Monday, December 28, 2009

The BlackBerry Diaries - With Giveaway



There are few things I enjoy as much as curling up on the couch with a great book, being able to just fall into a storyline and lose myself for a period of time - it's true, I've been known to be *mia* for hours on end - I have the messy house to prove it! Some books take me right in and others are just fun and easygoing reads that are plain and simply enjoyable. Where I can't put it down because I am just having fun reading it. The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood is just that kind of a book for me. Written blog style, the BlackBerry Diaries is like the *journal* of Kathy Bucksworth, on her life after her beloved BlackBerry (*Seamus*) joined her family. Yes, similar to a child being born, Kathy goes through all the same *issues* a new mother would - particularly a first timer. 


(from the back of her book) The relationship between a BlackBerry and its owner is not unlike that of a mother and her newborn baby, says Kathy in her book. Ever since her husband could not put down his own BlackBerry, Buckworth decided to see what all the fuss was about. So she bought a shiny black one -- to match her shoes -- and named it Seamus. "No one can truly explain what it's like to have a real, live baby in your house, and no one could really describe the transformative moment when I held that adorable little thing in my arms (okay, fingers) for the first time," Buckworth writes. Her book is about the joys and drawbacks of owning a smart-phone, mixed with musings about parenthood. Buckworth explains phantom vibrations (dubbed "BraxBerry Hicks"), which any true "BlackBerrian" recognizes as the moment when you've think you've received an email and then, if in front of people, you have to read a blank screen to save face.


I found myself nodding and chuckling to myself many times throughout this book, but not because I've been there....you see, I read this book on the other side of the fence so to speak. I am not a BlackBerry owner, in fact - not just that, but I don't even have a cell phone *gasp* and my texting skills are nothing short of horrendous. But I know (and perhaps this is why I'll avoid getting a blackberry - though I secretly really want a pink one and can't say I won't succumb to the temptation) that there is a high possibility that this would be me as a result of getting one. The computer already demands so much of my time (self inflicted mainly), I can only imagine if I had access to it ALL.THE.TIME. In fact, our laptop kind of went on the fritz about a month before Christmas, and although I miss it, it's been a blessing in disguise (I now have to trudge ALL the way downstairs to the desktop *sigh*). 


That being said - there are soooo many benefits to having this kind of access. It's really a balance...one not easily found. Written with humour, wit, and a bold and unapologetic honesty, Kathy's comparison between adding a new child and getting a BlackBerry Smart Phone (BBSP) definitely had my attention. Her writing style (real, fresh, and oh so funny) offers a great escape from those often mundane days - you'll be passing this book along to friends and family to share in a great laugh...Really, an enjoyable read. I'll be keeping this one on my bookshelf for sure and am definitely going to check out her other books!



And of course - I have a book to pass along to you! Actually, scratch that...I have FOUR books to pass along to FOUR lucky winners (are you excited yet??). 


To enter, comment below and let me know your BlackBerry Smart Phone's (or cell phone) name - or what you *would* name it if you had one. (You must do this in order for additional entries to count).


For ADDITIONAL entries:


Please make each a separate comment


*Subscribe to our newsletter (button on sidebar) - 1 entry
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*Follow us on twitter (button on sidebar) and tweet this giveaway - 1 entry

*Blog about this giveaway and send us the link - 1 entry
*Share on facebook by following the link in the top right corner - 1 entry
*Follow Kathy Buckworth on Twitter- 1 entry

*Follow the BlackBerry Diaries Blog - 1 entry
*Tell me the title of one of Kathy's other 3 books - 1 entry

*Order Kathy's Book  and let me know! - 5 extra entries

This giveaway is open to EVERYONE 
and will close Monday January 4th at 9pm MST. 

35 comments:

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...
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Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I subscribe to your blog :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I'm a Follower :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I follow you on Twitter :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I Shared on Facebook :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I follow Blackberry Diaries blog :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

I follow Kathy on Twitter :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

AND, another book is .....
"The Secret Life of SuperMom" :)

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

Also - my BB's name is "Addie"!

MadeInCanarias said...

My BB's name is Luna.

MadeInCanarias said...

Subscribed to newsletter.

MadeInCanarias said...

I'm already a follower of this blog.

MadeInCanarias said...

Follow you on Twitter (@MadeInCanarias).

MadeInCanarias said...

I follow Kathy on Twitter.

MadeInCanarias said...

Shared on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=www.blackberrydiaries.net/#/posted.php?id=523382222&success

MadeInCanarias said...

I follow the BlackBerry Diaries Blog via RSS.

MadeInCanarias said...

Other book: "SuperMom: A Celebration of All You Do”

Kathy Buckworth said...

Thanks for the great review and so glad you enjoyed the book. I'll be interested in reading all the other BB names:)

Cheers
Kathy Buckworth

The Lowry's said...

I would name it Cherry Berry
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The Lowry's said...

i am a follower jclowry@telus.net

Rebecca O said...

I do not have a BB, but if I did, it would be Bob.
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

I get the newsletter
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

follower of the blog
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

I shared on Facebook: http://micurl.com/hElsF

bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

following Kathy Buckworth on twitter: bekki1820cb
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

Following the BlackBerry Diaries Blog
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

SuperMom: A Celebration of All You Do and Journey to the Darkside: SuperMom Goes Home is another one of her books. Thanks again for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

Jennifer said...

My blackberry does not have a name, never thought about it. But I think I'll just call it "Berry".

Jennifer said...

Subscribe to the newsletter

Jennifer said...

Blog follower

Jennifer said...

"The Secret Life of a Supermom" is another book by Kathy Buckworth

Michelle said...

I call my iPod touch Precious! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Follower

PHOEBE said...

My name for my cell phone is MY BFF!

WynnWedding said...

my BB name is "Pink" =)

 

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