The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | March 13, 2010 at 10:28 am


Congratulations Anne!

But you can win the Nook Color!

I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to calm down – but I guess that is more than you need to know. These days I find snippets of moments to read but then realize that I don’t have my book with me. Then I am loathe to buy a book and make a deep pile that I may not get to. Yes, I watch in jealousy, as all those book readers devour the latest best sellers while I drown my kids in hot chocolate at book stores.

Sometime last year when Barnes and Noble approached us to check out their eReader we were happy to check it out. Barnes and Noble as a brand ranks as our favorite (right up there with with Ikea, Starbucks and Whole Foods) so were thrilled to be a part of sharing a way for everyone to read eBooks, not just people owning eReaders. Then a few months later we also were part of the team that got to hear about the release of the Nook. In fact I remember shopping in Barnes And Noble and seeing them sold out well before Christmas.

Up until now I have been ogling the Nook so when I was offered a chance to review it, I though “heck yeah!”. Of course when I learned that I would be able to give one away to my readers I could barely contain myself. One of the reasons I love contests is making someone happy – simple, and maybe corny, but true.

Since I have had the nook for a short time I will share with you my impression. These are just a few of the many amazing Nook features.

  • It is sexy! Seriously it is. I know what you are thinking, Mommy Niri buys a car by a color (I kind of) and I just got my DSLR camera in blood red but come on – looks matter! You know it does so stop pretending. I can’t imagine anyone not being impressed by the sleek design.
  • It is very lightweight. Popped into my handbag – with any of their stylish designer covers from the collection I can slip it out quite nonchalantly, knowing everyone’s eyes will be on my cool eReader, and make any “waiting” time whizz by – and you know as a mom how much of “waiting” we do.
  • It is like a library. Well except for the bland surroundings and out of date books. You have a ton of books at your disposal. Now you never have to worry about bringing the wrong book. Or even if you feel like you are in the mood for something different to read today. You may run out time but with the large storage capacity you may never run out space.
  • Share, share, share! Well you say this to your kid countless times but now you can too. You can “lend” an eBook to your friend for up to 2 weeks (that is just enough time to cater for the slowest reader out there).
  • Did someone say free? I can never understand what it is about that word that makes my heart go racing. Well in case you are on a tight budget (who isn’t) and the normally lower price of eBooks compared to regular books is not enough, then there are several free eBooks to choose from.
  • But I still want to sit in those swanky seats at a BN store and sip chai! Well take your eReader along because there is something special that happens to the Nook inside a Barnes and Noble store (think of it like a coming home party). Once inside the Nook detects the special Wi-Fi and selecting the More In Store image will list all the content available for download to nook. This is something the Kindle can’t give you – unless they build an Amazon store (check out the comparison).
  • Where’s that bookmark again? Now you don’t have to remember where you stopped reading, and for a mama that is forgetful and anything this is a biggie. Even if you move to another book, it “remembers” where you were for each book.
  • Green is my color! Seriously the biggest reason to use an eReader is the fact that it reduces our carbon footprint. Enough said!
  • My look, my way! There are so many customizable features but my favorite has to be the screensaver. In fact I put the new Alice In Wonderland screensaver in less than 5 minutes.

There are loads more reasons to try a Nook today (and I know you can read them so I won’t insult your intelligence by repeating them here) and if you are thinking of waiting for the iPad (why on earth any woman would want to own something with the word “pad” on it is beyond me – blech) which costs almost double the price (starts at $499) of the Nook (($269) – I say, unless it comes with a genie to fold laundry and make my tea,  why on earth would I pay so much for an eReader?

I know you what you are thinking, “But Mommy Niri what about those Nook freezing issues!” Well, truth of the matter is I come from a Software Engineering background and I can tell you, hand-on-heart, there is NO product that is perfect. So while there are steps clearly defined to troubleshoot this should it ever happen to you, The Papa Post (an ex Software Engineer in another life himself) took the responsibility of taking those steps and adding images to further assist (check out How To Unfreeze The Nook). See, we love our readers and are committed to making a resource you can truly use.

I love the Barnes And Noble eReader! The Nook has deserved the Award by Tech Crunch for “One of The best gadgets for 2009!” Get one and you will understand just why!

March already is an amazing month (what with Mommy Niri celebrating her blogging anniversary) but I get to give one of my wonderful readers the Barnes and Noble eReader the Nook!

Want to win a Nook?

