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November Device Giveaway – Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire


I was debating what to giveaway this month and in cleaning out my drawers I found a brand new un opened Kindle Fire that I had purchased during a sale earlier this year. So guess what? Yup, this month’s device giveaway is a Kindle Fire. Last month’s winners are announced on the rafflecopter and have been emailed.

For newbies, this is a monthly giveaway we host as a thank you for using our affiliate links. Whenever you click through to Amazon, we get a small percentage (around 7%) of each purchase. We really appreciate it as it keeps our Dear Author engine running.

You can enter by either liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, or leaving a blog post comment.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. MissM
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:55:38

    What are you thankful for this year?
    Books. Seriously, books. I’ve read more this year than any other and I swear books have kept me on just this side of sane.

  2. Lynn
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:56:16

    A kindle fire? Nice. Thanks for offering it up.

  3. gamistress66
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:56:20

    family, friends & good books ;)

  4. Marsha Alford
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:56:41

    I am thankful for so many things! My family, my friends and my health are my top three. :)

  5. Miss_Malapert
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:58:22

    I’m thankful for these giveaways :-). But seriously. This has been a very tough and emotional year for me but I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people in my life who kept and keep me going. And I’m thankful for the power of literature to take us away from our troubles, if only for a little while. Reading has gotten me through so many things in my life. The power of literacy is amazing.

  6. Trifosa Hana P
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:02:05

    with my BIg family is a wonderful thing ^^

  7. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:02:14

    I’m thankful for the giveaway and for all my friends and family who have helped me this year as life as been difficult.

  8. Janet
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:04:26

    I am thankful to still be here.

  9. MaryAnne
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:04:30

    It has been a year of recovery from sickness so I am grateful that I am much better and have had the privilege of spending that time reading over a hundred awesome books. I am also grateful for book blogs like Dear Author that recommend these reads to us.

  10. kimmyl
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:04:58

    I am thankful for my faith. It has been a wonderful gift in my life. Having two kids who are healthy and happy and full of laughter. They bring joy to me and family and laughter that I haven’t experience for a long time.

    kac_030 at yahoo dot com

  11. JennyME
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:05:45

    I’m thankful for my family and the opportunities I’ve had this year to travel and explore my creative side–both were unexpected.

  12. kathy pelley
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:07:12

    Thankful for many things but most of all family and friends who are forever in your life :)

  13. Barb Cotter
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:08:10

    A Kindle Fire is a great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

  14. Jessie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:08:28

    I am thankful for a lot of things. But mostly my 7-month year old kiddo, who is the most amazing person I had ever had the pleasure to meet (and of course give birth to (: )

  15. Amanda
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:08:58

    count me in

  16. TaraR
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:09:57

    I am thankful for all the milestones I hit this year. Here’s hoping for more to come.

  17. Lada
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:11:52

    Grateful for sites like DA that help me discover great authors and books!

  18. Susan Reader
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:14:51

    Hurrah for the Giver of Unexpected Bounty!

    (I just finished reading Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid books–great!–and my brain seems to be inhabited by a troop of Aeslin mice.)

  19. KellyM
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:15:09

    I’m thankful for my husband, my family, my mountain of books that keep me sane, having a great job that I actually like, and for the promise of a baby (even though I have no idea when he or she might be coming to us, I know it’ll happen). And of course I’m thankful for fabulous give aways, especially since Larry (my Nook) just decided to up and die unexpectedly a few days ago. :-)

  20. Jess
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:15:57

    I’m thankful for the large stockpile of books I have on my ereaders and in print on my shelves to get me through the holidays.

  21. Sabrina P
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:17:39

    I’m thankful for my family’s health.

  22. Jolanda
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:18:42

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m happy I got my own – pesticide- and GMO-free – vegetable plot started this year.

  23. Andrea
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:19:21

    There are so many things to be thankful for. I think I’m just going to say my life and the people in it. I never dreamed of being so happy and content.

  24. Norma
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:22:46

    Thank you for doing this!

    I’m thankful for my family, friends and my health.

  25. EvelynS
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:23:44

    Family and friends and continued good health!!

  26. hapax
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:25:09

    Boring but sincere — I am very thankful for my family and friends, and that I have a good job that I love.

  27. Alexis
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:34:56

    This year, as every year, I am thankful for the grandparents that stepped in and raised me when my parents couldn’t.

  28. Elena
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:34:58

    I thankful for my family – husband and 1-year old baby girl :)

  29. Melissa
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:35:22

    I am thankful for digital books (and good enough eyes to read even on my iPhone). I think digital books have saved me from becoming a hoarder. ;)

  30. Stella M
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:35:51

    I am thankful for my family, friends and all the great books that I am introduced to on a daily basis…

  31. Bonnie Franks
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:36:06

    I am thankful for all of the beautiful sunrises left to me, and that my family is healthy.

