Literary Giveaway Blog Hop June 23-27

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Yes, it’s that time of year again! The lovely Leeswammes has organised the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, where you have the opportunity to win some fantastic bookish prizes!

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

What am I giving away? I’d like to give one reader, anywhere in the world where the postman delivers, a gently read copy of The Restaurant of Love Regained, by Ito Ogawa. (Click on the title to read my review). This is a beautiful story about a woman who opens a small restaurant after a breakdown in a relationship. Despite issues, the book is an ultimately happy one. It’s translated from the Japanese.

The Restaurant of Love Regained

How can you win? I’d love you to follow my blog, but that’s not compulsory. Please leave me a comment (tell my something bookish!) with an email address so I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner.

The giveaway closes on Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 11:59pm GMT +8. I will draw the winner using according to post number and  will contact them via email. The winner will also be announced on my blog on Thursday 28th June 2012.

Please also visit the other lovely people participating and good luck!

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

56 thoughts on “Literary Giveaway Blog Hop June 23-27

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  1. This sounds like a fun read! As soon as I started reading your review the first thing I thought was that it would make a perfect Weekend Cooking post! Or maybe that is just because I am currently writing today’s Weekend Cooking post and therefore have it on my mind!

  2. I love your blog. It gives me so many ideas for readings news authors . I’ve read quite a few of the books you have reviewed and enjoyed most of them. Thanks for the blog.

  3. The book looks wonderful. I have not heard of it before. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  4. This sounds like an interesting book. I have not read much Japanese literature except for THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR which was fantastic.
    Thank yoy!

  5. I would love to win this, especially since I am taking part in the Japanese Reading Challenge and I love the way Japanese writers mesmerize everything 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I don’t read nearly enough translated literature – this one sounds great!

    What bookish thing can I tell you? Ummm, how about this for a conundrum: I’m a book fiend. I have about 1500 books, most of them unread (*coughs guiltily*). And I’m about to move into a single room in a new house, with the idea of building a ‘tiny house’ to live in after that. HOW WILL THIS WORK?! Does anyone know if you can actually BUY Mary Poppins’ magic carpet bag, because that’s looking like my best option right now… 😉

    Cheers m’dears – enjoy the hop!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

  7. Being a great fan of Japanese Literature this I would love (

    Twilight – Heiichi Sugiyama

    Window glass is artful
    the sun sets and
    the window turns into a mirror
    to show that the person I thought someone else
    is actually my own self

  8. I love how we are both giving away something translated from Japanese! I always knew we were friends. 😉 I saw your review for this book and straight away desired it, so it’s nIce to have the opportunity to win a copy of my own. Regardless, someone will be quite lucky. Happy Literary Blog Hop!

  9. Something bookish…I’ve not ever read a book translated from Japanese. Isn’t it interesting how many books there are floating around now that are translated. Really opens up the world for us. Thanks for offering the book!

  10. I love the title and would love to win a copy:-) Some bookish news, well, I received a book in the post today called The Year of the Gherkin, South African author which I am itching to start reading….

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Well, something bookish… The first thing I did this morning was jump out of bed, quickly dressed and had breakfast and then I went into town for a second hand book market. I thought it would be embarrassing to arrive exactly at 9 (a bit greedy!), which was when it was supposed to start, but in fact, I was there only at 9.07. Guess what? It was already a bit busy with people walking around with huge piles of books that they’d already selected. All of that in 7 minutes? I might try and be there even earlier next year! BTW I got 6 books, all books that I’d heard of and wanted to read anyway. And all in a good condition. Beautiful start of the day.

  12. This sounds like a really heart-warming tale from your review, thanks for the giveaway and for the list of participating blogs to investigate! I’m following your blog via Bloglovin so I hope that’s alright. I love Japanese fiction, there tends to be something very soothing and relaxing about it.

  13. Please enter me – I already follow through goggle reader. Something bookish – I love the feeling and look of really old hardback books. There is something about the way they feel and the thought that I am one in a long line of readers of this book.

  14. It’s completely new for me but I’d love to give it a try. I haven’t read very much (if any) Japanese fiction. I have read a little bit of nonfiction though (Hiroshima memoirs/journals).
    akreese at hotmail dot com

  15. Sounds very encouraging! I love books that gives a lift in spirit! Think I can learn somethig from this one too!!
    I have not read a Jap novel yet!

  16. The book sounds interesting. I haven’t read much Japanese novels so it would be good to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!


  17. This sounds like a lovely book! My personal favorite is TROPIC OF HOCKEY by Dave Bidini (great travelogue with fascinating anecdotes, even if you’re not a hockey fan).

  18. I hadn’t heard of this book. Beautifully written and recipes sounds good to me. One of the things I enjoy about this hop is finding books I would have never discovered on my own.

  19. This book sounds very good and something uplifting is what I need right now! Thanks for the chance to win!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…get the audiobook if you can! Fantastic!!

  20. Hmmmm… a book recommendation. The quirkiest book I have read this year (and equal first so far in terms of favourites) is The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuising by Alina Bronsky.

  21. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I love the opportunity to learn about great books like this one that I might have missed! This book sounds like a perfect way to remind ourselves to be happy even if things are not going so well 🙂 This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  22. That books sounds like exactly what I need right now – optimism, happiness, joy. Something bookish: I am currently reading the first Game of Thrones book. I like it so far, but I’m going fairly slowly because there are so many damn characters and it gets so confusing! Gah.


  23. I haven’t read any book by a Japanese author or one that was set in that country, so this will be a fabulous chance. Something bookish: my favorite books so far this year has been The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting and The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Thanks for the chance.


  24. Something bookish… the Japanese word for book, written in Kana is like this 本

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I absolutely love books that explore the human condition, the fragility of the human psyche, and heartbreak. I think stories that begin after a break-up are usually that of resilience, and in them, we can always find the message of hope and strength. Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of the Literary Giveaway Hop.

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

  26. Hello,
    I love browsing literary blogs where I can fish out great references for books, and then buy plenty of them !
    I am a bookworm, a compulsive book buyer but am proud of this !
    I love victorian literarure,fiction, thrillers, crime fiction, historical fiction biographies…
    Thnaks for this giveway !
    Greetings from France

  27. I previously won Tender is the Night from you, which I loved! If I won this one, I might give it to my sister-in-law, who is a big foodie. maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

  28. This book sounds interesting! I haven’t read much Japanese fiction but enjoyed Murakami’s Norwegian Wood very much. Thanks for the giveway and hope you’re enjoying the Hop!

  29. The book sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to enter.

    I’m also very happy to have come across your blog. That’s one of the best things about such a hop: discovering new-to-me blogs that look interesting.

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. I’ve never read any Japanese novels before, so basically this will be the first if I, luckily, win this giveaway. 🙂

    erleen.alvarez @ gmail . com

  31. Can’t resist this giveaway since I love reading Japanese novels.

    Mmm something bookish… If you like tearjerkers, I’d like to recommend 1 Litre of Tears (translated from Japanese 🙂 )

  32. Something bookish? I’m really into reading Japanese books (it started with Murakami), and I really want to read this book. Also, I’m (slowly) learning Japanese, so one day I’ll be able to read Japanese books without translation 🙂
    tanjavrljic AT gmail DOT com

  33. Loved your review of this book I think she’s a person I’d like. I’ve signed up for your newsletter.
    Theresa N

  34. I love Japanese literature, but I haven’t read anything by this author yet. BTW, I totally agree that life is too short for bad books! 🙂

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