Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! Have Fun!



Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by
Leeswammes. Be sure to check out her post!

Between now and Wednesday, June 29th, you can hop to over 70 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary (non)fiction or something close to that.
Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs. This is my first time listing all of the blog participants in a Blog Hop so I'm not promising the list below works! And for some reason, I think there's a huge gap between my post and the blog list!?! Oh well! But Leeswammes' Blog has a clear, working list of all Literary Giveaway Blog Hop participants!

My Giveaway:
As part of the blog hop I will be giving away 2 books, which are open for worldwide entries. Two lucky winners can choose between these books:



Neither book is new, but they are in excellent condition, it's difficult to tell they're not new! You can enter for one book or for both books.

Felicia's Journey by William Trevor: William Trevor has long been hailed as one of the "very best writers of our era" (The Washington Post). In both his short stories and his novels, Trevor manages to shed light on the darkest corners of the human heart. It is no surprise, then, that with Felicia's Journey Trevor uses his gifts as a master storyteller—spare, lyrical prose; a tightly woven story; and finely drawn characters—to turn out this psychological thriller.

Felicia's Journey is a simple tale told with a subtle complexity. Felicia is an Irish country girl who has come to England to look for her jilted lover. Hilditch is a mild-mannered, gentle psychopath who lures the helpless Felicia into his trap. Interestingly, we see
the story from each character's eyes when they are separate, but from Hilditch's view when they are together. It is an unusual and effective device that distorts the perspective and adds texture to a classic story.


March by Geraldine Brooks: As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.

From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war leaving his wife and daughters. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father, a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

The rules:





1. Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.
2. I’m sending out the books myself so the only thing you need is a post-office recognised address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
3. You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! You can follow by Google Friend Connect or by RSS (see buttons in the side bar on the right).
4. You can enter the giveaways until June 29th, 11:59 pm EST.
5. Double or invalid entries will be removed.
6. I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 48 hours or I’ll announce a new winner.

Good luck!!





































  1. Leeswammes (Int)





  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)





  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)





  4. Teadevotee (Int)





  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)





  6. Bibliosue (Int)





  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)





  8. write meg! (USA)





  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)





  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)





  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)





  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)





  13. Book Journey (Int)





  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)





  15. Col Reads (Int)





  16. The Book Diva's Reads (Int)





  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)





  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)





  19. Lizzy's Literary Life (Int)





  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)





  21. Book'd Out (Int)





  22. The Readers' Suite (Int)





  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)





  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)





  25. Miel et lait (Int)





  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)





  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)





  28. Book World In My Head (Int)





  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)





  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)





  31. Nishita's Rants and Raves (Int)





  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)





  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)





  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)





  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)





  36. Gaskella (Int)





  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)





  38. chasing bawa (Int)





  39. 51stories (Int)





  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)












  1. Silver's Reviews (USA)





  2. Nose in a book (Int)





  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)





  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)





  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)





  6. Caribousmom (USA)





  7. breienineking (Netherlands)





  8. Let's Go on a Picnic! (Int)





  9. Rikki's Teleidoscope (Int)





  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)





  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)





  12. Elle Lit (USA)





  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)





  14. The Book Stop (Int)





  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)





  16. Joy's Book Blog (Int)





  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)





  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)





  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)





  20. Tony's Reading List (Int)





  21. http://thinkingaboutloud.blogspot.com/





  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)





  23. Kinna Reads (Int)





  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)





  25. Books in the City (Int)





  26. Lucybird's Book Blog (Europe)





  27. Book Clutter (USA)





  28. Exurbanis (Int)





  29. Lu's Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)





  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)





  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)





  32. Lena Sledge's Blog...Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)





  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)


83 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win!

    methom@earthlink.net

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  2. Thanks for hosting this giveaway - I would love to win Felicia's Journey.

    booksncity (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I'd love to win either one!

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I appreciate that you don't have to be a follower but I have been following your blog for quite some time. Plese enter me in the drawing. I'd love to win March.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  5. I'd love to be entered for March by Geraldine Brooks.

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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  6. I'd like to enter for March, please. I haven't read Brooks but have been meaning to. I didn't realize March was about The March sisters' father. I adore Little Women. Thank you so much for the chance.

    Claire
    dreamsongpoem at gmail dot com

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  7. Both sound great. I'd be happy to win either. Thanks!


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. HI, would love to be considered for Felicia's Journey, as this is an intriguing sounding tale. Thanks & may I extend an invitation to visit The Parrish Lantern.

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  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've read MARCH and it is very good. I'd love to be entered for FELICIA'S JOURNEY.

    janezfan (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com

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  11. These both sound like excellent choices but I'll choose March. Thanks! I'm a new follower!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  12. I just finished Little Women so March sounds fantastic. Thanks for being so generous with a giveaway!

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

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  13. I'd choose Felicia's Journey.

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Both sound wonderful but if I had to chose I'd pick Felicia's Journey.
    Thank you,
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  15. I would choose Felicia's Journey even though it sounds quite intense. Thanks.
    joanna @ ephemeraldigest.com

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  16. I would love to win Felicia's Journey - thanks so much for the chance!

    annehogan01@gmail.com

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  17. Hi Amy, I'd love a chance to win the William Trevor book. (I hope your leg us better by now). Great giveaway

    Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to win either one, they both sound amazing.

    Jessica M.
    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. I'd love to win Felicia's Journey please. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!
    Cheers
    Sam
    samstillreadingATgmailDOTcom

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win either one.
    kinnareads(at)gmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me for both! Survivorluvr33 at gmail dot com.

