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October 15, 2011 / Leslie

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Judith at Leeswame’s Blog is hosting another Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. Over 50 blogs will be participating. The event will run from From October 15th-19th. Each blog will be offering a book or bookish items of a literary nature.

I am giving away a new copy of Gail Caldwell’s Memior Let’s Take the Long Way Home. I haven’t had a chance to read my copy yet but there are many positive reviews and I hope to read it soon.

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

“It’s an old, old story: I had a friend and we shared everything, and then she died and so we shared that, too.” So begins this gorgeous memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell, a testament to the power of friendship, a story of how an extraordinary bond between two women can illuminate the loneliest, funniest, hardest moments in life, including the final and ultimate challenge.

Giveaway Information

  • Contest is open internationally to anyone with a mailing address to which the post office can deliver.
  • You don’t have to be a subscriber to enter, but new subscribers are always appreciated.
  • To enter leave a comment. Be sure to include your email address in the comment form.
  • The deadline for entry is midnight, October 19th. I will draw one winner who will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address.

Contest is now closed
Winner: Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea

Participating blogs

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Devouring Texts
  3. The Book Whisperer
  4. Seaside Book Nook
  5. The Scarlet Letter (US only)
  6. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  7. Bibliosue
  8. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  9. The Book Diva’s Reads
  10. Gaskella
  11. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  12. Kim’s Bookish Place
  13. The Book Garden
  14. Under My Apple Tree
  15. Helen Smith
  16. Sam Still Reading
  17. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  18. Ephemeral Digest
  19. Bookworm with a View
  20. The Parrish Lantern
  21. Dolce Bellezza
  22. Lena Sledge Blog
  23. Book Clutter
  24. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US only)
  25. The Blue Bookcase
  26. Book Journey (US only)
  27. The House of the Seven Tails (US only)
  1. In One Eye, Out the Other (US only)
  2. Read, Write & Live
  3. Fresh Ink Books
  4. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US only)
  5. Bibliophile By the Sea
  6. Laurie Here Reading & Writing Reviews
  7. Amy’s Book World (US only)
  8. Teadevotee
  9. Joy’s Book Blog
  10. Word Crushes (US only)
  11. Thinking About Loud!
  12. Kinna Reads
  13. Sweeping Me
  14. Minding Spot (US only)
  15. Babies, Books, and Signs (US only)
  16. Lisa Beth Darling
  17. Tony’s Reading List
  18. SusieBookworm (US only)
  19. Tell Me A Story
  20. Close Encounters with the Night Kind
  21. Nerfreader
  22. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Netherlands, Belgium)
  23. Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  24. In Spring it is the Dawn
  25. No Page Left Behind
  26. Elle Lit


  1. Carol Thompson / Oct 15 2011 1:01 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    This sounds like a thought provoking and interesting read and I would like to try it.

    I suffered the lost of a very dear friend not so long ago and I know how that can change one’s life.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com


  2. Lenna (veganlenna) / Oct 15 2011 2:33 am

    Book giveaways are always the best, Even when my bookshelves are breaking up under all the books I have, I am always on the search for something new to read 🙂


  3. Dinda_SI / Oct 15 2011 2:52 am

    Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    The summary of the book sounds interesting.


  4. samstillreading / Oct 15 2011 3:11 am

    I love that there are so many great giveaways on this hop. I have loads of recs already!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. miki / Oct 15 2011 3:54 am

    Thanks you for this international giveaway.



  6. Katie / Oct 15 2011 4:04 am

    Oh, this one is on my TBR list at goodreads! Thanks for a great giveaway!



  7. Laura / Oct 15 2011 5:08 am

    I love memoirs and this one sounds lovely- heartbreaking, but lovely.

    Thanks for the international giveaway 🙂



  8. Rachel (And the plot thickens) / Oct 15 2011 6:43 am

    This novel sounds really compelling… thanks for the giveaway!



