Literary Inspiration and a Little Surprise from SONY

When I was growing up, there was one book that always stood out to me; The Lion, The Witch , and The Wardrobe. Isn’t it funny what stays with you? I mean, of all books I’ve read, THAT one has stayed with me. It’s the magical wonder and wild imagination thing I suppose. I remember the literary quote, “Peter, just because some man in a red coat gives you a sword it doesn’t make you a hero!”   It’s sorta like that song, ‘Don’t Call Him a Cowboy, Until you see him ride. Cause a Stetson hat and them fancy boots don’t tell you what’s inside’.   Just because you have money or live in a big fancy house doesn’t make you all that.  It’s how you live that makes you who you are.  Gosh, I guess that’s a little deep but that’s why the quote has stayed with me from the book. It’s how I think.   Does that make sense??

Anyways, Sony wants to hear words that move you. Literary words that make you think, feel, and question.  You can register and add your own literary moments from books that you’ve read.  You can see a few words that move me in the box below.  One of my favorites is from the book, 8 Second with Lane Frost, a bullrider who gets killed by a bull during a ride.  His very good friend Tuff (also a championship bullrider), said the words, “We’re a tradition, last of the dying breed.”  I relate that with the cowboy life.  There’s tradition in the cowboy way of life. I hope it never ends…..

You can interact with my widget. You can comment, add to your favorites, “heart it”, and even click on one of the adjectives to see related literary moments.   And of course, I’d love to hear YOUR literary moments.   I know that many of you guys are readers/writers and thanks to Sony, I have a surprise for you! Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition

One winner will receive a SONY Reader Pocket Edition valued at $199.  What a great way to spend your time on those long flights or during lunch breaks, or maybe spend a few minutes reading before bedtime.  I’ll be using mine on the plane. I rarely get the time to read and who wants to carry a ton of books around…not me! This Sony Reader will inspire me to have many more memorable literary moments now and I hope it does the same for you. If you don’t win, I hope that you consider it as a gift to someone or even to yourself.


Required entry: Leave a comment sharing your favorite book, either as a child or as an adult and why it’s your favorite. What made it memorable for you?

You may enter daily as long as it’s a different book and story you are sharing.  I will verify the winner;)

Additional entries, leaving each one in a separate comment please.

  • Share the giveaway on a social networking site like facebook, twitter, or your favorite forum. Leave a comment letting me know where.
  • Subscribe to my blog via reader or email.
  • Tell me about one of my blog posts that made you feel something, whether the emotion be funny, sad, angry, or happy.

Giveaway ends on December 7th at about 10pm CST.  Read the giveaway rules for more clarification on how my giveaways work here.

Disclosure: Through this giveaway campaign with SONY , I have benefited by receiving a SONY Reader Pocket Edition valued at $199.99.  As always, this does not reflect my opinions in any way.


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    Bacallsmom says

    OK, this may sound weird, but one of my all-time favorites is a science fiction book by Robert McCammon, “Swan Song.” It’s about the world after a nuclear holocaust, and in the end, the true character of each of the survivors is made manifest by their struggles. It sounds awfully dark, but it really has a very hopeful ending. It is also extremely well written. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Gianna says

    When I was a kid I loved The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison.
    It was my favorite because it was so funny.

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    Phyllis Jenkins says

    The Never Ending Story has remained in my memory through my long lifetime. It is about pulling through against all odds. It amazes me how it still draws me into that story so easily.

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    Roxann says

    One of my favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird. I had to read it in school and really thought it was great.

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    Jenn H says

    The Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell. Very light reading but always a good mystery page turner. I’ve only been disappointed with one ending.
    .-= Jenn H´s last blog ..Visit with Santa =-.

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    heather says

    I’m going to have to go with Twilight! I think Bella is just really relatable and I really enjoyed the love story

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    Charlene Kuser says

    My favorite book is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.This book
    became my favorite,because it brought out every emotion in me.
    A great love story that transforms over time ,it really
    gave me hope for love and made me think hard about life

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    Charlene Kuser says

    Subscriber via email

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    Donna K says

    I like the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It had a great story.

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    Heather C says

    I just adore Pride and Prejudice. I loved the book, then watched a few things on it (mini-series, movie, etc) and loved it even more! Elizabeth and Darcy. The ultimate fairy tale. :-)

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    Donna K says


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    Heather C says

    I subscribe to your feed. Thanks!

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    Annette D says

    A book that I read recently and really enjoyed was “Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now” written by Barry Miles. I am a huge Beatles fan and Paul is my favorite Beatle. I really enjoyed reading this book and I learned some interesting things about his life. I would have to say that The Beatles were a huge influence on me.

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    Charlene Kuser says

    This post
    made my heart melt.Your son is so cute and he looks like a
    true cowboy.I would have this picture enlarged and put on the wall.Someone knows how to take good pictures.

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    Chrysa says

    I love the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, especially Little House in the Big Woods – they were such an important part of my childhood!

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    Jessica says

    My favorite book when I was a child (and still is) Where the Sidewalk Ends?. I was fascinated by the fun short stories and the amazing illustrations. I still enjoy this book and read it often to my daughter. It is so funny and really builds your imagination as a child.

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    Jessica says

    I subscribed to your feed via Google Reader.

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    Julie Degen says

    I loved the Narnia books. Great to dream of magical lands. My Mom read the first one to me and as I got older I read the rest of the books myself.

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    Pamela S says

    I absolutely loved “Water For Elephants”. Thanks.

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    AS a little girl I loved reading the Little House on the Prairie series. I liked hearing about all the hardships and how they dealt with them. And I liked the relationship between Laura and her Pa, just like my Dad and me!
    .-= Cindy B. in Montana´s last blog ..OMG! I am Grandma Nellie! =-.

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    Kelly G. says

    I love romance novels and my favorite one would be, “Getting What You Want” by Kathy Love. Great book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jendi says

    My favorite genre now is Christian Fiction and cozy mysteries. I also like immigration stories. One I read last year has really stuck with me. A Swedish girl and German man were stuck at Ellis Island for a while. They communicated through Bible Verses because they couldn’t speak English and had Bibles in their own languages.

    Of course they got together at the end of the book – although I worried through a few chapters. :)

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    shawn mckim says

    Mine is twilight now. Im into the vampires now.

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    Aimee W. says

    The Time Traveler’s Wife will always remain one of my favorite books of all time. Although it had a bit of sci-fi twist, the scientific explanation at the end actually seemed plausible. However, the love story at the core was probably the best part. Audrey Niffenberg has such superb talent — the story truly moved me.

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    Kimberly Shepard says

    I love all the shopaholic books because they are about me@!@@@

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    Melissa Butler says

    My favorite book growing up was Bridge to Terabithia ~ it was the first book that I ever read that really made me feel something ~ it was more than just a book. My favorite book as an adult has been Stranger from a Strange Land…it helped me to escape during a very dark time in my life.