The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts Here!



Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by me, Leeswammes. Between now and Wednesday, June 29th, you can hop to over 70 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.

My Giveaway

As part of the blog hop I will be giving away 2 books, which are open for worldwide entries.

Two lucky winners can choose between these books:

In Lucia’s Eyes by Arthur Japin

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Neither book is new, but they are in very good condition. You can enter for one book or for both books.

About In Lucia’s Eyes: Historical Fiction by one of the leading literary fiction writers of the Netherlands. Set in 1758, a man is trying to seduce a veiled woman. She resists him, as she knows him from a long time ago. He doesn’t know who she is. Later, the man will become known as the great seducer Cassanova. The book takes place in historical Amsterdam and Venice and is a very good read!

About The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: It’s the 1930s. Miss Brodie is a schoolmistress with a difference. Proud, cultured, romantic, her ideas are progressive, even shocking. And when she decides to transform a group of young girls under her tutelage into the ‘creme de la creme’ of Marcia Blaine school, no one could have predicted the outcome.

The rules:

  1. Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.
  2. I’m sending out the books myself so the only thing you need is a post-office recognised address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
  3. 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).
  4. Fill out the form below and select which giveaway(s) you want to enter for.
  5. You can enter the giveaways until June 29th. I will close the giveaway when I turn on my computer on June 30th (Netherlands time).
  6. Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
  7. I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner.
  8. That’s it! Good luck and thanks for playing.

Fill out the FORM HERE to enter.

The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been randomly chosen.

Now start blog hopping!

For more giveaways (and there are some real treasures out there for grabs) check out these 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.

Participating blogs:

  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 (Int)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (Int)
  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)

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84 Responses to The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts Here!

  1. My post is up!

    Thanks for coordinating this event. With my husband in a gofl tournament all weekend, I hope to have time to sign up for a few giveaways 🙂

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  5. Suzanne says:

    Great books — looking forward to an exciting weekend of hopping!

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  7. BookQuoter says:

    Thanks for hosting and looking forward to a fun weekend. I posted mine!

  8. Susan says:

    Hi Judith,

    I’m so exited to be participating in my first Blog Hop! Thanks so much for the invitation and for coordinating! I already had a couple of visitors this afternoon, so I figured it was time to go live. My post is up here:

    Now, I’m off to dinner and a weekend of book touring with novelist James Rollins. Why? That’s just how I roll, LOL. Have a great weekend of blog hopping everyone!


    • Leeswammes says:

      I’ll advertise the blog hop on Shelfari (PBT) too, Susan. Lots more visitors I hope!

      Have fun with the Rollins tour!

      • Susan says:


        As noted above, I was busy touring with Jimbo all weekend, but I was constantly checking the action on the blog. This was–without question–the busiest weekend I’ve ever had. It was so exciting! I’ve picked up a dozen new followers, and finally I’ve got a good robust crowd for a good book giveaway. I seriously can’t thank you enough, Judith. Please count me in for future blog hops!

        And now that I’m finally back in front of a computer, I can’t wait to check out all the other blogs. I hope you are having as much fun with this, Judith, as we all are. 🙂



      • Leeswammes says:

        I’m so glad this is working out so well for you, Susan! Have fun checking out the other blogs.

        Yes, I’m having fun, too! And it’s great to hear people telling me how they’re enjoying the hop – that’s fun, too!

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  10. Misha says:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway hop! 🙂

  11. Novroz says:

    thank you for hosting this Judith 🙂

    I like your 2nd book, I will fill the form later.

    If you are interested with Indonesian book…come and enter my give away 🙂

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  13. I am so happy to participate in your Blog Hop, Judith! My post is up at

  14. ThirtyCreative says:

    Thanks for the chance to participate, Interesting selections.

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  16. Jennifer O. says:

    Posted mine too. Thanks for putting this whole thing together!

  17. Rise says:

    This is great. I’ll subscribe to your blog feed so I can join the next giveaway blog hop. I wonder when that will be.

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  19. Kinna says:

    Posted mine. Thanks for organizing this.

  20. Thank you for hosting this! My giveaway is up and I’m enjoying looking at new blogs.

  21. Kristi says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this! It’s been great so far. It’s wonderful being able to visit so many new blogs.