  9. Virginie M / Oct 15 2011 6:58 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, you can count me in !
    Best wishes,


  10. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Oct 15 2011 7:06 am

    Glad u are participating Leslie – sounds like a lovely memoir – I’d love to win.

    bibliophilebythesea AT

    Hope u entered my giveaway too:)


  11. Jayme@Beachreader / Oct 15 2011 7:38 am

    This book has been on my TBR list since last year.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  12. Ceri Kay / Oct 15 2011 8:14 am

    Hello, Please enter me into your giveaway. My email is cerievans1[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks!


  13. Karen B / Oct 15 2011 8:24 am

    This sounds like a wonderful read – thank you!


  14. jessica edwards / Oct 15 2011 8:31 am

    nice giveaway


  15. Mystica / Oct 15 2011 8:34 am

    Thanks for opening it to all. Much appreciated.



  16. Anita Yancey / Oct 15 2011 8:46 am

    Thanks for this giveaway. I am a subscriber! I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!



  17. Parrish / Oct 15 2011 8:48 am

    Hi just popping by to say hello, as part of the literary giveaway blog hop.


  18. ikkinlala / Oct 15 2011 10:54 am

    This looks like an interesting read.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca


  19. Sarah Bibi Setar / Oct 15 2011 12:50 pm

    I love the first line of this memoir. It creates expectation in the reader. I look forward to reading this at some point. Thanks for the chance to read this:)



  20. amandasue / Oct 15 2011 1:37 pm

    Sounds like a good book.


  21. Laura H. / Oct 15 2011 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I am already an e-mail subscriber.



  22. krystallarson / Oct 15 2011 1:46 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, this looks like a great novel! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom


  23. Leeswammes / Oct 15 2011 1:57 pm

    This is the first I hear of this book. It sounds very interesting so please enter me.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Leslie.


  24. Leah / Oct 15 2011 2:31 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com


  25. Yto / Oct 15 2011 3:02 pm

    thanks for the giveaway ^^
    the book sounds interesting.

    witchvela at web dot de


  26. Erin / Oct 15 2011 3:34 pm

    I’d love to be entered! Thanks!

    erinreadsblog (at) gmail (dot) com


  27. Joanne / Oct 15 2011 3:59 pm

    Great giveaway!


  28. Lindsey Stefan / Oct 15 2011 7:12 pm

    This book has been on my TBR list for a while! Thanks!


  29. Misha / Oct 15 2011 11:28 pm

    I have the book on my wishlist. Thanks a lot for the giveaway! 🙂


  30. Esme / Oct 16 2011 12:02 am

    Please sign me up for this.


  31. Jaclyn Cotton / Oct 16 2011 2:10 am

    thank you for the great giveaway! i’m a new email subscriber.


  32. Kinna / Oct 16 2011 2:10 am

    Please enter me for the gvieaway and thanks.


  33. Jolainne / Oct 16 2011 3:36 am

    That blurb sounds really good, I can’t wait to read it! Even if I don’t win it, I will buy it for sure! Thanks for the chance! =)


  34. Martina K / Oct 16 2011 4:38 am

    Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and for making you giveaway international.


  35. sharkell / Oct 16 2011 4:58 am

    Would love to read this book, having recently lost one of my best friends to cancer. Thanks.

    slb dot kelly at bigpond dot com


  36. micia / Oct 16 2011 5:48 am

    Thank you for this international giveaway.
    new follower on twitter.


  37. a little tête-à-tête / Oct 16 2011 7:39 am

    YAY! I’ve been wanting to read this one!! 🙂

    Thank you for the chance! lisagoneaussie (at)


  38. Darlene / Oct 16 2011 8:16 am

    Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com


  39. Debbie Rodgers / Oct 16 2011 2:17 pm

    I’ve wanted to read this ever since I read the opening sentence on a Teaser Tuesday (or some such meme). Thanks for the chance to


  40. Rach / Oct 16 2011 3:09 pm

    I’m looking forward to this one. It looks really good. Love stories about friendship – they are always guaranteed to be complex and full of stories 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway


  41. Sandra K321 / Oct 16 2011 3:15 pm

    I haven’t heard of this book before but it sounds like it is a beautifully written book about friendships. I would love to read it, thank you.


