The Literary Blog-Hop – and Giveaway

”GiveThis weekend, it’s the second Literary Blog-Hop run by Judith at Leeswaammes.   The aims are to help people discover more great blogs, and spread a lot of book-love by running giveaways.  The list of participating blogs, of which there are 73, is below. There are loads I’ve never seen before, plus a few familiar friends – so if you have time do visit some new blogs and join in their giveaways too…

But before you do that – here’s my giveaway…

I found three books in my piles of which I had two copies – all new too!  How could I have managed to acquire the same book twice three times?  The books are all as new, and the titles on offer are:

  • Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor – Set in Dublin in 1907, it’s a novel of theatre life featuring the Irish playwright John Synge. I’ve read good things about this book, but have yet to read it myself.
  • Adverbs by Daniel Handler – who is the author of the Lemony Snicket books. This novel for grown-ups is similarly quirky, actually very quirky, but I liked it a lot. See my review here.
  • Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. This was his first novel, published in 1921. Set at a house-party in the country – a classic.  This edition has a introduction by Malcolm Bradbury.
Just leave a comment saying which book you would like to be in the draw for.  I will send worldwide (surface outside Europe).  Oh, and if you want to own up to any books you’ve managed to buy twice without realising, do let me know I’m not alone.  The giveaway closes at the end of June 29th.

List of all the Participants:

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva’s Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book’d Out (Int)
  22. The Readers’ Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita’s Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)
  1. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let’s Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy’s Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony’s Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge’s Blog…Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)

116 thoughts on “The Literary Blog-Hop – and Giveaway

  1. LizF

    It wont surprise you to know that I have numerous multiple copies including three of Trollope’s The Warden (which I still haven’t read!), two copies of Willa Cather’s O Pioneers and two copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, although I have read that!

  2. Tom Vause

    I would love to win Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor. Great giveaway.

    For some reason I have 3 copies of To Kill A Mockingbird but its a great book so I don’t really care!

  3. Nose in a book

    Ha, you’re definitely not alone with the accidentally buying/acquiring multiple copies thing – that’s where the books I’m giving away come from too!

    I would love to win Adverbs, it sounds brilliant. In fact if I don’t win I will have to immediately add it to my wishlist!


  4. Care Burpee

    I would love to be entered for Ghost Light, please!

    Because I homeschool my children using a literature and non-fiction whole book based curriculum, I can NEVER keep track of all of our books! I will be so proud of myself, thinking that I have found such a great deal on a good book…only to discover that it is not such a great deal if it is your third copy!

    Care Burpee

    careofkiddos {at} msn {dot} com

  5. Tirabaralla

    Thank you for this possibility, in case i won i would be delighted to get “Ghost Light” 🙂

    At times I happened to have 2 copies of the same book, because of a present given to me by someone that would know my tastes well 🙂


  6. tanabata

    I’d love to win Adverbs as it sounds like such a fun book.

    I’m sure I have ended up with 2 copies of a book but am not recalling any specifics right now (conveniently in denial). Although I have been known to buy a second copy on purpose on occasion if it’s a new edition, or a beautiful, shiny new cover.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    inspringthedawn at gmail dot com

  7. Hira Hasnain (Enamored Soul)

    Thanks for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! I’d love to win “Adverbs” by Daniel Handler – since I love funny, quirky books. I have been fortunate enough to land with two copies of the same book, for example, I landed with two ARC’s of “Wither” by Lauren DeStefano, and I ended up giving one away on my blog. When the book actually debuted, I proceeded to do another giveaway for the second ARC. Please, do not feel bad about landing with the same books, because you’re really displaying the magnanimity of your heart by sharing whatever excess you landed with, which I find incredibly generous 🙂 Thank you.

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  8. April

    I think Adverbs sounds like a great read! I actually bought the book “Life of Pi” twice, lucky my brother had not read it so I gave one of my copies to him.


  9. Em

    Oh! Your review of Adverbs is really tempting; sounds like I would love it! Can I be entered for this book, please.
    Don’t worry, I think it happens to many book lovers to buy the same book twice!

  10. Sarah Bibi Setar

    Thanks for the giveaway:)
    I’d like to read Adverbs by Daniel Handler


  11. Veronica

    Great giveaway. I’d love to read Ghost Light.

    veronicasbooks at gmail dot com

    And if it makes you feel any better, while it’s not the same as accidentally buying the same book twice, I own nine different copies of Treasure Island since it’s my favorite book. So two is not so bad!


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