Win a Kindle from The Gadgeteer


When I ordered the latest Kindle from Amazon for Janet’s and my review, I didn’t pay attention to the fact that it had ads for the screensavers. When I figured this out a couple hours later, I tried to cancel the order without success. So I ordered a 2nd Kindle without the ads. My screwup is your reward as I’m giving away this Kindle e-Reader to one lucky reader. Don’t worry, if you don’t like ads, you can get rid of them by paying $30 to convert the Kindle into a non-ad version (something I didn’t know about till Janet discovered it). Full contest details after the jump.


Kindle 4 ($79 version with ads)

How to enter:

1. Between now and Tuesday 10/18/2011 11:59PM EST, leave a comment to this post with the title, author and short description of your all time favorite book.

2. At some point on 10/19/2011, I’ll pick 1 random winner using The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do other drawings till the prize is gone.


1. Only one entry per person.

2. Contest is open to anyone in the world except for writers and families of The Gadgeteer.

3. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

UPDATE: The winner is #222 Mario Costa.

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  • Mary October 18, 2011, 10:20 pm

    “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling (although it’s really hard to narrow it down! But I do come back to it often). It follows the adventures of an English boy growing up in India living as a native – fascinating look at the country, its history and religion, and a “ripping yarn” to boot!

    (If I win, my son gets it – we are running out of room to store his traditional dead-tree books!!)

  • Amanda October 18, 2011, 11:29 pm

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The transformation of Jane and the view of the world from Jane’s eyes is spectacular. It challenges societal norms and analyzes personalities. I felt connected to Jane through the entire book, it really is fantastic.

  • Greg Wyatt October 18, 2011, 11:33 pm

    My all time favorite is 12 Ordinary Men by John McArthur about the lives of the apostles and how Jesus chose simple, ordinary men to change the world. The point of the book is that you don’t need to be an executive, politician, rich, or anything other than who you are to change your life and others for the better.

  • Julie October 19, 2011, 7:33 am

    The winner is comment #222 Mario Costa.

    Thanks to everyone that entered and all the great book recommendations!!!

    I’m closing the comments on this post.