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October Device Giveaway

I’m being ushered out the door so this text may change but this is October’s Device Giveaway. As a thank you to everyone who comes and comments and visits and uses our Affiliate code links, Dear Author has given away one ereading device every month except in September when I totally spaced.

This means October there are two devices to giveaway – the Nexus 7 tablet and a brand new Kindle Paperwhite.

Dear Author thanks you all!

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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. Mims
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:56:29

    Going apple picking with my nieces and nephews.

  2. Kate Lowell
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:58:06

    My favorite fall activity is getting the barn stocked with good hay for the rescue pony. I like to know we’re all set for the winter and that I don’t have to run around like a madwoman in February, only to end up with something that’s dusty or hard for a 35 year old lad with no teeth to eat.

  3. library addict
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:58:38

    I like taking the dog for his walk in the cooler but not yet cold (boo snow) weather.

  4. Kimberlie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:59:16

    Definitely decorating for Halloween.

  5. Susan Reader
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:59:21

    Getting ready to repair a leaky faucet… would rather be reading.

  6. Jolanda van Kleef
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:59:56

    In autumn my inner child always comes out: I love walking through the fallen leaves and playing in them with my dog. They make such a wonderful sound and everything smells so earthy, so good.
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  7. Rebe
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:00:19

    I love football and hot chocolate!

  8. Lia
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:01:48

    Curling up on the sofa, reading a good book!

  9. heathercm2001
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:01:54

    I love to sit on the back porch and admire all the beautiful colors. Everything is so bright with reds, oranges, and yellows.

  10. Kim
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:02:16

    Fall is my favorite time of year! Cool weather, hoodies, football, applepicking and all that goes with it!!

  11. Sherry Haut
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:02:18

    We love going to the corn maze at the local pumpkin farm. I also love pumpkin flavored coffee.

  12. Misty H
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:02:25

    Hot apple cider and fresh cider mill doughnuts

  13. Viki G.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:03

    Is this also open to international fans? At any rate, I’m entering :-)

  14. Megan W.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:10

    Definitely football, curling up in front of the big window reading, and drinking hot tea and cider.

  15. Yvonne A
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:30

    Fall isn´t my time of the year. I like sun and in fall it is most grey. But good in fall is that i have more time to read ;)

  16. Renda
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:32

    I just like the slow down. Summer seems to be a mile a minute. Fall, I take the time to breathe, just enjoy, and ignore any and all football-related activities.

  17. Gwen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:38

    Going walking in the woods with leaves falling around me.

  18. Mila
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:04:50

    Eating pumpkin pie, drink tea and reading a book :) yummi

  19. Anne V
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:05:02

    I like plotting costumes with my niece, and walking the ditches with my dogs (although washing them after the annual dead crayfish extravaganza is not such o good time!).

  20. Andrea
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:06:40

    Apples and everything related to them. I love the hot apple cider, making applesauce and apple butter.

  21. Lisa J
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:06:45

    Going to the orchard for fresh apples. Then, I love to go home and make apple crisp or apple pie.

  22. ms bookjunkie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:06:47

    Curling up under blankets with something good to read. (Oh, wait…that’s all year round! But the blankets are a must in Autumn.)

  23. Kimberly B.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:11:21

    My favorite fall activity is dressing up for Halloween! (Though I don’t know what to dress as this year). Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. TaraR
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:12:25

    Fall hasn’t hit my country yet. But I’m looking forward to the weather cooling off.

  25. Nita G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:12:58

    This is a new favorite fall activity for me. My city just opened up a nature park and I’ve been enjoying taking the pup there and walking among the changing and falling leaves.

  26. Shelley Dodge
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:15:10

    I love fall. My favorite activities are trying all the spiced teas that come out at this time, baking pumpkin recipes (both sweet and savory), and seeing the trick or treaters.

  27. Kate L
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:15:13

    Love your blog!

  28. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:15:35

  29. Krysten M
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:16:12

    I love making fall desserts :) And of course going apple picking and running through corn mazes

  30. Cynthia
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:18:09

    I like to take a walk through parks or gardens and take pictures of nature. It’s the most beautiful in fall.

  31. Jess
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:18:37

    I love fall! Every October I reread all of my favorite gothic novels. Right now, I’m in the middle of Frankenstein!

  32. Sarah
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:18:38

    Seeing the leaves turn brown and enjoying Halloween :)

  33. Lisa W
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:19:53

    Football! And taking the kids trick or treating :)

  34. julie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:21:15

    I love taking the kids out in their costumes and see all the little ones out dressed up.

  35. Claudia Martins
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:21:46

    International fan here. It’s Spring in Brazil. I like both Fall and Spring, because the weather is mild. We don’t celebrate Halloween, but if we did, I’d enjoy carving pumpkins.

  36. Lori S
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:30:30

    I love that fall is the beginning of holiday season, starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with New Years. So many opportunities to be with family & friends. And so much pumpkin bread! Win!

  37. Miss_Malapert
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:33:16

    Thank you so much for doing these giveaways! And thank you for curating all of the news links and daily deals. You are awesome!

  38. Connie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:34:09

    I love hiking in the fall and enjoying the foliage along the way.

  39. Kirsty
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:35:11

    Halloween decorations, enjoying the fall weather & colors, gearing up for the holidays.

  40. Karen E.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:37:40

    I love going to college football games.

  41. viktha
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:46:02

    I love everything about fall. Runs are so much nicer without the hot temps, the trails are beautiful, cookingin crockpot, and halloween.

  42. Jenna
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:46:18

    Hanging out with little kids during the Halloween season. They get so excited! So much cooler then stuff I’m supposed to do as a 20 something.

  43. Erin K.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:49:18

    Outdoor grilling and patio time. Most of the summer here is too hot for oudoor activities so I savor the cooler fall temps.

  44. srs
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:49:20

    I love going for long walks in the fall. Then coming come and having some hot tea or cocoa.

  45. Kasey
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:53:07

    I love that I get to make my niece’s Halloween costume every year. This year she wants to be Rapunzel.

  46. Janice Santillo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:53:53

    football and pumpkin spice latte

  47. Kate Marcille
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:54:51

    So many things! I live in New England and love the seasons. Fall is my favorite because of the beautiful changing foliage and the cool nights that have me pulling out my scarves.
    My birthday is also in the fall (today actually!), and I always do something with my family. I love having them all together and am humbled that they do so on/around my birthday.
    I think even more than the last, I love going to a book convention with friends I’ve stayed in touch with for 5+ years. We pick a convention that works for everyone and have a long weekend of crazy fun and talking books and everything under the sun.

