Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Saturday 22 June 2013

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop  is organised by Judith at Leeswammes' Blog.

The giveaway runs from June 22nd to June 26th 2013 and there are lots of book blogs taking part - check the list lower down this post!

My giveaway is open internationally to countries that The Book Depository delivers free to - check the list here.

The choice of books on offer in my giveaway are:

Journey Into The Past by Stefan Zweig
(read my review)

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
(read my review)

The Girl who Fell from the Sky by Simon Mawer

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED - please see 27th June post for the winner!

I'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment too, with which book you might like to win, or your thoughts if you've read any of these.

The winner will win their choice of one of the titles listed above, and will be drawn at random and contacted as soon as the giveaway ends. 

If I don't hear from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be selected. 

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska's Book Chest
  3. The Book Garden
  4. Sam Still Reading
  5. Ephemeral Digest
  6. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  7. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  8. The Things You Can Read (US)
  9. Seaside Book Nook
  10. The Relentless Reader (US)
  11. Under a Gray Sky Blog
  12. Exurbanis
  13. Candle Beam Book Blog
  14. Booklover Book Reviews
  15. Books in the Burbs (US)
  16. Babyboomerwrites
  17. River City Reading (US)
  18. Lakeside Musing (N. America)
  19. Read Lately (US)
  20. The Book Diva's Reads
  21. A Place That Does Not Exist
  22. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US)
  23. A corner of the library
  24. Roof Beam Reader
  25. The Misfortune of Knowing
  26. Girl Vs Bookshelf
  1. heavenali
  2. Love at First Book
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. The Siren's Tale
  5. Musings and Ramblings
  6. The Readers Realm (US)
  7. Lost Generation Reader
  8. Readerbuzz
  9. Literary Meanderings
  10. Book Clutter
  11. Bay State Reader's Advisory
  12. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  13. Nose in a book
  14. Audios & More
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Mythical Books
  17. Books in the City


  1. I never heard of any of these books. Whew. But I'm really interested about that Land of Decoration. The ponytail cover really attractive. :DD

  2. I really like the sound of The Street Sweeper. I've been meaning to read something by Stefan Zweig - 'Journey into the Past' could be a good place to start.

  3. These all sound interesting and I've got the last two on my wishlist. I was going to plump for the Stefan Zweig but if I read him (and I've enjoyed his books in the past), it'll be in the original. So can I opt for either The Girl Who Fell From the Sky or The Land of Decoration.

  4. I would love to read Journey into the past - it sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. The Land of Decoration sounds interesting :)

  6. I read The Land Of Decoration earlier this year and really liked it, have now passed on my copy to my sister! I'd love to win The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, thanks for a great giveaway!

  7. Good morning :) Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any of those but The Land of Decoration sounds amazing.

    Have a great weekend and a great hop!


  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Your reviews are wonderful - I am especially taken with Journey Into the Past.

  9. I've had my eye on The Girl Who Fell From The Sky for some time. I always enjoy your reviews, and your blog. Thanks x

  10. All those books sound amazing. Zweig is an author I ought to have read and the last two sound particularly interesting.

  11. I'd choose The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow.
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  12. Great book choices!! I'd choose The Girl Who Fell From the Sky :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Great giveaway! The Street Sweeper has been on my wishlist for a while now, so I'd love to win that.

    Thanks for joiing the blog hop! All the best from Judith (Leeswammes).

  14. Hi I have entered, never read any of those books so hope I have the opportunity to do so.

    Would love to read: The land of decoration.

  15. I would love to read Journey Into The Past. It looks remarkable. Here's hoping I win!

  16. I have not read any of these but would like to read "The Girl Who Fell From The Sky". Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop!

  17. I haven't read any of these, but the one that most appeals to me is The Street Sweeper. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen...your review sold me.

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  19. I haven't read any of these so thanks for introducing them to me. Thanks for the giveaway too!

  20. Ohhh what a selection! The Street Sweeper has been on my radar for ages but I've just read your review of The Land Of Decoration and it has totally sold it to me. My poor wishlist! Thanks for taking part in the blog hop again.

  21. Thank you for reviewing The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. Looks like one I'd like to read so that's my choice if I win!

  22. I'm in!!
    Thank you very much for the giveaway!
    I would like to read The land of decoration; sounds really great!!

  23. I also would like to read The Land of Decoration - by Grace McCleen

    some of it sounds like my life growing up...LOL

  24. I haven't read any of these but the Land of Decoration has been on my radar for a while!


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