The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Starts This Weekend

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I am really excited for this literary blog hop hosted by LeeSwammes blog.

It’s a fairly simple and straight-forward giveaway. As this is a literary give-away (I have to give away a book/books that I think has literary merit), I have decided to give away the following books to two different winners:

  • Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger. This book is beautifully written, but did not quite rock my boat. However, I am sure I am in the minority here :).
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot. I am currently reading this book, and I love,love, love it. And I want the rest of the world to read it and join the love fest as well.

Participation Rules

I am just keeping it simple. Just leave a comment stating which book you would like to win and why. If you want extra points, you can choose to (meaning NOT MANDATORY :)) follow my blog, or my Twitter feed (nishmvk).

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. So, there’s nothing stopping you from participating. Just remember, it may take some time for the book to actually reach you.

Also, there are tons of great bloggers participating in the literary blog hop, so make sure you visit LeeSwammes blog to meet some really great bloggers giving away cool stuff

Happy blog hopping everyone! and Best of Luck to you all!

Here’s a complete list of participants:

104 Responses
  • Kiwi
    March 10, 2011

    Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
    I haven’t read any of her books and i am dying to read The Time Traveler’s Wife..but until then i want to give this one a go!!:D
    Thanks for hosting!
    this is the first Indian giveaway i have come across!
    P.S. do check your email..i have sent you a Book Blog Tour invite!

  • Esme
    February 24, 2011

    I would choose middle march-thank you.

  • Aleetha
    February 24, 2011

    I’d love to win Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger.I have read one of her book and I think I want to read another one

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

    I subscribed to your blog post πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    February 24, 2011

    I am a Twitter follower (Amestir) and
    I follow you on email (my address for blog ‘scripts is Aimala02@yahoo.com)

    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Amy
    February 24, 2011

    I would love to win Her Fearful Symmetry which I have read many rave reviews about!

    Thank you for your generous giveaway!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Sniffly Kitty
    February 23, 2011

    Her Fearful Symmetry please

    Thanks!

    snifflykitty@gmail.com

  • F. Kate
    February 23, 2011

    Hello Nish! I’m Kate from Venezuela and I’ve been trying to get hold of a copy of Middlemarch for months and months. I’m into the Classics, big time. My favorite author is Jane Austen, and I’m seriously interested in Gaskell, too. I’d love to win this book by Eliot! And I’m subscribed to your blog, by the way. Please enter me to the giveaway. =) Greetings from South America!

  • Angela
    February 23, 2011

    Hi, Nish thanks for doing this giveaway. Please enter me for Her Fearful Symmetry, as I’ve already read Middlemarch (about a dozen times!)

  • chasing bawa
    February 23, 2011

    I would love Her Fearful Symmetry as I really enjoyed The Time-Traveller’s Wife (even though I didn’t expect to!)

    chasingbawa[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Loni
    February 23, 2011

    Since I have already read Middlemarch and I own a copy, I’d like a copy of Her Fearful Symmetry. I really enjoyed the Time Traveler’s Wife and I hope I’ll enjoy her second book as well.

    I also agree with you on Middlemarch and since I’m a new follower, I look forward to reading your review.

  • Alexis Jenny
    February 23, 2011

    I’d like a chance to win either book. I’ve read good reviews on Her Fearful Symmetry, but I’ve never heard of Middlemarch (so I’d love to check it out, too!)

    I subscribe to your blog via RSS and I also follow you on Twitter. πŸ˜‰

    My email address is aj2185@gmail.com

  • Sarah
    February 23, 2011

    I’d love to read Her Fearful Symmetry. I’ve always been fascinated by twins.

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

  • TM
    February 22, 2011

    Hi Nish! I love books AND giveaways so…I’d be happy with either πŸ™‚ I’m a teacher so free books for my students make me happy πŸ™‚

  • nfmgirl
    February 22, 2011

    I’d love Her Fearful Symmetry, because I’ve heard such good things about it!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  • Lucia
    February 22, 2011

    I’d love to win Her Fearful Symmetry because I already read the other one and this one seems really interesting!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  • Tien
    February 22, 2011

    Middlemarch, please… Since I’m on wordpress too, I’ve subscribed through wp

    Cheers,
    babemuffin [at] hotmail [dot] com

  • Moridin
    February 21, 2011

    I’d like to win Middlemarch because you’re recommending it. Also, I already have a copy of Her Fearful Symmetry.

  • Susanna
    February 21, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win Middlemarch!

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

  • sean pynaert
    February 21, 2011

    please enter me
    spynaert@hotmail.com

  • Dovile
    February 21, 2011

    I’d like to read Middlemarch. Thanks!

