Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bonjour! Enchanté! Bienvenidos! from The Literary Blog Hop


I am happy to announce that
is the winner of my Literary Blog Hop Giveaway,
a copy of Cloud Atlas!

 Let me introduce myself.
Bonjour! Enchanté! Bienvenidos!

I am Debnance at Readerbuzz.
I love to read.
I especially love children's books,
travel memoirs,
 literary fiction
creative nonfiction,
and books about happiness.

I'm happy to be joining in the Literary Blog Hop again. 
It's a hop taking place from Saturday June 22nd until (and including) Wednesday June 26th. 
It is hosted by Judith at Leeswammes' Blog and 
it's designed for participants who read primarily literary works. 

I'm giving away your choice of either Cloud Atlas or East of Eden 
or any other literary selection.*
(*Rationale: I'm planning to read these this summer,
and perhaps you might like to read along....
If you've already read one or both of these, 
I'd love it if you could share your encouragement in the comments section. 
You can choose Cloud Atlas or East of Eden or any other literary selection 
with a $15 gift card from Book Depository.)

The giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.
To enter the giveaway,
simply leave a comment below
with your e-mail address,
(disguised, of course, to thwart the wicked.)

 And I'd love to visit your blog. 
If you like, follow me and leave a comment
and I will hop over and follow you.

I also invite you to:
Befriend me at Goodreads.
Follow me at Twitter.
 Befriend me at Facebook

Thank you for coming by!
Hope you will stop by and visit others in our hop!

  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. Babyboomerwrites
  17. River City Reading (US)
  18. Lakeside Musing (N. America)
  19. Read Lately (US)
  20. The Book Diva's Reads
  21. A Place That Does Not Exist
  22. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US)
  23. A corner of the library
  24. Roof Beam Reader
  25. The Misfortune of Knowing
  26. 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


Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Nirmala said...

I'd love to win East of Eden. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Ellie said...

Hola! I've heard brilliant things about East of Eden, could you enter me for that one please?
Thanks for the giveaway, and happy reading this summer!
Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
emp501 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

Oooh, I'd looove to win a copy of East of Eden! Thanks :D


Have a great hop!

Bill Crider said...

I've read both books, one about 50 years ago and one last year. I still remember parts of East of Eden vividly, so it must have made an impression. I remember more of CLOUD ATLAS, but that's to be expected, considering how recently I read it. It's an interesting book, but I wasn't as impressed as some of the reviews had led me to believe I would be.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I thought that I might actually finish these if I limited myself to just two this summer.

Covnitkepr1 said...

I write a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

Rachel Despins said...

I'd like to win Cloud Atlas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristia said...

I'd love ton win East of Eden by John Steinbeck! Thank you for the giveaway.


FBT said...

I've been meaning to read both those books for ages, so either one would be awesome. But methinks Cloud Atlas would be best, since I want to see the film (but always after the book).

Book Attict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

lucaseth said...

Thanks for the giveaway...
as I have read both books...
I am looking for a copy of
THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman...I would use my $15 on that if possible

Chantelle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
new follower (chip) via GFC

Wendy said...

Great giveaway! I would really like to read "Cloud Atlas". I still haven't seen the movie, but I'm planning on reading te book first. My emailadres is _wendy(at)hotmail(dot)nl

Bettina Grissen said...

I would really like to read East of Eden, because if I remember correctly it was the book the movie with James Dean was based on?

Have a great bloghop,
kind regards,
my email quaden at hetnet dot nl

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, I think so, Bettina.

Loni said...

I think I'd like Cloud Atlas...

eye dot storm at gmail dot com

Chenise Jones said...

I'd love to win either Cloud Atlas, or maybe even Gone Girl from the BD!

caite said...

I love giveaways..all of them!!


Debbie Rodgers said...

Oh - Cloud Atlas is on my TBR - would love to win this! Thanks for the chance. :-)

debbie (at) exurbanis (fot) com said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I shall thwart the wicked with my email address: lostgenerationreader[at]gmail[dot]com

Jason C. said...

Love your blog, it's great to have found you on the hop! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love the chance to win either book!


chattykat59 said...

I would like to win your giveaway in this AWESOME blog hop! I have friend requested you on Facebook and GoodReads. Unfortunately I am at Twitter's follow limit. ;(
Thank you! Kathleen

Books in the Burbs said...

I'd love to read Cloud Atlas :D Thanks for the giveaway!

thetaleoffingerprint said...

Thanks for this giveaway. Hello, I'm from Indonesia. I'd love to read Cloud Atlas because I often hear it before that this book is good.
Well, I followed your blog via email :) So glad that I found this blog, because I love children books too.

Oh, this is my blog if you want to visit. But it's in Indonesia (sometimes in English though).

thetaleoffingerprint said...

Forgot the email add :

samstillreading said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to read East of Eden.
My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com
Happy hopping!

Roof Beam Reader said...

Glad you're a part of the hop, too!

Thanks for the chance (great choices! I already own both, so I'd go with another selection, but I love those two... just finally watched the movie adaptation of Cloud Atlas tonight!).


Nara said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm so not a blogger said...

I have read Cloud Atlas -was not my favourite book at all- so if you could enter me in for the John Steinbeck.
Thanks for the give away!


Sarika Patkotwar said...

East of Eden sounds really interesting and if I win, I'd love to read that.

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Sarika @ The Readdicts

Email- sarikapatkotwat(at)gmail(dot)com

martine said...

Hi, would love to enter your draw, and thanks for the cookie recipe too. I would love to read Cloud Atlas, it has been on my mental list for some time.

Rebecca @ Love at First Book said...

