The Literary Blog Hop June 23rd-27th

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 23rd until (and including) Wednesday June 27th.

You could win your choice of one book from these four, all by Australian authors.

When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they must flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless, her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller, her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth’s husband Hans find refuge in London. Here they take breath-taking risks in order to continue their work in secret. But England is not the safe-haven they think it to be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart.

One day, at a suburban barbeque, a man slaps a child who is not his own …  This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event.  In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires.

Carly has dropped out of uni to spend her days surfing and her nights working as a cook in a Manly café. Surfing is the one thing she loves doing … and the only thing that helps her stop thinking about what happened two years ago at schoolies week. And then Carly meets Ryan, a local at the break, fresh out of jail. When Ryan learns the truth, Carly has to decide. Will she let the past bury her? Or can she let go of her anger and shame, and find the courage to be happy? (NB Pre-Order Title)

Imagine losing the most important ten years of your life …Alice is twenty-nine. She adores sleep, chocolate, and her ramshackle new house. She’s newly engaged to the wonderful Nick and is pregnant with her first baby. There’s just one problem. All that was ten years ago …Alice has slipped in a step-aerobics class, hit her head and lost a decade. Now she’s a grown-up, bossy mother of three in the middle of a nasty divorce and her beloved sister Elisabeth isn’t speaking to her. This is her life but not as she knows it. Clearly Alice has made some terrible mistakes. Just how much can happen in a decade? Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be?

Entry details

*Open worldwide

*NB: You MUST qualify for the Bookdepository free shipping to win one of the print books listed – see if your country is listed here, If you do not qualify for free shipping with Bookdepository you can opt $10 gift certificate from AmazonUS

Winner will be drawn via random.org and announced Monday July 2nd

Entries now Closed

Congratulations Melissa

I’d love it if you took a few minutes and poked around the blog, maybe leave a comment or follow me!

Visit the other blog hop participants

Linky List:

  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
  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

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janhvi
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 15:16:04

    Thanks for the giveaway! Such fantastic titles! 🙂

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  2. Psych Babbler
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 16:42:18

    Have only read The Slap from the books mentioned. Thanks for this giveaway…all other books sound intriguing. And it’s great that you have our latest Miles Franklin winner too. 🙂

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  3. Cat
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 07:50:14

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity – great choices!

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  4. Tien
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 15:26:44

    Yay for Aussie lits 😀 It was totally hard to decide which I’d like!!

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  5. Robyn Spacey
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 16:33:36

    I would like to read The Slap. It sounds interesting! Thanks for the give away:-)
    http://www.thebookclubblog.co.za

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  6. mal kaplan
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 21:27:03

    they all sound wonderful. what a great prize!

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  7. Eliane T.
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:21:15

    Great choice of books!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

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  8. Hira Hasnain
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 17:54:55

    Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of the Literary Giveaway Hop.

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  9. Judith
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 20:28:10

    Thanks for the giveaway, Shelleyrae. And for making the button, of course!

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  10. Margaret
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 01:42:07

    Please count me in thank you so for the giveaway!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. bibliomouse
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 19:13:05

    Thanks for the great choice – What Alice Forgot sounds brilliant. I haven’t read many Australian authors so I’ll definitely be having a nosy around your blog!

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