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Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Feb 8th-12th

February is here and that means it's time for another round of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! This is an event organised by Judith over at Leeswammes' Blog and it takes place three times a year. Judith noticed that there seem to be awful lot of blog hops and giveaways around for romance and YA novels, but not so much for more literary choices:


"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 please 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"
This time around I am offering a choice of two of my favourite big books that I read in 2013. Entrants have an opportunity to win Gillespie & I by Jane Harris, or Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. You can enter for a chance to win both if you like! I absolutely adored both of these books and have been recommending them far and wide.


The giveaway is open to any country that The Book Depository ships to. The rules for entry are as follows:

1. Comment on this post telling me which of the books you'd like to win - you can enter for both if you like. Commenting alone gives you one entry.
2. For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter @marieemonaghan and mention your Twitter handle in your comment.
3. For an extra entry, follow me on Goodreads and let me know your Goodreads ID in your comment.
4. Please remember to leave some way for me to contact you if you win - an e-mail address or Twitter ID.
5. The giveaway will remain open until the end of the day on 12th Feb. I will draw and inform the winners at some point on 15th Feb.
Best of luck with the hop - and don't forget to check the links below and see what books everyone else has up for offer, too!
  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska's Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird's Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (US)
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia's Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader's Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy's Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog

68 comments:

  1. I'd love to win Gillespie and I! I've read Jonathan Strange already -- awesome read, and of my favourites.

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  2. Tweeted about this as @guiltlessreader
    https://twitter.com/guiltlessreader/status/432005543691948032

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  3. Old friend on Goodreads - guiltlessreader

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  4. I'd like to win Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I've read Gillespie & I.
    following you on twitter & GR

    M Gifford @seeword
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/27102110-m
    mgifford01 @ snet.net

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  5. would love the susannah clarke....

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  6. re comment....would like the susannah clarke...

    dianamcdougal@gmail.com

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  7. Would love to win Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Thanks for joining. Am following you on twitter @_ciska_

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  8. Ooh, I'd love to read either one of these. Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you on twitter with @toofondbeth.

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  9. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to enter to win both. I'm following you on Twitter (@WensendBlog), Goodreads (7472849)! :)

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  10. The Susanna Clarke book please as I've read the other one! thanks for sharing.

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  11. I'd have to go for Gillespie and I - I DEFINITELY have Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell somewhere in one of these moving boxes already... *stares around in deeply futile manner* Good choices!
    Ellie - my Twitter handle is @BlondeBookGirl

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  12. I'd love to enter for both. Thanks!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  13. I'd like to win Jonathan Strange.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to win Gillespie and I
    kessna6 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'd love to enter for both.

    ikkebencientje at hotmail dot com

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  16. Both books are new to me and as you have raved about them both - either would be great :) Thanks!

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  17. I would love to enter for both!

    I'm off to find you on Goodreads. I'm on there as Lindsey Stefan.

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  18. I've read (& loved) Gillespie & I so I'd like to give Jonathan Strange & Mr. Noreell a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I'd love to win Gillespie & I by Jane Harris.
    I follow on twitter as @MiltiadouK
    I follow on goodreads as Kristia Miltiadou.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I follow you on Twitter as @JJ_Houystra
    I like ti win Gillespie & I by Jane Harris
    jjhoutstra17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I would love to win any of those amazing books.
    I follow on twitter: @Fly_Rox
    I follow on goodreads: Roxana Z.

    Thank you for being part of the hop and for doing the giveaway international! :)
    maktub(dot)rox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. GILLESPIE AND I sounds intriguing!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  23. I would love to win either one! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    -Amber Terry-

    starry_night1987(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. What a great choice, I'd be happy with either one too.
    @clairewords

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  25. Thanks for joining in the hop! I'd love to win Gillespie and I. I'm following you on Twitter (@leeswammes).

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  26. I'd love either books!

    Goodreads: Anne Consolacion
    Twitter: @annebelcon
    anne.j2 [[at]] gmail.com

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  27. I would like either of these books!

    ann [dot] m [dot] vuong [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. I'd like to win Jonathan Strange!
    Twitter follower: @R_Anne86
    Goodreads follower: Rachel Despins
    rdespins99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I've read Gillespie and I and loved it! So I'd like to enter to win Jonathan Strange. I've heard such great things about it. I'm following you now on goodreads: Susan Coventry. (I haven't followed anyone before so I accidentally sent a friend request first while I was trying to figure out how to do it. At least, I think I sent it to you.) My email is s.asher135(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I'd like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. :) I'm @TherinKnite.

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  31. I'd love to win Gillespie & I :) I actually have Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell sitting on the shelf right behind me having been highly recommended by one of my best friends .. but it's SO BIG I've just found it's size daunting enough to not have pulled it off the shelf yet. But I will, I really DO want to read it :)
    I've friend requested you at Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6675517-lynne) and you can reach me at tworeads at gmail dot com
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  32. I'd love to win Gillespie & I by Jane Harris.
    Followed (and friends) on Goodreads as Ashfa Anwer
    On Twitter: @TopsyTurvy_Ash
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  33. I would love to win both. I couldn't find where to follow on Twitter, but I followed via email, G+, and Bloglovin. My email address is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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  34. I've already read and LOVED Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell so I'd pick Gillespie & I by Jane Harris :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. + followed you on Twitter as @nijiclover
      cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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  35. These are great choices but I have both of them. Enjoy the Hop!

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win Jonathan Strange.

    Bloglovin': SusieBookworm (Susanna)

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

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  37. I would love to win a copy of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It sounds fantastic. I do follow you on Twitter (@RoofBeamReader) and on Goodreads (Roof Beam Reader). Thanks for the chance! roofbeamreader(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  38. I would like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I have been wanting to read that one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I would love to win Gillespie & I. I love this concept - having a great time visiting all these booky blogs! I run one too - www.biblio-filia.com. @pamhuxtable

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  40. I would love to win Gillespie and I.

    Already follow you on twitter, my ID is @lucybirdbooks pretty sure I follow you on goodreads too. I'm just Lucy there

    lucybirdbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I would love to win either/both books!! Haven't read either one of them yet! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  42. I follow you on twitter @MichelleBrigha2

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  43. I have just added you on goodreads (mbrigham7@yahoo.com)

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  44. I can't decide so I'll let you choose your favourite of the two.

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  45. I'd love to win Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  46. They both look like wonderful books. I would love to win either of them.

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  47. I am also friending you on goodreads.com, I love goodreads.com. It is one of my favorite websites

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  48. I'd like to win Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
    Twitter: @Rivorniel
    Goodreads: Kati Riives
    e-mail: geriths@gmail.com

    Thanks for the nice giveaway :)

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  49. I'd love to enter for Gillespie and I. I follow you on twitter (@ruthhill74)
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  50. I´d love to enter for both ones. They sound interesting and the covers look amazing! :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  51. I'd like to enter for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  52. I'd love to enter for Gillespie and I. I follow you on twitter @SayLyamY
    say_yap@ymail.com

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  53. Goodreads follower - dova113

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  54. I loved loved loved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell so I trust you that Gillespie and I will be a wonderful read. Please enter me for Gillespie and I, thank you so much.

    kissacloudblog at gmail dot com.

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  55. These are great choices so I'll be entering for both. Thank you!

    Twitter follower- @SarikaP8

    sarikapatkotwar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Strange and Norrell, wheee! :D

    @jenhartling

    therelentlessreader@gmail.com

    Thanks for the chance :D

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  57. I am interested in both of these great reads, especially *Strange & Norrell* contact me at shamy at post dot harvard dot edu
    Twitter handle to confirm follow is @Shamstress
    I also follow on goodreads as Kara / https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22279391-kara

    Cheers!

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  58. I'd love to win either of the two! :>
    Follower on twitter: @thing_16
    & Goodreads: Cohlina

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

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  59. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to be entered for both books!
    - follow on twitter as @SuzReads
    - friend on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4303247-suz

    klaxon63350 (at) mypacks (dot) net

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  60. That's a lovely giveaway. I follow you on twitter now (twitter handle: nishmvk). I would love to win Jonathan Strange and Mr.Norrell

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

    neerrr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I'd pick Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kurri121 AT hotmail DOT com

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  63. I'd love to enter for both of them, please (I have read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell before but I'd love to read it again).

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  64. I would love to win Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
    cosgrove.julia@yahoo.com

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  65. I would love to win a copy of Gillespie and I.
    cosgrove.julia@yahoo.com

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  66. I follow you on twitter (@cosgrovejulia) and goodreads (julia cosgrove).

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