I’m taking part in this rather different and fun giveaway for a signed copy of The Last Treasure Hunt. It’s not a case of just adding your name on a list but a treasure hunt! I’m revealing clue number 12 (if you already know how this works clink the link to jump to the clue)
Here’s how it works…
- Each clue refers to a landmark or iconic location in a film. The landmark/location is the answer – when you figure it out, make a note of it!
- (If you need a hand, check out the #treasurehunt hashtag on Twitter or Instagram for a hint to the landmark’s location…)
- When all the clues are revealed, the first letter of every answer will make an anagram. Solve the anagram and you have your final answer!
- Email this answer and all the landmarks you figured out to email@example.com by April 30th to be entered into the prize draw. Two entrants will win a signed copy of The Last Treasure Hunt – and if you’ve guessed the most landmarks and locations, you’ll win a goodie bag and something special from Jane personally! On top of that you’ll get bragging rights on Twitter and we’ll publicly dub you queen/king sleuth.
So on to the clue
There’s no way out of here alive
But three desperate men
Found a way to set sail –
And were never seen again.
About the Book
At the age of thirty, Campbell Johnstone is a failure. He’s stuck behind the bar of a shabby pub, watching from the sidelines while everyone else makes a success of their lives. The most visible is Eve Sadler, a childhood friend and rising Hollywood star.
When Campbell tries to rekindle their relationship, he longs for the glitter of her success to rub off on him, but a single shocking night – the novel’s shattering twist delivered with a knockout punch – changes everything. Campbell is about to discover the bittersweet taste of fame, and in the process, struggle to save his soul and overcome his own self-delusion.
The Last Treasure Hunt explores our obsession with fame and celebrity with great intelligence and sly wit – it’s a modern media morality tale with bite.
The weekend just gone was Lucybird’s Book Blog’s fifth blogiversary, can you believe it’s been five years?
So to celebrate it’s competition time.
You know how I like to do things differently here, so this time I’m giving away three books, but there’s a catch!
There are three lists, each with five five star books, you pick which list you would like to enter, but the book you win from that list will be picked at random. If you don’t want the book which was picked then you can choose to give the money to a charity of your choice.
You can enter for each list, however you can only win a book from one list.
To participate you must live in a country where The Book Depository delivers for free. You do not need to be a follower, but if would be nice if you were.
Entries are open for one week
So on to the lists…
Room- Emma Donoghue
Everything is Illuminated- Jonathon Safron Foer
Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult
The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts- Louis de Bernieres
Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murkami
Enter to win a book from list 1
The Help- Kathryn Stockett
The Secret Keeper- Kate Morton
The Almond Tree- Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Life After Life- Kate Atkinson
The Last Hundred Days- Patrick McGuinness
Enter to win a book from list 2
Charlotte Street- Danny Wallace
The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell (review is up tomorrow…hopefully…)
The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- J.K. Rowling
Enter to win a book from list 3
I had over 120 contenders for The Literary Giveaway Hop, so now it is time to pick a winner.
I’ve used random.org to pick someone off the list and the winner is number 80 that is…
Who chose to win Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Well done Nancy, I will be e-mailing you shortly.
Thank you everybody who entered 🙂
It’s time for the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop again. I love this giveaway hop. A lot of the hops around are centred on YA fiction, so it’s great to see some giveaways of books which are more of the types of books I would like! The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Judith @ Leeswammes’ Blog. It’s one of my favourite blogs so I recommend you go and have a look even if you’re not taking part in the hop.
This time I’m giving away a copy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter from my own shelves. This giveaway is only open in Europe, sorry.
I’m doing something a bit different this time. Everyone who enters gets one free entry. Then we’re going to play a game for extra entries.
Below are the first lines of five literary novels. For each book you can guess correctly I will add an extra entry. If you’re not entering but would like to play the game then you can leave your answers in comments which I will switch to moderated for the time of the hop.
Fill in your answers on the form below, you’re answers will only be visable to me.
Right her are the quotes, I have blanked out any words which would too easily give out the answer:
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”
“Dr ****** had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse”
“The world begins anew with every birth, my father used to say. He forgot to say, with every death it ends”
“‘Marx has completely changed the way I view the world,’ declared the Paliéres boy this morning, although ordinarily he says nary a word to me”
“When he was thirteen my brother *** got his arm badly broken at the elbow”
Have a look at the linky list to enter more giveaways.
Thank you 🙂
The lovely people at Alma Classics have just launched a new set of Evergreens Classics, and they’ve given me one set of the first four books( which were released for one lucky reader.
