Fri 18th, Mar, 2011

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So, it’s been a bit quiet ’round here right?

It’s about time we had a giveaway right?

You know you want it right?

So after long conversations about the benefit of the Kindle and how you can read it on the beach without a hitch, how you can download a new book in like seconds and how you can take it in the bath, I thought this would be a perfect BC Giveaway.


What’s up for grabs:  The New Lightweight Super Duper Amazon Kindle

Wanna win it & enter this giveaway : simply answer the following question in the Comments section of this post

What would you download to read on it?  I want to hear all your faves…cookery books, the classics, thrillers, old war stories, a lil’ bit of Mills and Boon ;-), decorating books….hit me with your recommendations.
Plus let me know where your best place to read is…mine’s the bath, closely followed by beach, then sofa…

Just answer the above and you will be automatically entered to win.. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got and where you’d love to read this baby while I am sitting on the deck with a drink this weekend…

The Rules : Ends end of play Wednesday

For extra chances to win just post a link to my site to any of the social networking sites…

& to double up in one easy swoop follow me on my Google Friend Connect thingy that I was very very late to the party on and

is looking very lonely up there :-)…

join up on that and you get yourself two extra entries

Please leave another comment for each social networking site you posted to…

Winner will be selected and announced Thursday.

Good luck BCer’s!

(open worldwide )


The BookDepository


Amazon Kindle Giveaway sponsored by abeachcottage.com and in no way affiliated to or sponsored by Amazon
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  1. Lyn Taylor says:

    Got to admit I love my JR Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon LOL! Didn’t even realise you could get cookbooks, etc on Kindles. Show’s how far behind the times I am. Would love to have Jamie Oliver or Nigella or even Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (?sp)’s River cottage books to browse through while I sit on the back veranda whilst watching over my herbs, veggies and crazy chickens :D

  2. Patricia B says:

    First of all I would download “Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry.” Love to read in bed. On the beach at Lake Michigan is nice too.

  3. I read at night in bed, sometimes in the middle of the night. This would be a great way to not disturb the other person with a booklight! I’d love a Kindle.

  4. marylou says:

    Have been a Nora Roberts fan forever, especially her Eve Dallas character as she writes under J.D. Robb….AND to my surprise I have become a huge fan of shape shifters, ie wolves and vampires and things that go bump in the dark;-)

    Love to read at the beach and do so whenever we go camping… living in California we are blessed with many local beaches that are only a few miles away. We set up camp and head for the sand and water….dh is great at toting all supplies while I carry the beach bag and camera! Yes, I am a blessed woman ((*_*)) He reads all about sailboats and I drift off to the underground world and sexy werewolves…*wink**

    Thanks for another fun giveaway;-)

    • sarah says:

      marylou you are a girl after my heart…reading wolves and vampires on the beach…mine is war stories…I guess it takes all sorts xx

    • Gillian F. says:

      I would download all of the Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman and Christopher Moore books. Neil Gaiman has been my favourite author for many years now. He writes graphic novels, adult fiction, children’s fiction, short stories, poetry, movie scripts, sci fi and fantasy. I’ve never found another author with such range.

      I love to read on my vanpool. I have a 100 mile roundtrip commute to work each day and it keeps me from going insane.

  5. Debbie says:

    Love anything by Greg Isles…would love to get magazines…decorating, quilting, cooking!

  6. Debbie says:

    Joined as your Google Friend. BTW, great giveaway and I love your blog! (I don’t comment very often, but I do enjoy it!)

  7. kimberlee says:

    i would love to have one of these darlings! i would download all the v.c. andrew books that i was so intrigued with way back in high school, goosebery patch cookbooks( especially the ones with quick and easy recipes)dave ramsey books and gosh, lots more!!
    hey, i don’t mind being called a book worm. :)
    my favorite places to read- under the tree in the yard( with blanket and pillow), on the air mattress in the back of the pick up( i discovered this place on a camping trip) and of course, snuggled in the corner of the sofa with a glass of merlot. ;)

    • sarah says:

      oooooooooh on the back of a pick up on a mattress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bring it on!!!!!!!!!!! I need to get me a pick-up

  8. Elizabeth I says:

    A Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Liseux. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Gillian F. says:

    I am following via GFC and Delirium

  10. nicole beltane says:

    i have an ipad, and the kindle app.
    have downloaded a lot of the freebies. kids stories so my DD9 can read it in the car on the long trips we have to do.
    i like romantic comedy diary style books.

  11. nicole beltane says:

    have shared on facebook

  12. Hi Sarah, I am a Canadian snowbird living in Arizona for the winter..so I have the wonderful opportunity to read while we travel 1661 miles between our homes..of course not while I am driving:) I read on planes, in the lounge in the back yard and anytime I am waiting for what ever I am waiting for at the moment..I almost always have a book with me. I love all books by Maria Coffey..she is an adventure writer and just brings you right into her stories. I read classics, and I just love a good old fashioned romance and sometimes a good summer trashy novel. I am open to many different authors and usually read what is recommended to me by my friends.
    This is a lovely give away. Thank you..

  13. Mary K says:

    Mmmm… I DO want to enter – thank you for the opportunity! I gave my dear husband a Nook two years ago and he LOVES it. He travels quite a bit and it’s great for that, but for everywhere else too! Thought sure I’d get one for Christmas….but,sadly, no.
    I’m with you on the beach; unfortunately, I live in Minnesota and we have LOTS of lakes and they have beaches – but it’s not the same as the sea. Second favorite spot – floating in a boat at our lake place in the middle of the state; third – all cozy in bed before drifting off.
    I read everything – but love history and literary fiction. Favorite outing for by husband and I is a trip to the local college campus – he goes to the guitar store, I go to the used book store next door. I can get an armful for very little money! However, I heard an author today of a book called “The Paris Wife” – about one of Earnest Hemingway’s wives – I think that would be my first download.

    (Sorry so long – book talk gets me going)

    Mary in MN

  14. Isabelle Healy says:

    I love to read any chick lit!!!! Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Conrad, anything that requires tissues and chocolate icecream!

    My perfect place to read is in my overstuffed armchair with a blanket, uggs and candles……..ahhhhh Bliss!!

    P.s Beautiful blog………i’m slightly obsessed!

  15. Mary says:

    I would download Gone With the Wind for sure!

  16. Mary says:

    I’m a new GFC follower.

  17. Mary K says:

    And, I just signed up for the Google deal (never saw that before – my “one new thing” today!)

    Mary in MN

  18. kristan says:

    I like anything that is light easy reading, I will read everything and anything. I love chick lit, historical romance, comedy.

    And I like to read everywhere and anywhere, not fussy lol!!

  19. Lois says:

    I’d put thrillers, mysteries and chick lit on my Kindle IF I win it. I also would love to have it to read it at the beach. It’s so relaxing at our beach in Pensacola. Thanks for your generous offer!

  20. Marelle says:

    Oh after my daughters are tucked up and asleep usually around 10pm I climb into bed and open a book, I am really enjoying Ted Dekker’s books at the moment, also love Scrapbooking mags.
    It is ok to read into the early hours of the next morning when my husband is on night shift but alas it does not happen often enough so I would adore to win this Kindle!! Love your blog – adore seeing our beautiful country through your eyes! thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome prize.

  21. Melanie says:

    I have the older Kindle and I love it but I would give it to my son if I won this newer version. Right now I love to read it in the car or while I am waiting for a doctors appt.

    I am reading about 4 books right now too:)

    A Happy Marriage
    Fly Away Home

  22. Melanie says:

    I follower you on Google Friend Connect.

  23. Melanie says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted the giveaway.


  24. Melanie says:

    I also put it on my FB page.

  25. annie smith says:

    I would download all of the half read books on my bedside table and some favourite Vonneguts and maybe a little Austen and a Moomin or two. Then I would head for the hammock on the ‘secret path’ or a quiet coffee shop with a really comfy couch.

  26. Sue Poole says:

    oh my gosh, I have long list of “to read” books. I just finished Oogy and Homer’s Odyssey so if I had a Kindle I’d next read Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family–and a Whole Town–About Hope and Happy Endings, and the book Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued
    I also love nonfiction, true crime, anything about Frank Lloyd Wright, and decorating
    and I would read them sitting by the pool on a sunny day or in a nice hotel with room service

  27. KB says:

    I’d download Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and read it over and over again. Some people find the text a little heavy but it’s a really good read! If you want a preview (video) of the novel, you can check out the BBC mini-drama shown a few years back I think.

    My favorite place to read is still in the comfort of my own bed in my room.

  28. KB says:

    Followed you on GFC as KB (pink surfboard)

  29. Would love the chance to win this, I’ve been asking my friends who have one all about it. First I’d download all the books we plan on reading in my book club this year, next book is ‘Jane Austin Ruined My Life’. I’d love to download books for my daughter and read them together, she loves Molly Moon!
    I love reading in bed the best, I read every night, when a book is really good I read it on the sofa during the day too :)

  30. Deneen says:

    I am a follower!

  31. Deneen says:

    I would download anything Jane Austin, Firefly Lane, Ina Garten Cookbooks, Blogging for Dummies LOL

  32. Deneen says:

    I read in my bed at night but my favorite spot is on the coach outside under the pavillion.

  33. I shared a link on my FB page :)

  34. Marcia says:

    What a generous giveaway! Not only can you purchase many wonderful books, but many of the old classics are available for free download. I’d definitely start with a few of those. I’ve become a fan of Andy Andrews, so I’d get some of his books too.
    My favorite place to read is…wherever I can find a quiet spot :-) With 8 people in and out around here, that isn’t always easy. In the summertime I go our on my front patio before it gets dark and read. So peaceful there. I always take a book when I go to the beach too. I’ve read many books there over the years.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway Sarah.

  35. Deb Gray says:

    What to download? What to download?

    Well I would start with all the great chick lit – Maeve Binchey, Anita Shreve then I would get into some classics such as the Bronte sisters, some Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen. Of course it would have to every single Maeve Binchey cuz she’s the best!

    Next would be my fave classic Canadian authors – Margaret Lawrence, Gabrielle Roy, Margaret Lawrence, <—all highly recommended fellow BC fans.

    That would be just a start;) I would consider more – top ten, Oprah recommended, some Rachel Ashwell, , Martha Stewart and you know I may have to toss in a Russian author or two, just to impress anyone who may happen to pick up my Kindle to check it out,! hahaha

    OMG I could go on and on…'tis better than chocolate and..*ahem* well you know;)

    I like to read most anywhere – in bed at night, in the bath for sure (but I an not sure about a Kindle in the tub – the bubble may fog up the screen0) and of course since I live on a beach – a Canadian beach which right now is buried under snow and ice – I would grab a chair and head on down by the water.

    After typing this I have changed my mind – my favourite place to read is on the back deck, big old pot of tea beside me, and I could smell the trees, the flowers and enjoy the fresh air.

    wow Sarah – the possibilities!!!!.

    Thank you and PS I too LOOoVE your blog – just a nice place to escape after a long day. Maybe you could publish it and sell it on amazon too :):)

    Deb Gray


  36. Karen G. says:

    I love cookbooks! Just ordered Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook and Bakerella’ Cake Pop Book. Love a good biography too. I have a red leather recliner I love to read in, but with a Kindle, I could read in the middle of a restless night, without disturbing the sweet husband.

  37. Tami C. says:

    Get out! I’d love one of those puppies. I would be reading my Beth Moore books, my vegetarian cookbooks and my daughters would be reading All of a Kind Family. Thanks for a chance to win.

  38. What a great giveaway. I’d love to bring it out on the boat. So when hubby is wanting to stay out longer to catch the one that got away I will have something to do. I don’t have patience for fishing if they aren’t biting! Gardening book and home decor would be great. I haven’t read a novel in so long.

  39. I don’t know if I subscribe or follow but you’re in my reader!

  40. Fiona says:

    Wow What a fantastic give away. I would read the latest from Tess Gerritsen and any sort of mystery, murder type book and of course frugal living, gardening and vintage books.

    Hugs – Fee X

  41. Fiona says:

    And I am a follower

  42. Sondra says:

    I can (and do) read anywhere and everywhere, but I most love to read mysteries at night in bed before sleeping. I’d love a Kindle. I would download the latest CJ Box, Jeffrey Deaver, Wm. Kent Krueger, and Craig Johnson books.

  43. Kirsty says:

    My fav place to read is definitely the bath too! Then the Botanical gardens in hobart!
    Well my all time favourite book is The Thorn Birds. An absolute Australian classic. My next has to be Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and my other favourites are the classics, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Anna Karenina. You know the types!
    What a wonderful giveaway Sarah! Fingers crossed!

  44. Kirsty says:

    I am a follower! I think I was number #4! haha

  45. Kirsty says:

    Posted to Facebook

  46. Carly says:

    Wow! My eyes nearly jumped out of my head at this giveaway!!!!
    For me I would have as much of my uni reading as I could get my hands on on this baby – textbooks and the like are so ginormous and painful to carry around but as a student (with the finances to match) there is no light at the end of the Kindle tunnel for me presently. A little something for pleasure on there also… slightly obsessed with Sophie Dahl at the moment.
    Of course I couldn’t go without something for my book mad 2 and a half year old daughter. We are very into the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Love You Forever at the moment.
    What lovely things you do for us Sarah!

  47. dramaqueen says:

    I would download everything written by Tim Winton, the wonderful Australian author. I love his work – it immerses me in Aussie language, culture and characters.
    Cloudstreet is my favourite, but i love them all and could read them again and again *sigh*

    I would adore a Kindle to read them on


  48. Dandy says:

    I have a list of “too reads” a mile long… mostly fiction.

    It had never occurred to me that you could download cookbooks which would be awesome!

  49. Dandy says:

    Posted to twitter!

  50. I’d buy Pioneer Woman’s Black Heels to Tractor Wheels first, and then read it in bed. My favorite place to read, nice and cozy. Cool giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  51. dramaqueen says:

    posted to twitter Sarah

  52. Pamela Barney LaBanca says:

    I would download “84 Charing Cross Road” as my first pick….then probably “A Beach Cottage Blogging In a Sea Of White” by Sarah lol. Next would be “A Year By The Sea” by Joan Anderson.

    If I were near the beach…this would be my first choice, but woe with me I do not live there any longer…so… I would curl up in my big poofy chiar with my lamp and listen to the rain tapping on the windows and read….or in my garden on a white wicker lounger….with some tea.

    “Who hath a book hath friends at hand, and gold and gear at her command; and rich estates, if she but look, are held by her who hath a book.
    Who hath a book hath but to read and she may be a Queen, indeed. Her kingdom is her inglenook—–all this is hers who hath a book.”

    by Wibur N. Nesbit (I subsituted her for his/him and she for he)

  53. Cathy says:

    Well I love to read any place lol. Some favorites? In the summer the beach and the deck. Other times, on the couch, in the car, always in bed before falling asleep, in the tub, while waiting at the doctors. What would I download? books by Stephen King, Debbie MacComber, the Bible, Nora Roberts, Little Women, Gone with the Wind, Johnathan Kellerman, Danielle Steele, the Harry Potter series, the Eclipse series, the Left Behind series and many many others!! LOL

  54. cherrie says:

    I know it’s very boring but I would download the news and research articles. Cherrie

  55. Robyn says:

    I’m your friend now because you have always been so nice to me :) and I love reading your blog. And you give great give-away’s.

    I read anywhere I can. Mostly on the settee in the living room, but I have a very special place to read coming soon! I have been known to read while cooking, eating, and waiting for the kettle to boil. If I’m really into a book I cannot put it down.

    And I like to read all sorts, but not romances or biographies. Thrillers, Who-Dun-It’s, Twilight Saga, Cheesy Chick Flik, Factual. I’ll give most things a go.

    My all time favourites though are: Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer), The Green Mile (Stephen King), The Lord Of The Rings (J.R.R Tolkien) and I also love anything by Alison Weir and Phillipa Gregory (Historical). I would definitely download all of these first and then all those books my husband loves listening to on his iPod and then tells me all the interesting stuff about them.

  56. Cathy says:

    Hello again :) I posted a link on Facebook to your site.

  57. Laurie says:

    I would download lots of trashy chick lit for my poolside reading :0)

  58. Andrea Goins says:

    I am so in love with the Kindle…Kindle envy..that’s me! If would be easier to say what I don’t like to read, because I will read it all..cereal boxes included!
    Mary Kay Andrews, AdrianaTrigiani, David Baldacci, Micheal Connelly, Sophia Kinsella, etc…… I love to read at the beach most of all, in the woods sittin on my faverite rock and late at night when the house is quiet and it feels almost sinful…lol
    Yes, I am a born reader and I shall be a reader until I die….and then to experence the library in Heaven..oh my!!!

    Thank you for the giveaway, Andrea

  59. Holly L says:

    Well, my three favorite books are The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Tim and Again by Jack Finney (I thought it would be awful and it has turned out to be a favorite) and The Falcon and the Snowman. I do also happen to a LOVE The Devil Wears Prada. My favorite p;ace to read on the beach in Kannapali, Maui, Hawaii – under a palm tree listening to the waves while I relax. Second favorite place on my deck at home.

  60. jamie says:

    oooh i never thought of cookbooks on there but probably would just download novels. :)

  61. Andrea Goins says:

    I posted the giveaway on Facebook!

    XOXO, Andrea

  62. Peggy says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! I really love reading and with a Kindle, I could keep my reading handy and leave the tote home!
    I’d start by downloading “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp, “True Spirit” by Jessica Watson, and “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. I am usually somewhere in the middle of several titles at the same time. I used to think this was strange, but I have discovered I am in good company – and it is probably why so many readers like Kindle!

    • Peggy says:

      And my favorite place to read is on a camping chair on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River… but I read anywhere. As I get into the book, I find I am a million miles away.

    • sarah says:

      I do exactly the same

  63. Andrea Goins says:

    I am a follower on Google Connect…:-) I am inspired by your colors…thank you!


  64. Alyson says:

    I would download any of those mega-novels that hurt your hand to hold open when you’re lying in bed!!

  65. Andrea Goins says:

    I posted the giveaway on my Twitter acct…:-) Astonegoins@Twitter

  66. Peta says:

    My all time favourite book: The book thief. That would be my first download.
    Then I would load that puppy up with a whole load of easy reading girlie trash ready for the Easter holidays. I am going camping on moreton island so I have visions of me using the kindle in my sandy campsite, nibbling chocolate, sipping camp tea, oh and swattting the odd mozzie (I hear they love it there!).
    Winning this would be awe to the some. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Kalurah says:

    I am a Knitwear designer and I would use mine to read all of my pdf’s of knitting patterns! But as far as recommendations, I have been dying to read “Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”.

  68. Kalurah says:

    Posted to facebook! :)

  69. Kalurah says:

    And tweeted! :)

  70. just Martha says:

    For me I would read it in my ‘Good Room’ which is a corner of my home with a couch. Aaahhh, I can just picture it now. I am really into positive affirmation reading at the moment so would choose something from Sarah ban Breathnach…

  71. Dream Mom says:

    You had me at the “smaller, lighter, faster”! I want to be all of those things! Then I realized you were talking about the Kindle, which I would totally love. As for what I would read on it….everything! I love organizing, decorating, cooking and diet books. I also love to read homemaking books and green cleaning books. I keep an Excel spreadsheet with all of the books I want to read! I guess if I won, I could be like Charlie Sheen….”Winning!”

  72. naphtali says:

    hmm….i love to read and I must admit that lately about all I read are cookbooks. I just can’t get enough. RIght now I am reading “In Memories Kitchen.” So inspiring. I ove to read curled up on the couch with a glass of wine. thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog!

  73. Katharyn says:

    I love the idea of being able to read a thick, heavy book easily in bed, and the idea that I could read this while at the beach or in the bath is very, very cool!

    However, I would give it to my Grandma, who had a loan of one of them from her local council as a trial. She’s fantastic at trying out new technology, and has loved it, but sadly, the trial is over, and she’s missing it! I’d love to see her happily reading a lightweight “book” again!

    Book recommendations, though, would be: Just Jane – A novel of Jane Austen’s life by Nancy Moser, Hadassah – One night with the King by Tommy Tenney, Choosing To See – A journey of struggle and hope by Mary Beth Chapman, The Road Home by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Nelson, there are heaps I’ve enjoyed over the years, but these are the recent ones…

    Oh, there’s Nurture by Lisa Bevere, and Forgiving the Dead Man Walking as well…. Hope you find some great book suggestions! Thanks for the generous giveaway! xo

  74. Katharyn says:

    facebooked this one, too good not to share! :-)

  75. Cindy Hicks says:

    I would read Ree Drummond’s new book, /Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, always get every Janet Evanovich’s Plum series book as soon as it comes out (love her!), and just saw a new book today I’d like (and desperately need) Organized Simplicity from the SimpleHome blog.
    Also on my list is Heaven is Real, about a young boy I saw on a video clip recently, written by his dad. James Patterson is a favorite, and I love reading cookbooks and inspirational books as well.

    And, since I have very poor eyesight, one of my favorite things about reading ebooks is that you can enlarge the print, so I wouldn’t always get a headache when I read!!!!!

  76. Kari says:

    Love to read on the back patio, in the sunshine (once the snow melts) about anything that is NOT fiction….. Motivational, spiritual, success-inspired, design and photography books….

  77. Kari says:

    Posted a link to your website on Twitter

  78. Shelley says:

    Ohhhh!!! I saw a girl on the train with one of these the other day!!! Ummmm………..the book would have to be anything of Tim Winton’s – I want to read them all! And my fav spot is on my shady back lawn – either on a vintage eiderdown or in my old papasan loaded up with heaps of squishy cushions :)

  79. Kari says:

    Also joined your Google Friend Connect (just cuz I’m a kiss-up)…. LOL!!

    Your great Sarah, wish you lived closer….

  80. Ankita says:

    My two cents… I would love to download Jane Eyre and read it all over, once again.

    I have read this book so many times, and so many times more I would love to read it again!

    Jane Eyre was thrust upon me by my aunt as a must read. “It is about time, you start reading Classics,” she said.

    I had read the abridged version once and I was in no mood for a second serving of Jane Eyre. Nevertheless, I took up the task and as I went on from one page to another, I realized that Jane Eyre has been one of the best experiences so far.The book is more of a narrative emanating from a woman who has seen all the facets of life, has suffered through them, has rejoiced and celebrated, and yet, never forgotten about the vicissitudes that life has to offer us at every corner.

    The book has purposefully been given a slow pace inorder to enable the readers to cherish every moment of the book and live the emotions that create the entangled web, called the human heart.There lies a deeper message in the stark settings of Lowood School and Thornfield Hall. Embedded in them are the timeless themes of mystery, love, curiosity, patience and shock, malignity and vile; the search for love and companionship. The book offers a plethora of emotions. And the best part is that these emotions are not merely introduced to the reader, but the reader actually learns more of them by living the emotions.

