I can’t tell you how many contests I enter. It’s not as many as some people I know, but it’s enough that I get dejected when I never win. So it was with a brief eyeroll on my part that I entered a blog giveaway contest in which the prize was an Amazon Kindle. In total, JLP received 171 comments in the contest, and I thought there was no way I’d win.
But imagine my surprise when I received an email last week saying that I DID win! It’s all thanks to JLP, a fantastic finance writer whose blog I’ve been reading since I got laid off in January 2009 and went in search of blogs dispensing fiscal advice to help me plan for the extreme loss of income. Even after I got a full-time job again (in November 2009) I continued to read the finance blogs because they continue teaching me things on a regular basis. JLP’s blog, All Financial Matters, is one such blog. Filled with excellent information, I know I’m going to learn something new when his posts pop up in my Google Reader feed.
I received the Kindle yesterday and it’s fantastic – I’ve already uploaded over 20 books, with a goal of finding more free books over the next few weeks (as if I didn’t have ENOUGH books to read already). I also plan on researching my library’s website to see if they allow Kindle downloads. All in all, I think I’m going to love being a Kindle owner.
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