  32. Christine
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:40:55

    I’m very thankful for my family of course, but also for the great technology that allows me to indulge in my reading on my phone, etc whenever and wherever I need to. It made an unexpected wait at a car repair shop yesterday very bearable!

  33. Karen E.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:44:46

    I’m thankful for my boys and all the wonderful books I have discovered this year.

  34. KV
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:45:34

    My family

  35. KatieF
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:46:20

    I’m thankful my husband and I have good, stable jobs that pay well and have good benefits.

  36. Sherry Haut
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:51:45

    I’m thankful for my family and books.

  37. karina c
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:52:55

    I’m thankful for my family, my books and especially because my son is enjoying his first year of college. Not only assisting, but truly enjoying. That makes me utterly happy and thankful!

  38. Make Kay
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:55:51

    I’m thankful that this last move was in town, instead of having to move states again.

  39. Christine M.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:56:05

    I am thankful for a gazillion things, amongst with my best friend, my boyfriend, my family, my dog and having a great job I love with no risk of losing it.

  40. Ammy Belle
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:02:16

    What am I thankful for? Family – even though I moved away and can’t see them as much, I am thankful that I can talk to my parents on the phone every day. :)

  41. Debbie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:05:12

    I am thankful for my family.

  42. Amy R
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:06:23

    I am thankful for my family.

  43. Krissy O'Neal
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:10:17

    I am thankful, for my family, friends and the ability to run!

  44. Mara
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:11:59

    Just had my third child and first girl. I am so thankful that she is a good baby! Calm and content. I guess she’s saving up all her drama until she turns 13 ha

  45. Tiffany
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:14:00

    Kindle Fire. Nice!

  46. Miranda W.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:18:35

    I’m thankful for my family! Also that there’s people out there with a gift for writing that keep putting out wonderful books that take me all over the universe, through time and history, into worlds I couldn’t even begin to imagine!

  47. JL
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:18:42

    My health and my godchildren! Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

  48. Janina
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:19:05

    I’m thankful for my family. They do so much for me. Without them I could never realized my dream to study.

  49. Kristin
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:20:04

    After a bad accident I am very thankful that I’m alive.

  50. leslie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:21:32

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Shannon H
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:22:23

    I am thankful that I have two semesters to write my senior thesis and not one, because man this is a much bigger project than I thought…100 page final here I come.

  52. Peaches
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:32:22

    My husband, his job, our pets, the security of routine, and my parents.

  53. Theresa Ann Fischer
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:33:19

    I am thankful for my husband, who works hard and provides a great life for us!!
    All of my wonderful nieces nephews.

  54. susan
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:36:05

    we are here, we are healthy.

  55. David
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:36:32

    My wife!

  56. Sheri
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:43:56

    My family…

  57. sandyg265
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:47:29

    I’m thankful for my family and friends.

  58. neyronrose
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:48:55

    I am thankful for my online acquaintances and the great conversations I’ve had with them.

  59. azteclady
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:49:40

    I’m grateful my children are healthy and–at least so far!–financially secure. Here’s hoping things continue like this for a good long while.

  60. Tina
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:52:13

    I am thankful for all the wonderful things that have come to me in my life. And for giveaways! Thank you, Dear Author.

  61. Rebe
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:57:23

    I am very thankful for our vets – they’ve made our geriatric dog very comfortable!

  62. CK
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:01:45

    I’m thankful that you continue to have these giveaways even though I have not yet won!

  63. Kristi
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:07:13

    I’m thankful for my house and family. And being able to read so many great books :)

  64. Allison
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:09:49

    I’m thankful for my family’s and my good health and the leisure time to read so many books.

  65. LoriS
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:12:10

    As always, you guys rock! Thanks for another awesome giveaway.

    I’m so thankful for a healthy family, a roof over our heads, food on the table, and books on the shelf :)

  66. Nichole Severn
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:13:08

    I broke my iPad. Need something new to read on other than my little iPhone screen!

  67. Jean
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:31:29

    I would love to be able to win a Kindle Fire. Thank you for offering it.

  68. mssarahb
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:31:56

    I’m grateful for a boyfriend who cooks dinner and friends who bring wine.

  69. jcp
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:42:35

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  70. Michelle
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:43:49

    OOh, a Kindle Fire? fun

  71. Kristin W
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:44:12

    Thankful for my family =)

  72. Jae Lee
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:47:17

    I’m thankful for awesome books, great coffee, neon pink high-tops, and public libraries. Also, giveaways at Dear Author :)

  73. Diane P
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:52:34

    So many good books to read this month. I’m actually looking forward to getting my car’s oil changed, because I can sit & read while I wait without feeling guilty.
    I am grateful for good health for family & friends. I love to read and I get to do that now that I am semi-retired.

