Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Literary Blog Hop!

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!  Who doesn't love that?

I thought this would be the perfect time for me to join Judith's Literary Blog Hop giveaway, because (as usual these days) I am on a quest to make room for some new books on my shelves here at home.  And the best way to do that is to part with some books that I've already read...even if it IS painful to see them go.

So, for this giveaway, I've got 3 gently used books to send to 1 lucky winner!  The books are:

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (one of my fave Oates novels!)
The Never List by Koethi Zan (ARC copy)
Help for the Haunted by John Searles (ARC copy)

US and Canada entries only please!  Enter in the Rafflecopter below...easy as pie.  (Actually, if you bake like I do, it's totally easier than pie.)

And check out the other blogs giving away goodies in this hop too!  Links at the bottom...
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Literary Blog Hop 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


  1. I read WE WERE THE MULVANEYS and wasn't as impressed with it as most people were. It's been a long time, but I think all the family business bored me.

    I'm most interested in HELP FOR THE HAUNTED.

  2. I just started the Never List, so far very spooky.

  3. I read We Were The Mulvaneys several years ago and remember enjoying it very much.

  4. I just read your review of The Never List.... wow... that pulls me in.

  5. The Never List sounds like a book I would enjoy. I have Help for the Haunted in my TBR pile.

  6. The Never List sounds especially good. :o)

  7. These look great, thanks for the giveaway. Enjoyed your review of The Goldfinch, that's next on my list.

  8. I don't know any of them, but i checked those three on Goodreads and would love to have copy of them..thanks for the giveaway

  9. Never read any of them, YAY, but I heard excellent things about We Are The Mulvaneys when it came out. The others were new to me:)

  10. I haven't read any of them. I have We are the Mulvaneys on my TBR but the other two sound equally good :)

  11. I read Help for the Haunted, but it's another that I never wrote a review for and now it may very well be too late. I want to read The Never List, not sure about the Mulvaneys, so I'll leave it to fate!

  12. I haven't read any of those but We Were the Mulvaneys is on my TBR list.

  13. Thanks for joining the giveaway blog hop, Kelly. I hope you have lots of fun!

  14. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! I've never read any Joyce Carol Oates and I would LOVE too, and the two other books look great as well. :) Happy literary blog hop!

  15. I have wanted to read The Never List for a while...although Joyce Carol Oates is one of my favorite authors :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Amber Terry-

  16. I haven't read any of them, but like the sound of the Joyce Carol Oates book. Thanks for participating, hope to see you over at Word by Word :)

  17. Three great books. It does feel good to clear out sometimes. Hope you aren't too busy with Small Fry and Tater Tot. Enjoy the now, it changes fast.

  18. what great reads! thanks for hosting a giveaway!

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

  19. especially looking forward to Oates book, have heard nothing but good!

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

  20. I haven't read any, but The Never List looks really interesting

  21. I'm really interested in We Were the Mulvaneys but the others look pretty good too.

  22. I haven't read any of these books but I'm really interested in The Never List!

  23. Great books! I haven't read Oates in a long while. It's time for some more.

  24. I haven't read any of these, though The Never List is on my TBR list. I haven't read Oates since college, but have always adored her writing. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  25. Help for the Haunted is on my to-read list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. :)

  26. I really want to read Help for the Haunted

  27. Excited about all of them, but totally looking forward to Help for the Haunted!

  28. I haven't read any of these and am most excited for Help for the Haunted. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Help for the haunted for

  30. I've actually read Help for the Haunted and thought it was quite good .. but I'm super interested in both of the others. These kinds of books are right up my alley!
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

  31. I haven't read any of these but I would love to! I'm really interested in Help for the Haunted! Thank you! :)

  32. Help for the Haunted looks particularly interesting.

  33. I have read We Were the Mulvaney's and enjoyed it.

  34. Haven't read any of them yet!! They all look fantastic.

  35. I haven't read any of these but I've heard a lot about The Never List. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. I haven't read any of these books, but I've always wanted to read more Joyce Carol Oates. I've only read a few of her short stories, so We Were the Mulvaneys looks very enticing.

    Thanks so much for hosting this!

  37. All of these books have been on my to-read list for a long time; this is quite a desirable prize for me! This is quite shameful for me to admit, but the truth is I've never read Joyce Carol Oates! I know. Seriously. Please help!

  38. Just what I love: one I haven't read by a favorite author (Oates)
    an author I've been wanting to try (Searles)
    and one I don't know anything about (Zan)

  39. I have not read any of these but I am most excited to read Help for the Haunted.

  40. I haven't read any of these. I'm really interested in Help for the Haunted.


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