Friday, February 18, 2011

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

..... pssst .....

Wanna win a book? 

   This week may just be your opportunity to do so!  The Judith at leeswammes  is hosting a Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and over 20 bloggers are participating to offer books to fellow bibliophiles.

    My humble blog is no exception.   For one lucky commenter to this post, I will send a copy of any of the books about which I have posted a review or thoughts.  Just have a look around the blog, see what strikes your fancy, and comment on this post (with your e-mail address, please) naming the book you are most interested in reading.  My giveaway is open internationally.

     Some links to reviews to get you started:

     And don't forget to check out what the other bloggers are offering!  You never know what you might win.

     Good luck and thanks for visiting.


  1. Woo-hoo! Isn't this exciting!? I'm having so much fun. lol

    Uhm, hm, yes, I don't even have to go far - I would definitely love to win a copy of Room by E. Donoghue! It's been on my "need to buy" list since its release.

    Thanks for the chance!


  2. Oh, I am torn. I think I will go for The Forgotten Garden. I generally love books set in two time periods.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  3. I definitely want to read ROOM.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

    P.S. We all get in writing and reading funks. I hope you come through yours OK. :)

  4. Tough choices! Thankfully, I have already read Room so it wasn't as hard of a choice as it could have been :)

    I would love to read The Forgotten Garden. Thank you so much for the giveaway!


  5. I loved the selection of books you are offering. I have an architectural backgroud and would like to read 'A Corner in the Marais: Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood'.


  6. +JMJ+

    I just read your reviews of all three books. I like the way they give me a good sense of each book but are still concise. =)

    Room was the only one I had heard of before I visited your blog, but based on your descriptions, I choose A Novel Bookstore. (Well, okay, what I'd really choose is War and Peace--but I think you picked these three for a reason and am happy to let you guide me.)

    Thanks for this chance!


  7. Oooh you've reviewed some great books! I think I'd choose 'Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English' by Natasha Solomons


  8. You have offered such good choices - thanks. Mine would be Major Pettigrew's last stand.


  9. Great idea to let people choose just any book from your blog. I had a browse around and found a lot of good books. But when I saw "The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill" I knew this would be my choice!

    Thanks for this giveaway.

    Judith @ Leeswammes jh303015 attt gmail dott com

  10. Thank you for this fun giveaway! I would love to read Room! Have read great reviews on this book :)
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

  11. I'd like to enter for The Forgotten Garden :)

  12. A Novel Bookstore sounds great! :-) Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  13. I'd like to enter for A Novel Bookstore.

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I would like Purge if I'm fortunate enough to win.

  15. Ooooh, I'd love to win "Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation" please. I lived in Israel for 2 years and I am still fascinated by this country and this sounds so interesting.

    Thanks for hosting, Suzanne :)

  16. I would like to enter for: Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons :)

    cynni _ universe
    (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. I have heard so many good things about Kate Morton, but haven't read any of her books yet, so I'd love to enter for The Forgotten Garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hildesr at gmail dot com

  18. I'd love to be entered to win...
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society :-)

    i think the universe wants me to read this book, i see it everywhere i go!

  19. I'd like to win The Forgotten garden, thank you!

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  20. Hello, I'm picking Promises to Keep by Jane Green. I don't know this author but your review made me curious.

    My email: jen7waters AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you=)

  21. Hi!! I would love to read "And The Show Went On"... I am also intrigued by reading WWII-set books.

    Sarah Reads Too Much
    sarahesullivan at gmail dot com

  22. Hi!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I'd like to read Room by Emma Donoghue.


  23. The Immortal Life of Henrietta LAcks, please. Heard so much, sounds so good!


  24. After browsing your blog (what wonderful books you have read, it's hard to decide) I would go with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, please. Thanks.


  25. I would love to win A Novel Bookstore; thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  26. A Novel Book Store sounds fascinating - I would give that one a try.

    (For anyone wondering what book to choose - ROOM is so good!)

    journey through books @

  27. This was incredibly hard to choose. I think I will go with We Need to Talk About Kevin. Thanks for the chance to win!

    erika dlugo @yahoo .com (no spaces)

  28. I would like to read 'The Forgotten garden.

    Also, this is the first time that I have seen your blog so now you have a new fan.