  22. Enbrethiliel says:


    Thanks for hosting this giveaway hop! =) I’ve entered for The Pride of Mrs. Jean Brodie because I’ve read so many wonderful things about it.

  23. Nish says:

    Oh, goodness! I don’t know which to choose. Both sound so interesting. So, I just tossed a coin and am picking The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and publicizing it around. I know it must have been a lot of work on your part 🙂

  24. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Judith! And thanks for organizing this blog hop. I’m looking forward to visiting a bunch of new blogs this weekend!

  25. Rachel says:

    Thanks for hosting this, Judith! 🙂 Great work!

  26. Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway. My post is up now as well.

  27. Thank you for hosting this fun giveaway and hop!

    My mom has been sick, so I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. I have a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop in. Unfortunately, it’s a US giveaway this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for an Amazon card.

    If you follow my blog, let me know. I always follow back.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Hi debnance, sorry to hear your mother was sick, hope she is better now. If your giveaway is international next month, I’ll pop by and enter.

      Have fun with the rest of the hop!

  28. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

    My mom has been sick, so I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. I decided to try a monthly giveaway. There is a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for this book! It’s a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for a $25 Amazon card!

  29. Lena says:

    My post is up. Thanks for the opportunity to be apart fo the blog hop giveaway.

  30. Diana says:

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop !!!

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  32. My post is up finally! I was in the Minot, ND area where there is some major flooding, helping my grandmother get herself and her stuff out of there. Such a mess. All is well, though, and the blog is hopping! 😛

  33. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 😀

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  35. Carol L. says:

    I’m a new follower and want to say Thanks for the opportunity to win. Great reads for the prize.
    Carol L

    • Leeswammes says:

      Hi Carol, welcome to my blog and thanks for following! I’m glad you like the prizes and I hope you did some further hopping for other prizes too!

  36. JoV says:

    It’s really awesome you are hosting this! During weekdays I wasn’t able to really look at what is required for this, let alone write a giveaway post. I hope if you are hosting another one again I’ll join in the next time. I have entered myself on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I just want to say this is awesome around the world giveaways. 🙂

    • Leeswammes says:

      Glad you enjoyed the blog hop, Jo. I very much enjoyed putting it together and hopping along to other people’s blogs. Maybe October for the next one, but I’m not promising…

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  38. Niranjana says:

    So glad to have discovered you and your blog via this event! I’ve entered for the Japin (as I already have the Spark). The other blogs are mostly new to me as well, and I’ll be checking them out too. Thank you for putting this together!

  39. I’m ready to start hopping! Thanks for setting this up.

  40. Linda Kish says:

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop

  41. Oh, I wish I had known you were doing a giveaway hop! I have several books to give away!


    • Leeswammes says:

      Next time, Sabrina! I did advertise it for a month or so on my blog – no worries, there always next time!

      • LOL. I must have missed the advertisement. I don’t know how. Ahh..I was probably at the end of the semester when I become a hermit while grading writing portfolios.

  42. Janneke says:

    Dank zij jou veel nieuw blogs gezien. Had ik maar wat meer tijd……
    hoop dat als ik met pensioen kan ( over minstens 15 jaar) ik nog goed kan lezen.:-)

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  44. neer says:

    Thanks a ton. Because of you, I have come to know of some great blogs.

  45. Em says:

    Here she is, the woman to blame for making me hop for the past 2 or 3 hours instead of studying!
    Great event you’ve organised here! Now I have to catch up on my feeds as I don’t know how many I’ve added to my reader with this blog hop…
    By the way, I have something to confess: I failed! I didn’t managed to finish my special book before my birthday. Shame on me! I shouldn’t have picked up a collection of short stories.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Em, si glad you had a good time hopping. Worse is to come: you may win a book and read that instead of studying!

      Uh-oh! Still not finished your book! That’s bad. I did finish the book I said I would finish – only just in time, though.

  46. Em says:

    Oh, you’re making me feel so guilty….

  47. Elizabeth says:

    The Blog Post is awesome….love your designs.

    THANKS for hosting this.

    I had 70 people sign up for my giveaway. I will choose the winner today.


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  49. i like this it it color full and get the attention of the person entering the contest
    me i read every thing i can get my hands on

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