  • Karen
    February 21, 2011

    I would really like to read Her Fearful Symmetry .
    karen.hofmaier@gmail.com

  • LifetimeReader
    February 21, 2011

    I would love a copy of Middlemarch, which I’ve been hoping to read this summer. Thanks!

  • Ricki
    February 21, 2011

    I can’t decide – can I enter for both? I want to read more by Niffenegger, but I my mother-in-law recommended Middlemarch, and it is such a tough decision between the two.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

  • debbie
    February 21, 2011

    I would like middlemarch,I am always looking for a good book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  • Gama Clamor
    February 21, 2011

    Her Fearful Symmetry please!
    Twitter follower (@GamaClamor)
    Thanks for this!
    gamaliel.clamor(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Ashley
    February 21, 2011

    I would love to win Middlemarch! I’ve been wanting to read that for a long time! Glad to hear you are loving it!

  • oriana
    February 21, 2011

    THANKS SO MUCH!!
    i would love to read β– Middlemarch

  • Asenath
    February 21, 2011

    Such a difficult choice! I would like Her Fearful Symmetry because I really liked The Time Traveler’s Wife.

  • Michelle
    February 21, 2011

    I would love to read Middlemarch…thank you for the giveaway!

    methirteenATyahooDOTcom

  • Libby W.
    February 21, 2011

    I would love to win “Her Fearful Symmetry!” “The Time-Traveler’s Wife” is one of my favorite books, and I just haven’t gotten around to this one yet.

    libbywawzenek@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • Marie K
    February 20, 2011

    Thanks for the chance! I’d like to win Middlemarch.

    I follow on Twitter! BellaMarie5

  • et
    February 20, 2011

    I’m a twitter follower (@tearyeyedstars)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  • et
    February 20, 2011

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’d love to read either book since I love to read anything πŸ˜›

    I’m subscribed to your blog at tearyeyedstars(at)gmail(dot)com
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  • Justine
    February 20, 2011

    I would love to win Her Fearful Symmetry. Thanks for this giveaway! πŸ™‚

    I follow you on twitter (I’m @justeena)

    justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  • pburt
    February 20, 2011

    I don’t want to enter as I already have Middlemarch and I have read Her Fearful Symmetry. I thought Symmetry was written well and I didn’t care for it either. And Middlemarch is one of my favorites of all time (I have read it twice) and not many people feel that way so it is nice to see you enjoy it.

    Happy reading.

  • Velvet
    February 20, 2011

    I follow on Twitter as @vhubler

  • Velvet
    February 20, 2011

    I would like to win either book just because I love to read any and everything

  • Connie
    February 20, 2011

    I’d like to win Her Fearful Symmetry, because I really enjoyed Time Traveler’s Wife, and I already own (and did NOT love) Middlemarch πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • zelfgezien
    February 20, 2011

    I would love to read Middlemarch – George Eliot. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    kiplinglover at gmail dot com

  • Sally
    February 20, 2011

    Well, I haven’t read either. After reading several reviews for Her Fearful Symmetry that were all so/so, I think I’ll go with Middlemarch.

  • stilettostorytime
    February 20, 2011

    I would love to win “Her Fearful Symmetry”. I really loved the book but my copy was from the library…would love one of my own to re-read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

    P.S. I follow you on Twitter (stiletostrytime)

  • Abby
    February 20, 2011

    Twitter follower as darkmotives.

  • Abby
    February 20, 2011

    Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger please. I really liked Time Traveler’s Wife so would love to give this a read!

  • Steph
    February 20, 2011

    I have been trying to limit my book acquisitions this year but I’ve been really curious about Her Fearful Symmetry and really enjoyed your review on it. I didn’t love The Time Traveler’s Wife, but this book sounds like the content would be more to my liking. And of course I already follow your blog! πŸ˜€

  • Leslie
    February 20, 2011

    I read Her Fearful Symmetry and enjoyed it so I’d like to be entered to win Middlemarch.

    I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/UnderMyAppleTre/status/39351987703255041
    @undermytre
    Also I’m a new follower.

  • Fi-Chan
    February 20, 2011

    Thank you, please do enter me for Her Fearful Symmetry, it’s been on my wish list for a while. πŸ˜€

    thank you!

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  • LindyLouMac
    February 20, 2011

    Not joining in as I have already read these titles but good luck to all entrants.

