Saturday 27 October 2012

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Hey, you know what time it is? Time for me to give away another book!
Since I gave away a zillion books a week or so ago (this was not the best thought out of my actions) I'm just giving away one book today to one extremely lucky winner, cause you know what that book is?
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins! (The internet didn't have any big pictures of it, which is why the cover is all blurry and all. Stupid internet). I only discovered WILKIE (as he is so epic that he can only be referred to in all capitals) this year and already I've read 3 of his books and he's a firm favourite of mine. The Woman in White was my first, so if you've never read WILKIE before then this is an awesome, nay, the only place to start.

I know you're dying to read it now, so here's what you have to do. Don't worry about being a follower or anything like that (although, you know, don't feel like you can't follow... do what your heart tells you to) but leave me a comment with your email address (seriously, if you don't leave your email address, I'm not even entering you, because that shit tires me out) and some kind of reason why you're awesome and so will be able to appreciate the awesomeness of this book. Sounds good? I know. A free book! *ADDS* This giveaway is open internationally, and will close at 12pm on 31st October (known in the normal world as Halloween).

Annnnd, that's about all I have to tell you! Make sure you go and visit all the other giveaways, and have fun hopping! Over and out.

  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


  1. Hi Laura! I would reaaaally like to enter. I'm awesome, because I just started following your blog! :) My emailadress:

  2. I already have the book so good luck to everyone participating!! :D

  3. am I allowed to enter despite having already read it? I dont have a copy...and how i'm awesome is that i'm telling you to never ever see the musical version because its really really bad. I say this as a lover of musicals. Really. Awful.

    1. But of course! Was that you not leaving your email address though?! (I kid, I kid. Cause I have yours so it's fine ;) )

  4. Okay, so you actually sent me this book already for RAK so I'm not entering, but I just had to say KUDOS FOR THE DOUBLE HELPING OF SKARSGARD. :P

  5. Agreed about Alexander :) Haven't read this book so would love to win!

  6. Is the giveaway international? if yes please enter me :)

    1. Yes it is, sorry, I should have added this in the post! *edits post*

  7. This has been on my TBR list for well, forever. Thnaks for the giveaway.

  8. Very clever it. THANKS for the giveaway.



    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  9. I have never read Wilkie, so would love to try!
    thanks for the international give away:-)

  10. WILKIE! Please yes maybe?

  11. I'd love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  12. As someone who is trying to read more classics and hasn't read any WILKIE I'm entering! Why am I awesome? Because I'm Canadian and we're all awesome! (Though I think that statement also goes against every sense of Canadian humility.)
    good books and a cup of tea (at) live (dot) com

  13. Oooh oooh, I've been hearing such great things about this book lately and I've never read it! (Gasp, I know!)

    1. Good grief, forgot my email addy:

  14. I have never heard of this author. I would love to read this book.

  15. I have never read Wilkie Collins but he's one my daughter's favorite writers.


  16. Please count me in. Would definitely appreciate the awesomeness of this book as it would go straight to the top of my to-read pile and with two small children you can imagine how tall that pile is... Thanks! Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

  17. GIFS!!! I love the gifs.
    I haven't read Wilkie Collins yet (gasp!) but I have two books on my TBR. I'm sure that list will grow.
    How can I justify being awesome in a comment? This would take some effort. I'll just throw in some words and hope one of them is good enough. English major. Harry Potter lover. Member of The Classics Club. Writer. I live with Severus Snape.
    My email: lostgenerationreader[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Have read this book, so please, don't enter me just here to say Hi'

    What's it like to be a human
    the bird asked

    I myself don't know
    it's being held prisoner by your skin
    while reaching infinity
    being a captive of your scrap of time
    while touching eternity
    being hopelessly uncertain
    and helplessly hopeful
    being a needle of frost
    and a handful of heat
    breathing in the air
    and choking wordlessly
    it's being on fire
    with a nest made of ashes
    eating bread
    while filling up on hunger
    it's dying without love
    it's loving through death

    That's funny said the bird
    and flew effortlessly up into the air.

    Anna Kamienska

  19. For someone who has read a lot of crime, mystery, and suspense books, I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read Wilkie Collins' works! And he has been taunting me for quite a while now! (Oh man!)


