”  Think about that one. We all know someone like that, don’t we?

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    Nusel says:

    It’s such a pity I am a native Russian speaker, so most of the books I’ve read and love are in Russian. :( Go Russian classics! XD

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    Kaetrin says:

    OMG – what a time suck!

    This is an amazing idea.  I had to tear myself away from the site – but I’ll go back again tomorrow!

  20. 20
    orangehands says:

    That is way too addictive. I was finally able to step away, but it was hard. Good contest.

  21. 21
    Tae says:

    Kinsey – is your password 8 letters long?  that was my problem, I used one of my failsafe passwords which was only 7 letters long.  Also nothing but numbers and letters are allowed and I know some people put in symbols.

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    Tae says:

    I’m rather excited about this.  Whenever I find awesome quotes, I always want to write them down somewhere, and now I can!  Well within 250 characters.

  23. 23
    Steph says:

    Man, all of my favorites have flown right out of my head

  24. 24
    AQ says:

    In case anyone else was having a hard time getting the search to work:


    I have to admit this is a wonderful time sink. Makes me want to run out, grab a bunch of books and read and read and read. Then read some more.

    spam word: behind35
    That must mean that I must read 35 more books before the end of the year. I’m really behind and I think I’m screwed unless I’m reading novellas. Ah, but what I wonderful holiday gift it would be if only I had the time.

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    Blodeuedd says:

    Cool, oh yes gonna go get some quotes cos I love them

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    Jody says:

    Awesome contest!

  27. 27

    So many contributions from SBTB! I’m excited to read them all. Thanks, Sarah and thanks to all of you for making my “work time” online so fun!

  28. 28

    Being dead didn’t make Jack Mercy less of a son of a bitch.  One week of dead didn’t offset sixty-eight years of living mean.  Plenty of the people gathered by his grave would be happy to say so.

    This is the first line of Nora Roberts’ Montana Sky.  For me it means treat others well because once you’re dead it’s too late to make up for it.

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