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CONTEST NOW CLOSED- Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

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Hey Community,


Calling all readers, fans of fiction, and novel addicts, it’s Book Lovers Day! Whether you’re into short stories, biographies, or graphic novels, books possess the magical ability to suck you into their own little world. And let’s face it, the more technology has become part of our lives, the harder it is to put down our phones and curl up with a good book. So here are some tips to help get you reading again: 


1.Always Have a Book with You

You never know when you’re going to have a few minutes of free time so it’s good to always have a book ready for reading. Whether you’re sitting in a waiting room for five minutes, or commuting on a bus for forty-five, a book is your best friend to replace twiddling your thumbs. 


2.Create an Environment Conducive for Reading 

Your phone, laptop, and TV are all distractions that can sneakily pull you away from your book. Avoid these traps by reading in a room where you won’t be tempted by technology. 


3.Join a Book Club

Going to a book club is a great way to get you reading. Not only will you have people to discuss the book with but they’ll also hold you accountable for keeping up to date with the reading schedule. 


4.Stick to Books You Enjoy

Nothing makes reading harder than struggling through a book you find boring. Reading should be fun! Pick up a book that’s impossible to put down.


Hopefully with these tips you’ll get back to being a book wiz! To help you even more, comment below by 12:00 pm ET on August 16 and tell us what you think is the best book of all time and we’ll randomly select three winners who will receive a $50 gift card to Indigo. Happy page-turning! Contest runs August 9 to August 16, 2019. Read Contest Rules before entering.


-Public Mobile Community Team


Contest Rules


Public Mobile Book Lovers Day Contest

    No Purchase Necessary.  To enter entrants must share the title of their favourite book on the Public Mobile Community post. Only one entry per person accepted.  No other form of participation is accepted.  In the event of a dispute on the entrant identity, the person who is the holder of the email address specified on the online form will be deemed to be the entrant.


Contest runs August 9 to August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm ET.

An Entry will be considered void and removed from the Community post if it contains subject matter that, in the opinion of the contest administrators, may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste.

To be eligible, an entrant must be an existing Public Mobile customer and entry must be received on or before end of contest closing date and time. Entrants must be a Canadian resident who are 13 years of age or older and must be a member of the Public Mobile online Community. Contest not open to employees of TELUS Corporation, its affiliated companies or subsidiaries, its sales agents, its advertising and promotional agencies, and members with whom they are domiciled.  By accepting these Contest Rules, entrants agree that any and all liability related to this contest by TELUS is limited to the value of the Prize(s) as defined hereinafter.

    There will be three (3) prizes awarded. Each winner will receive the following prize:

            One (1) Indigo $50 Gift Card

Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded and with no substitutions, is/are not transferable unless set out in the Contest Rules and cannot be exchanged with Public Mobile or cash. Public Mobile reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a Prize of equivalent value if such prize becomes unavailable for any reason.  The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.

    A random draw for all Prizes will take place at the Public Mobile office located at 25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario on or about August 16 at 12:00PM ET by a TELUS representative. Selected entrants will be notified on the Public Mobile Community. If the selected entrant cannot be reached within two (2) business days, or if the selected entrant does not meet any of the contest requirements, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
    In order to win, the selected entrant must correctly answer unaided a mathematical skill-testing question and will be required to sign a standard release form. If the selected entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian must read and accept these Contest Rules.  Failure to answer the skill-testing question correctly, comply with the Contest Rules or sign and return the release form within two (2) days of receipt will result in disqualification and another entry will be selected until the Prize is awarded. Prize will be delivered to a Canadian address of the winner’s choice within (7) business days after prize has been awarded.

    By entering the contest, entrants consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph, voice and/or image for publicity purposes in all media used by Public Mobile, without payment or compensation. Entrants agree to TELUS’ use of the entrants’ personal information that may include contacting you regarding limited time offers, promotional offers and/or surveys. Full details are as described in Public Mobiles’ privacy policy located at



Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

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    All entries become the property of Public Mobile. Public Mobile assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or misdirected entries during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software and failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Public Mobile on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or failure of handset or mobile web browser. Public Mobile reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend this contest without prior notice. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered, tampered with, not in accordance with Community standards or unlawful in any way. Entries submitted by unauthorized means will be disqualified. In the event that it has been determined that an entry has been made in an manner not sanctioned by these rules and/or an entrant has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by these rules, the entrant and all of his/her entries will be disqualified. Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and the decisions of the contest judges, which are final. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


Mayor / Maire

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett


ISBN: 1947793306




Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

Currently, Beartown by Fredrik Backman is up there for me!

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

I love Dan Brown Books and my new favourite is Origin.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

"No Books".  🙂

Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

The best book I've read in the last while is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  Equal parts hilarious and a nostalgic nod to the 80's and 90's, it was a blast to read.  Smiley Happy   (Not surprisingly, the film adaptation couldn't hope to match the experience of reading the book.)

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

Currently reading:


Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service


This book gives insight into how the Walt Disney Company is run and has given me a lot of tips on how to better server clients.


Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

Smiley’s People

It's the third of a trilogy by John LeCarre




Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

I don't have a particular favorite book to mention here.  With  a contrarian view I do have a couple of novels on the list, crime and punishment and the grapes of wrath that I read during the high school days which I really struggled with.  It would be a minor miracle if I can develop a strategy to do a reread without suffering the same level of mental anguish as Rodion Raskolnikov.  Since this is a help forum, all suggestion and strategies are welcome!  Smiley Very Happy

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Take a Break from Your Phone, It’s Book Lovers Day!

"More Than a Carpenter", a layman's and abridged version of the more technical book "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" (originally a double volume) by the same author, Josh McDowell.