Saturday, February 8, 2014


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


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Mcstone84 at gmail dot com

  2. Awesome giveaway - thank you!
    kessna6 at gmail dot com

  3. Lovely choice! Have a great weekend. readerrabbit22 at

  4. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    thesteadfastreader at gmail dot com

  5. I love the cover of this book!

  6. curious about this one. thanks for the giveaway. Emma ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  7. Excellent choice of books! I had never heard of this one before but the summary looks awesome:) thanks!!!
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  8. Thanks for the chance to win Perfect - I've been following the buzz about it!

  9. Count me in!

  10. This book has gotten amazing reviews. Squee! julzddm (at) aol (dot) com. Thanks!

  11. Love your choice!
    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  12. I liked Unlikely Pilgrimage a lot, too, and would love to win this book! And such a simple giveaway to enter! Thank you! (lauriec AT baystatera DOT com)

  13. Thanks for the chance! I'd love to read Joyce'e latest. :) kristinshafel [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  15. Thanks for the chance !!

    ann [dot] m [dot] vuong [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. I have serious cover love for this book and would love to in! thebookwheelblog(@)gmail(.)com

  17. I loved this one and I would be thrilled to start collecting Rachel Joyce novels. Thanks!

  18. I have been wanting to read this one!

    videoclimber (AT) yahoo (DoT) com

  19. I had not heard of this book before, but it sounds reeeally interesting .. I've now added it to my TBR list :) (I know it doesn't count, but I clicked to follow you on Bloglovin and Facebook)
    email: tworeads at gmail dot com

    thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  20. Thanks for the chance to win this, it sounds intriguing! email: tanya {at} momssmallvictories {dot} com

  21. This book sounds fascinating. I would love to win this. My email is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  22. Thanks for joining the blog hop! Great choice, I very much enjoyed Perfect!

  23. I've heard The Unlikely Pilgrimage was really good! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. I would love to win this book! I've heard such good things about it. Happy to discover your blog. Thanks!

  25. I've been wanting to read this! THanks

  26. Hi, I'd like to win this!
    Thanks! Kelly

  27. I like the storyline of this book and appreciate the chance to win it.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  28. Thanks for the chance! Would love to check out this book!

  29. Thanks so much! Ruth

  30. Thanks for the chance! this book looks great!

  31. I'd love to read Perfect. Thanks for the chance!

    Toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

  32. Oooh oooh, I want to read this so badly, lol. ;) Thanks for the chance!

  33. Thank you for this great contest! I'd love to win; you can reach me at shamy at post dot harvard dot edu. Thanks again. Cheers -- K

  34. I would love to read this one! Thank you for the chance to win :)

    -Amber Terry-


  35. This looks like an interesting read - thanks for the opportunity!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I haven't heard of this one before but it looks interesting.
    akreese at hotmail dot com