  74. Lisa J
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:54:26

    I’m most thankful for still having a job. Poeple who were laid off by my company three years ago are still looking for work. I may not always enjoy my job, but I appreciate having stable income.

  75. The_Book_Queen
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:54:46

    Hm… I’m thankful for family and friends, because this year has been HELL. But I’m also thankful for great books, because how else could I manage to escape said hell? :) Thanks for the giveaway!


  76. library addict
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:54:54

    I’m grateful for friends and family.

  77. LauraB
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:55:55

    I am thankful for opportunities, my mother and my daughters. Also, I am thankful for all the new books that just came out today. :)

  78. Sophia
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:00:00

    It’s been a tough year. I’m so thankful I have my family and friends and thankful for their support and love.

  79. Mo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:01:49

    I am thankful that I am able to comfortably retire the end of this year. And thanks to you for the giveaways.

  80. Shaheen
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:02:41

    I am thankful for all the writers (books, video games, tv, movies, etc.) without whose hard labor life would be so boring!

  81. Jess1
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:03:31

    I’m thankful for the blessings that God has given to me and that I have the extra time to do things that I want and need to do.

  82. Amanda Leisenring
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:07:46

    I am thankful that my children enjoy reading as much as I do. It’s nice to chit chat about books with them.

  83. CrystalGB
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:08:56

    My health, my family and having jobs to support our family.

  84. Stephanie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:09:57

    I’m thankful for my family and friends.

  85. Nicola W
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:13:44

    My kids.

  86. Samantha
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:20:30

    I’m thankful to finally have a job I like.

  87. Carolyne
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:21:49

    I’m thankful that my obsessive clicking through to add more to my TBR list drops a few coppers into the DA coinpurse. That makes me feel 7% better for all the money I spend on books every month :)

  88. Jenifer
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:23:59

    At the moment, I’m most thankful that we got a contract on our house after only 2 weeks and found another one just as quickly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Melissa P
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:24:17

    I am grateful for my husband and my kids. Even on the hard days.

  90. Danielle DeVor
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:24:38

    I am thankful that my family has had relatively good health this year.

  91. Tanya
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:26:14

    After getting laid off again, I’m thankful for an understanding and supportive husband. Who would love a Kindle Fire!

  92. Kim
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:37:14

    I’m always greatful for my family.

  93. Nikita
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:37:36

    I left my listless and boring job this year and started a book blog..I have always loved reading books and this year finally took the strong step to do what I love most…Read and review books… :) :)

    Do checkout my blog where I review books, feature authors, host tours and have fun.. :)

  94. Sergio Valdes
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:37:36

    Family and books. thanks.

  95. Anne
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:45:43

    I am thankful that my little at home Custom Floral Wreath business, Irish Girl’s Wreaths, is finally starting to really pick up steam, so that I can continue to be a stay at home mom for my kids, while also being able to contribute financially to our family.

  96. Dana W
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:49:48

    It’s hard to pick just one but I’d say right off the bat I’m thankful for my friends and my job that pays my rent (while also leaving some leftover for books!).

  97. doree a
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:51:40

    I’m thankful to be beating cancer, and all the wonderful people in my life.

  98. Diane Mc.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:01:23

    For my family and my doctors.

  99. Experiment BL626
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:06:49

    What are you thankful for this year?

    College graduation. Finally!

  100. Patricia M.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:07:12

    That i am still standing

  101. Jules
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:09:21

    I am thankful for my family and my career. And just in general for the life that I have. Though things may not always go as I want, in general I have it good :)

  102. Cheryl McInnis
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:16:12

    I’m thankful for my health, my family and my wonderful friends.

  103. Reba
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:19:37

    I am grateful for a husband and sons who all read and discuss books with joy.

  104. rockchick
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:36:04

    I am thankfull for my family, good health,

  105. Doreen
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:37:31

    every day is a gift for which I am thankful

  106. CelineB
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:38:08

    I’m thankful for my family, my friends, and my job!

  107. SciFigirl1986
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:38:42

    I guess the one thing I am thankful for this year is that we haven’t had another hurricane/superstorm like we had last year. Everything else this year was awful, so that would be it.

  108. Heather S
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:43:33

    I’m thankful for my kiddos, my health and my job!

  109. sophydc
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:44:54

    I am thankful for my patient husband, my ever entertaining children and my dog…

  110. Karen C
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:50:43

    I’m thankful for a job, friends, family, food and books!

  111. Carolina Dhabolt
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:51:39

    I am very thankful for everyone in my family being healthy. I don’t know what I would do without them.