  29. I would love to read "A Novel Bookstore". Such a wonderful premise ....

  30. I'd love to read "The Forgotten Garden", and I'm delighted to have found your blog by following the Literary Blog Hop around.

  31. I have read a lot about Room and would like to read this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  32. Hi, I'd love to read Room. Have heard so many great things about it.

  33. I would love to read Room! It's been on my list for a while. I keep hearing amazing things, not just about the book, but about the author.


  34. Hi there,
    I know it's crazy, but I'm totally interested in reading War & Peace.

  35. I'd love a chance to read Room, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  36. I would love to read A Novel Bookstore. I have heard good things about this book.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  37. I'd like to win The forgotten garden. (heard great things about Kate Morton's books) Thank you!
    sznikka at gmail dot com

  38. I am quite intrigued by A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry and would like to win this title. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  39. The very first one I checked looks the most interesting to me!! The Forgotten Garden!!


  40. I'll choose The Forgotten Garden
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  41. I would love to read A Women in Berlin! I LOVE books about WWII especially about women during that time period.

    aprilk01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  42. Hi

    I would love to win a copy of Crossing the Heart of Africa as I've just finished reading The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and it's left me wanting to read more about Africa!



  43. Having just finished The Distant Hours, I would love to read The Forgotten Garden.


  44. Room would be my first choice. The Forgotten Garden my 2nd. Both sound great!

  45. A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse is my choice.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  46. I would like to be entered for the Novel Bookstore. That sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. I am going to check out some of your other reviews. Thanks!

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  47. I have been wanting to read ROOM for sooo long! Your review cements this further :)

    Rachel (And the plot thickens...)


  48. I would love to read Room! Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  49. I would love to win a copy of Room

    tiramisu392 (at)

  50. I'd love to get Room. Thanks for the giveaway!


  51. Please enter me for a copy of Room. Thank you for this giveaway!

    buoyread AT gmail DOT com

  52. Hi:) I would love to win a copy of Room. Thanks:)

  53. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win a copy of Room (which looks like a popular choice, lol) because I've been wanting to read it so badly.

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

  54. I've been dying to read The Novel Bookstore. Thank you!

  55. I would love to win The Forgotten Garden. It seems interesting.
    -Patty K.

  56. I would love to win a copy of Room by Emma Donoghue! Thanks for the giveaway!


  57. I would love to win a copy of A Novel Bookstore!!! Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  58. I was pretty torn, but I would go for "The Forgotten Garden". Thanks for the chance.

  59. I am torn between THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN and ROOM. They both look good but I'll go with ROOM. I made a comment on the review posts for both books.

  60. A Corner in the Marais would be one pick-so would your last review about Berlin. I have to go through more of your reviews. You have some books I have never heard of.

    thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  61. Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries. Much appreciated.

    The Berlin Diary sounds like an interesting read but after reading a few of your reviews, the book that attracts me most is The Forgotten Garden.

    So please enter me to win that.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  62. I would like The Fates Will Find Their Way.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  63. I'd like to have Kate Morton
    s The Forgotten Garden....have been wanting to read her for awhile now.

  64. I'd love to win a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Thanks!

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  65. I love travelling myself so I'd pick this book:
    Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

    danaan at gmx dot at

  66. Oh! Emma Donoghue's Room has been on my wish-list for ages! Well, ever since it came on the Booker short list anyway. ;) And I see it was one of your top 10 books of 2010! I had a look around, but I really really really would like Room.

    My international literary giveaway is up too -- are you in for some nineteen eighties nostalgia?

  67. I can't believe I've never discovered your blog before! It's always great to find bloggers who mix fantastic novels with fascinating non-fiction - I've come away with a heap of new books for my wishlist already... :-)

    Anyway, I'd love to read 'And the Show Went on: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris'. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Ellie -

  68. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a book I definitely want to read. I've visited Guernsey a number of years ago and fell in love with the place. And like you, I enjoy reading about WWII. I grew up reading stories from my own country, but later realized a lot of other European countries have their own stories to share.
    avandenbos at yahoo dot com

  69. Room is on my wishlist and would be my first choice if i was lucky enough to win, however I would be thrilled with any title not already read :)

  70. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is high on my wishlist.

