Second Time on the Literary Giveaway Bloghop


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

There was so much fun and excitement during the last literary giveaway bloghop that it really is a no-brainer that I am signing up again to give away books by two of my favorite writers.

It’s a fairly simple and straight-forward giveaway. This time I am giving away the following books to two lucky winners:

  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (for those who are wondering whether the Booker of Bookers prize winners is worth a read, here’s a no investment option to try.
  • Istanbul – Orhan Pamuk

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!

Note: June 29th is the last date for the giveaway! I will be posting the names of the winners on June 30th.

And you can find a complete list of book blog hop participants here:

List with all the Participants:

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva’s Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book’d Out (Int)
  22. The Readers’ Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita’s Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)
  1. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let’s Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy’s Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony’s Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge’s Blog…Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)

Oh! I will be choosing the winners using a random generator 🙂

Facebook Comments
  • Would love to read Istanbul – we were stationed in Izmir Turkey for 2 years. Thanks for the giveaway.
    followed you on twitter

  • Hi Nishita, thanks for the great giveaway!
    I’d like to read Midnight’s Children.

  • I am looking for girl with dragon tattoo.Please give me its link.

  • Sarah Bibi Setar

    Hi Nishita:) Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve already read Midnight’s Children, so I’d like to read “Istanbul – Orhan Pamuk”.


  • Em

    I would love to be entered to win Midnight’s Children, please. It has been my intention to read this book for quite a while now; thanks for the opportunity!

  • I would love to read either of the books. I read your review on Midnight’s Children and it sounded wonderful. But the other one sounds great too. Ok, so I can’t decide.
    I recieve your reviews to my e-mail

  • JP

    I’d love to win Midnight’s Children!

    I’m on the blog hop too, so I hope you’ll stop by!

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Thank you for your generosity and for participating in this blog hop. I would love to read “Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie because I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, now, but never really got around to it. Although I must admit, both the options on your blog giveaway are amazing, but being as I am a huge fan of Orhan Pamuk (My name is Red is amongst my favorites of all time), and have read “Istanbul” – I thought it best to choose “Midnight’s Children”. Thank you for offering such a great selection of books, and thank you, again, for your generosity! 🙂

    Following you on Twitter: @inluvwithbookz
    Confirmed Email Subscriber: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 hop on over to my blog for my literary blog hop giveaway too! Both books are wonderful, but I think I’ll choose Istanbul.

  • I’d love to give the Salman Rushdie a try…thanks!

  • I’d love to win Istanbul because I’ve long been meaning to read Orhan Pamuk but still haven’t. And I’d love to visit Istanbul someday.

    I’ve added you to my Google Reader and followed on Twitter (@inspringthedawn).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Thank you for this possibility, I would like to enter for “Istanbul” because it’s a city that I always wanted to visit.

  • AnDyG

    Thanks for this.
    If I win, I prefer Orhan Parmuk’s Istanbul. I am trying to restart my reading habits and would like to add the aforementioned title to my list.

    akrishnan (dot) g (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Both of these are on my TBR, and I would love to win either one! Thank-you for posting two excellent reads.

    Care Burpee
    careofkiddos {at} msn {dot} com

  • michelle

    Hi, thanks for the generous offer!
    Have heard many good things about Pamuk, so would love to try at winning a copy of his work,
    Thanks very much again!

  • Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read Midnights Children!

  • I’d love to win either Istanbul or Midnight’s children, i’m sure i’ll enjoy both


  • Thanks for the giveaway. I’d be happy with winning any of the books. Great book reviews too. Enjoyed your site.

  • Alex

    I’d love either book! I don’t know anything about either author or book.
    +1 for twitter. alli_cat_08

  • I’d be interesting in either one, so you could surprise me!

  • Mae

    I’d love to win Salman Rushdie’s book. One of my former clients recommended anything by him.

  • Amy

    I would love to win Midnight’s Children because I have heard and read good and not so good reviews and comments about this book by the intelligent and controversial Salman Rushdie and would like to decide for myself what I think of this book!

    I follow your blog and am a twitter follower (Amestir) as well!