  112. Jane
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:54:05

    I’m thankful for friends and family.

  113. CK
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:54:05

    I’m thankful my son made it through his surgery with flying colors.

  114. Tae
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:56:45

    I am thankful that I am no longer 6500 miles from my friends and family. I’m also thankful for my public library. I missed it so while living abroad in a non-English speaking country.

  115. Melissa L
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 12:59:41

    I am thankful for my family and I being healthy! :) always very thankful for that

  116. Rachelle
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:07:59

    Family, books, and chocolate. Thanks for putting this contest together.

  117. Meg
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:17:25

    Family, friends, and good books to read

  118. Cathy
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:20:34

    I’m thankful I have great friends and family members.

  119. Annette
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:26:32

    I’m so very thankful for the wonderful people in my life.

  120. Jillian S
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:29:20

    This year I am thankful to have such happy children

  121. Francene
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:30:21

    I am thankful for good health and good books. And great blogs that open up new reading experiences to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  122. Justine
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:31:25

    I’m thankful for a new responsibility that I took on this year. It’s working out well!

  123. LegeArtis
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:32:46

    I’m thankful for my family and my job.;)

  124. Joyce
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:33:04

    Thanks for the giveaway, and for the blog in general! I have been scoring so much stuff from the Daily Deals posts alone!

  125. samantha
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:34:07

    Very cool. Thanks!

  126. Tammy
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:35:31

    I’m thankful for my dad. He’s spent more time in the hospital then out of it lately so I’ll be grateful to spend this holiday season with him.

  127. Valerie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:47:31

    I’m thankful for my family, good health and good books!

  128. Billie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:48:30

    This is just what I need for the holidays.

  129. Becky
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:57:46

    That my daughter is thriving in high school. I was a little nervous, because she was coming from a very small class (9 other students in her 8th grade!) in a private school, and none of her friends who she’d been with since 3rd grade would be there. In fact, more than half of them are all together at another school.

    But–after a rocky few days and several weeks of only eating with her older brother at lunch, she’s not only gotten a lunch-eating-buddy and friend, she’s also in the school play and making other friends as well! Oh, and her academics are pretty good too :)

  130. Eliza Evans
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:59:01

    Thank you so much for the contest. This year I’m thankful for my friends. I’m incredibly blessed to have built a family of sisters of my heart and that the lightning bolt of wonderful friendship has struck me so many times.

  131. Natasha R
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:10:14

    Hi Jane,

    Just a comment. May have been made already. In Canada, we have our own version of the Amazon ebook store – I buy many books that you mention in the daily deals. But I’m not able to buy from the amazon link that you provide because it basically tells me “you have an account. Go search there! I refuse to give you an easy way to navigate!”. I feel sad that I can’t contribute to DA. If possible, can you also provide the links to books? Thanks.

  132. winnie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:28:34

    I am thankful for the job opportunities that I’ve had this year :)

  133. Deborah Nam-Krane
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:32:51

    Entering because I’d love to see how much better this is than my Nook :-)

  134. heather k
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:32:57

    I am thankful for my family, my health & I have a job I love!

  135. Jennifer
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:39:22

    My family – and the time to read all the great books out there

  136. Winter
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:39:45

    I am thankful for all the good things in my life.

  137. SY
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:04:16

    that I can pay someone else to fry a turkey for me

  138. Natalie G
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:04:59

    Thankful for Dear Author. :-)

  139. cyclops8
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:08:30

    I’m thankful for my family and friends and for our health.

  140. Jen B
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:10:46

    My Mum, who looks after me, good books and the time to read them.

  141. Bitchie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:11:46

    I’m thankful for my family, my internet friends, and of course, my books!

  142. DeeAnn K
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:13:03

    I am thankful for my family.

  143. Susan
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:13:57

    It’s been a tough year, but I’m thankful for a lot of things: food and shelter, job (w/ a great boss), my sister, etc. I also have my books (so I’m never bored) and wonderful sites like DA to read about and discuss them! Thanks, guys!

  144. TrishJ
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:14:04

    I am thankful for my health. I lost 2 members of my family this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  145. Mary
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:41:13

    I’m thankful for my health. And thanks for the giveaway :)

  146. Jessica T
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:45:07

    I’m thankful that my friends and family and happy and healthy for the most part. I’m also fortunate enough to have an awesome co-op at the moment and am looking forward to the next year.

  147. Barbara
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 15:50:18

    I am thankful for good intelligent sites like Dear Author and Smart Bitches, which give me super recommendations for what to read next. I read constantly, compulsively, as a balm for my battered soul :) and as escape from the inevitable crappiness of life. I NEED to read, so I need good recs. Thank you!

  148. Chris
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:01:02

    my health and my family!

