Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Time for the Literary Blog Hop!



Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bonjour!
It's time once again for the Literary Blog Hop, a thrice-yearly event sponsored by Leeswammes in which bloggers from all over the world who love all-things-literary visit other bloggers  and offer lovely prizes. It will be held from midnight on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 to 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.


My Giveaway


As part of the blog hop I will be giving away...


                                                  A $15 gift card to Book Depository, open worldwide!!!
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Rules for the Readerbuzz's November Literary Blog Hop Giveaway are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here that (a) names the five best literary books you have read
(b) tells the literary book you'd most like to win from Book Depository, and (c) includes an e-mail address (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win this giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter

Befriending me at Goodreads

Befriending me at Facebook

I will leave this giveaway open until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.



Good luck!


For more fun, visit all the wonderful literary blog hoppers!


Linky List:
  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read Her Like an Open Book (US/CA)
  3. My Book Self (N. Am.)
  4. The Book Stop
  5. My Book Retreat (US)
  6. Books in the Burbs (US)
  7. Guiltless Reading
  8. Word by Word
  9. Juliet Greenwood
  10. BooksandLiliane
  11. Words for Worms (US)
  12. The Relentless Reader
  13. The Misfortune of Knowing
  14. The Friday Morning Bookclub (US)
  15. Readerbuzz
  16. Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams
  17. The Emerald City Book Review
  18. Wensend
  1. Laurie Here
  2. A Cup Of Tea, A Friend, And A Book (US)
  3. Moon Shine Art Spot (US)
  4. I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach (US)
  5. Lost Generation Reader
  6. Books Speak Volumes
  7. Mom’s Small Victories (US)
  8. Books on the Table (US)
  9. Orange Pekoe Reviews
  10. Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams
  11. Words And Peace (US)
  12. Booklover Book Reviews
  13. Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning (US)

32 comments:

  1. thanks for your generous gift!
    5 best, oh my, can only mention the most recent ones: 1. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 2. Colorless Tsukuru... 3.Juliet's Nurse 4. Bitter Greens 5. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
    I would love to buy the latest book by Simon van Booy.
    my email is ehc16e at yahoo dot com

    I'm following you on bloglovin [wordsandpeace], also on twitter, same name, on facebook [emma cazabonne] and we are goodreads friends!

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  2. Awesome!

    My top 5 books are:
    1. Good Omens
    2. The Book Thief
    3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    4. Harry Potter series
    5. The Kite Runner


    I would like to have a copy of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

    email: daenielle (_) gonzales @ yahoo dot com
    twitter: @conanxedogawa
    fb: fb.com/daengonzales
    goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/conan_edogawa

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  3. Thanks...
    1 Howards end by E M Forster
    2 The tell tale heart by Jill Dawson
    3 The garden of evening mists by Tan Twan Eng
    4 The children's act by Ian McEwan
    5 A month in the country by J L L Carr

    Would like to win: The shooting party by Isobel Colegate

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  4. 1. The Son
    2. The Orphan Master's Son
    3. The People in the Trees
    4. Never Let Me Go
    5. Atonement

    I would like to win: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
    i'm at michele at mccarthy dot net

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  5. Under This Unbroken Sky, Three Day Road, The Things They Carried The Wars, Dog Boy

    I have no idea what I'd buy with my winnings but rest assured I will LOVE choosing.

    I follow you on Twitter @debbierodgers and on GoodReads

    I'm hoping that the backside of this entry gives you my email address since I've been receiving tremendous amounts of spam since I started entering it in comments.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    the five best literary books I have read:
    1 Tha Fault in Our starts
    2 Eleanor and Park
    3 Pride and prejudice
    4 The book thief
    5 Ana of Green Gables

    -he literary book I'd most like to win from Book Depositor: Jinete de bronce by Paullina Simons :)
    -My e-mail address: celeste_257@hotmail.com

    Also I follow by Facebook (Celes Cao), Twitter (@celescao) and Goodreads (celescao)

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  7. Thank you for such a wonderful gift!! I have recently been introduced to The Book Depository and have enjoyed buying UK cover books :D I would love to purchase the Australia version of The Hunger Games for my son! One of the best YA books I've read this is year is: Nest by Esther Ehrlich. I follow you on Twitter and FB and just requested your friendship on Goodreads :D

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  8. THanks for the great opportunity to win! I follow your blog on Feedly, and we're friends on Twitter and Goodreads!

