Leave a comment, win a book… Open internationally
The literary bloghop hosted by Melanie at My Book Self offers the chance to win a book at Word by Word and visit other blogs offering books, vouchers and bookish accessories. Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world, you don’t have to have a blog or follow anything, just leave a comment,
To be in to win a copy of:
Our Endless Numbered Days
by Claire Fuller
Peggy Hillcoat is 17 years old and has been back in her family for 2 months now, everything is familiar and strange at the same time. Her father is no longer there, but in his place is an 8-year-old brother Oskar, she hadn’t known of until her return. He is the same age now that she was when she and her father disappeared, for nine years, without trace. – extract from Claire’s review
a) Leave a comment below with your email address (1 entry)
b) Follow me on twitter @clairewords and ReTweet the offer (1 entry)
c) Follow Word by Word (1 entry)
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Thank you for stopping by at Word by Word and Happy Blog Hopping!
N.B. The giveaway closes 12 April, 2015. The winner will be notified by email.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in and entered the Literary Blog Hop to win this excellent book, My Brilliant Friend, originally written in Italian by Elena Ferrante.
And thank you for all the wonderful comments and book recommendations of your favourite translation or book written in a language other than English. As you can see, my TBR is growing!
And the winner of the draw is…..
Congratulations Michelle! I’ll send you an email to ask you for your address details. Please answer this by Sunday 9th November.
Thanks again to everyone who commented and participated and shared such wonderful book recommendations.
Happy Reading All!
From now until Wednesday November 5th Word by Word is participating along with other international bloggers in a Literary Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Judith at Leeswamme’s Blog, an avid reader and reviewer from the Netherlands.
The blog hop offers you the opportunity to win a book here and you can visit other blogs listed below, each one offering a book of literary merit as a giveaway.
Just leave a comment below to enter the draw and on Thursday 6 November I will notify the winner. And seriously, even if you don’t win, you must read this book!
The book is Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and the giveaway is open worldwide.
Win a copy of
My Brilliant Friend!
This entire series is definitely one of my Top Reads of 2014.
Elena Ferrante is an Italian author from Naples, where the books are set. We know little about her as she doesn’t accept interviews and uses a pen name, however that hasn’t prevented her books from becoming a word of mouth sensation. You can read my review of My Brilliant Friend here.
My Brilliant Friend is the story of two friends Elena and Lila growing up in an impoverished neighbourhood of Naples and their efforts to escape the inevitability of their fate, as members of a lower class community.
I found it a compelling read and loved the second book The Story of New Name (reviewed here), as much as the first.
There are three books available in English (I’m reading Book 3 ) and a fourth book due out in 2015. (It was published in Italian on Oct 29 2014).
1. Leave a comment and tell me whether you have ever read a book in a language other than English, or a translated book. If you have, do you have a favourite? (1 entry)
2. Follow this blog. Mention in the comments if you already do. (2 entries)
3. Follow @clairewords on twitter (3 entries)
Then click on the links below to visit other blogs participating in the giveaway.
Make sure to visit the author Juliet Greenwood, whose two books Eden’s Garden and We That Are Left are excellent reads and also reviewed here at Word by Word. Click on the titles to read the reviews.
Note: Thank you to Daniela at Europa Editions for organising a copy of the book.
Thanks to the publisher Viking, Penguin-Random House, one lucky US reader can win a copy of Zelda la Grange’s memoir Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, an in-depth account of her 20-year dedication to her employer Nelson Mandela.
Win a Copy!
To enter the draw, leave a message below or on the book review post here. Only US readers with a valid postal address are able to enter sorry. Entries close Sunday 3 August.
An Additional Entry!
Share one of your favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela to gain an additional entry.
You can find a list of quotes here on Goodreads.
From today until Wednesday June 25th I am participating along with many other international bloggers in a Literary Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Judith at Leeswamme’s Blog, an avid reader and reviewer from the Netherlands.
Comment below to win the books I am offering and visit the other blogs to enter their offers.
I am offering two books, recent reads and not the usual thing you find in a bookshop. Both titles are literary gems, one an award-winning Norwegian translation, the other a riveting, thought-provoking glimpse into a cross cultural family that thanks to blogging and twitter connections I became aware of. They are fabulous reads, but do check out my reviews first to find out if they sound like something you might enjoy.
You can enter for one title only or for both, one comment puts you in the draw for both books, unless you tell me you are only interested in one of the titles. Ok, here they are:
COMMENT to WIN A COPY of
The Blue Room
Carrots and Jaffas
The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik translated by Deborah Dawkin – read my review here.
“a gripping portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine.”
Carrots and Jaffas by Howard Goldenberg – read my review here.
