Fancy a new book?

 The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop


Welcome to the first literary giveaway blog hop hosted by Judith at Leeswammes where there are a total of 28 blogs giving away books! Hurrah! What better way to start the weekend than to have a little mosey at all those lovely books being given away and trying to win some (or all) of them!

I am going  to offer ONE of the following books to giveaway and the choice is yours! I have chosen three books that I absolutely LOVE and are woefully neglected in my opinion.



East Lynne by Ellen Wood – read my review here

First paragraph of my review:

“Eat your heart out Wilkie Collins. What a fantastic book this is! I just loved every minute of it (and there were a LOT of minutes – for some reason it took me an age to read). For about three weeks I felt like I was living in the middle of a Victorian soap-opera. There was murder, betrayal, divorce, disguises and death and all this set among a backdrop of stately homes and horse-and-carriages. What’s not to love?”



Villette by Charlotte Bronte – you can reaad my full review here

First paragraph of my review:

“Reader, I heart Ms. Bronte! Reading Villette was like reading a huge epic that I was so emmersed in that I walked in Lucy Snowe’s shoes, I felt what she felt. How many authors can do that to you?”




Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong – you can read my full review here

First paragraph of my review:

“From the very first page I was hooked. Jiang Rong creates such a vivid and compelling narrative that I found myself similtaniously gripped with the story yet trying to slow down and savour every word, so beautiful was each sentence.”




All you need to do is comment below telling me which book you would like – simple as that! All bloggers and non-bloggers from around the world are welcome and no need to do anything silly for extra entries.

The competition closes on 23rd February and I will pick the winner at random the day after and post the result on my blog.

  Good luck everyone!



168 thoughts on “Fancy a new book?

  1. I would love to win Wolf Totem

    rereadinglives (at)

    if you like Ghost Stories, you might enjoy Elizabeth Bowen’s “Demon Lover” or Kenzaburo Oe’s “A Screaming Came From The Sky”
    thanks for this contest


  2. I’d love to win a copy of Wolf Totem please. There are two men in my house who would enjoy it too-but me first. 🙂 I’ve been a subscriber for some time now. Thank you for the chance to enter.


  3. Hi there. thanks for the chance. I love that you’ve chosen books that you don’t think get enough attention. I’ve never even heard of Wolf Totem before, so I’ll choose that one. Thanks again. 🙂
    Emily @ Reading While Female


  4. I’d love o be entered for EAST LYNNE. I liked what you said in your your “Can You Hear Them” blurb. I’m a bookaholic too and I also read a variety of genres.

    And, like yourself, I’m not a literary critic. If I like a book, look forward to reading it, and don’t want it to end, it gets a good review.

    I’m a new email subscriber.


  5. Wow, so many entries already and so many from people who haven’t either stopped by or commented before – welcome to all of you! 🙂

    Every time I see someone put “Wolf Totem please” or “I’d love East Lynne” please etc I think “Ooooh, great choice!!” I love all three of these books and I hope you do too!



  6. Pingback: Tweets that mention Fancy a new book? « The Book Whisperer --

  7. Hi Boof, not that I need any new books with the hundreds I already have vying for my attention but I can’t resist asking to have my name put in the hat for East Lynne! Cheers! 🙂


  8. While I love Jane Eyre and want to read Villette, I hadn’t even heard of East Lynne and your review blurb makes it sound fantastic. I’d love to win a copy of East Lynne! Thanks for giving away a copy and making readers aware of this one. 🙂


  9. I would adore the first. I have read and loved the other two. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com


  10. This is the first time I have been on your blog but I think I will be back.

    I would be interested in East Lynne by Ellen Wood. I read your review and it sounds like a cracking read.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T


  11. ROFLOL “Eat your heart out Wilkie Collins”!!! With a quote like that I almost couldn’t choose differently, but I’m doing that anyway. I’d like to enter for Wolf Totem because the fact that it’s possibly your favourite book of all-time is even more tempting. 😉 Also, I’m giving away a semi-autobiographical book in the blog hop too (open worldwide).

    I hope the tombola will let me enter this time, because your previous giveaway got me trashed. 😦


  12. I would pick East Lynne by Ellen Wood!!! The Victorian Era is such a cool period of time!!! (I did a research project on it) Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. I’d love to be entered to win Villette! Thanks 🙂 I started blogging to meet other readers as I began the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die challenge and it’s been a great experience. I’m glad to have stumbled across your blog. You can email me at

    – Michelle


  14. These 3 books all look wonderful! My choice, if I were to win your giveaway, is East Lynne by Ellen Wood. It sounds too good to pass up since I’m reading Villette now!

    Thank you for a terrific giveaway!
    ~ Amy


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s