I'm entering! And it's so nice to meet you and discover your blog!

My email address is:

-Rebecca @ Love at First Book

Ashfa said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for visiting my blog too and entering my giveaway.
I'd love to read East of Eden if I were to win.

Petaldew said...

Amazing choice of books! I've wanted that exact edition of Cloud Atlas since forever.. :)
Mail: frederikker.jb(@)

Petaldew said...

Amazing book choices! I've wanted that exact edition of Cloud Atlas since forever.. :)
Mail: frederikker.jb(@)

Mayla Moore said...

I'd like to read Cloud Atlas! Thanks for the giveaway!

leeswammes said...

I read and loved both. They are among my favorite books! Great choices. If I won, I'd ask for a different book, for instance, Small Island by Andrea Levy.

Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

Denise said...

OK, I'm throwing my hat in....

To thwart the wicked, please click on my blogger profile to get my email.


James said...

Hello! I'd love to read East of Eden since I have already read Cloud Atlas, which is a great book, by the way! Thanks for the giveaway!

guiltless reader said...

Hola Deb! Both of these are on my TBR but I'd love to win Cloud Atlas!

I joined in a little late (I'm no. 45 on the hop) so hopefully you pop by my blog and see if you'd like the satire that's up for grabs:

guiltless reader said...

Oops, I think this deleted my first comment!

I'd love to win Cloud Atlas (although both are on my TBR).

I joined in late ... pop by and check out if you'd like to win a satire over at my blog:

Kimberley said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to read Cloud Atlas
kimberleyjgriffiths at gmail

chubbymadness said...

I would love to win a copy of East of Eden. It is a classic I have yet to read, but is definitely on the list. My email address is and here's hoping I win! Thanks for the giveaway.

Fanda Kutubuku said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I have followed you via GFC too.

joviemaria at yahoo dot com

Ryan Snyder said...

haha. thwart the wicked. (:

findagirlwhoreads said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

I would love a copy of East of Eden. I've been wanting to read it for ages.

My email is findagirlwhoreads(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle Miller said...

I'm a long time follower, but I'm now following via email, which is how I keep up with blogs these days. =O)

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to have Cloud Atlas!


Mystica said...

I already follow you and I'd love to be counted in for this giveaway.


Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Dovile said...

I'd probably choose The Last Days of Pompeii.

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Elaine Klingbeil said...

I have not read either of those books. I am not sure what I would choose if I won - there are so many great books to be read!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Had Steinbeck all through high school and planning to watch Cloud Atlas but these are both great choices!

Roxana Zuziac said...

I would love Cloud Atlas :).
Thank you for the giveaway!


Tammy Cuevas said...

"Cloud Atlas" sounds really interesting.

neer said...

Thanks. Cloud Atlas for me as I've read East of Eden.


underagraysky said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I look forward to following your blog.

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

I'd pick CLOUD ATLAS if I don't manage to nab a library copy before then...otherwise, either THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ or KING LEARY.


Kristin Shafel Omiccioli said...

Great giveaway, it's hard to choose! I think I'd give Cloud Atlas a try, though, if I were to win. Thanks for the chance, happy Literary Blog Hop week! :) kristinshafel [at] gmail [dot] com

Susanna Pyatt said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Both East of Eden and Cloud Atlas are on my wishlist...

bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

Laurie C said...

Cloud Atlas was amazing! I was floored by it. I'm not planning to see the movie, because they couldn't possibly do the book justice in a movie. (I already follow you by email.) I really should read East of Eden, so I'll watch for a readalong announcement by you, if you start one!
My email is lauriec AT baystatera DOT com

Dinda_SI said...

I'd love to get East of Eden. Thanks for the giveaway!


Debbie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read either of them.

xsweeteternityx (at) hotmail (dot) com

Linda Kish said...

Thanks for the chance to be included for your giveaway.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

elin said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I would choose Cloud Atlas :D
iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

Bookish said...

I absolutely loved Cloud Atlas when I read it, would love to win a copy though as I borrowed it :) Thanks for a great giveaway!


Melisa said...

elsa_maran at yahoo dot com
I would love to win The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Cohlina said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D
cohlesguerra at gmail dot com

Nikki Ooi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC as Abby
Twitter as darkmotives
Facebook as Nikki O

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Cindi said...

East of Eden--I enjoy John Steinbeck's works:)
cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

Cindi said...

Forgot to put:
gfc--cynthia clubbs
facebook--cynthia borgmeyer clubbs
can't add anyone on twitter--I'm at my limit:( lol

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Rose Milligan said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. I would love to read both books. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Thanks for the giveaway Deb! I haven't read either of these books but I do own copies, but there are lots of other literary novels to choose from! :)

giraffedays (at) gmail (dot) com

Isa said...

I'd love to read East of Eden, it's been on my wishlist for a while. Thank you! :D


Satchmo said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love the theme because I don't get to read a lot of literary titles, and the giveaway makes me wanna do so.

So I'd love to win any of the two :)

supersatchmo at myopera dot com

jeffreymalis said...

Having read, and thoroughly enjoyed East of Eden several years ago, I would opt for something new. Furthermore, I have been looking forward to reading Cloud Atlas before seeing the movie. Thank you for the opportunity!


MistyRios said...

I would love to win East of Eden! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Dorothy Teel said...

I have not read East of Eden, I believe it is about time for me to sit down and read it.. Thank you for offering. i.teel(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Mae said...

Thanks for this opportunity! I would choose Cloud Atlas, since I've read East of Eden. I hope you enjoy East of Eden; it's my favorite Steinbeck that I've read.

maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

Mona said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
Goodreads(Mona Garg)
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