  • Ellie
    February 20, 2011

    I’d love to read ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’. It seems to be such a divisive novel – a Marmite kinda book – and I always like to read those ones for myself to find out which side I fall on! Thanks!
    Ellie (emp501@hotmail.co.uk)

  • Misha
    February 20, 2011

    I would love to win Middlemarch. I have seen the the mini-series for Middlemarch and I loved it! I want to read the book too.

    mishamary@gmail.com

  • Gnoe
    February 20, 2011

    I loved Her Fearful Symmetry! πŸ™‚ Haven’t read the classic Middlemarch (or any other book by George Eliot.. *blush*) so I’d like to enter your giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

    My international literary giveaway is up too — are you in for some nineteen eighties nostalgia?

  • Dominique
    February 20, 2011

    I’d love to win a copy of Middlemarch by George Eliot.

    And I follow you on Twitter: Laylees

  • thebookbee
    February 20, 2011

    I would love to be entered for Middlemarch by George Eliot, thanks.

    thebookbee@hotmail.co.uk

  • jennifer
    February 20, 2011

    Hi…I’m interested in Middlemarch. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and it’s time to read it already! πŸ™‚ Also, follow your blog…

  • Carol Thompson
    February 20, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I have read Middlemarch so I would be interested in Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger.

    I have read afew reviews of the book and they have been rather conflicting so I would like to be able to make up my own mind.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

  • xxsquigglesxx
    February 20, 2011

    Please enter me for Her Fearful Symmetry. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jessica M.
    February 20, 2011

    Thank you for the giveaway! I have had Middlemarch on my wishlist for a while, I’d love to win a copy.

    Jessica
    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Lauren Wilkerson
    February 20, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m Miss Lauren and you can reach me at lwilkerson21@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Sarah Bibi Setar
    February 20, 2011

    Hi. I’m not sure if my previous message was published, but I’d like to enter to win Middlemarch.
    Thanks:)

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

  • Sarah Bibi Setar
    February 20, 2011

    Hi:) I recently acquired a copy of Her Fearful Symmetry, so I would not like to enter that giveaway, but rather would like to enter the giveaway for Middlemarch by George Eliot. Thanks:)

    +1 Twitter follower: @SweetNSensible

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

  • Flora
    February 20, 2011

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity to win a great book. I would be happy with either of the choices.

  • Annabelle
    February 20, 2011

    I’d love Her Fearful Symmetry. Thanks for the giveaway!

    af.love78(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Vicki Wurgler
    February 19, 2011

    I am not familiar with either book but I’ll pick Her Fearful Symmetry after reading the review

  • -petit
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to get Her Fearful Symmetry πŸ˜€

    I follow you twitter πŸ™‚ (@petit_sayumi)

    sweet.sayumi@yahoo.com.br

  • Rachel
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to read Middlemarch by George Eliot. I love Eliot but have not yet read this work.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachel (And the plot thickens…)

    andtheplotthickens(at)y7mail.com

  • Helen
    February 19, 2011

    I’d love to win Her Fearful Symmetry. I’ve already read Middlemarch, which I loved. Thanks for the giveaway!
    shereadsnovels at gmail dot com

  • Karen
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to win Middlemarch because I have already read Her Fearful Symmetry.

  • Leanna Morris
    February 19, 2011

    I’d like Middlemarch. You comments about it intrigue me!

  • blatantbiblioholic
    February 19, 2011

    Hi! I would love to win a copy of Middlemarch as one of my friends is reading it at the moment and has raved about it! Thanks!

    Kirsty blatantbiblioholic@gmail.com

  • aprilk01
    February 19, 2011

    HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY

    I LOVED Middlemarch!!! I am glad you are liking it.

    aprilk01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Judy Cox
    February 19, 2011

    I would pick Her Fearful Symmetry, since I have already read Middlemarch. Thanks so much for the opportunity for such good books.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

  • Rachel Fewell
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to win Her Fearful Symmetry. I loved the author’s first book, and I keep meaning to read this one.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  • sznikka
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to choose Her fearful symmetry. People either love or dislike (even hate) this book, so i’m curious what team i’ll end up in.
    sznikka at gmail dot com

  • Jennifer
    February 19, 2011

    I would very much like to win Middlemarch! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • thegirlwiththehair
    February 19, 2011

    Her Fearful Symmetry has been recommended to me so many time! Thanks for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

    Lisa – baffledbooks@gmail.com

  • ikkinlala
    February 19, 2011

    I’d love a chance to win Her Fearful Symmetry because I’ve heard a few good things about it (and also because I already have a copy of Middlemarch).

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • Miss Ash
    February 19, 2011

    I’ve been wanting to read Her Fearful Symmetry. I really loved Niffenegger.

  • Kulsuma
    February 19, 2011

    Please count me in for Her Fearful Symmetry as I’d love to read it.

