Friday, February 17, 2012

Literary Blog Hop


Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Between now and February 22nd, you can hop to over 50 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books are literary (non)fiction or something close to that. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to find the other participating blogs.

So what am I giving away: I am doing a $15 gift card to Book Depository.

Normally I give away a book but this time I thought why not let you pick a book for yourself. You just have to tell me what you chose. The contest is open internationally to whatever country book depository sends to.

To enter:

Leave a comment about which book you would choose.
For an extra chance-feed the kitties-in the upper right hand corner-you may feed them daily.
Please leave a separate comment for each comment and include your email address.

Thank you and have fun.

  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


Orchid said...

I think I would by a Madeleine L'Engle book, or maybe The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Thanks for the great giveaway.


buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it tom worldwide entries.

I would probably choose an epic fantasy for my husband. mPerhaps something from C.S. Friedman

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Leannessf said...

I would pick 1q84 by Murakami - i know it would go over, but I would pay the rest! :)


Rachel said...

I think I'd choose a Murakami I haven't read... Maybe... My wishlist is 300 books long... LOL my name is Rachel and I am a book-a-holic.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jos said...

What a great idea! I would spend the money on a digital book , I just got my first e-reader

YulyaShenka said...

I would love


Kayleigh said...

I'd choose The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because it's on the list of one of my book challenges this year, and it's a book I've been wanting to read for quite some time now.

tink said...

As a Youth-Iibrarian (from the Netherlands) I only can say: one cannot start reading young enough!
So if I would win € 15,- I like to choose: The Goldfish in the Chandelier (Hardback)
By (author) Casie Kesterson, Illustrated by Gary Howland


Bonnie Jacobs said...

One book on my list is Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life by Stephanie Staal.
emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I would pick one that is on my wishlist maybe Doubledead by Chuck Wendig if it fits in the price range.


Kah Cherub said...

thank you for the giveaway!
I would love the unbecoming of mara dyer. :)

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Kah Cherub said...

Oh, I've fed the kittens. And the wolves and dogs. :) I always click them, everyday. :)

kah-cherub at hotmail dot com

BookStacksOnDeck said...

I'd love to win Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Thanks for the chance!

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Also, fed the kittens!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm thinking that I might choose Night Circus. I always consider buying it every time I go to Wal-Mart. I always say, Maybe next time.

debnance at gmail dot com

Reading mind said...

Probably the correction by Franzen!

aliasgirl at libero dot it

layen said...

I'd pick The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman - because of the quirky title!

Thanks for the giveaway!

mimz said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I don't know what I'd choose, maybe The Book Thief... I really have no idea.

Oh and I fed the kitties. Poor things. <3


Ellie said...

Hmmm, what to choose, what to choose... Perhaps 'The Slap' by Christos Tsiolkas (I just finished his debut novella and really enjoyed it), or maybe 'The Paris Wife', since I love nothing better than a dose of literary Paris!

Great giveaway anyway!
Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
emp501 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

P.S. I fed the kitties! :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I suppose I might pick The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I clicked on the kitties and the bag of food!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

DarcyO said...

I would choose Lisa Gardner's Catch Me. Thanks for the giveaway.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I fed the kitties.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Laura said...

I fed the kitties! (and got much too excited about it!) I would probably choose basically any penguin clothbound classic because I am obsessed with them and want to marry them all. The Woman in White is the one I want the most at the moment :)

JP said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd choose The Flight of Gemma Hardy!

jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

JP said...

I fed the kitties!

jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

Erika said...

Thank you for the choice! I have been pining for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

erikadlugo at yahoo dot com

Parrish Lantern said...

My choice would be something by Imre Kertesz

amandawk said...

I would pick Pandemonium. I fed the kitties.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'd love a chance to win ; great giveaway and great blog. Stop buy and enter my giveaway if you haven't done so already.

I would buy Something by Steinbeck perhaps.

ikkinlala said...

I think I'd choose A Winter Book by Tove Jansson. Thanks for the opportunity!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

deanna_boocock said...

I'd pick IQ84 by Murakami
deanna_boocock (at)

j. barrett said...

hi think i would pick a classic like the pearl or grapes of wrath by john steinbeck.

thanks for the chance

Nancy said...

I mighty get Embroidery on Paper for Cardmakers.

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Carine said...

Let's see. I'd really like Dry Bones by Peter May (

Thanks for the great giveway!

houlca at yahoo dot ca

debbie said...

I would choose the passage by justin cronin.

Carrie said...

I would choose Ready Player One!

celjla212 at aol dot com

Carrie said...

I fed the kitties today!

celjla212 at aol dot com

Pain SUX said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I would choose "The Snow Child"


Pain SUX said...

I fed the kitties.


Anonymous said...

I would check out The Snow Child!

Amy said...

I would love The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Thanks for this giveaway, it's great.

Reader Riah said...

I'm not sure what I would pick yet. But I love your giveaway!

Amy said...

I fed the kitties!