The Evergreens are designed to be a good quality but cheap way to enjoy classic literature, each edition costs just £4.99 (plus currently have 20% off on the website). I have a copy of Madame Bovary and can say the quality seems to be better than most cheap versions of classics, and I really like the designs too.
So, onto the competition.
This competition is open only to those in the UK. Fill in your details on the rafflecopter here or on my facebook page. Extra entries are available.
The competition will run from today (20th September) until a week Monday (30th September). Once the winner has been picked I will contact you for your address to pass on to Alma Books.
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acuteANGLE Books are giving away three copies of It Never Was You for my lovely, lucky readers. Simple entry, just fill in the Rafflecopter form (linked below). Now open internationally. Please let me know
In comments which version you would like.
You can read my review of It Never Was You here
Please note theform says the paperback is only for UK entrants, this is no longer true. Anyone can enter
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This giveaway is now closed
Today is my birthday, and it also happens to be the week of a Literary Giveaway hop so I thought I would share the love by joining in.
I’m making it pretty simple this time. 1 entry each and no ways of getting extra entries (but feel free to follow me, tweet, add me on facebook, comment, whatever!)
The rules are:
1) I’ve listed 25 books below, one which has been published in each year of my life (except 2013, because I haven’t read any books published in 2013 yet) you can choose one of the books from this list to win- I’m giving away one book only.
2) To enter fill in the form, answers are only visible to me and your information will not be used for any purpose other than this giveaway
3) To enter you must live in a country to which The Book Depository offers free delivery.
4) You don’t have to be a blogger to enter, you don’t have to be subscribed to my blog, following me on twitter, liking me on facebook or a fellow participant in the hop- but do feel free to do any of those things!
5) Entries are open from now until 23:59 GMT on 13th February
2012: The Secret Keeper- Kate Morton
2011: The Lover’s Dictionary- David Levithan
2010: Room- Emma Donoghue
2009: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet- Jamie Ford
2008: The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman
2007: Sarah’s Key- Tatiana de Rosnay
2006: The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
2005: The Big Over Easy- Jasper Fforde
2004: My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult
2003: The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova
2002: Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
2001: Life of Pi- Yann Mantel
2000: Q & A- Vikas Swarup
1999: The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
1998: Chocolat- Joanne Harris
1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- J.K. Rowling
1996: The Beach- Alex Garland
1995: Northern Lights- Philip Pullman
1994: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle- Haruki Murakami
1993: Birdsong- Sebastian Faulks
1992: Regeneration- Pat Barker
1991: The Liar- Stephen Fry
1990: The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts- Louis de Bernieres
1989: Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel
1988: Matilda- Roald Dahl
1987: Norweigen Wood- Haruki Murakami
Want chances to win some other books? Have a look at the rest of the blogs on the hop…
It’s almost Christmas whooop whoop, and of course that is the perfect time for a giveaway.
Earlier this year Random House sent me 2 beautiful copies of The Nutcracker. The old story was re-written by E.T.A Hoffmann and is accompanied by illustrations by Maurice Sendak. One copy for me to review, and one for my lovely readers.
I accepted the books with Children’s Hour in mind, however it’s not really suitable for the children I work with so I am planning to read it myself over Christmas and use it for my Children’s Hour post on Boxing Day. You can see the amazon page for this book by clicking the image above.
However as I wanted to make it a Christmas Giveaway I’m opening for entries today.
Unfortunately as I have to send the book myself (and it’s a rather large hardback) this giveaway is only open to those in Europe however I will accept other entries provided you are happy to pay for your own postage, just let me know in comments.
To enter just fill in the Rafflecopter by clicking the link below
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Merry Christmas Everyone!
So my first blogiversary giveaway is over, and it’s time to pick the winner……
Loni @ The Eye of Loni’s Storm
Loni has picked How to be a Woman and it will soon be winging its way to her. Well done Loni. (An e-mail is on its way).
Haven’t won this time? There is still a chance to enter my Children’s Picture Book giveaway.
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered
Two giveaways in one week, aren’t you lucky, lucky people?! It must by my Bloggiversary!
I thought that Children’s Hour is pretty much my only schedueled post, and a pretty big part of what makes Lucybird’s Book Blog what it is. However the giveaway opened earlier this week was completely devoid of anything related to children’s picture books.
So I’m having a whole other giveaway devoted to children’s books. You can win from a selection of books mentioned in Children’s Hour. Unfortunately not all the books are still available but you can choose from any of the following. One books, one winner.
I’m not Cute!
