It’s here! Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (25–29 June)

** This competition is now closed. Winners announced here. **

Give Away Blog Hop!

WIN a copy of Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs or Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below saying which book you’d prefer, if you have a preference, before midnight on Wednesday 29 June. I will then pick a name out of a hat and announce the lucky winners.

Naked Lunch, first published in 1959, is sometimes called a modern classic. A series of loosely related vignettes travel from the US to Mexico to the dream state “Interzone” and cover topics including drug addiction, politics and murder. It’s dark and there’s a lot of bad language. You have been warned!

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths is a partially fictionalised autobiography. “Sophia” lives in London, eking a meagre living as an artist in a commercial studio. She and her artist lover Charles marry young and struggle against poverty, a fight that gets harder when Sophia falls pregnant and loses her job. (You can read my recent review of this book here.)

Both books are “spare” copies that have not been read, but have been sat on my shelves for a while. I hope someone can give them a loving home! This competition is open to anyone living anywhere.

This blog hop with a literary flavour is being run by Judith of Leeswammes. To find out more check out the blog hop starting post. And do take some time to visit some of the other participants, listed below.

List of participants

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva’s Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book’d Out (Int)
  22. The Readers’ Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita’s Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)
  1. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let’s Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy’s Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony’s Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge’s Blog…Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)

99 thoughts on “It’s here! Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (25–29 June)

  1. Laura June 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths sounds really interesting- I’d love to win it hehe!

  2. Melissa C. June 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I would like to win Naked Lunch! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Lyndsey June 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Hello! Please can you enter me for the spoons. Thanks very much, Lyndsey

  4. bex June 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I’d like to win Spoons please!
    🙂

  5. Mel u June 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Hi-l would love to win Our Spoons Come from Woolworth

    thanks for offering this

    rereadinglives(at)gmail.com

  6. Tony June 25, 2011 at 12:14 am

    ‘Naked Lunch’ would be wonderful – something I’ve never got around to reading 🙂

    E-mail:

    tonymalone at y7mail dot com

  7. Elizabeth June 25, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Love your blog name and header…I am one of the participating blogs and wanted to stop by to say hello and enter the contest.

    First-time visitor.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

    THANKS.

    I have two separate giveaways going on…one is for NIGHT TRAIN and one is my Blog Hop giveaway of HOW TO READ THE AIR.

    PLEASE STOP BY!!!

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

  8. Misha June 25, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mishamary@gmail.com

  9. Shana June 25, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I would be thrilled to win either book! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Shana
    Shanaelyse@gmail.com

  10. gautami tripathy June 25, 2011 at 6:05 am

    May I request to enter for Naked Lunch?

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

  11. Mystica June 25, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I’d like to be counted for Naked Lunch please.

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Sam June 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    They both sound great – I wouldn’t mind winning either!
    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great weekend 🙂

  13. Annabel (gaskella) June 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I would love to win ‘Our spoons came from Woolworths’ – heard a lot about this book. Thank you.

  14. Becca A. June 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Either one would be great! Thanks!

    kimie142002 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  15. Carol Thompson June 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and for being prepared to ship worldwide.

    Much appreciated.

    I read The Naked Lunch many years ago and found it fascinating as I recall.

    So I am torn about which book to select but as I have never heard of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, I would select that as my choice.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  16. sakura June 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I’ve heard so much about Comyns and have Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead on my TBR, but I’m eager to read more. Please put my name down for Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.

  17. Mary Preston June 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I would love to read either thank you, but ‘Our Spoons Came From Woolworths’ would be my first choice. Cheers!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  18. The Girl June 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Argh! Free books! This has just made this awful hangover I’m suffering lessen a little.

    I would very much like to win ‘Naked Lunch’ – if it’s a modern classic then I HAVE to read it to fulfil my reading Classics resolution!

    But quite honestly, any free book is a book I want.

  19. Darrell June 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I think Naked Lunch would be my choice here.

  20. Rachel June 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Naked Lunch has been on my ‘must read one day’ list forever. I’d love to read it!

  21. Kinna June 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Naked Lunch would be my choice. Thanks for offering the books.

