Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! (I’ve messed up on my first-ever blog hop, and thought it started Monday. Sorry about that to any early-birds!)

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Judith at Leeswammes’ Blog. Between now and Wednesday, June 26th, you can hop to 40+ different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary (non)fiction or something close to that. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.

cover image of Big BrotherMy giveaway is Big Brother by Lionel Shriver, one of my go-to authors when I want to read a novel that’s clever and thought-provoking, maybe on a topic that veers near to being taboo. I’m only halfway through the book, myself, because I thought I had the weekend to finish and post my review, but it is definitely a compelling story about how people react to obesity in a family member.

The giveaway is international, as long as Book Depository will deliver to your country. To enter the giveaway, please leave a blog post comment about Big Brother or Lionel Shriver and then enter your name in the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form.

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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

52 thoughts on “Literary Giveaway Blog Hop”

  1. Hello darlin’! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and I totally want to read Big Brother. The more I hear about it the more I think it will speak to me.

  2. No need to enter me (I have read the book) but wanted to comment that I thought it was EXCELLENT. It is my first book from Shriver but her writing is so good.

  3. I want to read Big Brother so badly! I just started hearing about this author and book, and it seems to be catching fire everywhere it touches. Some of the women I work with are silent through lunch as they read the book. Can’t wait to check it out!

  4. Never read anything by Lionel Shriver (I have seen the movie of We Need To Talk About Kevin) but Big Brother went onto my ‘read’ list as soon as I heard about it as it sounds amazing and so many people have said I would love her writing.

    Thanks for a great giveaway 🙂

  5. Having fought a weight problem all my life, I am fascinated by the concept of Big Brother. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  6. I’ve only read one book by Lionel Shriver (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and I really liked it so I’m definitely eager to read more. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  7. I have not heard of this book before, but I’d REALLY like to read it. Obesity is a problem in my own family and I think there will parts of the book I will identify with. Thank you for participating in the hop and giving the us the chance to read a thought provoking selection!

  8. I have never heard of this book or this author but this sounds like a very intense and emotional read. I’ll definitely be reading this, thank you!

  9. I would love to read this book, it sounds like a delicate subject and I heard this author’s name a lot, so I am very curious to see how this books tackles this subject.
    Glad to see you did get in in time!

    Kind regards

  10. Hello!

    I tried to read We Need to Talk About Kevin a few years ago, and while I found the book to be completely interesting and provoking, I had trouble reading it since the author has a very particular style when it comes to vocabulary. However, I plan to give the book a second chance very soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Hi
    Thanks for the giveaway. We need to talk about Kevin is the best book i’ve ever read. I’m curios about this one

  12. The author and book are both new to me but judging by the comments as well the book seems such a good one. I’d like to be counted in please and thank you for sharing.

  13. I would LOVE to read Lionel Shriver—I’ve had We Need to Talk about Kevin on my list for a while and her new one, Big Brother, has really caught my eye too. Thanks for the chance! Happy Literary Blog Hop week 🙂

  14. Not sure if it will be my thing – but I’ll read just about anything. Thanks for this one. Does sound creative, intriguing.

  15. I’ve honestly never heard of Lionel Shriver which is why I love being part of this community! There is so much to learn out there:) Thanks for showing us one of your fave reads!!
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  16. I’ve never heard of this author or book. It would be nice to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  17. I have not yet read any of Lionel Shriver’s novels and am only familiar with her fine work as a journalist. Thank you for the suggestion, the Harper Collins link, and the giveaway opportunity!

  18. Never heard of the author or the book but am wondering whether it has some connection with Orwellian Big Brother. I read a book called The Fat Man in History which was extremely compelling. Perhaps this one is too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I didn’t know the author, but if he is one of your favourites, I suppose it is a good choice!
    Thank you very much for the giveaway!!

  20. I have not heard or read any books by Lionel Shriver, but being I am the Big Sister , I would like to read this book..

  21. Oh, great choice! I really want to read this book. We Need To Talk About Kevin is one of my all-time favourites and I’ve wanted to read something else of hers since I finished it. All the reviews I’ve read of Big Brother sound really promising. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Thanks for this opportunity! I’ve actually been interested in reading this book for awhile, as my own brother could use an intervention (or two)….not for obesity, but I’m sure some of the themes in this book will resonate.

    maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. I’ve been wanting to read one of her books for so long. I started to read We Need To Talk About Kevin and was enjoying it, but couldn’t finish b/c it had to go back to the library. Big Brother sounds so good. We also have weight problems in my family and they do create conflict.

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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