  20. I have not heard of this one I must say. So thanks for the intro! Yup, sometimes the internet just sucks right! And to think we thought it so smart.

    Ooo...Eric Northman! Yes please!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  21. I am awesome because I have already read a book by Mr. Wilkie Collins! However, I am not perfectly awesome because I haven't read The Women in White. Fingers crossed for this giveaway though!


  22. I'm ashamed to say I haven't read anything by Wilkie Collins. Please put my name in the hat!

    Keep up the good work, Laura!!


  23. Have you read Drood by Dan Simmons? It's a fictional story told by Wilkie Collins about Dickens. It was very good. I've been curious about Wilie's work since reading that book.

    nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  24. This one is on my list to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I have read Collins' short story, and liked it! So count me in to your giveaway, The Woman in White is in my classics reading list.

    joviemaria at yahoo dot com

  26. I am awesome because I am a nerdfighter, if you don't know what that is look it up on youtube, trust me.

  27. So I am totally curious about him now. I am going to add a few of his books to my To Be Read list, including this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the recommendation.


  28. This is one of my favorite books. I read it probably 15 years ago (or more!). It's definitely due for a re-read. :)

    jen @ underagraysky (dot)com

  29. I haven't read of his books *hangs head*.
    Thank you for a great giveaway - love the animations.
    My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com

  30. I'd love to win this! kmfuller94(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. I haven't read Wilkie so I guess this book would be a good place to start.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  32. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  33. So I haven't ready anything by Wilkie Collins, would love to give this a go!

    sahmaegan @ gmail . com


  34. As a brand new follower, I like your posts. Wilkie Collins is a author that I keep circling around;knowing that its a classic must read and then I get sidetracked by other classics that I read(Hemingway, Capote(love the short story about fruit cakes) so now to get a chance to discover Wilkie Collins through your suggestion to read "Woman in White" would settle me and satisfy my desire to enjoy a classic. I appreciate the chance to have a copy come to me! I am a reader. I promote reading by sharing books and am pro-Library in these economic shakey times. I am sad when the Library budgets are slashed and hours cut and employees work less hours. I believe reading is the key to success.

  35. I would love to read this book! :) And, I loved the post. It made me laugh out loud (more than once!)

    Thank you for a great giveaway! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  36. I would love to discover Wilkie! Please enter me!
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  37. bibliophile at
    I'm awesome because I AM! there is no why, only ZUUL!

  38. thanks for making this international!
    gfc follower
    i would love to read this book! great choice

  39. I am awesome because I enjoy reading this awesome blog called Also, this book was recommended to me by another awesome lady, so if it's got two stellar recommendations I've gotta read it!


  40. I would love to read this book. I am Awesome because I'm a Mom.


  41. I would love to read this book! I haven't read anything by Wilkie Collins before.

    I'm awesome because... I'm a girl bass player and who doesn't love that??

    Following you on Twitter now! @kristinshafel
    Email: kristinshafel [@] gmail [.] com

    Thank you!

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. Also... Eric Northman... O_o (swoons) (drool)

  42. Thanks for the giveaway. If you love Wilkie Collins, try Dan Simmons' Drood in which the narrator is Collins.


  43. How fantastic! I've always wanted to read this. Happy to follow your blog now!


  44. Never read it but have always fancied it!

  45. Oh, I'd love to read The Woman in White!

    - new follower
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  46. Thanks for your giveaway of The Woman in White. I have not read it. :) Hope you are enjoying the fall weather. It has turned cold here which makes for perfect "book reading" weather. There's nothing beter than curling up by the fireplace with a good "new" book. :)

  47. Ooops, so excited about the book giveaway, I forgot to leave my email address. Sorry about that. :)

    Again thank you.

  48. I've never read Wilkie Collins but I really want that enough to qualify me as awesome?
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  49. Thanks for the chance to be included for your giveaway. Those pictures (of the handsome men)are great.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  50. I haven't read any Wilkie Collins - thanks for the opportunity!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  51. I've been meaning to read this book for a long time but I still haven't done it :s
    xlacrimax at gmail com

  52. Thanks for the giveaway!
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    And thanks for the yummy pictures of Eric! :)

  53. I haven't read any of her books, so this is a great chance! Thank you! :)