Literary Giveaway Blog Hop October 27-31

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Yes, it’s that time again! Starting today through to Halloween are over 50 lovely blogs, all with giveaways of a literary nature. This has kindly been organised by the fantastic Leeswammes. What am I giving away? Well, I’d like to offer one lucky winner (residing anywhere The Book Depository delivers to) their choice of the following books:

The Group by Mary McCarthy

(Click here for my review)

Perhaps this is the forerunner to Sex and the City, following a group of graduates post college. You may have seen Betty Draper reading this on Mad Men.

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

(Click here for my review)

Richard Yates writes realistically, but doesn’t always have a happy ending. Follow two sisters as they navigate life.

How do you enter? Well, leave me a comment below, ensuring there is an email address I can contact you on, should I win. It would be great if you choose to follow the blog, but it’s not compulsory. You can pick a book, now or later. I will let the winner know by email on 1st November 2012. If they do not reply within 7 days, then I’ll draw another winner.

Now, stop at the other great blogs on the hop! Follow the linky list below.

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read in a Single Sitting
  3. Ephemeral Digest
  4. My Devotional Thoughts
  5. Devouring Texts
  6. Tony’s Reading List
  7. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  8. Too Fond
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. Kristi Loves Books
  11. The Book Club Blog
  12. Sam Still Reading
  13. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  14. Bibliosue
  15. Heavenali
  16. Under My Apple Tree
  17. Misfortune of Knowing (North America)
  18. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  19. Lost Generation Reader
  20. Seaside Book Nook
  21. The Relentless Reader
  22. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  23. Monique Morgan
  24. That READioactive Book Blog
  25. kaggsysbookisahramblings
  26. Ragdoll Books Blog
  27. Kate’s Library
  28. The Book Garden
  29. Uniflame Creates
  30. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  1. Ciska’s Book Chest
  2. The Book Divas Reads
  3. Alex in Leeds
  4. Simple Clockwork
  5. Bluestalking (USA)
  6. Fresh Ink Books
  7. Sweeping Me
  8. Giraffe Days
  9. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (USA)
  10. Books Thoughts Adventures (USA)
  11. emmalikestoread
  12. Colorimetry
  13. Page Plucker
  14. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  15. 2606 Books and Counting
  16. Book Nympho
  17. She-Wolf Reads
  18. The Little Reader Library (Europe)
  19. Booklover Book Reviews
  20. Dolce Bellezza

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  1. I’m totally going to say that I’d pick The Easter Parade by Richard Yates, because I’ve only read Revolutionary Road by him and I REALLY liked it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    devouringtexts [at] gmail [dot] com

    ps long time follower *winks*

  2. I’d love to be entered for the Yates! I despise happy endings. Thank you for your blog – my Google Reader ‘books’ folder gets me through many a dark day.

  3. Oh, I would love to revisit Yates! I read his Revolutionary Road in February (in a rather strange place – a car in a car park where I ended up living for three days!) Thank you very much for your generosity.

  4. The Group by Mary McCarthy sounds really good–I’ve never heard of it before, but now I definitely want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway.

    toofondbeth(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Art- Alfred Noyes
    I
    I Yes! Beauty still rebels!
    Our dreams like clouds disperse:
    She dwells
    In agate, marble, verse.

    No false constraint be thine!
    But, for right walking, choose
    The fine,
    The strict cothurnus, Muse.

    Vainly ye seek to escape
    The toil! The yielding phrase
    Ye shape
    Is clay, not chrysoprase.

    And all in vain ye scorn
    That seeming ease which ne’er
    Was born
    Of aught but love and care.

    Take up the sculptor’s tool!
    Recall the gods that die
    To rule
    In Parian o’er the sky.

    II
    Poet, let passion sleep
    Till with the cosmic rhyme
    You keep
    Eternal tone and time

    By rule of hour and flower
    By strength of stern restraint
    And power
    To fail and not to faint.

    The task is hard to learn
    While all the songs of Spring
    Return
    Along the blood and sing.

    Yet hear—from her deep skies,
    How Art, for all your pain.
    Still cries
    Ye must be born again!

    Reject the wreath of rose,
    Take up the crown of thorn
    That shows
    To-night a child is born.

    The far immortal face
    In chosen onyx fine
    Enchase,
    Delicate line by line.

    Strive with Carrara, fight
    With Parian, till there steal
    To light
    Apollo’s pure profile.

    Set the great lucid form
    Free from its marble tomb
    To storm
    The heights of death and doom.

    Take up the sculptor’s tool!
    Recall the gods
    that die
    To rule In Parian o’er the sky.

  6. Hi! Great choices for your giveaway – I read The Group earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I’d love to read The Easter Parade so please sign me up for that giveaway. Email is jeniflumper at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

  7. Can you believe it’s time for literary hop give-away again? I feel like we were just touring around for the last one. 🙂 I have read wonderful things of Richard Yates’ work, but not read him yet. So many authors as yet unknown to me. Thanks for the offer to give him away (so to speak ;)!

  8. I pick “The Group” as I have heard comments about this classic. I read classics. Its a way to learn about many subjects. Thank you for the chance for a copy to come to me. cyndee dot thomas0 at gmail dot com Thank you!

  9. Interesting choices. I read the Group many years ago and it still resonates. Easter Parade sounds very tempting – I’ve never read any Richard Yates. The cover is great! Thanks for participating in the hop, and I look forward for reading more of your blog pieces in the future. The hop has been great for discovering other lovely booky folk! dixxyd(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Wow, I can’t decide between the two so will only do so if I win. 🙂 I’ve never heard of the second one, but love books that show real life in the past, not a glorified overly dramatic version of life.
    joanna.loves.books at gmail dot com

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