You’ll Soon Grow into Them, Titch
Giraffes Can’t Dance
One Mole Digging a Hole
I Want My Mum
I Want my Potty
Walking Through the Jungle
A Squash and a Squeeze
Splat the Cat
Take Turns Max and Millie
Not Not Bernard
Alfie and Annie-Rose
Commotion in the Ocean
Anyone can enter but you must be in a country where the book depository delivers for free. You can get extra entries by following in various ways and tweeting. The contest will close next Thursday 6th September
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This Giveaway if now CLOSED. You can still enter my Children’s Picture Book Giveaway however.
Hey it’s that time of year again! Blogiversary time!
It’s my blogiversary this week (the 31st to be exact) so as part of my celebrations I am hosting a giveaway of one of the Top 10 Books I’ve read since starting this blog. That is:
Pop Co.- Scarlet Thomas
Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism- Natasha Walter
Brooklyn Bites Series- Scott Stabile*
The Lucifer Effect- Phillip Zimbardo
Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult
How to be a Woman- Caitlin Moran
The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts- Louis de Bernieres
Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami
Mockingbird- Kathryn Erskien
Middlesex- Jeffery Eugenides
Anyone can enter so long as The Book Depository delivers free to your country.
You don’t have to be a follower to enter (just fill in the Rafflecopter and leave a comment saying which book you would like) but you can get extra entries by following my in different ways or tweeting about the giveaway.
Entries are open until next Tuesday 12:01am EST.
*Brooklyn Bites is only available for kindle, so you must have a kindle to choose this prize
This is my first time using rafflecopter so if you have any comments or problems do let me know, I’d like to know if it’s worth doing again.
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The Blogiversary Image is adapted from icons at bella_sol
This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and of course to Judith for hosting.
Hi guys. I’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway and when I saw that Judith was hosting the literary giveaway blog hop again it seemed the perfect reason to do one.
The giveaway starts today and ends on Wednesday 27th June.
This time around I have 2 prizes up for grabs:
1) Copies of all the Brooklyn Bites series of short stories for you kindle (This one is one of my favourites so far this year. You can see my reviews here- 1, 2, 3)
2) A copy of The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts in paperback (This was my favourite read last year- see my review)
Both giveaways are open internationally (but for the 2nd you need to be in a country to which The Book Depository delivers for free).
To enter just comment saying which prize you would like. You can enter for both if you wish. However if by some strange coincidence the same person is picked for both prizes I will only give them one (they can choose which) just to spread the love a bit wider!
There are around 60 bloggers participating in this hop- why not visit them all?
Because I didn’t realise the Giveaway ended yesterday (whoops) I’m letting anyone who entered today still be in my draw.
I used random.org to pick a random number which corresponded to an entrant to choose the winner. random.org picked number 64
So the Winner is…..
Monica @ Mo Unleashed
Well done Monica. I will be contacting you shortly.
Some people appear to be having trouble with the form for my giveaway. I won’t have access to a computer till tomorrow so feel free to enter via comments at least until I’ve fixed it
Ooh yay it’s time for the literary blog hop giveaway! The last time Leeswammes hosted this hop was my first giveaway, and I’ve done a couple more since.
Anyway onto the giveaway.
I will be giving away a copy of Scarlett Thomas’ Pop Co. which was my favourite book last year. Entry is open to anyone so long as The Book Depository does free shipping to your country.
Entry is is easy just fill in the form below:
Also have a look at all the other giveaways in the hop.
Edit: Some people have been having trouble with the form. I think I have fixed the problem so please use it in the first instance but if it doesn’t submit via comments. I’m adding old comments to my form personally so don’t feel the need to re-enter.
Sorry for the delays guys I finally, finally have the winners for my blogiversary giveaway.
Thank you to everyone who entered, especially those who had a stab at the scavenger hunt. I can confirm the answer was For Love of Birds and Books (or books and birds if you prefer!)
Well I have two winners for you…….
1) Mary was the only entrant who managed to get every single word (most people got 5) and has won a copy of House Rules by Jodi Picoult
2) Lisa at Karma Per Diem was randomly picked as the second winner and wins a copy of Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
Congratulations to both of you. I have sent you both e-mails so keep an eye on your inboxes.
Sorry guys I am ill so won’t be posting giveaway winners today, more delays I’m afraid, am on my way to bed.
But I can say only one person got the right answer (and a couple of close guesses) so if that’s you you have certainly won.
Tomorrow is the closing day for entries for my Blogiversary Giveaway.
People seem to be struggling somewhat with finding the answer to the scavenger hunt so I am going to give the second book to a randomly picked person who enters, rather than answering the scavenger hunt leave me a message on the form.
As nobody has yet got the right answer to my Scavenger Hunt Giveaway I have added a little hint to the original post. Feel free to enter again if you have already entered.
