Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: enter to win a free book! (UPDATED)

This contest is my way of saying thanks for visiting the blog. Regardless of how many times you’ve stopped by before, I hope you’ll decide to make a habit of it.

The lucky winner will receive a copy of the new commemorative edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The classic science fiction children’s book turned fifty this month.


  1. Anyone can enter.
  2. All you need is a post office–recognized address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
  3. You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! You can also follow by email or RSS (see sidebar) and like me on Facebook for more of my writing here and all over the web.
  4. To win, comment and include your email address and (this next part is optional) tell me what your favorite book is and why.
  5. You can enter the giveaway until Wednesday, February 22. I will close the giveaway at midnight EST, early Thursday morning. The winner will be announced in an update of this post.
  6. Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
  7. I will notify the winner by email. The winner needs to answer my email within three days, or I’ll pick a new winner.

Check out these other great blogs for more giveaways:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  3. Lit Endeavors (US)
  4. The Book Whisperer
  5. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  6. 2606 Books and Counting
  7. The Parrish Lantern
  8. Sam Still Reading
  9. Bookworm with a view
  10. Breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  11. Seaside Book Nook
  12. Elle Lit (US)
  13. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  14. Tell Me A Story
  15. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  16. Book’d Out
  17. Uniflame Creates
  18. Withdrawn
  19. An Armchair by the Sea (UK)
  20. bibliosue
  21. Lena Sledge’s Blog (US)
  22. Roof Beam Reader
  23. Misprinted Pages
  24. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Dutch readers)
  25. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  26. Indie Reader Houston
  27. Book Clutter
  28. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US)
  29. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  30. Sweeping Me
  1. Caribousmom (US)
  2. Minding Spot (US)
  3. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  4. The Book Diva’s Reads
  5. The Blue Bookcase
  6. Thinking About Loud!
  7. write meg! (US)
  8. Devouring Texts
  9. Thirty Creative Studio (US)
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Dolce Bellezza (US)
  12. Simple Clockwork
  13. Chocolate and Croissants
  14. The Scarlet Letter (US)
  15. Reflections from the Hinterland (N. America)
  16. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  17. Readerbuzz (US)
  18. Must Read Faster (N. America)
  19. Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry
  20. carolinareti
  21. Withdrawn
  22. Ephemeral Digest
  23. Scattered Figments (UK)
  24. Bibliophile By the Sea
  25. The Blog of Litwits (US)
  26. Kate Austin
  27. Alice Anderson (US)
  28. Always Cooking up Something

UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered! The giveaway was a success, and I was pleased to see so many new people on the blog. I hope you all decide to stick around.

Now for the winner! The lucky lady whose name was picked from a hat is Stephanie Ward, who left this comment:

“My favorite children’s book is A Wrinkle in Time!! I about freaked when I saw your giveaway! It had a huge impact on me – it’s the book that made me into such a bibliophile!! I don’t have a copy and winning the anniversary edition would be so wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!”

Glad to give a fellow book lover a little joy. Stephanie, you’ll receive an email from me shortly. Please respond before Sunday! Thanks!

Everyone else, please let me know if you’d like to see more giveaways here in the future by leaving a comment on my Facebook page.

124 thoughts on “Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: enter to win a free book! (UPDATED)

  1. ikkinlala

    You know that’s an impossible question, right? I love too many.

    If I had to choose just one book to last the rest of my life, I’d choose a blank journal.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  2. mariahoverlock

    Hey! nice blog! i’m following your facebook page now.
    honestly, A Wrinkle in Time is my favorite book. I’m not even kidding. I tell everybody. I’ve been so excited about this anniversary edition of it. Thanks for having an awesome giveaway.

  3. Francine Anchondo

    It is hard to pick one favorite but I am going with a classic A tale of two cites by Charles Dickens because I love the writing and the mystery.

    1. Stephanie

      Oooh, interesting choice. How does that compare to the movie, by chance? I know some children’s movies can be very different from the books they’re based on.

  4. Emily O (ReadingWhileFemale)

    It’s always so hard to pick a favorite book. I think I’ll go with The Hobbit, because I read it so many times as a kid. I think it was one of the first books I truly fell in love with.
    I remember reading and loving A Wrinkle in Time when I was young too. I liked it so much I got the audiobook so I could listen to it at night as a bedtime story.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Miri

    Okay, I’d REALLY love to get that book as I’ve never read it but it’s already on my wishlist for such a long time. Thank you so much for offering it in a giveaway!

    I don’t necessarily have a favorite book, but as the Harry Potter series kind of grew up with me – or I grew up with these wonderful books – I’d have to choose them. The Prisoner of Azkaban, if you’d like to name only one, but of course this one wouldn’t be as awesome without the six others.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    miriamreads [at] web [dot] de

    1. Stephanie

      Thank you, Cheryl! And sorry! Your comment got marked as spam, probably because of the links. Good thing I caught it! Good luck and do stop by again. Good to know people are still reading A Wrinkle in Time and passing it on to future generations. When I have kids, this will definitely be on the bookshelf for them.

