Read everywhere

By Mir
January 4, 2010
Category Contests

Let’s start 2010 off with a bang of a contest, shall we?

I’d like to introduce you to a new site from Sony; it’s called Words Move Me. It’s a place for folks to interact on great literary moments—you can browse the snippets that other readers found powerful, or you can make your own profile and add your own. I’ve been playing around on the site, and the Sony folks were kind enough to make me this interactive widget thingie… check it out:

Anyway, I’m sure I don’t need to tell any of you how I feel about reading. And I may have even ranted here when Sony first came out with their electronic reader, because it wasn’t Mac compatible. But now there’s the Sony Reader Pocket Edition and it’s little and cute and it works with both Macs and PCs!

Plus you have a chance to win one from me this week, which is pretty darn fantastic, yes? Here’s the deal: I need to tell you that standard Want Not contest rules and regulations apply, and also that no purchase is necessary to win, nor does it increase your chances of winning. The good folks at Sony have given me two Pocket Edition readers in return for running this contest; one is for me and one is for you!

In order to enter, simple leave a comment on this post by 8:00 p.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, January 10th, 2010, telling me what your favorite book is. Winner to be determined by random number generation and maybe just a little by whether or not you have good taste in reading material. (Kidding about that last part.)

Win the Reader and you could be toting all the reading material you could possibly want, right there in the palm of your hand. Sound good? Let’s get started!


  1. I am number one? It is almost like a prize in itself! But, would still love a reader!

  2. Who can choose just one book? Too tough!

  3. Wow – it’s hard to choose my favorite book! Can I choose my favorite series? I’d have to say the In Death series by J.D. Robb (also known as Nora Roberts LOL).

  4. The Stand – Stephen King

  5. pick me please!

  6. Wow, really tough to narrow it down. One of my favorite books is The Hobbit (and the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy too).

  7. Wow! I would so love one of these! Any book by Nicholas Sparks are my favorites! And I love The Shack!

  8. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice!

  9. One book is impossible! However, a a child who grew up in the Bible Belt I learned that for maximum effectiveness (manipulation) upon most adults one should answer that question with “The Bible.” Which, isn’t it technically more than one book too???


  10. Favorite Book? Oh, The Places You’ll Go.

  11. One of my favorites is The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio:How my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less by Terri Ryan

  12. Yes, fantastic! How about _The Notebook_?

  13. Favorite book? 1984 by George Orwell. Favorite place to find deals every day? Wantnot!

  14. I love the Anne of Green Gables series. Its way to hard for me to pick a favorite out of those so I will just leave it at that.

  15. Ooh… nice! I’d love to get this for my mom — she just had surgery, and this would be much easier for her to deal with than a big heavy book.

  16. I love Anne Tyler, and my favorite of hers is Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. However, I’m reading Michael Perry’s memoir Coop right now, which is funny and heartfelt, and I really loved his book Truck. Thumbs up all around.

  17. My favorite book would be The Ugly American by William Lederer. It changed the way I think in a good way.

  18. The Bible is a fabulous guide for life!

  19. I read way too much for a favorite but one I remember most is “The Book Thief”

  20. Wow! My husband wanted to get me one of these for Christmas, but we just couldn’t afford it. It would be so exciting to win this!!

  21. I would love to get this for my dad.

  22. favorite book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    been a long time since I read it, need to again soon – on a Sony reader!

  23. oh oh pick me!

    A Wolf at the Table.

  24. Favorite book.
    Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins.
    Feeling a bit romantic today. Tomorrow it could be the Stand or Infinite Jest, but today is a good day.

  25. This would be great! My taste in books runs the gamut from classic to trashy, so I’m sure I’d find something we could agree on… πŸ™‚

  26. Really enjoyed Same Kind of Different as Me and anything by Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, and Mary Higgins Clark.

  27. Oh Favorite books – probably for ‘escapism’ the Outlander series by Diana Galbaldon – with the Outlander 1st book being my favorite.

  28. My fav book is…oh goodness there are too many to choose from….anything from James Patterson, even his books written for kids I love.

  29. I would love this! I’ve been eyeing one but haven’t purchased yet…

  30. Oh dear, I have to pick just one? That’s very cruel. I have a good twenty that I just have to re-read every couple of years. OK, here I go. Return of the King, by Tolkein. I could have picked any of the LOTR saga, but I like a good ending…Of course there’s also all of Harry Potter, and anything by Tamora Pierce. And I like some “great literature” too. But reading is my escape so I tend to the fantastic if I can…

  31. My favorite book changes but currently anything Jodi Picoult writes. Thanks and congratulations on getting one for you. I can’t wait to read your review of it.

  32. House of Leaves is my favorite book, if I am forced to choose just one. πŸ™‚

  33. My favorite book is the notebook! Super excited that this works with a Mac also as we changed over to them this Christmas!

  34. My favorite book is Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.
    I hope I WIN!!!!

  35. Fave book? It changes all the time, but The Time Traveler’s Wife has stuck with me.

  36. too many books to choose from to pick a favorite – whichever one last kept me up until the wee hours to finish it!

  37. Oooh ONE favorite book is soooo hard. That’s just mean. But you are very pretty! :0)
    Let’s go with Devil in the White City for an of the moment fave.

  38. Oh this is tough – to pick just one. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown has always been a favorite but If i had to pick one that has stayed with me the most it would have to be The Giver by Lois Lowry. Winning a Pocket Edtion reader would be terrific!

  39. ONE favorite book? Isn’t that, like…illegal or something? I guess I’d go with _Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle_. I know it’s a children’s book, but I still love it.

    Thanks, Mir!

  40. Right now, the Twilight Series is my favorite. I read so much, however, that it changes constantly.

  41. “Life of Pi” or “A Prayer for Owen Meany”. Both are wonderful books for putting things into perspective. i have passed my copy of “Pi” alround to all the important women in my life. I love to hear their take on it. (Let me know what you think if you read it Pretty!)

  42. Ummm, I have a different favorite book each week, so I can’t pick just one, but I would love to win the Sony reader!

  43. “Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  44. Well, I have to say my favorite book is the Bible (I think that increases my odds of winning). But if I’m not reading the Bible, I love any good thriller book or Texas Monthly magazine! πŸ™‚

  45. Ooh, a reader? What an awesome giveaway! I want to read the new version of Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?

  46. My favorite book of fiction is Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”.
    “Who is John Galt?”

  47. Favorite book…The Best/Worst Christmas Pageant Ever. A kid’s book, but one which never fails to touch my heart.

  48. I always SAY To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, but really? It’s usually something I’ve read recently. To Say Nothing of the Dog is the one I always reread, though.

  49. I am crazy for John Grisham books – and Nicholas Sparks. Please, please pick me!!!!

  50. Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand……an oldie but a goodie.

  51. I have so many favorite books, I couldn’t pick just one. I love everything by Sidney Sheldon, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jayne Ann Krentz, as well as several other authors!

  52. Time Traveler’s Wife. I read it at least once a year. Always makes me cry. There are so many more books on that list too, but that’s one of the very top.

  53. Still shed a tear over The Giving Tree every time. And hey, you always need more ways to read (says the librarian!)

  54. It’s hard to choose a favorite book because like you, I read so much. I have four tall bookshelves in our little apartment filled, and now I’ve got Kindle for my iPhone but the text is so small on it!

    My favorite book would have to be John Connolly’s The White Road.

  55. Truman by David McCullough…..I knew how it had to end, but cried anyway.

  56. I love to read! My favorite book of late is “The Book Thief” also really like the Harry Potter series. My son is the big reader in our family though. I bet he read 10 books a week. He would LOVE this~!

  57. Love, love, love anything by Jodi Piccoult!!

  58. Plainsong by Kent Haruf. or The Book Thief.

    I’m calling it a tie.

  59. I am sooo addicted to anything James Patterson!

  60. Death Benefits by Thomas Perry. Really any book by him.

  61. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  62. I am drooling, Mir! I have been coveting ebook readers, and was hoping for one for Christmas, but it just wasn’t in the budget.

    It is very hard to pick on favourite. I’ll have to go with an obscure sci-fi from my youth. “Emergence” by David Palmer, published in 1984. I have one copy, dog-eared, read every year or so. It has a fantastic female protagonist and is such a great story.

  63. Pick me! Pick me! One of my all time favorites is Memoirs of a Geisha.

  64. I have so many favorite books, but one of my favorites is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  65. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

  66. I can’t choose only ONE book, so here is a list of a few of my favorites: All of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wiler, all of the Harry Potter Books, all of the Twilight Books, Memoirs of a Geisha, Lamb, The Shack, and pretty much any book written by Ann Rivers Siddons or Anne Rice. And that is just the tip of the iceberg…:)

  67. I love anything by Janet Evanovich, she is a funny writer.

  68. Hello, my favorite book is Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons. I also love Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Michael Connely, Stephenie Meyer Stephen King and James Patterson.

  69. My favorite book is Bag of Bones by Stephen King, but I have many! I also love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and The Other Boleyn Girl… I just love books.

  70. Can’t name a favorite, but I will read anything written by James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Nora Roberts (JD ROBB)

  71. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty. Phenomenal books, a series of 5, that follow Jessica Darling from ages 16 to 26. Women of all ages will appreciate the candor, the hilarity and the loves in Jessica’s life.

  72. Can’t choose just one book, depends on my mood and what’s at hand.
    Pick me please!

  73. My favorite kids book is The Best Little Monkeys in the World and my favorite adult book is The Sound and the Fury

  74. My favorite book is The Trapp Family Singers.

  75. Any and all of Jodi Picoults. Also, Henry’s Sisters.

  76. The Princess Bride. Or maybe the Little Prince. Or Winnie the Pooh. Agh- so hard to pick one.

  77. Just pick one book?! Hmm…I think I’ll go with Pride & Prejudice. Love Jane Austen!

  78. Hmm… today, I will have to say The Shack, which I hated so much but loved so much that I read it over and over and over.

  79. Want, want, want this so much! Favorite book – the Late of Heavens used to be my favorite book. Then there was Harry Potter series. Now I am into Mama Gena books.

  80. East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

  81. Hi:
    I can never think of one specific book. I love anything to do with time travel. Although I just read a devotional for Moms and it was very inspiring!

  82. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris….or anything by Mr. Sedaris!

  83. I’m betting my fav book of all time will be the first one I get to read this way!

  84. one of my favorite books is a very old (vintage, I guess) book titled:

    A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel written by the American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, was first published in August, 1909. The story takes place in Indiana, in and around the Limberlost Swamp, during the early 20th century.