    The protagonist of the plot – Jane Eyre, is the enticing element of the novel. And, this is not so because she is the protagonist; rather, it is because she is a character who has been portrayed in such a light that all her emotions are human and the reader may, therefore, relate to them. Her love and faith in Mr. Rochester is something that would inspire the most heartless soul walking the earth.What can be said about an orphan who started off her life feeling unwanted and unloved, but became the sole ray of hope in another’s existence.

    We learn that behind that plain exterior exists the epitome of honesty; a lady who can be assertive when she wants to; intelligent and determined, and very much bestowed with the milk of human kindness. She is the personification of a woman who is capable of deep and unselfish love.The beauty of the book is that inspite of showing Jane Eyre as the pinnacle of love and sweetness, she has also been bestowed with the human attributes that we can do without. Hers is a constant shuffle between the choices that her very traits present to her. She vacillates between these very choices that shape her world.It is said that the book received accolades right from the first time when it was published.

    The splendid thing about it is that even today, years after its first publication, the book manages to carry the reader to another world where a woman weaves a perfect world out of its not so perfect elements.

    It has been years since I first read that book. Yet, I cant even begin to imagine what I would have missed if I would not have read this masterpiece!

    • Ankita says:

      And, my favorite place to read it in is in the breakfast nook – the first thing in the morning when the first rays of the Sun stream in slowly and tenderly, waking me up from the warm slumber of sleep into another world of dreams where I can see the beauty Thornfield Hall and romance under the undying charm of Mr. Rochester… It will make my day! :)

  81. Helen Blouin-Duncan says:

    I spent many long hours as a teen and throughout my early married life reading every single book ever written by Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. I loved how descriptive they were. It made me feel like I was there, I could picture their surroundings, smell the scents in the air, hear their voices and the sound of horses on a cobblestone path, feel the wind blowing through my hair. Ahhh…those were the days! I’ve longed to spend time re-reading all those novels again and a Kindle would be an awesome way to access all their splendour. I like to reads just before bed so I can dream about another time, a peaceful era with rich sounds and sights.

  82. Vittoria says:

    i love to read in bed (so cozy)! if i had a kindle (fingers crossed), i’d add on classics like “pride and prejudice” and “the picture of dorian gray,” new favorites like “revolutionary road” and “the vinter’s luck,” and lastly the fashion greats like “vogue” and “vanity fair.”

    thanks xx


  83. Vittoria says:

    i follow your blog with GFC!


  84. Vittoria says:

    i follow your blog with GFC!

  85. Deb K says:

    Mine is a nice hot bath too!


  86. Sandy Docherty says:

    I would be searching all the decorating books, “Before & Afters” love to see the nice changes and the new ideas in these mags.
    It’s getting spring here…. so sitting on the front porch rocker with this baby in hand would be GREAT! You wouldn’t have to worry about the wing blowing your pages. :-) Thanks!

  87. Deb K says:

    I follow you with GFC~Deb K



  88. Julia says:

    I’d start by downloading all of Anthony Bourdain’s books. Also, I’d like to self-publish for the Kindle market, and it would probably be a good thing if I had a Kindle, no? :)

  89. Deb K says:

    I follow you with GFC~Deb K



  90. Isabelle Healy says:

    Despite the fact i am helping create competition for me in this comp i have become your friend on gmail, Posted to twitter and reposted on facebook!

  91. Bec says:

    That would be so amazing! I’ve just staretd reading Water for Elephants in the hard-copy ordinary paper version. I reckon I would probably pop it back on the shelf and download it straight away to my Kindle!! And then would come the books I like reading over and over again… Pride & Prejudice, the Twilight series (yes, I’m Team Edward, so sue me), Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter. And then probably some Lonely Planets for Europe! My husband and I are planning a giant trip soon, and need some what-to-see inspiration!

    As for where I read? Absolutely anywhere at the moment. My husband and I are in the midst of a renovation (which has actually required us to move out of our house at the moment – see more at http://www.pourameliorer.com if you’re interested), so I have absolutely no reading nook to speak of right now! How sad is it that my favourite place to read right now is in my chair at my desk at work over lunch?? Because it’s about the only place I CAN read! I’m dreaming of claw-foot bathtime, and cosy armchair and window-seat curl-ups though, believe me!

  92. Lisa says:

    First I would download “The Photographers Eye: Composition and design for better digital photos” then of course all my favorites (anything Jane Austen) so I’d always have them on hand. Then I’d download several kids books like “The Everything Kids Knock Knock Book”. My little ones would love that!

    My favorite places to read are in bed and in the bath. :)

  93. Michelle Parsons says:

    My two favourite places to read are in bed and curled up on a comfy sofa!
    I’ve downloaded the Kindle software onto my laptop…and already have a lot of books to read…mainly the classics,
    and a few romances, Amish fiction, Charles Darwin – Origin of the species, even a dictionary! To name a few.
    I will be getting some cooking, decorating, travel guides, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, quilting books, crochet and knitting books as time goes by.
    Waiting for the latest Jean Auel book – released the end of this month…a long wait 20 years!!!
    BUT would just love the convenience of the Kindle…a bit smaller than the laptop, and easier to use…easier to take anywhere i choose to go! Even the bath or spa!
    And by the way…I love your blog and all your ideas..I’ve always wanted a little cottage by the sea, with all the furniture painted white…not sure if I’ll ever get that…sooooo I’ll admire what you have from afar, and dream about what I love! And one never knows…maybe one day……I’ll have something like that also.xx.

  94. Lisa says:

    I also joined your google friend connect! :)

  95. Lilian says:

    O this would be such a boon to my de-cluttering phase! I would download homesteading books, simplified lifestyle books, classics like Anne of Green Gables, Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings, the Bible (of course). And my best place to read would be tucked up in my bed… next in line would be the comfy sofa in the lounge room.

  96. bobbie says:

    On the beach I’d read anything by Rosamunde Pilcher… in the woodds, I’d read the Tolkien trilogy (for the billionth time!)…

  97. Carol S. says:

    So many entries! I think I’ll just wait for the winner..
    I would download classic books, and read in my kitchen, that’s my kingdom!

  98. mrs hojo says:

    ooooh yummy :o) I would have everything by Terry Pratchett and CS Lewis, that should keep me going for a while.

    I would read on the chair I built (flat pack) outside, listeming to the wretched Kookaburra laughing at my shoddy handiwork


  99. mrs hojo says:

    and I shared on facebook


  100. Alice says:

    SHRRRRRIEEEEKKK!!!!!OMG!!!!! Are you serious!!!!! I have wanted one of these babies for months now!!!! I desire one of these more than a kitchen aid! Yep you read it right….

    At the moment my favourite spot for reading is my newly made up bedroom propped up by the many pillows on my bed, especially on a breezy day. When the 3 windows are open the breeze tickles my skin as it comes into the house, it’s very relaxing.

    Before the kids it used to be by the lake (the one with a little bridge) under a tree or in a hammock on a late summers breezy day at Centenial Park.

    Closely followed by a quiet corner of a cafe with my earl grey tea and berry almond tart.

    As for what I read…. Pretty much anything I can get my hands on! Love fantasy, non-fiction and history novels. I loooove reading cookbooks! I used to be embarrassed until I found out I wasn’t the only one that enjoyed flicking through the pages, drinking in all the lovely and tasty images of the food (hence the love for those pink/blush macaroons)and reading up on the different ingredients and precious cooking tips.

  101. beth says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Gosh, you do have the most amazing giveaways…anyhow, to answer your questions, I would download some good Welsh novels – they are a bit scarce to buy here in Aus! They would keep my brain working on the old language. I would also have to have my fav Jane Austens on there, just so that I could dip in whenever I fancied. Where would I read? – in bed. There’s nothing better than reading until you feel your eyes get really heavy and then just nodding off….zzz
    Have a great weekend.

  102. Deborah says:

    I would download Atlanta Bartlett’s new book, pale and interesting.. and my favourite place to read is tucked up in bed x

  103. Jacinta says:

    Hi, I am undertaking a Psych degree and love reading Oliver Sacks books – interesting tales from his neuroscience practice.
    I would curl up and read on my very Aussie veranda, or outside in the sunshine!

  104. Tisa says:

    Oh my gosh! So much I would love to read. Adam Liaw from MasterChef Series II (Australia) new cookbook “Two Asian Kitchens”. “Savvy Chic – The Art of More for Less” by Anna Johnson. “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean M Auel which I’ve been waiting years to read! I love to read in bed, reclining on our patio and anywhere I have to wait! I’m so excited to have found your blog. I adore your style in regards to your home and your writing style. I look forward to more!

  105. Glenda says:

    OOH! A giveaway that I really really want. In fact have been deliberating over which type to get – this would make my decision so much easier. As to books – where shall I start?

    I have just started a bookclub with some friends so obviously our choices for the year – “The Shack” , “Five Bells” “Juliet” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Classics which I haven’t read but want to such as “Catch 22″, “War and Peace” and Vanity Fair”, “Dr Zhivago” (not sure if that qualifies as a classic), any crime fiction (my favourite genre) and anything to do which Provence (I keep dreaming one day….).

    I love books but don’t have the storage to keep many – a Kindle would definitely solve that problem. Another issue for me is that I live in regional Australia (far north Queensland) – not always easy to get your hands on books that you want – a Kindle would solve that issue as well.

    I like to read anywhere and anytime I can snatch ten minutes or so – in bed before I go to sleep, early am on the sofa, in the car waiting for children, at appointments waiting, waiting, waiting, and in a squatters chair on the verandah.

    As you can now tell I really really NEED one.

    ps I have only recently discovered your blog and really enjoy reading it. Thank you

  106. Felicity says:

    I follow you on GFC.
    x F

  107. Tiff says:

    I’ve just started reading Kathy Reichs. I’m enjoying her style even though it’s a little different to what I’d normally go for.
    As for where I would read – everywhere! My truly decadent spot is in the bath with a glass of wine and a frozen Mars bar, but I’ll happily read anywhere I can eek out the time for!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway Sarah :)

  108. Felicity says:

    If I’m the splendiferous winner I would be downloading a stack of Penguin classics from ‘Animal Farm’ through to ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’. It would be a nifty way to read in my hammock as I wouldn’t have to worry about turning pages and of course reading in bed at night would be enhanced with the illuminated screen.

    Fingers crossed for me!

    xx Felicity

  109. Felicity says:

    I’ve facebooked this giveaway!

    x F

  110. Great giveaway Sarah!
    One of my favourite authors is (was) Richard Laymon. Scary, thrillers. A little like Stephen King but well written and easier to read (in my opinion …lol)
    Problem is, I’ve read all of his books and then he rudely went and died on me!!! Very sad.
    Oh and I like to read outdoors, somewhere warm and shady with a little Mummy medicine if possible.
    x Marnie

  111. Pam says:

    Wow what a prize! I just love to read outside lazing under the shade of my Tamarisk tree in Summer… I would definitely download some Jane Austen and other period stories like Larkrise to Candleford and Cranford. Then I’d have to hunt down more books like Kate Mosse’s Labrynth, Sepulchre and other holy grail hunts set in medieval and modern day France.. then I’d check a few Booker Prize winners that I always meant to read.. oh and then of course there’d be French interior Style books, cookery books (Joanne Harris, Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc, the Roux Bros) Oh I could go on and on – but I won’t!!

  112. Heather says:

    i love to read, particularly out on the lawn on a beautiful spring day like today here stateside. The Name of the Wind, is incredible… the second book in the series A Wise Man’s Fear came out on the 1st and i love it every bit as much as the first. some of my other favorites are The Alchemist or really anything by Paulo Coelho, the In The Woods series by Tana French, and any vintage crime a la Raymond Chandler.

  113. Robynne says:

    Dear Sarah, what a great competition..would love one of these contraptions. My fave books are homeware books and I’m collecting stacks here in the U.K. cause they’re so much cheaper than in Australia. With Amazon I order and they’re on my doorstep in 2 days! I’ve just ordered Atlanta Bartlett’s new one ‘Pale and Interesting’, I have her others ‘Easy Elegance’ and ‘At Home with White’. Another you might like is ‘Simply Scandinavian’ by Sara Norrman…absolutely gorgeous. Josephine Ryan is another fave…I think she has 3 books out, but I have ‘Essentially French’ and ‘French Home’. For fiction I love Tom Clancy, Patrick Ryan, Jane Austen and a recent discovery ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’…I now have to add Guernsey to my list to visit! Robx

  114. Buckeroomama says:

    Super-duper giveaway! =)

    Hmm, what would I read? Books for the 2 P’s: Photography and Parenting. Then maybe some guilty-pleasure reading –chick lit. (Okay, definitely!).

    My best place to read is in bed (after the kiddies are asleep!), then the sofa, followed by on the bus or the train (when I do take them to town).

  115. Buckeroomama says:

    I’m following you on Google Friends Connect — #1

  116. Buckeroomama says:

    I’m following you on Google Friends Connect — #2

  117. Korneliq says:

    I will read “Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy”

  118. Serline says:

    The complete works of Shakespeare, Harry Potter, all the English and American classics… basically, it would be more of a family “library”, rather than a personal one ;-)

  119. Misty says:

    Following you on Google!

  120. Sue FitzGerald says:

    so many possiblities. I would love to read photography books laying out on my hammock or biographies curled up on the couch or historical romances on the back lawn, ahhh delight.

  121. Misty says:

    If I had a Kindle I would immediately download The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. It has been recommended to me by several people as being a great read.

  122. Bridget Soyars says:

    Thanks for such a fun giveaway Sarah. I’ve just tweeted about you (SummergirlVa73) and posted your link on my FB page and voted for your site :) I will be following you on Google Friends- as soon as I can figure it out …lol.

    I’ve been a self professed book junkie since childhood…ahhhh my favorite escape! I love to read travel logs, historical romance (Linda Lael Miller is a personal favorite), frugality books and decorating of old houses…especially if it has a “going green” theme.

    My favorite places to read are on our back deck while sitting in my rocking chair with my feet propped up and my pup by my side, or with my toes in the sand overlooking the stunning Atlantic Ocean. I’m also quite known for being early to appointments. What folks may not realize is that I keep books in my car, so that I can read in parking lots before appointments…etching out a bit of extra time for myself :) .

  123. rebecca says:

    I would download info on anything and everything that pommies like to eat, drink and do for fun. I live in sunny queensland and have a cousin whom I’ve never met coming out from the Isle of Wight (.. not even sure if I spelled that right… ).this year, his first ever trip to Aussie.
    My favourite place to read?… where else but my luscious tropical garden.. :)

  124. Hey, I would love to enter. I would down load girlie love stories, and also the eBay app :) fav place would be on my comfy couch .

  125. Sarah says:

    I would be all about the vintage sci-fi. Heinlein or Asimov. In a hammock! (With a mojito in the sun)

  126. Helen T says:

    i would download anything in big print so i didn’t have to find my reading glasses … needing glasses has really impacted on my reading because if I can’t find them (which is often) I can’t read what I want too

  127. Vicki says:

    Hmm, does this read to you? If so, then I’m giving this to my Mum, if I win of course ;)

    My Mum can no longer read, her eyesight is failing and she’s no longer able to do the thing that she loves the most in this world. That’s my plan if I win.

  128. Gayle P says:

    I would download cookbooks and baking books. I love having recipes handy in the kitchen and I love to read cookbooks for pleasure.
    I enjoy reading in the yard or on the deck…of course if a beach is nearby, that is my fave place to sit and read!

  129. manatee says:

    I would read decorating books at my room while looking after my 1.5 year-old daughter.

  130. kblaidlaw says:

    My favorite place to read is in the bath also!! I would like to read classics.

  131. Carmen W. says:

    I would download the new books by Chelsea Handler and Jen Lancaster. I love their sense of humor. And my favorite place to read is by the pool.

  132. Katherine says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I had never heard of one of these before!! Sounds great….I would down load the book I am reading now – Eat, Love, Pray (so I could pick it up anywhere)….& definately some housey books. Would I be able to download Belle Blanc – a little German housey book that I would love to get my hands on (Belle Blanc blog – beatiful)…. I get so many great ideas from you bloggy girls!!Does it do magazines??….Oh, sounding greater by the minute! Sounds like a bit of fun Sarah!

    I love to read at the end of the day, when I am alone in bed – my treat & escape to….anywhere. I get lost in my books.

    Goodnight! Happy reading….

  133. Jacqui says:

    Ahh ever since I saw the Kindle on Oprah I have wanted one! I’ve always been a book lover – I have distinct memories of getting into trouble in grade three when I was reading my Famous Five novel instead of listening to the next question in my maths comprehension test! Oops :P These days I love staying in bed on a Saturday morning with a good book – anything by Wilbur Smith when I’m feeling a bit nostalgic.

  134. Bev says:

    I probably don’t have a chance in **** but I will tweet……..

  135. kevin kline says:

    I would go after the SiFi books and would intro my wife to the cooking section. I also read that you can subscribe to blogs… would love this option… Sarah you would be the first we would follow… We love to read on the front porch in our rockers…. Did we Win? ;-) Thanks Sarah.

  136. Lilly says:

    I love to read so this giveaway is amazing! I would download books from Marian Keyes, Agatha Christie and some YA books like The Hunger Games and Shiver.
    Thanks a lot for the chance.

  137. Lilly says:

    I am a follower. And I forgot to answer where I like to read. In my bedroom or on the couch.

  138. Graziela says:

    I would download The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rickles’ Letters by Don Rickles and some cookbooks. I would also download several books for my 7 year old son! He LOVES reading and I’m considering getting him a kindle for his 8th birthday.

  139. T. Lawson says:

    I love to read on the beach.

  140. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Cookbooks, magazines and horror books.

  141. wowzers!!
    well miss.sarah i would load my hugh fearnley whittingstall bread making book firstly for when we are travelling and then my Tim Winton books to re-read for an aussie fix…
    then i’d go all out to the home books…and kids craft books…the kelly doust series of books would be gorgeous…have you seen those…inspiration to create!

    and where to read…?
    as spring is really approaching at last {i swear i did school drop off without my puffy coat this morning!!}..i would say my front door step…my potted daffs have all come out…its a beautiful old sandstone step surrounded by very dented old french buckets and watering cans…everytime i come home- this little scene makes me smile…so thats where i’d sit with my pot of tea and your special goodies…

    can i just say….you are so generous….& i am a huge believer in kharma…sweetie….it’s all coming your way!

    melissa x

  142. P.S…..& google -friend-connected!

    number 255- and happy!

    melissa x

  143. Tami says:

    Woohooo!! I love to read Ficiton one of my favorites is Julie Klassen a Historical Romance Author or Jane Austen is another all time favorite, then there is Francine Rivers…..I could go on and on. I love to snuggle up in a comfy chair or the patio glider soaking up the sunshine as I read the day away.

  144. Ann F says:

    If I won, I would like to upload Tick Tock by James Patterson to the Kindle and read the ebook on my deck.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  145. Ann F says:

    I follow via GFC: abfantom entry #1

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  146. Ann F says:

    I follow via GFC: abfantom entry #2

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  147. Paige says:

    I would catch up on Real Simple and Coastal Living. I could curl up in my chair until it gets warm enough to go outside.

  148. Kari says:

    Oh how I would love a new Kindle. My husband always gets the coolest new toys and phones and such, and how cool would it be to have a Kindle of my own… Anyway, to answer the question the next up on my reading list is Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and as I’m 3 hours from the ocean with 2 little kiddos I don’t foresee myself actually reading it on the beach. It will most likely be tackled while drinking some tea curled up on the couch.

  149. Wow!!! what a giveaway!!!….Let’s see, recently read a great book, “Letters to my Daughters” , love” The secret life of bees”, ” The Pact” was a book that was not always easy to read but you can’t put it down…One of my all time favorites was “The Middle Place”…so many to pick from…Love The Barefoot Contessa as far as cook books go and I would LOVE to download some great decor magazines….I read in my big comfy chair, or couch…If I read in bed, I fall asleep…haha…LOVE to read at the beach…probably my favorite place!!….thanks for the chance!!

  150. Oh I would read everything with family sagas/mysteries especially cookbooks, decorating books, knitting, sewing, gardening, oh my oh my…. I would read it on my back deck, in my lovely living room chair and on the beach!! Wow, what an awesome giveaway, I hope I win!!! Happy Everything! Pamie G. pgraham@gvtc.com or pam@thegrahamfam.com

  151. Hi again, just linked your “Good Life Wed.” button up to my blog….please visit my blog….trying to build a follwoing!!

  152. Alena Prysch says:

    I’ve always been skeptical about the ebooks. If I won one, I surely wouldn’t complain though..HAHA I would download all of Jane Austen’s books, especially Pride and Prejuidice and Emma. Cooking books would be Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Emil Legasse to name a few. Decorating books would be Shabby Chic hands down. Gardening for Beach living is also in the mix. For mystery/thriller, I’m into Ted Dekker at the moment. I love to read the bible also. Where do I read my books?? In the winter, I’m usually snuggled by the fireplace sipping tea or latte. Spring/Summer/Fall you will find me on our deck in the swing. Yesterday I ended up with a sunburn. It was the first day of really warm weather.:) I always take my books to the beach and even my drs visits. Where I am, a book will not be far from me:)

  153. Jan says:

    Oh I would love to win a kindle. I love reading, my favorite place to read are the bath tub (which I do every night!:) and a porch swing, which I don’t get to do often enough! For downloads, I love Coastal Living, Cottage Living etc, and most all books.

  154. Anne says:

    Jane Austen & Agatha Christie – oh how I love both!! and the opportunity to read ever single one of Agatha Christie’s masterpieces. Decorating and landscaping books, too. And since Spring is just around the corner, perfect timing to find a sunny corner of the garden to settle in for a good read!

    Tweeted this too!

  155. Margaret Smith says:

    I love both Sci-fi type of books like Steven King and romance books like Danielle Steel type of books.
    I’d carry this with me everywhere. Great for when waiting for the kids, at doctors, at the beach or just relaxing at home.
    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!

  156. Margaret Smith says:

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  158. theresa says:

    great giveaway! love to read since i was 5. my favs are taylor caldwell, anne rice, james patterson…i like to read a variety of titles and authors. right now i am reading the fever series! my fav place is a cozy corner chair in the family room. but when the weather is nice? has to be on my deck on the swing!

  159. Debbie Giambrone says:

    I don’t work in the summer so I am home with my children, so I would be reading my Kindle while lounging out by our pool. Just a few of my favorite author’s are Nicholas Sparks and LuAnne Rice. I love to read and go through books rather quick so it would be so nice to have a Kindle and never be without a book to read!!