  6. Kristi

    Thanks for the giveaway! I loved A Wrinkle in Time as a child and would love to have my kids read it.

    My favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. The writing is amazing, and it’s one of those books that really gets you emotionally involved. The characters are some of the best I’ve ever read.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  7. Judy Cox

    Thanks for your giveaway. My all time favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.


    1. Stephanie

      Have you read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I know people who like either/or, but I’m curious what someone who loves the original thinks about the recent zombie-spliced version.

  8. Debbie Rodgers

    My all time favourite book is Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman. I fell in love with this story of the Canadian North in the early twentieth century when I was in eighth grade.

    Thanks for the chance to win this classic! debbie at exurbanis (dot) com

  9. David Magill

    I think Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle is an awesome satire of black life in America. but Max Brooks’ World War Z is one of my favorite “pleasure reads” ever — and I teach it all the time! So hard to choose!

      1. Stephanie

        Why did I not see that your name was David Magill. I’m a dummy. HELLO, DR. MAGILL. :) Silly me! I guess I just got caught up in the whirlwind of comments.

  10. Cassandra

    Hmmm….my favorite book? It’s probably One Hundred Years of Solitude. I don’t know why exactly, but I do know that I have never looked at a book the same way since. My reading tastes completely changed, and I’m the better for it.

  11. Marla W.

    Picking a favorite (just one)??? YIKES…I’ll pick a recent fave – 11/22/63 by Stephen King. What an amazing writer!! I love the way he builds a story (full of surprises and intrigue), how he creates characters that are rich and deep and he develops them (even the smaller background characters) to the point that you feel you “know” them! Also loved the subject matter (JFK assassination and time travel).

  12. Sarah

    Ohhhh, it’s so hard to pick one. In the past few years, I’d have to say Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell because it’s smart and hilarious. And, I can relate. Yes, I’m a bit of a history nerd. :)

  13. Stephanie Ward

    My favorite children’s book is A Wrinkle in Time!! I about freaked when I saw your giveaway! It had a huge impact on me – it’s the book that made me into such a bibliophile!! I don’t have a copy and winning the anniversary edition would be so wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!


    1. Stephanie

      Glad to hear so many people think as fondly about A Wrinkle in Time as I do. Thanks for entering and dropping by the blog, Stephanie—hey, that’s my name, too! :)

  14. Leeswammes

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite book is a Dutch book that I first read when I was 13. I didn’t understand all of it, but knew it was a great book. It’s called Beyond Sleep and it’s by one of my favorite writers, W. F. Hermans.

  15. Malvina Beatrice

    Right now my favourite book is Like The Flowing River by Paolo Coelho is truly inspiring.
    Thank you.

    1. Stephanie

      Oooh, I recently heard some interesting news about Coelho. I’ve been meaning to do a post about that. I’ll put that one on my reading list! Thanks for entering the giveaway and visiting the blog.

  16. curlygeek04

    Wrinkle in Time is definitely one of my favorites and I would love to win this edition. I’d say my all time favorite is Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy. I also love the Oz series by L. Frank Baum.

  17. Sheila K.

    My favorite book of all time is Silence of the Lambs—I reread it every few years, and it remains satisfyingly creepy; a brilliant tale brilliantly written!

    A Wrinkle in Time, however, is my absolute favorite book from childhood—it led to a life-long love affair with science fiction!

    1. Stephanie

      Nice pick with Silence of the Lambs! Very creepy stuff. A Wrinkle in Time is a favorite of mine from childhood, too, along with some other books that have been named here in the comments, such as Charlotte’s Web. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Sheila, and for stopping by the blog!

  18. Birgit

    My fav books is one hardly anyone seems to know – “The Complete Ivory” by Doris Egan (better known for working on series such as House MD) which is a trilogy following the adventures of Theodora in a world full of magic. Awesome world building and needless to say I totally love Theo as a heroine with all her flaws and struggles in a strange world, which makes her both likeable and relateable. I re-read this book every other year or so and simply don’t grow tired of it :-)!

    1. Stephanie

      I LOVE House, so I’ll be sure to look that one up. Thanks for the recommendation. Speaking of House, have you tried The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie? Actually pretty enjoyable.

      Thanks for coming by and entering. Good luck!

    1. Stephanie

      Have you read his latest, Julie? I should definitely read more Stephen King. I must admit I’ve never really exposed myself to his writing. I’ll make sure to add The Stand to my reading list. Thanks for entering the giveaway and visiting the blog! Best of luck, and enjoy the blog hop.

  19. Jane Doe

    This is so neat. I can’t wait to check out the other blogs. My favorite book would have to be “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell because the characters are so strong & the story is so epic.
    My email address is:

  20. Leslie

    A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books, and the book that got me interested in science fiction at an early age. As for choosing one favorite? I’m too eclectic a reader and have favorites in many genres… they would get jealous of each other if I picked just one!

    1. Stephanie

      Yes! A Wrinkle in Time was wonderful early exposure to sci-fi for me, too. Not many children’s books seem to be like that, huh? I’d like to know of more with the same influence on young readers.