    I hope I win!

  85. Not sure if it’s my favorite; but a recent read that i absolutely loved was Shantaram.

  86. There are soooo many good books…I love The Green Mile by Stephen King, but I also love the “Odd” series by Dean Koontz and for a good laugh I love Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

  87. So many books…so little time! I’d have to say my favorite book of all time was Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave. Loved it as a teenager and when I reread it as an adult, it was still magical in its appeal for me.

  88. I can’t pick ONE favorite, but I just got the newest Diana Gabaldon from the library and I’m hoping its as good as all her others – I loved them!

  89. Oh I love to read. My favorite series of books is the Twilight series. So good! My daughter and I just keep re-reading. Thanks.

  90. Oh, I would love to win this! I lust after Kindles and this would be even better. As for favorite books, I’m a lapsed wanna-be English prof so the list is long but right now, my favorite is The Time Traveler’s Wife.

  91. Oh, I want it. πŸ™‚

    Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

  92. Oh, I’d love to win one of these! Truthfully I haven’t read anything beyond the Harry Potter or Twilight books lately. Maybe this will inspire me?

  93. my favorite book as a child was a wrinkle in time.

  94. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

  95. Starting off the year winning this would be great. Thanks for another supercalifragilisticexpalidocious contest, Mir. πŸ™‚

  96. I can’t pick a favorite book but I do love reading anything by Rosamunde Pilcher….

  97. Oh my, I would love to win this. I am constantly being caught without a book when youngest child falls asleep in the car–this would be so easy to take with me everywhere. Favorite book is George Eliot, Mill on the Floss. OK, can’t say just one … other favorite is John Fowles, The Magus.

  98. This week my favorite book is U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton.

  99. I love to read anything I can get my hands on!

  100. uh oh…I was so worried about spelling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious right (which I did NOT, by the way), I forgot to tell you my favorite book…well, actually, it’s the Series of Unfortunate Events that Sydney and I have been reading for a while, now. I haven’t read many “grown up” books, since she was born…see??? I NEED this, so I can keep it with me and will have absolutely NO excuse not to read more intellectual material. πŸ™‚

  101. would love one!! I’d say favorite this year was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’m in book 6 of this series now. very fun!

  102. My favorite book is Jane Eyre, which is a particularly good favorite book because it makes me sound so educated.

  103. Favorite book? That is a really hard question…I read so much, that makes it hard to decide….but I guess my most recent favorite (I finished it yesterday) is afterbirth…

  104. Love to read just about anything I can get my hands on.

  105. I have to choose one? That’s so hard! I love just about anything by Terry Pratchett because his writing is so delightful, and I also admit to veryverymuch loving the entire Harry Potter series (after scorning it for a long time before reading it!). But, I suppose my FAVORITE book is Sword-Dancer by Jennifer Roberson. I love the characters! I enjoy that entire series, actually, but the first book is the best and my copy is so worn out from re-reading, that it would be nice to be able to carry it around digitally! If they have it available as an e-book, anyway. Not that I would have ANY problems filling that thing up even if it isn’t, though!

  106. I can’t possibly choose one favorite and have enjoyed reading everyone else’s pick – nodding all the way through in agreement. Loved reading Harry Potter with my oldest and re-reading the Little House Series with my middle. Some days I like brain candy, quick reads. Other days I like books that make me think.

  107. As I was scrolling down I saw that a lot of people have the same favorite book as I do…The Bible. Just gets more and more interesting the more you read it.

  108. Anne of Green Gables.

    And I have my late grandmother’s copy.

    Yay books!

  109. That’s easy. Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott. I’ve been re-reading it for 11 years and it STILL makes me laugh so hard I cry.

  110. I have always loved the Old Man and the Sea.

  111. choosing one book is too hard for a PhD candidate in English–but i will say that anne elliot of persuasion is perhaps one of my favorite characters. i love the novel’s notion of second chances and redemption–it’s a book for older women, whereas austen’s lizzie bennett is by far the sparkling happily-ever-after heroine for the younger fans.

    and i want the reader! πŸ™‚

  112. ONE favorite book? Make it hard for us, why don’t you!

    I deeply love the whole Starbridge series by Susan Howatch, which is about Anglican priests, as well as the follow-up St. Benet’s trilogy, but my favorite of those nine books is the second one, Glamorous Powers.

  113. Without a doubt – Pride and Prejudice

  114. A Prayer for Owen Meany, without a doubt. No, wait, Under the Dome. For sure. Unless you count Water for Elephants, then yes, that one. But of course that is only with ignoring every John Sandford novel. Or wait, what about …

  115. I WANT one. My dad got one for xmas and my brother got a kindle and I WANT and e-reader soo bad.

    I love too many books to count and were I to choose a favorite I’d say Pride and Prejudice or any Dick Francis book.

  116. Oh man, I’ve been dying for one of these, but have a hard time justifying the cost, when I have a perfectly good library so close by. Too many favorite books, but A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Pat Conroy’s books get re-read every year or two.

  117. Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible and Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Yummy.

  118. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  119. Only one favorite book? Aargh! It depends on what I’m in the mood for. But I have to say, “gods in Alabama” stays near the top of the list! And Diana Gabaldon’s books. And recently, S.M. Stirling’s series that started with “Dies the Fire”. Ask again tomorrow, you may get a different list.

  120. oh please pick me. . . my favorite book is Count of Monte Cristo.
    love it. πŸ™‚

  121. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It was the first “grown-up” book I remember reading

  122. To Kill a Mockingbird. When Atticus gives his closing argument in the courtroom, I cry every time. Love it.

  123. Pretty please as always! I love ALL of Joshilyn Jackson’s work (perhaps you have heard of her?!) and loved “The Help” this summer too.

  124. I would have to say The Bible…specifically the King James Version!

  125. It’s hard to narrow down, but my all time fav is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

  126. childhood book: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

  127. To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks Mir!

  128. Anything by Joshilyn Jackson is my favorite (waving at Joss). However, at the moment my reading has led me down the path of Ahern, where I have been reading Thanks for the Memories. Like it, I do. It makes me want to speak with an Irish accent.

  129. I can’t pick just one. BUT! I will say that my kids were fighting over the Harry Potter books while on vacation in Florida. Odd, I know. They are relieved to be home with the whole set at their fingertips. And if I won this? It would be MINE, MINE, MINE. (Sorry about that.)

  130. I’m a book re-reader too. I’d say the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ series is for sure in my top 5.

  131. Favorite book? That’s like asking me which is my favorite child (ok, so I only have one child but still…)! If I had to choose it would be The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a close second is A Tree grows in Brooklyn. I’m a sucker for a coming of age story!

  132. Very cool! One of my favorites is definitely Where the Wild Things Are. Thanks!

  133. The Agony and the Ecstasy (or anything else by Irving Stone). My motto, so many books, so little time…..

  134. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving. I don’t love all of his other books, but this one is just beautiful and perfect.

  135. My favorite book is The Shack.

  136. My all-time favorite has to be Steinbeck’s East of Eden.

  137. The River Why, by David James Duncan. I could read it again and again. Funny, moving, just beautiful prose.

  138. Little House on the Prairie.


  139. I guess it’s still Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I need to read it again to see if I still love it as much!

  140. Two I’ve recently read – Child 44 and Green Island in the Sun.

  141. Oy! A favorite? Can’t pick one. But if you were to make me say what comes to mind first, I’d have to pick one of any of these: To Kill A Mockingbird, Life of Pi, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, or A Prayer for Owen Meany. I’m sure the minute I’m done typing this several others will float to the surface.

  142. If I had to pick I guess it would be Julius Caesar by Wm. Shakespeare, but it would be so hard to pick just one !

  143. The Time Traveller’s Wife … I read it when it came out and then again three years ago – way before it was a movie!

  144. What a fabulous contest! It’s so fun to see everyone’s favorite book. We’re quite a diverse group of readers! My absolute favorite is “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. Such complex and interesting characters, moving fantasy drama and a whole world that comes alive! And to think, I could carry it my purse on a Sony Reader to peruse when the mood strikes!

  145. Before and After – it’s British. I’ve lost 3 copies that have been loaned to friends. πŸ™

  146. Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!!! What a book!

  147. Just one favorite — impossible. Favorite read of 2009? Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon. Really amazing read.

  148. I still like good old fashioned books, but I could give a reader a try if I win. I love every word that Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote.

  149. I love To Kill a Mockingbird.

  150. I’d love to win this prize! I have too many favorite books to list, but My Sister’s Keeper is a pretty great one.

  151. Oh so nifty! My favorite authors (lately) are Margaret Feinberg and Mark Batterson.

  152. Oh my MIL just got the new kindle and I would love to compare the two.

  153. Very hard to pick just one: Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings…

  154. though at times I may stray, I always come back to my reliable favorite book: The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. Really hoping I can with this Sony Reader!

  155. very hard to pick, but when i’m feeling blue…the betsy-tacy series always cheer me up

  156. My favorite book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I would love to win this!

  157. Right now? Harry Potter series… Wonderful contest! πŸ™‚

  158. My favorite KID book is Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late.

  159. Oh my! This is the best contest yet! But picking just one book? Well, I think I have to go with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Not only did it introduce me to British humor, but a few years later managed to get my husband and I introduced to one another. Now *that’s* a good book! πŸ˜‰

  160. I wanted this for Christmas! My favorite book is The Time Traveller’s Wife. I’ve read it countless times.

  161. I simply can’t pick a favorite book. But I would still love this! πŸ™‚

  162. I don’t think I can pick just one favorite! But I am a fan of anything Jane Austen.

  163. My fave is The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue! πŸ™‚

  164. My military husband would love to tote this along instead of all his books. He is a Mark twain fanatic who loves huck Finn more than he loves me, I think…

  165. love jane eyre

  166. Would love to win one!

  167. I’m a sucker for any Jennifer Weiner book, but I loved Little Earthquakes. πŸ™‚

  168. Catcher In the Rye. Nearly named our son Holden, but couldn’t get the husband to agree.

  169. I’ve read a lot of very good books (and probably an equal share of not so good books), but my favorite book of all time is Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey!!

  170. Oh boy do I love reading. I would love, love, love to win one of these!

  171. Single favorite? Not sure I can select just one. Favorite series: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books

  172. My first favorite book from childhood is “Emily’s Runaway Imagination.” My favorite book from recent years is “The Same Kind of Different as Me.” First book I have ever read that literally changed my life.