  160. annie says:

    Oh how wonderful! I love, love, love to read and average about a novel every two days. I read everything! I love the classics, I read contemporary, I read sci-fi (if it’s good). I love thrillers and I really love Carl Hiaasan. I also really love Elizabeth Berg. I love everything. :) And oh….my favorite place to read? Definitely the beach or the tub, followed by my bed and then the couch. Anywhere I can get away with it! Thank you :)

  161. Meredith says:

    If I won this Kindle, I would download the new book Jackie MacMullan is writing with Shaquille O’Neal. I was born and raised in Boston and am a huge “Big Shamrock” fan! Thanks so much for the chance! :)

  162. Suzann says:

    Oooooh!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading!!
    I would love to read Real Simple Magazine, perhaps Martha Stewart Living…
    Definitely every single Jane Austen Book too.
    I want to read Water for Elephants and I want to re-read The Art of Racing In The Rain and The Kite Runner.
    My favorite place to read!? Anywhere and everywhere. I dream of reading on the beach (I’ve never been), but I love to read while on the porch swing in the summertime or curling up with a quilt and a yummy cup of coffee or tea under a quilt in my favorite chair in the cooler months. Please include me in your giveaway!!!

  163. Suzann says:

    I’m now following you via your google reader too.

  164. Meredith says:

    Following on GFC (MeredithDz)!

  165. Sena says:

    I would download some Emily Giffin, some historical books and YA novels :)
    I love reading in bed and on my sofa.

  166. Sydney says:

    Our house is being overrun by books! A kidle would slow that process dowm/ One of my favorite books is The Eight by Katherine Neville. I am enjoying Laura Griffin books, some mysteries, travel books, cook books, science fantasy (Anne McCaffrey rocks!) . . Eclectric selections. I love reading out on the deck, or curled in my comfy chair. Reading can take me to all the places I would love to be!

  167. Danyale Lewis says:

    WUT?!?!? You always have the most perfect giveaways, how do you know these things..hahahahahaha! I have a pc version, so it is rather hard to carry my desktop computer to the hammock. That is my favorite place. I can relax and get away from the “work at home” stress. My grand-daughter will crawl up and read to me (she is 4 and really only knows a portion of the words, but can tell a fabulous story anyway) I would also lovingly drag it everywhere I went with my Mom. I am her caretaker, and there are some hours that seem to drag by as she is sleeping through treatment.
    I have been really wanting to read “Water for Elephants”, “Lollipop Shoes” Joanne Harris…and favorite kids book for my girl, “The Giggler Treatment” Roddy Doyle, “Where the sidewalk ends”. Those are my first picks, but there are tons more.
    Thank you for the chance!!!! I have been saving posts for my own beautifully neutral house one day…thanks for so much inspiration.

  168. Kelly says:

    I follow your blog via GFC and you on my blog roll!

  169. Kelly says:

    I would download christian books, books for my daughter and I to read together, and rachel ray recipes book, (I love her) and and a lot of love stories…. I’m a sucker for a good love story!

    My favorite place to read is behind my house under my favorite tree, where just enough shade is present and I can keep my eye on the princess while she jumps on the trampoline…..

  170. Lois Gibbs says:

    I’ve been wanting a Kindle for a long time, but especially now, as I have recently moved into a much smaller apartment than I ever had before. I would begin by uploading all of Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb’s books, (same person) and then every book I ever wanted to read but don’t have room for on my bookshelves. Then I’d probably go to cookbooks, and then…..
    I love to read in my comfy chair with my feet up, in a room by myself so I can really get into the story. Love your giveaways!

  171. I would load it with Karen Kingsbury, Nora Roberts, The Hole in the Gospel and the Bible to start with. I love to read on the couch or on the porch.

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  173. melissa says:

    Ahhh, I love me a good old book, so I’ve been hard to win over to this whole e-book idea, but after playing with the ones that the girls in m y book club have, I was sold on many of the features! I have yet to purchase one, so this giveaway opportunity might just be my lucky day! ;)
    Although I’m home with my two young children and expecting a third, by profession I’m an English teacher, so I always have a stack of books that I’m working on. I’d have to say the place where I get some peace and quiet in the evening is definitely reading in the bath, to that’d be #1! Our current book club selection is “Water for Elephants”, so that’d be a great e-book start! I also love anything to do with World War II, so having all of those books at my fingertips would be fabulous! I’ve never considered looking at decor books on an e-book…hmmmm, but the one I’d go right to is for sure Atlanta Bartlett’s new “Pale and Interesting”. I also added myself to your Google Friend Connect.
    Thanks, Sarah; have a lovely weekend!

    • sarah says:

      wow I thought it was only me who likes World War II books..

      I need a normal book club apart from my other book club

  174. melissa says:

    Oh, forgot to mention, Sarah: you may already be familiar with this site, but a great resource for choosing and discovering new books is http://www.goodreads.com.

  175. Asya says:

    Great giveaway! I am dreaming to have a Kindle ! Will read all the classic available and much more…..Imagine myself reading at night when all the kids are sleeping ( i have 4 ) or in the morning with a cup of coffee…….:) :) Thanks for the chanse!

  176. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    I would download all my book club selection. In summer, I love to read on the beach. At home, I have a favorite cozy leather chair. What a cool giveaway!

  177. Asya says:

    Following with GFC too. :)

  178. Christina says:

    Oh, how I’ve wanted a Kindle for far too long! I just graduated from College, so there will be not a drop of educational books on it. Just purely free reading and books for my enjoyment! I would download all things related to Rachel Ashwell *drool* and then I will probably go crazy on Nicolas Sparks novels, a guilty pleasure I have not had the time to pick up until now.

    My new favorite place to read has got to be the beach on Lake Michigan where I live. I just started renting a tiny beach cottage, and the weather is just warm enough for a few blankets and some beach fun. And I get to look for beach treasures when I take a reading break!

    Good luck to all!

  179. JoAnne says:

    Following with GFC!

  180. JoAnne says:

    I would download decorating books (are there any other kind?). And I would read my Kindle while sitting by my new fireplace sipping tea. But I could also take it with me to soccer pratice, basketball practice, swimming lessons, etc… It would make the time go quicker & I could plan my decorating project! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  181. amanda h says:

    I would download, Eat, Pray, Love… I started reading it long ago and never finished it!! I’d bring it to the beach and read on my towel :) thanks!!

  182. Susan says:

    I would love to read all sort of photography and decor books. I cant get enough. My favorite place to read is on my back deck, itis so peaceful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  183. Barbara says:

    Woohoo! I’ve already let it be know amongst those that need to know that this is what I want for Mother’s Day! If I win it, I can ask for something else :)

    I downloaded Kindle for my laptop (you can do that, it’s free), just to kind of try it out. It’s nothing like the convenience of an actual Kindle, but I wanted to see if I could get used to the e-reader thing. I can. I started reading “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. It’s part of a three book series..time travel/romance/history that takes place in Scotland. THAT would be what I would read first on my new Kindle :)

    I mostly read in bed, so the laptop thing isn’t really working out for me :) Summer’s coming, LOVE reading at the beach.

    Thanks for all you do!

  184. mary says:

    definatly cookbooks, classics, maeve binchey, elizabeth berg, geneen roth….oh the list goes on and on!
    most likely on the couch for reading or on my breaks from work!

  185. Nancy H says:

    I want to win this so bad. The very first book I would download is “The Help.” I am probably the only person who has not read that book. My very favorite place to read is on the beach and since I live in the Outer Banks I will get lots and lots of reading done!

  186. amanda h says:

    joined on gfc 1

    miss manda

    thank you!

  187. amanda h says:

    joined on gfc 2

    miss manda

    thank you!!

  188. Barbara says:

    Posted on facebook!

  189. Barbara says:

    Tweeted :)

  190. Meg S says:

    Mine is the covered porch on the beach house we always stay in in Connecticut.

  191. Meg S says:

    I follow with GFC.

  192. Barbara says:

    joined the Google Friend Connect

  193. mg says:

    To make a long story short, my edited down list of what I would download:
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign Of A Misspent Life
    Reluctant Entertainer
    Ancient + Moder (by Cynthia Inions)
    At Home With The Past (by Steve Gross)
    The Well-Worn Interuior (by Robin Foster et al.)
    Lots of law books (as I’m a lawyer and could read/work while at the beach!)
    Luck: A Memoir (or anything by Alice Sebold!)
    What the Dog Swa
    Anything by David Sedaris
    The Confession (or all John Grishma books!)
    Nicole Krauss and Tea Obreht books
    Vegetarian Cookbooks and Baking Books
    The Boston Globe and The New York Times

    My favorite places to read are (1) at the beach which is just 300 feet down the road from me where I have a wonderful view of Martha’s Vineyard from Cape Cod, sitting on the shore of Vineyard Sound, hearing the waves and boats pass by as I get drawn into my reading, and (2) on the hammock on my big covered front porch on my broken down 1920s beach house…. she may be broken down, but we love her nonetheless…

    Thanks for the chance!

  194. Becca Ledbetter says:

    First I would download Ree’s Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.

  195. carmen says:

    i’d download “eat, pray, love” on it because i never can seem to finish that book! and my fave place to read is on the front porch in the shade with a cool glass of water beside me (assuming it’s warm out!)

  196. carmen says:

    i’m following you on google friend connect (extra entry 1)

  197. carmen says:

    i’m following you on google friend connect (extra entry 2)

  198. Angela says:

    I would download “Team of Rivals” about Lincoln’s cabinet by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I love the book and to really absorb it, I have to keep re-reading it, but it is sooooooooooooo heavy. My favorite place to read is early in the morning on the back patio listening to the birds with a cup of coffee. Thanks for the chance to win.

  199. kfowler says:

    I would download a lil bit of everything! Some Nicholas Sparks, some psychology stuff, some decorating stuff and of course some children’s stuff for my son. I think the bigger question in this household would be who got to use it first! LOL


  200. kfowler says:

    Posted this giveaway on Facebook! (extra entry)


  201. Ellen says:

    Well, you’re way ahead of me with the friends, facebook, and twitter – and a Kindle! I’ve actually never seen a Kindle, but I’ve heard about them and would be interested to try it. As for what book…well, since I’m a little uncertain about new things, I think I’d try one of my all time favorites that I’m very comfortable with and always enjoy – Dapne duMaurier’s “Rebecca.”

  202. kfowler says:

    Am now following you on Google friend connect too! :o) (extra entry #2)


  203. Janice Whitaker says:

    I would download some John Irving. Just read Owen Meany and loved it

  204. Chrissy says:

    Oh, maybe I’d download some ChickLit! I could use something light and funny. My reading mostly entails children’s books lately. I just finished reading “Stuart Little” to my little ones. And my personal reading lately is not all that fun, but it is helpful….”The New Strong-Willed Child.” And I can’t take those in the bathtub with me. But they do come in the….ahem…..toilet room. That’s where the majority of my personal reading takes place lately. A bathtub sounds like a nice place to read!

  205. Linda White says:

    Id download all the free books I could find and read them! Id get some Amish romances for sure!

  206. randi says:

    Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchey

  207. Joey says:

    I would probably download a variety…perhaps the birth house and some Maeve Binchy…I also like to read some classics! My favourite place to read is the bath…Though in the summer you could find me curled up on a rocker on the front porch with a steaming cup of tea!

  208. randi says:

    I follow on GFC.

  209. randi says:

    My favorite place to read is on my porch swing!

  210. Steve Blaine says:

    I would download The Greatest Generation and read it on a plane enroute to visit family.

  211. Erika says:

    What a great giveaway Sarah!
    I’d love to win. I am leaving home (Romania) and going to live in England for a while to join a co-operation and development program and help wherever in the world help is needed…So all my things need to fin into a bag-pack…A huge one, sure, but it is still just a bag-pack :)) Anyway I’d love to have one of these thingies to be able to read my favorites :) I’d love to read Standhal books, and in general french classics are my kind of thing. But I’d also love to read Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux and Rumaan Alam and I’d also like to find a great technical book about working with ceramics since that is where my heart is :)
    And my favorite place to read is in the garden, or even in a calm park. But the ultimate favorite place and time is on the sofa while it is raining outside, drinking lavender or jasmine tea!
    Wishing you a great weekend,

  212. Hi Sarah-

    If I had a kindle I would be using it 24/7. Morning noon and night – while cooking, bathing, and watching TV :) I would be reading suspense thrillers, decorating books and magazines. My favorite place to read is the beach. Wish I was doing it right now.

    My best- Diane

  213. Beverly says:

    I would read the classics on the Kindle!! My favorite place to read is in bed…..so comfy!

  214. Shar Y says:

    What a fun giveaway for an avid reader like myself and the others, of course. I would download “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. A totally wonderful charming story written from the dogs point of view. It is a must read for anyone. Thanks!

  215. Hilary says:

    I would be more of a newspaper and magazine Kindle reader for the most part I think (I will always love having books). But I would also love to have one to take on trips, in which case I would read any of my guilty pleasures! I love reading on my porch

  216. Nadine L says:

    I am a mystery reader, some of my faves are Phillip Margolin, Johnathan Kellerman, Micheal Connelly, Patricia Cornwell and I love the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum Series , I would definitely get any of those authors.

  217. Nikki says:

    I love to read romance novels, I am a huge fan of the fairy tale happy ending! I would use the kindle everywhere! As wonderful as bookstores are, and how great the library is, being able to instantly download and carry around everything I want to currently read is amazing. I can’t wait to have one and I would definitely have some love stories on it, but also decorating books and some magazine issues that I read–such a more practical way to manage subscriptions! Thanks for the giveaway, you’re awesome!

  218. Sandy Bowers says:

    My favorite place to read is in the bathtub followed closely by a big comfy chair in the corner of my “library”. I would be downloading our book club selection every month for sure. Our current read is World Without End.

  219. em says:

    I am addicted to history books at the moment.
    Or Kerouac.
    Occasionally some chiclit will sneak in for a bit of light relief.

    The boy and I have been discussing getting a kindle. Mostly for his trips to india.
    But there is nothing better than a deep chair and a story and no plans but to read.

  220. Mary Marlatt says:

    I would download mysteries and thrillers. I like legal procedurals, cozies, romantic suspense — all kinds! My favorite place to read is the couch. I have a great light and a comfy spot.

  221. Jennifer says:

    Ooh… I’d be reading everywhere. My fav spot is curled up on our comfy couch in the living room (no TV, no toys, no distractions). I’d probably download “My Father at 100″ because I like biographical books but I’d get the ‘Gods and Kings’ series by Lynn Austin to read again. It’s a fantastic, fictional account of the Old Testament Kings. Very, very riveting!

  222. Dawn Hewlett says:

    I would probably download black heels and tractor wheels by the pioneer woman and then her cookbook..;)

  223. Lindsay S says:

    I would re-read (for about the zillionth time) the Anne of Green Gables series of books. Then I would finally (maybe?) finish the Tao of Physics. A way cool book that I seem to misplace about half way through each time, and then have to start over when I find it months later. As for decorating books….Rachael Ashwell, for sure. Love the look and how the white brings everything together (kind of like your lovely home!) Not big on reading cookbooks…I’m more of a “make this now” kinda cookbook user. Mysteries, for sure. Lots of British cozies with big but shabby manor houses and friendly yet surprisingly homicidal villagers.

    Where? Curled up on my love seat. Or stretched out on my beach blanket under the trees, so I have the wonderful dappled sunlight and shade. Or at a sidewalk cafe, at breakfast time, with a lovely cup of tea, my book and a soft breeze. :-)

  224. Ann says:

    I love travel books. A Year in Provence was a really fun one to read.

  225. Brandi N. says:

    Right now, I’m reading Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, By Ree Drummond

    I love to read by my pool in the summer, of course. In the cold winter months I love to read in bed.

    Brandi N.

  226. Crystal F says:

    I would download Matched and Shadowland. I’m into the paranormal books right now. I do most of my reading while waiting in line to pick my girls up at school. I leave early to get in line so I have lots of time to read. Thank you!!

  227. Ashley says:

    I don’t have a lot of time to read these days with little ones. BUT I do catch moments on my lunch break. Either in the car or at a local park to enjoy lunch a reading. I enjoy a variety of subjects. First — I love daily devotionals. Then I would say DIY (Do it yourself) project books and cookbooks. I also would love to download childrens books so that my kids can use it while traveling on long trips.

    My passion is God, family and fun craft projects:)!

  228. Crystal F says:

    I’m a google follower!

  229. Crystal F says:

    I’m a google follower! 2

  230. carol says:

    I would read mysteries and enjoy them at the pool

  231. carol says:

    follow you on GFC

  232. Vicki K says:

    Alexander McCall Smith’s The Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency series – these have been so enjoyable to read over the last few years. When reading, I’m usually in bed or on the sofa curled up with dogs and books!

  233. Brandi N. says:

    I’m a Google Follower and posted on Facebook – please enter my name 2 more times.

    Thank you for the op to win a Kindle, I love to read and this would elim. all the books laying around the house…

    Brandi N.

  234. Melissa says:

    I would download The Host by Stephanie Meyers. It’s one of my absolute favorites! Usually I snuggle up on the couch with a glass of sweet ice tea and a blanket over my knees!!!

  235. ziad says:

    I would download cosmos by Carl Sagan. Yup…a healthy dose of science, history and fiction.

  236. jane says:

    i would read it in bed or in the overstuffed chair in the den by the fireplace or on my patio in my wicker rocker. depending on the time of day with coffee, tea or wine. depending on the temps, with or without a throw. i’d read my new fave mystery writer charles todd (or any mystery.) biographies are a new found joy for me, too. and i’d probably download works about art because i’m taking classes now and that would be a real treat to have close by when i’m working on a project. jkj

  237. Katharyn says:

    put it in twitter, too :-) Katharynjay

  238. Mira says:

    I would download Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen.

  239. courtney says:

    well the notebook is my ultimate favorite but I would love to start reading lauren conrad books. I hear she’s a fabulous author

  240. courtney says:

    i’m a google follower #1

  241. courtney says:

    google follower 2

  242. Mira says:

    …and I would read on the balcony most of the time. (google follower too)

  243. vicki p says:

    I would definitely read To Kill A Mockingbird (again…) and any historical fiction or look for decorating “How To” books since I like to SAVE others’ cast aways. AND read them while sitting on the front porch. (I’m a google follower & FBer, too!)

  244. BrendaS says:

    I would download some of my favourite Christian fiction authors! Oh, and some decorating books! And could I download recipe books and use it for cooking by just bringing up the right page with the right recipe? Way cool! I am fairly new to Kindle too…but imagine how many printed out pages that would save. Lots of trees!

    I love a good soak in the tub with a book too. I wouldn’t be steaming up the corners/pages of any more books (I like really warm baths) if I had a Kindle! I’d love to win one!

  245. Barefoot Liz says:

    My son has been asking for one of these for quite some time. We would download kids’ books; Educational books; Magazines (he loves decorating); and Classic stories. We would both enjoy Young Adult fiction, too.
    My son’s favorite place to read is on the glider/rocker. My favorite place is the corner of the sofa.

  246. BrendaS says:

    I subscribe on Google Reader!

  247. Julie Johnson says:

    I’d read Danielle Steele or Nora Roberts. Two of my absolute favs, of course there would also be the occasional decorating book. Shabby, vintage cottage type stuff, on my deck with a glass of chablis on a warm and sunny spring or summer day.

  248. Barefoot Liz says:

    I posted the link on facebook.

  249. Christine says:

    I would love to catch up on my Stephen King, and read the Dark Tower series again, also Full Dark No Stars. I’d also love to read some orchid care books and load To Kill A Mockingbird for my husband and I to read again.

    I love laying on a hammock or lounge chair and reading when it’s nice and warm outside; in the winter, comfy couch. Thank you!

  250. Christine says:

    I follow you on GFC #1

  251. Christine says:

    I follow you on GFC #2

  252. Barefoot Liz says:

    I posted the link on twitter.

  253. curegirl0421 says:

    Oh gosh… I’d download every awesome new book I heard about! Plus the entire Dark Tower series… Probably all of the Anne of Green Gables books as well. :) But being able to have all the great books I read reviews of any time I wanted?

  254. Pam says:

    What a fabulous and generous give away
    Fifi’s new book Prairie Style would be the first thing I would down load

  255. Louise Gilbert says:

    I have a thing for cookbooks, and scrapbooking. So those would be the books I like to read on this great giveaway:)

  256. Ruth says:

    Definitely “Crosstitch” by Diana Gabaldon. Read it a dozen times but only ever in “traditional” paper form. Love that book. Am going to try to link to you on Facebook but not tried that before. Watch this space…

  257. Pam Keener says:

    I’d start reading new authors who have no print books out. There are so many books that sound awesome yet I don’t want to sit in front of my computer to read them.
    Love & Hugs,

  258. Pam Keener says:

    I have been following you on Google Reader & now follow via GFC
    Love & Hugs,

  259. Ruth says:

    Linked on Facebook (on the second attempt!). Rx

  260. I would read Cookbooks: “The Silver Spoon” & “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea” because I love reading and trying all different types of food and you can’t have enough cookbooks!
    I would read novels such as: “House Rules” by Jodi Piccoult, “The Time Travelers Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer (just a few on my book list)!
    I would read educational books such as “The Out of Sync Child” by Carol Kranowitz & “Living Sensationally” by Winnie Dunn, OTR to further my education about sensory dysfunction in children for my future career in Occupational Therapy.
    I would read running/health books and books such as the “Happiness Project” to promote balance in my life.
    I would read books about gardening as I have started a small vegetable garden in my apartment to save money and eat better.

    My favorite place to read is in a chair in my living room right by the windows, second on the beach and third in the car when we go on trips :)

  261. PS I posted on Facebook and my blog :)

  262. Scott Martin says:

    This may sound silly but it would be a gift for my wife. She loves the Romance books. This would be a have to keep all her romance titles in one place.

    Scott Martin

  263. Scott Martin says:

    I follow you on Google Friends Connect. THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

    Scott Martin

  264. Sharon L Smith says:

    Love stories and mysteries…………..I ready curled up on the couch while Husband watches sports!!! Have been lusting for one of these! Thanks for the opportunity.

  265. Paula B. says:

    I would download some new goodies that are out there: a Jonathan Kellerman, a James Patterson, and in a little while a new Janet Evanovich. Hey, I’m no book snob just want to be entertained or caught up in a good mystery. All this could be done at the beach or oddly at the kitchen table, where I often read while I am also on the computer. Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  266. c says:

    I would order The Help…it came highly reccommended by a friend who reads as much as i do. I also read in the bath to get my day going!

    She has a Kindle and love, loves it!

    Can’t wait to win.

    Thank you

  267. I would want all of Dickens, and all of Jane Austen. I love Agatha Christie, and OLD cookbooks.

    I would get “Romantic Prairie Style” by Fifi O’Neill for my new decorating book.

