Friday, June 22, 2012

The Literary Blog Hop

Hosted by Leeswammes' Blog...

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Jane EyreI've seen my favorite classic all over the place. In case you've never read it (ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!) I'm offering Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

If you've read it already (PHEW!) and own many copies already, you can choose instead one of George MacDonald's books. I raved -n- raved about 'em HERE.

These delicious works of art add depth to all the books we love. 

Giveaway Rules:

Enter the Rafflecopter thingy to win if you're at least 13 and able to receive books via The Book Depository. My giveaway rules are listed under About Me & include International Entries.  THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL.

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Check out these awesome bloggers giving away Literary sweetness!!!

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Book Journey (US/CA)
  6. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  7. bibliosue
  8. heavenali
  9. I Read That Once...
  10. The Parrish Lantern
  11. The Bibliomouse (Europe)
  12. Tell Me A Story
  13. Seaside Book Nook
  14. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  15. Sam Still Reading
  16. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. Books Thoughts Adventures (North America)
  19. 2,606 Books and Counting
  20. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  21. Literary Winner (US)
  22. Dolce Bellezza
  23. The House of the Seven Tails
  24. The Book Diva's Reads (US)
  25. Colorimetry
  26. Roof Beam Reader
  27. Kate's Library
  28. Minding Spot (US)
  29. Silver's Reviews (US)
  30. Book'd Out
  31. Fingers & Prose (US)
  32. Chocolate and Croissants
  33. Scattered Figments
  34. Lucybird's Book Blog
  35. The Book Club Blog
  1. Lizzy's Literary Life
  2. The Book Stop
  3. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  4. Lena Sledge's Blog
  5. Read in a Single Sitting
  6. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  7. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  8. 1morechapter (US)
  9. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  10. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  11. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  12. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  13. Exurbanis
  14. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Beauty Balm
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  19. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  20. Nose in a book (Europe)
  21. Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews (US)
  22. Giraffe Days
  23. Page Plucker
  24. Based on a True Story
  25. Read, Write & Live
  26. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  27. Ephemeral Digest
  28. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  29. Annette Berglund (US)
  30. Book Nympho
  31. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin' Gal (US)
  32. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity


  1. Jane Eyre is my favorite, hands down. Every time I read it I discover something new about Jane, and myself. :)

  2. My favorite of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird.

  3. Pride and Prejudice would definitely be my favorite, I've loved Mr. Darcy since the first time I read it in 7th grade. lol

  4. Whoa...this is awesome!! classic is definitely my favorite. I love love love all Jane Austen's book. Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, North and South, I had read and collected them all. But get another copy of Jane Eyre would be lovely.

    Thank u for this giveaway :)

  5. My favorite is either Animal Farm or To Kill a Mockingbird. Oh, and I love the Importance of Being Earnest, but that is a play.

  6. My two favorites are Jane Eyre and To Kill A Mockingbird. I'd love to win a copy of Jane Eyre (I still don't own my own copy) and re-read it. Thanks for the giveaway~
    Beth :-)

  7. THE RETIRED BEAR - Inuo Taguchi

    The storm gone,
    the purple sky showed through.
    The bushes began pulsating vigorously.
    Smoking a cigar, an old man, become a bear, complained,
    “Life didn’t use to be so difficult.”

    There was a fireplace beside the old man,
    and the flaming wood, thinking this a good time,
    was crying out in admiration
    and talked for quite a while.
    But the old man kept silent.

    The old man was reading
    but just what, was unclear
    because it was hidden by his paws.
    Turning pages was very difficult.
    His claws caught in the paper
    and scarred it, like a child's knee.

    In the kitchen a soup with potatoes and duck
    cried out in joy.
    It was a voice he had often heard.
    After a bit the old man invariably mumbled to himself,
    “Everyday at this time I have the auditory hallucination of a passing train.”
    But it isn’t really a hallucination.

    The old man cut the telephone line,
    for he did not trust telephones.
    “Only the voice is here but the person is over there.
    I don't want to have contact” he said,
    “with such clever people.”

