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Saturday, 9 February 2013

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday February 9th until (and including) Wednesday February 13th. There are around 40 participants & I am really excited to be taking part this time around because there are some books I am keen to share with my readers.

Literary Blog Hop

The blog hop is hosted by Judith over at Leeswammes blog. She made the observation that most giveaway blog hops seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. This is the seventh Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and the only restriction is that if you’re giving away a book, it should have some literary merit. It does not have to be the most difficult classic ever, but no romance, urban fiction or YA. Quality thrillers, poetry and non-fiction are fine, as are contemporary fiction, literary fiction and any other genres not in the categories above. 

I will be giving away not one but two of my favourite debut novels that I have thoroughly enjoyed over the past few months: Care Of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles and Rites by Sophie Coulombeau. Click on the cover images below to have a read of my reviews.

Care Of Wooden FloorsRites Sophie Coulombeau

Here's how to get involved:

1) Leave a comment below telling me whether you'd like to be entered to win Care Of Wooden Floors or Rites or both books. I'd welcome recommendations of other debut novels you've enjoyed recently, although that isn't essential to be entered.

2) For an extra entry you can follow me on Twitter (@marieemonaghan). Make sure you let me know and leave your Twitter handle in your comment on this blog post or I won't know. (If you're entering to win both books, following on Twitter will get you an extra entry into both draws).

EDITED 9/2/13 at 12:40 to add: If you don't leave a Twitter name, please leave an e-mail address or some other way for me to contact you if you win!

3) The giveaway will be open from now until the end of the day on February 13th and the winners will be drawn shortly afterwards using a random number generator.

4) The giveaway is open to readers worldwide, but please bear in mind that I am posting the books out myself rather than using an online service like The Book Depository, so the further away you live from the UK, the longer it may take for your prize to arrive!

Please visit the other participants using the links below for more chances to pick up some great books!

Linky List:
  1. Leeswammes
  2. The Book Garden
  3. Sam Still Reading
  4. Candle Beam Book Blog
  5. Ciska's Book Chest
  6. Too Fond
  7. Alex in Leeds
  8. Under a Gray Sky
  9. Bibliosue
  10. The Book Club Blog
  11. Fingers & Prose
  12. Lori Howell
  13. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  14. Girl vs Bookshelf
  15. Lizzy's Literary Life (Europe)
  16. Booklover Book Reviews
  17. The Blog of Litwits
  18. Reading World (USA/Can)
  19. Seaside Book Nook
  20. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  21. The Book Diva's Reads
  22. Breieninpeking (Europe)
  23. 2606 Books and Counting
  24. Giraffe Days
  25. Lucybird's Book Blog
  1. Roof Beam Reader
  2. The Relentless Reader
  3. Read in a Single Sitting
  4. My Diary (Malaysia)
  5. Heavenali
  6. Dolce Belezza (USA)
  7. The Misfortune of Knowing
  8. My Devotional Thoughts
  9. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  10. Book Nympho
  11. Kaggsysbookishramblings
  12. Quixotic Magpie
  13. Lost Generation Reader
  14. BookBelle
  15. Under My Apple Tree (USA)
  16. Mondays with Mac
  17. Page Plucker


  1. Both books are absolutely unknown to me so I would go with either. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I am happy with either book (actually, I can't decide). Long rotas are the worst - I always feel dreadful afterwards, completely drained.
    Some debut novels I've enjoyed lately are Stephen May's Life! Death! Prizes!, The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown, In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl and The Harbour by Fransesca Brill.
    Thank you for offering a giveaway. My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com .

  3. You've reminded me that I still need to read Care of Wooden Floors, so many people love it. As I already have a copy, I'd like to enter for Rites.