  173. This would be awesome!! I like Jeffrey Archer – Kane & Abel and Paths of Glory in particular.

  174. Love any historical fiction, especially if it has some tragedy in it. Example: I couldn’t put down “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer.

  175. aBSOLUTELY impossible for me to choose a favorite, but recent favorites includ The Kite Runner and The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. What a great prize! tHANKS – Jessica (typing w/newborn on lap)

  176. It is difficult to choose but my favorite series is the Chronicles of Narnia

  177. Hm, my favorite? That’s tough. Books by Bill Bryson, David Sedaris….a single favorite, though? I’d go with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  178. Favorite book: anything I can get finish between caring for two little kids!

  179. If I had to pick a favorite book it would have to be Pillars of the Earth

  180. my fave book – the alchemist by paolo coehlo

  181. Wow what an awesome giveaway! I have so many favorite books, but I am currently rereading Wuthering Heights, and that is definitely up there in my fav category!

  182. I would love to win this for my son! I don’t have a favorite, but love anything by Neil Gaiman.

  183. A reader would probably get me in lots of trouble… I would spend way too much time reading and not get anything done!

  184. Come to mama!

  185. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. It’s been my favorite book since I first read it the summer I was to start 6th grade. (I think I read it cover to cover about 5 times in a row that summer, and I pick it up every few years.)

    The scene where the kids meet Boo Radley after he saves them still brings tears to my eyes. As does “Miss Jean Louise stand up, your father’s passin'”

  186. Oooo, cool! πŸ™‚

  187. hmmm… Where the Red Fern Grows has always been my fav!

  188. My favorite is still The Time Traveler’s Wife.

  189. Oops, forgot to tell you my favorite book – “Cold Sassy Tree”

  190. I loved the Twilight Series. Sounds like a cool gift!!

  191. Do you get to eliminate the people who actually never told you what their favorite book is? The odds for me would be better if you did! My favorite book is Love You Forever. Well, my favorite to read to my kids anyway. For me my favorite book is whichever book I am reading at the moment.

  192. My favorite book changes often. But since I just finished reading it, and it really held my attention – since I read it completely front to back over the course of 36 hours and two nights sleep – my current favorite book is Breaking Dawn from the Twilight series.

  193. Hmmm… favorite book. Hard to choose. So many different genres that I enjoy…

    I’ll go with “Everyday Blessings” by Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn, although that’s really just my favorite parenting book.

  194. This isn’t my favorite book of all time, but it’s the one that, thinking back, I surely would have appreciated having an e-reader for: The Last Living Confederate Widow Tells All. It was about 700 pages, if I remember correctly, and it was like carrying around a newborn for the time it took me to read it.

    I hope I’m lucky this time.

  195. My favorite is Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.

  196. I can’t name just one favorite book, but one of the top books on my list is Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.

  197. Favorite book: The Book Thief

  198. “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!”
    by Patricia Thomas
    And you get a lesson in punctuation.

  199. Anne of Green Gables. That book (as well as all its companions in the series) spoke to my soul as a child and as an Adult now (capital A) I still find myself picking it up at least 4 times a year.

  200. I could never go wrong by any book by Janet Evanovich- I could hardly choose only one book of hers to be my favorite! I love this giveaway!

  201. I love to read, always wishing I had more time…..this sounds like it would help me with that problem!!!!!

  202. Favorite book?? Eep, that’s a lot of pressure… right now I’m digging “Go, Dogs, Go”, but over the long haul or on a desert island I’d go with the Bible.

  203. I don’t have a favorite book, but I love sci fi and am enjoying “the moat in God’s eye” right now.

  204. Just one? hmmm Little House on the Prairie,,one of the first books I read as a kid. Hooked on books ever since!

  205. Favorite book? Hmm, there are so many. But I guess my all time favorite is “Where The Red Fern Grows”.

  206. my favorite book would have to be anything written by meg cabot. this girl loves to laugh.

  207. Wow, trying to narrow it down to just one book…….well, a recent favorite of mine is “Survivor” by Chuck Palahnuik. That was my favorite book of 2009. I couldn’t even begin to figure out what my fav book of all time would be. It is making my head hurt.

  208. Gone with the Wind

  209. It’s hard to choose my favorite book–How about “Nicholas and Alexandra” by Robert Massie

  210. The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber.

  211. One book? Just one?

    I’d probably have to go with some children’s anthology which is kind of cheating, yes? So in an effort not to cheat, a recent favorite is “The Lovely Bones” and YES, I am amped about the Peter Jackson movie coming out this month!

  212. “timeline” by michael crichton

  213. oh wow. we were just looking at these and decided they were too expensive to ruin on a beach trip. anyway, favorite book is impossible but I’d guess it is Harry Potter or anythgn by Steven King

  214. Almost impossible to pick one favorite, so I’ll pick my most recent favorite — “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini.

  215. Atlas Shrugged! What a great contest!!!!

  216. Mountains Beyond Mountains πŸ™‚

  217. The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway.

  218. I have way too many favorites to list here so I’ll list my most recent faveorite. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Barrow and Shaffer

  219. One of my favorites is Sammy’s Hill. It is hilarious!

  220. My favorite book is The Bluest Eye – by Toni Morrison.

    (but right now – completely obsessed with all fo the Twilight books)

  221. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. Would love the Reader!

  222. Ooooh – that would be terrific! My favorite book is Pan by Knut Hamsun, but I don’t think I could live without Harry Potter or LOTR in my life. Thanks as always, Pretty Mir!

  223. I wanted one for Christmas, but no luck! Maybe now!

  224. My favorite book of 2009 was The Hunger Games. I also enjoyed book 2 – Catching Fire – and am anxiously awaiting the third volume!

  225. I usually answer “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee but since that answer’s already taken πŸ™‚ I’ll give you a bonus answer of my favorite book from childhood, a rarity called “Sawdust in his Shoes” by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

  226. I could never pick just one, there are so many that I love. If I win this, then my husband can stop complaining about the piles of books all around our house, or not =o)

  227. Like others, impossible to pick one. I’ll say anything by Janet Evanovich.

  228. First I’ll join the chorus and say it’s too hard to pick just ONE book. πŸ™‚ But I’ll narrow it down and say “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens. And then I’m going to scroll through these comments carefully and add some books to my “Must Read In This Lifetime” list!

  229. I would love to win this. I know it is corny, but my favorite book is Twilight, actually the whole series is good, but the first one by far is my favroite.

  230. I would love to win!

  231. _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_ by Robert Heinlein. Why, yes, I am a sci-fi nerd. Why do you ask?

  232. OOPS, favorite book…….Twilight series. There, i admitted it!

  233. Hmmm-one book that is a favorite. I love the Little House on the Prarie series and it is available as one book. Even as an adult I’ll go back and read one or two sometimes. I read a lot and would love to have a portable reader.

  234. man oh man this is hard. i have a three-way tie: a prayer for owen meany, by john irving; the mercy of thin air, by ronlyn domingue; and the help by kathryn stockett (newest addition to my faves).

  235. Centennial by James Michener. Its been fun reading others’favorites too. I’m always on the hunt for a good read. Oh random number generator PICK ME

  236. My taste in reading is almost as bad as my taste in music… but hopefully the random number generator won’t care! πŸ˜‰

  237. As a school librarian, I get this question all the time. My categorical favorites:
    Picture Book: The Sweet Touch by Lorna Balian
    Chapter Book: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
    Grownup Book: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

  238. I’d have to say Harry Potter!

  239. I love to read!

  240. Choosing one book is impossible but I just finished “The Secret Life of CeCe Wilkes” by Diane Chamberlain and it was pretty good.

  241. So hard to choose, but at the moment, I’ll say Jane Eyre.

  242. Walden – hands down!

  243. The Giver – Lois Lowry

  244. So my favorite book is “Loves Music, Loves to Dance” by Mary Higgins Clark. But I SOOO want this for my husband!

  245. Wow – this would be fantastic! And for my favorite, Gone With the Wind. We named our daughter Scarlett πŸ™‚

  246. How do I pick just one?

    Ok, Maybe “To Kill A Mockingbird”

    No wait…

    anything by Joshilyn Jackson

    oh, um,

    I can’t decide.

    How about the book I am reading right this minute?

    Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna

  247. Lots of favorite books, but I fell in love with Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies.

  248. Oh no! My old e-mail is on the last comment πŸ™

  249. Can’t narrow it down to just one, so I’ll say that one of my favorites is I Know This Much is True, by Wally Lamb. Amazing book!

  250. One favorite is A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House. Everyone should read it. Thanks for the contest!

  251. Wow. I want to win this contest more than any other you’ve ever had. I asked Santa for a Kindle this year, but I guess he didn’t think I was good enough:( My favorite book of all time is Little Women. It’s the first real book I read as a girl and it started off my love of reading. Please pick me!

  252. gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson

  253. So hard to pick just one favorite book, one of my favorites is To Kill a Mockingbird.

  254. I can read the Diary of Anne Frank over and over and cry every time.

  255. Oh….shoot…it’s tough to narrow it down. How about the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Don’t Panic seems to be my life motto lately anyways πŸ˜‰

  256. Could never choose one book as my favorite. Latest book I read? Diana Gabaldon’s latest.

  257. Favorite books are A Fine Balance or Beloved.

  258. I am so unsophisticated…I love the Plum Series by Janet Evonovich.

  259. Oh my word, this would be SO SO SO perfect for me! My birthday is Friday, does that help Mr Number Generator? I love almost all books, but some of my top faves are the Crystal Singer and Dragonriders of Pern books by Anne McCaffrey. I’m a total bookworm!

  260. the Twilight series….if I have to pick one…New Moon.

  261. The Alienist is ONE of my faves…

  262. Ack! SO HARD to pick just one. I’d have to say Little Women. I first read that book when I was a young girl and now every couple of years I pick it up and read it again. And for non-literature? Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie. And for mystery? ANY J.D. Robb book. *G*

  263. favorite read would be the Harry Potter series, favorite book is Year 3

  264. Thank you for the fun contest! As for favorite books, there’s just so many… But at the moment, I’d have to go with The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay.

  265. Ooh, my favorite book of all time is the Friendly Story Caravan. It was a collection of Quaker short stories with morals that my Grandmother passed down to us before she died.

