Saturday, October 15, 2011

~ The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!! ~

Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes' Blog.
Between today, Saturday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 19th, you can hop to over 50 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.

My Giveaway is the book The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Poignant, evocative, and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India, it is the story of two compelling and achingly real women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage, and Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, who has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years. A powerful and perceptive literary masterwork, author Thrity Umrigar's extraordinary novel demonstrates how the lives of the rich and poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and how the strong bonds of womanhood are eternally opposed by the divisions of class and culture.

If you’ve read The Space Between Us and you are the winner of my giveaway, I’d be happy to send you one of Thrity Umrigar’s other books: The Weight of Heaven; First Darling of the Morning; If Today Be Sweet and Bombay Time.

The rules:
1. Leave a comment with your email address ~ no email, no entry because I need to be able to contact you if you're the winner!
2. Anyone who lives in the USA** can enter but you do not need to have a blog.
3. I’m sending out the books myself so the only thing you need is a post-office recognized address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
4. 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 or by RSS (see buttons in the side bar on the right).
5. You can enter this giveaway until October 19th, 11:59 pm EST.
6. Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
7. I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 48 hours or I’ll announce a new winner.

Be sure to go to Leeswammes' Blog to enter her giveaway and to see the list of other blogs participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (I could not get the listing of blog participants to work here. I'll keep trying but be sure to visit Leeswammes' Blog!

Good luck!!
Thank you for playing!

** my giveaway for The Winters in Bloom is international. You can find the link on my sidebar!


  1. I have wanted to read this one for awhile so I would love the chance to win it!


  2. Hi, just popping by to say hello as part of the literary giveaway blog hop.

  3. I have not read that one either but would love to! Great give away!!!
    brianfrum (at) gmail (dot) com.

  4. I haven't read any of her books. Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. This sounds good!

  7. I am one of your long time followers! I would to read this book. I love to read books set in India.


  8. I love to read about India! Thanks for the giveaway!

    StinaVW at gmail

  9. I would love to enter this giveaway. Thank you! I am a follower.

  10. Hey! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Oh, this books sounds wonderful! If I can't travel to India, I'd like to at least read about it.

    farewelloffice (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. This sounds like a good one. Thanks for the chance to win!

    saz AT chainreader DOT com

  13. This sounds like a good book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I've discovered recently that I really enjoy Anglo-Indian novels.

    GFC follower

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  15. I'd love to win this book and read this book!

    I'm a new follower. (I thought I was an old follower, but, no. Not sure what happened...does your follow-ing-ness expire after a time?)

    debnance at gmail dot com

  16. Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. I'd love to read this book! I haven't read any books by this author and have heard only good things about them.


  18. Sounds like a great prize, thank you for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  19. I'd love to read The Space Between Us. Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  21. I would really love to read this. I love the synopsis. Thanks for incredible giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  22. This book looks really fantastic - I've not heard of the author before, but the cover is striking.

    I'm a new follower, and you can reach me at thejoyofbooking at gmail dot com.

    Thank you for hosting!

  23. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. This book really looks good.


  25. Hi! Thanks for the great giveaway! I am a new GFC follower - JaclynsMusings
    I also have a blog (i'm a newbie) and have 3 niches with one of them being books and reading. I am a US resident.

  26. Thank you for the chance
    I follow
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

  27. i love the kitty and the book sound great they look like they keep you busy and would love to read the book and blog on it

  28. I loved her novel The Weight of Heaven and look forward to the chance of reading another one of her novels.

  29. I haven't read anything by Thrity Umrigar yet. Thanks for the opportunity.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  30. thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Hi!
    This sounds like an excellent book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com
    GFC follower: lauriehere

  32. Would love to win this book, thanks for the chance!

    Sally G