  4. Thanks for the giveaway Marie! I would love to read Care of Wooden Floors. Recent debuts I've enjoyed are How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman and The Beauty of Murder by A. K. Benedict.
    Have a great weekend. :)


  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win a copy of Wooden Floors, I've heard good things :) I'm following you on Twitter (@jenhartling)

  6. I haven't read any of them so I would like to be entered for both. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I follow on twitter @MiltiadouK

  7. I haven't read either of those books, so I'd be happy to get any.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I would love to win Care of Wooden Floors! Thanks for the give away:-)


  9. Both books sound very intriguing, and I'd happily read both. I'm leaning toward Rites though. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  10. I've been curious abut Care of Wooden Floors for a while so I would love to win that. Thanks for joining the giveaway hop!

    I follow you (and you me!) on twitter - @leeswammes

  11. I'd love to win Care Of Wooden Floors.

    Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

  12. I'd like to read both books. Thanks for the giveaway!
    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

  13. I'd love to read Care of Wooden Floors - thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I would love to win either book
    Thank you

  15. Thanks for the chance to win. I would pick Rites. I follow on twitter: @nrlymrtl and via email: nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  16. I think I will choose Rites if I win. I'm following on twitter: @UnderAGraySky

  17. I'd be quite happy to win both, I've got them on my wishlist! Thanks for the great giveawat :)


  18. i would like to read Rites!

  19. I'd be happy to win either book! Thanks for the opportunity!


  20. Oooh, it's got to be Care of Wooden Floors. It's sitting RIGHT at the top of my 'sneak around the library until it finally comes back' list at this moment... ;)
    I'll go check out the other book too though, I love new recommendations!

  21. I'd like both books. Thanks for participating. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. I would love to win Care of Wooden Floors.
    Thank you!

    kessna6 at gmail dot com

  23. I'd like to be entered to win both books! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  24. Care of Wooden Floors, please. bookbelle0819@comcast.net

  25. Both books please.

  26. I would love to read Care of Wooden Floors, thanks Marie.
    Twitter follower: @BLBookReviews

  27. Both books, please!
    Twitter follower : @Ehernandez83

  28. Hi Marie!
    I want to participate too!! I would like to win Care of wooden floors :)
    And my email is this: fromisi.orejas@gmail.com
    I have no twitter account, so that's everything!
    Thank you very much for the giveaway!!

  29. I've already read (and loved) Care of Wooden Floors, but I'd love to be entered for Rites please. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

    Twitter: @sophphh

  30. Hia I'd love to be entered for Rites, following you on twitter too @lucybirdbooks lucybirdbooks(at) gmail.com

  31. I would definitely love to win either book (maybe Rites a bit more, because your review states that it captures the teen mind so well). Thanks for the chance to win!


  32. I'd like to be entered for both books, please. Thanks for the opportunity!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  33. Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me for both.

    twitter : @icecreamtorrent

  34. read your reviews and both the novels sound interesting so please enter me for both.

    Sorry do not read much contemporary works so cannot tell you about any recent debut novel though I thought Sarah Rees Brennen's The Demon's Lexicon was a fine debut (about four years ago).

  35. Sorry forgot about mail id.


  36. Great reviews for the 2 books. I would love to be entered for both books. :)

    anne.j2 (at) gmail.com

  37. I would love to be entered for both! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  38. I`m gonna enter for both books. Thank you so much! :)
    Twitter follower: @Dita_Skarste


  39. I would like to be entered for both books
    sweetsindy93 at gmail dot com

  40. I'd love to read both books.
    Follow you via twitter: @Fly_Rox
    Thank you for the giveaway!


  41. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win Care Of Wooden Floors!
    - follow on twitter as @SuzReads

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  42. I haven't read any of them, so please enter me for both books. Thanks for the giveaway!


  43. I'd be up to read both - please enter me for each drawing.
    Twitter follower @GHovorka1
    ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. I'd like to be entered to win both books! I'm rebecca@loveatfirstbook.com and @rebeccascags on Twitter

  45. I'd like to be entered to win Rites. Thanks for the giveaway!


  46. I would love to be entered to win a copy of Rites. Your review really piqued my interest in this book. I t sounds like a great combination of a fascinating story and intriguing characters. I'm not familiar with Sophie Coulombeau but I plan to read this book even if I don't win your giveaway.

    Thank you!

  47. I'd love to read Rites ... your review makes it sound amazing!