Literary Blog Hop and Giveaway

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event hosted by Judith at Leswammes’ Blog. It is a great opportunity to visit other bloggers and to throw your name in the hat for giveaways. Judith writes:

Isn’t giving better than receiving? Most giveaway blog hops seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. Those hops are not so ideal if you want to give away more literary books.

This blog hop is geared more towards books with some “literary merit” and has been very successful in the past.

I decided to join in because I have TWO books to give away.


  • Entrants must have a US postal address.
  • One entry per person per book (feel free to enter to win both books – but you must complete the entry form for each book).
  • Contests close on February 22nd by 5:00 pm PST.
  • Use the link at the end of each book description to enter for that book.

So, here is what is up for grabs:

Five Bells by Gail Jones (Picador, February 2012), ISBN 9781250003737, 224 pages

This is a brand new Advance Readers Edition. I am planning to read this book this month, so watch for my review in a couple of weeks – in the meantime, I have an extra copy to put into one reader’s hands. Told over the course of a single day, Five Bells follows four characters as they converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The characters share “mysterious patterns and ambiguous symbols – including a barely glimpsed fifth figure, a young child.” Reviewers have called the novel “brilliant,” “intelligent,” and “luminous.”

Gail Jones is an Australian author who has published six critically acclaimed novels and been nominated for a number of major international awards, including the Man Booker Prize, Orange Prize and IMPAC Dublin Literary award.

Click here to take survey to enter to win a copy of FIVE BELLS by Gail Jones

Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman, ISBN 978-0-393-33352-7, 363 pages

This is a gently used paperback edition of the book. Read my review. Scottsboro was short listed for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Ellen Feldman is the author of two previous novels. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Feldman lives in New York City with her husband.

Click here to take survey to enter to win a copy of SCOTTSBORO by Ellen Feldman

Below are the links to all participating blogs in the blog hop – I hope you’ll take some time and visit them – there are some GREAT giveaways being offered!!

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  3. Lit Endeavors (US)
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  6. 2606 Books and Counting
  7. The Parrish Lantern
  8. Sam Still Reading
  9. Bookworm with a view
  10. Breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  11. Seaside Book Nook
  12. Elle Lit (US)
  13. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  14. Tell Me A Story
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Book’d Out
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Tiny Library (UK)
  19. An Armchair by the Sea (UK)
  20. bibliosue
  21. Lena Sledge’s Blog (US)
  22. Roof Beam Reader
  23. Misprinted Pages
  24. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Dutch readers)
  25. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  26. Indie Reader Houston
  27. Book Clutter
  28. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US)
  29. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  30. Sweeping Me
  1. Caribousmom (US)
  2. Minding Spot (US)
  3. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  4. The Book Diva’s Reads
  5. The Blue Bookcase
  6. Thinking About Loud!
  7. write meg! (US)
  8. Devouring Texts
  9. Thirty Creative Studio (US)
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Dolce Bellezza (US)
  12. Simple Clockwork
  13. Chocolate and Croissants
  14. The Scarlet Letter (US)
  15. Reflections from the Hinterland (N. America)
  16. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  17. Readerbuzz (US)
  18. Must Read Faster (N. America)
  19. Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry
  20. carolinareti
  21. MaeGal
  22. Ephemeral Digest
  23. Scattered Figments (UK)
  24. Bibliophile By the Sea
  25. The Blog of Litwits (US)
  26. Kate Austin
  27. Alice Anderson (US)
  28. Always Cooking up Something
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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Parrish on February 18, 2012 at 08:28

    Not eligible just here to say Hello.

    • Wendy on February 18, 2012 at 08:52

    You’re welcome, Kathy.

    Parrish – I’m sorry I had to limit where I am mailing books this time around – it is a financial decision 🙁 Thanks for stopping by.

    • Megan on February 18, 2012 at 09:45

    Five Bells sounds great, and what a cover! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  2. Wendy, thanks for joining the giveaway blog hop! I’m not eligible but thought I’pop by and see what books you’ve got on offer. Have a great time with the blog hop!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m interested in Scottsboro. 🙂

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