Thursday, May 21, 2015

Going Kobo Glo for 7 Days: My Reading Challenge #KoboGloHD

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on the blog are genuine and my own.

I was recently given a challenge. Rarely one to balk once the gauntlet is thrown, I said I was all-in. What the challenge entailed was reading only on the Kobo Glo HD for 7 entire days. Nothing else. No hard cover books, what-so-ever. I'm a big reader, especially at night, so I knew going in that it would be a real challenge, but I also knew I could do it. Plus, I was curious to see how the Kobo Glo HD would fare in comparison to my real books. And you know what, there were perks! One of the biggest perks was I read more. The Kobo Glo makes it so easy to take books with you on the go. Simply slip the small tablet into your purse and go. Then when you're waiting in the pick-up line at school, at the doctor's office, or even in a long line at the pharmacy or grocery store, you can take out your Kobo Glo HD and read. And read I did...

The app, which can be found at the following link, https://www.kobo.com/apps  is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, Windows 8 Phone, or desk top computer!


Downloading it (the app), is a piece of cake, and once you do, you've got a huge assortment of books available right at your fingertips. No lugging around books that are hard to store, hold, and read while on the go, instead you've got a streamlined device that holds it all for you and is light as a feather to carry too.


With the Kobo Glo HD you're going to find a comfortable to hold, 6" HD Carta E Ink touchscreen that is crystal clear. You're also going to find a fully adjustable ComfortLight and options galore at your fingertips. Adjust your fonts, adjust your margins, and even re-do the sizing to suit your personal tastes. I love the light because that means I can read at night without having to turn the light on! No one has to be bothered and I get to indulge in a book. That's nice!

You can store up to 3,000 ebooks on your reader and the battery lasts up to 2 months. That means you can sit and read, and read, and read without having to worry about plugging in.

The WiFi on the tablet gives you instant access to millions of reading selections in the Kobo online store.

How about you? Are you a traditionalist when it comes to reading? Do you prefer the book to the tablets? If so, I encourage you to try the app. I think you'll find that once you do, like me, you'll see there are a lot of perks to be found in being able to carry your books on the go.

Does this mean I'm one step closer to ditching hard copy books? No, never! But it does mean I've found an equally pleasing way to get my reading done, and more of it.


I like the Kobo Glo HD, and I'm not the only one who likes it either. You can see from the picture above that Mr. Reader has his eyes (and hands ;) ) on my device too. Luckily, I love him and am happy to share. :)

Kobo Glo HD owners be sure to check out Kobo Welcome, the first ever free concierge service for tips on getting started, eBook recommendations, great deals and more. Available 9AM - 9PM local times, 7 days a week.



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Now for the Mom to Mom (or Dad) Challenge! Try your hand at going 7 full days reading only on the Kobo Glo HD. Enter below and you could win a $10 Kobo Gift Card. There will be 200 winners for this one!

Kobo Mom 2 Mom Challenge

52 comments:

Sandee said...

Hubby loves his ereader. I've not taken the plunge yet. I'm sure I will at some point. I know that for the traveler this is the way to go.

Your son is adorable.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Patty Woodland said...

I read every single day. I don't know what I would do without books. I've been reading since I could read.

Elephant's Child said...

I am a traditionalist. I can see the advantages to e-readers, but prefer the weight, the smell, the feel of 'real' books. And if I am looking for a specific passage, I find flipping through real books easier and quicker. My dinosaur self will weaken. Eventually.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I used to be a hard core printed book only girl. Then I realized I could have an entire library on one device and save a ton of space. =D

Melissa Pezza said...

That's a nice reader. The size is perfect. I'll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

Alli Smith said...

I like that the battery lasts up to 2 months! I hate having to wait for my e-reader to charge while I'm waiting to finish a book.

Masshole Mommy said...

I think this sounds like an awesome tablet. Chris has a regular Kindle, but it seems so lame compared to this.

Liz Mays said...

I am blown away by the length of life you can get from a battery charge. Now that is super nice!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure can get the job done and help one read away. What would you do though without all your stacks of paper? lol

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I want to get one of these. Not only would I like it but it would also make a great gift.

Ai Sakura said...

I love traditional books but yup, bringing them out can be such a drag because of its weight and bulkiness. Bringing more than one out is just insane. I like that you can fit so many books inside just this one handy gadget!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I am obsessed with my kobo glo HD. Honestly I haven't read so much in years. It's such a wonderful e-reader. I couldn't recommend it enough to everyone I know! - jeanine

Sandy SK said...

