Saturday, February 18, 2012

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Begins Today!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop  is hosted by Judith of Leeswammes Blog.  It runs from Saturday, February 18th through  Wednesday, February 22nd.  (58) bloggers are participating, each will be giving away some literary selections in the process.

If you are a new visitor to my blog, I'd describe it as a mixture of book reviews generally, literary or contemporary fiction, with some non fiction, with an occasional review of a children's book I may find delightful.  I also like to showcase soon to be released books that appeal to me and, I've been known to post occasional photos I take, hoping that some readers might enjoy a change from just books now and then

For first time visitors, I hope you will become regular visitors after today. If you are an old friend, THANK YOU, as you all make blogging worthwhile. I LOVE COMMENTS, and will try to visit your blog as often as time allows in return.

Here's what the winner will receive:

Winner will select (1) Literary Fiction Title from Amazon.Com 

DETAILS for a Chance to Win
  • Open to US and International residents
  • One entry per person 
  • If you are new to my blog and have never commented here before today, you MUST become a follower to be entered in the giveaway. 
  • Leave a comment telling me which Literary fiction book you would like me to send you if you win, and a way to contact you
  • Current friends and followers - I know who you are): What literary fiction title would you like to win?
  • You need not have a blog to enter
  • GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE who gets entered.
  • Winners will be selected after 8PM on the East coast on Wednesday - February 22nd
  • THANKS so much for stopping by. I hope you visit again sometime.
  • Now I'm off to visit other participating blogs.
Below is a complete list of the blogs participating in this giveaway:
  1. Leeswammes
  2. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  3. Lit Endeavors (US)
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  6. 2606 Books and Counting
  7. The Parrish Lantern
  8. Sam Still Reading
  9. Bookworm with a view
  10. Breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  11. Seaside Book Nook
  12. Elle Lit (US)
  13. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  14. Tell Me A Story
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Book'd Out
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Tiny Library (UK)
  19. An Armchair by the Sea (UK)
  20. bibliosue
  21. Lena Sledge's Blog (US)
  22. Roof Beam Reader
  23. Misprinted Pages
  24. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Dutch readers)
  25. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  26. Indie Reader Houston
  27. Book Clutter
  28. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US)
  29. Lizzy's Literary Life
  30. Sweeping Me
  31. Caribousmom (US)
  32. Minding Spot (US)
  33. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  34. The Book Diva's Reads
  35. The Blue Bookcase
  36. Thinking About Loud!
  37. write meg! (US)
  38. Devouring Texts
  39. Thirty Creative Studio (US)
  40. The Book Stop
  41. Dolce Bellezza (US)
  42. Simple Clockwork
  43. Chocolate and Croissants
  44. The Scarlet Letter (US)
  45. Reflections from the Hinterland (N. America)
  46. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  47. Readerbuzz (US)
  48. Must Read Faster (N. America)
  50. carolinareti
  51. MaeGal
  52. Ephemeral Digest
  53. Scattered Figments (UK)
  54. Bibliophile By the Sea
  55. The Blog of Litwits (US)
  56. Kate Austin
  57. Alice Anderson (US)
  58. Always Cooking up Something



  1. Am I first-seems so-I would choose A Few Eggs No Oranges.

    Thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  2. I'd love to read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it tom worldwide entries.

    I Follow via GFC as buddyt

    I am not sure which books qualify so can I leave the choice until later?

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  4. Great giveaway! I would love to get 1q84 by Haruki Murakami or One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde. Both are favorite authors of mine and I have most of their books.


  5. I would love to own The Wolf Gift!

  6. GFC follower YulyaShenka

    Would like


  7. I think I'd have to select House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I've been desperate to read this book, by all accounts it sounds like a phenomenal and unique book.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    kayleigh (dot) f (dot) murphy (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I'm an old, old follower!

    Here's my e-mail address: debnance at gmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up :)

    I love this hop, it focuses on the genre we tend to read most.

    Have a wonderful weekend Diane.

  10. Thank you for the giveaway you don't have any limits on the book so I'll throw this one out there and if need be change it to suit any budget frame work you may have, assuming there is one. I'd love A Dance With Dragons. Thanks again and first time here :) adding you to my RSS feed.