“a glimpse into the heart of an ancient land and a fractured family, through the story of a stolen child.”
To enter the giveaway, open worldwide to anyone whether you have a blog or not, just leave a comment below to be entered in the draw.
Follow my blog Word by Word to get two chances to win and mention it in your comment.
Follow the blog Word by Word and @clairewords on twitter to have three entries in the draw.
If you are already following, make sure to remind me in your comment.
Good Luck and enjoy visiting the other blogs listed here, just click to visit:
Thank you so much to you all for entering and participating in the Literary Blog Hop and visiting Word by Word and thanks to Judith at Leeswammes for hosting it.
I was happy to offer two books that I read very recently and given that I read books by authors from 22 countries last year (What Do We Read?), it seemed appropriate to offer a book that had been translated from a foreign language, alongside a shiny new book just published this month.
Therefore, I am delighted to announce two winners, firstly thanks to the Penguin Group for offering a beautiful copy of Robin Oliveira’s historical novel I Always Loved You.
This book will soon be winging its way to …
And for those who courageously put their name down to read this French literary gem, translated into English, Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck’s Report will soon be on its way to…
Le Rapport de Brodeck
Thanks again to everyone who visited my blog and was able to enter, happy reading to the winners and thank you to those who have decided to follow Word by Word, I hope you find some good recommendations here.
Today and until 12 February, I’m participating in a literary giveaway blog hop hosted by Judith at Leeswammes’ Blog, an avid reader and blogger.
All the blogs listed below are participating and offering a literary giveaway to readers. Just leave a comment below to be in the draw for my giveaway and visit any of the blogs listed below, to be in with a chance to win a book. This giveaway is open to you all, worldwide!
WIN A COPY of
Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck’s Report !
I am giving away a copy of one of the best books I read in 2013, a brilliant English translation of a contemporary French novel and winner of a French literary Prize Brodeck’s Report by Philippe Claudel.
Le Rapport de Brodeck
You can read My Review here or the brief summary I wrote immediately upon finishing it.
Quietly devastatingly brilliant. Claudel takes one village which happens to be near the border – and what is a border but an imagined line – of an occupying nation and uses the village and its resident to portray humanity and its many inclinations, when a stranger rides into town, makes himself comfortable and goes about his business, without letting anyone know what that business was.
Brodeck is tasked with writing an account of events that take place and as he does so, he simultaneously writes another account, his own, of what is occurring now and what has happened to them all in the recent past, he tries to make sense of it, as is his nature and to know what to do.
I have another giveaway running concurrently (only open to US readers), if you like historical fiction, I am offering a copy of the recently published I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira recounting the life of the artist Mary Casssat and her friend Edgar Degas in Paris in the late 1800’s. Read my review here and enter the giveaway here.
Edouard_Dantan Un Coin du Salon, 1880
This is a great opportunity to visit blogs that review literary books and win a book! Entry into the draw via comments are open until 12 February.
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Thanks to the generous team at the Penguin Group, US and today, the day of its publication I offer one lucky reader (you must be resident in the US – sorry) a copy of this fabulous book:
I ALWAYS LOVED YOU
Read my review here of this historical novel set in 1880’s Paris, which the publisher describes as:
A novelization of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s relationship in Belle Époque Paris. It captures the golden age of Impressionism and is peopled with many prominent figures of the movement including artists Édouard Manet and Berthe Morisot (the only other prominent female artist working in Paris at that time).
Robin Oliveira writes with grace and uncommon insight into the lives of artists and the passions and foibles of the human heart.
Leave a comment below if you wish to be in the draw to be held on 12 February!
This giveaway is now closed.
It’s the week for giveaways!
The publisher Penguin is kindly offering a printed copy of Jojo Moyes Me For You to readers based in the US.
If you haven’t read the review, click here.
Just leave a comment below to let me know if you are interested in participating.
And if you are interested in Niki Tulk’s Shadows & Wings, click here to read the review and enter the draw.
I will announce the recipients of both giveaways at the end of the week.
Well the odds of winning this give-away are pretty good, clearly many, many people had already read Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.
So here are the five potential winners, cosy in the prize draw hat.
5 lucky readers keen to read Rebecca
and the winner is…..
Rebecca stays in France!
I happen to know Deidre is participating in NaNoWriMo this month and doing very well, with more than 16,000 words written already. She wrote an excellent post summarising all the research and tips before embarking on this ‘Write a 50,000 word novel in November’ challenge, which you can read here.
She has a great blog which I love reading, especially as she lives here in France as well, so Rebecca will be travelling North and hopefully won’t distract Deidre from her writing endeavour!
Sorry to the other contestants, it was a close call!