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Blogiversary Giveaway 2015

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It was my blogiversary yesterday (6 years, can you believe it?!) so I’m running a giveaway to celebrate.

The prize is your choice of any book mentioned in my review of the year posts, so long as it is sold on The Book Depository

The giveaway is open internationally if The Book Depository does free shipping to your country.

You don’t need to follow my blog to enter, but can earn extra entries by following in any of a few different ways.

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Giveaway: The Last Treasure Hunt

LTH-gifI’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 hermes@saraband.net 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

Clue 12


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

LTH_cover_sAt 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.

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Blogiversary Competition Time

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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…

List 1

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

List 2

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
List 3

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





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Literary Giveaway Hop 8-12th February

I always love The Literary Blog Hop, hosted by Judith @ Leeswammes

The idea behind the hop is to giveaway a literary book, so no YA or chick-lit here.

As this one falls over my birthday I’m going to do what I did last year, and make a list of books to choose from which I have read, and loved, published each year from the year I was born (1987) to last year. The winner can pick any book from this list. Where possible I have linked to reviews of these books (in bold), if I haven’t reviewed them then I link to amazon.

You don’t have to follow me to win (although it’s nice if you want to). And anyone can enter so long as The Book Depository ships free to your county. Just fill in the form below the list.

1987- Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami

1988- Matilda- Roald Dahl

1989- Like Water For Chocolate- Laura Esquivel

1990- The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts- Louis de Berniéres

1991- The Liar- Stephen Fry

1992- Mostly Harmless- Douglas Adams (or choose another book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series)

1993- The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides

1994- Handle With Care- Jodi Picoult

1995- High Fidelity- Nick Hornby

1996- The Beach- Alex Garland

1997- Penguin Lost- Andrey Kurkov

1998- Big Fish- Daniel Wallace

1999- Waiting- Ha Jin

2000- Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire)- Vikas Swarup

2001- Life of Pi- Yann Martel

2002- Everything is Illuminated- Johnathan Safron Foer

2003- The Time Traveller’s Wife- Audrey Niffeneger

2004- Pop Co.- Scarlett Thomas

2005-  A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian- Marina Lewychka

2006- The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Murial Barbery

2007- The House at Riverton- Kate Morton

2008- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet- Jamie Ford

2009- Shades of Grey- Jasper Fforde

2010- The Swan Thieves- Elizabeth Kostova

2011- The Lover’s Dictionary- Daniel Levithan

2012- Peaches for Monsieur le Curé- Joanne Harris (or any previous book in the Chocolat series)

2013- Life After Life- Kate Atkinson

Notes: My list was made up by looking at Wikipedia and (occaionally) Goodreads lists of books published within that year. If there are any mistakes blame them!

Books may be different from covers shown in links.

For more chances to win some great literary books visit the blogs below. Good luck!

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska’s Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (US)
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia’s Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog


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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

literarybloghop_novemberIt’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.

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska’s Book Chest
  3. Sam Still Reading
  4. The Things You Can Read (US)
  5. Col Reads
  6. Guiltless Reading
  7. Love at First Book (US)
  8. Maurice On Books (US)
  9. Mythical Books
  10. Books by Judith
  11. Bees Knees Reviews (US)
  12. River City Reading
  13. Too Fond
  14. Exurbanis
  15. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  16. Book’d Out
  17. Roof Beam Reader
  18. Books Speak Volumes
  19. The Relentless Reader (US)
  20. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  21. Booklover Book Reviews
  22. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  23. Ephemeral Digest
  24. Julia Crane Author (US)
  25. Melissa Pearl Author (US)
  1. Read Lately (US)
  2. Readerbuzz
  3. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  4. The Misfortune of Knowing
  5. Bibliophile By the Sea
  6. The Novel Life
  7. Kinx’s Book Nook US)
  8. Dolce Bellezza
  9. Nose in a book
  10. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  11. Anita Loves Books (US)
  12. Words for Worms (US)
  13. Wensend
  14. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (N-America)

Thank you 🙂


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Classics Giveaway

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.

Classics Set 2

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.

Good luck.
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Giveaway: It Never Was You


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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Literary Giveaway Hop 9-13th February


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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

The List:

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…

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. The Book Garden
  3. Sam Still Reading
  4. Candle Beam Book Blog
  5. Ciska’s Book Chest
  6. Too Fond
  7. Alex in Leeds
  8. Under a Gray Sky
  9. Bibliosue
  10. The Book Club Blog
  11. Fingers & Prose
  12. Lori Howell
  13. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  14. Girl vs Bookshelf
  15. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Europe)
  16. Booklover Book Reviews
  17. The Blog of Litwits
  18. Reading World (USA/Can)
  19. Seaside Book Nook
  20. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  21. The Book Diva’s Reads
  22. Breieninpeking (Europe)
  23. 2606 Books and Counting
  24. Giraffe Days
  25. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  1. Roof Beam Reader
  2. The Relentless Reader
  3. Read in a Single Sitting
  4. My Diary (Malaysia)
  5. Heavenali
  6. Dolce Belezza (USA)
  7. The Misfortune of Knowing
  8. My Devotional Thoughts
  9. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  10. Book Nympho
  11. Kaggsysbookishramblings
  12. Quixotic Magpie
  13. Lost Generation Reader
  14. BookBelle
  15. Under My Apple Tree (USA)
  16. Mondays with Mac
  17. Page Plucker


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Children’s Hour Blogiversary 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.

Owl Babies

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

Hungry Hen

Walking Through the Jungle

A Squash and a Squeeze

Splat the Cat

Meg’s Eggs


Take Turns Max and Millie

Not Not Bernard


Two Monsters

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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Kicking it off (with a Giveaway)!

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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Literary Givaway Hop

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?

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Book Journey (US/CA)
  6. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  7. bibliosue
  8. heavenali
  9. I Read That Once…
  10. The Parrish Lantern
  11. The Bibliomouse (Europe)
  12. Tell Me A Story
  13. Seaside Book Nook
  14. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  15. Sam Still Reading
  16. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. Books Thoughts Adventures (North America)
  19. 2,606 Books and Counting
  20. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  21. Literary Winner (US)
  22. Dolce Bellezza
  23. The House of the Seven Tails
  24. The Book Diva’s Reads (US)
  25. Colorimetry
  26. Roof Beam Reader
  27. Kate’s Library
  28. Minding Spot (US)
  29. Silver’s Reviews (US)
  30. Book’d Out
  31. Fingers & Prose (US)
  32. Chocolate and Croissants
  33. Scattered Figments
  34. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  35. The Book Club Blog
  1. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  2. The Book Stop
  3. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  4. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  5. Read in a Single Sitting
  6. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  7. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  8. 1morechapter (US)
  9. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  10. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  11. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  12. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  13. Exurbanis
  14. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Beauty Balm
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  19. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  20. Nose in a book (Europe)
  21. Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews (US)
  22. Giraffe Days
  23. Page Plucker
  24. Based on a True Story
  25. Read, Write & Live
  26. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  27. Ephemeral Digest
  28. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  29. Annette Berglund (US)
  30. Book Nympho
  31. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin’ Gal (US)
  32. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity


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