    Even so, he doesn’t think he has become
    an inept bear.
    But here where winter is long and people know only early summer,
    maybe being just a bear is good enough for him.

    A bird sang in the distance.
    The old man soon recognized
    that it was a wood thrush.
    “If my nephew were here I could tell him so,”
    he slowly mused.
    Yesterday was his birthday.

  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen. Thank you for the international giveaway,
    Miltiadou Kristia.

  9. My favorite is Persuasion just like Kristia who commented before me. LOL!

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  10. I'm re-reading BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens right now. It's always surprisingly funny in parts.

  11. It's completely unoriginal, but my favourite literary classic is "Pride and Prejudice." "Emma" comes as a close second, though.

  12. The first classic I loved was Of Mice and Men...I promise it's not because it's a super short book. And I also loved Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    Many thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  13. So hard to pick just one,but I do like Jane Eyre,and To Kill a Mockingbird. DebP

  14. Wuthering Heights and Dracula are my top favorite classics, closely followed by North & South and Jane Eyre!

  15. My favorite is Wuthering Heights :) it's just sooooo good.

  16. Wuthering Heights and Dorian Grey. :)

    Thanks! :)

  17. Thanks for joining the blog hop and for the great books. To be honest, I haven't heard of George MacDonald so it would be really nice to try him out. :-)

    My favorite classic... I think probably Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

  18. Jane Eyre is my favourite. I'm glad that you love it too! :-)

  19. The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  20. I love Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice!


  21. i love Pride and Prejudice and all of her works

  22. +JMJ+

    Believe it or not, Jane Eyre is my favourite! I've been rereading every few years since before I was a teenager, and there are passages I know by heart. =)

    My old copy may be falling apart, but I don't really need to replace it, so I guess I'm entering for a George MacDonald book! (It's about time I learned what happens to Irene and Curdie after that incident with the goblins, aye?) Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I love George MacDonald's fantasy novels. :) But my favorite classic is actually Villette by Charlotte Bronte.

  24. I just loved Memoirs of a Geisha! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  26. I think I would have to pick To Kill A Mockingbird. That was the first classic that really struck me.

  27. Definitely Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn! Thank you for the giveaway :D

  28. i love pride and prejudice and also jane eyre... :)

  29. My favorite are the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.

  30. My favorite classic is Return of the Native by Hardy. I'd love to have The Fisherman's Lady by George MacDonald -- your review really made me want to read his books (I loved the Princess and the Goblin as a child). Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. My favorite is Great Expectations. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Some of my favs are North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Eyre (of course), Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, Around the World in 80 Days, Ender's Game, etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I'm lucky enough to win, I'll choose a George MacDonald book, 'cause I already have Jane Eyre :)

  33. Mine is Pride and Prejudice. I've read that book many times.

  34. My favorite literary classic.... it would be a tie between Romeo and Juliet and To Kill A Mockingbird... or maybe The Canterbury Tales... it's too hard to chose!
    Lisa Hackney

  35. Honestly? I've never read any classics*runs and hides*. I tried reading Wuthering Heights though but I just can't understand what its saying.

    1. I had to laugh. Wuthering Heights is so psychotic!!! I'm not sure that's the best Classic to start with!!! Lol. Looks like Pride & Prejudice is a favorite - the movies follow some of the dialogue word for word, so it's a fast read, plus Jane Austen tucked so much more into the emotional drama - if you read the book, the movies are so much better!! Deliciousness!!

  36. Pride and Prejudice! I love the movie too!!

  37. Jane Eyre is my favorite.
    Theresa N

  38. I love To Kill a Mockingbird. I have actually never read Jane Eyre (don't know why, I guess because I didn't have to read it for school) so I should probably read it.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  39. My favorite literary classic is Little Women! I LOVE Jane Eyre, too! As a matter of fact, I no longer own my copy of Jane Eyre! It's GONE!!! It would be AWESOME to have this book again! I WOULD read it AGAIN, too!!!
    Thanks for this giveaway!
    Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com

  40. PS. I added you to Google+, too!
    Laurie Carlson

    1. I saw that. Thx!!! :-) I'm following you, now, too!


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