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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes Blog. 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 fiction or something close to that. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.

The Giveway

I am giving away 8 BOOKS! Two winners, four books each.  

The first lot includes:

By Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood BibleThe Last Time They Met: A NovelThe Five People You Meet in HeavenTumbling: A Novel (P.S.)

The Second Lot includes:

By Amy Tan: Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)Loving DonovanOn Chesil Beach: A Novel -- First 1st U.S. Edition w/ Dust JacketYa-Yas in Bloom

The rules:

  • Anyone can enter. It is an international giveaway. You do not need to have a blog.

  • You have to become a follower of my blog, although you can follow by email or by RSS (see buttons in the side bar on the right).
  • Fill out the form below.

  • You must make a comment on this post.

Winners will be chosen randomly by Contest ends June 29th at midnight.

Now start blog hopping!

For more giveaways (and there are some real treasures out there for grabs) check out these blogs. Giveaways are either International (Int), meaning people from most or all countries of the world can enter, or limited to a particular country (e.g., USA). Behind each participant’s link you can see which countries are included. Go to as many blogs as you like and enter. Have fun, good luck and enjoy!

List with all the Participants:

  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)
  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)


  1. No need to enter me in giveaway as I've read (6) of these books.

    I'm on the blog hop tour as well, and wanted to say Hi. Hope you have a chance to stop by, and will enter my giveaway.

  2. Wonderful books, Lena. I'd love a go at this lot. Have a good weekend.

  3. Thanks Diane and J.L.

    Good luck at winning J.L. :-) Thanks for coming on by.

    @Diane, I enter books for giveaways even if I've read them, they make great books to giveaway for future giveaways on my blog. But that's me. :-)

    Enjoy the blog hop!

  4. Thank you so much for the chance to win. These are wonderful selections!

  5. A really lovely selection of books!
    You have a lovely blog,I'm so glad I found this blog :-)


  6. Books are sooo full of excitement! Great offerings, Lena!

  7. Thanks so much for the opportunity. The only one of the bunch I've read is The Five People You Meet In Heaven, which is one of my all time favourites!

  8. Thanks so much for this giveaway! :)

  9. great giveaway thanks & Please accept my invitation to visit The Parrish Lantern & share some poetry.

  10. Amazing giveawy with amazing choices! Thank you! Am a new follower!


  11. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and hop!

  12. Wow, awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

    I'm a new follower on GFC (Darlene).

  13. Thanks everyone for joining my blog and participating.

    Big thank you to Mary Ellen, Mau, Lineofserenity, BrittanyGale, Miss Lauren, Parrish Lantern, Margaret, Diana and Darlene. Looking forward to staying connected and networking.

  14. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

    I love your blog, happy to follow even without a giveaway :)

    Smiles, Sonya

  15. Thank you so much Sonya. I love your blog too. Looking forward to watching Trueblood this season, maybe then I'll read the series. :-)

  16. The Bernice McFadden book kind of made it easy for me to select the lot I was interested in. I've read and loved two of her books! Thanks for hosting this!

  17. This is a fantastic lot of books! So hard to choose between them. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway. Someone is going to be a very lucky reader!


  18. Great giveaway, you're very generous!

  19. Lena, thank you for the giveaway! Lot 2 sounds amazing!!

  20. Aw man! Sorry to inconvenience you, but I accidentally pressed enter before I could finish filling out the form >_< Is there any way I can re enter it or is it good the way it is? My name is Ellen Elizabeth (thats the name I used on my blog)

  21. Thanks Aths, Tiffany, Nicki, Jessica, Sam, Karen and Ellen for stopping by and following my blog. Wishing you good luck in winning.

    @Ellen you can leave it as is. It's okay. :-)

  22. Sorry, I meant to spell Kara. Typing from my cell, not the most accurate.

  23. Lena, these are amazing books. How very generous you are!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  24. A very generous giveaway thank you.


  25. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a great day!


