This post is sponsored by the new kick-ass Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®. Huzzah!
Your day is hectic. You deserve the opportunity to relax and read. Now, sometimes moms tend to ignore anything related to their own well-being, so let me say it again: Parents deserve the opportunity to relax and read, too.
A cup of tea and a good story whisk you away to a dream world where kids can coexist with cream furniture, curtains, pants, and rugs. Ok, ok. It won't... but it can help you relax and therefore be a better parent.
I've found switching to the new NOOK by Samsung has allowed me to sneak in more reading time during the day.
Check out the next 6 must-read fiction books on my to-read list.
Here are a few other reasons that I have started dabbling with digital:
1. TO PREVENT SHOULDER INJURY
The last time I traveled, I swear my arm was going to fall off. The strap from my travel bag was digging into my shoulder because I was carrying so many books.
I mean look at how thin the new NOOK by Samsung is... Dang.
Talk about light packing. Last summer, I went on vacation with my extended family. In the midst of organizing the 101 things required for a camping trip, I forgot my library books. Reading at the beach is my favorite part of vacation, so I was devastated. My sister-in-law had her NOOK, as well as some paper books, so she offered the device to me for the week. Suddenly I had a vast library right at my finger tips.
2. THE WEST WING OF THE LIBRARY
I've been donating HUGE amounts of cash in late fees to our library. I can't seem to find the time to return the books I check out. The overdue notices are constant. They might even name the west wing of the library after our family. Can you relate?
3. BEYOND PICTURE BOOKS
The new NOOK by Samsung is perfect for kids' chapter books. When my daughter saw me reading the other day, she asked if she could download a book, too. Anything that encourages my kids to read makes me happy.
I love the idea of always having a book for me OR HER in my purse. One of my favorite features? With customizable NOOK Profiles, every member of the family can create their own book list.
4. DANCING IN THE DARK
My husband's work schedule is different than mine. Sometimes I'd feel guilty having the bedside light on to read at night. With the new NOOK by Samsung I can set the screen to dim and read to my heart's content.
[Eek! I admit, I stayed up to 2am last night finishing my book.]
5. TO BE ANTI-SOCIAL
Honestly, you were the one who convinced me digital was the way to go. Last month, I asked on Facebook how YOU were reading books. Our discussion is what made me realize I needed to be more open minded.
I was complaining about not being able to find time to read and many of you spoke about the joy of reading while waiting in line at the grocery store, at the doctors office, or really any time a spare minute popped up. I like the idea of reading vs. automatically defaulting to Facebook or Pinterest.
6. BECAUSE IT IS "MORE" THAN JUST A READER
This little machine packs a punch. For the first time ever, NOOK customers can enjoy a full suite of tablet features:
Built-in front and rear facing cameras, WiFi functionality, built-in GPS and Multi Window capabilities. Not only can the new NOOK by Samsung users access great reading options, interactive content and games, but with everyday tablet tools they can video chat/take pictures, explore the web, check email and use more than one app simultaneously.
Reading, Meet Technology. That about explains it.
ENTER TO WIN (BY 11/17 at 12amCST):
So, now moving on to YOU and this awesome GIVEAWAY...
Barnes & Nobles is offering to gift a New 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK (valued at $199.99) to one lucky blog reader. You can keep it for yourself or wrap it up for the holidays and give it to someone you love. I say keep it for yourself!!
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Michelle N. Barnes and Nobles will be shipping you a new NOOK by Samsung.
While I know I'll still enjoy hand-me-down books from friends on occasion, this Luddite can no longer ignore the convenience of digital reading. Thanks for the tiny push, I appreciate it.
Wishing you luck with the contest,
Offered to US Residents ONLY, 18 years or older. A contest winner will be randomly selected at the end of the day 11:59pm on Monday, November 17, 2014.
Learn more about the GIVEAWAY PRIZE:
The new NOOK by Samsung users have access to the expansive NOOK Store which has a wide offering and entertainment content offers:
• Over 3 million best-selling books
• An extensive offering of comic books and graphic novels
• The largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling U.S. magazines through NOOK Newsstand®
• A large collection of NOOK Apps™ featuring a wide array of uniquely curated titles for the whole family, including the hottest games, as well as lifestyle, productivity, news, entertainment and other apps.
Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble to experience the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK firsthand, receive complimentary, personal NOOK support, take advantage of a full calendar of popular NOOK events, including NOOK Night workshops, family Storytimes, book discussion groups and author signings.
The new NOOK by Samsung is just $169.99 after a $30 instant rebate and comes with more than $200 in free reading and entertainment content. *The 7-inch device is available in white and black color options.
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