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Kobo Aura takes reading to a whole new level ~ Review & Giveaway!

Just over a year ago I started reading e-books. I wasn't too sure about not having the physical book in my hands. There really is just something about holding and smelling a book, turning the pages and more but at the same time they are bulky, hard to hold while reading in bed, can be super heavy depending on the book especially for someone with carpal tunnel and the biggest one is how many can you fit in your purse at one time?

Sometimes we start one book and then decided we are not in the book for that genre today and want to start another or the one that I hate the most is I have 10-20 pages left but I don't want to carry around two books. E-reading has opened up a whole new world for readers. I have also found so many great indie authors I wouldn't have read if I wasn't using an e-reader or app.

Recently Kobo released their new e-reader, the Kobo Aura. At very first glance what I see is a mix between their glo and mini. I love the idea of the back light to be able to read when it is dark, or in low light settings, reading in bed when hubby is asleep or even reading on the couch beside him while he is watching tv. This doesn't bother him and I can still see what I am reading. Our house is horrible for lighting.
Some of the other great features of the new Kobo Aura are the following:
  • less than 8.5oz!
  • 6.91 x 5.05 x 0.46 in
  • 4 GB storage with option to expand up to 32 GB with a Micro SD card ~ Lots and lots of books! 
  • battery life is 2 months based on 30 minutes of reading a day. I can usually read a few books before having to recharge depending on the size of the books and have fast I read them.
  • Supports many file types ~ eBooks: EPUB, PDF, and MOBI
    Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF
    Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
    Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Tons of fonts and sizes ~ choice of 10 font styles, 24 font sizes, and adjustable font sharpness and weight. This is awesome especially for people with eye sight problems. 
  • The also offer an experimental browser, a dictionary, a couple games. 
I can't stop raving about how light this reader is, I have found reading in bed more enjoyable. As I am a lefty I find page turning hard sometimes but with the Kobo Aura I can set my page turn for the left side of the reader and it works like a charm. It is super easy to hold with one hand. At first it did take some getting used to as it is very light. Almost feels like a couple sheets of paper in my hand than an actual reader. The light can be adjusted or turned right off. This is a great feature. I find reading outside very easy on the eyes, no strain or glare.
They really have made these lil readers so people can enjoy a more personal experience with the option of changing the light, font, page turning, spacing and so much more. They have also added personal milestones and badges you can earn while doing what you love ~ reading! Share your updates on Facebook when you reach a new achievement.

What is one of your favorite books or genre? Don't forget to use the hashtag #KoboRdrs to join the Twitter conversation.

Want to Win a Kobo Aura for yourself or friend? Enter the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US & Canada and will be open until October 31st at 11:59pm est. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behave of Kobo. I received the above product for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

81 comments:

  1. Christian romance :)

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  2. I like a good mystery or crime thriller!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  3. I love a good supernatural novel

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  4. I love to read Amish fiction.
    Rafflecopter name is Glogirl.

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  5. I like the Chrysalids but Biography is my favourite genre.

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  6. I like a romantic comedy. Marian Keyes is very funny author. Rafflecopter name CATHY

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  7. I like suspense like James Patterson, Lisa Jackson, my favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King

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  8. I like mysteries.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  9. I like romance and mysteries
    (Debbie W)

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  10. Mysteries and romance

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  12. I like thrillers (Catharine)

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  13. I love Romance books ;)
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  14. My Fav genre is YA fiction!

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  15. I love thrillers and love stories!
    (Tammy Dalley)

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  16. I love romance books - Melissa D

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  17. I love chick lit

    rafflecopter name - Jonnie J

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  18. I love biographies and self help-motivational books best. Then a good thriller also works too!

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  19. I enjoy contemporary romance.

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  20. I like historical books and dramas.

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  21. I love murder and mystery! and true crime!!!
    Steph W-W

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  22. Right now loving historical biographies, Winston Churchill is my fav by far!

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  23. I like reading the classics and crime books and my favourite book would probably be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Vesper)

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  24. I like all genres but the paranormal genre is my favorite I love all things that go bump in the night lol

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  25. I love mystery stories the most. Lately I've been reading a lot more true crime books, and have really been enjoying them too. My Rafflecopter name is Lindsay Cyr.

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  26. I love to read paranormal romance. Rafflecopter name elaing8

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  27. I love romance (historical and contemporary), mystery/thrillers (with romance) and right now am enjoying house of hades
    entered on form: tabathia

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  28. My favourite genres are Fantasy and SciFi

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  29. Romance is my fav.

    Jennifer Marie on rafflecopter

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love thrillers.suspense, mysteries mostly but my favourite book of all time is Into Thin Air by John Krakauer.
    RC name: Angela Mitchell

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  31. I love love love a good funny romance!

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  32. I love mysteries! -Tanis

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  33. I love mystery and suspense - Jay M

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  34. My fav books are "Lets Pretend This Never Happened" by The Bloggess and "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higaashida

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  35. I like mystery or crime thrillers

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  36. I'm a huge sci fi fan.

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  37. i really like Biographies, its so fascinating

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  38. My favorite is Claude Bouchard's ‏ the Vigilante Series.

    Fan Rakhim

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  39. I love suspense novels
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  40. i really like Biographies, its so fascinating
    Rafflecopter name Suzette

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  41. LOVE Stephen King books!!!

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  42. I love thriller books :) rafflecopter name is michelle tremblett

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  43. I like Historical Fiction

    SueSueper Sue

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  44. I like a good thriller or murder mystery.

    Rafflecopter name Debbie

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  45. I love Suspense, Rafflecopter name is Mary

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  46. I like fiction, suspense, horror, things that keep me on the edge of my seat (rafflecopter name = karine g)

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  47. Like reading mysteries, horror and suspense novels!

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  48. Anything by Jackie Collins.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  49. I'm known to read a bit of everything but I am on a historical romance kick right now.

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  50. I like reading historical romance.
    Brenda Penton (or Brenda P) on Rafflecopter, not sure how it is displayed

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  51. I love a good mystery. Julie on Rafflecopter

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  52. Love romance that my fave genre ...Lisa on rafflecopter

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  53. mystery/thriller

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  54. Too hard to pick a favourite genre- I like to mix it up! I do love some good historical fiction though :) Rafflecopter- Jordana Kujavsky (I think?)

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  55. I like all genres. Depending on my mood.
    Shannon

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  56. Love me some vampire stoires.

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  57. Shoujo manga and YA contemporary.

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  58. My favourite book genre is fiction :)

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  60. My favourite book is Girlfriend in a Coma!
    Raffelcopter - ERIN

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  61. I think my favourite genre is chick Lit.

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  62. Suspense for sure! (Suzi)

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  63. Classic lit. The World According to Garp

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  64. Fiction or True Crime

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  65. I like all True Crime and Non Fiction books.

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  66. I like romantic suspense

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  67. I LOVE mystery books!

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  68. On my way to Paradise by Dave Wolverton.
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  69. Fantasy. I love The Hobbit and LOTR

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  70. Fantasy. I love The Hobbit and LOTR

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