When I saw that Sony was introducing a new Readers Club and soliciting applications for 24 VIP inaugural members, I was pretty excited. I figured it was a long shot, but the benefits were awesome and it was worth answering the questions about why I love to read. So you can imagine I was pretty shocked to find out I was actually accepted as one of the members!
As one of the VIP members, I won a Sony Reader and cover, digital copies of the first four book club picks, and a trip to California in February to meet the other members and one of the book club authors. My Reader came in the mail last week and I have used it almost non-stop since.
Our first discussion book is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. We'll be discussing it this Wednesday, November 28th, from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PST (3:30 - 4:30 for me here in EST). You can find the discussion on the discussion Facebook tab.
I'm super excited to be participating in this and I'm planning a big review of the reader itself later on. For now I'll just say that I'm in love. Look how pretty:
Disclaimer: I want to be up front about what Sony is and isn't sponsoring on the blog, just so my readers are aware. My gifts from Sony include the Reader and case, the trip to California, and the books for review. My only obligations are to participate in the book club discussions and to show up in California for the in person meeting. Any promotion I do regarding the book club, any reviews of the books I read for the book club, and any reviews of Sony products are still my honest opinion and not something Sony has asked me to provide. Out of appreciation for my inclusion in the club, I'll be linking the books I read for the club to the Sony store, although I don't usually promote any one e-tailer over another.