  266. Gah!! Too hard to pick! Ones that I read over and over and over again are Memoirs of a Geisha, Water for Elephants, Hawaii, and Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood.
    I’m going to have to get The Book Thief from the library since so many people mentioned that one!

  267. I’d love to win this. Hmm, I think my favorite book is Gap Creek by Robert Morgan. I’m getting a great list of books from this contest! πŸ™‚

  268. I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

  269. One of my favorite books is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

  270. There is no way for me to pick just one. There are just too many! The one I have read the most is Pride & Prejudice.

  271. I love all of Jane Austen’s works… I think currently Persuasion is my favorite.

  272. John McPhee leaves me speachless. How can he write such technical stuff – and yet allow a common mind like me to comprehend the breathe and depth of the subject matter? Astounding I say. He also writes about places. “Table of Contents” is one of my favorite.

  273. All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot.

  274. Of all time? To Kill a Mockingbird.
    Current favorite? Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

  275. Too many books to count, but my most beloved for years as a teen was Gone with the Wind

  276. Fave Ever- The shipping News, E Annie Proux. Bad Movie, Great Book.

  277. Just like Amy #276 there are too many to count so I’m going to go with my (pre)teen favorite as well. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” I read it many times, reread it as an adult and picked up things I missed and then read it yet again with my daughter.

  278. me, me, me — Jumping up and down — with a wee bit of begging.

  279. The Bible

  280. Oooh, you have to ask the tough questions, but my answer is Brave New World by Huxley. (My favorite author is David Quammen, however.)

    Now I have a tough question for YOU: If you were living in Fahrenheit 451 and you had to BECOME a book, which book would you choose to become? (How’s that for a tough question? I mean, you have to not only like it but think it worthy enough to pass on throughout your life by memorizing it…)

  281. I have many many favorite books, but the one that has been my favorite the LONGEST is… Jane Eyre.

  282. A Prayer For Owen Meany.

    Read it.

    (and pick me!)


  283. I love “A Wrinkle in Time”.

  284. I like Richard Bach’s “Jonathan Livingstone”

  285. I love your site!

  286. The best book by far is “The Time Travelers Wife”!

  287. I love too many books to pick just one! That’s like trying to pick a favorite out of your kids! But I will be adding a lot of the books listed to my reading to do list.

  288. I’m currently hooked on Charlaine Harris’ books. The Sookie books are my favorite but I like her other series as well.

    Thanks Mir and Sony!!

  289. Oh, Way too many to count,Gone with the Wind, Emma, Jane Erye to name a few from my childhood.
    Then there’s Pillars of the Earth, World Without End for something more recent. My all time favorite would have to be Gone With the Wind. Wouldn’t it be nice to read these on a Sony e reader.

  290. My current favorite is Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett.

  291. I am a verocious reader, but the book I read every day…is my Bible. :~) Thank you!

  292. Home by Marilyn Robinson is the most moving book I read in 2009. I have SOO many favorites– we have 14 feet of 9 foot high bookshelves. Pathfinder is an awesome nonfiction get your career in gear kind of book.

  293. omg, this would be awesome! My favorite book is A Game of Thrones.

  294. A Wind in the Door, by Madeline L’Engle

  295. I love Christian fiction….anything by Lynn Austin is great. =)

  296. I don’t really have a favorite book, but one of the most memorable books I read was Bastard Out of Carolina. I hope I win! Thank you!

  297. I would have to say Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The others in the series were a little too preachy for me, and I most definitely don’t agree with the author’s politics, but it was the first book that both made me think and was enjoyable to read. I come back to it over and over.

  298. I have to tell you- before Christmas I was looking for a Sony reader contest. I can’t justify buying one, but I really want one.
    Favorite book- that’s hard. I loved The Secret Life of Bees, but that was a long time ago now.
    Madeline L’Engle is a favorite writer though. Oh, I know, To Kill a Mockingbird- I’ve taught it several semesters and it never gets old.

  299. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I read it four times. what an amazing story!

  300. My favorite book beyond the Bible is To Kill a Mockingbird.

  301. My favorite book is Wuthering Heights. I would love a Sony Reader so I don’t have to keep buying new copies after every 1,000 trips through it! πŸ™‚

  302. TOO many favorite books, but one of my all time faves in Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Wonderful, beautiful story of friendship.

  303. Please!

  304. I’ll go with A Farewell to Arms– with a note to myself to read this Owen Meany book that so many posters love! And I had forgotten about Pride and Prejudice… maybe I’ll have to read that again. This is fun, Mir!

  305. My favorite book is probably still To Kill a Mockingbird but The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a close second.

  306. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein πŸ™‚

  307. Every book mentioned above. Really, if I must chose then Little Women. I
    so wanted to be them. But, in the early 70’s. Great contest and pick me please

  308. Probably “Gone With the Wind” is my favorite. C’mon random generator number picker – I would love to win!

  309. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks! This would be FANTASTIC. Best.Contest.Yet. Thanks!

  310. I really love A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. The Help was the last book I read it was EXCELLENT!!

  311. Yeah, a cute reader that does Mac!!!!

    Michele T.

  312. Where the Wild Things Are- I love it because it’s timeless and reminds me of my little “wild things” πŸ™‚

  313. It’s a toss up between The Graceling by Kristen Cashore or the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  314. I could never pick a favorite book, so how ’bout if we go with my favorite book to read when my kids were babies, and that would be Time For Bed. Now pick me, please! πŸ™‚

  315. My favorite still tends to be Written on the Body. It is an excellent story about love and I tend to recommend it to EVERYONE I possibly can.

  316. Gosh! My favorite of all the books I’m reading right now is “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”…

  317. Anne of Green Gables. I can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to read it.

  318. Well, since it looks like I didn’t win the kindle thing, I might as well try this. Kidding! I’d love to win!
    I just read the $64 Tomato and laughed so hard! My favorite, however, remains Nicholas’ Evans’ The Horse Whisperer. I can recite portions by memory, but I continue rereading it. Such a powerful book.

  319. Let’s see….Memoirs of a Geisha I love…..Also very fond of Howard’s End and The Kite RUnner…Pick me o random number generator…..Please pick 319!

  320. Oooo, I would love to win this!

  321. What a fantastic way to get a new book list…thanks everyone for all your suggestions…Currently reading Cold Mountain..It’s a keeper!

  322. I love Janet Evanovich. One of her books is High Five.

  323. Gone With the Wind is my favorite book. And as large as it is, it would be great to read it on this reader!

  324. Oooh, pick me please please please mister random number generator! I have many favorite books, but of all time…it has to be “Gone with the Wind”.

  325. Wow what a contest to start the year! Hard to choose my absolute favorite book, but I will pick ones I read over and over again…its the O’Malley series by Dee Henderson

  326. My favorite book is GoodNight Moon. It has been the perfect ending to many a day with my 3 little ones!

  327. Current favorite is The Hunger Games. I am a teacher, so I read a lot of YA lit. This is a great book for anyone to read. It has a sequel!

  328. Tough to narrow it down to one, but if I had to I would have to pick Pride & Prejudice.

  329. Oh wow…to pick just one? I’m a series addict now, so that just can’t be done – but as a kid I could tell you point blank that it was “The Secret Garden.”

  330. My favorite is “Lamb” by Christopher Moore. And hooray for this working on Macs!

  331. Wow. I had fun reading everyone’s suggestions. I am so bad with titles of books and songs. Shel Silverstein’s first bok of poetry has been a lifelong treasure. Where the Sidewalk Ends. Ha! It came to me after all!

  332. My favorite book of all time? Jane Eyre, hands down!

  333. This would be great! A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favs.

  334. I think one of the best, most personally moving books I’ve ever read is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love that book! Provokes a lot of self reflection and thought.

  335. Wow – over 300 entries. Well, if I don’t win via the random number generator, you could always give me yours, Mir. (ducking and running)

  336. What an awesome prize…..I would love it. My favorite fiction book is “A Woman of Substance” by Barbara Taylor Bradford and for nonfiction I love “Traveling Light” I think I will pull one of them out and read them this month. I’ve been looking for something good to read.

  337. wow great prize. Favorite book ” Liberty and Tyranny”

  338. Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock. Some books are better in print!

  339. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  340. As a school librarian, my fav book is generally the one I am currently reading. All time fav? The Hobbit. Plus I am amazed at all the titles your readers have submitted. I have read and loved many of the same titles.

  341. My all time fave is Of Mice and Men. This is a great contest, Mir. I’ve entered alot of your contests but this is one I truly hope I win.

  342. I would LOVE this! And it sounds cheesy, but my all-time favorite book has to be Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. Now, I still read as an adult – a lot, actually – but I have yet to find a book I LOVE as much as I LOVED that book as a child. Ha!

  343. Nonfiction: The Bible, and then it’d be tough to pick just ONE fiction work – but I loved Anne McCaffrey from the first page of Dragon Flight, and I’ll read just about anything she writes. I am currently reading Pride & Prejudice, and it, too, is a favorite. Six of One is good for a laugh, as is Bingo.

  344. sadly with 3 kids under 4 I don’t get to read that much, but I do love a good Nora Roberts book and I do love me some Harry Potter!

  345. I would love this. My favorite book is the Book of Mormon along with the King James version of the Bible.

  346. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. We have a recording of White reading the story aloud, and it is magical. All the kiddos quote from the book constantly.

    Thanks for the chance. I’d love to know what the most mentioned books are after the contest ends.

  347. WOW!!! Book lovers dream!! One of my favorite books is “I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb! What an awesome contest!

  348. Oh my gosh, too hard to pick a favorite, but I think To Kill A Mockingbird must triumph!

  349. ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel.

  350. Just read Robinson Crusoe with my 7 year old…and right now that’s my favorite book…because of the company I kept while I was reading.

  351. Wow, it’s really hard to pick ONE favorite book, but for the sake of this contest I’ll do my best: An Old-Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott.

    Thanks for the great contest!

  352. To Kill a Mockingbird.

  353. “The Notebook” – Nicholas Sparks

  354. The Bible. Hope I win!

  355. Lately it has been The Twilight series, but my favorite of those is Twilight. Pick me or I’ll sick Edward on you, no wait I want him to come after me. haha

  356. My favorite books are the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

  357. It’s hard to pick just one! The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch is one. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. Pillars of the Earth was very good.

  358. My wife would love this….

    favorite book: Misery by Stephen King

  359. Oooh, what a great contest!

    My favorite book ever is Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. My favorite work of fiction is The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. And I adore everything Roald Dahl wrote.

