The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts Here!

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Literary Blog Hop June


Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by me, Leeswammes. Between now and Wednesday, June 26th, you can hop to 40+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

The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula LichtarowiczAs part of the blog hop I will be giving away The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz, which is one of my favorite reads from this year so far. Check my review HERE. Entries are open worldwide where the Book Depository delivers.

When you start this book, you have no idea which way the story will go. I just couldn’t decide whether what I was reading was in the past, in a post-apocalyptic future, or maybe only in the mind of the main character, Calamity Leek. Or was Calamity living in some kind of Wonderland? It was hard to make up my mind.

She’s living on a kind of farm with her 12 stepsisters and Aunty, who looks after them. They work in a garden with a wall around it, which they are not to leave, as on the other side of the wall are injuns and demonmales. The sisters are being trained so they can go off and fight the demonmales when they’re older.

How weird is this? If you’re not convinced, this is very good literary fiction and definitely worth a read.


To enter

To enter, please read the rules and then fill out the form below. 

The rules:

  1. Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.
  2. You do not have to be a follower of my blog 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).
  3. There will be one winner.
  4. You need a post-office recognised address where you can receive packages.
  5. Fill out the form below. You can enter the giveaway until Wednesday June 26th. I will close the giveaway when I turn on my computer on June 27th (Netherlands time).
  6. Tweet about the giveaway for ONE extra entry. Use this text: Win a book in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by @Leeswammes
  7. Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
  8. I will notify the winner by email. The winner need to answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner. I cannot be held responsible for lost packages.
  9. That’s it! Good luck and thanks for playing.

Fill out the FORM HERE to enter.

Sorry, the blog hop has finished.

Now start blog hopping!

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

Giveaways are worldwide, meaning people from most or all countries of the world can enter, unless mentioned otherwise.

Participating blogs:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska’s Book Chest
  3. The Book Garden
  4. Sam Still Reading
  5. Ephemeral Digest
  6. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  7. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  8. The Things You Can Read (US)
  9. Seaside Book Nook
  10. The Relentless Reader (US)
  11. Under a Gray Sky Blog
  12. Exurbanis
  13. Candle Beam Book Blog
  14. Booklover Book Reviews
  15. Books in the Burbs (US)
  16. River City Reading (US)
  17. Lakeside Musing (US)
  18. Read Lately (US)
  19. The Book Diva’s Reads
  20. A Place That Does Not Exist
  21. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US)
  22. A corner of the library
  23. Roof Beam Reader
  24. The Misfortune of Knowing
  25. Girl Vs Bookshelf
  1. heavenali
  2. Love at First Book
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. The Siren’s Tale
  5. Musings and Ramblings
  6. The Readers Realm (US)
  7. Lost Generation Reader
  8. Readerbuzz
  9. Literary Meanderings
  10. Book Clutter
  11. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  12. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  13. Nose in a book
  14. Audios & More
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Mythical Books
  17. Books in the City
  18. Alex in Leeds
  19. Literature Frenzy!
  20. Guiltless Reading

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19 Responses to The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts Here!

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  3. Robyn says:

    I missed the notice to join the blog hop:-( Must remember for next time!

  4. Are you planning to do this again? I wish I’d found out earlier but I definitely want to join in next time round if it’s happening! Thanks for hosting!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Laura, yes, there is a Literary Giveaway Blog Hop every 4 months, so the next one is in October.

      The best way to find out about it is to subscribe to my blog. I post an announcement post well in advance so people can sign up to participate. Hope you can join in next time!

  5. It looks like a great book, Judith.
    Thank you very much for hosting this, I hope it will be a very succesful and fun blog-hop!

    Kind regards,

  6. Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway hop, I’m going to have a lot of fun this weekend!

  7. Laurie C says:

    I was late getting my post up this morning, and I’m just starting to hop myself. Your giveaway offering intrigued me when I read the review. It’s such a strange-sounding book, it draws you in out of curiosity!

  8. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader says:

    Good morning Judith! Thanks a MILLION for hosting this hop. It’s my favorite 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway Judith, I’d really like to try this one. Thank you for hosting too. It’s nice to take part again.

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  12. Books in the Burbs says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this awesome blog hop!! It has been quite fun hopping around and finding new blogs to follow 😀

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  14. Isi says:

    Last day and I’m still cheking the givewaways!! Thank you so much for organizing the event and for your giveaway, Judith!!

  15. Mer says:

    That sounds very interesting! I’m a big fan of unreliable narrators, and this sounds similar in that it makes the reader question what’s really going on and reevaluate what’s been told.

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