  • Carol Wong
    February 19, 2011

    I have already read ‘Middlemarch’ so I will choose ‘Her fearful Symmetry.
    Thank you so much for this giveawy,

    I signed up e-mails and to follow you on Twitter.

    You have a great blog. ended up reading a lot of your articles.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  • Erika D.
    February 19, 2011

    I would like Her Fearful Symmetry because I read The Time Traveller and absolutely adored it so of course I want to read more from Audrey! Thanks for the Middlemarch reccommendation. I have it for my kindle.

    erikad ludo @yahoo .com (no spaces)

  • Fuzzy Logic
    February 19, 2011

    Heyo!
    Put me up for Middlemarch! I’ve never read it, but I’ve heard that it’s a great book. (I love that you have these giveaways.)
    DO I get brownie points for following? I do follow your blog and your twitter as xGlassElevator.

  • Sheila (Book Journey)
    February 19, 2011

    My book club read Her fearful Symmentry this past fall and we came up with a united “meh”

    I would love to try Middlemarch as you are the second person in a week who has mentioned this as a GOOD read and I am curious now! πŸ™‚

    journey through books @ gmail.com

  • Tina
    February 19, 2011

    I’ve been wanting to read Middlemarch for ages. Thanks for the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Paula Lemos
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to win Middlemarch. I’ve read The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner but ‘ve never tried Middlemarch and I love George Eliot. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  • Wendy
    February 19, 2011

    So hard to choose, as I would love to read both of these books. I think I will have to go for Her Fearful Symmetry. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sabrina
    February 19, 2011

    I’d like to get Middlemarch please. The reason- I always wanted to read it and I own the other book you give away. Thanks.

  • Kristi
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to win Middlemarch. It’s been on my TBR list forever and I don’t own it. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    I didn’t like The Time Traveler’s Wife so I don’t think I’ll ever pick up Her Fearful Symmetry.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  • Thais Pampado
    February 19, 2011

    I’d like to read Her Fearful Symmetry.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Sarah Reads Too Much
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to be entered for Middlemarch! Great choices for giveaways!

    Sarah Reads Too Much
    sarahesullivan at gmail dot com

  • Damla (Sweepstake Lover)
    February 19, 2011

    Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

  • Damla (Sweepstake Lover)
    February 19, 2011

    I’d like to win her fearful symmetry, thanks!

  • jen7waters
    February 19, 2011

    Hello Nishita!

    Put me up for Middlemarch, please. I just found your blog on the blog hop. Nice πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I just started following the twitter feed.

    Thank you!
    jen7waters AT gmail DOT com

  • Iris
    February 19, 2011

    I’m not sure if my comment came through, but maybe it is in moderation mode? Sorry about doubly commenting if it is:

    Her Fearful Symmetry & irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Iris
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to enter for Her Fearful Symmetry, since so many are divided on the book. And I have read Middlemarch already πŸ™‚ Beautiful book, I agree.

    I follow you on twitter.

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  • senas
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to win Middlemarch because I haven’t read it yet!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Syki
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to win Nevermore by Kelly Creagh or The DUFF by Kody Keplinger ’cause both books are amazing! Thanks for this giveaway!

    sykorova.p@gmail.com

  • Chinoiseries
    February 19, 2011

    I’d like to be entered for Her Fearful Symmetry, have always wanted to read something by this author πŸ™‚

  • Leeswammes
    February 19, 2011

    Great choices, Nishita!

    I’ve read both books and I enjoyed them both. I though Her Fearful Symmetry ended a bit strange and I had some other comments on it (on my blog) but in the end, it was a pleasant read.

    Good luck with the giveaway!

  • Mystica
    February 19, 2011

    I would like to read Middlemarch (have read so much about it). I live not very far from you in Sri Lanka!

  • Eva SB
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to try Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

    Thanks

    I follow the blog and on twitter @EVA_n_essence

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

  • Smita
    February 19, 2011

    Middlemarch coz I have already read “Her Fearful Symmetry” hehehehe πŸ™‚ I had liked the book but it comes no where close to the Author’s 1st work! So not a collectors item for me πŸ˜›

  • Enbrethiliel
    February 19, 2011

    +JMJ+

    Hi, Nish! Please enter me for Her Fearful Symmetry, as I’ve already read Middlemarch.

    (George Eliot is amazing, isn’t she? I loved Middlemarch so much that I tried to get into Silas Marner next . . . but for some reason, I found it more tedious. At least it’s on my TBR pile and I can get to it someday soon.)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    altaemoeniaRomae
    [at]
    gmail
    [dot]
    com

  • Linda Kish
    February 19, 2011

    I would like Her Fearful Symmetry so I can decide for myself if I like it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • Amy
    February 19, 2011

    I would love to read HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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