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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

There are over 60 blogs participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop this weekend so make sure you have a wander around and hopefully find some great new blogs to follow. The hop is hosted by Leeswammes and prizes will be of the more literary presuasion…

Right, I know the rules state “no supernatural” but I believe my two choices are very much literary. Diving Belles is a beautiful collection of short stories where the mythology of Cornwall is interwoven with the lives of normal people. The Testimony, concerns a voice that might be god or aliens… or just a really impressive hoax. These are two books that I believe more people should be reading.


The prize is EITHER a hardback copy of Diving Belles by Lucy Wood OR a hardback copy of The Testimony by James Smythe. I will use The Book Depository if the winner is international so this is only open to countries where they ship to (most places to be fair). Entry is via Rafflecopter and whilst you do not have to follow me, you’ll get extra entries for doing so.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Book Journey (US/CA)
  6. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  7. bibliosue
  8. heavenali
  9. I Read That Once…
  10. The Parrish Lantern
  11. The Bibliomouse (Europe)
  12. Tell Me A Story
  13. Seaside Book Nook
  14. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  15. Sam Still Reading
  16. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. Books Thoughts Adventures (North America)
  19. 2,606 Books and Counting
  20. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  21. Literary Winner (US)
  22. Dolce Bellezza
  23. The House of the Seven Tails
  24. The Book Diva’s Reads (US)
  25. Colorimetry
  26. Roof Beam Reader
  27. Kate’s Library
  28. Minding Spot (US)
  29. Silver’s Reviews (US)
  30. Book’d Out
  31. Fingers & Prose (US)
  32. Chocolate and Croissants
  33. Scattered Figments
  34. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  35. The Book Club Blog

  1. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  2. The Book Stop
  3. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  4. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  5. Read in a Single Sitting
  6. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  7. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  8. 1morechapter (US)
  9. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  10. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  11. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  12. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  13. Exurbanis
  14. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Beauty Balm
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  19. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  20. Nose in a book (Europe)
  21. Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews (US)
  22. Giraffe Days
  23. Page Plucker
  24. Based on a True Story
  25. Read, Write & Live
  26. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  27. Ephemeral Digest
  28. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  29. Annette Berglund (US)
  30. Book Nympho
  31. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin’ Gal (US)
  32. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

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  1. Anonymous

    Hi I would love to read Diving Belles – I have seen great reviews of it. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  2. Unknown

    This looks like a great giveaway, and I absolutely agree with you that the supernatural can be described in a very literary way. Would Twilight have existed without Bram Stoker?

  3. @parridhlantern

    I like the sound of The Testimony, so please put me down for that one, thanks.

    SEAGULLS – Mitsuharu Kaneko

    At the fiery rock snout as in mythical times,
    the barnacles, crowding, massing, listen to the groans of the earth, the roars of heaven.
    Splashes leap deep into the purple cavern, flapping their manes.

    The entire seascape of the lucid morning is sent off in briny mists.

    At that moment, casting their shadows on the boulders,
    the holy lanterns of gold angels offer,
    two seagulls fly across the blue darkness. (1)
    Toward the platinum lighthouse.

  4. Cat

    I read a lovely review of Diving Belles so would love to win that one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Anonymous

    I would love a copy of Diving Belles. I read a review of it not too long ago and put it immediately on my list.

  6. Anonymous

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    On another note, I noticed you're currently reading A Discovery of Witches. How are you liking it? I only finished it a few days ago and I absolutely loved it. If you're interested in my review – it's on my blog πŸ˜€

  7. Sophia

    I've had The Testimony on my Amazon wishlist ever since reading your review but I'm trying to keep expenses down this month so definitely appreciate the chance to win it!

  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I'd love to enter your giveaway! Thanks for offering these two books!

    debnance at gmail dot com

    Here's my
    Literary Blog Hop Giveaway.
    I hope you will stop by!

  9. Nancy

    Diving Bells would be my choice. Thx.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  10. Ellie

    Hey guys, no need to leave your email in the comments, the Rafflecopter will store it privately.

  11. Meg

    The Testimony sounds interesting.

  12. Anonymous

    I'd love to read Diving Bells and definitely think a supernatural book can also be literary. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. bibliomouse

    I'd love Diving Belles if I win please. Hope you've enjoyed the hop!

  14. Anonymous

    Diving Belles sounds amazing! Also, I completely agree that supernatural can be literary πŸ™‚

  15. Virginie Menzildjian

    I'd love to win any of these two ! I am a new follower via Google and I used Rafflecopter but not sure I did it right, anyways please enter my name !
    many thanks and greetings from France !

    Virginie Menzildjian

  16. Anonymous

    Thanks for the giveaway and for joining the blog hop. These books look really interesting and very literary. πŸ™‚

  17. neer

    Diving Belles sounds interesting. Thanks.

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