    And my place to read and be comfy is in my library, and on my back patio on my lounger, and in my bed with all my big pillows and my puppy!!

    Super fun give away Sarah!

  268. susan varney says:

    i love romance novels,thillers, and novels with vampires horror i guess you would say and i like to read at night in bed before i go to sleep

  269. Kim says:

    Oh I would so read decorating, cookery and childrens books to my grandson on this lil gem.~Cheers Kim

  270. Kim says:

    I am now a google friend too~Cheers Kim

  271. Heather S says:

    I am a big Stephen King fan so Under the Dome. James Patterson Angel book and maybe the Twilight series

    I like to read snuggled in bed.

  272. Kendra says:

    How can I even choose??? I love to read so much. I just don’t even know where to begin with what I would download!!

  273. Jonathan Varnell says:

    I would give it to my wife. She reads it all. She would love it and I hope I get it so I can make her happy.

  274. Victoria Walker says:

    I would download the Tao Te Ching because I’m on a quest to become a better person. I’d also download books about being a better mom or how to be a healthy mom and raise healthy kids. My favorite place to read is in the hospital because I’m there so often reading drowns out the misery of my surroundings and sometimes a really good book will remind me that my life could be a lot worst.

  275. Jinia says:

    I tweeted, and google followed thing ding….

    I would order any Janet Evanovich! Thats right-tacky and happy! I have been dreaming of a Kindle but so far out of my budget! Thanks for the chance!

    Love your blog!

  276. Courtney says:

    I would read just about anything on it….the possibilities are endless….I’d mostly read at work during my lunch and on the plane during business trips. That would cut down on my bringing 3 or 4 books each trip since I read so much while on the plane.
    Great giveaway!

  277. Breanna says:

    I would download lots of magazines and read them all outside in the sunshine!

  278. Wendy says:

    First of all, you are all kinds of AWESOME for offering a Kindle giveaway! I’d love to read books on cake decorating, jewelry making, some Beth Moore and I LOVE HISTORY, so there would be some of that going on too. This baby would go with me to my children’s TaeKwonDo classes, and to my son’s Kumon sessions. I’m always forgetting to bring a book with me, and when I do usually decide later that I brought the wrong one. lol I’d love to get a Kindle for my son too… who will no doubt be hijacking mine on a regular basis should I win. I have a little book worm on my hands. :)

    welindsey at gmail dot com

  279. Wendy says:

    I’ve sent you a friend request on Facebook. My name there is Wendy Elliott Lindsey
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  280. Audrey F. says:

    I would read . . .
    First- Regarding Ducks and Universes
    Second – 300 Chicken Recipes – The Ultimate Chicken Cookbook – because I’m running out of ideas of what to do with chicken.
    Third – I would read War and Peace because it has been on my list forever.
    And I read anyplace I can find that’s quiet!

  281. Wendy says:

    I’ve joined your site through Google Friend Connect. :)
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  282. Wendy says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. My name there is CakesAlive
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  283. Wendy says:

    I think I messed up already… leave it to me! I thought I’d read that I could gain extra entries through Facebook and Twitter simply by following you. Now I don’t see a way to delete those comments. Can you do that for me? Along with this one?

  284. Gintare says:

    aww, i would put so many books in it: first thing – spanish language learning books (because i am into learning spanish recently); then – cooking books (who doesn’t love home made food); and then some thriller book (those are my favorite ones). and my favorite place to read would be my bed :)

  285. Wendy says:

    I’ve joined this site on Google Friend Connect.
    2 of 2 entries for this task
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  286. Maria says:

    How awesome is this!
    The VERY first book I would download would be Ann Vockamp’s “One Thousand Gifts” I am dying to read it and have told it is life changing! From there, some of the classics that I want to share with my boys – Narnia, Where the Red Fern Grows, Red Badge of Courage, some Tolkien, etc. Then, some books about cottage style and cooking hmmmm – High Heels to Tractor Wheels sounds like a good choice! – and maybe some Star Wars novels for the hubby – but then I’d have to give it up for a while and I’m not sure I could do that!

  287. cook’s country cookbooks!!

  288. catherine says:

    i like to read anything funny, although i look like a kook, laughing out loud. i love to read in bed and in the car, only when im a passenger, of course.

  289. Jenni says:

    I really did love the Twilight series, so I would put that on the Kindle first, and I love to read outside while sitting in a chair on my back deck.

  290. Rose says:

    I’ve read the first book of the Hunger Games series…very good…intense!
    (p.s. Please pick me!)

  291. Suzanne K says:

    I’d download romance novels – my escape from reality! I generally read in bed before I go to sleep!

  292. Suzanne K says:

    I’m a GFC follower

  293. Darcy Bishop says:

    I would put lots of cook books I will start with Avec Eric: A Culinary Journey with Eric Ripert – and maybe some true crime.

  294. Darcy Bishop says:

    following via gfc

  295. Shannon says:

    Oh, I would love to sit in a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and read me some Nicholas Sparks!!! But WHO has time for that??? haha!

  296. Kate says:

    I was just thinking about how I’d love to have one! I’d definitely get the new digital subscription to the NY Times. Magazines. There are so many books on my “to read” list I can’t begin to list them. I’d read by the fire, in bed, on the boat and at the beach in the summer. Also cookbooks.

  297. Michelle says:

    I would deffinately download “The Old Man and the Sea”, along with “The Shack”, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, and any book written by Jodi Piccoult.

    My first place to read is on the beach, or on the deck!

  298. Wendy says:

    I love to read in bed! If I had a Kindle, I would download my fave decorating books and novels. ♥

  299. Rebecca says:

    It would be fun to read decorator books!

  300. Rebecca says:

    Posted on Facebook!

  301. I would get Anne of Green Gables, cook books of all types, and The Works of Lucy Maud Montgomery. I would read them outside this summer under a tree well the kids play outside.

  302. Tracie Trump says:

    Love to read on my porch., especially Debbie Macomber Books! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  303. Tracie Trump says:

    gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  304. Lori Winstead says:

    I would love to get a chance to read the old classics that I never got around to reading yet! This would be awesome to take on vacation this summer!!!

  305. Lori Winstead says:

    I’m now a GFC follower!! :)

  306. BM says:

    I would download recent bestsellers. I like to read on the sofa.

  307. Tami says:

    I just finished a book called In The Middle of the Third Planet’s Most Wonderful of Oceans which is the 2nd book in the series (the first being The Parrot Talks in Chocolate written by Everette Peacock). Awesome, dreamy, full of tropical Maui visions of beauty, fruity drinks, and warm sand. Totally great reads! My favorite place to read? Our on the couch on my patio. :)

  308. Lori Winstead says:

    I posted a link to my facebook! :)

  309. Lori Winstead says:

    Andddd……. I just posted a link to my Twitter! :)

  310. Aysegul says:

    Nothing better than a good thriller to read while I am at the beach…Beachtime is slowly arriving in this part of the world..Have a great day..

  311. heather says:

    I would download everything by Jane Austen and L.M.Montgomery and of course lots of decorating books! Love your site!

  312. heather says:

    Oh, and my favorite place to read is the comfy chair by my bed!

  313. heather says:

    I Just posted your link on my facebook page!

  314. Heather says:

    Something that I wouldn’t have to think.. Pippi Longstocking?? ;) I would definetely lock myself in the bedroom with it! OOh sounds dreamy!

  315. Michelle W says:

    I like real crime books and my favorite place to read is my very comfy couch with a nice cup of coffee.

    mlynnw83 at gmail dot com

  316. Stacey says:

    I would love to read Jane Austen’s works on my new Kindle. : )

  317. Stacey says:

    I just followed your blog on goole connect.

  318. Stacey says:

    Oh, almost forgot my fav place to read would be on my porch, with my dog curled up at my feet.

  319. Stacey says:

    Just tweeted about your giveaway!

  320. Rita says:

    I’d love a Kindle! I’d download the classics, magazines, cookbooks and the newest best sellers. I’m a long time follower!
    Wish me Luck!!!

  321. Lauren says:

    I would LOVE a Kindle!! I would read EVERYTHING! My husband would be happy because I could start replacing my shelves of books with ebooks. Thrillers and mysteries are my favorites, but I will read anything. My favorite place to read is in bed, but I also read on the sofa while hubs watches baseball, basketball, football, racing, hockey….you get the picture. I can just picture it, me and my chihuahua, Pippin, curled up with a Kindle. Ahh. Thanks for the chance to win.

  322. Cathy says:

    I would love to win this to utilize the larger print function of the Kindle and the opportunity to have access to all new fiction books via Amazon. I also would love to be able to read the NYTimes daily without all the newsprint on my fingers LOL.

  323. I’d read anything by Alexander McCall Smith – especially the Sunday Philosophy Club / Isabel Dalhousie series. And the Scotland Street series. Umm… and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series…. and anything by Marian Keyes…. and …… ;-)

  324. I just bought all of Wil Wheaton’s stuff for Kindle, so I would love to tear into those on a ‘real’ kindle rather than the app!

  325. Becky Holmes says:

    I love to read, so I’m constantly changing over new books or with devotionals, will sometimes have 2 or more book going at a time :) I absolutely love to read in bed after my little one is put down for the night…my bedroom is my sanctuary.

  326. Katie says:

    OOhh How I’d love this! I would download some James Patterson books to start:). I love to read in bed, before I fall asleep.

  327. amy rouse says:

    anything by Jeffrey Deaver. Love his books. And I read in bed. It’s my calming mode

  328. amy rouse says:

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  329. amy rouse says:

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  330. James Tripp says:

    I WOULD Download RachelRay Cookbooks And Bobby Flay
    Recipes To Use While I’m In The Kitchen.

  331. Alea Teeters says:

    I would read classic literature. I am working on On the Road at the moment. And my best place to read is in bed, followed by the couch

  332. Terri erickson says:

    I would download basic chemistry texts and try tolearn what I did not in high school. Have done that withh geology and actually like it now.

  333. Beverly says:

    I love the books by a local author, Kimberly Stuart, which are hilarious inspirational fiction. Give me that glass of reisling and a Kindle while I’m curled up on my new couch!

  334. Justin D says:

    I love to read musician biographies. Favorite place to read is in the backyard during the summer.

  335. Kelly Johnson says:

    I would download some Francine Rivers books. She is my favorite author of the moment! I’m pretty sure I would download some decorating books too! My favorite place to read is in bed! :)

  336. Robin C. says:

    I would download any or all C.S. Lewis, defiantly! He was gifted for sure. Seems like it would be good to put those heavy, big volumes that kinda hurt your shoulder after toting them in your bag EVERYWHERE I GO!. The entire series of Jan Karon’s Mitford Series, Maybe Pride and Prejudice, been trying to get that one going. Every Sally Clarkson book on Mothering, definitely and for sure– The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, The Mom Walk, and Season’s of a Mother’s Heart— Great,Great,Great!

    I think reading in bed would be the best, but on the deck, trampoline and the Arboretum would be my favorite places out of doors!

  337. Pat says:

    I would download historical fiction, cookbooks, How to books, just to begin! My very favorite place to read is on the shore. But I usually have a book in my bag at all times. A Kindle would be perfect!

  338. Carol S says:

    I would download all the Lonely Planet books so I could take them on my holidays without having to lug all the heavy books around with me. Then I could check out my next destination en route.

  339. I love historical fiction, some sci-fi, and of course lots of D.I.Y. informational reads. I’d love to start reading the classics, (like Jane Austen), as well. I typically read in bed, (which is heaven), but having a Kindle would definately inspire me to kick back and read in the yard while my daughter plays. I can just feel heaven growing on earth!! :)

  340. Jonathan Jackson says:

    I would download The Catcher In The Rye, The Firm, and A Million Little Pieces start with. I would read them in the dark.

  341. linda says:

    FUN giveaway! I love Jane Austen and would download anything by her! In bed is my favorite place to read! xo

  342. linda says:

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  344. Holly C. says:

    I love to read in my hammock on our deck! i would download Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a classic that I could read yearly!

  345. Sue says:

    I’d download any and all memoirs and diaries I can find.

  346. Audry says:

    I’d go for the Diana Gabaldon books – lovely storytelling but HUGE novels. Perfect for reading in the tent when we camp out in Alaska.

  347. Audry says:

    Following you in Google Reader!

  348. Renee says:

    As I am almost 55 in a complicated world I would download the Litte House on the Prairie series. I would love to relive those summer days as a kid when I would take a blanket out to the tall grass in the field and read for hours.

  349. Frances says:

    I would read Wuthering heights.

  350. gail Kragthorpe says:

    I would download all of Nicholas Sparks!!! love him! and of course all of the old classics…catcher in the rye, To kill a mocking bird

  351. Top of my list to read is The Other Boelyn…where I’d like to read it is on a plane heading off on a much needed vacation! However in the real world it would be in my big white comfy chair!

  352. Tabathia B says:

    I’d download a discovery of witches by deborah harkness and I love to read curled up on the couch

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  353. Kathleen says:

    I have two or three books going all the time! Love a biography, good mystery, love story. Several books I try to read once a year are War and Remembrance, The Last Stand by Stephen King and Gone With The Wind. I just finished The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, what a great book! Can’t imagine being able to read a book electronically and download anytime!!!

  354. Rachel M. says:

    I love to read in the bath and on my comfy chair :-). I would download any books written by Joyce Meyer.

  355. Tabathia B says:

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  357. Ellie W says:

    I love mystery/thrillers. I would definitely download Gideon’s Sword, the newest from Preston/Child.
    My favorite place to read is in the swing in my front yard while my little grandsons play.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  358. Maggie says:

    I would download The Great Gatsby. Wonderful book. I would read it on the beach if I didn’t live 3 hours from the coast… so probably by the pool!

  359. Suzanne says:

    I love thrillers, so I’d get some of those. Also, anything by Jodi Piccoult, Beth Gutcheon or James Lee Burke. I really love the Stephanie Plum series, too.
    My favorite place to read is in our family room, on the couch. The light in there is great, and the couch is really comfy. :)

  360. Ellie W says:

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  361. Marco Lourenço says:

    The best place to dream, or to read (it’s almost the same thing) it’s my granny bench, in my backyard garden.
    I would read portuguese poetry or love letters. And of course I would read some Tintin’s comics to my granny. She vibrate like child with his adventures :) (sweet nineties).
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  362. Ellie W says:

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  363. Amy Mattson says:

    I would love to download as many cookbooks as I could. I love to read in the bathtub, it is so relaxing!!

  364. Eric says:

    Wil Wheaton has been publishing a lot on Kindle – other than that, mostly fantasy/SF for me.

  365. Lori Hart says:

    New GFC FOllower (snowluvnferret)

  366. janita says:

    Favorite place to read is in the living room by the fire. Under the covers in bed will also do on a cold day.
    I think it would be fun to check out the cookbooks available. sounds like the sky is the limit. Thanks for a chance to win.

  367. Tracy says:

    I am behind on my reading and have been meaning to get to friend’s recommendations of “Water for Elephants” and/or the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series. I know…”so last year”, but I haven’t read them yet. I am always be up for downloading a good mystery.
    My favorite places to read would be on our front porch, our screened in porch (when the mosquitos are particularly vicious) or in a bed; just after you put clean sheets on the bed. All sound divine!
    If I were lucky enough to win this, I would most likely give it to my mom.
    Congrats to whoever wins the wonderful item.

  368. Kiara says:

    I would download The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I like to read in my bed.

  369. Kate says:

    I would download the books I love to read, classics like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, also books about history like the biography of Marie Antoinette I have been waiting to read. And I would download some cookbooks, so handy. I love to read in bed after I get the kids to sleep, it is my unwind and decompress from the day time.

  370. Joanna Sturk says:

    I would love it !!!!!!!!!!.I have dyslexea and for some reason reading on the computer is much easyier .I ve heard this from other dyslexics too, So this would open another whole world for me. to read books is hard work.for me.I do it sometimes but get frustated.!!!

    • Joanna Sturk says:

      I forgot to say, where and what Where on the sun lounge under the brollie and What well I have just read, the happiest refuge It took a while but.I loved it!!!! .autobiografys are great and anything to do with styling and I mean styling anything .:)

  371. teapotrose says:

    I have a bucket list of books that I want to read that are too numerous to mention. I think I would start by reading everything about how to be a good grandmother because I have prospects! :) I would read these under the tree in my backyard in the summer and on the sofa in front of the fire in the winter. It’ll be great because when my eyes are tired, as they seem to be so much these days, I can switch the kindle over to the read aloud mode.

  372. Lisa says:

    I would love to download What to Expect When you are Expecting…mine is huge and old and taking up too much space on the nightstand! I’d also download some good mysteries…maybe the Lincoln Lawyer. I love to read in bed after the kids are all asleep!

  373. Jackie says:

    I would download all of Tom Robbins books and read them everywhere and anywhere, although my favorite place to read is lying on my bed in the daytime.

  374. Maria S. says:

    Lately i’m obsessed with the Hunger games trilogy so that’s the first 3 things that I would download. I love to read curled up in my bed next to my puppy!

  375. The Freckled Minx says:

    I would re-read “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society”. Absolutely gorgeous war time story based on Guernsey. One of those books that I got to the end and wished that there was more! My fav reading possie is my lounge room as this is an area that not many family members venture into so I can get comfy and just disappear for a time.

  376. Kristi says:

    Boy, I don’t know, I have heard a lot about it, I think it would be so great to carry to church just think instead of a whole back breaking bag of books to carry you could just have one nice little item tucked away in your bag/purse and then if you needed some reading material at the Dr’s office newer then 3 or 4 years old and not covered in sick germs wella, and I could get rid of all those cook books that take up so much space in my cupboards! Giving me more room for all those fun kitchen gadgets I always wanted but never had room for…the possibilities are endless, no matter where you went you would always have something to do keep you company! My favorite place to read is anywhere I can curl up and get away from the world, be it at home, in the mountains or on a beach somewhere I don’t care, just don’t bother me I’m reading! :)

  377. maryc says:

    I would use it to re-read all the classics with an older, more educated interpretation. Although I would prefer to be reading them on the beach, I will probably be reading them on the porch.

  378. maryc says:

    I just became a follower!

  379. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve been wanting to read Pride and Prejudice, and by far my fave place to read is bed!! We could really use this! My husband is a book addict but we are running out of space for all the books! So, if I don’t win, I’ll probably get him one anyway1

  380. Kashena says:

    I’d probably download Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier) as it’s my favorite novel, and the new apartment therapy cookbook, and a few story collections by Tobias Wolff, George Saunders and Denis Johnson…

    … I also love reading in the bathtub. Allows me some quiet and time to think!

  381. Elisabeth says:

    I am a follwer too!

  382. Judy says:

    I would download some Jane Austen, and whatever free chic lit I can find! My favorite place to read is the beach…and would love to win a Kindle to take to the beach in Punta Cana in May (1st trip w/o kids – yippeee)

  383. ratty says:

    hmmm… i think i’d like to download the Harry Potter books as i’d really like to re-read them but hate carrying them around!

  384. ratty says:

    and i joined your Google Friends, too :)

  385. Carrie Sullivan says:

    I would download some good mysteries, maybe some James Patterson and then a cookbook or two for when I am just not sure what to make when I get home. I get look through recipes where ever I am at! Love a Kindle and BC!

  386. I would put one of my favorite books, The Perks of Being a Wallflower on it, and I’d read out by the pool in the summer…and in the bath if I have time to TAKE a bath.

  387. Jess says:

    I would download The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and I’d read on a blanket in the sun. : )

  388. Mina says:

    I would download “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’d read it in bed. ^_^ xoxo

  389. Linda Peters says:

    I would like to download mysteries, thrillers, good cook books, etc my passion is reading in the garden with a nice cup of tea.

  390. Pat B says:

    I’d download a bunch of paranormal fiction, and I read every night before I go to bed – I cannot go to sleep without at least a chapter or two.

  391. Pat B says:

    I’m a GFC Follower

  392. jan says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I would download tons of chick lit for the summer! My favorite place to read is on the beach!

  393. jan says:

    following through gfc!

  394. Joey says:

    I would download any and every Agatha Christie and Nicholas Sparks book. I love a good mystery and romance. I would take my kindle to my winter sanctuary… my bed. I love to curl up in the thickness of my big duvet cuddled up being taken to different places with the stories I read. The next best thing to my “beach feeling bed” in the winter, is the beach itself. I love my bed, but I also love the beach. Second in line that can’t be beat is the beach, sound of the waves, a good drink, and a very good read!

  395. Diane R. says:

    I read while waiting–for my granddaughter to finish speech therapy or her music class, for my grandson’s piano lesson. On trains and buses. Oh, and finally a cozy few minutes at night in bed.

  396. shala_darkstone says:

    Hi, I’d download all of Kim Harrison’s books! And my favorite place to read is in bed.

  397. shala_darkstone says:

    I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.

  398. janeh says:

    Suspense is my favorite, but I just love good books in general. I can get lost for hours with a great cookbook as well. My favorite spot for reading is in my bed….with lots of pillows.

  399. Michael says:

    self improvement books – on the sofa

  400. melanie w says:

    I would download classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and a bunch of cookbooks this would be so handy in the kitchen instead of having to searvh through a huge pile of cookbooks for that elusive recipe. With a house full of children my fav place to read is anywhere i can find thats quite :)

  401. melanie w says:

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  402. Abby says:

    I want to download the Mitford Series by Jan Karon, and I can’t wait for summer to hit so I can sit in my backyard under the big oak tree!

  403. Sally says:

    Oh my gosh Sarah, what a fabulous giveaway. I would have to download all my favorite legal and medical thrillers. Love them!! John Grisham, Brad Meltzer , Michael Palmer, Tess Gerritsen. The list would go on and on. I’m so excited I can hardly think!! :)
    My favorite place to read is curled up in my favorite chair upstairs in the DH room or should I say space. But the chair is MINE!! I’m able to look out the window and see the beautiful mountains not too far from our home. To me that is pure joy. To suggle in and just have a Calgon take me away kind of day or evening. And I absolutely love getting your updates in my in box! It’s a happy day to see an email from you dear friend. Thanks again for the opportunity to wn such a fun prize.


  404. Pat says:

    I would download the Andrew Greeley series on Blackie Ryan. His books are so great to read with the references to the Chicago Irish (I grew up near there) that it is like going back home again. Of course his stories are much more interesting than my reality but that is what stories are all about.

  405. i am a huge jodi picoult fan so i would download her latest and greatest! i also love emily giffin and she has a new one out i want to read.

  406. Anne says:

    I would download biographies! I’m hooked on them right now. Currently I’m reading a biography of Julia Child “An Appetite for Life” which is an excellent read. Almost makes me wish I could cook :-)

  407. jolene says:

    my favorite reading spot is the sofa, and I love reading autobiographies, I’m reading Scott Brown’s right now!