    You have a wonderful selection of books. I'm a new follower having just discovered your blog through the hop.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  71. I think I'd like to have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson if only just because the movie is coming out. I want to kno what all the buzz is about.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  72. I would love to win your copy of war and peace. I've been admiring your copy and since it is not available where I live, I'd love to try this way.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    kiplinglover [at] gmail [dot] com

  73. Awesome! I'd love to read Possession by AS Byatt -- you mentioned it in your last top 10 Tuesday.


  74. Whooooo! What a great idea to choose any book from your blog.
    I'm interested in WALKING ISRAEL by Fletcher.
    Visited there last month.
    bmcbroom at gmail dot com

  75. I really would love to read the A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City, A Diary book.
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

  76. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    I would really like to read Room by Emma Donoghue! I've been wanting to read that one for a while (:
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  77. I would like to read The Fates Will Find Their Way. This is a really fun concept for the giveaway.

    darrowenator (at) gmail (dot) com

  78. If I won I would like to have Ulysses by James Joyce. I have read a lot of the classics, but not this one! Thanks for the chance. :)

    BellaMarie @

  79. Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to have a copy of The True History of the Kelly Gang.

  80. Thanks for doing this! I would love to win "A Woman in Berlin" or "The Fates Will Find Their Way."

  81. I'm dying to get my hands on The Fates Will Find Their way...thank you for the giveaway.


  82. wow! thanks so much, here are so many choices...but i was looking for ROOM , i read a really good review
    thanks for doing these international..

  83. What a great organized.

    I like all the books you have reviewed, but I am going with one of the three starter ones: A NOVEL BOOKSTORE. I actually have read THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN AND ROOM...LOVED, THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN...ROOM WAS GOOD TOO.

    THANKS for the giveaway.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  84. I would love to win The Fates Will Find Their Way, thanks ~


  85. I would love to win Room! It's a book I've been wanting since I very first heard about it! :)

    basicallyamazingbooks [at]

  86. I would like the girl with the dragon tattoo. I have seen the movie, but not read the book yet.

  87. I have heard such good things about Room.

  88. I'm eager to look at The Forgotten Garden. Thanks!

    thepurloinedletter1 at yahoo dot com

  89. I'd like to read the Forgotten Garden.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  90. Hi and thanks for this great giveaway !
    I would love to read "Mr Rosenblum reads in English".
    Please enter my name :

    Virginie Menzildjian

    Greetings from France

  91. I'd like to read War and Peace.

  92. Hi, I'd like to be entered for Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Thanks! and do check out my giveaway as well if you get a chance.

  93. It was so difficult to choose. You've read some great books. I think I'd like to try The Forgotten Garden. I've heard a lot of good things and it sounds like an intriguing story.

  94. I've been hopping around the What are you reading monday meme and I've added The Forgotten Garden to my TBR -- so if I am picked as a winner, I think I really would love that book! Room looks good too.

    bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  95. I'd love to have the forgotten garden if I am lucky!


    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  96. Hello
    I'd love A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse if I win. My contact details are cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Thanks

  97. Oooh, Room is at the top of my list! I'm eager to read that one!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  98. I'd like "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" if I win. Thanks for the chance!


  99. I am wondering if War and Peace is in it if not the please please please A Novel Bookstore would be amazing!


  100. I almost picked up Room the other day, so that would be my choice, although I'd love to win any of the books.

    Thanks for participating!

    My email is

  101. I was happy to see The Housekeeper and the Professor on your Top 10 Books of 2010 list. I can't decide between The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, or A Novel Bookstore. If I somehow happen to win, please surprise me. :P
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    inspringthedawn AT gmail DOT com

  102. Hi! I'd like to win The Forgotten Garden by K.Morton. It seemes really interesting!

  103. Hi thanks for the wonderful giveaway, I think I would love a chance to read A Novel Bookstore, I adore books about books.

    angelshimmery AT gmail DOT com

  104. Thank you for such a generous giveaway offer! I would love a copy of A Novel Bookstore by Lawrence Cosse if I am the fortunate winner of your giveaway!

    Thank you!
    ~ Amy

  105. I have never read one of them.
    I just know them from your blog.
    Room is the book that I want to read
    Thank you so much for the chance to win at gmail dot com


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