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


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

  2. 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

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


    Have a great hop!

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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


  9. 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).

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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. I think I'd like Cloud Atlas...

    eye dot storm at gmail dot com

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

  17. I love giveaways..all of them!!


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

    debbie (at) exurbanis (fot) com

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

  20. 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!


  21. 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

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

  23. 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).

  24. Forgot the email add :

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

  26. 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!).


  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. 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!


  29. 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

  30. 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.

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

    My email address is:

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

  32. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  33. 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.

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

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

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

  37. 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!

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

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


  39. 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!

  40. 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:

  41. 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:

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

  43. 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.

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

    joviemaria at yahoo dot com

  45. snyderyan16(at)gmail(dot)com
    haha. thwart the wicked. (:

  46. 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

  47. 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!


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


  49. I'd probably choose The Last Days of Pompeii.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. 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!

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

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


  53. "Cloud Atlas" sounds really interesting.

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


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

  56. 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.


  57. 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

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

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  59. 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

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


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

    xsweeteternityx (at) hotmail (dot) com

  62. Thanks for the chance to be included for your giveaway.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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

  64. 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!


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

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

  67. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC as Abby
    Twitter as darkmotives
    Facebook as Nikki O

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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

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

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

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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


  72. 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

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


  74. 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

  75. 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!


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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
    Goodreads(Mona Garg)
    Email subscriber



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