Fancy Pants Thursday: The Literary Giveaway Hop!

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Well hello there! I have decided to go all fancy-schmancy on you today and participate in the Literary Blog Hop, kindly hosted by My Book Self. This hop is dedicated to books that “have literary merit” which means you won’t find any YA or MG or sci fi or any of that rabble on this hop.  Just books for grown ups.  The hop runs from April 2 to April 12 and there are a number of other blogs participating, so don’t forget to hop along using the linky and enter the other giveaways.

I am offering one winner, anywhere in the world, a tome off my very own shelf.  It is a beautiful hardback dust-jacketed edition that I had the very best intentions toward, but I just can’t see myself getting to in the foreseeable future, so off to a more worthy home it shall go.  It is The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser.


*Bruce not included in prize*

Beautiful, no?  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn’t sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive–by his mother’s infirmities, as well as by Nelly’s attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

In case you are wondering about the literary merit of this tome, it has won several awards, and one reviewer on Goodreads described it as “one literary-ass book” and that should be good enough for anyone.  To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter link below.

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Until next time,



27 thoughts on “Fancy Pants Thursday: The Literary Giveaway Hop!

  1. That is such a great question. Sometimes I am very wary of books described as literary. I worry that I may not be in the right ‘mood’ or need a lot of time to digest what I’m reading. Now, literary-ass on the other hand…:)


  2. If books are divided up by genres, I usually go to the literary first and then mystery, non-fiction if they have it. I don’t like all literary book, it is just that some of my favorites reside in that catergory.


  3. When a book is classified as literary, it tells me it’s a “read at home” book and not a “read during my breaks at work” book.


  4. A Literary classified book makes me stop and pause, but I have read many and loved most of them. If I don’t recognize the title, I will check out the book on line.

    Judy Cox


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