Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop - 23 - 27 June 2012 - now closed

The fifth Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Judith at Leeswammes.  There are 64 bloggers taking part and you can check them out here.

Please pick one of the following books and tell me why you'd like to read it.  The winners will be picked using and will be drawn on 28th June.  Please leave an email address so I can contact you.  Giveaway will close on 27th June at 10pm (UK time).

The giveaway is open internationally.  Good luck!

I have chosen to giveaway three books I have enjoyed reading:

The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu.  This book has been read once by me and is slightly dog-eared but in a clean condition and a great read.  You can read my review here.

My second book is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.  Oh how I loved this book!  My book of the year so far.  You can read my mini review here.  This is a brand new copy.

Finally, my third book for all you beauty lovers out there!  Perfumes: The A-Z Guide.  I have an earlier edition of this book and I've read it loads of times.  Super informative and interesting too.  This is a brand new copy.

Please pop along to the other blogs taking part - good luck again! 

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


  1. What a fantastic idea - thanks for this opportunity. :)

    I'd like to win perfumes because I've been meaning to buy it for sometime now and I love encyclopaedias whatever the subject. Always room for learning. Xx

  2. AnonymousJune 23, 2012

    Hi I would love to read The Hairdresser of Harare. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. AnonymousJune 23, 2012

    Glad to see that someone else loves L'Occitane sales too!
    I'd like to read The Hairdresser of Harare if I win.
    My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thank you for offering a great giveaway :)

  4. My dream giveaway - books!

    I would love to win perfumes, sounds really interesting. I agree with Me before you, definitely one of the best books I have read this year.

  5. Hi! I'd pick Me Before You as I've been meaning to read it since it came out, but have been too snowed under with review copies to get around to it, sadly.

    Enjoy the hop!


  6. I'd pick The Hairdresser of Harare! Thanks.


  7. The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu seems amazing. :) Thank you!

  8. I would like to win Me before You. Your review really made it sound like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.


  9. I'd definitely pick Me Before You. I've seen some fantastic reviews of this one from some of my best blogging friends, so I reckon it's about time I see what all the fuss is all about!
    Thanks very much!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

  10. No need to enter me, as I love 2/3 of the books you've offered and they should go to someone who hasn't read them. I have the first edition of the perfumes book, and isn't it the best?! I refer to it all the time, even though some of the newest fragrances aren't included. And, Me Before You made me cry. In a good way. Happy reading and perfume wearing!!

  11. AnonymousJune 23, 2012

    I'd love to win a copy of Me Before You simply because I like stories based around friendships! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! :-)

  12. I'd like to read the Hairdresser of Harare.

  13. I'd love to read The Hairdresser of Harare, I'd read like to read about different cultures and this book seem interesting. Thank you! :)

  14. I've heard great things about Me Before You. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    debbie AT exurbanis 9dot) com

  15. Love this idea. I'd like to read The Hairdresser of Harare as I think it would be a good holiday read - I think if I read Me Before You I'd be needing tissues by the pool!

  16. ATLAS MOTH - Pascale Petit

    This giant atlas moth’s broad wings
    could be the map of China.

    Here are two Great Walls. And there
    on the Manchurian tip of each forewing

    are dragon heads to scare off predators.
    But what are those windows in the map,

    where crystal scales let in the light?
    As if earth’s skin has windows

    and at certain times of the evening
    they open. The newly emerged atlas

    perches on my hand, and it trembles –
    like a new world, warming up for its first flight.

  17. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. I love the cover and I liked your review, so I would like to read it. Thank you for the interbational giveaway.

  18. Thanks for the giveaway. My choice is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - I've read so many rave reviews of this book I'm sure I'd love it too.


  19. AnonymousJune 24, 2012

    My choice would be Me Before You.

  20. I'd love to win Perfumes: The A-Z Guide. I'm a perfume nut and I can't get enough about it!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  21. The Hairdresser of Harare is a book I have been wanting to read, would love to win it!

    Thanks for the give away.

  22. I'd love to win the perfume! Thank you for having this giveaway!


  23. I'd love to read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes because it sounds interesting!
    Thank you!
    cristeaanamaria (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. I would really like to read Me Before You because I have heard good thing about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I'd love to win The Hairdresser of Harare. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  26. I would love to read Me Before You. I've heard wonderful reviews of it and it sounds like something I would enjoy.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  27. AnonymousJune 24, 2012

    THE HAIRDRESSER OF HARARE sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway!


  28. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win Me Before You because it sounds like such a good story! I love reading about how people we meet can change someone's life!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win The Hairdresser of Harare because I'm interested in African fiction.

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  30. I would like to enter to win Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu! My email is

  31. I would love to win Me Before You because it looks freakin' fantastic :) Thank you for the opportunity!!


  32. I'd love to win Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Your review has perked my interest!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  33. I would like to win Me Before You. It sounds like a really sweet and funny book to read. Thank you so much for the chance.


  34. I would like to have me before you.

  35. I would love to read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Thanks for the giveaway!


  36. I'd love to be entered for The Hairdresser of Harare!

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  37. London JudgeJune 26, 2012

    I would love to win Me Before You, I have heard a lot of good things about it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  38. I'd probably pick "Me before You" if I win. I know, judging a book from the cover is bad but my instinct told me the novel is amazing.

    erleen.alvarez @ gmail. com

  39. hello !
    many thanks for offering this nice giveaway ! Please enter my name...
    I think iwould like to read the A to Z Perfume book because I love knowing facts about perfumes, why their names, their secret history, their components...So I guess this one must be pretty intersting.

    Greetings from France !


  40. Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of the Literary Giveaway Hop.

    I'd love to read "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. I mean, I have to give you a reason to read the book OTHER than your fantastic review?!?!? LOL :P Your review says just enough for me to know that this is going to be a beautiful read that speaks of self-exploration, explores the dynamics of friendship and love - and what more reason does a reader need to pick up a book? :)

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. I'd love to win Me Before You. I've read another book by Moyes and loved it. This book has had great reviews from bloggers that share my reading taste.

    Thanks for joining this blog hop!

  42. Me Before You sounds like an interesting read. Thanks.


  43. After reading your mini review of Me Before You, I think it might just be the next book for me to read. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
    Lisa Hackney

  44. Me Before You sounds really cute and the cover is really sweet too. As it is your read of the year, I'd love to read it too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  45. I think I would pick Me Before You--just sounds intriguing. I have heard it is supposed to be good.

  46. I would like to read Me Before You. It sounds like a read that I would not be able to put down!

  47. Me Before You because your review sold it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  48. I'd love to read You Before Me - blogging friends have recently recommended it, they loved it too. :)


  49. What a great giveaway! Really nice to see what you all are offering. I would like to read Me before You. I would like to write about it afterwards, but my english is not very excellent (for dutch is my native language).