The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Enticed? Details below.

Enticed? Details below.

Hello, bookish beauties and beaus! You’re witnessing life changing events: the first ever giveaway on The Siren’s Tale. Get your cameras ready folks, you’re going to be battling off the paparazzi like a boss.

New here? Check out the About page to start.

Looking to get comfortable and familiar with my writing style right off the rip? You’re my kind of lady/gent. Head on over to read:

The Most Magical Place of Earth – All about the great love for books.
Slaying the Fiery Dragon – Conquering battles with insane neighbors.
Homesick – My Freshly Pressed post about homesickness.
My Journey Through Words – How I came to realize I love writing.
This Is A Man’s World – Chugging through sexist workplaces.

Now back to business! Judith from Leeswamees’ Blog is once again graciously hosting The Literary Blog Hop, where literary and book bloggers offer fantastic freebies to readers.

What am I giving away?

1. A new advanced reading copy of “The Widows of Braxton County” by Jess McConkey. Does the author’s name not sound familiar? Don’t fret! One of my favorite authors, Shirley Damsgaard, who is popular for her Ophelia and Abby mysteries, is now writing under a pen name. Ms. Damsgaard / McConkey has been more than generous to provide an ARC of her book (being released next month). I’m already head-first into the book and I’ll tell you now… worthy of serious swooning.

2. A good author donates an ARC to a giveaway. An amazing reader-loving author gifts a messenger bag to go with! Ms. Damsgaard / McConkey donated a beautiful Widows of Braxton County messenger bag (pictured above). By entering the giveaway, you’re getting a chance to be the envy of other bibliophiles. An ARC and unique messenger bag, straight from the author? You simply couldn’t be outdone.

3. A used paperback copy of “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe. I reviewed this book back in November. It’s still one of the loveliest stories I’ve come across.

4. A new hardcover copy of The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.

Rules:
Enter for as many (or few) chances as you’d like below starting Saturday June 22, 2013 at midnight EST. A winner will be chosen at random at the close of the giveaway, Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours confirming acceptance of the giveaway prizes. If no answer is received within 48 hours, a random runner-up will be chosen. Once the winner has responded to the email, it will be announced on The Siren’s Tale blog. The giveaway prizes will be shipped within 2 business days. You’re not required to enter the giveaway, but you are crazy not to check out all the other amazing blogs taking part in this giveaway. They’re all listed at the bottom of this post.

Enter for the giveaway here: Rafflecopter giveaway

Linky List:

  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

62 responses to “The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

  1. Thank you for the great giveaway. You’ve convinced me to give Katherine Howe a go 🙂

  2. Thank you for the giveaway! I have read two of Sebold’s books, but not this one. The best book I finished reading this year is “The book Of Human Skin”, by MIchelle Lovric, set in Venice, centuries ago 🙂

  3. My favorite post is What’s all the fuss about? mainly because I have grown to believe in what you have written. I like your blog because it is quite complex, smart and fun at the same time 🙂

  4. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader

    Your first giveaway! Yay! Thanks for the chance 🙂

    One of my recent favorites is The Third Son by Julie Wu…amazing read.

  5. The last book that blew my mind was Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. She is amazing at creating a magical place that you never want to leave.

  6. One of my favorite post you have ever written is Boston, You’re My Home. It was so beautifully written and unbelievably touching. For a brief moment, I felt what you felt. It really shined your already wonderfully perfected skill of inspiring people with your words.

  7. My recent favorite book is A Good American by Alex George. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  8. The Great Lenore by J.M Tohline.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    WordPress: BookAttict

  9. This is great! The best book I read lately was “A clash of kings” by George R.R. Martin

  10. I really recognized myself in the blogpost about “the most magical place on earth”. Great writing style you’re having there! Keep it up 🙂

  11. I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars

  12. The best book I’ve read lately is Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  13. The Eternity Cure was the best that I’ve read lately.

  14. The Exemeus was the best book from the past couple months.

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  16. The best book I’ve read lately is a non-fiction one, The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I just finished a book I won from a blog hop a while ago. It’s title is “Once We Were Stolen” by Courtney Symons. The ending was not what I expected and leaves you haunted….

  18. I really like the post “Fountain of Youth” . I also appreciated the post on Gratitude. It was a reminder to stop and count my blessings.

  19. A good book I’ve read recently is The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  20. Books in the Burbs

    Best book so far for me is: Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore and Lost Girls by Bob Kolker! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. A messenger bag! What fun!

    The best book I’ve read recently is Eleanor & Park. Very true.

  22. Best book read recently — The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley!

  23. The Death Cure. Last story of Maze Runner Trilogy. Made me cried two times :’)
    then i want to read the prekuel, The Kill Order

  24. Desnica Kumar

    Thanks for the giveaway! The best book I’ve read recently is Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, I LOVED IT!

  25. Nice to have you joining the blog hop! Your very first giveaway looks great!

    One of my recent favorites is Big Brother by Lionel Shriver. A rather “different” book but really good.

  26. Best book read recently was She’s Never Coming Back.
    I really liked this post- Fountain of Youth. The post was perfect and the pics were fantastic.

  27. Most recently a friend game the China Study to read, it’s very interesting non-fiction.

  28. Hello! The best book I’ve read lately is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I never saw the ending coming! (I know, I’m too mainstream, but it’s really a good book!). Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I’m back, sorry I couldn’t make my second comment yesturday. Anywyas so my favorite artciel, after goinf through several, was ‘A Touch of Spring’ I loved the botanical gardens pictures.

  30. I just finished re-reading Divergent and I loved it!

  31. I liked Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach very very much.

  32. I have been reading a lot of cozy mysteries lately and I really liked “A Cookbook Conspiracy”, also “Murder Past Due”. I like how the authors make the characters so comfortable and friendly. I don’t feel alone so much…

  33. I really enjoyed your post “The Most Magical Place On Earth”. Once I found how one could go to such magical places when reading a book, I was a goner! My dream as a kid was to get locked in the library over night and just spend my time with the books! I always only had limited time there as we lived 12 miles from town and could only spend as much time as it took my mom to buy groceries. Ah, books!

  34. The best book I’ve read recently is “Royal Mistress” by Anne Easter Smith.

  35. The Sunday I won the World Cup. A beautiful novella about post-second WW Germany. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Me Before You.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  37. Jeffrey Malis

    The best of my recent reads was Choking on a Camel the thought-provoking debut novel by Michal Ann McArthur. A recommended read for anyone wishing to accept the challenge of being transported outside of their personal comfort zone and address issues of religious doctrine/spirituality. Thank you for the opportunity!

  38. My recent favorite book is Anna and the French Kiss. 😉

  39. I loved this review. https://thesirenstale.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/book-review-amy-and-isabelle-by-elizabeth-strout/ I’m going to grab a copy of this book. 😀

  40. Best book would be The Rockin’ Chair by Steven Manchester! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Thank you so much for the chance to enter the giveaway!

    I have read a lot of books that would not really qualify as “literary” lately as I have been writing up reviews as of late and I write them for all different types of books but on the side I am reading, “The Virgin’s Lover” by Philippa Gregory and it has, so far, been a very good book. I am only about 50 pages in so I could be giving you all a premature “very good book” there but I am enjoying it when I get the chance to read it 🙂

    Thank you again for the chance to enter and I hope everyone has a really wonderful day!

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

  42. Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic–excellent story!!! Fun, fast, summer read–if you like paranormal, young adult, romance, and mystery–which I do:)))
    cindi
    mommasez…blog
    ccclubbs.com

  43. Just finished Maven by S.A. Huchton and it was surprisingly good.

  44. Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

  45. like the pic of the school you went to

  46. Claimed by Stacey Kennedy
    farmaki(at)live(dot)com

  47. What a great giveaway! The best book I’ve read this year has got to be The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.

  48. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    The best book I’ve read this year is The summer before the storm, by Gabriele Wills, a story about some Canadian friends that get involved in the first World War. Amazing characters and gripping plot!!

  49. Wow – I have just discovered your blog and I am so glad I did. My recent favorite book was Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann. Great summer read. I really enjoyed your post on Gratitude Lately. I think we ofter forget to appreciate the small (and medium) things in life.

  50. My favorite book of all time is “Gone with the WInd by Margaret Mitchell”

  51. The best book I’ve read lately is Choke by Chuck Palahniuk–although I’ve read a ton of good books lately. If I win, “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” appeals to me the most.

  52. My favorite post of yours from today was “This is a Man’s World.”

    It resonated strongly with me because I used to work in management at a corporate office. I’m a programmer, and before I was in management, I never really noticed the sexism. I was paid better than others in my position because I worked a million times harder (yes, I realize now that’s not proof of equality!). When it really sunk in was when I took a management position and subsequently had a child.

    As much as you’ve been harassed about when you’re having a child (ugh), I assure you that the corporate world does not actually *want* women to raise families. What they want is for women to take as little maternity leave as possible, pop a bottle of formula in that kid’s mouth, and send it off to daycare at 4 weeks old. I found this out the hard way. 😛

    Anyway, I followed your blog and if you want to check mine out, it’s at aplacethatdoesnotexist.wordpress.com. Nice to meet you!

  53. Thanks for this opportunity! The best book I’ve read recently is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

    maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

  54. The best book I’ve read recently was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
    Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  55. My favorite post is Sundays Are For Lifetime Movies. I can so relate. I love them too and some of your favorites are mine too. Hubby jokingly says that he’s glad I watch them b/c some of the men portrayed are such losers that it makes him look good :D.

    I also enjoyed the Chicken Enchilada post. They look/sound delish.

    Thanks 🙂

  56. The best book I’ve read recently is The Fault in Our Stars.

  57. I love your post “Gratitude Lately”. I believe everyone should be grateful every single day for the people we are blessed to have in our lives and everything we have. They all could disappear in a second.

  58. The best book I have read recently is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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