The First Literary Giveaway Bloghop of 2014

literarybloghop_february Yay! It’s literary giveaway bloghop time. This is a giveaway organized by Judith from Leeswammes’ Blog.

This giveaway runs from February 8th to February 12th.

In this giveaway, I have the following books to offer:

  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes – Mohammed Hanif
  • A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

A Case of Exploding Mangoes is Mohammed Hanif’s debut book and is a satirical novel based on the real-life plane crash that killed General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, former president of Pakistan. It made the Man Booker longlist in 2008. I loved this book and in my opinion, it is good enough to have made the Booker shortlist also.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is more recent. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker last year but lost out to The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. This is a book that encompasses a range of topics – from Buddhist philosophy, to schoolyard bullying, anti-war thoughts, and Quantum physics. Perfect for a slow, thoughtful read.

Books I am giving away

Books I am giving away

Rules of the Giveaway

There are no rules. The giveaway is international.

Leave a comment on my blog letting me know which book you would like to win. I will select two winners using a random number generator on February 13th. After contacting the winners, I will announce the winners on my blog.

Extra points will be awarded to those who choose to follow my blog (use the follow buttons on my sidebar), my twitter, my facebook page, or Pinterest boards but following is not mandatory.

If these books don’t rock your boat, try some of the other giveaways listed here, you are sure to find something right up your alley.

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska’s Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (US)
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia’s Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog



  • http://www.best10ofall.com Mi-liee Cyrus

    love you…..

  • AlyceR

    I’ve heard great things about A Tale for the Time Being, so that is the one I would choose. Thanks!
    akreese at hotmail dot com

  • ikkinlala

    I’d love a chance to read A Tale for the Time Being, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • Kristina Vallaste

    I’d pick A Tale for the Time Being. Thanks!
    Pinterest – Kristina Vallaste
    kurri121 AT hotmail DOT com

  • theresano

    I’d love to read A Tale for the Time Being

  • Neeru Anand

    I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being. Thanks.

  • Lucía

    I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cohlina Mae

    I’d love to win a copy of A Tale
    for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

    Liked your fb page: Cohlina Mae

    Followed you on twitter: @thing_16

    & Pinterest: Cohlina Mae

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

    cohlesguerra at gmail dot com

  • dreamzandclouds

    I would love to win “A Tale for the Time Being” & thanks for hosting! :)

  • http://www.therelentlessreader.com/ Jennifer Hartling

    I’d like to enter to win Exploding Mangoes :D What a gorgeous cover!

    I’ve liked your page on Facebook with mine (The Relentless Reader) and I’ve followed you on Twitter (@jenhartling)

  • http://booksspeakvolumes.com/ Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    I’d love to enter to win A Tale for the Time Being. Thanks!

  • Megan

    I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being. Thanks for the chance!
    Toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

  • Anjana

    Hi Nish
    I’ve never participated in a bloghop and so just thought I’ll enter this one. A Tale For The Time Being has got a wonderful cover and hopefully the contents will live up to the cover :)

  • http://readthegamut.wordpress.com/ Candiss

    I’d love to win A Tale For the Time Being. Thanks for hosting this!

    I follow you with kandake (at) gmail. I think I may still have you on RSS, too. (With Google Reader defunct, I don’t check RSS from elsewhere very often. I know I get email updates for you, though.)

    I follow your Twitter with @candisscarter.

  • NennaM

    A Case Of Exploding Mangoes looks and sounds interesting, I´d love that one :)

  • Rivorniel Tinubelin

    I’d *love* to win A Tale for the Time Being!
    I follow you with geriths(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: at Rivorniel
    Facebook: Kati Riives
    Pinterest: Avokaado

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  • Mia J

    I would like to be entered for A Tale for the Time Being. Thanks for the chance.
    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  • Michelle B

    Also, pinterest is awesome. Love your daughter’s artwork :) (mbrigham7)

  • Michelle B

    AND I follow you on facebook! Michelle Brigham

  • Michelle B

    I follow you on twitter @MichelleBrigha2

  • Michelle B

    I would love to read A Tale for the Time Being! Looks like a great book :) Thanks for the giveaway!!
    mbrigham7@yahoo.com

  • Lucybird

    I’d love to read A Tale For The Time Being.

