Sony Reader: Eat, Read, Sleep

imageSony contacted me about doing a giveaway in celebration of the premiere of Eat Pray Love, which hits theatres this week. A Sony Pocket! In sexy silver! With a leather case (that is really a beautiful shade of blue on the outside) and two download codes for both of Elizabeth Gilbert’s books! Woo hoo for digital reading devices!

imageI know many of you are paper reading fanatics – which is absolutely awesome with sauce – but if you’re curious about trying digital reading but haven’t gathered all your pennies into one place to buy one, here’s a chance to win one, AND get a beautiful leather cover (can you tell I really like that blue?) with two free books.

All you have to do is leave a comment here and tell me, if you won, which book would be the first book you’d put on your Sony Reader, aside from the two free downloads? A romance? A mystery? A book on how to make your own leather Sony Reader cover with skulls and crossbones? I’ll pick one at random and announce the winner on Friday 20 August (Good Lord willing, creeks don’t rise, etc). You’ve got 48 hours to tell me which book gets to be “FIRST!” in your Reader.

Disclaimer: I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. I don’t even get the pretty blue leather cover, much as I love that color like whoa and nelly. Tie your shoes. Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry. Do not dry clean. Not available at salons. Digital ink on 100% post-consumer bytes. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.  Not recommended for children. Prerecorded for this time zone. This broadcast has been reformatted to fit your screen. No solicitors. You can learn more about the bundle at the Sony Style store, and you can really really like Sony Readers on Facebook.

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  1. 1
    Vidhya says:

    Oooh.. I’m first! Yay!

    First book I will download would be…. Jennifer Crusie’s Maybe This Time. Just wish 31 August would come soon. Followed by Meljean Brook and Nalini Singh. (Yes, have not yet read all their books, clearing fast tho!). And, and, Eat Pray Love if I by some chance win. (Even if not!)

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    Anony Miss says:

    First would be Lord of Scoundrels, since you’ve all talked me into it.

    Second would be the whole Anne of Green Gables series, because we all need some mobile Gilbert Blythe sometimes.

    (captcha: mother67. Actually, 32, but sometimes I FEEL 67)

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    Sheila says:

    1st Book? Lots I want…but I think I’d go with Nora Roberts The Search.  Followed closely by Robin Owens and Jayne Castle new releases.  Anything by Christina Dodd… wow…I’m glad the readers hold more than one book at a time.

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    Debbie Q says:

    First book? Oh I don’t know, I don’t know. Decision, decisions. I would have to say The Lord of the Rings followed closely by Anne of Green Gables.

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    Nora B says:

    I would definitely put there all the books you guys have review as A and as D (for the fun of it), but for the first…

    The first would be either The Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer or The duke and I by Julia Quinn. Both ladies have great characters – especially the independent female ones. Heyer is of course the classic, but Quinn puts in the issues (sex!) no classic ever dared to mention.

    Ok, so it has to be The duke and I.

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    ghn says:

    _Cryoburn_ by Lois McMaster Bujold. I know – it is not out yet, but I do have the eARC!
    Then I would load the rest of her books.

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    sue D says:

    Jennifer Crusie’s Faking It. No question.

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    magneticwave says:

    The second Gail Carriger’s Blameless comes out, bam, that is the first book in there. It’s coming out in like ten days, so that counts, right?

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    Alyssa says:

    I am looking forward to Vampire Trinity by Joey Hill, so that would probably be first.

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    Sarah W says:

    I think I’d download the collected works of Eloisa James, Jennifer Crusie, and Evelyn C. Smith (I love Miss Melville).

    I would probably also get Derek Landy’s Skullduggery Pleasant books, since I’ve just discovered them and they are amazingly awesome.  How can you not love the premise of a wisecracking skeleton detective and his teenage assistant, Valkyrie Cain (aka Stephanie)?

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    Brenda Chan says:

    Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series! Normally my first would definitely be a romance (Loretta Chase or Nalini Singh maybe) but I’ve been wanting to read Bujold for awhile now.

