Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Yay! From today, November 17, through Sunday, November 27th, I'm part of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop!

It's a chance for me to say thank you to those who follow my online doings. As such, this giveaway doesn't have a bunch of hoops to jump through. No tweeting, FB-ing, blogging, or anything else. And no one gets more than one entry.

Why? To say THANKS to my followers!

Somewhere around a gazillion other blogs are participating, so you can enter to win stuff on all of them, too. To find the other blogs participating, visit I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, where you'll find a Linky with the full list.

Here's what I'm giving away:

Variant, by Robison Wells

It's garnered a ton of praise. It was listed as one of the best books on the Publisher's Weekly list for 2011 and got starred review in Kirkus. (Stars there are a very big deal.)

This book is a great read for anyone 12 years old, up to 110 or so. Boys will love it (my 16-year-old son couldn't up it down), but I loved it too, and I know lots of grown-ups, both male and female, who rave over it.

It's a GREAT Christmas gift for any reader in your life (even if you don't win!)


Are you already following me? Great! Say so in the comments, and BAM! you're entered.

If you're not already following me, do ONE of these:
  • Follow my blog using the Followers doohickey widget at the top of the side bar
  • Follow me on Twitter (@AnnetteLyon)
Leave a comment saying which way you're following.

(No, you don't get additional entries for following both the blog and my Twitter feed, but if you do, you'll get good karma points. :D)

If you're already following (THANK YOU! You're awesome!). Just drop a comment saying you're already a follower via the blog or Twitter, and you're entered.

The Gratitude Giveaway Hop runs from November 17-27. I'll post the winner on Monday, November 28th.

During this month of Thanksgiving, this is my chance to express gratitude to the people who support me online. Thank you for reading, for commenting, for supporting me all the years I've been prattling online. My blog would be pointless without my readers, and I'm grateful for each one.

The fine print:
1) Be sure that I have a way for me to contact you if you win. To do so, either leave an email address in your comment or be sure your Blogger profile has your email embedded.
2) If I can't contact the first name drawn, I'll draw a second name.
3) If the winner I announce on November 28th doesn't claim their prize after 48 hours, it's forfeit.

Happy blog hopping!


Susan Anderson said...

Cool! I'm a follower already, which means I'm in...


LisAway said...

I've been following you for a hundred years here on your blog. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Jo Anne said...

I'm a follower. Happy Turkey Day.

Bonnie Gets A Say said...

I'm followin'!


Raejean said...

I follow you!

Unknown said...

I follow on twitter @amandawk
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

An Ordinary Mom said...

Hooray for Gratitude Giveaways!

I already follow you!

clenna said...

I love this book. I follow via google.

clenna at aol dot com

Hot Off the Shelves said...

New GFC Follower!


Unknown said...

New follower! Thanks!

email is katvela12345 AT

Christine A. said...

Great giveaway, thanks. I am thankful for my kids and our health.

GFC- Christine A.
your1chef at aol dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
I love your books and I would love to read this one too!
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC follower


Courtney Reads said...

GFC: Courtney Renee

awesome giveaway
Courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

I'm a stalker (ahem) I meant follower. :)

Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

New follower :).


Janelle said...

I follow in GFC!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

Courtney said...

I just became a follower via Twitter (kcmelon)!! Thanks for the chance to win!

kcmelone at yahoo dot com

Megan said...

I'm a new GFC follower! Megan Kyser on GFC

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

Happy Mom said...

I follow your blog (and read all of your books!)

lhhappymom at gmail dot com

Jayde said...

I'm following you!
tpetsbike5 [at] gmail [dot] com

Ash said...

I follow you on GFC as Ash.

Wall-to-wall books said...

OMG I am so happy you are giving away this book! I wanted it from NetGalley but it disappeared before I could get it! Now its like i am getting a second chance.

I am a follower

forevereading at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
mariamusings at gmail dot com

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Thanks for the giveaway

I'm a twitter follower :D

Erin N said...

GFC: Erin PreFontaine

Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks for the chance to win <3! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
gfc: BookStacksOnDeck

Meg S said...


I follow on GFC.

Meg S
mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm a new GFC follower-Molly and would LOVE the chance to win this! Heard GREAT things about it! Thanks!


Ashley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to read this book. I follow on twitter @booksobsession


shorevalerie said...

Awesome giveaway!!
GFC: Valerie Shore
shorevalerie at yahoo dot com

Library Lady said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
New follower Library Lady
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Lolawid said...


GFC follower - Lolawid

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Kayla Eklund said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

New GFC Follower: Kayla27

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway.

GFC follower-judy


AmyS. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! (:
GFC follower: KimS.
truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

sablelexi said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

~April~ said...

Thanks for the great giveaway...
Following GFC - aprilharvell

ann said...

GFC follower - amhengst

amhengst at verizon dot net

Darlene said...

I've had my eye on this one! I'd love to win it!! Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
GFC Darlene

Literary Meanderings said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway! ^-^

GFC follower: ♥Bookish Sarah♥
email: sarah.hollis26(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Unknown said...

many thanks have a lovely day!

GFC & Twitter Follower: kimyunalesca
facebook fan: kim cuasay

Angela Baarz said...

Giveaways are so fun. I'm a follower! Yippee.

Ashlyn_Jai said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Silverrose313 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: SIlverrose313
silverrose313 at gmail dot com

Amanda D said...