To win post a comment on this blog post,after visiting the eBooks store at answering “Which eBook you are dying to read and why?” Let’s try and be original and not just copy the previous entry, ok? Winners will be chosen by and please reply ASAP!

Contest closes 22nd  March, 2010. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

  • Join Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. Already a fan (thank you)? Just list your name below and state you are.
  • On Facebook? Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook and leave a comment here (even if you already are)
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  • Follow @ThisIsRamesh (and leave a comment here)
  • Follow @MommyNiri on twitter and retweet (use the green retweet button, on top  of the post, for easy access)
  • Post this contest to your facebook status (use the easy Facebook button on top of the post for easy access)
  • Have a Blog? Follow Mommy Niri and leave a comment that you are a follower.
  • Have a Blog? Grab my button from the side bar and leave your URL in the comment.
  • Have a Blog? Blog about the contest and leave the url of your post.

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*Disclosure: I received the Nook to review!


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    Jeanette H. says:

    Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series! I love it!!

    Thank you for the excellent giveaway!!

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    Becky says:

    Gosh there are so many I want to read…errrr about I start with the follow up to eat pray love…committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

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    I would really love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway

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    Jason says:

    I really want to read Helmet for My Pillow : From Parris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie


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    Jason says:

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    Jay F. says:

    I would pre-order The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson, the last in his series. The first two were great.

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    Jason says:



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    Jason says:

    I follow ThisisRamesh on Twitter



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    Melissa M. says:

    I would love to read the new Mary Kay Andrews book coming out (can’t remember the name of it!)

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    Jason says:

    I follow you on Twitter parkerozgood

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    Nicole D. says:

    I want to read Under The Dome by Stephen King – it would be a great book for the Nook, instead of carrying the 1100 page hardcover around!

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    Francine Anchondo says:

    I want to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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    R Hicks says:

    One e book that I really want to read is Game Change. I am sure this guy has a lot of insight into the dirty politics in DC.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    subscribed via email and confirmed

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    follow ThisIsRamesh on twitter


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    Rachel Scott says:

    My daughter and I LOVE to read, and I would like to think she gets that from me. :-) Because I’m still working on my degree lots of time is spent between our house and grandmas house. Reading together during the trip there would make time go by shorter. If I had to pick a book for Kylie, I would pick the Valentine star – about her favorite holiday Valentines day. The day her father and I were married.

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    R Hicks says:

    follow you on twitter and tweetd

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I want to read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, or Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang! They are both high on my reading list. I love Chelsea Handler!

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I follow Mommy Niri on Facebook!

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I follow Mommy Niri’s blog on Facebook.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I’d like to read Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts, because it’s a book I haven’t read yet and I like her books!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Susan Smith says:

    John Grisham The Client

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I subscribe to Mommy Niri.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

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    Susan Smith says:

    Facebook fan of yours

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I follow @ThisIsRamesh (@KSruby)

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I want to read Old Fashion Recipes because I love to cook and I wouldn’t have to search for a recipe.

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I also follow @MommyNiri (@KSruby)

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I subscribe via email

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook -Joanne Schultz.

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I am a fan of Mommy Niri on Facebook. Sheila McGee lol

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I now follow @ThisIsRamesh

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted.

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    Becky Wilcox says:

    I retweeted this giveaway (@KSruby)

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    Sheilacakes says:

    I follow you too. lol

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    Sheilacakes says:

    Posted on my Facebook status! Sheila McGee

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    April W. says:

    “Two for the Lions” by Lindsey Davis

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    Tom Szulc says:

    I would love to read New Moon by Stephenie Meyer, since I’m a great fan of the series.

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    Holly W says:

    I want to read “The last song” and am anxious to see the movie after.

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    Holly W says:

    i subscribe!

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    Holly W says:

    I follow ThisIsRamesh on twitter..her5boys480

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    Holly W says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I would love to read “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks. It is also coming to the theatre later this month. I have seen the trailers and after reading some reviews on the book, I really want to read and see it. It is about first love, a daughter and father trying to reconnect after a divorce

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am already a fan on Facebook. (Kimberly Kelly-Sydow)

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am following your Facebook blog and i left a comment there as well.

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am already an email subscriber.

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am now following ThisIsRamesh on Twitter (@phantom000).

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    Cristi says:

    Eat,Pray,Love. My mother has read this book and said that it was a great book. I would love to read this before the movie comes out.

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am already following MommyNiri on Twitter and I tweeted.

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    Gianna says:

    Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen : Temper Tantrums, F-Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection because I am a fan!