  360. So hard to choose. I think the Catcher in the Rye inspired me to start reading more so I pick that one. I would really love this. Thanks.

  361. I love so many books that it is hard to choose, however the first that comes to mind at this moment is Gone With the Wind. πŸ™‚

  362. Pride and Prejudice!

  363. To Kill A Mockingbird

  364. It would be awesome to win this prize! I can read anything by Jane Austen over & over again. My absolute favorite has to be “Pride & Prejudice”.

  365. Oh wow – we so love to win one of these. My husband has been on a reading tear lately. I thought it would be easy to pick a book but there are too many. I like anything by Emily Griffin, Nora Roberts, Mitch Albom – loved For One More Day.

  366. My favorite book(s) is anything from Michael and Kathleen Gear People Books. I love stories about native Americans! Thanks, Mir!

  367. Its hard to pick just one but this is a great contest

  368. I would love this! Hope I win! The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

  369. love mrs. piggle wiggle books. . .so looking forward to my kiddos reading them!!

  370. Very cool, Mir! My favorite changes alot, but I would have to say my current fave is Audrey Niffenegger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. Not only was it a great read, I was living in the same neighborhood where Clare and Henry lived and working just a few blocks away from the Newberry (where Henry worked) when I read the book six years ago. I pretty much lived in a fantasy world during those few weeks. πŸ™‚

  371. I would LOVE to win this! My favorite books are written by Sarah Allen Addison.

  372. With 4 kids I don’t get to read as much as I used to, but with this reader I might have to make time again. Anything from Anne Mccaffrey series.

  373. I don’t think I can narrow it down to one favorite, but I love Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy and anything by Jeffrey Deaver.

  374. I could never pick just one; the last time I narrowed it down to ten, I lost sleep for weeks. However, I will here name a book that I read after I compiled that list; it would surely have been on there: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  375. Just one book?! That’s tough! Hmmm… I guess I’ll go with Anne of Green Gables.

  376. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

  377. I can never pick a favorite… but right now I’m reading Outlander and it is soooo good. So, that’s my current fave.

  378. I’m with the Anne of Green Gables group.

  379. The Help by Katherine Stockett. It is my current fave! Thanks for the chance.

  380. I would love to have this. I read all sorts of books, but my favorite book is still “Goodnight Moon.”

  381. Fave book that I can immediately think of is “Water for Elephants”.

  382. would love this …am a voracious reader but am not getting time to read much now. hard to pick one

  383. I love the Outlander series as well as the Twilight series.

  384. I would love this! My favorite book is still The Human Comedy by William Saroyan.

  385. I would have to say Goodnight Moon. It puts the kids to sleep everytime!

  386. My current favorite* is “The Book Thief”.

    *Disclaimer… my favorite tends to change on a regular basis πŸ™‚

  387. Time Travellers Wife and Wuthering Heights

  388. My favorite book is “Thinner” by Stephen King. But there are so many other favorites listed by the other commenters here! I kept going “Oh, I loved that one too!”

  389. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  390. Hands down: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. It should be required reading πŸ™‚

  391. Favorite book? Hmmm. Probably “Pride & Prejudice”, although “The Secret Garden” was the first book that I didn’t want to end (I was 10).

  392. The Thornbirds!

  393. If going by number of times read, it has to be Little Women. My parents offered to pay me to not read it (a deal I didn’t make [stupidly], “Noooooooo-oooo-ooo, not my Little Women. Dumb).

    More current? Faking It, Jennifer Crusie.

  394. Other than the Bible, the book Cry the Beloved Country is one I have read again and again and loved more and more each time.

  395. Awesome contest! It’s so hard to pick a single favorite. Speaker for the Dead would definitely be up there, though (the sequel to Ender’s Game).

  396. Favorite book is “I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb.

  397. Harry the Dirty Dog!

  398. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet.

  399. I would love to be able to read on the bus while commuting!

  400. I usually like to say that my consistent favorites (whether movies, TV shows, etc.) are my “second favorite” and thus leave space at the top for a rotating selection of absolute favorites, but going by its consistency up there in the #2 slot, I’d have to narrow it down and say my “all time favorite” is “The Little Prince” by Antoine de St. Exupery.

  401. Pat the Bunny! Okay – not really. I don’t have a “favorite” exactly, but right now I’m immersed in the third book of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, and am enjoying it so far.

  402. I would love to win this! I don’t really have a favorite book – too many good ones to read one again – but I have lots of favorite authors. Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Francine Rivers, Michael Philips, Neta Jackson, Angela Hunt, etc…..

  403. It’s hard to pick a fav…hmmm…Pride and Prejudice (along with anything else by Jane Austen, of course) and The Time Traveler’s Wife also ranks up there. I’ve started reading “junior fiction”, along with my kids–A Series of Unfortunate Events is pretty fantastic. And anything by C. S. Lewis is well-loved in this house.

    Sorry for the extensive paragraph. I really need a pocket reader, yes?

  404. I’ve read lots of books—bestsellers, Pulitzers, and unknown authors from the thrift store. But I keep coming back to Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt. My aunt sent it to me the fall after my dad died when I was in the fifth grade, and I read it religiously every year during that time.

  405. Haven’t had much time to read since the kids were born. Probably anything by Brad Meltzer.

  406. Favorite book? Anything by: Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Goudge, Rumer Godden, John Grisham, Audrey Niffenegger, C.S.Lewis, J.K.Rowling…

  407. I really want this one!

  408. Just read “The Help” – loved it!

  409. I feel the need to read!

  410. My favorite all time book is Mere Christianity. I sure hope the random number generator finds # 407 a good choice.

  411. How could I possibly pick a favorite? We’ll just say Harry Potter to make it easy! My husband would love this reader for his commute on the train!

  412. This would be awesome. Thanks for the chance. My favorite non-fiction would have to be Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. It is truly an awesome book. My favorite fiction book is too hard to pick because there are just so many.

  413. My favorite book is actually a series. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It’s one of the few things I’ve re-read over and over again, and go on tangents on the various plots and characters.

  414. I’m with Michele – the Outlander series is my favorite too!

  415. Even after all this time and many thousands of books read, The Count Of Monte Cristo is still my favorite! It is hard to choose just one though!!!

  416. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner. I am drawn to books about sisters. I would love this reader!

  417. I love The Shack…life changing. I also love any good mystery. Hope I win!

  418. Too many to choose from–I guess the most recent one would be Eat Pray Love. (Ducking, because if I recall, you don’t share my love for it.)

  419. All time favorite is Pride & Prejudice, but I can happily read anything by Jane Austen over and over again.

  420. Most recent series that I read, Terri Blackstock’s Restoration Series. 4 amazing books.

  421. My favorite book is the Bible. Which, come to think of it, is in the public domain and is probably downloadable to the Sony Reader. First, stone tablets. Next, scrolls. After that, the codex. Then, Gutenberg. Later, audio, video, and digital versions. Now, electronic ink technology.

  422. I don’t think I have one favorite. I liked The Time Traveller’s Wife a lot, but the ones I’ve re-read the most are probably the Harry Potter series. Thanks for the contest pretty Mir!

  423. Well, I had to put all of my books into storage when I had to leave my ex last year and move back home, so an e-Reader would be awesome – more books and no more space!
    My favorite book is The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway.

  424. It’s been the same ever since I was a teenager. On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I’ve read it a few times every year since I was 17.

  425. I’ve made a list of things I want to read now that I’ve seen everyone else’s favorites! The Shack really spoke to my soul recently, Harry Potter got me through a hard time, and The Outlander series was pure pleasure.

  426. OOOH would love this! My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I’ve read it at least 15 times.

  427. I love to read!!!!!!!!

  428. Wow! Too many recently to come up with just one favorite…But I just read “Breathing Room” and loved it….

  429. Ooooh so tough to choose just one. But if I must, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Well written, beautiful story.

  430. Hmmm.. well, it would just be wrong if I didn’t declare the Bible as my favorite book, but my second favorite would probably by The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis.. or really anything by CS Lewis. Oh, wait, then there is Tolkein, and I loved the Hobbit. But even before the two of them there was George MacDonald and just about anything by him whisks me away to another land.. Then of course, for something completely different, some days are just perfect for reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.. but then I also love to read any of Milne’s Pooh stories outloud to my kids.. but they are teenagers now.. so we are back to Lewis or Tolkein… or the Bible.. or…..

  431. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. After I finished it the first time, my heart was broken. It felt like my best friend had moved away and I missed her already. Just writing this makes me want to go read it again right now.

  432. Mostly for sentimental reasons, Jane Eyre. Yay Sony Reader!

  433. I’m really enjoying Francine Rivers’ books right now. I’d love to enjoy them on the Sony Reader. πŸ™‚

  434. I saw my first Kindle this weekend, it would be awesome to see another e-reader up close and personal.

    My favorite book? That’s hard. I think maybe this week it’s _Peachtree Circle_ by Anne Rivers Siddons but that’s subject to change without notice.

  435. I can read.

  436. Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sydney.

  437. I love so many, but my all time favorite is “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.

  438. My favorite book is: Oh Pioneers! and My Antonia by Willa Cather. I hope I win. Fingers crossed!!!!!

  439. We have to choose ONE favorite?!!! That’s too hard, Mir! One series I haven’t seen mentioned here that I really love is the Special Agent Pendergast books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Of that series (so far), Cabinet of Curiosities is my favorite.

  440. They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch. I took this book out of my older sister’s pile of books when I was in middle school.

  441. Favorite book – The Count of Monte Cristo.

  442. Oh, a wee embarrassing – Summer Sisters by Judy Blume – I read it every.single.summer – just to give the summer a good vibe!
    Thanks for the chance

  443. As an English major, I’d say A Tale of Two Cities.
    As a reader of “dirt,” I’d say Twilight.

  444. All time fave? Pride and Prejudice. I need to read it on an e-reader!

  445. Oh Lordy, who can narrow it down to just one? I love anything by Jennifer Weiner, Mary Roach, or Anne Lamott and I am also a fan of the “Twilight” series. Because escapism is my favorite reason to read!

  446. “Operating Instructions” by Anne Lamott. It helped me so much my first year of motherhood. It showed me it was okay to be imperfect.

  447. I’d love to win. My favorite book right now is It’s My Heart about pediatric cardiology, since my son is about to have another open heart surgery in about 8 weeks.

  448. I’m curious how it differs from the Kindle.

  449. Oops, forgot to add, my favorite book at the moment is a Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson. He’s just such a good writer.