  42. Mary Ward / Oct 16 2011 3:46 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read this book.


  43. aliasgirl / Oct 16 2011 5:17 pm

    Thanks for making it international! would love to win 🙂

    aliasgirl at libero dot it


  44. Mary Preston / Oct 16 2011 5:40 pm

    LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME looks wonderful thank you.



  45. Renee Richardson / Oct 16 2011 5:50 pm

    This sounds like a sweet story. Thank you for the incredible giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com


  46. Elaine R / Oct 16 2011 8:10 pm

    This sounds like such an interesting book to read-thankyou for the giveaway!


  47. Dianne / Oct 16 2011 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the giveway. Reviews have been outstanding.


  48. Tirabaralla / Oct 16 2011 9:49 pm

    Thank you for this, sounds like a beautiful book.


  49. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out / Oct 16 2011 10:09 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway, this title is already on my wishlist 🙂

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    bookd.out at gmail dot com


  50. neer / Oct 17 2011 3:53 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am intrigued by the opening lines…and now we share that too…



  51. aikchien / Oct 17 2011 4:23 am

    I love the cover, and also the synopsis. A story of friendship is most endearing.


  52. Sabrina / Oct 17 2011 4:46 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I’d love to read Gail Caldwell. Please count me in.

    thinkingaboutloud at googlemail dot com


  53. joyofbooking / Oct 17 2011 1:11 pm

    This looks great! And I’m a new subscriber – I found you through this hop. I’m at thejoyofbooking at gmail dot com.


  54. Lyndsey / Oct 17 2011 3:11 pm

    Hi there, really interested in reading this. Thank you very much x


  55. quixoticweetzie / Oct 17 2011 4:57 pm

    Please count me in. Thanks!



  56. Danah (@Peppermint1013) / Oct 17 2011 5:37 pm

    The short description got me interested in reading this book.
    Thank you for the giveaway!


  57. Christine SD / Oct 17 2011 9:07 pm

    Ah, I love books about friendship!
    Thanks for this giveaway!



  58. Judy Cox / Oct 17 2011 10:41 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. This looks very interesting. I would love to read it.



  59. readwriteandlive / Oct 18 2011 1:09 am

    This book definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Thank you for hosting!
    Email: readwriteandlive[at]hotmail[dot]com


  60. Michelle / Oct 18 2011 3:12 am

    Such a beautiful and poignant begining to a book. Would love to read more.
    Thank you for having this generous giveaway!

    Email : m_foong(at)yahoo(dot)com


  61. Janhvi / Oct 18 2011 6:59 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Let’s Take the Long Way Home sounds good:)

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com


  62. Marci J / Oct 18 2011 8:16 am

    thank you for the chance!


  63. Sweeping Me / Oct 18 2011 9:27 am

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    mary_reiss @


  64. desitheblonde / Oct 18 2011 10:09 am i love the cover of the book and would love to read it
    i do read to much


  65. Wendy Hatton / Oct 18 2011 10:23 am

    I’d love to be entered in your draw please.


  66. Jennifer Ryder / Oct 18 2011 12:09 pm

    This sounds like a touching, bittersweet book that I’d love to read.
    Thank you.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com


  67. Amy / Oct 18 2011 1:29 pm

    I would like to read this book. Thank you for the contest.


  68. Sidne / Oct 18 2011 3:13 pm

    love a nice book giveaway!


  69. Nicole Sender / Oct 18 2011 4:40 pm

    I’d love to read Let;s Take tjhe Long Way Home.


  70. monica / Oct 18 2011 5:10 pm

    sounds like an emotion provoking read, love it!


  71. Laurie Carlson (@laurieisreading) / Oct 19 2011 6:43 am

    Thanks SO much for the giveaway!
    Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com


  72. terri dion / Oct 19 2011 11:45 am

    good luck to all!!


  73. Sally Guillen / Oct 19 2011 4:16 pm

    Would love to win this thank you for the great prize.

    Sally G


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