  48. Jane
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:58:06

    Hiking and looking at the beautiful colours.

  49. Corina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:58:07

    I really don’t bake much during the summer, so once the weather turns cool I love breaking out the loaf pans and cookie sheets and going all-out.

  50. Nadia Lee
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:59:46

    Picnics & zoo outings w/ Hero Material & The Boy :)

  51. April W
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:00:03

    Mmm Fall! Love all the beautiful colors!

  52. Christina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:00:45

    It is definitely eating the Halloween candy.

  53. Elisa Giocosa
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:01:11

    Drinking a cup of tea reading a good book :)

  54. mari
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:03:10

    Taking kiddies trick or treating.

  55. Tammy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:03:16

    I just love looking around at the leaves changing colors and the fall temperatures. I love to eat anything pumpkin.

  56. Dee
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:04:36

    Definitely walking the dogs and NOT sweating buckets while doing it. (Thus my fav activity would be ‘moving about in the cooler temps’…ahem)

  57. Amanda
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:05:30

    There is a fall craft festival that happens in my area every year, it always starts of the fall for me. Also I love snuggling in the covers as the weather turns cold.

    And the candy, I love the candy.

  58. sheryl n
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:06:44

    I like the cooler temperatures for one. My son really likes pumpkins, so we hit up the pumpkin patch and then decorate it. Trick or treat is a big thing too, love to dress up

  59. Jill LeTempt
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:07:08

    Handing out candy for Halloween, I love seeing the kids in their costumes.

  60. Helen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:09:08

    Theatre season starts up again in the fall here, so I enjoy getting back into that routine.

  61. elaing8
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:18:11

    My favorite fall thing is Thanksgiving (Canada has it in October)

  62. Amy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:18:17

    I love the fact that the season has begun for hot apple cider and fall colored sweaters. And during this month we will take our annual trip to the local pumpkin farm to pick our pumpkins and walk through the corn maze.

  63. Mary Jo Burke
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:18:57

    The fall colors and crisp cool air.

  64. Jane
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:22:35

    @Viki G.: Yes, it is. If an international entrant wins I will send you the equivalent in USD to the device.

  65. Ashlea
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:22:53

    Wearing sweaters. Seriously, I wait all summer for the opportunity.

  66. EvelynS
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:23:23

    Taking my kids to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins!!

  67. Lynnd
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:28:14

    Going for long walks and eating pumpkin our

  68. Katherine
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:29:31

    I love cooking with all the wonderful Fall crops. Squashes of every kind, making apple cider…finally having days cold enough for hearty soups. Fall is definitely my favorite season, from the cooling weather to changing leaves, it has so much to enjoy.

  69. Danielle H
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:31:09

    The leaves of trees changing colour.

  70. Rosie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:34:45

    Going to pumpkin patch with my niece/nephew.

  71. Valerie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:35:00

    Long walks in the park and hikes in the woods and visiting the pumpkin patch… I love fall!

  72. Judi L
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:45:02

    Definitely eating all the candy….nom nom nom.

  73. Vi Dao
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:45:25

    My favorite fall activity is having a pumpkin latte while reading a good book.

  74. Erin
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:46:06

    I’m not really looking forward to the winter since I HATE the cold. Fall consists of me bundling up as much as possible in preparation for winter.

  75. Cheryl R
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:46:17

    Fall has always been my favorite time because my birthday is this month..amazing it hasn’t changed since I’ve gotten older.

  76. Nicole Laverdure
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:49:37

    I love Fall! We love to decorate the house for Halloween. My husband bakes pumpkin muffins, and he never forgets to bake me a delicious pumpkin pie! Here in Quebec Canada, the leaves turn to beautiful Fall colors, it’s so breathtaking! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  77. Jazzi
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:49:47

    This may sound kinda lazy, but with this years really bad weather I love curling up under a blanket and playing with my 6-month-old. When I can’t read b/ mostly he does want to be entertained, we both love listening to audiobooks.

    Btw, just bought the last hour of Gann, thanks to your review (:

  78. Andrea D
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:52:26

    Making soups and stews and baking pie (apple, pumpkin).

  79. Joni
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:52:56

    Fall foods. Apples (with smoked cheddar), pumpkin flavored everything, etc.

  80. Lauren
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 11:58:22

    Scary movies for Halloween and watching the leaves change!

  81. Jody W.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:01:40

    Favorite fall activity: coming up with the most awesome costumes for the kids and anyone else who wants them! The number of adults I’ve talked into dressing up as Jedi is not small.

  82. Ellie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:02:37

    I love everything about fall – the cooler weather, the leaves, the way coffee tastes extra good. We go all out decorating for Halloween, and bake as much pumpkin-related foods as we can!

  83. Erica H
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:07:10

    Halloween costumes and candy!

  84. Shannon H
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:07:52

    My favorite fall activity is going to college football games with my parents! I get to one or two a year with them and it is great fun

  85. Megan S
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:09:12

    The Halloween candy, definitely.

  86. Nancy B
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:09:35

    I love fall – the hot chocolate, Thanksgiving, the changing leaves, walking outside in the cooler weather, reading under a blanket. It’s all so good. Thanks for reminding me that fall is here – I live in the South and we got our first “cold front” down to the 60s last night. So many things to look forward to in the next couple of months!

  87. Sarah
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:10:27

    I pretty much love ALL fall related activities though I do love seeing little kids all dressed up as they go trick or treating. Don’t enjoy the older kids who come nearly as much. Cute ladybug or guy in a hockey mask? give me the cute ladybug.

  88. EVH 93
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:19:18

    While I like all the things that come with Fall – pumpkin spice latte’s, Halloween candy, college football – my favorite Fall activity of all is being able to FINALLY turn off the a/c!!!

  89. nan
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:21:18

    I love the candy. Especially since this is the time for a lot of candy sales.

  90. Appomattoxco
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:35:07

    I love being able to bake again when the weather gets cooler.

  91. Angela
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:37:16

    Would LOVE a new Kindle to give to my Gramma:)

  92. Allison W
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:40:10

    Apple cider!!

  93. Lindsay
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:40:37

    Watching spooooooky movies and reading spooky books, and eating all the things for Canadian thanksgiving! nom nom nom.

  94. Expy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:42:46

    My favorite fall activity is rolling in the pile of fall leaves.

