Saturday, 9 November 2013

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the 9th Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Leeswammes' Blog.

I was in a bit of a pickle picking a book to give away this time as I usually like to offer something I've read recently and loved...but lately I've been reading a lot of ineligible books! So instead I give you a varied choice of 5* reads (including some sneaky fantasy/YA that I think you'll still like). The winner can choose one of the following:

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
The Machine by James Smythe
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Please note, edition may differ from that shown. The giveaway is open internationally (providing The Book Depository ships to you) and you do not need to follow to enter, but please do if you think you have the same kind of weird reading habits as me! Entry if via Rafflecopter only* and please do not leave personal info in the comments.

*If Rafflecopter is misbehaving, please contact me via Twitter and I can add you in manually as a last resort.

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Don't forget to visit the other participating blogs (if no country specified, should be international).

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska's Book Chest
  3. Sam Still Reading
  4. The Things You Can Read (US)
  5. Col Reads
  6. Guiltless Reading
  7. Love at First Book (US)
  8. Maurice On Books (US)
  9. Mythical Books
  10. Books by Judith
  11. Bees Knees Reviews (US)
  12. River City Reading
  13. Too Fond
  14. Exurbanis
  15. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  16. Book'd Out
  17. Roof Beam Reader
  18. Books Speak Volumes
  19. The Relentless Reader (US)
  20. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  21. Booklover Book Reviews
  22. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  23. Ephemeral Digest
  24. Julia Crane Author (US)
  25. Melissa Pearl Author (US)

  1. Read Lately (US)
  2. Readerbuzz
  3. Lucybird's Book Blog (Europe)
  4. The Misfortune of Knowing
  5. Bibliophile By the Sea
  6. The Novel Life
  7. Kinx's Book Nook US)
  8. Dolce Bellezza
  9. Nose in a book
  10. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  11. Anita Loves Books (US)
  12. Words for Worms (US)
  13. Wensend
  14. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (N-America)


  1. Fantastic choice of books! I think your choice is great :)

  2. Thanks for the opportunity - I'd love to read The Shining Girls :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Ah, I'd love to win A Tale for the Time Being. Thank you for the chance! :)

  4. Thanks for joining the hop! I'd love to win The Machine. It sounds very special.

  5. What a lovely blog! New follower here. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win : A Tale for the Time Being or Winter Damage.

  6. Great choice of books! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  7. You have some wonderful books in your selection. I would love to read The Shining Girls, The Golem and the Jinni, and A Tale for the Time Being. They all sound quite wonderful. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. So many lovely books! Thanks for hosting this.

  9. A Tale for the Time Being, would be a wonderful win. The review says read me. I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  10. Thank you for the giveaway Ellie, lovely choices, I'd love to try A Tale for the Time Being or The Golem and the Djinni.

  11. Beautiful selection! First time I've seen that cover of Ozeki's book (which I hope I win :P)

  12. I think I would like Amity and Sorrow, as I've already read The Golem and The Jinni (one of my favorites) and just downloaded The Shining Girls and Tale for the Time Being.

  13. I'd like to choose Amity and Sorrow. Thanks for offering a choice.

  14. Thanks so much for this giveaway and what an amazing selection of books!! x

  15. Wow, great choices! I think if I won I'd have to decide between "The Machine," "A Tale for the Time Being," or "The Shining Girls." Thanks for the chance!

  16. I've heard such great things about The Golem and the Djinni, that would definitely be my top choice :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Amity and Sorrow or The Shining girls. Can't choose between these two.


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