  22. dogwood June 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Naked Lunch has been on my to-read list for a while now, so that’s my first choice. The other sounds really good too so I guess it’s going on the list…

    dogwoodlane at suddenlink dot net

  23. Nupur June 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve love to be entered for Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

  24. Birgit June 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I’d pick Our Spoons Came From Woolworths!
    Thank you 🙂 1

  25. Iris June 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’d like to be entered for “Our Spoons Came From Woolworths”, since I have wanted to read Barbara Comyns for ages!

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  26. LizzySiddal June 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Please enter me in the Spoons hat please.

  27. Jel June 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    enter me pls, i want to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths =)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  28. debnance at readerbuzz June 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I’d love to win either book! debnance at gmail dot com

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

    My mother has been sick and I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. But I’ve started a monthly giveaway on my blog and I’ve got a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for Anna and the French Kiss! It’s a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for a $25 Amazon card!

    If you follow me, let me know. I always follow back!

  29. Karin June 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity to get “Spoons”
    groetjes,
    Karin

  30. Hikari Black June 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I’d love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolsworth!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Hikari
    hikablack(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. Ellie June 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of ‘Naked Lunch’ – I’ve just discovered the Beat generation and I’m on a bit of a roll! Thank you, what a great prize!

  32. Thais June 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Naked Lunch.

  33. Parrish June 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Hi & please put me down for Naked Lunch as Burroughs is a writer I’m re-investigating at the mo. thanks

  34. diane June 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Either book sounds delightful!

    I’m on the blog hop tour as well, and hope you have a chance to stop by, and will enter my giveaway.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  35. Mary Ellen Thompson June 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. Thank you for the chance to win!

    methom@earthlink.net

  36. Nadine Nys June 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Either book sounds interesting…

    nadinenysATgmailDOTcom

  37. Brittany Gale June 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    These both sound great. I’d be happy with either. Thanks!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

  38. Amanda June 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I would like to win Naked Lunch. Thanks!

    alewis1100 at hotmail dot com

  39. Cassandra June 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’d like to read Naked Lunch, I think. I didn’t realize that Mexico worked its way in there, and I’m fascinated by anything concerning American writers in Mexico. Thanks!

  40. Kristi June 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I would love to win either! Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Mae June 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Spoons please!!

    madbibliophile@gmail.com

  42. Sabrina June 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I’ dlike to win Naked Lunch. I have that on my tbr list forever. Thanks for hosting this.

  43. Sabrina June 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’ dlike to win Naked Lunch. I have that on my tbr list forever. Thanks for hosting this. thinkingaboutloud@googlemail.com

  44. Helen June 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.

  45. karenk June 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    please count me in…thanks 🙂

  46. Darlene June 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I’d be happy with either book!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Patty Burt June 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Jumping up and down for Spoons Please!

  48. Anne June 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I would love to win either one – I can’t pick!!

  49. stacybuckeye June 26, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I’d love to win Naked Lunch!
    stacybooks at yahoo

  50. Col (Col Reads) June 26, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I’d love to win Spoons. Thanks for the great giveaway! cuc15 at psu dot edu

  51. Tiffany D. June 26, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway. I’d love to be entered to win Spoons please! Thanks for the chance 🙂

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

  52. Janelle Ashton June 26, 2011 at 3:18 am

    I’d love to read Our Spoons Came From Woolworths!
    Best wishes and thank for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

  53. Kara@GreatImaginations June 26, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I think I’d like to be entered to win Spoons. Thanks!!

    Kara

    Survivorluvr33 at gmail dot com

  54. Scarlet Kira June 26, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Naked Lunch would be my choice. Thanks for the giveaway.
    scarlet_kira(at)live(dot)com

  55. Lena June 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I would like to win Naked Lunch. Great book selection. Thanks for offering the giveaway. I found your blog through the blog hop giveaway. I am currently following you through RSS, and I’m also participating in the blog hop.

    http://www.lenasledgeblog.com

    lenasledge (at) gmail(dot)com

  56. Elizabeth June 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I’d like to read Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, by Barbara Comyns. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Elizabeth
    etrabelsieATgmailDOTcom

  57. Debbie Rodgers June 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworth’s sounds really good – I’d love to win it – thanks for the chance!

