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UPDATE: Thank you again to everyone who entered the giveaway. I have contacted and heard back from the winners. Congratulations to Ali, Adam, and Elizabeth. They were each randomly selected and will be given a book of their choice from The Book Depository.

Ali will be receiving A House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen.

Adam will be receiving In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust.

Elizabeth will be receiving The Bright Forever by Lee Martin.

Please check back again for further giveaways. Happy summer to all!

Welcome to the Read, Write & Live book giveaway. This blog hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Please check out her page for more information.

THE RULES:
1. You must be 13+ years old to participate.
2. You do not need a blog to participate.
3. No restrictions on location. This is an international giveaway.
4. Winners will be picked using random.org.
5. FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Note: You must fill out the form above in order to be entered into the giveaway. While comments are appreciated, leaving one does not count as an entry.

The giveaway is open from June 23 – June 27 (11 pm Central Time). I will select winners around June 28. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If there is no response by that time, I will pick again.

THE PRIZE:
I will give away 1 book for every 15 entries with a maximum of 3 books. It can be any book of literary merit. In other words, choose something that could be seen in the Literature section of a store/site. This will not include Young Adult, Romance or any other specific genre. The winner’s book can be worth up to $20. I will purchase the books from an online source (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Best of luck to everyone!

For more giveaways, check out these blogs:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. Book Journey (US/CA)
  5. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  6. bibliosue
  7. heavenali
  8. I Read That Once…
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. The Bibliomouse
  11. Tell Me A Story
  12. Seaside Book Nook
  13. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  14. Sam Still Reading
  15. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. 2,606 Books and Counting
  18. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  19. Literary Winner (US)
  20. Dolce Bellezza
  21. The House of the Seven Tails
  22. The Book Diva’s Reads (US)
  23. Colorimetry
  24. Roof Beam Reader
  25. Kate’s Library
  26. Minding Spot (US)
  27. Silver’s Reviews (US)
  28. Book’d Out
  29. Fingers & Prose (US)
  30. Chocolate and Croissants
  31. Scattered Figments
  32. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  33. The Book Club Blog
  34. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  35. The Book Stop
  1. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  2. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  3. Read in a Single Sitting
  4. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  5. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  6. 1morechapter (US)
  7. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  8. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  9. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  10. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  11. Exurbanis
  12. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  13. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  14. Beauty Balm
  15. Uniflame Creates
  16. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  17. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  18. Nose in a book (Europe)
  19. Giraffe Days
  20. Page Plucker
  21. Based on a True Story
  22. Read, Write & Live
  23. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  24. Ephemeral Digest
  25. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  26. Annette Berglund (US)
  27. Book Nympho
  28. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin’ Gal (US)
  29. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
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UPDATE #2: I have chosen six winners and sent out emails. Once I have replies from all six, I will post their names and book of choice. Thank you all again for entering! – Jenna

UPDATE: The giveaway is closed. I will draw & contact winners on Tuesday and announce them on the blog soon after. Thank you all for entering! – Jenna

Welcome to another Read, Write & Live book giveaway!  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm are the hosts for this fantastic giveaway. There are HUNDREDS of bloggers participating in this giveaway hop (422 total), so be sure to check them out as well at the host links.

THE RULES:
1. You must be 13+ years old to participate.
2. You do not need a blog to participate.
3. No restrictions on location. This is an international giveaway.
4. Winners will be picked at random (random.org).
5. One form entry per person.
6. FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Note: You must fill out the form above in order to be entered into this contest. While comments are appreciated, leaving one will not enter you into the giveaway.
Optional (+2 entries on the form): I am participating in the Reader’s Digest Contest on Facebook. If you (1) “Like” Reader’s Digest and (2) Vote for my story, you will automatically get 2 extra entries. Check the box in the form if you do this. (Note: Please be honest about voting. I can only know by number of votes how many I’ve received. It doesn’t show names or dates, so I’m going to trust that if you check the box, you actually voted.) All help with this contest is greatly appreciated either way.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email I send them. If there is no response by that time, I will pick a new winner.

The giveaway is open from October 24 – October 31.

THE PRIZE:

I normally give out as many as three books with a giveaway, but since so many people are participating in this hop, I’m going to double that number. For every 15 registries, I will give away one book, with a maximum of six books total. The book must come from the Barnes & Noble Classics section. I’m a poor college student, so that’s as much as I can do this time around, especially since I’m upping the number. Please check the entire list here.

Good luck to everyone!

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I would like to thank everyone again for entering to win a book from my blog’s Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. I ended up with 117 entries this time around, which is an extremely impressive number. I am posting the winners below (chosen by random.org), as well as a little bit about each book that the winners have selected. Book overviews are taken from the Barnes & Noble website.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Winner: Karin (Blog: breieninpeking)


The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children’s voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden’s voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Winner: Kristin

Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London.

When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers — with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

The girls move to Elspeth’s flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery. They come to know the building’s other residents. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling obsessive-compulsive disorder; Marjike, Martin’s devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth’s elusive former lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt’s neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including — perhaps — their aunt, who can’t seem to leave her old apartment and life behind.

Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry: about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life — even after death.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Winner: Darlene (Blog: Darlene’s Book Nook)

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.

As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.

And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed-even comforted-by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham s nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood-and about their lives now.

A tale of deceptive simplicity, Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance-and takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro’s finest work.


Thank you again for all entries!
Heads Up: I am be doing another giveaway starting tomorrow, so check back for another chance to win a book then.

Cheers!

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UPDATE: The giveaway is closed. I will draw & contact winners on Thursday and announce them on the blog soon after. Thank you all for entering! – Jenna

Note: I set up this post to remain at the top of my blog until the end of the giveaway date. Please view below to see newer posts.

Welcome to the Read, Write & Live book giveaway. This blog hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Please check out her page for more information.

THE RULES:
1. You must be 13+ years old to participate.
2. You do not need a blog to participate.
3. No restrictions on location. This is an international giveaway.
4. Winners will be picked at random.
5. One entry per person.
6. FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Note: You must fill out the form above in order to be entered into this contest. While comments are appreciated, leaving one will not enter you into the giveaway.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email I send them. If there is no response by that time, I will pick a new winner.

The giveaway is open from October 15 – October 19 (opening/closing at midnight Central Time).

THE PRIZE:
I will give out 1 book for every 15 entries, with a maximum of 3 books. It can be any book of literary merit. In other words, choose something that could be seen in the Literature section of a store/site. This will not include Young Adult, Western, Romance, etc. The winner’s book can be worth up to $20. I will purchase the books from an online source (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Good luck to everyone!

For more giveaways, check out these blogs:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Devouring Texts
  3. The Book Whisperer
  4. Seaside Book Nook
  5. The Scarlet Letter (US only)
  6. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  7. Bibliosue
  8. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  9. The Book Diva’s Reads
  10. Gaskella
  11. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  12. Kim’s Bookish Place
  13. The Book Garden
  14. Under My Apple Tree
  15. Helen Smith
  16. Sam Still Reading
  17. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  18. Ephemeral Digest
  19. Bookworm with a View
  20. The Parrish Lantern
  21. Dolce Bellezza
  22. Lena Sledge Blog
  23. Book Clutter
  24. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US only)
  25. The Blue Bookcase
  26. Book Journey (US only)
  27. The House of the Seven Tails (US only)
  28. In One Eye, Out the Other (US only)
  29. Read, Write & Live
  30. Fresh Ink Books
  1. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US only)
  2. Bibliophile By the Sea
  3. Laurie Here Reading & Writing Reviews
  4. Amy’s Book World (US only)
  5. Teadevotee
  6. Joy’s Book Blog
  7. Word Crushes (US only)
  8. Thinking About Loud!
  9. Kinna Reads
  10. Sweeping Me
  11. Minding Spot (US only)
  12. Babies, Books, and Signs (US only)
  13. Lisa Beth Darling
  14. Tony’s Reading List
  15. SusieBookworm (US only)
  16. Tell Me A Story
  17. Close Encounters with the Night Kind
  18. Nerfreader
  19. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Netherlands, Belgium)
  20. Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  21. In Spring it is the Dawn
  22. No Page Left Behind
  23. Elle Lit

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I would like to thank everyone again for entering to win a book from my blog’s Literary Blog Hop Giveaway. I ended up with 87 entries this time around, which is highly impressive in my opinion. I am posted the winners below, as well as a little bit about each book that the winners have selected. Book overviews are taken from the Barnes & Noble website.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Winner: Sam at Tiny Library

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Winner: Hira at The Chronicles of an Enamored Soul

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old Realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent captive in a remote mountain cabin—which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist—is the second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.

Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted novel about surviving the unsurvivable—and living to bear witness.

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Winner: Stephanie

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house’s current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim’s first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

Thank you again for all entries. Look for more giveaways in the future.
To my regular readers, I will be back with more 30 Day Challenge posts this week.

Cheers!

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Edit: The giveaway is CLOSED. I will be drawing winners from random.org. Emails will go out by Friday at the latest. Thank you to everyone who signed up, and a special thanks to those who sent well wishes to my grandmother. She will be going home on Sunday. No damage to her home.

((Note: I apologize for being behind on getting my giveaway going. I was in the Minot, ND area helping my grandmother get her stuff and herself out due to major flooding.))

Welcome to the Read, Write & Live book giveaway. This blog hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Please check out her page for more information.

THE RULES:
1. You must be 13+ years old to participate.
2. You do not need a blog to participate.
3. No restrictions on location. This is an international giveaway.
4. Winners will be picked at random.
5. One entry per person.
6. FILL OUT THIS FORM.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email I send them. If there is no response by that time, I will pick a new winner.

The giveaway is open from June 25 – June 29 (opening/closing at midnight).

THE PRIZE:
I will give out 1 book for every 15 entries, with a maximum of 3 books. It can be any book of literary merit. In other words, choose something that could be seen in the Literature section of a store/site. This will not include Young Adult, Western, Romance, etc. The winner’s book can be worth up to $20. I will purchase the books from an online source (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Good luck to everyone!

For more giveaways, check out these 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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