Monday, 24 September 2012

Monday Mix Up: Birthday Giveaway & Lockout

Whilst Northern Plunder is primarily a book blog and most of the readers are indeed book lovers, every now and then something else happens in my life which I just have to talk about or need to share with others, when a time like this arises I will post about the subject on a Monday, and thus Monday Mix Up was born.

"A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates."

I recently watched Lockout which stars Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and needless to say it left me wanting to voice my opinion on it. For a movie that was released this year its a little odd that there is a chase scene at the start that last about 5 minutes which looks like it was done about 10 years ago and is part of a game, it was terrible... yet considering this I'd still recommend the movie to those who enjoy these type of movies regardless of how bad the initial CGI was because the rest of the storyline was really good and it deserved a lot more attention that it received - I say this cause not many of my movie buff friends chose to watch it.

Now for the main news! A week ago it was my birthday, and because I'm super lovely I decided to host a giveaway where one lucky follower can win a choice of their own book from The Book Depository/Amazon for £15 or under, of course you have to be a follower to enter and no multiple entries allowed. I held of posting this for a week knowing that I'd be the Follow Friday so I figured the more people here the merrier :D Have fun guys.


  1. What a shocking question. How to whittle the tottering list of future books down to one. Well, at the moment I am sizing up The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima.
    As to favourite book ... That's an even more near-impossible question to answer. Closing my eyes and stabbing at this list, I would say, "Echoes of Betrayal" by Elizabeth Moon.

  2. Book I'd like to win... ummmm... *racks brain to try to narrow it down*... Maybe The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin? It's one that's never, ever come through the shop, but I'd love to read the original! My favourite book this year was maybe In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. It was long, but so absorbing and really got under my skin by the time I finished it. Cheers m'dears! :D

  3. The Book I would like to win is A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield. I have enjoyed her other series and want to see what this one is like.

    I do not think I can name my favorite book of the year. There have been several that really exceeded my expectations, hmmm, I really enjoyed Jeff Abbot's novel Adrenaline, and J. A. Pitts' novel Black Blade Blues. i do not think I could pick an overall favourite though, lol



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