    And that is a really, really lovely cover <3

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    Tae says:

    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, I can’t enough of the series, I even bought them in hardcover for my husband since he doesn’t like reading in electronic format.

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    Cheryl Pangolin says:

    Hmmm, for a first book I might get Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, which is a Jane-Austen-style novel only with fantasy elements (magic is real and ability with it is essential for a lady of good breeding…).

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    Bibliophile says:

    Mine would be The Talisman Ring my Gergette Heyer, because I just read such a fantastic review of it that I want to read it. This would be followed by the new Crusie and the new Pratchett as soon as they are out.

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    rd2129 says:

    First would have to be Pride and Prejudice, in honor of my favorite author.
    So many options for the second…lately I’ve been obsessed with rereading “Lord of Scoundrels,” so this would be a convenient way to have that book with me to read whenever I want.

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    Adrienne says:

    My first would be Laurel K. Hamilton’s Circus of the Damned, followed closely by the other books in the series. The first eleven books are actually pretty good books, and after that they’re varying levels of terrible, but they’re really comforting in their terrible, since they’re terrible in all the same ways, like a sitcom that’s been on far too long.

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    Julia says:

    My first book would be Reckless by Anne Stuart, as I just finished Ruthless yesterday and am currently ablaze with “fabulous, fabulous, dark, gothic, love it, fabulous” energy.  My husband would appreciate it if I stop talking to him about the book.

    The second book I load on it would be Blameless, I am rocking back and forth waiting for it to some out this month.

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    Erin says:

    The first book I’d put on it would probably be Hitch 22 (Christopher Hitchens’ autobio) because I’ve been waiting for AGES for the paper copy from the library but they conveniently have a copy available on OverDrive.  Alternately, I’d pick something trashy and worthy of a disguise (blue cover) and go with Only With Your Love (Kleypas).

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    Tara says:

    Thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway.

    My first download? Most likely a J.D. Robb book. I had been interested in reading that series.

  20. 20
    Sandy says:

    Right now, it would have to be Tough Customer: A Novel by Sandra Brown

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    Ellen says:

    Well afer I wiped away the tears of Joy… I would download all of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  Which I’m sure could run me some serious scratch.  They would be followed by my Text books because as a history teacher I must constantly work on my geek status and prove to my high school students that it is all not just a front.  I mean just imagine how “Cool”  I would seem to 9th and 10th graders as i strut into class holding my shiny new Sony Reader!!!  I’m really not to proud to beg just a little.  This device would make my life just a little easier.

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    JC says:

    I just moved to outside Washington DC and would totally rock the e-reader.  I would probably download an erotic romance, since that’s the next book on my list I’d like to buy.

    *crosses fingers*

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    Missy Ann says:

    1st book would be Robin D. Owen’s Heart Journey. I keep looking at it and putting it off, but shiny new reader? Shiny new book!

  24. 24
    Lucy says:

    The Skull and Crossbones cover design sounds AWESOME! I would download my favorite book of all time, Bet Me by Jenny Crusie.

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    Kimberly Anne says:

    My very first download would be the collected works of the Bard.  Because carrying Shakespeare in my Pocket (see what I did there?) would rock my stripey socks.

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    ijinx says:

    I’d put Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart on the reader. It’s not a romance, but it’s my favourite book.
    And I’d knit a cosy for the reader, too. In palest pink.

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    Tina says:

    My first book would be Darkfever (Fever Series #1)  by Karen Marie Moning.  I have to re-read the series in preparation for the last book in the series, Shadowfever.  *sobs*

    Security code “filled87” – yes, I would fill my new Sony ereader in about 87 seconds!

  28. 28

    I’m going for CRYOBURN too—and ghn has my undying envy for having an eARC!

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    Dayna says:

    I would immediately load Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith because I want to read it SO BAD but am one of the poor, collegey types who not only can’t afford to buy it, but is still sweating off her library fine, so can’t check it out it either. But it looks great. It’s definitely calling my name.

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    Arhylda says:

    My husband and I were watching a documentary on the Lord of the Rings books by JRR Tolkein last night, so I was thinking of reading the entire cycle again. That makes my first book on the Reader “The Hobbit”!

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