Sandra K321 said...

I would choose Jenniemae & James: A Memoir in Black and White.


Sandra K321 said...

I clicked on the kitties to help buy food.

Miri said...

Thank you so much for offering the opportunity to win a book of own choice in this giveaway!

I think I'd pick Looking for Alaska by John Green. I recently read his book "The Fault in Our Stars" and it was unbelievably good, so I can't wait to read more from him.

Her Royal Orangeness said...

So many choices from my wishlist...I'm not sure how I'd decide! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. :)

Veronica W. said...

I have so many books on my list to read that I can't even think of one right now! Thanks for the giveaway!


Healing Woman said...

Thank you so much for posting about this blog hop. I'm having such a fun time with it and have subscribed as a follower to several. Hope to win your giveaway...

Cat said...

I would probably choose The Seance by John Harwood.
Thanks for the giveaway .

Cat said...

....and I fed the kitties.

Kristi said...

I would pick Princess Bride by William Goldman. I'd love to own it so I could re-read.

klmickelsen at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

I also fed the kitties! That's pretty cool. I've never seen a link like that before.

klmickelsen at gmail dot com

Leah said...
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Nenna said...

I would choose a cookbook, I´ve lately got very into cooking and would love to have new book full of recipes :P

Leah said...

I fed your kitties.

leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

Leah said...

I'd like Stolen by Lucy Christopher, thank you.

leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

LAMusing said...

I'd like to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

LAMusing said...

Fed the kitties!

Norma said...

I'd pick a cozy mystery :)

Debbie Rodgers said...

I'd love to get a copy of Mordecai: Life & Times by Charles Foran. Thanks for the chance to win!

debbie at exurbanis (dot) com

Emily said...

I've been hoping to get one of Michael Parker's books for a while now. He's one of my professors, and he's really quite brilliant, so I've been wondering what his writing is like.
Thanks for the giveaway.


Debbie Rodgers said...

I fed the kitties

debbie at exurbanis (dot) com

Vicki said...

I'd choose Dogwood by Chris Fabry

Vicki said...

I fed the kitties

Rachel Shaffer said...

I would buy The Room.

everynewday at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would pick Daughter of Smoke and Bone.


Anonymous said...

I also fed the kittens


Deborah @ThirtyCreative said...

I think I would select The Paris Wife or The Night Circus.

Thanks for the Giveaway!

Deborah @ThirtyCreative

Maya Floria Yasmin said...

i would love to choose the fault in our stras or across the universe :)


Cayce said...

I'd pick Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel García Márquez.

Thank you for the giveaway!
cayce006 at yahoo dot com

Cayce said...

I fed the cats, too. :)
Great idea!
cayce006 at yahoo dot com

Marla said...

I'm thinking Murakami, The Tiger's Wife, or The Elegance of the Hedgehog...not totally sure yet!
mdworley (at) gmail (dot) com

Liese2 said...

I would probably buy Night Circus.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Steph said...

I fed the kitties!!


Steph said...

I think I would choose to preorder Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn that's coming out in June! Can't wait!!


Shelleyrae said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My choice would be Addition by Toni Jordan or Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
bookd.out at gmail dot com

elin said...

I would pick Pride and prejudice
emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

elin said...

fed the kitties :D
emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

xSweetEternityx said...

I'd love to win The Picture of Dorian Gray. Thanks for the giveaway!

xSweetEternityx said...

I've also fed the kitties.

Forgot to mention email last time:

Malvina Beatrice said...

I would like Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.


Malvina Beatrice said...

I have also feed the kittes,I love animals so I'm glad that can help :)

Dinda_SI said...

I would love to get East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Thanks for the chance!


Dinda_SI said...

And I fed the kittens.


Judith H said...

I'd love to win The Innocent by Taylor Stevens (the second in a series). Thanks for joining the hop!

jh303015 at gmail dot com

Judith at Leeswammes' Blog

Judith H said...

I fed those kittens! :-);jsessionid=D0B88088A4A36BC080F7CBDB0CB8FB2D.ctg-c

jh303015 at gmail dot com

curlygeek04 said...

I'm hoping to pick up The Sisters Brothers or The Night Circus. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you're enjoying the Hop!

curlygeek04 said...
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BookAttict said...

I'd love to read The Tiger's Wife!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

scottsgal said...

I'd like to read the Hunger Games
msboatgal at

Stephanie said...

I would like to get IQ84

Stephanie said...

I clicked to feed the kitties. =)
steph4575 at msn dot com

Adam said...

Oooh..any book of our choosing, eh?? Hmm.. Okay, I think I would have to go with Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess.

Thanks for the chance!!


Kaye said...

I'd choose The Garden Angel by Mindy Friddle.

Thanks for the ever-so-generous hop. It's nice to be able to pick the book.

Anonymous said...

I might choose The Help or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

Jilleen said...

I would like to read Buddha in the Attic! Thanks for the great giveaway


seasidebooknook at yahoo dot com

Nina C said...