  21. oriana

    one fav book???? its difficult..i could tell you one of my latest favourite:
    THe house of spirits
    thanks you for making this international

  22. Dovile

    My favorite book is Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, as it’s wonderfully written.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. mandy decker

    Hi Wita!

    My favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye, and before that it was The Phantom Tollbooth.
    decker.mandy at gmail

    1. Stephanie

      Yeah! Haven’t read The Phantom Tollbooth, but I do like The Catcher in the Rye. Thanks for entering and dropping by the blog, chica! :) Good to hear from you.

  24. Ryan

    Oh gosh, I have so many favorite I don’t know where to begin. I’ll just name a few ;-) Atlas, Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

    Thanks for the chance.

  25. nomadreader

    I haven’t read this book for years, but the commemorative copy looks awesome! My all-time favorite book is American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. I adore it, and it changed the way I look at marriage. I love when a book can change the way I look at the world.

  26. Carolsue

    My favorite book in a LONG time is Memoirs of a Geisha
    I’d love to win this book!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  27. Virginie M

    Hello from France !!
    This is a book I’d love to read so please enter my name !
    many thanks for this very nice giveaway!
    Greetings from Virginie

  28. Virginie M

    OUppps I forgot to tell you that my favorite book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, I have read it many times and love the plot and the atmosphere.
    Sorry for the double entry !

    1. Stephanie

      Hello from America! :)

      No problem, Virginie! I’ll count your entry as one since you let me know. Thanks for entering and sharing your favorite book!

  29. Katrina Page

    Thanks! Right now I’m in love with The Hunger Games. But I usually change my mind every 5 seconds so we will see how long that lasts. :)
    oneagainst at hotmail dot com

  30. Amy

    One of my favorite books is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, This is a fantastic giveaway, thank you!


  31. miki

    Really hard question hum… re hum….let say my last favorite ^^ psi changeling book 1 ( but book 2 is also great) by nalini sing. That’s paranormal romance but i like the message behind the story too.
    thanks you a lot for opening this giveaway to international, i’ve heard several time about this book but i’ve never read it so thanks you for this opportunity

    all the btes


    1. Stephanie

      Hmm, I don’t know that I’ve read any paranormal romance! Maybe it’s time to change that. Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog and enter the giveaway.

  32. Tiffany Drew

    I honestly do not have just one favorite book, that is impossible! There are too many genres and completely different yet amazing books that I could never just pick one. But I can tell you that I absolutely loved The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst, so that is definitely up there towards the top :) Thank you for the excellent giveaway!


    1. Stephanie

      I know how hard it is to pick just one! Any one of your favorites is fine. Thanks for introducing me to The Dogs of Babel and for entering the giveaway. Good luck!

  33. Jennifer O @ Lit Endeavors

    If someone held a gun to my head, demanding that I answer this question, it wouldn’t make it a bit easier. I could maybe narrow it down to five: Madame Bovary,. Anna Karenina, The Crack-Up, Stanley Kunitz’s Collected Poems, Love in Time of Cholera, and Foucault’s Pendulum! litendeavors(at)

    1. Stephanie

      It certainly wouldn’t! Though I think, if put under THAT kind of pressure, we’d all spit out only one thing if our lives depended on it. Thankfully, no need for that here. Your top five just mean more great recommendations for me and everyone else reading! Thanks for entering, Jennifer!

  34. neer

    Thanks for the giveaway. One of my favourite books is Paul Scott’s The Birds of Paradise.


  35. Kinna

    My goodness, one favorite book! That’s hard. But I’ve looked over your site and I think you would like The Laws of Evening, a collection of short stories by Mary Yukari Waters.


    Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Iris

    Eeeh! I want to read A Wrinkle in Time so badly! I’d love to be entered :)

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

    I looked around on your blog and really like what I saw. I can’t believe I haven’t “met” your blog before :)

    Now for the hard part. One favourite book? First, I want to second Kinna’s recommendation of “The Laws of Evening”. I found it hard to get into short stories before I read that collection, whichI absolutely loved. I’ll go with Jane Eyre as my own favourite book (I know, hardly original).

    1. Stephanie

      Why thank you, Iris! I’m glad you like the blog. That means a lot. Please feel free to come back anytime. :)

      I will definitely look for The Laws of Evening!

  37. Helen

    My favorite books are paranormal or historical romances. I really like the witchy ones.
    helldog3 at

  38. Rachel Shaffer

    everynewday at hotmail dot com

    I have lots of faves but I guess The Giver, The Secret Garden, Harry Potter?

  39. Alex W.

    Thank you so very much! :) I love all sorts of books! Like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, White Fang, Protector of the Small series hahahaha

  40. Darlene

    I absolutely adored The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you can, listen to the audiobook because the performance is amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  41. Nina

    Hi! My favorite book currently is The Giver and A Wrinkle in Time is actually a very close second. :) My last copy got ruined when my basement flooded so I would love love love another copy. My email is nms 285 @

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