  450. Well, I doubt highly you’re going to read comment #447, but I’ll tell you anyway, because if you do pick me, I don’t want to be disqualified by not following the rules.

    I love to read too, picking just one is hard. My favorite book is, Emma by Jane Austin. I love the story, Much Ado About Nothing, but hate reading it as a play. And I’m a sucker for anything in the genre that would find; Stephen King, Anne Rice, Stephanie Meyer, Charlaine Harris (Love the Sookie Stackhouse series!!!) (horror, fantasy, sci-fi??? where do these all fit exactly?)
    Ok, so pick me, pick me!!!

  451. oh, why not? i love reading. i don’t know that i would be able to give up the paper but i’d be willing to try.

  452. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  453. Tough one…I have a few: The Shack, A Tale of Two Cities, Tuesdays w/ Morrie & The Last Lecture. Quite a nice variety but I couldn’t pick just one πŸ˜‰

  454. I adore reading, so picking a favorite is impossible. My favorite out of the many I have read in the past few years would probably be The Handmaid’s Tale.

  455. Right now? The Time Traveler’s Wife. Ask tomorrow & the answer will probably be different. πŸ˜‰

  456. I’m an equal opportunity book lover. I think a favorite would be To Kill a Mockingbird, but I love the Harry Potter books, Twilight series (I know), some Patterson books, etc…

  457. I love all types of books and I would especially love the e-reader.

  458. Most favorite? Jane Eyre? Hard to say as I like light reads and heavy reads depending on the time of year and time of life.

    I would love this!!!

  459. I love to read and have varied taste. However, my most well-read book would have to be an old one from 1954 – The Caine Mutiny. I remember as a young adult reading it over and over and over…never saw the movie. Enjoy the fantasy of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, love the intrigue of John Sanford, especially the Prey series…I could go on and on!

  460. My favorite book at the moment is No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel. I love that book and have read it a gajillion times and am listening to it for the millionth time. Or Pride and Prejudice which I have also read several (million) times.

  461. It would be wonderful to bring To Kill a Mockingbird on a Sony Reader while on my cruise . . .

  462. Just about anything by Jane Austen, but I’m also in love with books like Just Like Heaven, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Sullivan’s Island… I could go on! Just pick me! :o)

  463. My favorite book by far is The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas. Although Pride & Prejudice is a close second.

  464. Try, try again.

  465. This would be awesome to take to Germany with me next month!

  466. My 10yo daughter thinks she neeeeeds this, but the Reader would be for me! My favorite book is The Talented Clementine, just because it’s wonderful.

  467. Little Women…hands down, I read it every few years. How I longed to be Jo!

  468. Oh wow- I would LOVE to win one of these!!! My favorite book?? That’s like picking one star. I absolutely loved “Water for Elephants” though- so much that I bought twelve copies to give away to friends! now that’s when you LOVE a book!!

  469. So many amazing books out there, but I have a special relationship with Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale, The Giving Tree, and The Hobbit.

  470. Pick me.

    Favorite book (oh man, this is toooo hard). Ummm.
    Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence king.
    (Maybe you could learn some tips)

  471. This would be a great prize to win, count me in!

  472. Oh for goodness sake, I forgot to tell my favorite book. It is Water for Elephants which I discovered in a round about way thanks to you. Thanks!

  473. I had to think about this for 2 days. My favorite book is Watermelon by Marian Keyes.

  474. Favorite book of late is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Would LOVE this reader

  475. My favorite book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

  476. The Name of the Rose is my standby book, although there are so many…

  477. Well my favorite book is the bible πŸ™‚ But years later one I still think of is “The Prince of Tides”….

  478. A Tale of Two Cities-by Charles Dickens

  479. “A Prayer For Owen Meany” by John Irving.

  480. The Bible — hands down.

  481. While it is too difficult to choose just one, I’ll have to say any Jodi Piccoult book. And one of my favorite reads in 2009 was Little Bee. Also loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Awesome!

  482. My favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife, without a doubt. It always resonates with me when I reread it.

  483. pick me!! favorite is also the Bible. and usually whatever fiction I happen to be reading (currently none – 3 yr old, 2 yr old, and due in Feb – why I ‘need’ the reader!)

  484. i just finished the middle place by kelly corrigan, and it was really good!

  485. Probably Gone With the Wind…but I’m also partial to The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (and since you said good taste may count I thought I’d throw that in). And it’s tough to pick just one book, geez!

  486. Well, the one that I’m always reading is the Bible. But my newest favorite is Same Kind of Different As Me. It has inspired me to get out and do more for others.

  487. Do I really have to pick Just One?? Valley of Horses then. I really enjoy historical fiction.

  488. It is very hard to pick just one. I loved Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

  489. I love this site! My top fave is Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. It changed the way I think about teaching, parenting and being. Otherwise, I think I’ve had the most fun with the Harry Potter series.

  490. I have learning disabilities, so my favorite book is “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller. If she can do it, it makes me believe I can too.

  491. Current favorites are the Mercy Watson books, because my kids love them and they are actually cute and clever.

  492. Pretty much anything by Dickens. I reread A Christmas Carol every year. Nothing like a redemption story.

  493. One favorite? My intellectual side would say The Red Diamant. Although I admit to having just read “LA Candy” by Lauren Conrad, and completely loving it. I may or may not know the exact date the sequel is being released….

  494. The only book I ever have time to read (and I don’t make enough time at that!) is the Holy Bible…and it’s by far my fave. πŸ™‚

  495. I’m hoping to get this for my wife. She reads like it going out of style! I’m not much of reader, (unless I’m deployed, in which case when your not very very busy, you are very very bored so you do lots of things to pass the time) but if I had to pick I’d say my favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye. Can’t beat it.

  496. My favorite book beside the Bible is The Chosen by Chaim Potock. Love it!

  497. Sounds like a very cool reading toy.

  498. Right now my favorite book is The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell. It’s part of a mystery series about a detective named Wallender.

    In a couple of weeks when I am done with the series I will have a new favorite. I’m thinking about reading the latest Stephen Cannell. I think I have a couple of his I need to catch up on.

    My husband and I both have an reader on our want list.

  499. Lamb by Christopher Moore. I love and adore it. Ooh, and Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is right in there, too. I could go on and on. Really, I have many favorites. (and a problem with indecisiveness)

  500. This has been great, it reminded me of some old favorites such as “At Tree Grows in Brooklyn” and also gave me some suggestions for my wish list! I have to admit, I have become lazy listening to audio books. (I can mult-task!) I picked up a book over the holildays and remembered how satisfying it is to actually read again.

  501. asking me to pick a favorite book is like asking me to pick a favorite child. i love them all. each has their own strengths, weaknesses, and charms. an ereader would let me take all (or least many) of “book children” with me and keep them close to my heart.

  502. Wow!

  503. Favorite book ever? That’s way too hard. Favorite series is Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

  504. Oh, what a great prize!! This is one of those luxuries I would never buy for myself, but would use all the time. An all-time favorite…Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde.

  505. My favorite is “Baby Wise”. It was a God-send when I was blessed w/ twins. I love to read (when I can find time, and remember to p/u book from the library, and remember where I left it when I dropped it to run after the twin wonders)

  506. Oh, I can’t pick one book. Maybe 20. For just fun reading, I love Elizabeth Berg.

  507. Favorite book? The one that I am reading at the time. I love most anything by Lori Wick

  508. my all time fave children’s book is where the wild things are…..and my fave big girl book is eat pray love…..although, I’ll read anything once! thanks for the chance.

  509. To Kill a Mockingbird, tied with Pride and Prejudiced.

  510. My all-time favorite book is Guess How Much I Love You – but since it’s a children’s book (and I don’t have kids) I don’t read it often. I really enjoy anything by JD Robb – especially the In Death series.

  511. Very Cool.. Trying to get through the Twlight series but have a demanding little one at home+ 3 in school but still.. I know, I’m the last one on Earth that hasn’t read them all already… =)

  512. anything by nicholas sparks. But my all time favorite book is and always will be “Gone With The Wind”

  513. Can’t pick just one….anything by Isabel Allende…Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Saga” is amazing…I read just about anything and everything!!

  514. As a librarian, I have mixed feelings about digital readers. But as a cheapskate, I love free stuff! Ohhh, the conflict.

    Way too many favorite books. But The Road by Cormac McCarthy clutched my gut. Dee mentioned Lamb, by Christopher Moore, which made me howl with laughter. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was great. I love the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall-Smith. And the Angus, Thongs series by Louise Rennison are hysterical young adult novels. If I could find a real Junie B. Jones, I’d adopt her and laugh every day.

  515. ohh gosh I’m like most girls anything by Nicholas Sparks but my favorite by him is the Notebook…what a love story πŸ™‚

  516. Favorite book is HARD! I would have to vote for Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; or maybe Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas; or….so many books!

  517. A classic: Pride and Prejudice! Thanks!

  518. My all time favorite is Tale of Two Cities.
    But I also really enjoy Nicholas Sparks and of course Guess How Much I Love You for the kids.

  519. Lucky

  520. Favorite book…wow….For a long time in my childhood, “Ten Little Indians” was my favorite by Agatha Christie

  521. The Phantom Tollbooth.

  522. Gah, really. . .a favorite. . .Hum, Ok, I just finished reading Nurture Shock and I really loved it. The science of parenting is fascinating!

  523. Favorite book…hmmmm…really, a series: Harry Potter!

  524. The book I most recall enjoying and thinking “dang, this is a great book” was Long Days Journey Into Night. Anymore, I read the usual suspects and enjoy them, but that was the first book that really meant something to me in high school.

  525. “The Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde. (Yes, two “f’s”)

  526. These are very cool! Would love to try one out! Thanks!

  527. Right now I am reading the lightning thief off my son’s bookshelf so we can go see the movie together when it comes out in February. It’s a great series!

  528. No favorite, but right now I’m really enjoying Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.

  529. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger is my all time favorite!!

  530. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving would be the first book I would download – Little Women would be a close second…

  531. Oh… my favorite book is a bit old fashioned – WWI time period romance set in England. “Coming Home” by Rosamunde Pilcher.

  532. The Great Gatsby.

  533. A mother should not pick favorites, I will read anything for awhile. I’m going to have to go with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Not that the writing is spectacular, but the years leading up to the book, waiting in line at midnight for it, reading it straight through. I feel like I was a part of something bigger than the book. Rare.