  149. Zora
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:04:45

    I am thankful for these giveaways :-)
    But serisouly I am thakful for so many small but important things: Laughing with my family, sunny days, rainy ones with the book,…

  150. Patti
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:10:57

    This would make an excellent gift for my daughter. Count me in. :)

  151. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:12:13

    It’s been a really hard year for everyone in my family, so I’m very thankful for them – especially my sister in law, who has been steadfastly supportive and calm within all the chaos. The blesssings of a good family cannot be understated.

  152. Lobo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:12:15

    I am thankful for my family and their health.

  153. Shelley
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:12:52

    This year I am thankful for a lot – that we have been able to provide for our household and still have enough left to give to others, that work has been good, that there is still so much to learn, that there are good books to read.

  154. Jordan R.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:22:07

    I’m thankful for my family and for the chance to be in grad school (must think opportunity, not torture!)

  155. Maureen
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:30:18

    I am thankful for my family.

  156. Nikki H
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:41:38

    I am thankful we are moving next week to live near our children and grandchildren. So very, very thankful!

  157. Interrobanged
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:56:35

    I’m thankful that, after an extremely difficult year, my husband and I are still going strong.

  158. TerryS
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:58:28

    I am thankful for all the caring, giving people that surround us…from family to friends to strangers. I look around and see uplifting acts off kindnesses, everything from small, personal acts to over the top extravagances.

  159. Lesley L
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:03:52

    I’m thankful for good friends, my health, a roof over my head, eyesight so that I can read and good hearing so that I can listen to you and Sarah on the podcast. :)

  160. Inga
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:04:04

    My health is at the top of the list.

  161. Diana Leneker
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:08:11

    Love your contests!

  162. Diane
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:11:37

    My family! I love them more than I can say and they love me too. We depend on each other, count on each other and don’t disappoint each other.

  163. Megan B
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:20:20

    I’m thankful for the books that got me through the semester from hell. And here’s hoping I survive the final push. Only 6 more weeks to go!

  164. MD
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:21:18

    I’m thankful for better health, after several years of decline and illness.

  165. Deljah
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:28:54

    I’m glad to still be here and to be heading in a positive direction in life.

  166. MaryC
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:32:39

    Thankful for family and friends

  167. Rue
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:39:18

    Books, I’m always thankful for books. I tend to read when I’m stressed or upset, as well as plenty of other times, it’s not only a cure for bad feels but it does work pretty well to pull me out of a funk.

  168. txvoodoo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:43:05

    I’m thankful for Dear Author news posts, every weekday! :D (Seriously. ALWAYS learn something)

  169. Jay
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:58:04

    I’m thankful for my family, my friends and my happy life.

  170. Marcy Shuler
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:59:42

    I’m thankful for my family, my friends and my books.

  171. Brianna Wagnon
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 17:59:50

    I’m thankful for my wonderful family I have been blessed with, and that we have roofs over our heads, food and water, and to be alive- As well as my loving boyfriend who has always taken care of me through all of my chronic health conditions, and what little health I do have left, I am more than thankful for.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. <3

  172. Sandypo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:12:34

    That after 14 months of unemployment, I finally found a new job.

  173. Myo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:15:10

    I’m thankful for my opportunity to fulfill my dream of traveling to many countries.

  174. CG
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:23:44

    I’m incredibly thankful for my supportive spouse. It’s been a difficult few years and I don’t know what I’d without him. *knocks wood*

  175. Katherine
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:28:59

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband who loves me.

  176. Parajunkee
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:33:11

    Hey Jane – thanks so much for finding random Kindles in your drawers ;) I’m thankful that me and my family are healthy, so many people around us are getting sick…it’s depressing.

  177. Rachel A
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:48:21

    I’m thankful for my family and friends and the ability to read as many and vaired things I can.

  178. Kimberly Coady
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:51:10

    There is much to be thankful for: my family, friends, a small cottage with an ocean view, good health, great books , and the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire. Many blessings.

  179. Margay
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:51:45

    I’m thankful for many things, but especially that my daughter graduated college Magna Cum Laude this year.

  180. Arely Z.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:52:35

    I’m thankful for my family and for being able to pursue my dreams :)

  181. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:15:45

    I’m thankful that my Mom is still alive. The doctor found lung cancer in June & she’s had a rough time with chemo & radiation and being in & out of the hospital. Boo. Anyway… can I come clean out your drawers & see if I can find any other unopened electronic items sitting around? [wink]

  182. Julie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:18:17

    I’m thankful every day that I’m warm and comfortable.

  183. Karina G.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:21:09

    I’m thankful for the health of my family, and that we will all be together for the holidays!

