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Kobo Wireless eReader Giveaway!

If someone would have told me that I'd enjoy reading books on a handheld device, I would have laughed in their face! In fact, I remember quite a bit of eye-rolling when my good friend raved about her Kindle. Just another excuse to be "stuck in a screen," is what I thought.

But then I had the chance to review the Kobo eReader. I thought it might be a great way to catch up on reading while on the treadmill. I was wrong.

For walking, yes. For running, there has to be music. Sorry, but it's the truth.

The Kobo eReader is meant for reading. And that is where it shines!! I've read a lot about eReaders online and there are so many debates on screen sizes, pixels, color/non-color, wi-fi, and all sorts of bells and whistles.

If you love to read books, forget about all that nonsense. The Kobo comes with 100 pre-loaded books and can store up to 1000. You read that right, ONE THOUSAND!

As a clutter-hating, book reader - I love this!!! But let's get down to how this product performs.

#1 - The Kobo is easy to maneuver and read. It is so easy to use, even I figured it out within seconds. The screen is the perfect (book-like) size. You can adjust the font size, scroll between different books, and pick up right where you left off - on any of the books you're reading! The screen is easy to read and I haven't had any eye strain. I usually get tired eyes from computer screens but haven't had that issue with the eReader.


#2 - The size and weight are just about perfect. Check out this shot of the Kobo in my little bitty purse.
The eReader is so light and so slim, it fits in my small purse and I can hold it for hours without my arms/hands getting tired. Trust me, I've held it for hours!

#3 - The battery is long lasting. I've been reading for hours and there is still plenty of battery left. I'm impressed. According to Kobo, the battery lasts 10,000 page loads (or about 2 weeks.)

#4 - Free books. The Kobo comes with 100 free books. Some are weird, but most are classics. I'm currently reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "A Tale of Two Cities." Once those are finished, I'm going to re-read "Mol Flanders."  But the free books don't stop there. You can download any of the other 314 FREE ebooks from the Kobo Library.

#5 - Adding extra books. You can also add books. My local library has e-books available to check out. Books I actually like,  titles like "Master Your Metabolism" by Jillian Michaels, "The Blue Zones," and others! You can check out books for FREE from your library (and download them without ever leaving your house!) or you can buy additional books. Again without stepping foot in a store.

#6 - WiFi. To me, this hasn't been a big deal. I'd rather pick all my books on the computer and keep the Kobo solely as a reader. But for others, this is a deal breaker. Well, the Kobo has WiFi. Nuff said.

#7 - Reading more than one book at a time. If you're like me, then you hardly ever read "just one book." How nice is it to be able to have "all my books" with me when I'm out and about. If I tire of one, I can quickly swap to the next. The Kobo keeps track of my pages and I can jump back to where I left off with a few quick moves.

I have enjoyed having the Kobo eReader. I've brought it with to swimming lessons, school volunteer projects, and to an unfortunate visit to the Tire Repair store. What a blessing to have books available "on demand."

But, alas: all good things must come to an end. I am offering one Suburban Jungle reader the Kobo eReader I reviewed. Although it's been used for a few days, I can assure you it is not used. I took excellent care of it. I even kept the screen protector on.

The winner will receive the eReader (only slightly read) in it's original packaging, with the charger and instructions. I will have read 3 of the books, but you can always read them again and again.

To enter to win the eReader: Leave me a comment telling me which book you'd upload first.

Want Extra Entries?:
- Leave 5 comments if you blog about this contest (include your link in your first comment)
- Leave 3 comments if you tweet about this contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweet, you may tweet once daily for an extra entry each time.)
- Leave 2 comments if you follow @suburbanjung on twitter
- Leave 2 comments if you follow this blog publicly on google friend connect

**This contest will end on March 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM EST and is open to all US and Canadian residents. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. No compensation was received for this review. The eReader was supplied by Kobo for review and giveaway purposes.

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  1. the last sacrifice by richelle mead or w for wizard and witches by james patterson
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  9. I would download "Ominvore's Dilemma"

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  10. In The Name Of Honor by Richard North Patterson

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  16. follow this blog publicly on google friend connect

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  18. I would upload The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa first.

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  19. Following The Suburban Jungle on twitter: jashelep
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  23. I'd upload pride and prejudice.. Love that book!

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  29. Raising the Dead is the book I would upload first.

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  30. I would upload Water for Elephants.

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  31. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/41433924060184576
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  34. Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee
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  36. i would upload crescendo by becca fitzpatrick!

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  39. I would upload Catching Fire.
    Thanks a lot for the chance.
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  40. I follow on GFC #1
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  41. I follow on GFC #2
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  42. I would upload Water for Elephants.

    Thanks!
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  43. I would like to upload Tick Tock by James Patterson.