  58. Uniflame June 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. It sounds really interesting 🙂

    Thanks!

  59. xlacrimax June 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Either of the books would be great for me. Thanks!

  60. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries June 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Naked Lunch is one that I read when I was younger (kind of ho-hum for me then), then re-read when I was older (I liked it a lot more). Our Spoons Came from Woolworth’s seems as though it would be a great emotional read – how the choices we make in haste affect the rest of our lives. Thanks for the chance to win!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

  61. jen7waters June 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns, for me! 🙂

  62. LizC June 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths sounds fascinating!
    Thanks so much for sharing the news on the giveaway – it’s a lot of fun!

  63. Cindy Macbeth June 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I’d love to win “Our Spoons Came From Woolworths” by Barbara Comyns.
    Thank you for the chance to win giveaway.

  64. Laurie Brown June 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
    thanks for the giveaway

  65. Mia J June 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I would be thrilled to win “Our Spoons Came from Woolworths” It sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

  66. Hazra June 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I’d love to win Naked Lunch!

    Thanks so much 🙂

    ahazraDOT88ATgmailDOTCOM

  67. Leeswammes (Judith) June 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Oour Spoons Come from Woolworths sounds really nice, please enter me for that.

    Thanks for the giveaway, nice choice of books!

  68. Ceri Kay June 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to win Naked Lunch. My email address is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Thanks.

  69. Susanna P June 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Naked Lunch.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  70. Linda Kish June 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I would prefer Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. I understand that kind of poverty. I lived it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  71. Tanya June 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I would love Naked Lunch, thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  72. Shannon J. June 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I’d love either but my first pick would be Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns! thank you for the giveaway!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

  73. Dinda_SI June 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.
    Thanks for the chance !!!

  74. Ricki June 27, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I love the title of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, so I would like to win that one.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

  75. Lily June 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Naked Lunch – I have at least two friends who will no longer respect me if I don’t read this by the end of the year!

  76. Shannon June 27, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Oh, I’d love to read Naked Lunch!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Rad Hall June 27, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I’d be good with either. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  78. Aik June 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’d love to win Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs! Thanks!

  79. Janhvi Jagtap June 27, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Our Spoons came from Woolworths sounds really good and i would love to read it!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  80. Pia C June 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I’d love to read Our Spoons Came from Woolworth’s. I’ll keep my fingers crossed 😉

  81. Tom V June 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’d love to win either book! Great giveaway.

  82. Victoria June 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve read The Naked Lunch but have had my eye on Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (my favourite shop as a child) for ages.

  83. amandasue June 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Our spoon came from woolworth’s sounds great, and I’ve never heard of it before!

  84. Mare June 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! As I already own Naked Lunch, I’d love the chance to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

  85. Gisele Alv June 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hiiiii! Thank you so so much for the giveaway!
    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns!!

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

  86. Suz June 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win a copy of Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs.

  87. Sabrina Jaede June 28, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I would love an opportunity to win Naked Lunch by Burroughs.

  88. Tirabaralla June 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for the possibility 🙂
    I would like Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns.

  89. Lissette Martinez June 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I’d like to win Naked Lunch, please

    Lissette_125(at)hotmail(dot)com

  90. Amy June 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I would like your copy of Naked Lunch if I win your giveaway. It’s a book I’ve read about but have never read and though I’ve always wanted to!

    Thank you!
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  91. Chris Bertram June 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Naked Lunch for me!

  92. Chloe Hopper June 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I’d like to win ‘Naked Lunch’ !! Thanks for the giveaway

  93. Ellen Trieu June 29, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I would love to be entered to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns! Thank you for the giveaway! (:

  94. Chinoiseries June 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Both sound very interesting. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  95. Wendy Hatton June 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths would be my first pick. Thanks for the opportunity.

  96. Vicki June 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I’d love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.

  97. Sarah Bibi Setar June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway:) I would like to win a copy of The Naked Lunch since I’ve heard so much about it. Thanks for the chance:)

    sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

  98. Joanna June 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to win Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. Thanks!

  99. Kulsuma June 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I’d love to read Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. Thanks!

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