  184. Ain Phan
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:38:30

    Thankful for family and friends

  185. erinf1
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:40:29

    My friends, family, and dog :) thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  186. Elise S.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:41:04

    I’m thankful for my significant other, jobs that pay the bills with enough left over for books, and that I’m only one more semester away from finishing up my MA.

  187. Kalyndi Martin
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:44:09

    I’m thankful that everyday, it gets closer and closer to the more days off of school!

  188. Sherri
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:54:58

    I am thankful for my family and friends. And especially my mom. She was not expected to make it through the summer and if we are lucky we will get at least one more holiday season with her. And I treasure every day. :-)

  189. GinaD
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:56:38

    Thankful for my home, husband, cat, and health :)

  190. Sherri
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:57:17

    And I have to say that Jane, you are the only other person that I know who finds random tech around the house. Last year just after Halloween, I realized I had four new Kindles (the little ones) in boxes under my desk I bought them during the early summer sale and they were great holiday gifts.

  191. Danielle W
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 20:04:20

    I am thankful for great friends that love to read the same books that I do. I am also thankful for the daily on sale post! :)

  192. April V.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 20:20:50

    I’m thankful that despite my company being bought by another, I still have a job!

  193. Lori
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 21:12:47

    I’m thankful that my private economy is improving, my daughter is healthy and life is on an upswing.

  194. Barbara
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 21:17:16

    What am I thankful for? My family is healthy, my husband and I are both employed, I have a home and I know where my next meal is coming from. Given the state of things, I think I’m pretty lucky.

  195. Brenda
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 21:29:52

    I’m thankful for books! Reading books was the one thing that helped me overcome a crisis that happened a few months ago. I’m also thankful for the friends I’ve come to depend so much on and, most of all, my beautiful family.

  196. Judy W
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 21:32:00

    Oh Goodness! A Kindle Fire. Pull me into the twenty first century baby!!

  197. Kimberly B.
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:09:42

    I am thankful for my supportive family and my goofy, geeky friends!

  198. Bernie
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:40:30

    I am thankful for all the fab book reviewers that keep me from buying bad books!!!!!

  199. kp
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:47:23

    After having a difficult year with family illness I am gratefull to have my family around us to enjoy and appreciate the holidays!

  200. Barbara Elness
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:57:47

    I’m thankful that I can afford to travel to California to be with my sister and her family for Thanksgiving. This will be the first Thanksgiving we’ve spent together since I moved to Florida almost 10 years ago.

  201. Ducky
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:59:20

    I am thankful for my health.

  202. Nancy
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 23:19:14

    I am thankful that I was employed this year and managed to pay off some student loans.

  203. Jolie Jacq
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 23:44:23

    I am thankful for my health and where I was born.

  204. Donika
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 23:49:50

    I am thankful that I got to spend three months with my mother and take her on a trip to Hawaii, and buy her an eReader – she rediscovered the joy of reading and now reads as much as I do. There is so much to be thankful for!

  205. Amber Kreis
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 23:56:37

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband and three amazing kids! We are all big readers here and I absolutely love our quiet reading time.

  206. kainee
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 00:14:34

    I don’t know if I want to be thankful for having been born at the end of November. Somehow having the retail industry transform that period of the month into a few days of chaos and disorder that causes stress, insanity, and possible injuries and/or death doesn’t seem like a good way to celebrate the anniversary of my birth…

    But I am thankful for my friends and the fact that I am still here…?

  207. Claire
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 01:28:25

    I’m thankfull of all the time I found with my son.

  208. MissE
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 01:48:06

    I’m thankful it stopped snowing for a bit. I like my fall with less snow.

  209. Alison Robinson
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 02:12:45

    I’m thankful for my health and my family

  210. Sally
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 04:21:27

    I am thankful for finally landing a job. My first real job, and it’s just retail, but I was having the hardest time trying to find employment.

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  212. Christina
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 05:19:53

    I am thankful for my husband and my home.

  213. Sarah
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 05:45:52

    I’m thankful for friends who are helping me cope with a long & unpleasant case of depression

  214. NCKat
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 06:23:03

    I’m thankful I’ve survived a move and job cutbacks. Whew ….

  215. TUrophile
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 06:58:46

    Thankful for a great racing season.

  216. Suz Glo
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 07:26:23

    I am thankful for my family and their continued good health!

  217. Jenny P
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 07:33:54

    I am so grateful for awesome books, books that pull me in and make me never want to let go. And when I do let go, as the story ultimately ends, I’m still left with a satisfied glow. Really, I suppose, I thankful for awesome authors that make such books possible!

  218. Janet
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 09:46:24

    I’m thankful I have a job and money to buy books.