  408. Ginger Schott says:

    I would download all the old classics, then I would always have one available and would get them read

  409. Mary Elderton says:

    I like to read about food–like Michael Pollen’s “Omnivore’s dilemma,” and lots of cook books. I like to read about politics and the world–Naomi Kline’s “Shock Doctrine,” for example. I like to read Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawing for science. And anything by Dean Koontz for fun!

  410. Mary Elderton says:

    I joined you as a google friend (Beth Elderton)

  411. Mary Elderton says:

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  412. Juliana Johnson says:

    I would download Modock. The title is the name of an elephant who traveled the world w/ circuses- I think, many yrs. ago. I’ve heard it’s a great book! And now I’d read outdoors, in the fresh Spring air, as the little ones play:) Thanks for the chance!

  413. Juliana Johnson says:

    Just linked you to fb. I remember coming across your site a while back, and loving it. Glad I’m reminded to stop in again:)

  414. Elvie Tomae says:

    I would download my favorite old friends from my childhood, Anne of Green Gables series. A good childhood place to make my escape back and read would be an old swing attached to an oak tree. Perfect!

  415. kim says:

    Hey sarah!
    i think i would load up all my fave decorationg books and included would be rachel ashwell shabby chic any of them and esp since i can not fing the fifi oneil romantic prarie home anywhere and every time i go to book depository to try to order it is always currently unavailable next would be any kind of book with pictures of the ocean the beautiful blue sea which here in mich i never get to see!!!!

  416. kim says:

    o forgot to add fave reading i also read in the tub i light all my candles and have soft lighting and read in there! the other spot would be on my shabby comfy couch next to my fave shabby lamp….. never ever in bed because i am the opposite of most i will keep reading and try to finish the book it always backfires!

  417. I would download all of Terry Pratchett’s books! His series Discworld is my favorite.
    I love to read in my bed right before failing asleep.

  418. shay says:

    The Graceling. plus a few others my daughter recommended after I finish the Percy Jackson series. I read in my bed. Under my fluffy blanket with my dog curled up next to me.

  419. Jessica says:

    I would download and read The Love Dare. I’ve seen the movie and would love to have a copy to read daily during rough days to remind me how important my marriage is.

  420. Theresa H says:

    I would love to download the new Jonathan or Faye Kellerman book. I love reading in bed!!

  421. Theresa H says:

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  422. Theresa H says:

    GFc follower #2

  423. Theresa H says:

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  424. Stephanie A says:

    The first book I would download would be Wuthering Heights, its one of my favorites! And the Little Women :-)


  425. Stephanie A says:

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  427. Daniel says:

    I would download some Rachel Ray Cookbooks!

    dan_0_18 at yahoo dot com

  428. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I’d start by loading on favorite sci-fi, particularly Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson. Where would I probably use it most? Sofa at home. (I wonder how easy it would be to use on a treadmill?)

  429. Kayla says:

    i would catch up some howard zinn– the peoples history of the united stats & you can stay neutral on a moving train

  430. Candi says:

    I love reading just after I’ve showered. I put my cozy robe on, jump in under the covers and grab my book.. I have an addiction for vampire novels, cookbooks and anything with pretty pictures.. tehe

  431. Soha Molina says:

    I;’d download the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

  432. Mari says:

    I’d begin with one of the free classics from Amazon. How can I decide which one? I’d get them all.

  433. Mari says:

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  434. Mari says:

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  435. Roxanne Ellis Raymond says:

    Oh everything by Stephen King, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, all sorts of dumb criminal books, Scrabble.
    I love to curl up in a comfy chair to read

  436. Kristi Smith says:

    Follow on Google friend

  437. Kristi Smith says:

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  438. Kristi Smith says:

    Love to read Homeschooling Book, entertaining, organizing etc Book along with downlaoding lots of Kids books for my family

  439. Maija says:

    I would read anything Jane Austen :-)

  440. Margaret says:

    I love to read in the bath! I’ve been wanting to read Proust Was A Neuroscientist, so that’s probably the first thing I’d download. :)

  441. Lindsay says:

    I would download “Gift From the Sea”…my absolute favorite beach read…aloha!

  442. Jenny says:

    Oh my gosh! I would read everything from romance, to my Bible, to cookbooks, you name it! I love to read; especially in a warm bubble bath. Thanks for the opportunity.

  443. Jenny says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect. Thanks again.

  444. Karen says:

    OMG I have been wanting a Kindle for a while. What WOULDN’T I read on it! I love all of the books by clive Cussler but lately I have been wanting to read some classics like Lord of the Flies and The Great Gatsby. My favorite place to read is in a hammock or my bed. Thank you for this amazing give away!

  445. Karen says:

    Posted on Twitter too!

  446. Dani says:

    My first download would be Stephen King’s It, the book I have read the most times in my life.

  447. Margo K says:

    My first download would be a “who done it mystery”. I would read it while lounging on the beach during vacation. Just Heaven!! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  448. Margo K says:

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  449. Gina says:

    I would download To Kill a Mockingbird because every book collection should include this classic.

  450. Michael Okoye says:

    Mainly cookbooks. Very useful tablet.

  451. Kristin G says:

    The very first thing I would download is ‘Pride and Prejudice’. I read it every year, preferably curled up in bed in a VERY quiet house (doesn’t happen often…!).

  452. I would download the Bible.

  453. I follow you via GFC.

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  455. David O'Neill says:

    I would love to read Moby Dick, and all books about quantum mechanics which I love! In bed is where I’d use it most. Love to read myself to sleep.

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  456. Adri says:

    I would download Dracula because I’ve never read it, but I’ve been wanting to. And I like to read in my bed.

  457. Adri says:

    I am a Google follower. #1

  458. Adri says:

    I am a Google Follower #2

  459. Kristie says:

    I soooooo want one of these….if i don’t win i’ll have to buy one!!! I would download everything that sounds good…charlaine harris, cathy kelly, dean koontz, history texts, books about religion….just everything. then i could take it everywhere and i’d never have to worry about where to keep all my books….maybe even have more space for art supplies :)

  460. Kristie says:

    also joined your google friend thingy ;)

  461. priscilla ortiz says:

    I enjoy novels affiliated with a beach cottage theme with characters who reside in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard. Novels that take me to a place where I would love to be. Novels based on love, family, and friendship. Novels by great authors such as Elin Hilderbrand, Sherryl Woods, Nicholas Spark, Elizabeth Berg and among other great authors. Great giveaway thanks for the opportunity.

  462. Childrens books for adults – anything Diana Wynne Jones – and gardening books like The Edible Front Yard! I love reading in a sunny peaceful corner of the living room with tea, or snuggled deep under the duvet with chocolate!! Or in the garden on a picnic rug on a sunny day, hens clucking around me pecking curiously at my book from rime to time, wondering what s so fascinating!

  463. Wai Kit of Webkit says:

    I would like to download The Best American Essays 2010, The Lost Symbol and many others into my sylphlike, portable Kindle. I love to peruse literary texts. My favourite reading spot is on a soft, cuddling upholstered sofa while reclining on its embracing arm. I feel so languorous. That is first-class reading to me. I feel like sitting on an aeroplane, resting my legs on the chair. I hope that I can win a Kindle! I wouldn’t have to carry tons of books when all of them can be placed digitally into a stupendous Kindle!

  464. Wai Kit of Webkit says:

    I am now following your blog, Sarah. I want a Kindle!

  465. sandy place says:

    Would love it for my Mum who just turned 80 and loves to read but is limited because has to have large print books, and here in South Africa that’s not an easy find.

  466. nickie burke says:

    I love to read in the bath! and probaly download anything C.S lewis


  467. nickie burke says:

    I am a Google follower. #1

  468. nickie burke says:

    I am a Google follower. 2

  469. Annette says:

    I would read Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens and my favourite place to read is the chair which has taken me forever (about 3 years since purchase) to reupholster in the sunroom with my cat Dharma

  470. jen henderson- kuebler says:

    All of Beth Moore’s book

  471. jen henderson- kuebler says:

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  472. jen henderson- kuebler says:

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  473. Char says:

    I would love to download the Harry Potter books but since J.K. Rowlling won’t allow it, I would download Terry Goodkind books, and Ken Follet books, both of which I love!!
    I would read in the car when we go on road trips, and at home on my comfy chair. Thanks for offering this!

  474. Char says:

    I joined on Google Friends Connect, thank you.

  475. Char says:

    I joined your Google Friends Connect, entry 2
    Thank you!

  476. Clark says:

    The books I would want on the Kindle would be Stephen King, probably The Stand because I liked that book and I would read in bed at night.

  477. Clark says:

    I put it on Facebook.

  478. Kerry says:

    I grew up in a large, noisy family where I shared a room with my two older sisters. We had a downstairs loo that was rarely used (mostly because it was always cold) so I would go in there for some peace and quiet while I read my Roald Dahl books.

    My choice in books has matured slightly, I love anything by Marianne Keyes as well as topical books on decorating and cooking, but my first choice of place to read has stayed the same. Of course nowadays I have a radiator in my loo!

  479. ferriz says:

    i hate to admit this but i love young adult novels. i had to read all the classics in school so i am making up for lost time. oh and my favorite place to read would be the tub but im a klutz so reading in bed it is! ;)


  480. ferriz says:

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  483. Lis says:

    I’ve kept a MS Outlook book wishlist for ages but since I discovered the Book Depository wishlist that is actually one of my favourite reads. I gaze at it lovingly while imagining owning all those books in a library not unlike Diane Keaton’s, only a little cosier(sad, I know).

    Recently added: Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking (have wanted it for years just haven’t got around to it), Kathryn Ireland’s interior design books, Bobby McAlpine’s The Home Within Us, Annie Sloan’s Quick and Easy Paint Transformations (just read about the chalk paint), The Just Bento Cookbook, Wholefoods for Children, Waldorf/Steiner craft/activity books (so beautiful), The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales, connection and mindful parenting books, John Holt unschooling books, Jackie French’s Chook Book, don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Harriet Walter’s Other People’s Shoes…. Just finished Jane Fonda’s My Life So Far and am LOVING reading my favourite, Alice in Wonderland, to my nearly-four-year-old for the first time. Reading it out loud is a whole new world of fun and beauty.

    I have two munchkins (nearly four and nearly two) so my reading is limited to in bed at night for the whole ten minutes or so I can keep my eyes open. Luckily, after a long, hot shower, it is my favourite place to be and indulge in my favourite pastime.

    There, that wasn’t so bad for my first comment on your blog! Lurker no longer!!!

    • sarah says:

      well Lis I am very very impressed with your first comment outta Lurkdom

      welcome and I am telling you Elizabeth David French Provincial Cooking is probably one of THE BEST BOOKS i HAVE EVER OWNEd…and the paperback is cheap as chips..

      she writes like a beautiful English dream…

      I can’t get enough of her or her cooking

      or her non-illustrated books

      bring on Elizabeth

      • Lis says:

        Thanks for your kind reply! I’m chuffed.

        I just realised reading your other comments how much fiction everyone else reads… and how little I do now. I can’t since “the children”, it makes me antsy, like I should be doing something else (mother’s guilt?). Except for reading to the kids of course. But just thinking about reading a ‘novel’ gives me the willies these days…

  484. ohkeeka says:

    My favorite place to read is on the couch

  485. ohkeeka says:

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  487. tricia says:

    I’ve been enjoying anything by Jhumpa Lahiri lately. I’d download something I haven’t read yet.

  488. Cynthia C says:

    I would load mine with lots of mysteries and suspense novels. My favorite place to read is the beach.

  489. Cynthia C says:

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  490. Cynthia C says:

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  491. Emma says:

    I love to read anywhere, but especially in bed on a rainy night like tonight! And either funny chick lit or mysteries.

  492. Elizabeth says:

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  493. Elizabeth says:

    Oh my! I wouldn’t even know where to start-my book wish list is about 2 pages long! I”m into history, politics, novels…just about everything. Seeing as I still haven’t read Decision Points, I think Id start there.

  494. Lim says:

    Terry Pratchett, LOVE him, and the runner up would be Jim Butcher. Both have real skill at characterization that keeps me emotionally invested.

    Favorite place…wherever I am. There is a comfy chair at home in the living room with great lighting, but I’ve spent an eight hour day in the car reading (I had chauffeured a family member to a long class and needed to stick around. Home was just about two hours away, so I read.)

  495. Alexis says:

    I read books of all kinds! I love to read those books that have ‘de-cluttering’ and decorating tips, even though the ideas don’t get implemented like they should. :) Otherwise, anything fiction usually goes. I like to read Nora Roberts and Fern Michaels, for instance, but also read James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks frequently. My favorite place to read is in the bath, since the times of me being able to read on the beach are few and far between! (I usually have the kids with and need to keep my eyes on them). :)

  496. Great GA! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment….

  497. Jeff says:

    I would like to read technical books on my sitting on a chair in my yard.

  498. Jeff says:

    Following on GFC.

  499. Stephen says:

    I like casual reading like Vampire Survival Guide and then from time to time I’ll read a novel that I saw a movie for and thought, “I bet the book is better.”

    There’s a lot that I would end up reading and I would end up spending the money saved on a new kindle in books probably. :)

  500. James says:

    One book I have been wanting to read is Mister B Gone by Clive Barker.

  501. James says:

    GFC follower.

  502. Angela Kinder says:

    I would love to get The Mists of Avalon on it! Its one of my favorite books! My favorite place to read is in bed- the only place I can truly escape!

  503. crystle tellerday says:

    the bible

  504. DeeAnn S says:

    I’m a huge sci-fi fan. The first book I’d download would be DUNE. I love that story and have read it quite a few times. My favorite place to read during the summer is on the back porch with a cool drink beside me. During the colder months, I like to read curled up on my big, comfy chair with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate. Thanks.

  505. Karen says:

    For me it’s decorating! Books and magazines, give it to me! My favorite place to read is at the end of the evening in bed when it is fall and winter here but in the summer it is at our little lake house up north, sitting in the shade of the pine trees down by the lake. This woule be so great to win, then I wouldn’t have pages blowing around!

  506. Karen says:

    And now I am on your Google Friend Connect!

  507. Denise S says:

    I would download the latest true crime book my M. William Phelps.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  508. Denise S says:

    I’m a new GFC follower #1
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  509. Denise S says:

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  510. Regina M says:

    Love to read at the beach (or a beach cottage if I had one). Love to read Sue Grafton, james Patterson, the classics, and so much more. Don’t know which one I’d start with.

  511. Marcia says:

    I commented the first day you had this open, but I don’t know if I mentioned that I’m a follower on google friend connect. I don’t think it’s looking too lonely now. You’ve got yourself quite a few friends there dear Sarah :-)

  512. Robin says:

    I would download “The Poisonwood Bible” It is one of my favorite books ever.

  513. Jenny says:

    I would definitely download the Harry potter books, several cookbooks, “why I write” by George Orwell and “Dan eldon: the art of life” by Jennifer new. My favorite time/place to read is while traveling on airplanes. I do this pretty often and while I am loathe to give up books, it certainly would lessen the weight and size of my carry-on. I’m hoping they start including a free download code in books like they do in my vinyl records. That way, I can purchase it in analogue form and still get it digital at no extra cost. That would be wonderful.

  514. How wonderful it would be to have a Kindle ~ I would read all of Frances Mayes books (author of Under the Tuscan Sun), her love of decorating and renovations in a gorgeous Country create dreamy pictures in my mind. If not lounging in a bubble bath you could find me cuddled up in a sand dune along the seashore reading with my new Kindle ;o)

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  516. MrsAgatha says:

    I would read some A. Christie stories (that’s where my “name” comes from) while getting my little boy to sleep. It would be so handy!

  517. Ellen says:

    ON my glider sofa ON my veranda ON the beach ON the beautiful Island of Cozumel! Life couldn’t be sweeter!

  518. Stacy says:

    I’m working my way through the Janet Evanovich series. Her books are a light read that actually make me laugh out loud. My favorite place to read is also the bathtub.

  519. Stacy says:

    GFC follower

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  521. patty cole says:

    i would download Highest Tide by Jim Lynch. i would take it to Boulevard Park to read by the bay.

  522. patty cole says:

    i m a follower too.

  523. Kimber says:

    Well, I’m a sucker for cookbooks, that’s for sure, so it seems like a kindle would be super handy in the kitchen (Moosewood’s Simple Suppers)! But home design books are a close second. But as for a good read, I love travel books. Currently, “An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude” is on my list. You would find me reading it by the pool, beach on a breezy day, or our boat while my SO is fishing!

  524. Kimber says:

    Also a follower :)

  525. Denise B. says:

    The bathroom is the best place to read! :)

  526. Kathy Frazier says:

    What would I download? “The Shell Seekers” by Rosamund Pilcher, IF Kindle offered it….sadly, they don’t. An alternative would be “Stuff Christians Like” by Jon Acuff – his blog is awesome! Where do I like to read? At my kitchen table while eating, or in my comfy chair in the sun room. I am reading every time I get a chance. I read everything! Enter me for this lovely giveaway, please!

  527. Lori says:

    Patio lounge chair is my fav place to read!

  528. I love mysteries and any Sue Grafton book I have not had a chance to read yet. Cook books, always looking for the latest, decorating books and The not So big series on small homes. I would curl up in my living room by the big picture window looking at the mountains, if I wasn’t near a beach.

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  530. Nancy Hoefer says:

    I would read my kindle on the deck if the weather is cooperating. Otherwise, I’d be lying on the sofa in front of the windows, glancing out at the ocean now and then. The book I’d read: anything that’s a mystery, i.e., Stuart Woods, David Baladdaci, Greg Iles, JA Jance, Philip Margolin, John Sandford.

  531. Jody says:

    I’d read my brother’s book – The Expedition – in my cozy little reading nook in my bedroom!

  532. erin says:

    i would download jane austen so i could take it anywhere. i love to read in my comfy spot in my garden with my bare feet dangling in my fountain.

  533. Heike says:

    Last week ( during my vacations!!!! TRAGEDY!!! ) my Sony ebook reader broke. :(
    So for me, the best place to read an ebook would be the wonderful beach @ cat island / Shannas Cove Resort.
    As I do love cozy mysteries, my fav download would be a book of Krista Davis “The Diva Takes the Cake”.

  534. Beth Martin says:

    Oh….the choices! I would download The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – an Oprah Book that I haven’t had a chance to read! And Bridget Jones’s Diary – a good for the soul read! Then I would go to the most beautiful place in the world – my back yard deck, which overlooks a small valley – during the summer months we are completely “enclosed” with the trees in full leaf – totally away from the world…

  535. Mary says:

    I LOVE reading in the bath; many of my books have become water damaged because of this! I would download some classics like Wuthering Heighs, Gone with the Wind, and Valley of the Dolls.

  536. paige chandler says:

    In bed, in the evening, with the phone and TV turned off.

  537. Judie says:

    I could read anywhere I want to read! What a wonderful idea.

    I would download “The Scarlet Pimpernel” for re-reading, The latest Scarpetta book by Patricia Cornwall, mysteries by all my favorite authors. … How much storage room does a Kimble have? What an exciting give-a-way.

  538. angie says:

    I would download “Ben Hur”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “The King’s Speech.”

  539. McKim says:

    I would download and read all the Catherine Coulter FBI series books.
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  540. McKim says:

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  541. Annie says:

    I would download all of the latest Jennifer Chiaverini novels – they are stories centered around quilting. Then I would look for some mysteries to read. I read mostly before I go to sleep. A kindle would be a great thing to have – no more figuring out what to do with the books when you are done. I guess it could be considered being green!

  542. Kirstin says:

    Hmmmm….I’d probably download some of my favorite magazines

  543. Lorraine says:

    Thanks for the chance to enter this worldwide. I would download the newest No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency novel, or a Janet Evanovich book, or maybe even reread some Jane Austen. And I would like to be reading it on the front deck of my beach condo.

  544. MelissaO says:

    I really don’t know the selection for Kindle titles as I’ve not researched it very much, but I have a fairly eclectic taste in fiction, so I’d probably be downloading some juicy crime novels, epic histories, contemporary classics, etc. My favorite place to read is in bed…can’t sleep without reading first!

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  545. Jessica says:

    I would probably be downloading a lot of home renovation books. We are looking for a house and just found the “perfect” neighborhood. All the houses in the neighborhood were built before 1950, so we will probably be doing a lot of updating very soon:)

  546. Mary says:

    I’d love to download and re-read all Charles Dickens – they are magnificent stories and it’s been too long since I actually read them.
    Favorite place to read – cold days, the white slipcovered loveseat in the bay window of my bedroom, looking out over the front garden. Warmer days, in the Victorian gazebo in the back garden, ceiling fan on low, nice cup of tea and a few English biscuits within reach – chocolate Digestives always a winner!

    Please enter my name – I would love a chance to win. Thanks Sarah.

    P.S. I’ll be home in Devon come May, yippee!

  547. John Stetson says:

    It’s time to reread Atlas Shrugged to see how Ayn Rand predicted many of the things we are seeing occur today..

  548. tracy davis says:

    On the bus

  549. Victoria says:

    I am a follower.

  550. Janna Johnson says:

    I would download the chicken soup for the soul books! I like to read in bed!
    thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson

  551. Victoria says:

    My favorite place to read is in the bath, then on the beach and then in bed. I love the classics, some historical fiction, devotional reading, and I have more cookbooks than I have place for and of course I must have my gardening books. I grow roses and veggies. My newest fave cookbook is Darina Allen “The Forgotten Skills of cooking” from Ireland. It is like a test book but I am reading it every spare minute I get. What a generous soul you are Sarah! You share your beach, and your gifts in decorating and photography and the best giveaways online!

  552. debbie says:

    I’d start by getting some Barbara Kingsolver on there. And I’d love to have some cookbooks – how convenient would that be? I love the Moosewood books so I’d start with those.
    And I love to read in a big chair in my den but this would probably free me up to read anywhere!

  553. debbie says:

    I’m a gfc follower.

  554. Jacob says:

    I love to read outside! The beach is the best place followed by a porch/sunroom/deck or maybe by a pool. It is just so relaxing!! I would first download the book ‘Pirate Latitudes’ by Michael Crichton (actually probably several of Michael Crichton’s books) and some spy thrillers.

  555. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    oh my what books would i down load, That’s a long answer, I love books from the classics to murder mysteries and crime stories, I love reading memoirs about all different kinds of people, musicians, actors, and other well known people. I love cook books of which I have several in books but i’m sure i’ll continue by adding them to kindle. I love crafting and doll houses and gardening I would check all those topics out. Then to find the time to enjoy them all

  556. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    Where I like to read, my favorite spot is outside in a comfortable lawn chair, I won’t notice a thing until it gets to dark to read, I used to float in the swimming pool and read, that was heavenly but we don’t have a pool anymore so the lawn chair will do

  557. Rachelle says:

    I read everywhere but the bathroom – never go anywhere with out a book… I would read my favorite classics Chopin, Austen, and my addictive thrillers, Patterson, Gerrison… Great giveaway – thanks!

  558. Amelia says:

    I love to read wherever and whenever I get the chance…this year has been all about revisiting childhood favs: Anne of Green Gables, Narnia, Little House, etc.. It is so crazy how differently these books read now that I’m a parent!

  559. cathy miller / rewcath says:

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  561. Jacob says:

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  563. cathy miller / rewcath says:

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  564. Amanda K says:

    I have been reading all of my old Christopher Moore books lately, and they are getting pretty ratty!!

  565. Marcie says:

    I would read Steig Larsson’s books, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc. Best place to read is snuggled under the covers of my bed in winter. In summer it’s on the front porch in my swinging rattan chair.

  566. Mrs. Z says:

    My favorite place to read is snuggled up in bed! I have really been wanting to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

  567. Cujo says:

    I’d read lots of parenting books since we’ve just welcomed a little girl into our family.

  568. Cujo says:

    Best place to read is the bathroom. It’s where you won’t be disturbed ~ very much.

  569. Aisling says:

    I’d love to download some cookbooks and some mysteries. It would be so marvelous to have books at my command wherever I happened to find myself with free time. My favorite reading spot is the recliner in the living room.

  570. Aisling says:

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  572. Jimmy says:

    I would download books by Chelsea handler. She’s very funny.

  573. Leisa says:

    I would love to download so much – I don’t think I would know where to start. The ability to have access to beautiful books without the bigger expense would be a dream! I will link now to my FB page!

  574. Dru says:

    I would download books I want to read that are big and bulky if not on an ereader, like The Wise Man’s Fear, or guilty pleasures, like Ava Gardner Love is Nothing, the latest books from my trashy authors like Laurell K Hamilton or the latest Sookie Stackhouse. What a lovely giveaway. And I read waiting for kids,in the car or in the various activity waiting rooms, or in bed.

  575. A-Ree says:

    I would download tons – I always have time to kill when waiting for my kids to finish their extra-curricular activities. I love Jodi Picoult & also reading trilogies…My definite most favourite spot to read is on a balcony looking over the beach with a nice glass of wine

  576. jan says:

    It used to be the bath and the beach as favourte reading hideouts but now with 3 teenagers
    and a 2 yr old my best place of escape is in my chook yard….yes chook yard ….under the gum trees (sometimes with
    a kookaburra or two) with a distant view of the beach ……the little boy chases the
    egg layers and I get some fresh air…sitting on a vintage garden bench of course…………..

  577. Mike says:

    I am on a Steinbeck kick right now. So, Grapes of Wrath, Sweet Thursday, Travels with Charlie, etc. The new CJ Box book is coming out soon, so I’d get that. And download all of Joseph Wambaugh’s books – it’s been a while since I read those… Anything Clancy or Robert Heinlien…

  578. Mike says:

    My favorite place is a back table at the local steakhouse, in the semi-dark with a cup of coffee and a smile…

  579. reallycool31 says:

    I like to read in bed or on the sofa, heated throw casually resting over the full length of my body. I would like to read “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne.

    Thanks for sponsoring the contest !

  580. Valerie says:

    Yes! I’m desperate for a kindle!!! I read in bed at night, on the lounge in the afternoon, on the deck on a sunny day (but not at the beach often and if I had a kindle, I’d have to be careful of sand!). I’d be uploading cookery books, Jamie’s a favourite, probably a few Di Morrisey’s, Maggie Alderson, Patricia Shaw plus those who I’ve been wanting to read for awhile .. the list is long.

  581. Bande says:

    I would like to read some Sherlock Holmes stories

  582. Stian K. says:

    If I’m drawn, the kindle would be a birthday gift for my mother. She’s really keen on Vladimir Megre’s Ringing Cedar series.

  583. Christine Aldinger says:

    oh with summer coming i would Really love to win this….i’m a romantic at heart so i would dl some D. Steele

  584. Lisa Dion says:

    I love to read outside on our deck when it nice and sunny and warm. I like to read the historical romance books

  585. Lisa Dion says:

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  586. Marleen says:

    I love the books from Brazilian writer Paolo Coelho. Very inspiring and easy to read.
    Also the book from Belgium writer Geert Kimpen (translated in 15 languages), the Boy learning about Kabbala.
    Because it is written not just as Info, but more as a Novel.

    Hopefully I may use the Amazon Kindle in the future. Fingers crossed. <3 Marleen

  587. Deborah says:

    I like historical novels at the beach.

  588. ky2here says:

    Geez – I have such a backload of books to read. It would be mostly contemporary fiction with some new biographies/autobiographies. I can read anywhere if I have a Kindle. Probably outside since the weather is getting nicer.

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  589. ky2here says:

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  590. Kristi C says:

    My favorites are the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, anything by Patricia Cornwell, and the classic “The Count of Monte Cristo.” I love to read while sitting outside on my front porch with a cup of coffee.

  591. Sandra Chapin says:

    I follow on GFC, and could so use this to get some reading that I haven’t been doing for awhile done.

  592. Jen says:

    My favorite book recently was The Help :)

  593. MichelleD says:

    Oohh…. awesome giveaway!! :) I would not know where to start!! I would love to download some cooking books, novels, poetry, but I would probably start with some classics!! I have been wanting to read Wurthering Heights, so I would probably start with that!!! Great, great giveaway!

  594. MichelleD says:

    I signed up to follow ya!! :)

  595. Raelene says:

    Well, working in a library I get to see so many books, but I have to admit what gets my heart beating fast are decorating and landscaping books and magazines! Here are some I would download to a Kindle (our library actually does this)…The Comforts of Home, Domino: The Book of Decorating…The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures…Thrifty chic : interior style on a shoestring…The homemade home : 50 thrifty and chic handmade projects…High Altitude Western Gardening, Beach house style : designing spaces that bring the beach to you…Shabby chic interiors : my rooms, treasures, and trinkets…omg I could go on and on!

    I would also look at all the wonderful online blogs like yours (btw yours is my fav)!!!

    My favorite place to read lately is sitting in my favorite chair, with a cup of hot cocoa, next to a fire, all bundled up on these cold days…Next would be in the yard on a warm day, soaking in some rays…Starbucks…the beach…next to a lake in the mountains…
    Life is good.

  596. Wow — great giveaway!! I would download ‘Shantaram’ — it’s been on my “to read” list for ages! Another perk? It’s a pretty big book (I think ~900 pages?) and so carrying it around on the Kindle would be so much easier :)


  597. I’m also now following you!

  598. Lindsay says:

    I love to read during my lunch break at a little cafe down the street from where I work. The cafe also sells antiques, which occasionally end up in my house :) My taste in books varies a lot, depending on my mood. But my favorite author is probably Gabriel Garcia Marquez (100 years of solitude and Love in the time of Cholera). Even though I read the english translation, his style is so poetic and his imagery is so beautiful.

    My other favorite book is a kids book called The Phantom Tollbooth. If you haven’t read it, READ IT. It’s adorable and so fun.

  599. loni says:

    I am really into Martha Stewart right now, so I am sure I would download any of her books I can find!

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  600. Lark says:

    I would download books for my kids mostly. My 12 year old has been begging me for one and loves to read! Sharing might become an issue, but I’m sure I could work something out!

  601. Sue E says:

    I would download some Rachel Raycookbooks and some books like Dr Seuss for me to read to my 3yr old. My favorite place to read is in the backyard in our gazebo.

  602. Sue E says:

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  605. joyce tx says:

    oh- j d robb mysteries would be nice..or a gardening in TX books…..or the latest decorating magazines…… the list is endless! Best place? right on the patio under the umbrella with an iced coffee & my feet up. Yep- that would be good!

  606. kate says:

    I would download Coastal Living magazine, my biographies, mysteries, etc. I do a lot of reading on my front porch and in my sunroom while I have my Ipod playing soft music in the back ground. That is total relaxation and of course a nap doesn’t hurt either.

  607. Angelica says:

    My favorite place to read is at the beach. Though I live 5 minutes away–I don’t get to spend as much time there as I’d like. I love to read your blog because it takes me there when I cannot go myself. So . . . I actually have to listen to audiobooks in the car on my way to and from work. Not nearly as nice as sitting and reading, but it sure makes the commute a lot easier to take! I have an eclectic taste in books, so I read alot of everything. I would download Maeve Binchy novels and carve out some beach time– drinking it all in and loving every minute of it!

    Joined your GFC, I have “liked” you on facebook for some time now!

  608. Serge B says:

    I would download some crossword puzzles, ever since I stopped getting a daily paper I miss a good crossowrd!

  609. Heather H. says:

    I’ll be loading up on a lot of memoirs and will start with Decision Points by George W. Bush. I read the first book of the Steig Larsson series and loved it so I would download the next two books! My absolute favorite place to read is on our back deck, under the umbrella, with the tiki torches going to keep the bugs away! So excited as this is the first day of spring.
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  616. June says:

    Committing to reading would be the first challenge,,,but if so blessed with this modern invention,,,would love decorating books, on cottage style, french style, and southern style. The Help is on my list also. Just finished Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Classics from Jane Austen,and the Bronte sisters etc. Do magazines work too,,,those would be nice also. Thanks so much!

  617. oldfashionedgirl says:

    I would use it for my book group picks….several members have them and have wowed us with their ability to buy a new book on the spot when someone recommends it…our next book is Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne. I like to read in bed or on the couch, but with warm weather coming here in the US, I’d love to use it outside on our screen porch while enjoying a nice breeze and a cool drink while sitting on the swing.

  618. Jennifer from WI says:

    I would download a few of my favorite fiction authors and some recipe books. With a 5 year old who is in school 2 1/2 hrs a day , I don’t have time to go to the library any more, BUT I do like to get to school about 5 minutes early so I have some quiet time, reading, listening to the radio or making my grocery lists. It would be great for bedtime reading as well as you don’t have to hold the pages back. An awesome giveaway.

  619. Sheila K. says:

    I love mysteries and thrillers so I would download some fabulous ones to read by the pool!

  620. what a fabulous giveaway i would like to look at decorating, and novels……thank you for the opportunity to enter….

  621. Daniel M says:

    all the scifi books i’ve missed over the past 5 years

  622. Debbie Giambrone says:

    My favorite place to read is outside by the pool….download decorating bookds

  623. Maria says:

    Book – Heaven is for Real
    Favorite place to read – snuggled in bed after everyone is asleep

  624. Pam says:

    How very generous you are!

    The first books I would download are the Elizabeth Peters Egyptian books. Then I would download Seth Godin’s books. And where would I read these? Out on my front porch – it’s finally SPRING!

  625. Ginny says:

    I love to read in my bed! I’d download mystery books, anything by James Patterson, Janet Evanovich & scrapbooking books!

  626. Susan says:

    I’m with you, love to read in the tub. Well, actually not exactly in the tub with you….decorating books, Peter Mayle’s books on Provence, Nancy Atherton cozies, Greek cooking books (getting more interested in it), my fav publisher is Baen books (sci fi and fantasy) and as I can’t afford new books, I spend a lot of time at our library. Can’t read fast enough sometimes…and my house looks like it! I can read the local paper where my mom and sisters live and keep up that way. I work part time at my kids’ school as an upper school lunch monitor so I spend a lot of time outside & this would be nice as I make my way around the parking lot to make sure they aren’t killing each other, making out in the corner or other silly stuff like that. And I could d/l and discuss the books that they are reading and discussing. OT, but I swear, I’ve never run into kids before that are waiting for the bus and discussing Nietsche, Moby Dick, Milton’s Paradise and arguing over exactly WHAT the author was trying to say. Of course, these same silly kids fill water balloons and throw them at each other….in the snow. Back On Topic now…in all actuality….I’d probably turn around and send it to my recently deployed son….he’ll be gone for minimum of a year and probably til July 2012…but we had a lovely chat via FB this AM so mom’s happy!

  627. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the chance to enter :) As a mother of 4 (9 year old triplets + 1 surprise 7 year old *giggle*) I would download my favorite magazines that I never have a chance to read, a few classic novels that I have always meant to get around to reading, inspirational poetry, cookbooks on Southern Food and *some* might say that I should probably download some kind of self-help book for OCD decorating… when my life is chaos, I rearrange! ha! ha! ha! My poor little family NEVER know what they are coming home to! Thank you againfor the opportunity and I truly enjoy your blog!

    Best Wishes,

  628. Totally Awesome!! Pamie G

  629. Kathy Julian says:

    I would read historical books – I’m intrigued about the times of Anne Bolyne and others. I would curl up w/ a cozy blanket on my shabby chic room I just remodeled!

  630. Well, with this many entries, I don’t think I have much of a chance but I’m sharing what I would do with it anyway. I would love to have access to many cookbooks but so often I see different decor books and magazines highlighted on blogs I follow and I would love to be able to read those. I like to cozy up on the sofa on a Saturday morning and read before everyone gets up. Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!

  631. Susan says:

    And I shared it on FB…figure some friends will be coming your way.

  632. Teresa says:

    woops forgot to anwer your questions. i would like to read nice relaxing novels at bedtime. my favorite [place to read is in bed before i fall asleep. so relaxing and mind clearing

  633. jerikay says:

    another amazing bc giveaway!
    i love to read on my front porch, sofa or in bed!
    so many great reads out there! a few that have recently piqued my interest… the CS Lewis signature classics, Mother Teresa’s no greater love, made to crave Lysa Terkeurst, organized simplicity Tsh Oxenreider

  634. Jodi Robertson says:

    I love paper books but I read a lot and having a kindle would make it so easy to read where ever I go. With a little baby there is so much to take where ever we go and a book for mummy often doesn’t fit in. I am loving the classics at the moment. Jane Austine, CS Lewis but I also love to get into new books and try new authors. My book shelves are full of books I love but a Kindle would allow me to try new things before I add more paper to my library.

  635. Andrea at Big Creek Cottage says:

    I have been wanting one of these forever!!!! I love Mary Kay Andrews novels….and need to get back to reading them…..I also want to read the pioneer womans cookbook and new book……..my best reading spot is in bed….I love to read in bed….but also love to read on the beach…wish I lived at the beach…I would get a ot more reading done for sure!!!!!

  636. Diana L says:

    I would read Stieg Larson’s Girl who kicked the hornets nest. I curl up on the sofa with my feet up on the coffee table. Yes the pioneer woman book is on my list too. Camping at the beach would be the best place to read!

  637. I don’t know if my entry posted the other day–computer issues–so here goes…
    I LOVE sleazy romance novels at the beach-which is my fav place to read!!!

  638. joined your Google Friend thingy :)

  639. Ineedavacation says:

    I love the idea of loading the Kindle with my romance novels, the Sunday paper, and my kids’s books! I do not belong to any social networks. :)

  640. Deneen says:

    Art magazines home magazines……

  641. alycep says:

    Cookbooks, mysteries and spiritual books would be my choices to download. I would read them in my bed and also when I go to the coffeehouse.

  642. Cynthia says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I spend six months of the year travelling so this would be a wonderful addition to my luggage and would make it lighter as I wouldn’t have to lug so many books around. My favourite place to read is curled up on the couch and my reading material usually consists of fiction. At the moment I am enjoying Joanna Trollope and am in the middle of one of her latest, “Friday Nights”. Thanks for the chance to win the Kindle.

  643. elizabeth p says:

    I would love to have my cookbook collection in a Kindle, then I would begin to add my thriller and romance books.

  644. Kim Cook says:

    Come July I’d like to curl up in bed and read Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story!!!

  645. Arica says:

    my favorite place is my bed right after a hot shower.. the smell good/comfort factors make for an ideal setup for me! i would be sure to download some classics, like treasure island, tale of two cities.. and the whole chronicles of narnia. I LOVE CS LEWIS. rumor has it you can also download magazines and papers.. i would definitely look into that! PICK ME! (:

  646. Arica says:

    and i’m definitely following via google! LOVE YOUR BLOG.

  647. Leslie Anne says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win a kindle – AWESOME! I would love anything by Ted Dekker or Beverly Lewis – well, most any Christian fiction is right up my alley! I also love the self-help books by Emilie Barnes – like her 15-Minute Home and Family Organizer, Emilie’s Creative Home Organizer, More Hours in My Day, If Teacups Could Talk, Time Began in a Garden and Things Happen When Women Care. She has just written so many helpful books, along with some devotional books as well.
    Where do I like to read? If I have a good book in my hand, anywhere I am is my favorite place to read!

  648. Leonie says:

    I love a good action who done it. e.g Lee Child & Micheal Connelly I am also a big fan of James Patterson & Bryce Courtney, I love to read in bed before I go to sleep in fact I do that every single night!

  649. Claire Splan says:

    I would love to have a Kindle to download gardening books onto so that I can read them on the deck looking out into my garden.

  650. Natascha Woods says:

    I would load it with my favorite authors! Janet Evanovich, Stephen King, Erick Jerome Dickey, Marcus Major, & E. Lynn Harris! My favorite curl-up spot would be my bedroom, so I can take a quick “vacation” before bedtime!

  651. Tovah says:

    Hi there!

    Well let’s see, I might do some old favorites like The Hero and the Crown or the Blue Sword and then add some new books like Pegasus and well, I’m sure I could find something that isn’t young adult…but it would appear that I am on a Robin Mckinley kick…and I love to read all curled up in bed with all my many pillows and my fluffy white duvet cover with my dog at my feet. Thanks!

  652. Kay says:

    I’d load it up with Terry Pratchet’s very funny books. I am just about to do a long (720k) walk across France.. I can’t take books as I have to carry everything in my pack so this would be perfect

  653. *Alex* says:

    Oh all the old faves would be musts: Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Gone With the Wind, Little Women, Yeats, Poe, Thoreau…OH and tons of cookbooks for more delicious vegan treats for me & my honey! That little kindle would be full by the next day guaranteed… :D

  654. Noemi says:

    I am really a bookworm, so I would download thousands of books and I would read them in my bed, every night right before I fell asleep :)

    Thanks for the chance, what a fabulous giveaway!

  655. Neringa says:

    i would download all the different books – would be the whole library -. probably would read it outside when the weather is nice. it’s really nice to relax that way

  656. Terri P. says:

    What *wouldn’t* I download on it?? My first DL’s would probably be some of my favorite titles: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind in the Willows; To Kill a Mockingbird; and at least one Bill Bryson book. Some knitting, crochet and craft books would probably follow. I would fill it up fast, I’m sure! I love to read in bed or lying on the sofa, preferably with a nice rain falling and just a little background noise. Thanks!

  657. Terri P. says:

    I’m a new GFC follower (Terri).

  658. Terri P. says:

    Shared on Tumblr: http://dahbou.tumblr.com/

  659. Debbie C says:

    I would download the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz and a few of his other novels that I have missed. While he is often classified as being in the “horror” genre, to me, I find he writes more about his characters, everyday people in odd circumstances.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  660. Debbie C says:

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect/Blogger. (Debbie C)

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

    I forgot to say that my favorite place to read is on a plane, because that means I am on vacation!

  661. Elaine in Laguna says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway! I’d download magazines like Cottage Style, Flower and Victoria. I’d also use it to read outside on my wicker sofa — That would be relaxing! Reading many decor books while sipping lemonade! What a great way to start Spring!

  662. Carol F says:

    I would download and read What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz. I love scary books and I love to read the curled up in bed.
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  663. Jennifer says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I would happily read Country Living Magazine after I’ve put my kiddos to bed… curled up on my comfy old white sofa with my kitty Sara curled up on my lap:) Yay for me time!!! I really enjoy reading your blog every morning with a hot cup of coffee. Your daily thoughts and observations put a smile on my face and I adore all your white, shabby, eye candy, great inspirations for those of us who love a beautiful home but have a small budget:) You’re such a blessing!

    warmest wishes,

    ***Jenna Carey ( Florida coast)

  664. Sue E says:

    Shared on Twitter–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/49819421128134656

  665. Maria says:

    Added link to FB – forgot to tell you WHERE I’d read – down at the beach, of course!

  666. Maria says:

    Also joined up at Google friend connect! How Fun!

  667. Linda says:

    I would download the Harry Potter series.

  668. Linda says:

    I follow you on GFC(Linda G)

  669. Merisa says:

    I would read many cookbooks…and I would read them when the kids go to bed. Probably on the couch!

  670. Judith says:

    I’d download Ruth Rendell mysteries and read them in my kitchen.

  671. Sally says:

    My favorite place to read is on the porch, followed by bed, followed by the hammock.

  672. Kathy M. says:

    I would definitely get some cookbooks for it. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks so much!! Here’s hoping!!!

  673. Kathy M. says:

    I posted a link on my FB page.

  674. Kathy M. says:

    I also Tweeted about the giveaway.

  675. Kathy M. says:

    And, finally, I joined up through Google Friend Connect. Thanks again!!!

  676. Catherine says:

    I would download Southern Lit anthologies and read on the porch, in bed, at the doc’s office, in the airport (and on the plane), and it would be the perfect treasure to take on a cruise. Ah, reading from the balcony on a ship. Priceless.

  677. I heart decorating books…….Cottage Living, Comforts of Home, Pale & Interesting, Decorate (Holly Becker’s new book!!!!), Romantic Prairie Style, Cheap Chic, Flea Market Style, Thrifty Chic, Pure Style Living, Home (Anita Kashual). AND oh SO MANY baking books……..The Commonsense Kitchen, Urban Pantry, Miss Dahls, Sarabeth’s Bakery, A Homemade Life, Delicious Days, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet……Mmmmmm!!

    My favorite place to read is on my couch in my living room nestled in a blanket with a cup of coffee :)

    Thanks for the give-a-way!!

  678. deana c says:

    I would download anything by Kristen Hannah on it and would definately read this while lounging on my back deck in the afternoon sun! calvad at aol dot com

  679. Jenn S. says:

    I would download some urban fantasy books and a few mysteries too.

  680. Jenn S. says:

    Following via Google Friend Connect: JennS

  681. Lori R. says:

    A really good bird identification book is a must. My two favorite reading spots are the tub and pool side. Great giveaway!

  682. Tonya Dean says:

    Right now I”m reading up on smoothies and smoothie recipes. And any low-fat or fat-free cookbooks. I read everything on my pc but would love a kindle so I can read outside in a lawn chair soaking up the sun.


  683. Tonya Dean says:

    New GFC follower – Tonya Dean
    Thanks for the chance!


