Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Literary Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop will run from now through Wednesday, June 27th. This hop is hosted by Judith at her blog, Leeswammes, a terrific blog you want to be sure to visit if you haven‘t already.

You can hop to over 60 different book blogs, during the period of this hop. All participating blogs are offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. The books are literary fiction, contemporary fiction, non-fiction or poetry There’s no no romance, supernatural or urban fiction or YA.  **Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.

My Giveaway
As part of the blog hop I will be giving away One Winner’s choice of any of five books by Wallace Stegner. You can choose from:

Angle of Repose

Crossing to Safety

The Spectator Bird

A Shooting Star 

The Big Rock Candy Mountain.

These are all great books. In order to enter my giveaway, simply comment with which book you would like if you are the winner. You don’t have to be a follower of my blog, but I’d love it if you do follow... My Networked Blogs is new and lonely as I am the only member (hint, hint! It's way down on my sidebar!)

I will contact the winner by email the end of next week. The winner will have 3 days to respond with their address otherwise I will pick another name.

** I am so sorry but I have so far not been able to get the list of Literary Blog Hop participants to come post clearly here. Until I do, please visit Leeswammes blog to enter other giveaways in this awesome Hop!


  1. I love your taste in books! Just discovered you through this Hop and am now a follower via email, gfc, and twitter. I would truly love to win The Spectator Bird. I didn't realize Stegner had published this many books. I've only read Angle of Repose and loved it! You've also inspired me to add The Folded Earth to my TBR pile. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway~

    Beth :-)

  2. I don't know anything about any of these books so I'd let you pick which one you think I should start with.

  3. Hi I would love to read Angle of Repose.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Please enter me for the giveaway only if this is International.

    Follower via email and GFC.

  4. You have a lot of Wallace Stegner books. Have never read him but will remember his name!

  5. First of all, I LOVE the cat reading picture at the top of your page. I have that image on a card and have been too greedy to give it to anyone because I love it so much. :P
    As for books, I would love a copy of Crossing to Safety. My email is readwriteandlive[at]hotmail[dot]com. Also, feel free to check out my giveaway. I'm giving away any book of choice. :)

  6. I've never read any Stegner but I think I'd have to pick The Big Rock Candy Mountain just because of the name! I've seen the Networked Blogs but have never checked it out. I'll come join you!

  7. the spectator bird sounds appealing so will choose that if picked, leaving me with the wonderful task of wishing you a great bloghop

    Sly Slink -Ulrike Draesner

    sly slink to the shelves: the way you remove
    an old book and read till the dawn’s first
    talon turns as rosy as sludge from a lung
    a raid on the heavens, hazy – the old minnesong
    ruffling a sky that’s decked with plume strokes
    of heron crane, ornate enlightened november
    put on wrist warmers, finger-play for a twilight
    on the window sill a pair of wasps, she plump
    he slight strapped to her back, fucking they are
    which lasting long’s a thousand wasps, stings
    in the coming year. quick, you too hear
    the tumult in your breast (maids ladies brain
    skein) the way that shape flies up at the
    camera’s click, it’s undivided still, abuzz!
    for a moment you ponder the yellow leaf the
    red leaf their slinking quiver the sun’s
    short stab, sailing falling coming cold

  8. I would like to win A Shooting Star.

    Thank you very much for this giveaway!

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I, also, would appreciate you choosing the one you think I should start with. Thanks for the chance to win!

    debbie AT exurbanis 9com)

  10. I am not entering, I just want to say how much I love Stegner. Great give away.

  11. Great giveaway - Folded Earth or Big Rock Candy Mountain are ones I hope to read.

  12. I haven't read any of these. If I win I give you complete control over which book to send. Surprise me, :)

    kimie142002 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. I would love to be surprised too! :)

    akreese at hotmail dot com

  14. I haven't read any books at this author, so please choose your favourite if I win!
    Thanks for a great giveaway :)
    My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com

  15. I would love to read THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN thank you.


  16. Thanks for the giveaway (and for joining the blog hop). I'd like to choose Crossing to Safety if I win. I obviously have to try Stegner, I haven't read any of his books.

  17. Thanks. The author is unknown to me so I leave it to you to decide the book for me in case I win.


  18. Hello, I have also not read any books by Wallace Stegner but chose at random Angel of Repose. Thanks, Ceri


  19. The first three Wallace Stegner books pictured here are all on my Best Books Ever list. I must tell you that I've never read either of the other two and I'd love to do so (I suspect I will rave over them, too.)

    debnance at gmail dot com

    Here's my
    Literary Blog Hop Giveaway.
    I hope you will stop by!

  20. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win A Shooting Star! I follow on Networked Blogs as Suz Reads!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  21. Thank you for joining the bloghop and for the giveaway! I would love to venture into Steger's work, and I'm particularly interested by Crossing to Safety, which I hope to win.

    I have my fingers...and toes, crossed!
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  22. I haven't read any of these but I would select Crossing to Safety
    meikle survey at gmail dot com

  23. I haven't yet read anything by this author. I would choose Angle of Repose.

    Following you on GFC (Darlene)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  24. I would love to read big rock candy mountain, it sounds really good.

  25. I'd love to win The Big Rock Candy Mountain. bibliophile at I just added you to my blogroll & was delighted to fidn out I'm already following you on Twitter! :-)

  26. I would love to win Angle of Repose! It is on my to-read list! maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

  27. You have a lovely blog! following immediately!
    I haven't read anything by Stegner, so I would ask you to select a book for me if I win. I hope I finally get a chance to read him!

    Thank you!

  28. I haven't read anything by Wallace Stegner, so I think I would choose Crossing to Safety. Thanks for the giveaway!


  29. I think I would choose "A Shooting Star", please. And thank you for sharing great books!

    seanly93[at]hotmail dot com

  30. I would love to read Angle of Repose.

  31. I haven't heard of this author. I'd like to be surprised.



  32. I would love to win a copy of Angel of Repose or A Shooting Star... they both look like wonderful books. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

  33. Please sign me up for The Big Rock Candy Mountain.
    Thank you,
    Theresa N

  34. The Big Rock Candy Mountain
    GFC Gale Nelson

  35. The Big Rock Candy Mountain. Thanks!

  36. I would like to read Crossing to Safety. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  37. I've read Crossing to Safety and have Angle of Repose. So I think I'd like The Spectator Bird, although I don't know much about any of his books.

    Thanks for the Giveaway and I enjoyed visiting your blog!

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