  219. Phyllis Lamken
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:20:03

    So many things…I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful that everyone is healthy. I am thankful for the wonderful place where I live. I am thankful for so many good books to read. I am thankful for fb and an opportunity to interact with people beyond this small valley. I am thankful for the wonderful harvest and how all my canning turned out well. Sour pickles anyone?

  220. Aliyah
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:36:51

    I’m thankful for my book budget! I love that I can afford to buy books as I live in a place where English romance novels are harder to find (the library here makes me sad;)).

  221. swati
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:41:16

    Hmmm….. When i clean my room i find stray bits of paper and broken pens. When other ppl spring clean they find tablets lying around!!

    Its been a bad year and it made me realise how precious family is. Facebook and twitter friends are great to share fun times with but when things dont go your way, its the family that really pull you up. So i am thankful for them

  222. V Parish
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:18:32

    I’m thankful for my family, that my mother’s health is holding. Right this moment I’m thankful for the easy, lovely fall we’re having

  223. Julia Broadbooks
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:45:34

    Despite some health problems, all of our extended family is doing well. I am very grateful for that.

  224. Ivette M
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 12:07:54

    I’m thankful for having a lovely significant other, it’s strange finding someone you find very pleasant to have their presence around.

  225. Sue
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 12:44:53

    I am thankful that I have my health insurance back. :] I am thankful for my health, my family and my friends.

  226. michelle riebeek
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 13:35:52

    I am thankful for employment, family, the gospel!

  227. Judy
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 13:38:31

    I am thankful that my family lives close by; for all their support and generosity.

  228. BevQB
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 16:51:13

    Going strictly with the very top of my Blessings List: I’m thankful for my truly wonderful husband, and my beautiful, healthy babies (okay, at 27, 27, 21, & 17, they’re technically not babies, but they will always be MY babies). And I’m thankful that, despite my many, MANY, sins, the good Lord decided to Bless me with all of them!

  229. Victoria Zumbrum
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 19:19:25

    Family, friends and my son. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  230. kayla heim
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:28:50

    i am thankful that this past september my husband and the rest of his unit safely returned from an 11 month deployment!

    Nov 06, 2013 @ 21:09:30

    Im thankful I have my parents and my beautiful daughter. we all had had a lot of serious health issues recently, but we are all together and for that, i am thankful!

  232. Regan
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 22:24:39

    Books and health insurance. Books for distracting me from how much it hurts and health insurance so I can afford the physical therapy I needed to get better!
    I’m also thankful that my toddler will be nice to my phone, even if not to physical books. I use my kindle app all the time now since he always wants to read with me and that somehow always involves tearing the pages, but he knows to be nice to the phone.

    And to you at dear author, for reviewing Julia Quinn. Even though you never like the new series as much as I do, it makes me think about why I like them so much.

  233. Kate M.
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 22:29:13

    I’m thankful for getting to see family that I haven’t seen in years. I’m thankful for all the friends in my life: short-lived, long-enduring and too infrequently visited. I’m thankful for the good books, great vacations and wonderful new adventures I’ve had and the ones to come.

  234. Shree Jay
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 22:48:25

    I am thankful for all the books the writers sent me for reviews :D

  235. elaing8
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 23:35:06

    I’m thankful for my family always being here for me. And that we’re all healthy and happy.

  236. Rebecca
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 03:13:56

    I’m thankful for my friends and family. I’m also for the people that’s there for my sister right now.

    Thanks for a great giveaway and your lovely blog!

  237. Tin
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 05:36:37

    I’m thankful for wonderful authors and amazing stories.

    Thankful for friends (online and IRL) and family (online and IRL).

    Thankful for the amazing reading community online. ^_^

  238. April @ My Shelf Confessions
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:53:26

    I’m so grateful for all of my friends (online and off) and my family. I’m also especially grateful and thankful for the sacrifice my aunt is making this year of donating her kidney in December to my dad. I can’t even express in words how much I love both of them and how much it means to me for my aunt to be willing to give part of herself up so that my dad can be with us a long time. There just are no words, thank you is so inadequate.

  239. Sebrina
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 18:03:31

    Wonderful friends, awesome family, great wine, and yummy snacks! Oh, and our health too! lol

  240. Jen
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 20:22:35

    I’m thankful for my cat sitting on my lap keeping me warm.

  241. Nadia Lee
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 22:43:25

    For my family and friends. :)

  242. CherrySue
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 08:21:14

    Hi there, I’m an Irish beauty blogger and I would dearly love to win as my big fat rottie stood on the screen of my original kindle just this week! It was only a month out of warrantee :(

  243. Texas Book Lover
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 10:17:13

    A healthy family and no hospital bills (after four years in a row of them)!!!

  244. Jen
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 15:42:20

    I’m thankful for a (so far) healthy pregnancy!