  684. Becky D says:

    I just love to read…..I am very much reminded of that as I pack my books to move. I have struggled to pack them because….what happens if I want to read one in the month before I move so I had the mission to read as many as I could before I packed them. It kind of slows down the packing. What I read depends on the day. Perhaps to day is a simple happy love story or maybe it is a crime drama where the investigators use extra senses to solve the crime. Some days it is light hearted science fiction others it is a biography of an amazing person or at least one that thought they were just a person but did amazing things. Maybe the crime drama has a tinge of romance or perhaps it doesn’t. Sometimes it is following a group of characters that have become friends through a series of books such that you are almost sad to finish because you will miss them.

    I love to read everywhere. On a plane, on the beach, in bed, on the couch, floating in my pool, soaking in my tub, while I eat, while I exercise, and I listen while I drive. I wish I could read while I ride but unfortunately that doesn’t work but listening to an audio book works.

  685. Victoria Melhado says:

    I would download classic books if I had the opportunity to receive this. The best places to read are definitely the beach, in the tub, and at the park :)

  686. Belle says:

    I don’t particularly enjoy reading but I think if I had this I would read more. (I prefer digital than on paper)

    I would read anything by Donald Miller :)

  687. Isabel Brown says:

    I would download all of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels like “Tarzan” and all the Jane Austen novels. I would also download some reference books too and get my daughter some textbooks for college.

  688. Nick says:

    I enjoy reading next to a fire, though this time of year wouldn’t really be a great time to sit next to a fire place. I like reading political ramblings of serious right and left wingers, makes it easier to figure out that not many people are crazies, just the people that write the books and talk about politics.

  689. Sharon says:

    I would read Eat, Pray, Love. I know I’m way late but instead of reading it I gave it to my daughter! My favorite place to read is on the beach but more commonly on the sofa. Love your blog and I’ve signed with the friend connect.

  690. Jane says:

    I just want to say I love your website and check it regularly for decorating ideas! I would read anything and everything on a kindle! I love to read and usually have to take an extra suitcase when i go on vacation just for all the books I read. A kindle would definatley cut down on the extra baggage. I love to read anywhere – curled up in my favourite chair, the couch, beach, bed, boat or also in the tub. I think the first thibg I would pick to read would be Jen Lancaster’s new book “My Fair Lazy”. I lover her witt, humour and the crazy situations she always gets into. Thanks for running the contest and look forward to many more ideas from you.!

    p.s. posted a link on my Facebook page so more people can find you!

  691. Amy C says:

    I would download Pride & Prejudice because it is my favorite. I have always wanted to read My Life in France by Julia Childs. I would also want to download some of her cookbooks too. My favorite place to read is in the bathtub but I would be to scared with a Kindle.

  692. Amy C says:

    new Google Friend Connect follower :)

  693. Kelly B. says:

    I would download Little Women and read it in the bathtub–it’s my favorite place to read–hopefully I wouldn’t drop it in the tub!!!

  694. Lisa says:

    I guess I would first download the classics that I’ve never read. I can at least rely on the standard of writing there not to let me down; although I would miss the feel and smell of old books. Finishing reading them would be interspersed by the additions of recent bestselling fiction and young adult novels that I find interesting. I’ve recently discovered Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London/Midnight Riot and in turn, the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I was also recommended The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. As to where I would peruse the digital tomes: In bed firstly, then outside in the shade with a few pillows and a drink, then maybe on the sofa, also surrounded by pillows, a drink, and possibly a blanket. For me comfort is key. I’ve never tried in the tub, although I hear it’s really great. I think it’s because I’d rather not take the chance of accidentally immersing a book (digital or otherwise!) in liquid.

  695. Kathy S says:

    I would download my cookbooks, so when I visit my grown “kids,” and their families I can cook my favorite meals for them. I would also download specific decorating articles to bring with me when I shop for items for my home. I would definitely download all of the works of Charles Dickens. This is on my bucket list of things to do before I die….My major in college was English Literature, and I’ve already read the works, but since that was 40 years ago…I do so want to read all of them again. My reading would be done anywhere and everywhere…whenever I have a free moment, I will read! Thanks for this lovely giveaway.
    ps: As a photographer, I am so impressed and inspired by the photos that you take and post on your website!

  696. Lisa says:

    I would download parenting tips/books/ideas as a new Mama to my baby girl. :-) thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I’d LOOOVE a kindle…

  697. Lisa says:

    I follow on Google connect!

  698. RobdeC says:

    Hi, Sarah! My Kindle would probably have “The Little Prince” by de Exupery. This is one book that would present itself a different meaning for every period in my life that I read it. It is such a “generous” book and I always learn so much – reading it is always a new experience. “The Bridge Across Forever” by Richard Bach is another favorite. More than the usual love story it is a story of the “journey” that the heart takes while in a relationship. For an action-packed adventure, Edith Hamilton’s “Greek Mythology” is a must for me, and for poetry – because there should always be a bit of poetry in our lives – Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet.”

    My perfect reading spot is always by the windowsill (any windowsill!) where the light is always perfect. Whether it is in my parent’s house in the province or a commercial beach resort, I make it a point to make that corner of the room a marvelous place to read!

  699. Beth says:

    I would download some of the classics I’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to. My favorite place to read is curled up on the sofa with an afghan.

  700. Erin E says:

    I would love to re-read all of my favorite James Patterson books on it, and also discover some new pregnancy books. I love to read on our oversized L shaped sofa. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  701. Erin E says:

    I follow you via Google Friend Connect (Sewmuchstuff).
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  702. Melinda says:

    My mom got one for Valentine’s day and loves it…now maybe I have a chance too right?! I would definitely download a bit of Jane Austin as well as the latest cookbooks from the Food Network chefs. Good words and good food : )

  703. Melinda says:

    Just twittered the giveaway! Hoping, hoping, hoping to win…

  704. wendy says:

    I would download Diane Palmer and Harry Potter Series

  705. LauraW says:

    I’d download just about anything and everything. I love to read! I also love to read in my papasan chair, so comfy!

  706. Vicky says:

    I really love to read and so does my husband so we would have everything from Jodi Picoult to Stephen King.

  707. Carrie says:

    I want to download all of the classics! I generally read on the sofa, but have been known to read at work as well. ;)

  708. Angela says:

    I would download the Harry Potter series, Water for Elephants, the Millennium Series, and Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie, which is a free cookbook that looks like it’s chock full of interesting recipes. Did I mention it’s absolutely free to download for Kindle users? Oh, yes. It is indeed:

    The best place to read books for me is in the bath. Cookbooks, on the other hand, I’ll save for reading in the kitchen. ;)

  709. nicole says:

    I would download the newest J.R.Ward book and I love to read in the tub. They make waterproof boxes for kindles too.

  710. nicole says:

    I am a GFC follower (coliebear).

  711. Paula S says:

    I would download one of my all-time favourites – Pride and Prejudice – as my battered and much-loved copy went missing a few years back. I miss it! Then I would go and sit by the creek at our local park and let the kids stay as long as they liked!!

    Cheers, and thanks for the chance at a really great prize. P.xx

  712. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I like to lay on the couch to read

  713. kittycardero says:

    I would get the new Maeve binchy book, Minding Frankie. I like to read in a bubble bath, in bed or on my lounger outside.

  714. Minnie says:

    I would definitely get cookbooks on this one, and non-fiction books like the ones by Malcolm Gladwell. I like Christian literature as well so am looking forward to reading those on a thrifted vintage bench I got in an antique market. Totally inspired by your blog and your own thrifting adventures. :) It’s in my room, across from the window facing the neighbor’s garden. Fantastic view!

  715. Crystal says:

    As an English teacher, I would love to say that I plan to download some classic literature and inspiring writers.

    To be honest, it will be decor books, teen fiction and chick lit all the way!!

    My favourite place to read is either in bed, or in the hammock on the verandah.

  716. Ashleigh says:

    I would totally put all of the Harry Potter books on it so I don’t have to lug around those huge books. And my fvorite place to read is all snuggled up on my bed or out in the sun!

  717. Jill Myrick says:

    The first book that I would download is “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks as it’s my favorite book. But I also love reading anything by James Patterson as well.
    My favorite place to read is a lounge that I have placed under a window.
    I love that the sun shines in just so during the day. And it’s the perfect place to curl up and read during the cooler months.


  718. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Google Friends Connect as Jill Myrick.


  719. Helen Headley Faringer says:

    I would take it to Cannon Beach stretch out in my beach chair, pour a glass of wine, and read my book list from book club. (The Help, Alice I have Been, My Antonia, Princess of Cannon Beach, Zoo Keeper’s Wife)!

  720. jane gray says:

    my favorite place to read is sitting on a beach chair on my dock (or on the beach) or sitting on my deck. . . but it’s too cool here for that yet. so i have to be content with reading in my recliner in the living room and in bed. if i win the kindle, i will be reading memoir after memoir on it (along with some decorating books). and some good fiction. and. . . and. . . and. . . ok, i just love to read!! :)

  721. Rebecca Adams says:

    The first book(s) I would download would be the J.D.Robb books. It’s what I call mind candy. Maybe some of David Weber’s books about the hradani champion? I have three favorite authors, and I go to each depending on my mood. Police drama/mystery (with Robb’s), Fantasy (like David Weber) or historical – Stephen Lawhead does some intense historical fantasy. I rarely come out of a library or bookstore with just one book so it’s hard to say which one. I would spend a few hours seeing what I could afford and download them all! Where is my favorite place to read? ANYWHERE! It’s one reason I want a kindle, so I can take it with me. In the car, waiting for whomever I taxi’d that day, riding with my husband (if he’s the taxi driver of the day), on the beach and (broken back – waah) when I’m on the heating pad. Waiting rooms? No problem! In a corner? Yes. My all time favorite place to read? In a quiet hidden corner of the yard on a hammock. Absolute heaven!!

  722. Ashley says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I love to read! I would get anything by Beth Moore or Priscilla Shirer!

  723. Ashley says:

    I am following you now! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you!

  724. Anna says:

    I would download all the interesting Detox Books! And read them in my very comfy Hammock!

    Thanks for the chance!

  725. sl says:

    I would read Nicholas Sparks’s books.

  726. Lee Mills says:

    Wow to read ANYWHERE is a real treat…hmmm let me see I love travel adventures…books like “A Thousand Nights in Venice”, “Pardon my French” and so on….and a good inspiring cookbook…and home decorating and interior books…and…and…okay so you get the picture….thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway, I have just ‘discovered’ YOU and I WILL BE BACK!

  727. Mandie says:

    I would totally download the Harry Potter books…those things are stinkin’ ginormous! I love to read in bed on nights I can’t sleep, but I’ll read pretty much any place I get the chance… =)

  728. Mandie says:

    Ok, posted to facebook and joined the google friend connect thingy!

  729. lisaroy says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’d definitely start with some chick lit like a few Shopaholics that I haven’t gotten to yet and maybe some Marian Keyes. :)

  730. Melissa Hungria says:

    I’m a mommy of three-year-old twins, so my books have consisted of Corduroy, Curious George, Dora, and Froggy. If I had a Kindle, I’d tell them it was only for grown-ups and would read something for adults! I wouldn’t even actually be all that picky what I read or where I read!

  731. Melissa Hungria says:

    Hello again Sarah, I just posted on Facebook and joined you as a friend!

  732. Ololi says:

    This is the best give away I’ve ever seen. A little flattery goes a long way, huh :-)
    So here I go:
    I like to read on our comfy couch. But if I had a Kindle, I’d read anywhere and everywhere!
    What I’d read: All the Kurt Vonnegut stuff over again, one by one…
    A huuuuge thank you even if I do not win :-)

  733. Holly says:

    I would load all of the books by NICHOLAS SPARKS – he is my favorite author. I love to read in front of the fire. But carry a book with my all the time, having a KINDLE would make it easy to always have a book ready when I finish one.

  734. Christina says:

    hope to win

  735. Lynn says:

    I love to read anywhere, the car when traveling, the beach and in bed very early in the morning, love doing that on Sunday. I would download Jodi Picoult, decorating books, so many books so little time, just love to read just about anything. It’s would be great to have all your fav books in the same place, very convenient.

  736. Jen Harriman says:

    I know for sure I’d download all of the Twilight series. Even tho I’ve read them I need to again its been awhile. Then I’d get some of the new best sellers because I really don’t know what titles there are out there today! I’ve got 4 kids so my reading time is scarce altho I would like it to be more. I love reading outside in the hammock but its WINTER! SO i’ll read in bed lol

  737. Tammy Willet says:

    What a great giveaway! I love to read pretty much anything I can get my hands on! Right now I am reading “The New Jim Crow”, nonfiction about america’s prision system. But I also am looking forward to lighter summer reads like the Sookie Stackhouse Series! :) I read anywhere, but my favorite place is curled up in bed with a sleeping little one and a fat cat.

  738. Jen Harriman says:

    I’m a google friend follower. 1

  739. Jen Harriman says:

    I’m a google friend follower 2

  740. Annette D says:

    I would download “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy. I absolutely love his books! I am from the South and his books take me home.

  741. Annette D says:

    Following via GFC

  742. Annette D says:

    Following via GFC

  743. Dawn S. says:

    I would download all the Jane Austen books. My husband just asked me the other night if I would like a reader. I’m thinking maybe I will get one from him! I would love to have one to read in the car, appointments, anywhere I can spare a couple of minutes.

  744. I love to read an would love the Kindle. I will probably read a few of the classics again….Pride and Prejudicto , Gone with the Wind and so on. My fav place to read is the bath and the sofa curled up under the blanket late at night. Have joined you on Google connect and alredy a facebook follower. Fantastic giveaway.

  745. sorry for the typos!!

  746. Monica says:

    I would LOVE to have this so that I can download all sorts of silly trashy romances to read during the first weeklong beach getaway that I’ve been able to schedule for YEARS!

  747. Marc Hoff says:

    I would read Dickens on the back deck.

  748. Kari says:

    My daughter and I both love to read young adult fiction, so this would be a wonderful thing for us to share. My favorite place to read is in a comfy chair or at my kitchen island.

  749. Kari says:

    Following you on GFC

  750. I would love the new Kindle since I feel it would help me reconnect with my love for reading and reconnect with my Filipino culture. I would most likely download all of Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn’s books on Filipino-American culture. I would also read up on poems by Keats, Yeats and Naruda.

    My favorite spot to read is on a porch swing or a quiet cafe while having a cup of Earl Grey and some scones.

  751. Jules says:

    Ditto in the bath ! Autobiographies mainly but sometimes a little fiction if I’m feeling frivolous …. Fab-u-lous!! x

  752. KTobias says:

    Textbooks! Better Homes and Gardens! Cooking Light! Scott Westerfeld! Devon Monk! Kenneth Oppel! I read everywhere because I never know when I’ll have an extra 10 minutes here or there. Right now, I use my iPod, but sometimes the light irritates your eyes if you read on it for too long :( Kindle shouldn’t have the problem, right? :)

  753. Sue E says:

    Daily tweet–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/50227238905450496

  754. Donna Bettencourt says:

    Yay! I love that you can read a Kindle in any kind of light. These old eyes have to crack out the reading glasses as it is and this would be great!! Count me in!


  755. Susan Hahaj says:

    I love to read in bed the most! I would read a little bit of a book most likely, and then switch to a few magazines for some sweet ideas and pictures to lull me to sleep! Thanks so much for a fantastic giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

  756. Susan Hahaj says:

    I am a new google friend follower of you too! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

  757. Susan Hahaj says:

    I posted about this giveaway on FB here http://www.facebook.com/suziebutton
    susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

  758. Susan Hahaj says:

    I posted about your giveaway on my Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/SuzieButtons
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  759. darlene says:

    Wow – What a great prize!!! I would load up on cook books, esp the book, Baking From My Home to Yours. I love reading outside in the patio. Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize.

  760. DeAnn says:

    I would love to download some Mary Oliver poetry and a few of the books that have recently been recommended to me by friends, like “Room” and also some books about autism and education…i think the real question is “what WOULDN’T i download??” =)
    and i would read them while relaxing in my hammock in the backyard (as soon as the snow melts and the river recedes and it is safe to do so).

  761. Paul Arca says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird, the whole John Grisham Collection (for my mom), All the Stephen King Books (for me), and some picture books or kiddie stories for my niece.

  762. tracy says:

    I would load up some summer romances… easy reading and take-me-away. Perfect.

  763. Kim says:

    I love to read in the window seat in our bedroom overlooking the pond :)

  764. Kim says:

    I would download all of my fave kids stories for on the go and maybe some inspirational or DIY books for myself!

  765. Kim says:

    I put your giveaway on facebook!

  766. Kim says:

    I am a also a google follower!

  767. Cyndia says:

    I have the loveliest spot to read! I’ve got one of those old bungalow porches that overlooks my front garden. I sit in my porch swing, with the wind chimes tinkling behind me, and a cool glass of iced tea (sweet of course, cause that’s what we drink in the South!) on the table next to me. As to what I’d like to read on my new Kindle, it would be Southern fiction. I just heard a new book from Sarah Addison Allen has come out, called The Peach Keeper. That one is next on my list! Mary Kay Andrews, Anne Rivers Siddons, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Sue Kidd are some of my favorite authors.

  768. Stacey J. says:

    While the beach is by far the best place to read, I also choose my back porch to get lost in a good read. I would probably download a few decorating books for fun, but to get entangled in new James Patterson would be my choice!

  769. I don’t really want a Kindle…..but if you wanted to pick me…i would gladly accept.

  770. then i will possible do another FF;-)

  771. Angela says:

    I love reading mysteries, I enjoy reading on the porch when the weather is nice or in my comfy bed with a cup of tea! Thanks for the chance!

  772. Tracey says:

    I actually had to Google “Mills and Boon” … I had no idea what that was, I’d hate to miss out on something!!! :-D
    I’ll try a bit of that plus some cozy books from Gladys Taber. A bit of Julia Child and Ina Garten of course, and magazines galore!
    The Kindle is so light it would be easy for me to carry my tea, honey, and a cozy wrap to my favorite old wicker rocker on the porch ….

  773. Priscilla says:

    I’d pull the covers over my head and read scary mysteries in bed at night. I love P.D. James and and Canadian, Rosemary Aubert.

  774. Sandy Young says:

    The latest Ann Tyler book would be loaded into the Kindle and I would sit in my black leather chair with a cup of coffee and enjoy!

  775. Kelly says:

    I would download some horse training books to read while waiting on children at various lessons.

  776. Sue from NZ says:

    Firstly, I really enjoy your blog Sarah.
    I like to read autobiographies mostly. Could even say I like reading anything as long as the print is a decent size- otherwise I find myself reading the same line over. A kindle….swoon.

  777. Melissa M. says:

    I would love downloading cookbooks (love cookbooks!), the whole Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series and a book and my guilty pleasure – harlequin romances. My favorite place to read is outside on our porch and at the beach. (Yay for living in Florida!)

  778. Kat Emerick says:

    I would love to read Lucy Winchester by Christmas Carol Kauffman. Great giveaway!

  779. Happi Shopr says:

    I would grab up all the Catholic titles I could find plus cookbooks and Dean Koontz

  780. Ceinwyn says:

    I would download my favorites, such as “Flowers for Algernon” and “The Lord of the Rings”. I’d also be thrilled to explore the vast wealth of books that are self-published and available only as e-books, I bet there are some treasures out there!

  781. Ceinwyn says:

    I follow you via GFC!

  782. MK says:

    I’d download all the Dick Francis novels – I love his stuff.
    I usually read in bed.

  783. Valeen N says:

    I would love to read some Dean Koontz thrillers! I’d curl up on the sofa and get lost in the read!

  784. Sue Farrell says:

    I love cozy mysteries–especially those that have cats or dogs in them—so I’d fill it up with plenty of them plus a couple romances tossed in just for variety—then I’d head to my favorite chair outside (when it get warm enough) and read with the breeze blowing at my back and with my cat in my lap.


  785. Sue Farrell says:

    I am following you on GFC as Suekey


  786. Quanda says:

    I would download the Bible and a couple of thriller books. I love to read in my bed or in the bathtub. Thanks!

  787. Patsy Cole says:

    If I had the precious Kindle I would put my favorites like: The Thornbirds, East of Eden, anything John Steinbeck and then
    for some puzzling interest, a little of Dan Brown: Angels and Demons, Da Vinci Code and Lost Symbol. My favorite place to
    read, is usually on my bed curled up with a throw. But where I really love to read is on my lawn chaise when it’s sunny outside.

  788. katie says:

    I read in the tub. However.. I would be scared to take the kindle there (on account of the fact that more often than I like the book I am reading ends up drenched!) I also like to read in bed and in a comfy chair in the sun…I always like to have a book with me…just in case I have time to read. I would probably download the Host by Stephenie Myer as well as some Phyllis A Whitney and Mary Stewart…and maybe the frenchman’s creek by Daphne DuMaurier.

  789. Jen says:

    I had so many years of not having time to read that I’m now making up for it a little. I would read such a variety of books – from soft thrillers (currently Kerry Greenwood) to Tolstoy. My favourite place to read is propped up in bed with a cup of tea when I can have a slow morning.

  790. Ed Nemmers says:

    Kafka: I love to read in bed, surrounded by pillows!

  791. Fiona says:

    Hi Sarah, what a generous giveaway. I’d love to win!
    I like reading curled up in my armchair or in bed. I would download
    * Mitch Ablom’s books – just read 5 People you meet in Heaven and loved it so want to read Tuesdays with Morrie.
    * some crime mysteries – currently reading Daniel Silva’s series featuring Gabriel Allon
    * Jamie Oliver’s and Bill Granger’s cookbooks. nice simple recipes that work.
    cheers Fiona

  792. Fiona says:

    I’ve posted on facebook and also following using Google Friend Connect.
    cheers Fiona

  793. Bev says:

    I’ve been wanting to read Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. I love to read curled up in my bed when the house is nice and quiet. Thanks for the chance.

  794. Brian Morris says:

    I think I would down load some poetry by Robert Frost, sit by my fire place with a warm cup of tea, and ponder what Robert would have thought if he knew his poetry was being read via a kindle. A road less traveled? Perhaps not so much any more.

  795. I would download biographies. I love reading about all the amazing things people have done. I’ve never been the best reader, but I do love curling up with a good book. Or in this case, Kindle. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  796. Kim H. says:

    I would want to read all of Robert Rankin’s books. My favorites are Toyminator and it’s sequel Chocolate Hollow Bunnies of the Apocalpyse. They are based on an alcoholic bear who is a private detective. I love to read on the porch swing.

    asketcher2 at hotmail.com

  797. And I’m #400 on your Google Friend Connect! Although I’ve been subscribing to your blog much longer than that…

  798. Shawn says:

    I would download all of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books. My favorite place to read is in my bed.


  799. Gail W says:

    I would download Diana Gabaldon’s “Echo in the Bone”.