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  44. I follow publicly via GFC: abfantom entry #1

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  46. I would put the stand by stephen king on it first.
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  47. I am a gfc follower.
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  48. gfc follower.2
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  50. I would really like to get Mini Shopaholic - thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. I haven't read "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" so that's the book I would download first.
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  52. I would upload 'water for elephants'

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  54. I am a follower YAY!!!!

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  55. I would download Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. LUV her books!

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  56. I would download Autobiography Of Mark Twain: The Complete And Authoritative Edition Volume 1

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  57. i would download , A Discovery of Witches by deborah harkness

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  58. tweet , http://twitter.com/#!/tracisme123/status/41536584704589824

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  61. follow @suburbanjung on twitter as tracisme123

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  63. Globalistan by Pepe Escobar

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  64. Tick Tock by James Patterson
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  65. follow on gfc 1
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  66. follow on gfc 2
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  67. Thank you for the review and giveaway chance Angela. I'd love to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in digital format on the eReader!

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  68. - Leave 2 comments if you follow this blog publicly on google friend connect

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  75. I would download first One minute after you die.

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  76. I follow on twitter

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  77. tweet #1

    Kobo wireless e-reader giveaway at @suburbanjung
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  80. My comment- mandatory
    I would upload jean auel's Land of the Painted Caves


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  81. Water For Elephants looks really good. I would pick that.

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  82. I think I would pick Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.
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  85. I would upload The Tea Rose first because I've been meaning to read it for a long time. Email in profile.

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  86. i would download the John Sanford Burried Prey as soon as it is released.
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  90. i follow you on twitter
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  94. First I'd upload David Sedaris' Squirrel and chipmunk

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  95. I would upload The Confession by John Grisham first.

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  98. I would load Sexy Forever by Suzanne Somers as my first ebook

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  106. I would love to upload Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars. My e-mail's in my profile. Thank you!

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  112. I would load Little Earthquakes, which I am reading now. :D

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  123. i would upload tomsayer first
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  124. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss...I have been waiting for this book to come out for a year!
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  130. I'd get The Girl WHo Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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  145. I would download Around The World In 80 Days.

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  146. I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  147. I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  148. I would get 1984. It's my favorite, but I really beat it up!
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  149. I follow via GFC (Jeanette)
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  153. Water for Elephants would be my choice :)

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  156. I would download "The Kite Runner". It's a must- read!

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  164. I would download Stephen King's IT. I have been reading the hardback version and its so big its just not practical to take with me.

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  165. I follow you on google friend
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  167. I follow you on twitter @dawn408
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  169. wizards first rule would be first on my list

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  170. I would upload A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  171. How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire
    or the Secret Garden

    midnitex7 at wildmail.com

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  172. goggle follow 1
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  174. I would upload Doctor Zhivago :)

    ecoblogz at gmail dot com

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  175. I follow you with GFC (1)

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  177. I would upload John Grisham's "The Associate"

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  178. tweeted
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  179. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker would be the first book I would put on the Kobo.

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Angela

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It's been 9 months since I bought my first pair of Thinx underwear. Since that time, I have transitioned to 90% reusable period products. I've figured out how to wash them, get them to stop being stinky, and when to use them.

 I first heard of Thinx when a friend of mine showed me an article on Facebook.The article was an obvious paid to endorsement.

I was disappointed that my friend couldn't see through the propaganda, but it did motivate me to dig deeper into reusable menstrual products.

So I bought my first pair - I used a $10 off coupon and first time customers got free shipping. (This link will give you $10 off if you decide to give them a go.)

The first thing I did when they arrived was try them on. They fit well and looked really good. Fancy even? Well, maybe not for most people but they had lace and that is fancy in my world. I then tested them with a syringe of water to be sure that they could actually hold the liquid they claimed. They passed.

I bought the hiphu…

How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Can you fix broken plants with tape? - yes you can!

Can you fix broken plants with tape? YESSSSSS! Read on to hear how I have done it many times and how you can fix your plants too.
A snapped Blueberry plant repaired with electrical tape and twine
I take care of a lot of plants. And when I run out of plants, I take care of my neighbors'. Every once-in-a-while, I learn something that's worth sharing. This is one of those things.

I found out that you CAN save plants by using tape. This winter, someone stepped on the main stem of one of my blueberry bushes and snapped it in half. I noticed it as soon as the snow melted and was devastated. It takes 3 years for a blueberry bush to "be ready" and it was year three. And the main stem was snapped clean off.

So I did what anybody would do in an emergency like this. I hit the garage for whatever tape I could find. My husband had recently taught me that electrical tape sticks to nothing - but itself. And it sticks to itself well.
I grabbed the electrical tape from this tool bench …