    Already follow you on twitter/

    Thank you

  • Marjorie R.

    A Take for the Time Being has a really good storyline, thanks for the chance to win it.
    I follow by facebook.

  • Susanna P

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being.

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  • Deb

    I would love to win A Tale for the Time Being. I’ve heard great things about it! Thanks.

  • Say Yap

    A Tale for the Time Being :)
    twitter: @SayLyamY
    FB: Say Yap
    Pinterest: Say Yap
    say_yap@ymail.com

  • http://nijiclovers.blogspot.com/ Cayce

    I’d like A Tale for the Time Being :)
    twitter: @nijiclover
    Pinterest: Cayce
    cayce00 at yahoo dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/ Judith (Leeswammes)

    Those exploding mangoes sound really good! I already read Ozeki’s book and loved it. I think I follow by email (as jh3030…). Happy blog hop, Nishita!

  • James

    I’d like A Tale for the Time Being! Thank you!

  • layla hernandez

    I would love A Tale for the Time Being! Thank you! :)
    I follow on twitter: @Layla1626

  • bn100

    A Case of Exploding Mangoes

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  • marypreston

    A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES thank you.

    FB: Mary Preston

  • Therin Knite

    I’d like A Tale for the Time Being. :)

  • Anne Consolacion

    I’d love A Tale for the Time Being.

    Twitter follower: @annebelcon

  • Ann

    I would like to read A Tale for the Time Being

  • piroska

    I follow you on Pinterest: Piroska B (pippirose)

  • piroska

    I follow via Twitter: @pippirose77

  • piroska

    I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being.

  • Courtney Whisenant

    I want to win A Case for Exploding Mangoes. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Shan

    I would love to win A Tale for the Time Being. I loved it and would love to have a copy on my shelf. Thanks!

  • Leslie Darnell

    I would love to win Ozeki’s novel!

  • Claire McAlpine

    Great offer, but have to go for Ruth Ozeki’s book have been dying to read it for ages.

  • http://mylittleheartmelodies.com/ Kristin Shafel Omiccioli

    Oh boy, these both look great, but I think because of the raves I’ll have to pick A Tale for the Time Being if I won. Thanks for the chance! I also follow on Facebook and Twitter (@kristinshafel). :)

  • guiltlessreader

    Oh no. I can’t decide. ok ok, let’s do A Case Of Exploding Mangoes. though if I won the Ozeki book, I wouldn’t mind either ;)
    Following you FB as guiltlessreading, now following your books board on Pinterest, and I already follow you on twitter @guiltlessreader:disqus

  • http://baystatera.com/ Laurie C

    This was a tough choice, but I’ll go with A Tale for the Time Being! I followed on Twitter (@baystateRA). Thank you!

  • Janneke Houtstra

    I like to win a A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

  • Kristia

    I would love to win A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki.

    I’m an email subscriber : milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Twitter follower: @MiltiadouK
    Liked on Facebook: Kristia Miltiadou
    pinterest follower: http://www.pinterest.com/uraniborg/
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  • Diana Giote

    I would love ”A Tale for the Time Being” thank you for the giveaway!

    I’m following you via email: artgiote at gmail dot com

  • Debbie Rodgers

    I follow some of your Pinterest boards (debbierodgers)

  • Debbie Rodgers

    I follow you on Twitter (@debbierodgers)

  • Debbie Rodgers

    I subscribe by email using my.newsletters(at)nncweb(dot)ca

  • Debbie Rodgers

    I’ve had A Tale for the Time Being on my TBR list
    since I first heard about it. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • Cindi Clubbs

    A Case Of Exploding Mangoes looks awesome! I follow you on Pinterest–cynthia clubbs- and on Facebook-cynthia borgmeyer clubbs. cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com. THANKS!!!