  11. I would love to read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC - layen
    lincalc at gmail dot com

  12. GFC follower.
    I am not sure what I'd love to read righ now...The correction maybe? If I win, suggest me something!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  13. I suppose I would go for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

    Thanks for the contest. I am an old follower! :--)

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Diane! I would pick Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell.

  15. I am along time subscriber. The marriage plot. Would be great.thanks for giveaway. Lomazowr@gmail. Com

  16. Email follower.
    The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall.


  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not sure what I would pick ... my wishlist is huge!


  18. I follow with GFC. I just went to my Amazon wish list and chose "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson.

  19. Hi! I've been following your blog forever it seems :) I am drooling over That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott and that is the book I would pick if I won!! Thanks for the opportunity :)

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. I follow on GFC. I would choose What Alice Forgot.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

  21. hi follow by email, my choice would by Detective by Imre Kertesz. Thanks.

  22. I follow by gfc and would love to read The Great Gatsby again so would buy that.
    deanna_boocock (at)

  23. a wonderful giveaway...
    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too :)
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  24. Following GFC as Carrie Ardoin. I'd love to win The Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao.

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  25. I'd love to be entered for Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.


  26. I would love Gone with the Wind!

    everynewday (at) hotmail (dot) com

  27. I'm a GFC follower. I'd choose the Snow Child.


  28. Thanks for the offer, Diane! My literary fiction wish right now is Thrity Umrigar's new one "The World We Found."


  29. I am a follower! Have love your blog for a very long time. So glad we have gotten to know each other through blogging!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bookishchatter at gmail dot com

  30. I'm not entirely sure what book I would pick, but I'll come up with one if I win!

  31. It's so hard to choose one but I'll go with Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
    Thanks for the giveaway .

  32. Not sure which I would like-maybe Wuthering Heights

    old gfc follower-judy

  33. GFC: Leah Colson

    The book I pick: Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin.

  34. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen has been on my wishlist for a while now so I'd get that one.

  35. This is Emma @ Words And Peace, one of your faithful follower.
    I would love to win The Housekeeper and The Professor.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  36. I'd like to get Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston - thanks for the chance to win. I follow with GFC

    debbie at exurbanis (dot) com

  37. I'm so sad I missed signing up for this blog hop -- I love the theme! Trying to limit myself to a single title feels impossible -- The Marriage Plot, maybe, or The Virgin in the Garden -- I can't get enough Byatt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. Thanks for the blog hop. I would like The Raven Mocker.

    1. This is the best hop in my opinion. Thank you! My pick would be The soldier's wife. I'm a longtime follower.


    2. I would like to read 'The Forgotten Waltz' by Anne Enright.

      What a lovely surprise to return to!

  39. I would love to get The Snow Child: A Novel by
    Eowyn Ivey

    GFC (Kara D)

  40. Thanks for the giveaway!! I have been a follower for a long time.

    My pick would be Faith By Jennifer Haigh. I have read The Condition and am now reading Mrs. Kimble. They are both great reads and I am hooked on her.

    ladybook21 at yahoo dot com

  41. I would love to win Watership Down by Richard Adams. Thanks!

  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose Ready Player One by Ernest cline

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    bookd.out at gmail dot com

  43. I would love a copy of BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens.

    GFC: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber.


  44. New follower. Thank you for the giveaway> I would like Jane Eyre.
    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

  45. I'd love to win The Count of Monte Cristo. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Debbie W.

  46. I would like Everything Is Illuminated. Thank you.

    GFC : Malvina Beatrice

  47. The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson. I read a review on cornflower books and have been so fascinated by this story! I follow on GFC


  48. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to get East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I'm an old GFC follower (Dinda_SI).


  49. I am a recent visitor to this blog which I do enjoy for its variety. I think the book I would to read next is 'The Birds Fall Down' by Rebecca West. I love authors from between the wars.

  50. My that is a lot of participants and lots of goodies!

  51. I'd love to read IQ84 or The Tiger's Wife! Thanks for an amazing giveaway

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  52. I'd like to read 1q84 by Haruki Murakami. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com
    New follower.