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  22. Please enter me for both, though my first choice would be Felicia's Journey!
    Best wishes and thank for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. A generous giveaway thank you. Either book would be wonderful. Please enter me for both.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. I like to get Felicia's Journey. Thanks for the giveaway.
    scarlet_kira(at)live(dot)com

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  25. I'd like Felicia's Journey as well. Love the selection. Thanks for the giveaway. I found you through the blog hop. I am participating as well. www.lenasledgeblog.com I am now following you, hope to stay connected.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway.I'd like to win the Geraldine Brooks book.

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me to win Felicia's Journey.

    Have a great day!
    Elizabeth
    etrabelsieATgmailDOTcom

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  28. I read MARCH last year (and loved it), so I would choose to win Felicia's Journey. I just started following you on GFC - thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I'd love Felicia's Journey, though both of them sound really interesting! x

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  30. What great choices! I would love either one! Based on your sidebar, it appears that we have similar reading tastes, so I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I'm visiting from the Giveaway Hop. I really liked March so would love to receive Felicia's Journey. It sounds really interesting.

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  32. I'm a new follower, and look forward to more of your reviews. I would love to win either book.

    Sam
    s.murray10@yahoo.co.uk
    http://tinylibrary.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win either one.Both sounds great.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  34. These are awesome prizes, and I would love the chance to win one or the other. Thanks for giving us such a great giveaway, and count me in!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  35. I'd love a chance to read Felicia's Journey, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  37. Felicia's Journey sounds really interesting!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ahazraDOT88ATgmailDOTCOM

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  38. Hi Amy, I'd love to win either - I really enjoyed the Story of Lucy Gault, but haven't read any other Trevor and keep meaning to. I'm teadevotee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.
    I'd love to win "March"
    cindymacbeth (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope your feeling better soon.

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  40. I haven't read either of the books in your giveaway but recently read a book by Geraldine Brooks (Nine Parts of Desire) so would love to read March. My email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Thanks

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  41. Two great books, either would be okay. I am already a follower.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win March.

    I'm an old GFC follower.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway :)I would be thrilled to win either book
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway!I'd love to win either one.Both sounds good.

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway!I'd love to win either one.Both sounds good.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  46. Either would be great. Thanks for the chance.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  47. Thank you for the giveaway. The books sounds good.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

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  48. Please enter me for either!
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway !!!

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Thanks for the chance. I'm in!

    playing.librarian@gmail.com

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  51. Great giveaway! I'd love to read either book!

    twentywithoutmoney (at) ymail (dot) com

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  52. I'd love to be entered for March by Geraldine Brooks.
    Thanks,
    blackplum3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Please enter me for both :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  54. thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!!
    i would love to win either one!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  55. Felicia's Journey by William Trevor sounds good! Please enter me!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  56. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love to win Felicia's Journey by William Trevor.
    I am a new RSS Subscriber.
    Thank you!

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  57. I would love to win March! Thanks for the giveaway! cuc15 at psu dot edu

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  58. Thank you for the giveaway!! I would love either book! and as a cat lover I'm loving this blog!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Thank you for the great giveaway! I'd love to win either as I haven't read either of them!

    Mare
    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

    (and I love the kitty pics!)

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  60. I'd love to win Felicia's Journey by William Trevor :)

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway. Felicia's Journey looks great so please enter me.

    March is a fantastic book - but I've already read it, so just the entry for Felicia.

    And thanks for joining the blog hop!

    jh303015 @ gmaildot com

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  62. I'd like to enter to win Felicia's Journey, please!

    maevalentine39 at gmail dot com

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  63. I'd like to enter to win March, please!

    maevalentine39 at gmail dot com

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  64. Felicia's Journey, please. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

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  65. I am a new gfc follower and I would love to win Felicia's Journey by William Trevor.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  66. I would like to win March, please.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I hope to participate and give away books during the next blog hop.

    Sabrina dot Whitehead at gmail dot com

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  67. Oh, and I love, love the title of your blog! It just makes me smile.

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win Felicia's Journey.

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  69. NEW FOLLOWER.

    I love Geraldine Brooks...I would love to win her book.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

    THANKS.

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  70. Thanks for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a huge fan of Geraldine Brooks and would love for a chance to win "Felicia's Journey", thank you very much.

    ~Hira~
    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  71. Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to win Felicia's Journey by William Trevor.

    susanw28@mindspring.com

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  72. Hi, Amy,

    Entering for the giveaway.
    Felicia's Journey sounds like a great read.
    email jmwordsmith at gmail dot com

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  73. Yaahh so exciting! thanks for the giveaway, have a happy 4th of July!
    chloecapri[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  74. Felicia's Journey sounds so interesting! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    I'm on the blog hop too, so I hope you'll stop by! http://www.elle-lit.blogspot.com

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Please enter me for FELICIA'S JOURNEY.

    GFC(Mona Garg)

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  76. I'd love to be entered for Felicia's Journey. I'm actually giving away another William Trevor novel for my Blog Hop giveaway. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    inspringthedawn at gmail dot com

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  77. I feel ashamed to say I have never read anything by William Trevor despite having lived in Ireland for twelve years. Could I please be entered for the giveaway?
    empeneau@hotmail.com
    I see loads of cats on here, I must go and explore this blog :)

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  78. I'd like to enter for William Trevor's book. Thanks for the giveaway! Also, your cats are cute :)

    zenissima at gmail

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  79. Hi:) Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd like to enter to win Felicia's Journey by William Trevor. Thanks so much:)

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  80. I'd love to read Felicia's Journey. Thanks for the giveaway!

    veronicasbooks at gmail dot com

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  81. I would love to be entered for both books, please! (: Thank you for the giveaway! (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk
    I'd love to enter for both.

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