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B&N NOOK Giveaway

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We’re excited to partner up with Barnes & Noble for our latest Gimme Some Reads giveaway: not just one, but two B&N NOOKs!

Barnes & Noble is giving away the latest version of the NOOK GlowLight, as well as a NOOK HD — so, two of our readers get to enjoy their very own free e-reader. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!


What is Included in the Giveaway?

One lucky winner will receive:

And, another lucky winner will receive:


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How to Enter the NOOK Giveaway:

Note: The giveaway will be going on through December 13th.

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I’ve never owned an e-reader, but got to test drive these two NOOKs for a few weeks so I could offer a more personal review. As someone who loves the feel and character of a book with paper pages, but who has occasionally borrowed an e-version from the library to read on my phone, it was definitely interesting to see why so many people love their e-readers.

NOOK GlowLight Giveaway |

NOOK GlowLight

This is B&N’s latest version (released October 30th) of their tried-and-true e-reader: the no-frills-I-just-want-to-read-my-book e-reader, the shhhh-I’m-in-the-library e-reader. You get the picture. But, don’t be fooled by its black-and-white simplicity — it has a lot to offer.

Besides the typical choose-your-own-font-type-and-size-reading-adventure, here are just a few highlights of the NOOK GlowLight:

  • GlowLight feature lets you read even in pitch black settings — and you can increase or decrease the brightness as desired, so that you can read in bed without disturbing your partner.
  • Regular (non GlowLit) display is easily readable even in bright, sunny conditions.
  • Super lightweight and comfortable feel. I have an iPhone, which weighs 4.9 oz and this weighs just 6.1 oz — so, whether you’re carting it around in your purse or backpack, or holding it to read for several hours, it’s about the same as carrying around your phone, or a small paperback book.
  • Not only can you check the definition of a word while you’re reading, but once you’ve opened the dictionary, you can check other words, as well.
  • And, two of the bonuses of being no-frills: the battery lasts forever and the price is cheaper.

NOOK HD Giveaway |


Sometimes all-in-one products can be a bit overwhelming, but the NOOK HD is surprisingly easy to navigate and has been crafted with an eye for detail. This is the tablet you want on long road trips — to help you navigate, entertain you, and keep the peace amongst the passengers. As well as, the perfect e-reader to introduce your child to the joy of reading.

To be fair, I will point out two HD negatives, which the GlowLight handles better: because of all its capabilities, the HD battery doesn’t last as long; and, the HD’s glossy display screen isn’t as easy to read in sunny conditions.

But, you have to weigh that with the highlights of the NOOK HD:

  • You can watch movies and TV shows in vivid colour and stereo sound. And, if you have a Hulu+ membership, you can watch shows through that, as well.
  • Customizable profiles and homescreens: you can create multiple profiles, so you can share with family members or roommates without messing with each others’ content — this is also helpful for parents who want to limit their kids’ access to certain apps or features. And, just like a laptop, you can set your wallpaper and decide which icons are on your homescreen.
  • With the web browser and apps, you can access email, calendar, maps, blogs, Google, and more.
  • For graphic novel aficionados: you can choose between zoom view or comic view. Zoom view lets you see each frame full screen and move through them like pages, while comic view shows you the whole page as is.
  • For scrapbookers: there’s a built in feature within the magazine viewer that lets you save a page to a digital scrapbook. So, you can easily create your own scrapbooks, like Pinterest boards, while you browse your favourite magazines.
  • For kids: there are great interactive books that will not only read aloud the story as you flip through the book, but also offer the option for you to record your own reading of the story. Can you imagine how great it could be if your kid had recordings of different friends and relatives reading stories? Or — even your kid’s own recording!

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Whether you prefer your reading straightforward and simple, or you’re looking for an e-reader that has something for everyone in vivid colour, there is a B&N NOOK for you.

» To learn more about the tech specs of the NOOKs and find out which one is best for you, check out Barnes & Noble’s Compare NOOKs page.


Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. They temporarily loaned me a NOOK GlowLight and NOOK HD to review, but did not compensate me to host this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own as always.
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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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96 comments on “B&N NOOK Giveaway”

  1. I NEED ONE OF THESE! in the market for a new ereader stat!!!

  2. I think I would prefer one with more capabilities like a tablet.

  3. Since my kindle died, I’ve been very slowly reading Pride and Prejudice on my iPhone. (reading it for the first time, in fact.)

    a good/funny memory: I was in Doha on a long layover, really wanted a beer, and found this bar/dance club in my hotel. So I spent an hour or two sitting by myself, in the dark dance club, drinking beer and reading P&P on my iPhone. I felt SO AWESOME. (I actually did.)

  4. I would prefer a tablet that has more capabilities like a tablet- I like being able to watch videos

  5. Last ebook I read was Defending Jacob- definitely a good, easy read!

  6. For me, personally, I would like one with more capabilities. I’m a gadget girl. :)

  7. I would love to win the NOOK HD

  8. I have yet to get one of these and I was just talking about them yesterday to a friend. I like to read in the bathtub, though…I wonder if they have some waterproof cases for that lol

  9. I think I’d like the tablet — more functionality!

  10. I’ve never read an e-book… there’s a first time for everything!

  11. I would prefer one with video capabilities but either would be fabulous!

  12. I have never read an ebook!! I would love to though !

  13. a tablet that also offers web browsing and video watching capabilities like the HD

  14. I do not have an e-reader – so I cannot say I’ve read an e-book…YET! :)

  15. I would love either one because I’d give it to my son!

  16. Last ebook I read was Fifty Shades of Grey =x

  17. I love to read :)

  18. I love tablets that let you do both.

  19. I just read Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery.

  20. Oops-forgot to put the book. Debbie Macomber’s Inn at Rose Harbor.

  21. I would be happy with any one. I have been lost without my tablet since it broke

  22. I would prefer one w/ video so kids could watch it

  23. I rather have a tablet that can do both. I am always out and about with the kidos so it will come handy.

  24. Oh my, never read an e-book before. :( Its not in our budget right now. But would love to try it tho.

  25. I think I’d definitely prefer a tablet that allows for web surfing, too! :)

  26. I last borrowed my mom’s ereader to read Bossypants. It was great! :)

  27. I would love to win this for my hubby! He would love it!

  28. I would prefer web browsing tablet. But would love either!

  29. I am reading The Longest Ride on my ebook right now.

  30. I have an old Sony e-reader but I lost the cord for it, so it’s just living on my shelf all dead-like. I’ve mostly only read the free classics you can d/l anywhere, but I also like to upload fanfics and things on my devices to squeal over on the go. =)

  31. I read an ebook via my phone, it was super uncomfortable therefore I’d like an e -reader! And yeah, I read Pride and prejudice, that was the last e book I read.
    I would like the tablet one.
    hoping to win!!

  32. I have used e readers on trips and they are great. But I love a wonderful new print book to read at home.

  33. Both readers look great, but I like the HD version best! I love the idea of being able to “clip” favorite pages from magazines, etc. and save them.

  34. I prefer a tablet with web browsing so I can still explore my social media

  35. I prefer a tablet for web surfing when I am in the mood for something other than reading

  36. I prefer the one that can browse the net. It’s convenient for me, so that when I need to look up something from the book that I’m reading, I’ll have the answer right away! and also for social media purposes! LOL!

    Yesterday, I finished “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. :)

  37. I prefer a tablet- I like multipurpose gadgets :-)

  38. I just finished The Elite- I’m definitely on a young adult fiction kick right now!

  39. I would prefer to use a tablet.

  40. the last ebook I read was wives and daughters.

  41. I think I’d prefer a tablet which has a lot of other features.

  42. I actually haven’t read an ebook before, no e-reader/tablet yet.

  43. I would love to win this for my husband, he borrows my ipad, so I think he’d perfer a tablet. But I think he’d like either, honestly. The last book I read (and am currently re-reading) is The Historian. Last time I read it aloud (via iphone app) to my husband. I like that I can use my lunch breaks to read and the app keeps track of where I left off!

  44. i would prefer a tablet :)

  45. the last ebook i read was alice in wonderland

  46. I’d prefer the tablet. thanks!

  47. the last ebook I read was “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green. Loved it.

  48. I like a tablet that has more features.

  49. The last ebook I read was “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

  50. I think I would really like a tablet to be able to see videos etc. But I like to read in bed and I think the tablet would be too bright. 1st choice tablet, 2nd choice Glowlight! (Hard to decide)