THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING YOU
Hang with me here people, because I have a very special give-away you’ll want to know about, and I didn’t write this article for my health. It’s all for you, my pets.
They say the common denominator between successful, wealthy, talented people is their voracious appetite for reading.
Interesting isn’t it? I thought for sure polishing the chrome on the Rolls, finding the perfect purse-sized dog, or casting a new reality show would be it, but pay attention here because I don’t say this very often: I’m dead wrong.
Warren Buffet said in a Fox interview that he reads seven major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times and USA Today from cover to cover daily! That’s a hefty reading list. Then again, he can afford to have each publication hand delivered and read allowed to him by a tuxedo-clad porter who follows him around.
I always say, “Imitation is not only the highest form of flattery, it’s also a GREAT way to achieve what the other guy did.”
Although we may not be quite as wealthy as Warren and able to get our news spoon fed to us, it’s OKAY, because our computers, tablets and smart phones can help us with the imitation part.
Allow me to introduce you to a nifty app and website I like to refer to as my wealth-accumulation assistant. It’s called PRESSREADER.
It’s the busy-but-not-yet-ridiculously-wealthy person’s way to stay up-to-date, informed, educated and well-traveled.
Because we all know that reading news and other types of publications from around the world is one of the next best things to being there.
Plus it makes your brain work better, and raises you intelligence. The Boob Tube cannot do that for you in the same way.
You can read more national and international news, stories and tidbits than you can handle right from your computer or device with PRESSREADER.
Why, just today I read the news in USA Today International and the Washington Post! It works just like an old-school microfiche or microfilm at the library (but with your computer mouse or a swipe of your hand on your device). You do remember that microfiche stuff, right? That thing where you could read full length publications by scrolling left to right and zeroing in on a specific article? PressReader is much more sophisticated. Everything is LIVE and is presented just as the real printed publication looks. If it’s in color, you see it that way, right on your computer.
I’m working my way up to seven publications a day between my crack habit of looking at puppies on Facebook and video taping myself dancing around the living room with loaves of yummy bread, but hey, I’m off to a good start.
The good folks at PressReader sent me this subscription so I could try it… and I LOVE IT. And guess what?
PressReader is offering a FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to one of you lucky people too.
That’s one big giant WOOT, right?
The cool thing about this service, is I can look at publications from around the world!
Next on my list are publications from Italy (my mother’s native country) so I can brush up on my Italian.
Spain and Mexico will follow. MUST.PRACTICE.SPANISH.
And you know what? Once you’ve worked your way up to seven major publications a day, there will be NO stopping you.
Enter the contest in the Rafflecopter below – or if you’re reading this in your email, click here. If your browser doesn’t show the Rafflecopter below, hit refresh and GET TO IT! Come back daily to increase your chances!
I will email the winner and announce it on the Ms. Cheevious Facebook and Ms. Cheevious Twitter accounts in two weeks! Good luck everyone!
If you can’t see the RAFFLECOPTER giveaway to enter below, click here to enter on my Facebook page
And my official rating for this PressReader service / app / website?
UPDATE 2.18.14: A new search on my app returned TWO publications in Boston, the Herald & Metro USA (Boston). Woohoo!
Carolyn Nicander Mohr says
Hey Ms. C, Great review! I’m a big fan of Press Reader, I’m a voracious reader too, but I hadn’t equated that with success. I feel even better about being a Press Reader fan now!
If you’re a big reader then Press Reader makes perfect sense. Instead of paying for a ton of subscriptions you can save money by just buying Press Reader.
I also agree with your ratings, I wish they had The New York Times too. But maybe if they get a ton more subscribers the Gray Lady will come on board.
Why thank you Carolyn! Yes! It’s so much more reasonable than doing separate subscriptions.
If this is all that stands between me and tuxedo-clad minions, I’m IN!
Haha! Yes indeed, Tom. Thanks!
Very interesting article – sounds good to me. My hubby is ALWAYS telling me I need to be more news-worthy – this sounds like the way to do it!!!
Hey Wak! Good luck! Your hubby is a smart cookie!
Onisha Ellis says
I get my news on Twitter by following interesting people like you!
Well Pffff! Duh! But this is so much more reliable! BAHAHAHA!
Teri Smieja says
Entered! Thanks for the opportunity!
Good luck love!
Tara Fairfield says
Can’t wait to check out this app! Thanks Lisa!
You’re welcome Tara! Thanks!
Barb Best says
PRESSREADER is a great idea – sure beats putting make-up on and schlepping to the news stand where the choice is severely limited. Bloggers, journalists, researchers, and creatives of all stripes will love this!
Why yes it does beat the schlepping Barb! Thanks!
OMG! I wish I had time to read all of the papers. My dad does 2 a day – religiously!
Ms. Cheevious says
Well Melany, I hope you win, so you can start making time! It’s how we fun, sassy, snarky blogger’s show we are more than just that — Good luck!
Here I am again, leaving a reply to enter the contest – I hope I win!!!
Ms. Cheevious says
HA! Wak – thanks for this, but you do only have to comment once. It’s all of the other things that add up for you – the liking on Facebook and so on. LOL Thanks – and I really hope you win now! LOL!!!
This is great. Probably the best way to get news from all angles.
Ms. Cheevious says
Worked Judy! Hope you win!
Elyse Salpeter says
I love new apps – you know how there are cat ladies? I’m going to be an app lady one day. Though right now to keep my brain fit I have a brain fit app (yes, there is one like that) and I have to do memory games on it. Proud to say I’m doing well. 🙂 Thanks for the post and info.
Thanks Elyse! MWAH!
Elise Stokes (@CassidyJonesAdv) says
Entered! Thanks, Lisa. Regarding Buffet, he must be a speed reader or made this claim when retired. Maybe he thumbed through Financial Times while taking a break from buffing chrome on his Rolls? 😉
Elise – you are a funny one! Yes… I believe he MUST be a speed-reader. 🙂
Still hoping to win!!! Thanks Lisa – and keep up the good work!
Scott Bury says
Okay, I’ll bite. I have been thinking about the best way to get news on my tablet. Let’s see if this works.
Good luck, Lisa!
Scott – I am telling you – I LOVE this app / subscription! I hope you win!