  534. Oh…how to pick a favorite book. I’m not sure it is my favorite…but I do love it and it came to mind immediately. “A Day No Pigs Would Die”. Thanks for the contest.

  535. My favorite book is Catcher in the rye. Love it. Even named my cat Phoebe from the book!

  536. Tess of the D’Urbervilles is my all time fave!

  537. I don’t have one favorite, but love Janet Evanovich.

  538. Anything Janet Evanovich. She just cracks me up.

  539. i think my favorite book of all time is probably stephen king’s the stand, followed closely by a tie between the women’s room (marylin french) and the order of the phoenix (jk rowling). i do love me some harry potter!!!

    thanks mir!

  540. Can’t pick just one book, but my favorite author is Anna Quindlen. Please pick me pretty Mir!

  541. I’m not sure I could pick just one book. Lately, I’m addicted to anything vampire related. Gee, I wonder why? :p I would so LOVE to win this prize!!! Oh dear random number generator, please pick me!

  542. Just ONE?! Oh, the torture…I could be all righteous and say the Bible (which would be true), but in other areas, it tends to be the last book I’ve read…which at the moment, is Janet Evanovich’s Plum Spooky.

  543. I refuse to play favorites, but Good Omens (by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) probably gets re-read the most.

  544. Hmmmmm…depends on what “stage” of my life we’re talking about here. Could be The Women’s Room, The World According to Garp, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Rebecca or..under times of acute stress, a whodunit by Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly or Dennis Lehane!!

    Then there’s Anita Shreve, Sue Miller…too many to choose. Looks like I need a Sony Reader to manage all this chaos!! πŸ˜‰

  545. Was and always will be To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s the book and my 10th grade teacher at the time that cemented my love for reading.

  546. Favorite book? That’s like asking me which is my favorite child!! But, if you determine “favorite” by which book I’ve re-read more times than any other, I guess you’d have to say Pride and Prejudice.

  547. Wow — my favorite book. That’s a tough one. If forced, I think I’d have to day Tess of the D’urbervilles. Jayne Eyre. Or Emma. Or The Day the Babies Crawled Away. I LOVE that one.

  548. Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin. Or Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Or The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies. Or A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

  549. Betty Smith’s superbly-crafted A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I have my great-grandmother’s print copy, which still smells like her house.

  550. I’d love to win!!!! Favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird”

  551. What fun reading everyone’s picks! I love the first book in John Crowley’s Aegypt Cycle, originally released as Aegypt, recently reissued as The Solitudes.

  552. My favorite series of books is the “Chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis…I know they are “kids” books, but I still love to reread them!

  553. I most recently loved The Shack, but love anything by Nicholas Sparks or Max Lucado : ) Thanks for a chance to win! Blessings to you.

  554. To Kill a Mockingbird. And The Lorax.

  555. My favorite book? Charlotte’s Web. It’s the last line that first gave me that satisfied reader feeling — and continues to do so every time.

    “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”

  556. Count me in! But 1 favorite book? Nora Roberts in my favorite person thus far…

  557. My favorite this year (it changes so quickly!) was, “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. It’s about a 10 year old British girl set in 1950’s. She’s exceedingly precocious and attempts to solve the murder of a stranger who dropped dead in the family garden. I’m not doing the book justice because the heroine, Flavia deLuce is really one for the ages. She’s a chemistry expert and attempts to poison her snooty older sister by contaminating her lipstick with poison ivy. It’s a hoot and incredibly well written.

  558. My current favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife

  559. My absolute favorite book is Love in the Time of Cholera.

  560. I might have to say my favorite book is L’Ensemble C’est Tout by Anna Gavalda. I would SO love that reader.

  561. It’s so hard to pick just one! I’d probably have to go with Catcher in the Rye.

  562. Impossible to pick one, but I’m going to say the Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers (which was just released as one book, so I can count it as one!)

  563. A poetry book…Come Love With Me and Be My Life…Peter McWilliams (He is also the author of “How to Survive the Loss of a Love)

  564. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! Okay, not my all-time favorite, but the one that we’ve been reading a lot lately :).

  565. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

  566. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice – read it at least once a year!

  567. It’s tough to choose one, but I would have to say A Time to Kill is my favorite.

  568. My current favs are the Clan of the Cave Bear series

  569. There’s no way I could choose a favorite book. That’s like asking me which of my kids is my favorite!! (shudders)

  570. The book that’s always stuck with me is A Prayer for Owen Meany. This is an awesome contest!Thanks, Mir! πŸ™‚

  571. Wow, reading down the list makes me want to re-read some of my all time favorites and visit a few new ones. One of my all time favorites is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.
    Not very well known, but a wonderful coming of age tale set in a Castle in England. Now I have to finish perusing the list and adding to my list at the library. Thanks for doing this.

  572. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Actually, pretty much anything by Agatha Christie. πŸ™‚

  573. My favorite book…hmm, can’t really pick just one, but I’ll go with a series I’m reading right now, the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Good stuff! Thanks Mir.

  574. anything by Stephen King, especially The Stand

  575. My current favorite book is, “The Book Thief”. It’s too hard to come up with a favorite book of all time!! Thanks!

  576. There are so many great books! The first book that came to my mind, however, is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Perhaps not a literary masterpiece that will be studied by college students in 200 years, but a book that I have read easily 10 times and that I always enjoy.

  577. Hmm… My most recent favorite was UNDER THE DOME by STEPHEN KING. Good read!

  578. OOOhhhh – I would SO love to have one of these readers!! Yay for technology!

    I don’t know that I could ever pick a single, favorite book…..but to go old-school, I would have to say that the “Anne of Green Gables” series ranks up there!!


  579. All time favorite is Pride & Prejudice. My favorite of 2009 was The Help by Kathryn Stocket.

  580. Pride & Prejudice. The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Winds of War (and sequel)… this could go on a while!

  581. I’m supposed to choose just one? Um? I really loved Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451 is up there as well.

  582. Thanks for the chance! My favorite book is . . . hmm. I’m just going to grab one and say Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. Weird, but it saved me.

  583. Only one favorite? Bridge to Terabithia.

  584. Please pick me me me me me me!

  585. oops – forgot my fave book (comment 586) is Jane Eyre. Love it, love it, love it!

  586. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.

  587. I don’t have just one favorite book. All the more reason why I could use an e-reader. πŸ™‚

  588. I don’t have just one favorite, but because I love reading everyone else’s picks I have to play along: “Daddy Long Legs” by Jean Webster. A coming of age tale set at the turn of the century. I second “I Capture the Castle” too.

  589. I loved the Harry Potter series and the Twilight!

  590. The Outlander series by Dianna Gabaldon

  591. Mir, what a fabulous opportunity! You’re pretty! Sony is pretty! And I’m pretty sure I would look pretty while reading!

    My fave book changes all the time, but for a while now, The Secret Life of Bees has been it. (The Kite Runner, finally finished it recently, was a front-runner, but it was so incredibly sad.) Something about the Secret Life of Bees makes me happy. And happy is good. So there ya go. πŸ˜‰

  592. I would love this – pick me!
    Thank you.

  593. I can’t pick a favorite book overall but my latest favorite is “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown.

  594. A Confederacy of Dunces.

  595. I am going to channel my inner child and admit that my all time favorite book is “The Monster at the End of This Book,” starring lovable, furry, old Grover. Really.

  596. Who doesn’t love to read? I love the Anne of Green Gables series…puffy sleeves still catch my eye! πŸ™‚

  597. Currently, The Help by Kathryn Stockett!!

  598. i love Hurry Potter!! pick me:)

  599. OMG…I would love, love to win this for my mom! Thanks for such a great contest.

  600. I feel like I don’t have a chance, but who knows right?

  601. I forgot to tell you my favorite book! The Stand by Stephen King.

  602. Just ONE book? That changes by the week, day, maybe hour. Right now I would say Jane Eyre, mostly because I just finished reading it for the 6th or 7th time. But ask me again tomorrow and it will likely change….

  603. Lonesome Dove–and I enjoyed watching my husband read it, too. Every few minutes his shoulders would start shaking and he’d begin laughing out loud–amazing humor that fits so well in what is really a rich and touching story.

  604. Favorite book is tough, favorite series? Harry Potter. no wait, Elm Creek Quilts. No, wait… The Mitford collection. No, wait….

  605. One favorite? Tough to say. Although out of all the books I read last year I would have to Eat, Love, Pray.

  606. Bible

  607. Manhunt. Great book.

  608. Any book from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series (One for the Money, etc.)

  609. Picking a favorite book is tough, but To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites. (We were just talking about it today at lunch!)

    Great contest – thanks!

  610. Favorite book?!?!! Blasphemy. As several posters above me have suggested, this is nearly impossible for someone who consumes books in mass quantities and enjoys the majority of them. In the spirit of things how about my favorite book as a child? That would be Harriet the Spy.

  611. me please. Current fave book is Broken Horses

  612. As an educator-type person, I have a favorite for every purpose, cause, season, etc. A current favorite for sharing with student teachers is “Love that Dog” by Sharon Creech.

  613. One of my favorite books is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. It is really hard to pick a mostfavorite though I’m enjoying reading about what everyone else loves.

  614. Oh I hope I win!! I saw this in the store and spent hours tinkering with it. My favorite book right now is actuaccly one of my school books Looking Out Looking In. It’s about communicating with others. Very interesting.

  615. i love any book that isnt a child’s book at this current moment!

  616. Yes please!!

  617. I would love one of those to read on the train!

  618. I’m a Jane Austen addict, myself. I also recently got addicted to Harry Potter but NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER those freaking twilight books. NO! NEVER.

    Then there’s Owen Meany, Wicked, Shawshank Redemption…I could go on for hours.

  619. My favorite book is “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant.

  620. Reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” now and it is FABULOUS! Would love a Sony Reader for carrying around the next two in the trilogy!

  621. Wow, too many books to choose from! I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker books, most anything by Agatha Christie…so many more! I obviously need a Sony Reader to hold them all, eh? And have I mentioned that you’re pretty lately? πŸ™‚

  622. Not sure that I have a favorite, but I have recently fallen in love with Ruth Reichl.

  623. Impossible to name one favorite! How about a recently-read-couldn’t-put-it-down? Time Traveler’s Wife!

  624. Fabulous!!!!! My favorite book….I can’t pick just one. I loved The Abstinence Teacher. The Lovely Bones. Mists of Avalon. All of Harry Potter. The Hobbit. The Shack. So many…5 People You Meet in Heaven.