Yes I promised a giveaway for my blogiversary but I wanted to make it a bit more interesting than letting people who wanted to win just comment (or fill in the form, or whatever) so this giveaway will take the form of a scavenger hunt. I’ll explain the scavenger hunt rule in a moment, first lets do the giveaway details.
1) I will be giving away a copy on any book reviewed on this blog (lists by author, by title) to 2 entrants
2) The giveaway is open internationally so long as The Book Depository does free delivery to your country.
3) To enter just follow the Scavenger Hunt rules (listed below) and put your answer and information in the form below
4) Entries are open for a week from today (so until 6th September) 23:59 BST
The Scavenger Hunt rules
It’s pretty simple really. In 6 posts on this blog is a random word. Find all the words (by following the clues below) and join them together to create a sentence.
1) Words could be anywhere in the blog posts but will be bold and highlighted in blue like this
2) There are two possible sentences you can make from the words, I have one in mind but either is acceptable.
3) You must use all the words to be in with a chance of winning.
1) What was my favourite read?
2) The title of this book relates to my blog
3) Lots of fandom here
4) Oh how exciting!
5) For the ones I love
6) Never impressed by these adaptations
Hint: Keeping reading my Blogiversary posts and you may find some of these clues easier
Any questions can be asked in comments or via twitter.
random.org picked the number 126 which was an additional entry for entry 35.
Entry 35 is Erin. Well done Erin! I will e-mail you now to arrange to send the books to you.
You can visit Erin on twitter @erinberry12
Don’t forget to enter my big Harry Potter Giveaway. Entries close tonight 11:59pm GMT. Last chance to win all 7 Harry Potter books.
There are currently 72 entries!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
It’s day two of Harry Potter Week here at Lucybird’s Book Blog and today I am launching my BIG giveaway.
I will be giving away all the Harry Potter books (yes that’s right books 1-7) to one lucky person. You can choose between either the new Signature Editions or the Adult Editions (sorry my budget won’t stretch to the original children’s editions)
What you need to know
1) This giveaway is international, so long as The Book Depository does free shipping to your country
2) You don’t have to be a follower to take part- although if you’d like to subscribe you are very welcome
3) You can get extra entries if you subscribe by e-mail, RSS feed or through your wordpress dashboard, and if you follow me on Twitter (@lucybirdbooks)- up to 2 extra entries (there is no point subscribing to e-mail, RSS and wordpress as they give you the same)
4) You can get an extra entry by promoting my blog and/or this giveaway. Feel free to steal my banner at the top of the page.
5) Entries for this giveaway will close next Sunday (24th July) at 11:59pm GMT. The winner will be announced and contacted the next day.
How to enter
Simply fill in the form
EDIT: 1) Some people have said they are having trouble finding my twitter the link to my profile is here
2) You must fill in the form to enter, I won’t enter anyone who enters only by comment
This weeks blog hop is a little different, instead of answering a question we get to promote a giveaway…for another blog.
I want to highlight Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog’s giveaway. She’s giving away a signed copy of Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard. This is fantastic book and is now out of print, so if you’re a fan of ‘real’ books this could be your only chane to get your hands on a copy. It’s an international giveaway so no restictions.
Over on her blog Dizzy C also has an interview with Linda Gillard and her own review of Emoional Geology so you should look those up too.
I’ve already read Emotional Geology (my review), as well as two other books by Linda Gillard (Star Gazing, A Lifetime Burning) and she’s a bit of a favourite of mine. I don’t own either Emotional Geology or Star Gazing though so I’ve entered in hope of having my own copy.
Happy blog hop weekend everyone.
I got 23 entries for my Scarlet Letter Giveaway. I’ve had good fun doing this, I may well do it again! I may even make it international next time.
I used random.org’s number generator to give me the winner and that winner is
Ceri has decided not to have a DVD but to donate money to The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, please head over there if you want to add your support.
Ceri I am about to e-mail you for your details.
Thank you everyone for stopping by and for your entries, I hope to see you around again.
Tomorrow is the last day for entries to my giveaway for The Scarlet Letter, if you haven’t already time to add yourself to the list.
I will pick the winner at random on Thursday evening, so stay tuned!
Oh my goodness my first giveaway! This is exciting.
I will be giving away a copy of The Scarlet Letter plus either a copy of Easy A (which is loosely based on The Scarlet Letter) or The Scarlet Letter on DVD. If you don’t want either I will donate £5 to the charity of your choice.
The book is pre-loved but in good condition. The DVD will be brand new and sent from Amazon (so will arrive separately from the book).
Entries are simple fill in the form!
Open to Europeans only (sorry!) Entries close 29th June 11:59pm GMT
Lots of other blogs are also joining in with the literary blog hop, why not hop over and have a look?
List with all the Participants: