Saturday, June 23, 2012

Literary Givewaway Blog Hop

I'm excited to join the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Judith @ Leeswammes this time around.  There are so many blogs joining in, all giving away books or bookish items.  I'm looking forward to visiting other literary blogs, and am hoping to find some new bloggy friends!

My Giveaway:
I've had a couple of books on my shelf that I've been wanting to give away, so there are a couple of options for you all.  I'm only shipping to addresses in the US this time around, but there are many (MANY) blogs that are shipping worldwide, so be sure to check out the linky list below!

Two lucky winners can look forward to getting one of these guys in your mailbox:

Winter's Bone takes you into the Ozark mountains and gives you a haunting peek at the drug culture in the area.  Haunting and atmospheric (I loved the movie, too!).  See my review for a bit more info.

The Lacuna is the story of Harrison Shepherd, who was born in America to an American father and moved to Mexico with his Mexican mother, and is trying to find his place in the world.  A "lacuna" is an unfilled space, or a gap, and is a theme repeated throughout the book.  Read my review for quotes and more info.

You can enter for one or both of the books. To enter, please read the rules and then fill in the form below.

The rules:
  • Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.  Fill out the form below and select which book(s) you want to enter for.
  • You need to supply an address in the US where you can receive packages, and an email address where I can contact you.
  • You can enter the giveaway through Wednesday June 27th. I will close the giveaway around midnight (PST) that night.
  • Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
  • I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner.
  • You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! (See buttons in the side bar on the right for options).That’s it! Good luck and thanks for playing.

Now start blog hopping!
For more giveaways check out these blogs...the giveaways are worldwide unless mentioned otherwise.

Participating blogs:
  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


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. Both books have been on my wish list, so it was a difficult choice :).

  2. Both if these novels are new to me...Barbara Kingsolver's books have a way of haunting one, too! I'll never forget The Poisobwood Bible. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Not eligible to enter, just here to say Hi.

    CENTRAL PARK ZOO - Lee Harwood
    for Marian

    Looking at the zoo the great white park
    of a misty winter’s afternoon “You’re great!
    and I love you for it”
    All the animals have their thick winter coats on
    – the childish humour of this is so enjoyable –
    A brass clock strikes the hour of three and
    sets in motion mechanical chimes that are
    beaten out by rampant bears and prancing monkeys
    with heavy metal limbs jerking to the rhythm
    – this obviously moves the crowd of children who’re
    watching – some laugh with “joy”, others gasp with “wonder”

    Let’s call this charming story “A day at the zoo” –
    all essays to be handed in by the end of the week

    But back to the winter and coats
    It’s very crisp today and the air is clear
    The buffaloes are magnificent and beautiful – they are a rich brown, and the hair is not matted as it was in summer “alas”
    A pair of bobcats lie with their front paws round each other’s necks – like lovers – they lick each other’s fur (in turn) – it is a golden yellow
    A pair of badgers
    A pair of lynx
    Two pairs of raccoons
    and the grizzlies and polar bears lie sleeping in the sun

    Let’s call this “The Peaceable Kingdom: A Painterly Reference”
    or “Winter in the Zoo” or “A Day at the Zoo”
    In fact let’s forget what we’ll call this
    Instead let’s . . . returning to
    the zoo in the corner of the park
    the white mist hanging over the trees
    The fact we can become children again
    shows how right we were in
    believing in our love despite the canyon
    which we entered stumbling along the dark bed
    of the Bad Water river
    But we climbed out the other side
    though taken by surprise on topping the rim
    never having realised the end was so very near
    But there it was – the herd of buffalo
    grazing on the lush plains
    Geography in our sense is exciting
    Plotting the whole course now
    Sunlight and the shadows of fast
    moving clouds sliding across the grassland
    I imagine North Texas or even Dakota Montana

    “The end” only of this canyon but a continuation
    of something greater compare it to a plateau
    of great size and richness laced with gentle
    deaths at its edges the spirits of the tribe
    waiting with a deep love for us
    It’s not so much of a descent either – but these
    details can wait you see

    “You’re great! and very wise” we laugh as
    we reach the top of the rock outcrop
    “and I love you for it”

    We flower we continue from where we left off before
    though the statement of this can only be
    something secondary for us and therefore decorative
    There’s no worry
    “People of the World, relax!”
    We walk among the animals
    the cages upset you
    When I really think I know you’re always right
    there’s no worry we’re on the same planet
    and so very lucky
    that the poem should end like this
    is very good

  4. Oh, great giveaway! I couldn't choose which one to try to win, so I just entered for both. I'm a big Barbara Kingsolver fan, and I really liked the movie for Winter's Bone. Thanks for the chance!

  5. I entered to win both books - not because I'm greedy, lol, but because I believe both will make for excellent reading. "The Poisonwood Bible" is one of my ALL time favorite books, so I really would like to read "The Lacuna", but "Winter's Bone" has a unique premise as well.

    Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of the Literary Giveaway Hop.

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Thanks for joining th hop. I loved The Lacuna. Great choice.

  7. Ooh, Winter's Bone. I first heard of this back in 2010 when Ana wrote a tantalizing review of it. ( I made a mental not but never went to see it and never read the book. And I just now realized the actress is the same from the Hunger Games. I need to get this back in the queue.

  8. Great choice of books, Thank you! I've liked the 2 or 3 Kingsolver books I've already read and I've heard so many good things about Winter's Bone!

  9. Thanks for this giveaway! I AM a NEW follower now, too! LOVE your blog!
    Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com


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