    Top 5 literary books I've read (not in any particular order):
    1. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent
    2. The Invisible Mountain - Carolina DeRobertis
    3. The Son- Philipp Meyer
    4. Wilderness - Lance Weller
    5. The Snow Child - Eeowyn Ivy
    6. Evergreen - Rebecca Rasmussen (sorry -- I can't help myself)

    Book I'd like to win: ALL THE BIRDS SINGING by Evie Wyld

    email: melissa (at) azcommpro (dot) com

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  9. The poppy factory Liz Trenow, pride and Prejudice, All the books I've read by E M Delafield, Susanna Kearsley books, historical fiction and WWI and II books.
    I follow you on GFC.
    I'd like a book by Deborah lawrenson the Sea Garden

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  10. I enjoyed :
    . The Notebook
    . Nineteen a Minutes
    . Memoirs of a Geisha
    . The Namesake
    . Kane and Abel

    I'd like to win The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

    I follow via GFC(MonaG)
    Twitter(@kulmona)
    FB friend request(Mona Garg)
    Goodreads(Mona Garg)

    Thanks ;)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  11. Of course I follow you Deb!

    Here are 5 recent ones (dang it's hard to just give 5!):

    1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    2. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
    3. Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
    4. Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
    5. May Day Eve and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin

    I'd like to win A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, or Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell ... or ... or ... (;))

    I follow you on Twitter @guiltlessreader
    Goodreads - guiltlessreader
    Facebook - guiltlessreading

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  12. 1- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
    2- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    3- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    4- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    5- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

    Followed via:
    Twitter: @TopsyTurvy_Ash
    Goodreads: Ashfa Anwe
    Facebook: Cricket Purist

    I'd love to win One Plus One by Jojo Moyes.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  13. My top 5 books are:
    1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
    2. Unclaimed by Laurie Wetzel
    3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    4. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
    5. The Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice

    I would like to win: The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

    Followed via:
    GFC: Valentina BV
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/33834842-chibyvy
    Facebook: Valentina B-v
    Twitter: @ValentinaByVy

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Email: bv_byby27@yahoo.com

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  14. 1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
    5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    I'd like to win Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
    GFC follower: Evie
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  15. My top five books are:
    1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    2. Lamb by Christopher Moore
    3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    4. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
    5. Green Days by the River by Michael Anthony

    I'd love to read Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. :)

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  16. Shucks, I forgot to post my email and the extra bits. ><

    Following via GFC - Isa
    twitter: @lollibea
    goodreads: Isa
    Facebook: Vashael

    visabellad(at)gmail.com

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  17. Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

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  18. My top 5 books are:
    1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë;
    2. The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers;
    3. Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes;
    4. The Master and Margarita, by Bulgakov
    5. Rebecca. by Daphne du Maurier

    I'd like to win Lila, by Marilynne Robinson! :)
    I follow you via twitter (@carvedwords) and Goodreads (Juliana).
    jubrinaATgmailDOTcom

    Thank you! :)

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  19. My top five:
    1. Gone With the Wind
    2. The Color Purple
    3. The Diary of A Young Girl
    4. The Outsiders
    5. Night

    I would love to get The Cure for Dreaming, or one of the many others on my list.

    videoclimber (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I also follow on twitter @videoclimber
    and we are GR friends https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2585455-videoclimber-aka-mtslilsis

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  21. My top 5 books are:
    1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    2. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    3. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
    4. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    5. Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

    I would like to win Out of the Shadows by Kimberly Carlson
    I follow on twitter (@sweetdz11), Goodreads & FB: Courtney Whisenant
    courtlawrence11 at gmail dot com

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  22. Top 5 (in no particular order :-P) - Pride & Prejudice, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Jack & Jill (Louisa May Alcott, since it's lesser known), 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Gulliver's Travels :)

    I'd like to win... That new version of Frankenstein that's come out, based on an 1818 text. It's supposed to be a bit harder than the story we've all read already, and I'd like to see that for myself :)

    Goodreads and FB friends - Sarah Miles
    You can email me by clicking on 'smiles' and then looking for the link that says send an email. Or you can decipher this mess - smilesXalumniYcmuYedu - x is @ and ys are dots. Evil spambots.

