Saturday, February 8, 2014

THE LITERARY BLOG HOP: FEBRUARY 8-12



It's time for another Literary Blog Hop. This hop is hosted by Leeswammes' Blog. There are 3 hops per year, and this is the 10th! I've participated before and it's a wonderful way to discover superb books--whether you win anything or not.

There are over 40 blogs participating, so hop around to see what each has to offer.

I'm giving away a copy of Rachel Joyce's new book: Perfect. Rachel Joyce is the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye, which was long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage and am looking forward to reading Perfect but haven't managed to get around to it yet. (Which means the winner will get a new book.)

Sorry but entries are limited to US and Canada, since I'm shipping a hardback book.



Goodreads blurb:

In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.

Then Byron's mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron's perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?


To enter:  Leave a comment below with your email address so I can contact you if you're a winner. Of course I love followers, but you don't have to be a follower to enter, and to keep this hop simple I'm not adding any extra points for following or tweeting.

This contest will close at 12:00 midnight (EST) on February 12th. I'll notify the winner within 48 hours, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.


All right, I thinks that's it. Happy Hopping!




  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska's Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird's Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (US)
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia's Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader's Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy's Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog