Saturday, February 9, 2013


Welcome to another blog hop giveaway!

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Things have been crazy around my house these past few weeks. I haven't gotten any reading done and I'm really feeling the lack. I had to return a book to the library unopened that I'd waited a long time to get and couldn't renew. And I'm almost at that point with another library book that I'd been looking forward to but haven't even touched. I just bought a book I'm dying to read and I've won a couple books recently. . . I really need a vacation.

But that's not what this post is about. This post is about the exciting literary giveaway blog hop hosted by Leeswammes' Blog

This is the seventh literary giveaway hop. The rules are simple. The giveaway has to be book related and the book has to have literary merit but that merit can be broadly defined.

Isn't this a wonderful idea for a giveaway hop? I can't wait to see the books being showcased!

For my giveaway (open to US and Canadian readers), I'm offering a copy of The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. I loved this book! My review is here.

The goodreads blurb is:
He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem--ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him.
And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor’s mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities--like the Housekeeper’s shoe size--and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away.
The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family.

To enter, just leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. You don't have to be a follower to enter, but followers will get an extra entry. Let me know if you follow by GFC or email subscription.

Be sure to visit the other participating blogs. There are over 40! And thank you to Leeswammes for hosting!

Linky List:
  1. Leeswammes
  2. The Book Garden
  3. Sam Still Reading
  4. Candle Beam Book Blog
  5. Ciska's Book Chest
  6. Too Fond
  7. Alex in Leeds
  8. Under a Gray Sky
  9. Bibliosue
  10. The Book Club Blog
  11. Fingers & Prose
  12. Lori Howell
  13. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  14. Girl vs Bookshelf
  15. Lizzy's Literary Life (Europe)
  16. Booklover Book Reviews
  17. The Blog of Litwits
  18. Reading World (USA/Can)
  19. Seaside Book Nook
  20. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  21. The Book Diva's Reads
  22. Breieninpeking (Europe)
  23. 2606 Books and Counting
  24. Giraffe Days
  25. Lucybird's Book Blog
  1. Roof Beam Reader
  2. The Relentless Reader
  3. Read in a Single Sitting
  4. My Diary (Malaysia)
  5. Heavenali
  6. Dolce Belezza (USA)
  7. The Misfortune of Knowing
  8. My Devotional Thoughts
  9. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  10. Book Nympho
  11. Kaggsysbookishramblings
  12. Quixotic Magpie
  13. Lost Generation Reader
  14. BookBelle
  15. Under My Apple Tree (USA)
  16. Mondays with Mac
  17. Page Plucker


  1. This book sounds wonderful and I'd love to win a copy :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for hosting! This book has been on my TBR shelf for a long time. Email Address: bblanton(dot)84(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!


  4. Sounds like a great read!

    kateslibrary (at) gmail (dot) com

    I'm a follower!

  5. This book seems great!

  6. Great choice of book! I can't enter, just wanted to say thanks for joining the hop, have fun!

  7. This is my TBR wish list - thanks for the chance to win it!

    debbie at exurbanis(fot)com

    I'd follow by GFC but I can't find the button :-(

  8. The author is new to me. Thank you so much for the chance to read it.
    GFC: Na

  9. GFC Tia

  10. Thanks for the chance to win. I follow via email: nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  11. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! It's been on my wishlist. I'm following by email now, too.

    1. PS. Sorry to reply again, but I forgot to give you my email address... it's misfortuneofknowing at gmail dot com

  12. Thank you!
    GFC - Kirsten
    kessna6 at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for participating! I follow GFC as Katie Amanda.

  14. I've always wanted to read this one. Thanks!

    ReadingOnARainyDay at GMAIL dot COM

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow via GFC: Meghan Stith

  16. I'm a long-time follower. You can find me at

  17. Thanks for the giveawya. GFC FOllower Kathy Schoenherr

  18. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway :)

    Shelly Hammond (GFC)

  19. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I am an email follower. rdespins99(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  21. Thank you for the giveaway! * crosses fingers*

    lilianxcheng (at)
    GFC follower: Lilian Cheng

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  22. Would love to read it! :) It reminds me of 50 First Dates!

    readerrabbit22 at

  23. This sounds like a lovely read! I'm off to read your review! Thanks for the chance to win!


  24. I'd love a chance to read this. Thanks for the opportunity!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  25. This sounds really interesting- thanks for the giveaway :)
    I follow via GFC- Kirsten!

    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

  26. Sounds like a wonderful read, thank you! I am a follower via GFC Celina K.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  27. No need to enter me, but I just wanted to chime in and concur with you.. I loved this book as well! It's normally not a setting that I would look for, but it was still an awesomely powerful story.

  28. ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a good book!
    GFC follower Gwen LTP

  29. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win this book!
    - I follow on GFC as Suz

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  30. This is awesome!!!!

  31. This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance. I follow on Google Friend Connect :) kristin [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. Thanks for this opportunity! I just signed up to follow your blog via GFC.


  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm also a GFC follower (RIN)

    realityisnovel at g mail dot com

  34. I'm thrilled with the book you're giving away. It's a book I have wantd to read for a long time but just haven't picked up a copy yet. Thank you for this giveaway!

    I am a new GFC follower of your blog.

  35. This book looks great!

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via email subscription.