  53. I love your blog and have been a follower for about a year now.

    I would love to win, 1q84 by Haruki Murakami


  54. I would love to read Home Front by Kristin Hannah or perhaps The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy.
    steph4575 at msn dot com

  55. Diane, what an incredibly generous prize! My choice would be The Garden Angel by Mindy Friddle. I loved her book, The Secret Keepers but just never got around to TGA.
    Long time follower! :-) Thanks!

  56. I might choose The Help or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

    GFC: Krista
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  57. Would love to get Before I go to Sleep by SJ Watson.

    Thank you for running the giveaway.

  58. On Gold Mountain by Lisa See would be my choice.
    I love her books and I learn so much.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  59. GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    I would love to get Wuthering Heights.
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  60. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson would be my choice.

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  61. I would dive into 'The Marriage Plot' by Jeffrey Eugenides. I liked 'Middlesex' a lot.
    margueritecore [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com

  62. I'd like The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  63. I'd love a hardcover copy of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON by Adam Johnson.


  64. I would like to a copy of Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  65. I'd like to win The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  66. I'm a new follower via GFC: Brenda Demko. If I won, I'd like to have Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. It has been on my wishlist forever! Thank you for the chance. :) brendem7@comcast(dot)net

  67. I am a follower of course! I would love a copy of The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy or 'The Marriage Plot' by Jeffrey Eugenides.


  68. I'm so far behind on reading that it's hard to even pick a title. One book I keep hearing about is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Stone b blues by Leslie Feunberg follow on GFC as teressa oliver
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  70. I would choose North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Thanks for the giveaway!

    New follower, GFC - The Readventurer

  71. I'm going to have think about which book I would like to read--there are so many. I have become a follower, so please let me tell you if I win.

  72. I'd love to win The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey! My email address is THanks!!

  73. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami!

    ReadingOnARainyDay AT gmail DOT com

  74. Hello, fellow bibliophile. My blog is the "Bibliotaphe's Closet," so I sense already, we'd get along well.

    Mmm...if I win...I'd like a copy of "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht. ROAR! It's been on my reading list and I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet. It would be a great addition to my collection and a piece I could also review.

    Come by my site, too. I'll serve you an e-coffee and we can share all things books.

    Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
    Email: zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

  75. Oh, I love a
    the book I would choose is One Moment One morning by Sara Raynor It was the cover that hooked me...

  76. I would love to read Chritopher Hitchen's Arguably!

    thank you for the gieaway~

    lilianxcheng AT gmail DOT com

  77. I would love Torment by Lauren Kate.

  78. I think I'd like The Night Circus or the Physick book of Deliverance Dane. Thanks. :) oneagainst at hotmail dot com

  79. I am thinking of What Alice Forgot or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Thank you!


  80. thanks you a lot for this international giveaway. I'm a new follower ( follow via email)
    and i would love to win The Complete Novels of Jane Austen ( editor : Wordsworth Editions Ltd)

    thanks you a lot


  81. I would love to win The Sign For Drowning, please :) Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

  82. I want to read Yannick Murphy, The Call

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    hawthornescarlet at gmail dot com

  83. I'm a new follower (by GFC and Twitter). I'd pick DFW's Infinite Jest. litendeavors(at)

  84. Thak you so much for the giveaway! I'm a new follower (GFC: Iris on Books)

    I would love to be entered for The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  85. I would love The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  86. Hi! I haven't dropped by in a while - but that's not just on you blog :( I'm having a computer-low period in my life right now so even my own blog Graasland is going slow. ;)

    Thanks for the international giveaway! One of the books on my wishlist is Woman on the Other Shore, by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Now wouldn't that be an appropriate book to win on Bibliophile By the Sea? :)

    But WOAH! I just noticed it's quite expensive. No worries, there are plenty of other books on my list, for example A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson. I'm not deleting the previous title as it may be a book you may want to add to your wishlist as well??

  87. Hello! What a great giveaway! I'm a new follower. I think my book choice would be "Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers". It's a good book my family has been wanting for a while!

  88. New GFC follower! I would like to get "Little Britches: Father & I Were Ranchers". Thank you for the chance to win this!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com


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