  26. Thank you so much for the chance :)

  27. No need to enter me. I found you through bookblogs and I'm now a new follower:)I would love it if you stopped by my blog.

  28. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Apologies - accidentally submitted my form half-completed, so it may look like I did it twice!

  29. You have such a beautiful blog-- it is a joy to look at, and your header is wonderful! You also read books that are in my comfort zone, so I will be stopping by often. Much luck and success with writing and blogging, Rae from: Best O' Books

  30. I found you through book blogs and am now your newest follower. This is a great give away!


  31. Love your blog. The picture is gorgeous! I am a new GFC follower and would love for you to visit and follow my blog when you have a moment. Hope to see you there! Donna

  32. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  33. Hello i'd love to win either set of books but have read The Poisonwood Bible so went for Lot 2. Thanks for such a generous prize. I have entered my contact details in the form. Ceri

  34. Thanks so much for the giveaway. A friend actually mentioned "Saving Fish From Drowning" to me today. I would be thrilled to win
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  35. What a great selection! A couple of them I've read and enjoyed.

  36. All the books look great!! Thanks for the giveaway.


  37. Amazing giveaway. Choosing between the 2 is so hard!


  38. Thanks for the giveaway. Very generous of you/ I picked set two because I already have and read The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Great book by the way. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  39. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    It's hard to choose between two.

  40. great choices of books. Thanks!

  41. Thanks for the generous offer. Your blog seems fun too.

  42. thanks for this generous giveaway and for making it international!!

  43. Thanks for the generous giveaway, Lena.

    It's great to have you joining in the blog hop. Hope you have fun looking at other blogs yourself.

  44. Thanks to everyone for commenting and entering. Wishing you all good luck. Hope you are having fun with the blog hop.

    @Leeswammes, I had a great time visiting all the other blogs. I went to all 73. I didn't comment on a few that weren't in english, but otherwise I did and it was nice networking and sharing.

  45. Thank you for the most amazing giveaway! :D amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  46. An interesting selection. I've entered, thank you. And thanks for visiting Fresh Ink Books, I appreciate every one of my followers.
    I LOVE your header.

  47. What a difficult choice! Wonderful books - & I look forward to your updates.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Those are awesome choices for books. That's such a great giveaway!

  49. I am a new follow. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  50. Thank you for this beautiful possibility, I just started following you and submitted my form :)


  51. Thank you for amazingly generous, and for participating in this blog hop! Your selection of books is absolutely amazing, and I've been dying to read "Tumbling", and I'm so excited that you're offering it as part of your giveaway. Thanks a million! :D

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

  52. Thanks Alex, Sandra, Debbie, Jenn, Mamabunny, Tirabarella and Enamored Soul(Hira) for stopping by and joining my blog and the giveaway. I wish you all the best of luck in the giveaway. Thanks for following me on twitter and networkedblog Hira. :-)I appreciate it greatly.

  53. What a generous offering! It was a difficult choice, as both lots were great.

    I look forward to following your posts!

  54. Lena,

    What a generous offer for the giveaway. As others have said, it was a difficult choice because both lots were so good.

    I'm afraid that you will find two entries for me because of all things my cat launched a sneak attack at my desk and laptop when I was filling out the form the first time, and an incomplete form was submitted. I'm terribly sorry about that. I love my four-legged, furry monster, but some days he's insane.

    He is a great lover of books though. He regularly lays across mine and looks at me as if to say, read to me.

    Sabrina Jaede

  55. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop :)
    I love these Hops b/c I get to discover great new-to-me blogs/books/authors and the giveaways are fun too!

    New email subscriber

  56. Wow some of the books were like a trip down memory lane! Thanx.

  57. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  58. Hi:) Thank you so so much for the incredibly generous giveaway!:)


  59. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. You chose some great books to giveaway and I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'm now following via GFC

  60. Thanks everyone for joining the giveaway. I'm wishing you all good luck and I hope you all stick around, I look forward to staying in contact, networking, blogging with you all.

    Good luck!


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