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    Trish O'Connor says:

    I love Nicolas Sparks and want to read The Last Song

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    Justine says:

    I visited the ebook store at and I am dying to read Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, the new Chelsea Handler book that I saw her advertise on her show!

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    Justine says:

    I’m a fan of Mommy Niri on facebook

    justine pierson

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    Justine says:

    I’m following your blog via facebook

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    Justine says:

    I subscribe via email

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    Justine says:

    I’m following @ThisIsRamesh


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    Justine says:

    I’m following you via twitter and I tweeted

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    Amanda S. says:

    I want to read My Life in France because I love Julia Child!

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    Bridget Combs says:

    I’s love to read Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter

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    Bridget Combs says:

    FB fan- Bridget Combs- VA

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    Bridget Combs says:

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    sarah l says:

    Saw the movie, want to read the book again: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics Series). Thanks for the contest.

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    sarah l says:

    FB fan: Slehan

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    sarah l says:

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    sarah l says:

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    sarah l says:

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    Jennifer M says:

    Jude Deveraux, Days of Gold. I’m a huge fan of her books!

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    April says:

    every digital book I can get my stingy book loving hands on! I <3 to read!!!

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    barbara wright says:

    LOL – it never occurred to me to copy somebody else’s answer – what smart people read your blog!!

    I would like to read Dear John because we just saw the movie and were less than impressed. The women sitting in front of us insisted that the book was SO much better and that we really needed to read it. So that’s probably at the top of my list right now.

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    barbara wright says:

    I’m already a facebook fan

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    barbara wright says:

    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook

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    barbara wright says:

    I Follow @ThisIsRamesh – bsw529

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    barbara wright says:

    I Follow @MommyNiri on twitter and retweeted:

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    kathy pease says:

    id love to read In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences i saw a movie on this but have not had the chance to read the book i love true crime stories

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    kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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    kathy pease says:

    following on fb networked blogs kathylpease

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    kathy pease says:

    following ramesh on twitter klp1965

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    Tammy says:

    I’d love to read 4% Famous because I have it in hardcover and haven’t opened it yet, I know I should but it’s just so bulky that I never do!

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    Deirdre says:

    I want to read “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Thanks!

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    Dddiva says:

    Vortex : Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships
    Why? I LOVE LOVE LOVE being on the leading edge and I adore the Abraham messages. This is one they have on the ebook- I would BUY THEM ALL as they come out because I am having a blast playing in our world and creating my own reality and I love to be able to look at my books and get the message I need reminding of at the perfect time.
    PLUS- dude, this would so prevent me having to keep rebuying when I wear out my copies, which I do frequently.
    YOU ROCK Mommy Niri, thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

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    Dddiva says:

    FB fan Sherry Conrad

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    Dddiva says:

    I am a subscriber

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    Dddiva says:

    Follow ThisIsRamesh dddiva

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    Falon says:

    I would like to read Food Rules by Michael Pollan.

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    Dddiva says:

    Posted to FB Sherry Conrad

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    Falon says:

    Following Ramesh (falongoesgreen)

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    Dddiva says:

    I follow your blog

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    Falon says:

    Following mommyniri (falongoesgreen)

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    Celeste Parker says:

    Became Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. Celeste Parker in Texas

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    Celeste Parker says:

    Following ThisIsRamesh. Twitter name: Mom2tomany

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    Jerold A. Sauer says:

    Just what I need as an avid book reader

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    Laura Benjamin says:

    I would like to read Making Rounds with Oscar.

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    Laura Benjamin says:

    FB Fan

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    allyson AYALA says:


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    John Clinton says:

    I know that someone has already said it, but i want to read the lord of the ring trilogy. I just recently resaw the movies, and I know the books will be so much better.

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    John Clinton says:

    Just became a fan. i am John Clinton

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    John Clinton says:

    I am subscribed now with the email to this comment

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    John Clinton says:

    I am following @ThisisRamesh with my account @jclint3

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    John Clinton says:

    I am following @MommyNiri with the account @jclint3

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    Amy Delong says:

    shutter island,it looks like a good read!


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    Amy Delong says:

    fb fan


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    Amy Delong says:

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    Dave Pickles says:

    I want to read Shutter Island, loved the movie.

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    Mariana says:

    I’d like to read “On the Brink” by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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    Mariana says:

    I’m a fan of Mommy Niri on Facebook :)

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    Mariana says:

    I subscribe to Mommy Niri by RSS feed.

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    Mariana says:

    I’m following @ThisIsRamesh.