  245. Lori
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 15:49:56

    I’m thankful for my family and that my health is fair.

  246. anne
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 23:34:31

    Have to say I’m pretty lucky. My kids are healthy, I’m still employed & I have family and friends I can turn to when in need.

  247. Carla S
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 01:07:46

    I am thankful for my sons health,having a place to live,and having a car to drive.

  248. Prabhanie M.
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 13:17:14

    I am thankful for my family, good friends, lots of books (especially romance books), and hot chocolate!! Hopefully I’ll win the Kindle fire so I can read more books on my daily commute :)

  249. Violet Bick
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 14:07:00

    I am thankful for so very many things, but I’ll mention just one since I just finished reading it: I’m thankful Nalini Singh published another book in the Archangel series.

  250. Janine
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 14:49:46

    I am thankful to all the wonderful people in my life, for everyone I’ve had good book discussions with, to everyone who has helped me develop as a writer, for the DA crew, and especially to Jane and Jayne for keeping this blog going and for inviting me to join it seven years ago.

  251. Rena B
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 15:37:25

    I’m always thankful for my family who are always there to support me!

  252. JessiG
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 17:23:19

    I’m thankful for great friends and the ability to help and be helped by them.

  253. Amie S
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 23:02:20

    I am thankful for my family.

  254. Charity
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 01:14:06

    I’m always thankful for my family’s health, but this year I’m thankful to have presents already in the closet during such a scary financial time.

  255. Terry K
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 12:10:08

    I am thankful for being alive after having cancer and other ailments.

  256. Kelly C.
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 18:23:08

    I am thankful for the health of my ONLY brother. He survived his second battle, in 8+ years, with Hodgkins. And he got married, for the first time, in February. My new sister-in-law also has a 9 year old daughter, which means I/we finally have a girl to spoil, after 3 boys in 19 years. (19/13/10)

  257. elena
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 00:29:59

    Thank you for a chance to win an awesome device!.

  258. sabrina
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 00:59:06

    I’m thankful for my family. As always :)

  259. Georgia
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 02:41:43

    Always my family.

  260. julie
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 06:35:34

    my healthy kids

  261. Anne
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 10:57:45

    I’m thankful for having a job with good benefits.

  262. MarieC
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 00:11:16

    I’m thankful that I was able to see all my relatives in Korea and that we are all in good health…if a little bit older.

  263. Gwen
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 04:36:25

    I’m especially thankful for my family this year. :)

  264. Sue Sattler
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 17:37:24

    I’m thankful that my daughter and her two kids found an apartment in the same building I live in and moved out of my apartment. Of course a week after she moved out, one of my sons moved back home. *sigh* But I’m thankful that we are close and slowing starting to heal after losing my oldest son on Jan 2, 2011 due to the silent war injuries. (PTSD and TBI)

  265. Sharon
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 08:12:31

    I’m thankful for modern conveniences my great-grandmothers didn’t have: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing and a grocery store just a mile from home.

  266. Pam OLeary
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 18:41:42

    I am thankful for my beautiful son and the job I love.

  267. Laura
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 23:11:51

    I’m thankful for family.

  268. Kaci P.
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 23:28:36

    This may sound cheesy but I’m just thankful for life! Thanks for giving away this Kindle though!

  269. Fahima
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 04:31:29

    I’m thankful for the fact that I have a great life, with a wonderful family and friends :)

  270. Rachael
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 20:25:39

    My family…and is it bad I’m thankful for all the food? lol :)

  271. Amber S.
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 00:46:46

    I am thankful for wonderful family and friends.

  272. Mashiat Lamisa
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 05:42:20

    I am thankful that i am alive and healthy. I am thankful for my family, my friend and all my loved ones. I am thankful for all the love i have got in this world. I am thankful for just about everything! <3

  273. Jennifer S
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 09:24:05

    I’m thankful to my family and friends!

  274. Rose Ann
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:01:20

    There’s so many things I’m thankful for but above all this I’m thankful to God for giving me a parents that is there for me through all the problems that I’ve been even though I disappoint them sometimes.

  275. Becca B
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:48:52

    I am thankful for my family and our new baby – due in 2014!

  276. Adnana
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 06:40:55

    I’m thankful for my family.

  277. Libbey
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 18:29:39

    I am thankful for my family, who currently live 2,000 miles away from me. I am thankful for the opportunity to fly home for Christmas and see them!

  278. Sarah
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 21:37:01

    I am thankful my health has been good enough for me to go to college and succeed.

  279. book nut
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 09:36:22

    I’m thankful for my family and friends. And books, of course!!!

  280. Annalisa
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 19:57:00

    I’m thankful for my family.

  281. Valerie Peace
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 17:03:38


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