  • Gisele Alvarado

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    I would love to win Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, please 🙂
    I follow the blog via email suscriber
    and follow you via twitter: @Gisselle_Alv


  • Tom Vause

    I’d love to read Midnights Children its been on my want to read list for some time and this is the perfect chance. I am now following you on twitter my account is loki_tiger2

    Great giveaway!

  • thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    i would love to read midnight’s children by salman rushdie!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie. Haven’t read his work, I don’t think I’ve read any Indian fic in yonks and I’ve always been rather tickled by the fluidity of the kal, parso thing.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    Twitter follower – Rad_Hall
    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  • I’d love to read Midnight’s Children, because I already started it but had to return it to the library before I could finish it. I’m on the hold list but apparently everyone is trying to get it this summer!

  • I’d love to read Midnight’s Children so that’s my pick!

    ragoblogger at gmail dot com

  • I’d love to read Midnight’s Children.

    follow on twitter as @tommygirl

  • I’d love Midnight’s Children!

    I just followed on twitter @rebeccarreid


  • Rob

    I just became a follower. My vote is Istanbul.

  • Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 I would love to win Istanbul !
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  • Ceri

    Hello I have read and adored Midnight’s Children, so i’d love to read Istanbul by Orham Pamuk. My email

  • Chloe Hopper

    I really want Midnight’s Children since though it seems long winding I’m really interested in India.

  • I’ve tried to read borrowed copies of Midnight’s Children twice and failed; maybe if I have my own I’ll be more successful!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Judy Cox

    Istanbul would be my first pick, looks very interesting!!
    Follow twitter @ladymagnolia99


  • I have never read Rushdie but would love to try, so Midnight’s Children would be my choice.

  • I’d love a chance to win Istanbul because I enjoyed My Name is Red and because I’ve already read Midnight’s Children.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • Nice choices Nishita! I have a slight preference for Midnight’s Children but I suspect both books are good reads.

    I decided to subscribe by email – I guess I never had a good look at your blog before, but I like it!

    As you know we’re following each other on Twitter too! It’s @leeswammes there!

  • Aik

    I’d love to win either book! Both sound so interesting!

    +1 Twitter follower @aikchien

  • Shannon J.

    Thank you for the giveaway!! I’d be happy with either book!
    twitter IandSsmom
    and follow email

  • I’m kind of torn – I’d really like to read both! But at a push I’d go for Midnight’s Children.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • JoV

    Oh gosh, I really love to read Istanbul. I would be over the moon if I win this. Thanks for hosting!

  • Diana

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read Istanbul. Orhan Pamuk is a great author.
    Email Subscriber.

  • xlacrimax

    Both books are new to me, so either of them would be nice! 🙂

  • Actually heard of neither so either would be a good choice however i will choose Istanbul to start.

  • I would love to win Midnights Children as have only recently started reading Salman Rushdie and enjoyed his writing.
    purplerob2 at gmaildot com

  • Would like Midnights children-I follow you on Twitter under Frugalwahms

  • Sana Saboowala

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love to win Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. I also follow your blog via email subscription. Thanks again for the giveaway!
    Sana Saboowala

  • Cindy Macbeth

    Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway.
    “Midnights Children” sounds like an interesting read so that is my choice.

  • Lucia

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to read Midnight’s Children.

  • Thanks for the great giveaway! Midnight’s Children has been on my list of books to read for a while so I’d love to win a copy. I recently picked up The Satanic Verses, and have just heard so many good things about Rushdie’s work.

    Jessica M.
    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Please enter me to win Istanbul. Thanks for the great giveway! I am a new follower!

    Survivorluvr33 at gmail dot com

  • Hi there. I would love to win Midnight’s Children. I’ve heard so many good things about it.
    Thanks a bunch – Emily O
    I follow you on Twitter @ReadWhileFemale

  • Sonya

    I’d love to read either, please pick for me if I win!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • stacybuckeye

    I would love to win Midnight’s Children (I enjoyed your review!)
    stacybooks at yahoo

  • I haven’t read either, so you can surprise me!

    I’m following you on Twitter (@DarlenesBookNook), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • debbie

    Midnight’s children has been on my list to read for awhile. I would love to read it.

  • Joy

    Haven’t read anything by Rushdie, so I’d be interested to read Midnight’s Children.

  • Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to read Midnight’s Children. I already follow you with Twitter via @ravishingreads.

    misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com

  • Kay

    Would like to enter for the Rushdie book. Because I’ve never read one of his and I feel I should 🙂

  • I’ve always wanted to read Istanbul, so thanks for the chance to win it! I’m following your tweets @Col_Reads! cuc15 at psu dot edu

  • I’d love to win Midnight’s Children. I’ve heard wonderful things about it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Tough choice. I’d say Midnight’s Children because I always want to see for myself why the hell the book was/is in everybodys mouths. Thank you.

  • Amanda

    Midnight’s Children has been on my reading list for a while now since I saw it on a list of recommended classic books. Thanks!

    alewis1100 AT hotmail DOT com

  • I would love to win Midnight’s Children. I’ve read a lot of reviews and have only heard good things.

    I follow your blog via E-mail
    I follow you one Twitter @quixoticweetzie


  • Thanks for the giveaway – I’d love to win Midnight’s Children because I’ve heard it’s really good, and I like novels that are set in other cultures.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  • I just read my first Rushdie book this year, and it made me want to read more. Midnight’s Children seems to be a real favorite, so I’d love to give it a look.

  • I own a copy of this book, but I wanted to stop by and say Hi. I’m on the blog hop tour as well. Hope you have a chance to stop by, and will enter my giveaway.

  • Istanbul – Orhan Pamuk please & following you on twitter with the hope you will return the favour. Thanks. @parrishlantern

  • I’d like to read Midnight’s Children.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I’d love to read Istanbul, from the summary it really caught my attention.

    I’m a twitter follower (@_slycat)


  • Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I have read these, so I’m going to opt out and let someone else win these.

    My mother has been sick and I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. But I’ve started a monthly giveaway on my blog and I’ve got a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for Anna and the French Kiss! It’s a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for a $25 Amazon card!

    If you follow me, let me know. I always follow back!

  • A no-investment shot at Midnight’s Children would be wonderful, thanks! I really want to like it and understand it, but I’m not sure it’ll work out that way so I’ve never taken the punge and bought a copy!

  • xanjelix

    i want to read midnight’s children =)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  • I’d love to read Istanbul. thanks, and I follow you on twitter @kinnareads.

  • I’d love to read Istanbul – Orhan Pamuk because I’ve heard lots about Pamuk but still have not read any of their works.

    I follow on Twittter also @andplotthickens


  • Hi! I’m in for Pamuk’s novel, since I haven’t managed to read anything by this Nobel laureate.
    I follow on twitter: @funkymad

  • Mary Preston

    I would love to read Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie thank you.
    I follow FB – Mary Preston
    I follow Twitter – maryloucoolumralph


  • Ooh, I would choose Istanbul since I’ve already read (and loved!) Midnight’s Children. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Do I have to choose? Both books are books I’d love to read, but I guess if I have to pick I’d say Istanbul. Pamuk is higher up my list than Rushdie.

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

    I follow you on twitter btw, @irisonbooks

  • Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read Midnight’s Children.
    I am a follower via Twitter @Misha_1989

  • Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Both books sound interesting but I haven’t read Rushdie for a while so I think I would pick Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

    Carol T

  • I really can’t choose. Could you maybe surprise me? Thank you!

    kimie142002 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Would like to be counted for Istanbul please. Thanks.

  • Thanks for the giveaway – I’m following via WordPress. Love to win Istanbul, I have The Museum of Innocence on my shelf but haven’t quite got there yet!

  • I would love to read ‘Istanbul’, so that one pretty please 🙂

    tonymalone at y7mail dot com

  • I own that Salman Rushdie novel Would love to win the Pamuk novel!


  • PNA

    Hopped her from a thousand quotes 🙂 Would love to read Istanbul, Just back from that city and the country. I love MC, own a copy and read and reviewed it.on my blog 🙂
    Cya around 🙂

  • What a wonderful giveaway! I’d really, really love to read Istanbul. I haven’t read Pamuk but have a copy of Snow for a book group next month and am very excited. I’m also very interested about Turkey and of the author’s life. Crossing my fingers on this.. Thanks so much for the chance!

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