  800. Earl says:

    I would find a list of the top books and work my way through the list.My favorite place to read is the kitchen at night when its quiet.

  801. Tren Huang says:

    I want to read Sci-Fi on a beach!

  802. Katie S. says:

    What would you download to read on it? I like mysteries, sci/fi, and fantasy books best. There are a few current series that I’m reading, but mostly I’d probably get books from the Googenheim project and whatever my library would loan me. While I buy books on occasion, I borrow most from people and libraries or download freebies. Its not that I don’t support the authors, I just usually find more enjoyment in receiving knowledge and entertainment then buying it. That being said, you should see my book collection, its a little too massive – which is another reason an e-book reader would be nice.

    Let me know where your best place to read is. My 3 favorite places to read are as follows: 1st, in bed (with or without hubby warming me up). 2nd, in my office at work while I’m supposed to be working – the boss sprung for a super nice chair and my office has a door :) 3rd, believe it or not, the front passenger seat of my car. It reclines perfectly and its just comfortable and quiet – I guess its just a habit I picked up from my younger days when I didn’t have places where I could read comfortably and my car was about the only option I had.

  803. Jan Johnson says:

    Louise Penny – a fantastic mystery writer I just discovered! Or maybe the Jamers Herriot books – the All Creatures Great and Small series – I am ready to read those again!

  804. Paula says:

    So many psosiblities..some Mary Oliver and Billy Collins poetry…some mysteries, and some gardening and journaling books!

  805. Erica C. says:

    I’d download all the J.D. Salinger stories I haven’t read yet. I like to read for an hour so before I go to bed. It’s nice laying in bed all cozy with no one bothering me!

  806. Ashley says:

    I was JUST pondering getting a Kindle – I have books EVERYWHERE and my partner is getting annoyed.

    Here are books on my wish list that I would download:

    Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
    by Colum McCann

    Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
    by Matt Taibbi

    Half Baked: The Story of My Nerves, My Newborn, and How We Both Learned to Breathe
    by Alexa Stevenson

    Great site & great giveaway!

  807. Ashley says:

    Aaaand I’m on the Google site now too. Stalking complete!!

  808. Connie Richardson says:

    Books, and more Books, novels, fiction, books about animals, and tractors, and cows and children, and crafts and cookbooks. Ah to not have to go to the libarey and put my name on a waiting list for a new release, would almost be heaven. But I would miss my friends there. Just pick a book, and brew a pot of tea, and grab my favorite blanket, and put my feet up, and Read. Read late into the night, and keep reading even when you know that you will be pooped at work, because you just have to know the ending. It doesn’t matter who wrote it, it only matters that I care about the people in the book. Take the book with you everywhere you go, so you can read at the dentist’s office, or while you wait in line at the market, or while you wait for others to show up for a meeting. The only thing I can say is Please pick me.

  809. Patricia Ellis says:

    I love to read in my bed under mounds of blankets. Still cold here in the upper northeast part of the US.
    In the summer, I prefer the beach. A nice chair on a porch or deck is fine too. I love to read a book with deep meaning.
    One with depth that will leave me breathless thinking and reflecting on my own life. I like a good love story.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  810. This would be awesome for trips to the park with my three year old twins (when I’m not chasing them around). I would probably read a James Patterson book. I love light reading in the summer!

  811. I’d download all the books I’ve always wanted to read but didn’t want taking up space, like Animal Farm and Catcher in the Rye. My favorite place to read is my chaise/sofa. It’s perfect!

  812. I’m following you on google friend connect. :)

  813. I’m a GFC follower.

  814. pamq says:

    Oh, wow. How would I narrow it down??

    I would go for some decorating books which I like to drool over and then ignore.

    I love to read armchair travel books because I pretty much stay home all the time and I don’t fly. So I go to France, England and Italy a lot in my mind…….

    Otherwise, who knows. I just plain read lots.

    My favorite places to read are at the dinner table, in a big comfy chair, or in bed. :-)

  815. Albert says:

    I read anything and everything! I particularly love spy, war or secret agents novels (love you Clancy!). I also read memoirs by automotive or aerospace legends, true stories, fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, magazines, history books, and so much more! I just love going to the library and getting all sorts of books and just reading.

    I love to read in my backyard, next to my pool. The sounds of the water and nature are so relaxing, and the light is great, not too bright, but enough to see. I also love reading on the roof. I dont’ know why, something about being high up is mentally stimulating to me

  816. Melodic Mom says:

    I love to read fiction books- Fall On Your Knees, White Oleander, the Twilight Books, the Harry Potter Books, The Summerhouse. I used to like to read laying down on the couch, but now I have to read sitting up (while nursing).

  817. theresa says:

    Have to download Gone With the Wind! I have read it many times and never get tired of it. Great giveaway!

  818. colette says:

    I have something embarrassing to admit. I have read maybe 5-6 books in the last 3 years! Before having children, I read all the time & make frequent trips to the library. I love reading, but just don’t have the time to go to a bookstore or library & browse through the books to find what I want. But…..if I had the Kindle…..I could just quickly look them up & download them & have it w/ me while I am out & could read them whenever. No need to find the time/energy to get out to buy a book.

  819. I would download “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell. The description sounds so incredibly different. My favourite place to read is at our cottage… either in the sunshine on the beach or inside under a quilt while listening to the rain on the roof.

  820. MannaB says:

    I would download The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton. My favorite place to read is cuddled up on the couch with my puppy.

  821. Stump says:

    I love history books and a fantasy series called DragonLance.

  822. Terry Moore says:

    I would download some good Kingsbury Christian books and read them in my back yard porch swing out back under the tree OR I would download my blog favorites and enjoy the latest. Maybe some good decorating books read under my pergola and plan my next plan of attack for a decor change.

  823. karen h. says:

    classics like huckleberry finn, books by john grisham that i love to read over again, cookbooks & decorating books for my other passions…there are too many books to list….im a curl up on the couch & read, im a read a book in bed, and im a read whenever i can kind fo girl.

  824. Amie says:

    I would love to download classics. My favorite of all time is Anne of Green Gables! My favorite place to read is an oversized chair that sits in our family room by a window. So relaxing!

    • Amie, my 10 year old has just started to read Anne of Green Gables and I am having a hard time getting her to put it down to do chores! Good to know that it is still inspiring young readers year after year.

  825. Amie says:

    Following via GFC #1.

  826. Amie says:

    Following via GFC #2.

  827. Michelle says:

    Okay, count me in! Anything by Jodi Picoult, although I’d have to fight my teenage daughters for it lol! Thanks for the opportunity Sarah xxx

  828. I love to read mysteries, short stories, gardening books, cook books and decorating books and magazines. My favorite place to read would be curled up in a soft comfy chair with a blanket but mostly my free time to read is in a cold, hard chair AT THE RINK!!!! I have a 10 year old son in hockey – need I say more?

  829. Jami says:

    Oh, I would love to win a Kindle. I love fiction and want to read “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks & “Twilight-Eclipse”…and some of the recommendations above! My favorite place to read is sitting in the sun but considering there is 7″ of snow on the ground, my bed is the next best thing.

  830. Jami says:

    Facebooked it.

  831. Jami says:

    Clicked the Google FC a while back & have been a subscriber, my sweet.

  832. Where to start – books I love and where to read them, have you got all day!!!!

    As we move often (every 12-18months) one of the first things I do in our new rental properties is find my little reading spot! In this house I have two – one is on the patio out the back, with heaps of roses in the garden it is a perfect warm spot to sit and devour my latest novel! The other is for winter days, in the front room in a big cosy armchair next to the fireplace, this room gets the afternoon sun as well so is lovely and cosy!

    But if I could pick my favourite place to read – its on the beach! Watching the kids play in the sand and surf while I read my latest Home Beautiful Mag or novel is the best, fresh air, sun and the smells of summer all around, perfect!

    What to read – I love a good book – usually a mystery of some desciption or a thriller. The occasional romance is OK too, my all time favourite book is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult – and no I haven’t seen the movie, it would no doubt ruin the book for me.

    Love all of the great entries, seems like we all have a special place to find a few minutes to escape into a book or magazine!

  833. Am now a Google Friend/Follower! How cool is that thingy!

  834. I would love to download every Jane Austen Novel ! I would also download cookbooks namely the barefoot contessas. It would be great to be able have your recipes right there where you’re cooking!. Reading on the couch curled up with a great book is heaven! lol I also like to read in bed, helps me to wind down from the day.

  835. Kathy says:

    I would download all the free e-books that Amazon is offering including the Money Management ones…favorites.
    My favorite place to read is in bed at night.

  836. Chris says:

    I LOVE cookery books, especially vintage and usually read them before falling asleep then all that food dances in my dreams :)

  837. Kathy says:

    I posted your link on facebook!

  838. Morgan says:

    I would read ( if I got to keep it from my wife) science fiction, and read it on the lounge by the bedroom.

  839. kathy says:

    Reading is the one place i can truly relax,and i enjoy it most propped up on big pillows under an old soft quilt,or at the beach, or anyway where i have to wait,or in the kitchen waiting for the pot to boil,or well you get the idea! I enjoy reading gardening books, cook books, and a variety of authors esp. Jodi Picoult,elizabeth Berg,and Anne Lamont,to name a few…I am going to try to get through Awakenings by Oliver Sacks, i would love to try this via Kindle…Happy Spring

  840. Mechelle K. says:

    I am in love with all things nautical; the beach is the most relaxing place to be! The fresh air, the smells of summer, tanning lotions, and the waves rushing in, just a wonderful place to read. The kindle would be wonderful for all my books. My fiancé is finishing his degree as an English major and this would be the perfect graduation gift for him.

    We love books! I am looking into interior design and would love to purchase some books and having the kindle would allow me to have all of them without the bulk and weight of the books. The next books will be “American Fashion Designers at Home” & “Living Architecture.”

    Thanks for the opportunity, Bless you.

  841. Jaque R says:

    I love, love, love to read! I am big into action, thrillers, anything that gets my blood pumping. I would download Grisham, Cook, Baldacci…oh, and definitely Tammi Hoag….and I just found a new author who is exceptional, Ben Coe…a real page turner type author.

    I too enjoy reading while soaking in the tub, also sitting on the patio enjoying the natural lighting.
    Thank you for an incredible giveaway! :-)

  842. Jaque R says:

    I just joined you on Google connect….I’ve never done that before. I’m so excited that I tried something new and did it right! :-)

  843. Kat says:

    Books on Autism, Aspergers to help me with raising my 4 kids, 3 of which are on the Autistic Spectrum, Then maybe some novels for me to read when i get time ROFL haha I am hillarious Time??? what’s that. Gotta go meltdown in proceess :(

  844. reallycool31 says:

    I would read “The Power” and I love to read while reclining on the sofa or before retiring in my bed at night. Thank you for sponsoring the contest !

  845. Jessica says:

    Ohhh great giveaway. Thanks for sharing. I would have to say all of the above – I am an avid reader but first on my list is The Help and the Hunger Games series.

  846. Jessica says:

    I am following via GFC!

  847. Jo says:

    Goodness…….. I have so many good books I could recommend ….. my bookcase is groaning and would really love me to buy another…. would love to win a Kindle!!!! I read 1 to 2 books a week….. If it’s a good read you are after I an highly recommend “Juliet” by Anne Fortier… a twist on Romeo & Juliet – fantastic read!! “The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton….. an amazing read!!! (Have read it many times)…. The Happiest Refugee by Ahn Dho (should be read by all teenagers).as should Does My Head Look Big in This by Randa Abdel-Fattah (True story of aa Muslim girl deciding whether or not to don the scarf and whether or not she can keep her eyebrows neat enough!! – … The Host (written by the twilight writer – but much better!!) – pinched this one off my teenager. I could go on and on and on…… maybe it is time to give up Conveyancing and open a book store!!!

  848. Jessica says:

    I am still following via GFC haha. Oh and I forgot to mention that I also love to read in the bath, on the beach – and since I don’t live by the beach then outside on a blanket will do or even bed if I can stay awake.

  849. Bryanna P. says:

    ESPN! Anything and everything sports!
    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!

  850. bj says:

    This is so aweome, Sarah.
    Please enter my name to win…
    I would download every decorating book I could….also cookbooks…also trashy romances…:)))
    I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
    I don’t know how to do all the other things so, hopefully a couple of chances will bring this beauty into my hot, little hands. :)
    xo bj

  851. bj says:

    oops, forgot to say that my favorite place to read is all snuggled down in my comfy bed.

  852. Stacey says:

    My fav pleace to read is in bed. Followed closely by the beach!
    I am really into reading murder mystery type books.
    I have always wanted a kindle and would be thrilled to win!
    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway

  853. Hoa says:

    I love to read anywhere in my house! My favorite books are Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Demon in the Freezer, The Scarlet Letter, The Cutting, etc.


  854. Jackie says:

    That’s the beauty of an e-reader — you can take your entire collection with you and access it whenever you are bored or waiting or have time to kill. I love historical novels and then looking up and reading about the historical period. I love reading historical novels that teach you history but give you a story line so that the whole period interests you and you just have to know all of the factors involved and the details, etc. It is the only way I ever became interested in history and now am a history fanatic. I also love reading cookbooks. I don’t just read them either. I refer to them and try many of the recipes (if not too complicated). I am such an avid reader that I must schedule reading and limit my read times often, otherwise I would get nothing done.

  855. Michelle says:

    I joined your Google Friend thingy too. Forgot to mention my favourite place to read is snuggled up in bed on a cold night (most nights here in the South Island of NZ) with a glass of wine and a square or six of Whittaker’s Almond Gold chocolate – utter heaven.

  856. robert waites says:

    I would read self help and marketing books.I like to read in my bedroom where it is quiet and comfortable.

  857. Carli says:

    Anything inspirational. Cookbooks, decorating, fiction, philosophy. At the moment, I am obsessed with Japanese fashion designers. I’d download a book on that topic and read it out the back on my deck, in the afternoon, when there is a warm breeze and I have a nice glass of semillon sauvignon blanc in my other hand.

  858. Auriette says:

    My first download would be the complete works of William Shakespeare. I love to read anywhere, but I guess I most often read in bed.

  859. Tamara says:

    Wow! I love to read anything that is a mystery related. I love to read Diane Mott-Davis. She is a wonderful caterer that solves mysteries and the best part is when she adds her recipes included in the book. I love to read in the bathtub or in the car on the way to visit my grandgirls. You can never have to many books, but they take up space and a Kindle would solve that problem. Happy Reading America!!!!!

  860. Tamara says:

    Wow! I love to read anything that is a mystery related. I love to read Diane Mott-Davis. She is a wonderful caterer that solves mysteries and the best part is when she adds her recipes to the book. I love to read in the bathtub or in the car on the way to visit my grandgirls. You can never have to many books, but they take up space and a Kindle would solve that problem. Happy Reading America!!!!!

  861. Allison A. says:

    I have been wanting a Kindle for a while! I would love to download Jane Eyre. I haven’t read it in many years and would love to reread it as an adult. I’m in the mood for a good classic. It would be the bath for me, sitting out in the backyard or on the airplane. Thanks for the opportunity on your giveaway!

  862. Zoe Kean says:

    I would read Jodi Picoult and Janet Evanowich on the back porch while sipping iced tea.

  863. monte says:

    I read some great cook books

  864. amanda says:

    I would love to read my rock n roll favs like the Dirt by Motley Crue, anything written by Neil Strauss, Nikki Sixx’s book that’s coming out, and every book i could find on Jim Morrison.. I would take it to the pool and beach with me and on any trips to read on the plane.

  865. Angela Gaffke says:

    I would download anything by Stephen King and some parenting books. My favorite place to read is in my bed after the kids go to bed.

  866. Angela Gaffke says:

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  868. Barbara says:

    I read anywhere and anytime I have a free moment. I’m a science fiction fan. Yes, a female sci fi fan and I’d go back to read early Isaac Asimov.

  869. Danielle says:

    I would kick back on my verandah overlooking our rural property in Central West NSW, taking in the views whilst boning up on Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, vintage crochet books (come on…it’s a dying art, someone’s gotta keep it going) and just about anyone’s autobiography – not fussy – everyone’s lives are interesting enough to write about, but only the brave have the chutzpah to write it down, good and bad. Just found your blog, Sarah – love it!

  870. The Distressed Mother says:

    I read anything and everything of a night when I go to bed. I also have a large collection of cook books which I have never used for their recipes. I like to just look at the pictures.

  871. Vivien says:

    I’d download just about anything. I have the Kindle for PC right now. I’ve used it to get the many free books that they offer. There are daily ones, plus Shakespeare, Poe, tons of classics, and many short stories by popular authors. I love historical fiction. I have been cooking a lot lately, so cookbooks would be great as well!
    I have a very comfortable rocking chair that I would read in.

  872. Deb says:

    I am a readaholic and read pretty much anything. Chick lit is a fav as are decor books and baking (as opposed to cooking). I think it would be very handy to take to endless footy training where I can sneak in a little reading time between quarters.

  873. Jennifer gersch says:

    I would love to read anything spiritual

  874. April says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs, ALL the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett

  875. Marc says:

    I’d download: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History.
    My best place to read is my bedroom.

  876. Pati says:


  877. Maria says:

    I’ve always loved to read amd am currently hankering after Sense and sensibility. I love to read in bed but the sun is shining and the back garden beckons.

    Happy Wednesday xxx

  878. Vickie says:

    I have a book reader and they’re the best things ever. If I won this, I’d give it to my mum as she would love one of these as she loves to read. The first book I’d put on it for her would be Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson, just one of the most romantic books I’ve ever read. She’d read on it in bed!

  879. dddiva says:

    Nora Roberts, Abraham Hicks, Stephen King, Any cookbook especially ones that read like a novel- and fave place to read is wherever I happen to be but I have to say- lounging poolside at a luxury hotel or on the beach tops my list because it means I am on vacation.

  880. dddiva says:

    Stumbled dddiva

  881. Pati says:

    P.S. sorry for the “caps”…first time i’ve ever done this..LOL!!

  882. definitely mills and boon;)

    I miss those

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  883. Julie says:

    I would download everything!! Reading is my stress reliever!! I love to read in bed on cold winter nights, on the beach with my feet tucked under the warm sand, on my lunch..I drive to the lake and let the sun renew my energy! If I could find a way to get away with it I would read all day! The kindle would be a gift for me, a great stress reliever!

  884. Patricia O'Connor says:

    I would download a cookbook. I’m always looking for recipes with fewer carbs.
    Would read this in bed!

  885. Yuliya Sh says:

    I would download all my favourites : sci-fi, history, self-educational and so on. Can’t be specific – I’m working in a bookstore so I am reading a lot. I do love to read everywhere I can but especially on the balcony with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, in my bath or in a cozy chair :-)
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  886. Rhonda Struthers says:

    I am a huge fan of mysteries. I would download all my favourite authors. I also like that I can borrow from the library and not have to worry about returning the books…they just disappear!


  887. Lynae says:

    I have a love for all things Jane Austen, so I would be downloading as much as I could! My absolute favorite place to read is on our sun porch in the summer and in a comfy chair by the fireplace in the cooler months. Thanks!

  888. Lynae says:

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  889. Lynae says:

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  890. Morgan Pearsons says:

    I would love to have a Kindle! I would definitely download cookbooks…I think this would be wonderful in the kitchen. I would also love to read my favorite classics on this. I love to read in my favorite rocking chair in my bedroom.

  891. Morgan Pearsons says:

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  894. Mistysunrise says:

    I would read monkey shines. I love scary books! I love to read on the couch or my bed

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  896. Amelie says:

    I am a Stephen King fanatic, so that would be my downloading pick. I adore reading on the beach in the summer, but in these chillier months I am usually snuggled up on the sofa!

  897. Mistysunrise says:

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  899. Amelie says:

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  900. Shelley Mitchell says:

    I would download catcher in the rye. It’s my all time favorite book!!

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  901. Amelie says:

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  903. Haylie B. says:

    Awesome giveaway! I would be so excited if I won…the first thing I would download would be everything that I can find by Karen Kingsbury. I love her books, they are just wonderful. I love to read in a relaxing bath or in my favorite chair.

  904. Haylie B. says:

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  906. Selene says:

    I would download the 6 “Outlander” books by Diana Gibaldan. I’d read the most in bed.

  907. Natalee says:

    I am a mystery lover, so I would search for all kinds of new mystery novels to dig in to. I love to read anywhere, but if I had my choice it would definitely be on a lovely beach!

  908. Laurie W. says:

    I would read Stephen King’s Full Dark No Stars first.

  909. Natalee says:

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  911. freda says:

    I’d read what ever my daughter (13) is reading, so we could talk about it. I’d read while carpooling.

  912. Samantha N. says:

    Gosh, I would really love to win a Kindle! I know the odds aren’t great, but someone has to win…right?! ;) I would use a Kindle to download my textbooks for school…it would be SO great not to have to haul so many heavy books around daily. In my free time (what little there is!) I would download some good chick lit to read. I love to read on the beach…who doesn’t!

  913. Samantha N. says:

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  915. Harper says:

    I would love to download and read the Wicked series. I have heard great things, but haven’t had the chance yet to read it. My favorite place to read is in my car in our local park.

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  918. Jillian says:

    I love to read anywhere outside while my daughter plays. I cannot wait for the warmer weather to arrive! If I won, I would download The Hunger Games since everyone keeps telling me that I HAVE to read it.

  919. Susan says:

    This is absolutely outrageous. Mr. BC and the teenagers just so can’t understand pure genius when they see it right in front of them.
    Ah well, it’s their loss, not to be able to enjoy the wonder of Little Beach House On The Prairie.
    Sheer genius. I am thinking reality tv series, your own beach house/prairie magazine, line of clothing….
    We’ll just see who knows style and fashion!
    You go girl!

  920. Jillian says:

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  922. Maggie says:

    I would download all of the classics that I read as a child just to relive the magic all over again. :) I love to read on our porch swing in good weather.

  923. Stephanie says:

    Oh how I love to read….right now I am reading The Help and it is fantastic. What I would download on to a kindle would be beach reads for summer. Love reading on the dock or at the beach at the lake and my beach bag would be much lighter :)
    Lovely day to all.

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  926. Amy says:

    I would really love to read the Bible in its entirety. I think having it downloaded on a Kindle would make this so much easier! I love to read anywhere…I read every moment that I get a chance to whether it is at home, on break at work, or anyplace in between! If I had to choose my favorite spot though, it would definitely be in the shade of my favorite tree in our yard.

  927. Amy says:

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  929. Linsley Matthews says:

    I would love to download and read anything by Dave Barry! My favorite spot to read is curled up on our sofa. :)

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  932. Jerah says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I would love to read more historical novels in my big comfy chair by the window.

  933. Jerah says:

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