Top of my wanted list is Before I go to Sleep by SJ Watson. I read an extract of it and I'd dearly love to read the whole novel now!
Thanks for running the giveaway.

Nina C said...

I've fed the kittens. They're a hungry bunch!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I would pick On Gold Mountain by Lisa See.
A great giveaway to win a book choice.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I fed the kitties.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Evie said...

I'd like to read A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

techeditor said...

If I can get it for $15, I would choose THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON. If I can't, I have a list of other books I also want.

techeditor said...

Oh my, I forgot to leave my email. Let's try again.

If I can get it for $15, I would choose THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON. If I can't, I have a list of other books I also want.


techeditor said...

I fed the kitties. Love

techeditor said...

forgot to leave my email again. I fed the kitties. love


oriana said...

thanks you for making this international
i would choose World War Z

SarahSparrow said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I might choose The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman.

captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I would love to get Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
Thanks for the giveaway!
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Doodle said...

I would pick Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen because I enjoyed the movie and books are always better than their corresponding movie.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Mystica said...

The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen please.

Thank you for sharing. I have fed the kittens several times today!


AnnaZed said...

I would pick Ruth Rendel's 'the vault' and feel very grateful and pleased!

margueritecore [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com

Dovile said...

I'd choose a book By Guy Gavriel Kay, who is one of my favorite writers. Either his The Darkest Road or Under Heaven.

Thank you!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

mamabunny13 said...

I would choose The Picture of Dorian Gray.

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Aik said...

Crime by Ferdinand von Shirach.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I clicked for the kitties.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Nina C said...

Fed the hungry kittens again :)

Chinoiseries said...

Thanks for this giveaway :) I'd love to read Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot by South African author Richard de Nooy.

Lilian said...

It's not out yet, but I would love to get Strange Flesh by Michael Olson!

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity!


ruthhill74 said...

I might pick friendship for grownups!

ruthhill74 said...

fed the kitties!

kswederski said...

I really have wanted to read the Night Circus so that is what I would get.

Linda Kish said...

I think I would use it toward Home Front

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ZaraAlexis said...

Hi Esme,

I love chocolate and croissants so I think we'd get along just fine!

If I won, I think I'd like to get a copy of "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht. She's been acclaimed as a up-and-coming writer and one at such a young age. (I'm jealous, really, but best to support those who publish than sit at home and sulk!)

Crossing my fingers and toes.

Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
Email: zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

Ryan said...

Right now I'm dying to read Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.

Thanks for the chance.

Vinci said...

thanks for the visit to your unique and well designed site.
Would love to read The Bakers
Daughter sounds like a good read.
Great pics of the pretty roses.
fed the kitties too.
dayleb at telus dot net

michelle130 said...

I would choose Torment by Lauren Kate.

Katrina said...

Ummmm. I don't know what I would pick. lol. Can I get back to you? oneagainst at hotmail dot com

Jane said...

I would like Partials by Dan Wells.

Thanks for the giveaway! :-D


Jane said...

I would like Partials by Dan Wells.

Thanks for the giveaway! :-D


Nina C said...

Fed the hungry little kitties again.

miki said...

Thansk you a lot for opening this to international.
I would love to win Under the same sky by genevieve Graham


Tiffany Drew said...

I'm not positive, but I think I would choose The Sign For Drowning. Thank you for the giveaway!


Tiffany Drew said...

I've fed the kitties :) I try to do it everyday, so thank you for doing it also!


Jennifer O. said...

I'd buy A Discovery of Witches! email: litendeavors(at)

Renee G said...

Would love to have a copy of A Discovery of Witches.

Renee G said...

Fed the kitties today.

Cindy said...

I think I would choose one of Hermann Hesse books.
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd probably choose Garden Spells
by Sarah Addison Allen. it's been on my wishlist for a while now.

Kimberly R. said...

I would choose The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I fed the kitties!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

neer said...

Thanks. I'd love to pick up some vintage mystery title.


Gnoe (@Graasland) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! One of the books on my wishlist is The Loss Adjustor by Aifric Campbell, a "novel is filled with longing, for childhood and the liberating power of friendship."

Nina C said...

Been and fed the kittie kats!

Pixel Berry Pie said...

Amazing giveaway! I love being able to choose my prize. I think I would like "Mr. Pipes & the British Hymn Makers". It's a good book my family has wanted for a long time!

Pixel Berry Pie said...

I fed the little kitties today!

Helen said...

I am not sure maybe something witchy
helldog3 at

Helen said...

fed the kitties
helldog3 at

Tamara said...

Thank you! My choice would be "Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers".
westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

Tamara said...

I fed the cats today. :)
westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

I'm not sure yet what I would choose, but thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

fed the kitties today, lovely idea! I rescued a feral back in 2003, and it took a year and a half to socialize her but she now is happy to be a lapcat! Took in a stray in 2009. Those poor kitties just break my heart!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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