    Thank ya :)

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  23. Whoops, gfc is smiles. My fingers work faster than my brain. I think before I speak, but apparently not before I type/submit

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  24. My favorites are
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Jane Eyre
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    The House of the Spirits
    Gone with the wind
    The Shadow of the Wind

    :)

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  25. The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis
    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Bleak House by Charles Dickens
    Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    I'd like to win Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Thank you!

    lauriec AT baystateRA DOT com

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  26. 1 THe book thief
    2 The kite runner
    3 The House of the Spirits
    4 100 años de soledad
    5 Jane Eyre

    I would like to erad now.... The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

    thanks!
    @dionisia2012
    GR: oriana

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway!
    1. Followed (Fanda)
    2a. (1) Germinal - Emile Zola
    (2) To Kill A Mockingbird
    (3) The Great Gatsby
    (4) The House of Mirth
    (5) David Copperfield
    2b. I'd like to buy Zola's book, The Ladies' Paradise.
    2c. joviemaria at yahoo dot com

    We're friends in GR: Fanda Kutubuku; FB: Fanda Kutubuku

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  28. 1. I followed you on GFC: Melisa Mariani
    2. a. 5 best literary books I have read: To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Book Thief
    b. I want to win Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    c. my e-mail: elsa_maran at yahoo dot com

    Twitter @melmarian / FB Melisa Mariani / GR melmarian
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. My favorite literary reads are:

    1. Anne of Green Gables
    2. Persuasion
    3. Please Look After Mom
    4. A Tale of Two Cities
    5. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    I'm interested in reading The Miniaturist; it sounds like a fascinating read. Thank you for the giveaway!

    email: yunakwak14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for hosting this!

    1. I followed you via Bloglovin'. My name there is Candiss. (When I clicked "follow" in your entry instructions, I got an error page, so I went through your sidebar Bloglovin' widget.)
    2. a. My top literary reads, ordered by author's surname:
    After Dark, by Haruki Murakami
    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
    The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
    (You can swap in Beloved by Toni Morrison, Perfume by Patrick Süskind, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's Seven Japanese Tales or The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder for any of these, along with a bunch of literary/speculative fiction crossovers, such as Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson. I would have had a much easier time with a top 10 than 5!)

    2. b. I would most like to buy Seiobo There Below, by László Krasznahorkai.
    2. c. My email is kandake (at) gmail (dot) com. I am Candiss from readthegamut.wordpress.com, but previewing my comment keeps calling me "Anonymous", no matter how often I try to log in properly.
    Bonus: I'm following you on Twitter with @candisscarter, and I sent a friend request at Goodreads as "Candiss".

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  31. Thanks for hosting this!

    This is my second attempt at entering. For some reason, it's not posting my comment. I apologize if it ends up posting multiple times!

    1. I followed you via Bloglovin'. My name there is Candiss. (When I clicked "follow" in your entry instructions, I got an error page, so I went through your sidebar Bloglovin' widget.)
    2. a. My top literary reads, ordered by author's surname:
    After Dark, by Haruki Murakami
    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
    The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
    (You can swap in Beloved by Toni Morrison, Perfume by Patrick Süskind, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's Seven Japanese Tales or The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder for any of these, along with a bunch of literary/speculative fiction crossovers, such as Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson. I would have had a much easier time with a top 10 than 5!)

    2. b. I would most like to buy Seiobo There Below, by László Krasznahorkai.
    2. c. My email is kandake (at) gmail (dot) com.
    Bonus: I'm following you on Twitter with @candisscarter, and I sent a friend request at Goodreads as "Candiss".

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