  95. julie counts
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:44:04

    Here where I’m at, we have a Halloween parade that I love to go to every year. I also enjoy taking the haunted tours.

  96. Heidi
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:44:05

    Anything to do with apples, cinnamon and pumpkins!! Love it!!

  97. rissatoo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:45:17

    I love the cooling temps, the changing leaves, the pumpkin foods & drinks, the Halloween decorating & candy, etc. I just plain love Fall. :)

  98. FullofGrace
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:46:13

    I love apple cider season. And when everything is pumpkin flavored and scented, like pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin spice candles. Fall I’d my FAVORITE time of year.

  99. Adrean Garcia
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:48:42

    I love painting pumpkins with my boys. Then one Friday in the month of October going to the haunted houses!

  100. Debbie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:50:29

    I like baking pumpkin muffins , enjoying sleeping with the windows open, and admiring the changing leaves.

  101. MD
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:52:02

    I don’t think I have special fall activities ;-) But then I live in a place where seasons don’t differ too much.

  102. AnnB
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:52:56

    Stalking the stores for the newest Halloween decorations and celebrating our wedding anniversary with my husband.

  103. Lynnette
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:53:16

    Fall is the best! We went for apples and cider donuts this AM. Now watching football, with an apple crisp and meatloaf to come. And that candy. . .

  104. Lisa Brown
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:58:59

    I like decorating the outside of the house for fall, getting it ready for Halloween.

  105. Louise H.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:00:46

    I like when the air gets a little crisp but the sun is still out. My area doesn’t really get a “fall” per se. So it’s very short lived. But no matter what the weather is like, I can count on Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Sometimes they become my reason to live. :)

  106. cleo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:01:12

    Fall is my favorite season (one of my favorite parts of living in Chicago is the great fall weather). I like crunching through leaves and drinking hot apple cider.

  107. SaraC
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:04:54

    Mmmmm candy corn…

  108. Ursula Whislter
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:05:41

    Fall means baking pumpkin pies and apple pies. That’s what I love about this season.

  109. Aisushi
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:05:49

    We don’t have fall season, so … Happy All Souls Day, I guess? XD

  110. Victoria
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:07:28

    I’m so not a Fall type of girl. Summer is my season. But Fall means football is back. And yes, I do tend to read more in the fall as well, especially since so many of my favorites have new releases at this time of year.

  111. holly q
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:16:00

    Fall is my favorite. Even if the temperature hasn’t completely dipped yet, there’s a sort of energy and spark in the air that really moves me and makes me happy. Probably from back in my hs/college pagan days. :) Also, pumpkin flavored everything.

  112. Ruth
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:16:16

    I enjoy baking now that it isn’t like living in a convection oven in my apartment .

  113. Jenny
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:16:58

    Favorite fall activity – curled up with a great book by a window overlooking the fall leaves.

  114. Azucena Rodriguez
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:17:00

    I love the excuse to eat/drink everything pumpkin related :) I love making all the pumpkin pie/cheesecake varieties known to man.

  115. Angie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:18:48

    Making caramel apples!

  116. Joanna YoucancallmeNoona (Young)
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:19:41

    Thanks for the giveaway, Jane!

    My favorite activity in October is definitely dressing up for Halloween (we have so many Halloween parties here in NYC) and attending the annual parade (which sadly hasn’t been held in the last few years).

    For the first time ever, my family and I went pumpkin picking in Maryland and that was a great and new experience. Also, I enjoy the availability of pumpkin food and drinks everywhere during this time of the year. :)

  117. Katherine
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:25:51

    Having an excuse to bake all things pumpkin – bread, muffins, pie, cookies – yum.

  118. j3nny
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:27:33

    woah two! :) thank you for the giveaway~

    my fave activity is to see the leaves change color :) halloween creeps me out lol

  119. Lori
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:28:33

    Fall is all about cooking to me also. Soups and hearty stock pot meals. I bake more, simmer more and read more. It’s like sleeping in (which I also do more of). Fall recharges me and it’s my favorite season.

  120. Barbara Elness
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:29:12

    My favorite fall activity is celebrating my birthday with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. I always have that instead of cake. Since it’s the day after Halloween, it’s always tied in with that holiday too, which has always been my favorite one. I really try to buy candy to hand out for Halloween that I don’t like that much, so I don’t have to worry about eating it. :D

  121. Alyssa
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:29:16

    I love indulging in anything pumpkin or apple related! xD

  122. Kim
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:32:49

    Thanks for the giveaway. Fall ushers in fresh apples and cider.

  123. Rebekah
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:34:35

    I like watching new television shows. They are a replacement for all of the baseball that I watch throughout the summer.

  124. Brandi B
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:40:38

    I love pulling out sweaters and boots to wear and blankets for my bed. I also like walking into shops and smelling fall-scented candles or potpourri. Apples, cinnamon, pumpkin.

  125. Andreea
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:41:00

    Fall is all about pumpkin pie! :) And also getting ready for Christmas.

  126. kathybaug
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:44:40

    I love watching the trees change colors.

  127. Dezaray
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:45:05

    Thanks for the giveaway….this is awesome and what a wonderful October gift! I love all of the Fall activities that are offered…the wagon rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and the changing of the leaves.

  128. Annette
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:53:13

    I love everything pumpkin-related: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin crumble!

  129. Julie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:02:53

    Stepping on crunch leaves and curling up under warm blankets.

  130. Kate Sherwood
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:04:59

    I think my favourite fall activity is about the same as my favourite activity for other times of the year – writing! But in the fall I get to do it with a big sweater and a mug of hot cider.

  131. Glittergirl
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:06:58

    My favorite fall activity is soaking up the atmosphere — the glorious fall leaves, the smells, the weather extremes from chilly mornings to the hot afternoons, the fog, Halloween ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!!! Enjoy your Fall

  132. Diane Mc.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:15:00

    I love fall but it takes south Texas forever to cool down.

  133. Ann Fischer
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:15:14

    I love handing out candy to all the cute little trick or treaters and seeing their costumes!

  134. cyclops8
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:19:27

    Love to go apple and pumpkin picking.

  135. Cheryl McInnis
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:20:00

    Going for walks and enjoying the fall colors…then coming home and having a big mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and reading a good book :)

  136. Ducky
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:21:03

    Having a nice, long walk in the crisp and cool fall air.