  625. It’s so hard to pick just one. I love the Narnia series!!

  626. My favorite fiction book is Calvin and Hobbes.

  627. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Amazing!

  628. way, way too many to pick just one.

  629. Awesome giveaway! One of my favs is the counte of Monte cristo.

  630. Right now, it’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter as it’s my current read. WAY too hard to choose just one.

  631. MY BRILLIANT CAREER by Miles Franklin

  632. I too love the time travelers wife!

  633. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Loved it when I was 8yrs old and I’m now reading it with my 9 year old…PRICELESS!!

  634. The Shack by William P.Young

  635. I don’t have a favorite book, but I do have several favorite authors, Katherine E. Woodiwiss is at the top of my list

  636. oops it’s Kathleen not Katherine

  637. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks!

  638. Entering for my wife. She loves to read, she loves this site, and she loves MIR.

  639. Okay I guess I forgot to add that she likes the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

  640. The Red Tent is my favorite, although I loved Pillars of the Earth and The Help, too!

  641. Had to mention Year of Wonders too – amazing book!

  642. Hmmm.favorite book would have to be The Family Book by Todd Parr. It is my 5 year old’s favorite bedtime story. When I read it, I am guaranteed about ten minutes of snuggle time πŸ™‚

    For me…it would have to be any book without pictures, and a few minutes of quiet!!

  643. An unashamed Jane Austin fan….”Pride and Prejudice”

  644. I’m going to go with my favorite book from my teen years that I have re-read at least 2 more times – Time and Again by Jack Finney

  645. “These is My Words” by Sarah Turner

  646. For reading with the kids – Farley Mowat’s books and for me…historical non-fiction – Paul Johnson, Norman Davies.
    Thanks for the opportunity, oh lovely – well-read one.

  647. Anything by Phillipa Greggory

  648. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo. Really!

  649. Oh I can wish….

  650. Wow, this is a great prize! I love books by Patricia Cornwell.

  651. Favorite book? All of them? Right now my daughter and I are reading Hunger Games and Chasing Fire and they are INcredible. Awesome contest, thanks!


  652. A favorite? oh too hard….maybe Jane Eyre. Thanks for the offer. I’ve been wanting one of these.

  653. This would be great! I like any of John Grisham’s books. I enjoy them.

  654. I haven’t wanted to go the road of non traditional page turning, but this would put me up on the list of gizmo girl as my friends call me.

  655. My favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  656. I LOVE Books… in all types. Thanks!

  657. Favorite book… hmmm that is super hard. My best as of recent reading endeavors woulds be “Wicked” it was fantastic!
    I have wanted an electronic reader for a couple years now and it would be great to win one, as they are so very expensive! Love that you such contests, it’s a really great thing to do!

    and by the way… everyone in GA going crazy at the first sign of snow is hilarious! and happens everywhere! Having grown up in Chicago, where if it snowed three feet, school was still open! to living in Kansas, where 5 inches shuts everything down, I will never understand it!

    Enjoy your Friday!

  658. My favorite book is any of the Twilight series.. I know it’s lame…but I am basing it on the fact that I couldn’t put them down and read the entire series in less than a week.

  659. The World I Made for Her, if I had to pick one.

  660. No way to pick one favorite ever, but my current favorite is Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie.

  661. I love books. My current read is “THe Cruelest Miles” which could easily make it onto my Favorites List.

  662. The “Stephanie Plum” series by Janet Evanovich. They are laugh out loud!!

  663. What is this, Sophie’s Choice? It’s too hard to pick just one but if forced I will say Insomnia by Stephen King.

  664. I’m certain that my taste in reading materials is fantastic! πŸ˜‰

  665. Current fave is Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.

  666. My all time favorite book: The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I hope it’s available for download if you pick me and I win this fabulous prize….

  667. My current favorite book is Reason for God, by Timothy Keller.

    My husband is a book-a-holic, so we do not have any more room for books. One of these could help us free up some space. πŸ˜‰

  668. a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy o’toole. simply hilarious

  669. My fav. book is Celebration of Discipline by Foster, my boss gave it to me.

  670. I don’t know if I could pick one favorite book. There are just so very many that I love. Maybe Good Omens.

  671. Where the heart is….

  672. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Best book ever

  673. sounds fabulous!

  674. The Watchers by Dean Koontz

  675. lillies of the field,
    suzanne’s dairy for nicolas, james patterson

  676. Favorite Book. I don’t think I could name just one. As a child. I LOVED The Trixie Beldon Books. I could not get enough of them and our library did not have them!

  677. It’s Ayn RandÒ€ℒs Ò€œAtlas ShruggedÒ€. Though I also love a ton of nonfiction too!

  678. I’m a Nicholas Sparks-aholic, so pretty much anything he writes is my favorite. πŸ™‚ I would love to win!

  679. I like books by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Stephen King; and true crime stories. I would love to win this for my mother. She is diabetic and her eyes are really getting bad. I understand you can adjust the print size on this device, which would be good for her. She has always read a lot, but has almost stopped. Thanks.

  680. She’s Come Undone…Wally Lamb

  681. Let’s give it a shot. Pick me!

  682. Long odds but what the heck.

  683. 685 is a good number.

  684. There’s no way to choose one favorite book – love a good mystery though and would LOVE a reader for free πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  685. I don’t have a favorite book but I’d have to say that my favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. I just finished his newest book while we were on vacation!

  686. The Kite Runner
    Awesome contest prize!

  687. I have so many e-books already a reader would be great…favorite book currently is Naked In Death by J.D.Robb…

  688. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Thanks Mir!

  689. I have enjoyed all books by Francine Rivers and The Thoehe’s.

  690. The Sparrow – Mary D’oria Russell. I recommend it to everyone. Also everything fiction that Ann Patchett has ever written.

    High protein snack – peanut butter and apples. But mostly steak. Yeah.

  691. Cashews is my favorite high protein snack

  692. As a child AND now…..Anne of Green Gables.

  693. Would love to be the lucky one! Might help me in my 2010 quest to be sure I read at least one book a week! Love Kafka on the Shore by Murakami (any of his novels are grand)! Thanks!

  694. I’ve been saying To Kill a Mockingbird since 10th grade, but that seems so trite. I think it might be time to find a new one.

  695. i WOULD HAVE TO SAY ONE OF MY FAVORITE IS Outerbanks.Iloved that book.

  696. We read it all around here. . . including The Bible. MKW

  697. Dear Mir,
    My family would love this!

  698. My favorite book is Sister of My Heart by Chitra Divakaruni.

  699. Reading is my passion.

  700. I think my favorite is A Prayer for Owen Meany.


  701. Would love this! I have been reading Jodi Picoult books lately.

  702. Oh, I definately need this!

  703. Please pick me random number generator.

  704. I would love this!!

  705. Statistically, I know that I have the same chance as everyone else, but when you’re this late, I’m not sure…let’s try it!

  706. My favorite book as got to be Lamb by Christopher Moore.

    andreaproulx at gmail dot com

  707. Favorite recently read book is “The Book Thief”- would love a reader!

  708. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my all time favorite.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kelly_rose01 at yahoo dot com

  709. Mir, if I win this reader, I will think you are pretty forever after!

  710. If I say that my favorite book is _Sleep is for the Weak_, do I get TWO entries!?!?

    Great contest, Mir!

  711. I’m not sure what my favorite book it, but one that I read over and over again is The Great Escape.

    Thanks, Mir!

  712. Favorite book is Gone for Good by Harlan Coben.

  713. My husband would love this! Thanks

  714. What a great giveaway! My favorite book is quite old but I can go back to it over and over again. It’s called The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Babcock Smith.

  715. My recently read favorite is the Time Travelers Wife.

  716. A Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver

  717. I would lurve one of these! I am starting Just After Sunset by Stephen King. Bandwagon, I know…

  718. Count me in!

  719. Hmm…a favorite book? Wow, way too hard. How about favorite authors? Marissa de los Santos, Isabella Allende, David Sedaris, Douglas Coupland.

  720. My favorite book ever is Climbing Mount Improbable.

  721. Um.. tough one. I guess Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi or The Great Gatsby. But, ya know I’ll re-read David Sedaris anytime– LOVE him

  722. tree grows in brooklyn

    and why oh why does the random number thing never listen to me, i always ask very politely to please pick me!

  723. I read all kinds, love Danielle Steel, Nicholas Sparks, and anything that looks/sounds interesting…thank you

  724. I don’t think I have a favorite book… but I do love anything by Dean Koontz or Ted Dekker!!!

  725. Please! I love all kinds of books!

  726. Geez, the first book that came to mind was The Stand by Stephen King, but I read tons of books, too many to pick just one.

  727. Favorite book…whichever one is currently in my hand full of well-strung words and cleverly turned phrases. Such as The Cat In The Hat Comes Back. A true classic.

  728. awesome

  729. Favorite book ever? That’s tough. I would though go with Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer, even if it was written before I was born. Such a fantastic story. I read it so long ago though that I no longer remember what it was about! In more recent memory, I’d have to say Sarah’s Key. If you haven’t read it, run and get it. It was amazing.

  730. Favorite in my recent reading is “The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society.” I like historical fiction so also enjoyed “World Without End”, a 1500 page page-turner.

  731. My favorite book is The Kind of Love That Saves You by Amy Yurk. Haven’t read it in a couple of years, might be time to give it another go. Thanks for another great contest.

  732. I have just read the Pillars of the Earth by Follett and it is a truly intriguing novel.

  733. Historical fiction is my favorite genre. The most recent favorite is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” Also enjoyed “World Without End,” a 1500 page page-turner.

  734. A Room With A View by EM Forster

  735. It’s Mac compatible now? Cool!
    One of my favorites is The Time Traveler’s Wife, by AUdrey Niffenegger. In fact, I will never see the movie I love the book so much. πŸ™‚

  736. There is absolutely no way to pick one favorite book. However, I love the Amelia Bedelia series for kids and Karen Kingsbury’s book for adults. Pretty much anything in the Christian fiction is a good read for me. I would love to win the Sony Pocket Edition!! How fun is that! :0)

  737. Don’t know that I have a favorite adult book but I did love Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. A Ring of Endless Light was my favorite YA book.

  738. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Read it as a kid while lying beside the fireplace on a snow day. Now as an adult teacher, because of that book, I own my own piece of mountain and still love snow days πŸ™‚

  739. Ohh Pick Me!

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