It’s giveaway time! Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (23–27 June)

**This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly.**


You can win a copy of all three books (in two lovely hardback volumes) of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below saying that you’re interested before midnight on 27 June. I will then pick a name out of a (metaphorical) hat and announce the lucky winner.

1Q84 is the story of Tengo and Aomame, set in a 1984 Tokyo that somehow morphs into the rather more sinister 1Q84. It wasn’t exactly my favourite read of this year but many others have raved about it and I’m hoping these beautiful books can find a more appreciative home.

This competition is open to anyone living in Europe (sorry, but hardbacks + postage).

This blog hop is run by Judith of Leeswammes. To find out more check out the blog hop announcement. And do take some time to visit some of the other participants, listed below.

List of participants

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Book Journey (US/CA)
  6. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  7. bibliosue
  8. heavenali
  9. I Read That Once…
  10. The Parrish Lantern
  11. The Bibliomouse (Europe)
  12. Tell Me A Story
  13. Seaside Book Nook
  14. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  15. Sam Still Reading
  16. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. Books Thoughts Adventures (North America)
  19. 2,606 Books and Counting
  20. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  21. Literary Winner (US)
  22. Dolce Bellezza
  23. The House of the Seven Tails
  24. The Book Diva’s Reads (US)
  25. Colorimetry
  26. Roof Beam Reader
  27. Kate’s Library
  28. Minding Spot (US)
  29. Silver’s Reviews (US)
  30. Book’d Out
  31. Fingers & Prose (US)
  32. Chocolate and Croissants
  33. Scattered Figments
  34. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  35. The Book Club Blog
  1. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  2. The Book Stop
  3. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  4. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  5. Read in a Single Sitting
  6. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  7. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  8. 1morechapter (US)
  9. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  10. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  11. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  12. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  13. Exurbanis
  14. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Beauty Balm
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  19. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  20. Nose in a book (Europe)
  21. Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews (US)
  22. Giraffe Days
  23. Page Plucker
  24. Based on a True Story
  25. Read, Write & Live
  26. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  27. Ephemeral Digest
  28. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  29. Annette Berglund (US)
  30. Book Nympho
  31. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin’ Gal (US)
  32. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

30 thoughts on “It’s giveaway time! Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (23–27 June)

  1. Maxine June 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Have been looking forward to reading these books and would love the opportunity to win these gorgeous hardback editions (books always read better in hardback!)

  2. LillyB June 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I’ve also heard good things about 1Q84 and would like to compare my reaction with others, so I hope to win!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  3. Ally June 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I have joined the Murakami challenge and I would love to read 1Q84 in English! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. miki June 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I absolutely don’t know this author but i would like to discover those. thanks you for opening this giveaway to europe ( we are often left out)

    all the best

  5. Disincentive June 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Oh my, I would love to win! Thank you for this amazing chance! 🙂
    I’m from Poland 🙂

  6. Ellie June 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    If you’re counting the UK as Europe (I don’t know whereabouts you are, oops!), then this is an AMAZING giveaway! I’ve heard so much about IQ84 but haven’t quite dared tackle them yet – I guess this might be the opportunity I’ve been waiting for… 😉

    Thanks – and happy hopping!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

  7. Sheila (Book Journey) June 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I do not qualify, but wanted to say that the hardcovers of this book are really lovely!

  8. Nose in a book June 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Ellie Yes, I’m counting the UK as Europe (I’m in the UK myself).

    Sheila They’re really lovely objects, these two books.

  9. Karin June 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win.

  10. Jennifer June 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! 🙂 Have been wanting to read IQ64 for some time – would love to see what all of the fuss is about!

  11. Cayce June 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I’m so glad that I live in Europe right now 🙂
    I love Japanese lit, especially Murakami and would love read IQ64.

    Thank you for the chance!

  12. Kristia Miltiadou June 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! they look amazing 🙂

  13. Ana Maria Cristea June 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’d love to win. 😀 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    cristeaanamaria (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Parrish June 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Have & already read this, so please exclude me from this giveaway & accept my best wishes for you enjoyment of this event.


    As a rule when everything is finished
    And only music drifts about like twilight
    I will notice
    His portrait hanging on the wall
    High mountains, foxes flitting past
    Pablo Neruda
    Starts to watch
    This room
    Covered in dust and aphorisms
    While I sit there
    Leafing through books and newspapers
    Chatting with friends
    A hundred times the sun shines in
    But I always miss the occasion
    And Pablo
    Always seems like a shadow
    His chubby chin sunk down
    Searching the room
    For its young owner
    When I am sleepy and unable to dream
    Of sails and summer
    He writes poems for me
    And stealthily
    Leaves them on my grubby desk

  15. Sophia June 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oooh, those do look lovely! I still haven’t read 1Q84 so I’d be thrilled to win this prize. Thanks so much for such a lovely giveaway.

  16. Kristi June 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I’d love to win a copy! I’ve only read one other Murakami and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  17. Fiona H June 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely adore Murakami so would love to win 1Q84, thanks for a great giveaway!

    bookishoutsider at gmail dot com

  18. Yto June 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I am interested ^^ The covers are great and I hope I like the story.

    witchvela at web dot de

  19. josje June 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I would love to win 1Q84, because Murakami is one of my favorite writers! (f.e. Sleep)
    Thank you for the chance to win this book!

  20. Gillian Holmes June 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Please enter me in the draw – thank you.


  21. dan gusset June 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Despite your review I’m still intrigued, and they do look beautiful!

  22. Veronika June 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Amazing prizes! Please enter me! Thank you!

  23. Joanna June 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I’d love to win these although I’m retaining the right to be disappointed. (I read your review!) Thanks!

  24. Tanja Vrljić June 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I love Haruki Murakami. I read a few of his books, but 1Q84 is still on my TBR list.
    tanjavrljic AT gmail DOT com

  25. The Girl June 27, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Oh my goodness how did I nearly forget?! Thank goodness for the ol’ Twitter.

    I have a book friend who is the biggest book worm I’ve ever known. Anything I’ve ever read I text her about and she’s all “OH yeah I’ve read that” but I KNOW she still hasn’t read these. You could be the person who finally allows me to best her in a reading competition!

  26. Maša June 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    OMG! I’m a huge fan of Murakami. 1Q84 is great! I’d love to own hardbacks. this is the best book giveaway I’ve come by so far! 😀

  27. Leeswammes (Judith) June 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    What a brilliant prize, Kate! I’d love to win this. I’m a Murakami fan but haven’t read these books yet.

    Thanks also for joining the giveaway hop! I hope you’re enjoying it.

  28. Iris June 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    What a lovely prize! And such stunning hardbacks. I’m sorry to hear they weren’t your favourite. I have seen many mixed reviews of this title. Nevertheless, I’d like to enter for a chance to win.

  29. Shamara Catama June 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I am sorry that you did not enjoy these books, however I would love to get to read them myself to see whether I enjoy them or not 🙂

  30. Nose in a book June 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The Girl I probably shouldn’t want to help you best your friend, and yet I kinda do 🙂

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