  • althesia

    I’d love to enter for A Tale for the Time Being.
    Thanks for Giveaway.
    I followed you on fb, twitter and pinterest

  • Emma @ Words And Peace

    thanks for the giveaway. would love to win A Tale for the Time Being. I follow you on twitter [@wordsandpeace] and retweeted your post. and follow you on facebook [Emma Cazabonne] ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  • Daenielle

    I choose A Tale for the Time Being, because I always wanted to have my own copy of it.

    I follwed you on fb & twitter.

  • melanie weiss

    I’d love to read A Tale for the Time Being! I’m on Google/Disqus… thank you.

  • Els (readingthething)

    “A tale for the time being” sounds as a really interesting book! You can reach me at readingthething@gmail.com

  • Sheila DeChantal

    OOH tough choice – I think they both look amazing! A Tale For The Time Being will have to pull ahead for cover ;)

  • Zs.

    Both look great, but I would choose A Tale for the Time Being.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  • http://www.LoveAtFirstBook.com/ Love at First Book

    A Tale for the Time Being!!! :D rebecca@loveatfirstbook.com

  • http://thesteadfastreader.blogspot.com/ April @ The Steadfast Reader

    ‘Exploding Mangoes’ looks fabulous! thesteadfastreader at gmail.com

  • Celine

    I’d love to enter for A Tale For The Time Being. I’m following you on Pinterest (Celine)

    • Celine

      e-mail: ikkebencientje at hotmail dot com

  • Marie

    I’d like to read either one, but I’ve been wanting to read A Tale for the Time Being since it was first published. I suppose that will be my choice. Thank you!

  • http://farhanareads.blogspot.com/ Farhana

    I’d love to read A Case of Exploding Mangoes.

  • Marie

    Great choices here and both sound very tempting, but I would have to choose to be entered to win A Tale For The Time Being as that has been high on my wishlist for a while now. It sounds really intrigiuing! I am already following you via Bloglovin (www.bloglovin.com/girlvsbookshelf) and Twitter (@ marieemonaghan) and have just liked on Facebook too (Marie Monaghan). Thanks for taking part in the hop again!

    Marie

  • http://52booksorbust.wordpress.com/ tanya (52 books or bust)

    I absolutely loved Exploding Mangoes!! Such a great book, I am so glad you are exposing it to be greater audience.

  • Janhvi @ The Readdicts

    I’d love a Tale for the Time Being. Thanks!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  • Ellie

    A Tale for the Time Being sounds wonderful… I’ve never read Ruth Ozeki but she’s been mentioned quite a bit around BookTube and the blogosphere recently which has whetted my appetite nicely. :)
    You can contact me via Twitter (@BlondeBookGirl) or email (emp501@hotmail.co.uk). Thanks!

  • http://wensend.com/ Wendy @ Wensend.com

    Thanks for this giveaway! I’d love to win A Tale for the Time Being! I follow you on Twitter (@WensendBlog), Facebook (wreniers) and Pinterest (Wensend)

  • seeword

    A Case of Exploding Mangoes) is my choice. I already have A tale for the time being–fantastic book!
    Following you on twitter
    M Gifford@disqus_h14QWcI8aP:disqus
    Also I think I just signed up to follow your blog via email mgifford01 @ snet.net

  • Ana Eileen

    I’m dying to read A Tale For The Time Being!!! Since the first teaser to all the reviews, it just seems like the book for me :3

    Thanks so much (arigatou ^^() for the giveaway and the chance to win <3

  • http://bookwormetc.wordpress.com/ Parinita Shetty

    I’d love to read A Tale for the Time Being. (I own and love A Case of Exploding Mangoes). Thanks for having a giveaway – such a cool idea!

  • Michelle Willms

    I would love to win A Case of Exploding Mangoes. I follow your blog via email: michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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