Loving Life after 50

Poolside with My Kobo Auro H20, Time to #OpenupKobo


I am a book addict, a bit of a hoarder of books,  honestly I really love books and I love collecting ” Series” . In my home I have bookshelves full of books, mostly hardcovers because I like to consider myself a collector. Truth be told I was a late convert to e-readers believing I needed to feel a book in my hand then I got my first Kobo and I was lost.. forever a fan. I am a convert, and the best thing about my e-reader is going on trips. I no longer need a suitcase for reading material, I can carry my library in my purse.  And now as a super bonus Kobo has come out with the  Kobo Aura  H20,  I know WHAT??? It is true, the new waterproof and dustproof Kobo H2O is the perfect gift. It can be taken anywhere and not worry about getting damaged. Use at the pool, the beach or your bathtub – with the Kobo H2O you really can read anywhere, so not only can I carry my library down south I can comfortably still read on the beach, heck even floating in the pool if I so desire ( is this not like a little slice of heaven??) Take note people great gift idea for someone you love.

This summer I plan on spending a lot of time poolside, seriously we have this little oasis in our backyard so why wouldn’t I want to enjoy it.  My new Kobo Aura H20 now also allows me to not just read poolside but actually in the pool.  If you don’t hear from me in a while you may want to come to the house, I am probably lost in a book floating in my pool.

Now I am not normally one to take anything at face value so of course when the Kobo arrived I decided I needed to test it out.  I submerged my Kobo in the pool and yep, it passed with flying colours, so then I went a little crazy downloading a few new books and syncing this one up with my Kobo Library ( yea I actually have quite the extensive Kobo Library, so when I say I carry a library in my purse I am not kidding you)

When my new Kobo arrived it was an excuse to surf the on line Kobo Store and I downloaded the two new I am Number Four, The Lost Files books, not sure how I missed the last two, all this in anticipation of the final volume of the I am Number Four Series due out in June ( and yes I have pre-ordered it on my Kobo App). I decided the summer of 2016 is the summer of the Lorien Legacies. I am re-reading the entire series, all on my Kobo, all in the pool, does that not sound like a great plan?  Maybe you two can join me, cuz I just maybe participating in a little giveaway that would allow you to follow my example.  As an FYI my plan is perfect for all parents, even if you have little ones or big ones that love to splash, remember I said waterproof so you can keep it poolside and dustproof so it is  good for the beach. park or even sandbox.

Did you know that Kobo offers more than 5 million titles across all genres?  I may be hooked on my Lorien Series, and HP and Nora Roberst and Jude Deveraux amd heck a whole ton of others but with this many titles I am confident you too will find what you love.and as a little bonus I have a Parent Club exclusive! Click to get a $5 off coupon for a first purchase of a book.

In case you are a researcher like I am and need to know the details and specifics.. The Kobo Aura H2O is IP67 certified, which means it is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 1 metre of water with the port cover closed. Reading on a sun-drenched beach or even in a sandbox is also do-able due to the device’s dustproof design and anti-glare display.  In addition, at 265 dpi, this eReader has a spacious 6.8” touchscreen offering a print-on-paper experience, showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully.( and light as a feather)  With 4GB of on-board storage (expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card), readers can easily store thousands of eBooks. Now for the most amazing piece of news the Kobo Aura H2O has a battery life of up to two months, I am not kidding you, two whole months.
This awesome little reader of mine also has 10 unique fonts perfected pixel-by-pixel to display each letter with crisp, clear perfection; and 24 font sizes, with adjustable font sharpness and weight settings, you can truly customize your reading experience and read exactly the way you want.
Now for the bonus its Giveaway time

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 this blog are my own.
  • I would absolutely love to get my hand on the new Kobo. I currently have the first gen. Kobo, about due for an upgrade.

  • I would absolutely love to get my hand on the new Kobo. I currently have the first gen. Kobo, about due for an upgrade.