I think the ereader is nice. However, unless they can do more than reader books. It will only sit there in my home.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg what an awesome tablet!!! I need something like this for the summer. I have a pretty large reading list and this would be great to store a the books on!

Catherine Sargent said...

This looks like a great way to read books. I need to get one and set time aside to read each evening.

Marcie W. said...

I need to make the time to read more, especially since it I miss it so very much. I can not believe you can store up to 3,000 books!

Michael G D'Agostino said...

I downloaded my first ever ebook a couple of weeks ago. I like how if I'm waiting for something or have nothing else to do, I can pull it out and continue where I left off.

Victoria- ABC Creative Learning said...

I love reading and used to read every night! Can't seem to find the time anymore but when I do I love my ereader!

Debra said...

I totally see all the advantages of not reading with hardcover books.....but why do I love them so much? I must try it and see if I can change!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I didn't think I would love mine as much as I do, but it's really a staple now in my every day reading. I am so impressed with the size and weight! I love being able to tuck it into my purse and read on the go!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Sounds like a good excuse to read a lot over the next seven days! I like reading on a device at night becaue I dont need an extra light - which ends up keeping my husband awake.

Ann B said...

I love to read. I would love to try the Kobo Glo. I like that there are so many great books at your fingertips.

Lori Gunn said...

My sister loves her reader because of its convenience. I have hardcover books I treasure, but enjoy being able to order books to read on the go and not have to worry about putting them down and forgetting them somewhere.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

My 9 year old would definitely get the most use out if this. He is the big consumer of books in my house.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

My daughter loves reading but I need to read more... I miss reading my thick books. This sounds great.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I absolutely love to read, and wish I had more time to do it. I have tried an ebook reader and enjoyed it quite a big, possibly more than a real book with paper pages.

Kristi said...

I bet the Kobo Glo would be a great gift for Fathers Day. Always nice to learn about things that would be great gifts for those hard to buy for guys!

Penelope said...

I love eReaders, and I only read on mine...not books anymore either.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Ebooks make life so much easier

Kae James said...

Kobo Glo HD sounds pretty cool. I am an avid reader. Little devices like this makes reading much more fun.

Yolanda Christopher said...

I love a good e reader. And the battery life is a super selling point for me. Thanks for sharing!

Debra Rutt said...

I LOVE the convenience of E-readers. I find that I've been reading much more ever since I got one!

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I wish I had a reader. I think about all of the great books I am missing out on.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I have never owned an actual Kobo but I have used the app on my ipad. I have used a lot of ebook reader apps and retailer apps on my ipad but none of them are as fun as the kobo one.

Dinner then Dessert said...

I am still holding on to reading paper books, I think I am too nostalgic, because this looks really cool. :)

debdenny said...

I love to read. That is a great challenge and giveaway.

Christie C said...

This is definitely a great app for the avid reader! I'll have to tell my dad

Chubskulit Rose said...

I can't use a gadget to read because it gives me migraine but this will be god for my daughter who love to read.

Krystal Butherus said...

I love a good tablet. I am always reading on the go. I will need to check it out!

Amanda Her said...

I love my eReader. I can even take out books from the library on it.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome app indeed. I love how you can adjust the font size which is a must for my old eyes. Thanks for sharing I will have to check it out.

Bonnie Gowen said...

That sounds like a really great challenge and 200 winners? That is one awesome giveaway!

Ricci said...

This looks like a great device!! I love to read and download e-books from my library :)

Grandma Juice said...

I lovemy e-reader! I read a TON. These have been awesome not only for traveling but I save so much room in my spare bedroom!

Carly said...

I don't know what I would do without my e-reader! This Kobo Glo looks really nice!

~ Noelle said...

Glad you are enjoying it..
I am on the computer so much that I look forward to reading a real PAPER / PAGE TURNING book as opposed to online devices... I understand those that love the ease of it all, but its not me... yet ;)

Tracey said...

I love my Kobo e-reader! I find that I read a lot more since having one.

The Mommy-Files said...

That sounds like an awesome product! I hadn't heard of this product before!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I don't have a Kobo, but I have an Amazon Kindle. I read much more since getting one. :)

Megan Chamberlin said...

It took me forever to convert to an e-reader, and I actually do love it, despite my concerns!

Alysia from My Domestic Dish said...

We just got my son an Ereader but, after that, he's been bringing home more hardcovers than ever!! -_- lol
Luckily, I'm enjoying it all the same :P
Because we got my son one, my hubby just HAD to have one too... and he's the same way.
Apple doesn't fall far from the tree with those two, I tell ya.

Amanda Love said...

This reminds me very much of my Kindle which I don't go anywhere without. Don't need another e-reader though but I'm sure this is great too.