Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts Here!
February 18, 2011 41 Comments
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Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by me, Leeswammes. Between now and Wednesday, February 23rd, you can hop to 30 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary (non)fiction or something close to that. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.
Giveaways are either International (Int), meaning people from most or all countries of the world can enter, or limited to a particular country (e.g., USA). Behind each participant’s link you can see which countries are included.
As part of the blog hop I will be giving away 3 books. Two books are open for worldwide entries and one is for The Netherlands only.
I read and review contemporary and literary fiction, historical fiction, dystopia, and sometimes also chick-lit and thrillers. But I’m also reading more and more non fiction. Today, I’m giving away one non fiction book and two mysteries (2 copies of the same book).
This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE
I Is An Other by James Geary (non fiction, ARC, gently read)
Subtitled: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World.
A metaphor is used when you use unrelated words to describe something. For instance, “My job is a jail” or “She had a bright idea”. A job isn’t literally a jail and an idea can’t emit light.
The psychology behind using metaphors is explained for various areas of our life, such as advertisements, science, innovation, stock market and politics. There is also a chapter on Aspergers and metaphors. Easy to read, full of great insights. My review is HERE.
This giveaway is for 2 copies of the same book. One WORLDWIDE and the other Netherlands only.
Tourquai by Tim Davys (fiction, ARC, worldwide copy is brand new, Netherlands copy is gently read)
Tourquai is a classic mystery in a town that only has stuffed animals (there is no mention of humans, at all). When the body of Oswald Vulture is found, minus head, several police officers try and find the killer. However, finding the head would also be useful, as it may be sewed on again, depending on its state. I loved it!
- Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.
- I’m sending out the books myself so the only thing you need is a post-office recognised address where you can receive packages.
- You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! You can follow by email or by RSS (see buttons in the side bar on the right).
- Fill out the form below and select which giveaway(s) you want to enter for.
- You can enter the giveaways until February 23rd. I will close the giveaways when I turn on my computer on February 24th (Netherlands time).
- 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.
- That’s it! Good luck and thanks for playing.
Fill out the FORM HERE to enter.
The giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced soon.
Now start blog hopping!
For more giveaways (and there are some real treasures out there for grabs) check out these blogs:
- Leeswammes (Int)
- Teadevotee (Int)
- The Book Whisperer (Int)
- Uniflame Creates (Int)
- Bookworm with a View (Int)
- Stiletto Storytime (USA, CA)
- I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int)
- The Bookkeeper (Int)
- Chinoiseries (Int)
- Ephemeral Digest (Int)
- bibliosue (Int)
- ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
- Nishitas Rants and Raves (Int)
- Roof Beam Reader (Int)
- Actin Up with books (USA)
- Sarah Reads Too Much (USA, CA)
- Book Journey (US)
- The Blue Bookcase (Int)
- Read, Write and Live (Int)
- Silver’s Reviews (USA)
- Graasland (Int)
- Teach with Picture Books (USA)
- Books in the City (Int)
- thebookbee (Int)
- The Scarlet Letter (USA)
- Seaside Book Nook (USA)
- Chocolate and Croissants (Int)
- write meg! (USA)
- Indie Reader Houston (Int)
- Ready When You Are, C. B.