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    Mariana says:

    Your button’s in my blogroll.

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    DJerryz says:

    I’d love to read all these vampiric stories! Than undead and ordinary girl falls in love! Twilight!

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    Mariana says:

    I follow @MommyNiri on twitter and retweeted:

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    Mariana says:

    I posted this contest to my facebook status. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    DaDa Rocks! says:

    I’m looking forward to made to stick or trust agents

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    Donna K says:

    I would like The Firm

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    DaDa Rocks! says:

    I follow on twitter @dada_rocks

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    Donna K says:

    I already joined Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page

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    Donna K says:

    I follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook

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    Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber

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    Donna K says:

    I Follow @ThisIsRamesh (donnak4)

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    Donna K says:

    I am a follower.

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    Melissa Painter says:

    I’m dying to read Take Three by Karen Kingsbury because I love her Christian novels.

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    Melissa Painter says:

    I’m a Facebook Fan.

    Melissa Painter

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    Melissa Painter says:

    I follow your blog on Facebook.

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    Melissa Painter says:

    I follow ThisIsRamesh on Twitter @Lisa4Christ

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    Kat Emerick says:

    I Am Ozzy would be a great book. Thanks for a chance!

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    Becky Grady says:

    I would like to read The Last Song
    by Nicholas Sparks.


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    Geoff K says:

    I’m dying to read “The Unnamed” by Joshua Ferris, which I was pleased to see was available as an e-book — I really loved Ferris’s first novel, and I’ve heard great things about this follow-up, which seems to include a lot of important themes, such as alienation and connectedness in modern times and the ever-present fears of mortality and loss. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m a facebook fan of Mommy Niri: Geoff K

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m following your blog on Facebook: Geoff K

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m an email subscriber:

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m following ThisIsRamesh on twitter: @guettel78

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m following Mommy Niri on twitter (@guettel78), and I tweeted:

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    Becky Grady says:

    I follow on Twitter, and retweeted.


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    Geoff K says:

    I’m following your blog through blogger: guettel78

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    Patti Sherman says:

    The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks looks like my type of read

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    I enjoyed and learned so much from her first book so I’d love to read this one Mother Warriors : A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds by Jenny McCarthy on a new Nook that is. :-)

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    Anita A. says:

    I’d like to read Shutter Island – I always prefer to read the book before seeing the movie. Thanks.

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    Barbara says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

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    Marie Leclerc says:

    Dear John by Nicholas Sparks because I love his other books.

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    Shawna Stenton says:

    Shutter Island!

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    Dee says:

    definitely The Last Song! :)

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      Dee says:

      oops I forgot the why: Because I keep seeing movie previews and want to read the book before seeing the movie. :)

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    Dee says:

    I follow you on networked blogs as Dee Gee

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    Dee says:

    I am a facebook fan (Dee Gee)

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    Dee says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    Dee says:

    I follow thisisramesh on twitter @deegee13

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    maja says:

    shutter island

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    maja says:


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    janna says:

    I am dying to read the last book in the twilight series because I just finished the 3rd one last night!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

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    Sand says:

    I’m dying to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as I’ve heard nothing but raves about it.

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    DanV says:

    I’d like to read Carnal Innocenceby Nora Roberts because I haven’t read it yet

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    Divina says:

    I so want to win this for my husband. He is always traveling for work and lugging around lots of books. We were just at Barnes and Noble on Sunday finding out info but out of price range.

    He would download, Abraham Lincoln, vampire slayer. (I am not making up the book.) Ha.

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    Divina says:

    i follow Mommy Niri. @dancinghotdogs

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    Sharon says:

    Shutter Island! It seems to have it ALL in ONE book! I haven’t seen the movie yet and books give you SO much MORE detail!!!

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    Divina says:

    I retweeted @dancinghotdogs

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    I have been wanting to read Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer because I
    have read Twilight and New Moon and both were fantastic.

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    Fan of Mommy Niri on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

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    Ana says:

    I would love to read “One step at a time” by Danielle Steel
    thanks for this chance to win a nook! very exciting!

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    Shannon says:

    I’d like to read Food Rules because I just find the topic interesting

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    Following Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook (Charlene Kuser)

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    I want to read The Innocient Man by John Grisham because I love reading books by John Grisham.

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    Shannon says:

    already subscribed

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    Subscribed to Mommy Niri

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    Shannon says:

    following @ThisIsRamesh on twitter (07violet)

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    Charlene Kuser says:

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