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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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Literary Giveaway Hop 9-13th February


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

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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