  137. Anna
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:28:51

    Reading, obviously…

  138. TerryS
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:29:18

    Um, definitely eating the Halloween candy that doesn’t get passed out. I’m so evil that I have been known to get a variety of candy, and hide the Mounds to give out last. Hubs doesn’t like coconut. (In my defense, he’s been known to sneak the peanut butter cups- so, don’t feel too sorry for him!)

  139. MaryC
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:29:24

    Love the colors of fall and the cooler weather for long walks.

  140. Jenny P
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:30:24

    I love going to pick apples at an orchard and then eating them at home, thinking “Yay! It’s fall!” thoughts. :)

  141. Becky H
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:30:31

    going walking

  142. Sandyl
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:30:35

    I like the warm days and cool nights. Not too hot, not too cold.

  143. Jennifer Estep
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:40:14

    One of my favorite things about fall is watching the leaves change color.

  144. Sabrina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:40:59

    Ha, it was 90 degrees here in San Diego yesterday. So perhaps my usual fall activity here is waiting for fall to actually begin, but otherwise it’s those nights where it’s finally cool enough for hot spiced cider.

  145. Katrina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:43:38

    Knitting cozy things and apple picking!

  146. Bea
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:45:41

    I live in New England. I love going for walks in the cool weather, watching the foliage change, and playing in the leaves, drinking cider and eating apples. I also love eating Thanksgiving dinner and Halloween candy. :)

  147. Scifigirl1986
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:50:47

    My favorite fall activity is preparing for and then participating in NaNoWriMo. I’ve got 2 projects in mind for this year, so I have to figure out what I’m doing soon. :)

  148. Mo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:56:41

    Baking then eating pumpkin pie made from fresh pumpkin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  149. Marti
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:57:23

    I love baking fall food items: apple pie, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, molasses spice cookies make fall fall to me

  150. Crisopera
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 14:59:29

    Love Autumn except that I never can dress correctly – cool in the morning, but hot by the evening. Otherwise, it’s my favorite season.

  151. Danielle West
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:12:43

    All of the above! :) Thank you

  152. Mitzi
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:13:28

    Go Oakland A’s…..Baseball and Football and a Great Book!!!

  153. Tina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:15:57

    Fall is all about the apples. We go apple picking. Our favorite place is a place that presses the apples into cider as we watch. It if crisp and fresh, like drinking apples!

  154. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:17:54

    Football, football and more football!

  155. Natalie G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:18:41

    My favorite fall activity is coming up with the crazy face for our pumpkins and carving them. Unfortunately , I’m not doing anything that fun today (working on a Sunday…).

  156. Meg H.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:19:17

    I love drinking hot chocolate and hot tea!

  157. Carol F.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:22:12

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love watching the leaves change, there’s something about fall colors that make for an absolutely gorgeous view. The candy is pretty nice, too!

  158. Rachel
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:22:23

    Heading into early summer here, and are you lot for real – you sound like romance book covers! Love it all. Keep up the good work, gives me a smile a day.

  159. Arely Z.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:27:10

    Yay, thank you for the giveaway :D

  160. Arely Z.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:28:29

    @Arely Z.:

    Oh, and my favorite thing to do is just sit outside and read while the breeze runs through my hair :)

  161. Maureen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:29:54

    Giving out candy on Halloween is my favorite since my kids are grown and I enjoy seeing the kids in costume.

  162. Turophile
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:33:02

    Pick me. :)

  163. Danielle
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:34:05

    Reading a good book and snuggling up in a blanket as the leaves fall while sipping on hot cocoa.

  164. Turophile
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:34:05

    My Favorite Fall activity – long bike rides when the leaves are changing. Making soup from fall vegetables. Bonfires. And much more. Fall is awesome!!

  165. Jennifer
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:38:43

    Walking on the beach, provided I have warm clothes.

  166. Tiffany
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:40:05

    Reading, under a down throw, with a sweater and tea and fluffy socks.

  167. P. Kirby
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:41:19

    Fall for me is about getting the last veggies out of the faltering garden, running and biking through my lovely little village, watching the leaves turn red and gold, and enjoying the respite from the summer’s heat. (And dreading the cold.)

    This being ABQ Balloon Fiesta week, mornings include a sky full of hot air balloons. And this being fall in New Mexico, the smell of roasting green chile.

  168. Pamela
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:45:24

    Jogging outside among the falling leaves and watching my son play flag football!

  169. ruth
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:45:38

    I love trick or treating!

  170. Julie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:47:08

    Eating Halloween candy.

  171. Kristin W
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:48:30

    I live in Arizona, so I’m looking forward to finally turning off my air conditioning :-)

  172. Olivia D Hamilton
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:49:18

    I love trick or treating with my kids. We always have fun and come home wore out :)

  173. Carolyn
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:51:06

    Something I look forward to every fall is the new crop of Yukon Gold potatoes!

  174. Sophia (FV)
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 15:58:56

    I love taking the kids to the pumpkin patch. We have a rule: If you can carry it, you can have it. It’s fun watching the kids try to get the biggest pumpkin they can carry.

  175. MaryAnne
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:01:25

    Favourite fall activity is the same as favourite activity – reading! Except with a duvet and a glass of wine next to me. Or Baileys :)

  176. txvoodoo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:06:18

    REading, knitting now that it’s not so hot the yarn makes my hands sweat, having my windows open at night! After all, this is Texas. Autumn means 60 degrees at night. :D

  177. Beth Yarnall
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:13:56

    Eating all the ‘good’ candy from the variety bag & giving the rest to trick-or-treaters.

  178. Lisa
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:17:53

    Just enjoying a lazy Sunday.

  179. AH@badassbookreviews
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:18:16

    My favorite fall activity is fall baking, closely followed by walks outside listening to the leaves scrunch under my feet, then going out for a pumpkin spice latte. Oh, and reading a good book or two. Thanks for the giveaway.

  180. Patti
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:20:19

    Reading on the front porch, enjoying the beautiful weather and watching the wildlife.

  181. Victoria Zumbrum
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:26:39

    Halloween. Trick n Treat. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  182. Shannon
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:27:36

    Watching football or curling up with a good book

  183. LB
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:27:52

    Sweater weather is the best.

  184. Sherri
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:35:45

    I love reading and listening to the rain in the fall. And since I live in the Pacific NW, I do this during the winter, spring and often during the summer. The peaceful sound of rain while I read is something I think I will always love.

  185. Kim M
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:48:32

    I love eating all the pumpkin related food. You know pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread.

  186. Angela G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 16:57:34

    I love the fall, it’s finally cool enough in the desert to enjoy being outside.

  187. Elli
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:01:45

    My favorite fall activity is drinking apple cider… Hmmm

    And I would love a Paperwhite for my mom — her kindle is really a dinosaur these days :)

  188. Mary
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:02:32

    My favorite season is Fall – love to walk outside and enjoy the changing color of the leaves and cooler temps.

  189. Lobo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:02:33

    I like the sunny but crisp weather and a good walk and then I love to go home to drink hot chocholate or tea and curl up with a good book.

  190. Helen Marie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:03:52

    I love watching the new fall TV shows, making chocolate chip pumpkin bread & of course finding my next favorite book in my TBR pile.

    Thanks so much for your fantastic blog! Love the book reviews and essays.

  191. Karen C.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:08:52

    My favorite fall activity is watching the leafs change and watching college football. :)

  192. Kristin
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:09:40

    My favorite fall activity is going to the ballpark to watch postseason baseball. Go Cards! and thanks for the giveaway!

  193. Erica
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:10:24


  194. Marie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:22:45

    Baking, eating candy, and getting out my winter sweaters (basically, to cover up all the after effects of the baking and candy eating).

  195. KatieF
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:25:56

    I like sitting on my front porch swing, wrapped in a blanket, reading a book (romance, natch).

  196. kp
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:35:11

    All of the above!!! Fall is my favorite season. I am lucky enough to live in New England and love the changing of the leaves. Both my kids attended college in Western MA and weekend trips out there were beautiful!!!

  197. Leigh
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:42:35

    I love being able to curl up in a warm blanket and reading for hours at a time during the fall.

  198. Jacqueline
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:42:38

    I grew up in Michigan, so I still associate fall with trips to the apple orchards for apple picking, fresh old fashioned donuts, and hot and cold apple cider. After living in D.C. and Texas, I’ve realized how much I appreciate those activities now that I’m unable to do them.

  199. Nicole C.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:47:03

    We don’t really have fall in Texas, but my favorite fall season activity is deciding on a Halloween costume.

  200. Emmy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:47:23

    What I love about the fall is the cooler weather, football and all the holidays that come up.

  201. cayenne
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:49:15

    Halloween candy is the best part of autumn – I buy stuff early while there’s choice, tend to make a big dent in it so that it has to replenished to have anything to hand out to kids. Oh, and russet apples. They’re the best but don’t store well, so they’re an autumn-only treat.

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  202. Kris Bock
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:51:16

    I love many things about fall, but one of the best things is that the mosquitoes finally go away!

  203. KellyM
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 17:56:24

    We went apple picking with friends today, and that’s always a nice trip. Also fall is cooking season for me. I love filling my freezer with soups and cookie dough and all kinds of meals. That way, when the winter blahs hit, I can just pop some soup I’m the microwave, dive back under my blanket, and read on without worrying about getting to the store in the snow.

  204. Sharleen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:04:55

    Looking at the foliage. It is consolation for the fact that summer is over. And reading, always reading.

  205. erinf1
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:11:20

    I’m all about the pumpkin lattes from Starbucks and this is the only time of year that I “allow” myself to eat candy. I love when the air gets crisp and I can bring out the fuzzy blankets and settle in with my dog in my lap, a good book and a warm drink :)

  206. Naomi
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:12:21

    Barney’s Beauty Event is my Favorite fall activity. I got really confused this year as it’s in October and not November

  207. Marcy Shuler
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:18:02

    Well, if I’m being totally honest…I love snitching candy from the Halloween stash. LOL


  208. Sara
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:23:56

    Since i live in New Hampshire, leaf peeping is everyday! Hot, mulled apple cider with a dash of rum! Apple picking with the kiddos, and finding the perfect pumpkin at the farm stand!

  209. Eliza Evans
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:31:46

    I love going to apple orchards, probably because before I moved to the Midwest I had never been to one.

  210. Ya
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:45:24

    Just enjoying good books and cups of tea.

  211. Angie G.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:46:13

    I love the cooler weather and changing leaves. Candy corn is also available again! :-)

  212. Nicole
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:50:13

    I love all the pumpkin and apple flavors. And I love the cooler temps.

  213. Jay
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:55:17

    Looking at fall foliage and raking the leaves.

  214. helen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:57:30

    I love walking in the fall leaves and taking photographs of the amazing color. If I had unlimited money I’d have homes all over the globe and move to each one as fall begins, that is how much I love it! I also LOVE stayman winesap apples. YUM!

  215. Delilah
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:59:35

    Go Apple Picking, bake apple pies and make homemade apple sauce.

  216. Keri
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:01:35

    Eating pumpkin pie

  217. Lily
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:03:02

    Tailgating at football games and the baseball playoffs.

  218. Beth P
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:26:22

    I love handing out candy and seeing all of the wonderful costumes!

  219. Diane
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:32:46

    making pumpkin pie!

  220. TerryS
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:33:20

    Balance reading and knitting. Even better learning to knit while reading. When that doesn’t work, tune up an audible book and do both!

  221. Karina G.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:49:32

    My favorite part is Halloween and seeing what my little nieces and cousins will be dressed as. Its always so freaking funny and cute!

  222. Karen W.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:56:43

    Living in hot, humid south Florida, my favorite thing about fall is that the weather starts to cool down!

  223. Sneha Bharath
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:01:20

    Pumpkin spice lattes!!!! And rich creamy soups!

  224. Gabrielle
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:05:23

    I love taking walks and enjoying the beautiful colors.

  225. Katelin
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:12:30

    I like getting the candy at a cheaper price. I like the weather.

  226. Taylor P
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:12:35

    I love fall decorations and the cooler weather.

  227. Misty S
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:14:25

    Corn mazes and pumpkin picking at the farm!

  228. Ann Marie
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:32:56

    There is so much I love about autumn that it’s had to pick just one. Halloween, Thanksgiving, cooler weather, sweaters, the leaves turning beautiful colors, more time to read, fall baking. I could go on and on. My favorite season. Thank you so much for the generous give-away!

  229. Stephanie F.
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:53:37

    Decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Eating all my favorite fall food and candy. Apple picking with my kids and watching all the football games.

  230. Timitra
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:57:19

    Eating candy hands down!

  231. sabrina
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:07:34

    Going for a walk :)

  232. Emily McGee
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:11:38

    Carving pumpkins and making pumpkin squares!! And of course I LOVE the weather!!

  233. gamistress66
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:13:12

    I enjoy the autumn flavored treats (pumpkin, apple, etc) though eating the Halloween candy that’s suppose to be handed out comes in close ;)

  234. Ann G
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 21:38:58

    I love the leaves changing color in the Fall.

  235. amy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 22:13:01

    Seeing the leaves change color and crunching my way through them on my daily walk.

  236. Jocelyn
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 22:19:28

    This would be a great chance to read at any time and have a choice of reading materials. I need to win one of these.

  237. Susanj
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 22:25:29

    Costumes and candy!!

  238. Kristen
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 23:20:16

    I love dressing up and going trick-o-treating with my babies.

  239. MissE
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 23:52:06

    I love kicking through the leaves on my walk. I also love the crisp, clean scent of fall.

  240. Molly
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 23:57:56

    Baking, definitely baking, my house isn’t air conditioned and summer is just too hot to run the oven any more often than absolutely necessary. So cool weather brings back cookies and cakes and fresh bread and all the good stuff. Getting to curl up with a book and some hot tea and a couple cookies is an really nice way to spend an evening.

  241. Denise Van Plew
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:11:37

    Fall colors eating pumpkin stuff.

  242. azteclady
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:20:47

    Enjoying the slightly cooler weather (hey, I live in Florida!) and longer nights–reading in bed for the win!

  243. Colette
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:30:39

    My favorite time of year! Thanks for the competition :)

  244. Nikki
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:31:40

    Drinking fall themed coffee :) and apple cider.

  245. Tiffany
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:45:43

    I enjoy going to fall festivals with family and friends. Also, reading a good book and drinking hot tea.

  246. Kerry
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 00:57:39

    Digging out my cozy sweaters, and breathing in the crisp fall air.

  247. Kimberly Coady
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:08:18

    All things Halloween and everything pumpkin.

  248. Christina
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:08:37

    Making, then devouring Pumpkin Pie with my son!

  249. Katrina T.
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:37:13

    I love curling up and reading at home when it’s raining outside.

  250. elena
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:43:13

    I love the colors in the fall.

  251. Nicole A.
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 02:10:13

    I love fall. My favorite activity is decorating my house in all things fall. Thank you for the giveaway.

  252. Jennifer Ghyselinck
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 02:39:13

    what i love about fall is the colour of leaves (red, yellow…) and Halloween. I will be in witch…

  253. Sarah
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 03:10:06

    Watching the leaves change – I love the different colours.

  254. Alison
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 03:36:05

    Wearing boots again

  255. Connie Brentford
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 03:36:13

    Fall has yet to come to Spain but soon!

  256. Liz C.
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 04:10:10

    I love the cooler weather and all the pumpkin flavored treats, except for pumpkin pie (it’s a texture thing. ugh).

  257. Sally
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 04:42:20

    I hit the stores on November 1st when the Halloween candy goes on sale.

  258. Christine M.
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 06:58:03

    Picking up the games I didn’t play during summer because I wasn’t yet in cocooning mode. :)

  259. Norma
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:04:57

    Love pumpkin carving. Love spending time outside with my family. Hate eating or drinking anything pumpkin! LOL

    Thanks for the give away!

  260. CG
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:13:58

    One of my favorite things about fall is spending time in the kitchen making hearty soups that make the house smell yummy. For some reason this makes me feel all cozy and warm.

  261. Suz Glo
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:50:21

    Visiting an apple orchard in the NC mountains. I come home with 30+ pounds of delicious, fresh picked apples but, I must admit, I look forward to the homemade apple donuts and apple cider just as much.

  262. Juhi
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:01:47

    Would love a Kindle paperwhite for the coming winter months!

  263. Anita
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:21:07

    I love fall because of apple cider and pumpkin beer!

  264. Laura
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:28:36

    I love apple picking and then the ensuing baking.

  265. Steff
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:50:17

    I love the baseball playoffs – I’d love them even better if my team would win!

  266. Lorenda Christensen
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:51:32

    Mine is definitely pulling out the hot cocoa packs.

  267. Tae
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 09:07:03

    drinking hot apple cider and baking, I love the cooler weather because now I can finally start using the oven!

  268. Pam OLeary
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 09:25:45

    My favorite fall activity is sitting on the sun porch with all of the windows open with a hot cup of tea, a warm blanket and a good book.

  269. LK
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 09:41:19

    No fall activities here. xD
    Recently the haze has been really bad, not much of outdoor activities done.

  270. Laura C
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 10:31:25

    As silly as this is, I love grabbing a pumpkin spiced latte at starbucks and slowly moving into a peppermint mocha. I cant wait to be back in seattle where the leaves turn and pumpkin patches are a whole day of activity!

  271. Jen
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 10:33:29

    I just love going to apple orchards. So much fun!

  272. PhoebeC
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 10:34:50

    Sweater shopping while drinking pumpkin iced coffee is my favorite fall activity! :)

  273. Suzy K
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 10:50:17

    I love fall because I can get out my sweaters and comfy clothing…. and have hot chocolate and cider and curl in a ball with a good book and a furry animal.

  274. Ggrace
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:11:18

    Cooler nights, football and hot chocolate.

  275. Madeline Iva
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:12:42

    October is the best month ever! I love the leaves when they turn color–especially the giant yellow ones, Day of the Dead stuff. I like it from the skeezy stuff to the kid stuff. We always have a pumpkin carving party and get candy for the neighbor’s kids. :)

  276. ikkinlala
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:18:47

    My favourite fall activity is baking apple pie.

  277. mssarahb
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:29:45

    going to the pumpkin fields at a nearby farm followed by hot cider.

  278. CK
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:30:54

    I love reading in the fall! (and the winter, spring and, um, summer too)

  279. Kerryn Reid
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:43:05

    Way back when I lived in Massachusetts, it was the apples, and scuffing through the maple leaves on the ground. Now that I live in Florida, I settle for slightly cooler temperatures — and the candy!

  280. DeeAnn K
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:49:56

    I love spending more time outdoors in the cooler weather. Camping and geocaching are my favorites.

  281. Claire
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:56:12

    In France, we don’t really celebrate Hallowwen. But in that season, I enjoy cinnamon cookies and hot chocolates.

  282. Katie
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 12:44:40

    I absolutely adore fall, I can’t wait until the leaves turn all shades of red, orange and yellow. Hmmm, and all those hours spent reading. Sigh.

  283. Jaime C
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 12:45:28

    I love the cooler weather, the colors of the leaves turning, the smells coming from my kitchen, and warm sweaters!

  284. Dunja
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 12:52:39

    Fall is great time to read and eat pies :). So favorite fall activities are reading and eating.

  285. Brianna (The Book Vixen)
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 13:16:32

    I love taking the kids to the pumpkin patch. They have a corn maze and train ride.

  286. Carolyn
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 13:20:35

    I love watching Michigan football games on Saturdays knowing that there’s a crock pot full of chili waiting for me at home.

  287. Diana Silva
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 14:01:39

    I love caramel candy apples:)

  288. riga
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 14:19:00

    Having lived in the same house for thirty years, watching the two huge maple trees in my yard change color has become my favorite thing about fall AND about my home. They turn an unusually dark orange – gorgeous! – plus they hold their leaves longer than any other trees in the neighborhood. As long as there are still leaves on those branches, I can deny the approach of winter.

  289. Jessica
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 14:21:39

    Baking. This week was apple cinnamon muffins.

  290. leslie
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 14:49:44

    My netbook died when I spilt a giant latte on it recently. My 1st gen Kindle is not charging due to loose port connection. I am so disconnected! I am sooo busy I can’t spend time researching devices. So if I win, it will make it very easy for me….the choice would be taken out of my hands.

    2013 NFL season (so far) is outstanding! Halloween is coming up and I am going to a fantastic party that has been terrific every year. I am going as Kate Daniels, I have the BEST prop sword and the coolest boots!

    My best friend is having her first baby this fall after trying for one for fifteen years. She’s 44. It’s a miracle!

    This is the best time of the year!

  291. Krista
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 15:04:25

    Eating candy!!!

  292. Zora
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 15:36:50

    I love long walks between the colorful leaves during the sunny days. With good company…:-)

  293. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 15:45:11

    I think my favorite fall activity is watching football – college OR pro!

  294. The_Book_Queen
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 16:30:04

    Ooh…enjoying a good mug of hot cocoa. Trying out new recipes to bake. Eating far too much (which I then regret later, but that’s a different story entirely). Watching the leaves turn and taking walks in the crisp air. I could go on and on! :)


  295. Lindsay
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 17:44:44

    All of the pumpkin flavored treats at Trader Joes!!!

  296. Karen
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 17:48:51

    Eating candy corn!

  297. Jess1
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 17:50:41

    My favorite Fall activity would be eating foods related to Autumn such as pumpkin pie, winter squash etc.

  298. Rebecca (Another one)
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 18:04:31

    My favorite thing is putting the thick duvet cover onto my bed. I like reading in bed best when it is cold out.

  299. Tracy
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 18:58:16

    My favorite fall thing is probably bonfires.

  300. John Lamano
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 19:40:13

    Carving pumpkins and costumes!

  301. Susan
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 20:02:27

    Since it was such a lousy day today, I read an older Shirlee Busbee book. Have never read her older books and have to say I am enjoying them!

  302. Sandypo
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 20:24:53

    Looking at the trees changing colors

  303. Maria Malaveci
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 20:49:25

    Favorite activity is going the the Cider Mill with my kids and getting cider and donuts!

  304. winnie
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 21:01:21

    I like indulging in some Halloween candy at times during October, but favourite thing about the fall is beginning of hockey season! :)

  305. Franziska
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 21:04:47

    I love to drink hot cinnamon tea on a cold morning.

  306. Briar
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 22:28:48

    Even though it’s spring where I live, I’ve enjoyed reading about the fall activities in the American part of the world. I also love that it’s football season (and that we can enjoy at least some games via ESPN.)

  307. Katie
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 22:55:59

    This year, I’m pretty excited about wearing lots of pretty, new sweaters! In general, though, I love being able to drink lots and lots of tea.

  308. E. Isaacs
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 23:09:19

    Gardening! Fall is the perfect time to plant new stuff in your garden if you live in California. Much better than spring.

    Also, now it’s cool enough that I can start wearing all extravagant scarves again with long romantic skirts and dresses.

  309. Alexandra A
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 05:20:24

    Eating candy :)

  310. Otila
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 05:33:12

    Halloween & football!!!

  311. Kim L
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 08:12:46

    I love football and the cooler weather.

  312. Justine
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 10:31:00

    I like breathing in the crisp air, walking on fallen fall foliage, and drinking hot apple cider.

  313. Jason
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 11:56:16

    My favorite Fall activity is getting ready for halloween!

  314. Ken X
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 12:10:49

    Curling up under a blanket reading ebooks/e-magazines or watching movies

  315. Sarah
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 15:15:42

    Drinking hot spiced apple cider.

  316. Christy
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 15:24:56

    My favorite thing is the decorating

  317. wendy
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 16:37:59

    CANDY CORN!! (and carving pumpkins)

  318. Kristi
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 17:29:52

    Enjoying the fall weather, making soup, dressing up for Halloween!

  319. Sandy Xiong
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 20:45:23

    Eating candies and watching the old disney halloween movie (Halloweentown, etc) with siblings. I’m a kid at heart

  320. Amie S
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 22:58:28

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is enjoying the cooler weather and the changing leaves.

  321. Livia Maftei
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:27:14

    Autumn easn’t my favourite part of the year but then I read the comments – and yes, curling in bed, tea and punpkin pies are wonderful :)

  322. Jane Faith
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:47:17

    nothing’s better than curled up in your favorite spot in the house or even under the shade of a beautiful tree with a good book in your hand. :)

  323. Inga
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:59:06

    Celebrating all of the birthdays is the best part.

  324. Jae Lee
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 08:31:10

    Yay fall. I love being able to bake again. NYC summers are disgusting, even when temps aren’t too high and the thought of turning on my oven makes me want to cry. But once the cooler weather settles in, oh yes. It’s cookie time. Also, pie and cake time.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  325. Desiree putaski
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 08:46:13

    I love fall because the weather gets cooler and there is plenty of football on the weekends…which means more reasons to invite people over and make hot wings! LOL

  326. Karen
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 10:47:35

    Happy October! I love the fall colors.

  327. Judy
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 14:09:35

    Favorite fall activity is making potato soup to enjoy during the cool evenings.

  328. Jen B
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 15:04:40

    I’m British, we don’t really do halloween as much as you do in the US. My favourite thing about autumn was always walking through a park and kicking up piles of leaves.

  329. DianeN
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 16:47:48

    I love to visit the local cider mill (unimaginatively named the Cider Mill) for hot, spiced cider and yummy donuts.

  330. Colleen Spencer
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 15:18:38

    Favorite fall activity is eating candy! Thanks for giveaway.

  331. Anne C
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 15:55:51

    The State Fair is my favorite fall thing.. riding all the rides with B and screaming my heart out..

  332. Stephanie Ann
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 17:59:57

    I love having bonfires with friends!!

  333. Christy T
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 23:12:08

    Having a hay ride and Bon fire.

  334. Carolsue
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 03:07:00

    I like going for walks in the nearby wooded area where all the leaves are changing and it’s so beautiful! Also going to the Pumpkin Patch

  335. Make Kay
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 08:41:28

    Wearing sweaters and boots!

  336. bn100
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 18:12:07

    carving pumpkins

  337. Jordan R.
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:12:37

    I love the costume creating and wearing that goes along with Halloween! Although spiced cider is a close second!

  338. Janina
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 04:36:48

    Would be cool to have a kindle

  339. Jennifer S
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:56:33

    Favorite fall activity is just going on nice evening walks. I’m in Texas and the summer is so hot it’s always nice when fall rolls in and we can enjoy the outdoors again! Love seeing all the leaves change and seeing all the oranges and reds.

  340. Lee-Ann W.
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 14:22:55

    Indian summer days, hockey, and football.

  341. Peaches
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 22:25:18

    Leaf peeping, playing outside with our dogs, and enjoying football season and the cooler weather. Thank you for this giveaway.

  342. JL
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 22:27:29

    Watching football

  343. Christina
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 05:47:12

    My favorite fall activities include celebrating my anniversary (fall is our favorite season so we wanted an autumn wedding), eating “fall” desserts, and watching the leaves turn colors!

  344. jeayci
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:02:29

    Not necessarily my favorite thing about Fall, but since you mentioned Halloween candy I’ll confess that I love stocking up on the stuff at steep discount in the days after the holiday. That may be tied with how much I love handing it out on Halloween and seeing all the costumed kids. :)

  345. Booklover1335
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 19:20:45

    I love the changing of the trees, football and passing out the candy. My neighborhood has tons of little ones and they always dress so cute. I love to see them come around with their parents :)

  346. hapax
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 21:04:33

    I love autumn dinners: hearty soups, slow-cooked ribs, sweet spices like ginger and cinnamon and nutmeg, and apples go with everything!

  347. russ
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 21:45:15

    Hiding in the front yard and scaring kids on all hallows eve

  348. NancyB
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 23:34:38

    Hard to pick a favorite fall activity…overall, it’s getting outside again after the summer heat, so working in the garden, kicking through the leaf piles, taking walks, stuff like that.

  349. Terry
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 13:53:36

    Fall is such a wonderful time of year. Autumn color, high school football games, craft shows, the kids in their Halloween costumes, so many things to enjoy.

  350. Jay
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 14:39:24

    Love eating hallowe’en candy!

  351. Josh S
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 14:47:34

    Making a big pile of leaves and then jumping in them.

  352. Jasen H
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 21:30:16

    My favourite fall activity is watching scary movies leading up to Halloween

  353. Becky
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 23:34:21

    Favorite fall activity? I have a love/hate relationship with NaNoWriMo, during which I eat way too much of the candy I was supposed to have given out on Halloween.

  354. Violet Bick
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 00:19:16

    Enjoying the cool crisp air, the blinding blue sky, the vibrant red and yellow colors of leaves, the smell of fresh picked apples (which will turn into the the smell of baking apple pie).

  355. Julia Broadbooks
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:21:17

    Fall in Florida is the start to cooler weather! My favorite activity? Turning off the AC and opening the windows.

  356. KV
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 15:42:41

    Candy corn

  357. Jolie Jacq
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 16:14:11

    Easter takes place in fall (autumn) where I live and hot cross buns are in the bakeries for weeks beforehand. I love eating them. I also love that autumn means temperatures are dropping. Not looking forward to yet another stinking hot summer.

  358. Prabhanie M.
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 02:19:37

    I recently found your blog and already in love with it. Favorite fall activity is curling on the sofa with a cup of hot coco and a warm blanket. It doesn’t get very cold in Las Vegas but it’s chilly. And of course reading some romance novels!! I’m not carving pumpkins this year but hopefully next year. Definitely eating candy before Halloween that’s if my mom doesn’t finish them before me ;)

  359. Tom S.
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 09:24:31

    Mainly college football and the major league baseball playoffs and World Series. We also try to take a low-season pre-winter vacation each year: Nantucket, Montreal, etc.

  360. Araceli
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 18:08:48

    I love to carve pumpkins, and drink hot chocolate with a good book!

  361. Cassandra B.
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 19:11:04

    I love watching the leaves turn color and the crisp air. I like taking walks in the cooler weather.

  362. Liz Underwood
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 20:16:18

    Love going for walks in the autumn. The way the fallen leaves make the air smell and the crisp air is wonderful.

  363. Maureen
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 22:54:44

    Carving pumpkins with friends and then baking up the seeds. Yum!

  364. Lesley L
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 19:00:04

    Fall is my favourite time of the year, nothing like watching the change of the seasons and how it affects nature and everything else. Also watching the kiddies who’ve dressed up for Halloween. Of course that’s just an excuse to eat more chocolate, quality control y’know.

  365. Carolyn
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 04:22:48

    I can’t get enough of little kids in costumes. They are seriously the best part of this season.

  366. Winter
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 07:49:09

    I love the cooler weather and Halloween night.

  367. Limecello
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 06:50:36

    I’ve only had one but… Pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. They’re really the best. But spendy.
    Otherwise, totally dorky but taking pictures of changing leaves. :) Annnddd FOOTBALL of course!!!

  368. Amanda
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 14:28:57

    books are amazing

  369. Sarah
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 13:05:37

    Waiting as long as I can stand it before turning the heat on!

  370. cury
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 17:25:35

    favorite fall activity = taking walks/drives to admire the beautiful fall foliage

  371. DeaconMac
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 22:26:44

    Heading to the mountains to see the colors of Autumn and the striking sunsets

  372. Natalie G
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:24:20

    I’m such a kid (though I’m really 47) — I adore Halloween. We decorate the yard, carve pumpkins, help run the fall/Halloween block party, and revel in the weather.

  373. Caidan
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:10:03

    My favourite thing to do in the fall is sit in front of a log fire, sipping hot cinnamon tea and reading!!

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