Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (22)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 
(P.S. click the image to go to its Goodreads page)
Bagged:
Secrets by Liz Schulte
Amazon Freebie
Secrets (Guardian Trilogy)
Firefly: A Celebration by Joss Whedon
Birthday present from Fraser
Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition)
In Other News:
Gah, seriously check out the Firefly book, I was crying when I opened it cause I had no idea that Fraser had ordered it for me *o* such a beauty, I’m going to take over a year to read it because its just spectacular. I’m not far off finishing watching S7 of Supernatural either and I have a few reviews planned out for the next week hooray! Oh don’t forget I have two giveaways on going (links above of course) and as always we’re looking to bring on some reviewers to Northern Plunder.


Follow Friday (25)

Q. What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and the book too.

A. Honestly? I never look up words when I don’t understand them, all I do is stop and read the words again in case I misread it and then I’ll continue reading the sentence and by the end of said sentence it normally makes sense, if it doesn’t then I’ll just read the full sentence and BAM! It’ll make sense. I’m just a little slow at times. So unfortunately I don’t have a large word, definition or book to share with you *o*

Wishlist Wednesday (16)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Whilst I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books before I actually only own the last one or two I believe! I know how terrible?

GRHarry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed for ever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!

Cover Reveal: His Black Wings & Giveaway


Astrid Yrigollen

Astrid Yrigollen is a self published author of young adult and children’s books. Astrid started her writing career when she begun work for the international video game giant, Sega of America. Working her way up the ranks, she began writing companion guides for games. With a love for writing fiction since childhood, she took her short stories out of storage and had her first story ever written published. It was only after that she found out that first stories are never published! She has resumed writing full time and has succeeded in putting out the titles, The Doughnut Tree, Mysterious Pootkins, and The Mosswoods–to name a few. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal of Threshold Press and Shock and Awe Magazine. 
His Black Wings
His Black Wings is…
Beauty and the Beast set in the future during a Victorian era revival. 
The Grand Council has brought the world peace, but will it last?
Malice, revenge and lust are not easily defeated…
Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home, following the death of her parents and a vicious attack from a man who intends to marry her. 
She assumes a new identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome, Fredrick Lowood. However, Fredrick’s generosity isn’t without a price and Claren soon finds herself forced into a strange friendship with his disfigured son. 
Unaware of how Claren’s past entwines with his own, 
Etrigan Lowood begins to yearn for her love. 
Unfortunately, the past is not far behind.
Is his love for Claren enough? 
Or will Etrigan remain alone with his black wings…

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.

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (21)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 
(P.S. click the image to go to its Goodreads page)
Bagged:
The Colour of Magic by Terry Prachett
Paperback, gifted (RAK) by Bex
End of Faith by Rena Willemin
Paperback, for review from author

Supernatural: Bobby Singer’s Guide to Hunting by David Reed and The Mythology of Supernatural by Nathan Robert Brown
Birthday presents from Dad
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
End of Faith: A Novel (Children of Grace Series, #1)Supernatural: Bobby Singer's Guide to HuntingThe Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show
This week on Northern Plunder:
In other news:
Its been a slow week I know, but it was my birthday on Monday and I basically spent the whole week celebrating with my friends in a none-typical kind of way (no seriously I’m talking about Google hangouts and playing a bunch of multi-player games) excuse how lame my 19th was but I had a tonne of fun! If you want to see what my boyfriend got me check out the video below [EDIT: I keep adding in the correct video but for whatever reason its showing the wrong one so click HERE to see what I got – its Borderlands 2 not LoTR], such a good game! :D Oh and I was a feature for Follow Friday *o* don’t forget we’re looking to bring on some reviewers to Northern Plunder.

Follow Friday (24)

Q. What hyped up book do you think was all the talk?

A. The Hunger Games easily! Such a fabulous series even if the ending was weaker than the rest.

Also this week Northern Plunder is one of the features :3 How sweet is that, apologise for not scheduling the post for an earlier time to all those that have probably already stopped by… Thank you for taking the time to hop on over here though! I’ll get back to you all eventually *o*