I'm a follower too!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Belnap said...

I'm following you Annette!

SpadesHighReads said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for taking part in the Giveaway Hop!! and Thank you for your continuous posts and work =)
Have a safe and awesome week!!

GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

TValeros18 AT

Julie D. said...

I'm following via GFC as Julie D.

Kelly said...

GFC follower Kelly Fox
delivery.RN at gmail dot com
thanks for the giveaway

Rae M. said...

I have heard a lot about this book and have yet to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

GFC Follower - Rae M.


Thanks for the Give Away! I have a lot to be thankful for this year, too!

GFC name Buried in Books

email hrose2931(at)gmail(dot)com


desitheblonde said...
i go by desitheblonde

Holly said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ricki said...

New GFC follower!

Unknown said...

Awesome, thanks for hosting!


Stacey Brucale said...

Thanks or the giveaway! I am a GFC follower.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower Stephanie Parent

thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Hiya! I follow you via GFC: Brandi Gilvaja or Mommy2Noah

thank you so much for the entry!

Brandi G

holls said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!

GFC holly wright
Hollybwright atcomcastdotnet

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: brookea_2006
email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Mary Ellen said...

GFC follower - Mary Ellen Thompson

Thank you for the chance to win!

Krysykat said...

Great giveaway!
GFC- Krysta Banco


Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this lovely Thanksgiving fun:)
GFC Denise Zaky
Twitter @ZDz59001


Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I'm following you on Twitter - @SuzReads - and I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Michele said...

Thanks for the giveaway
GFC Michele LUker

jmluker at winco dot net

Angela Dawn said...

Thanks so much for the chance. Sounds like a great read! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Angela MacIntyre LIKES on FB
GFC Follower Angie MacIntyre

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
I'd love to read this. I'm somewhere in the middle of that age range you mentioned. Thanks for the giveaway!

geschumann at live dot com

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you so much for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a happy and safe holiday season.

GFC follow as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

What's Beyond Forks? said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!!
My GFC: What's Beyond Forks?
My email address on my google profile

Gabby @ What's Beyond Forks?

poisnivyred said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Gfc follower kel.

Poisnivyred AT

Unknown said...

I'm a twitter follower @lazenbeauty
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Runaway Bridal Planner said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Kristy Wilson


Teri said...

Follower via GFC-Tisha Seals

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

So excited for this giveaway! Variant looks AMAZING! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I am a GFC follower. GFC name: echika

emial: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

jcwega27 said...


Jenni Merritt said...

Oh yay!!

GFC Jenni Merritt

jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower: Brenda Demko.

Bookworm Lisa said...

I'm a new GFC follower

ke7yca at gmail dot com

jacque said...

I follow via GFC jacque stengel

twinmomx5 at gmail dot com

thank you for the chance!

Tressa said...

GFC follower.
tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Happy Thanksgiving!

GFC-Mary @SweepingMe
mary_reiss @

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
Sounds like a great read.


Litza said...

I follow via Twitter @litzalou

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Katie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
new GFC follower: Katie

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
wordspelunker at gmail dot com

Sarbee said...
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Sarbee said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'm brand new to your blog :)

GFC Sarbee

Andrea said...

Follow on GFC

magic5905 said...

I follow on google, magic5905
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Jen R. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :) I'd love to win Variant!

GCF: Jenelle Riane

SiNn said...

tyf or teh cance i follow both ways

Gfc : SiNn

twitter @bainesgoddess

kalea_kane said...

I am a new follower (kalea_kane)

Thank you for the giveaway. I have heard some great things about Variant.


Danah said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

GFC Follower: Danah

nicolesender said...

gfc follower: nicolesender

Unknown said...

Following via GFC angelacisco79
angelacisco79 (at)yahoo(dot)com

Memrie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC - Memrie


Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

GFC follow
Valerie Taylor Mabrey
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Krystal Larson said...

Thank you very much for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

Francine Anchondo said...

gfc follow -Francine Anchondo

Jessica Peeling said...

Following via Gfc (Jessica Peeling) thanks for the giveaway!

ashley said...

GFC- ashley

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).


Anonymous said...

GFC Paula Lee
jandplee at att dot net
Thank you!

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway, and participating in the hop!

New Follower



Kristi said...

I am a new follower - GFC - Kristi

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
New GFC Follower: Charissa

Chrissy Peebles said...

Thanks for the giveaway! New GFC follower here. If you get a chance, please stop by my blog. I hope we become fantastic friends!


Spav said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Follower: Spav


Miranda Grissom said...

Great giveaway! gfc miranda grissom

Stacy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a new follower as Stacy T.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway~!
New GFC: Mercedes
saycecat @ yahoo dot com

AEKZ2 said...

New GFC follower (AEKZ2)

Unknown said...

thank you for the giveaway

Robin Blankenship said...

GFC Follower as Robin Blankenship
robinblankenship at gmail dot com

Candie L said...

I am following your blog. thank you


Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thanks for the giveaway and happy Thanksgiving!

GFC Follower = ArtsyBookishGal

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

firetramp said...

Thanks for having a giveaway, Annette! I've been wanting to read this book, so hope I get lucky!
Calli (Apparently I followed a blog once with the username firetramp, so that's the identity that was automatically assigned to me.)


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