Tuesday, 3 February 2015

GIVEAWAY! Ready Player One by Ernest Cline



Hello, folks! This month's 'Weird Things...' Book Club is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The lovely people at Arrow Publishing spied this and have very generously offered to give four copies of the paperback away to four people who are in the UK and who would like to join in with our online discussion of the book. Our discussion is on going, over on the Facebook page here, so you can join in whenever you like. (I'm really sorry if you're outside of the UK!)

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of the book, make sure that you like the 'Weird Things...' Facebook page and leave a comment on this blog post telling me about a book you've read recently and really loved. 

The giveaway closes on Friday 6th at midnight, and I'll pick four winners at random using a random number generator.

Good luck! x

Thanks to Arrow Publishing for the books to giveaway. Ernest Cline’s next novel is called Armada and will be published on 16th July

31 comments:

  1. Hi Jen!

    A book I haven't quite finished yet but am LOVING at the moment is Nancy Tucker's The Time in Between. Published by Icon Books, it is a memoir of Nancy's experiences with anorexia and bulimia nervosa, told through script writing and other innovative forms. It is unbelievably poignant and the use of metaphor is incredible and very often gives me shivers. I can't wait to read and review it in time for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which is next month.

    Amy-Louise

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    1. Hi Amy-Louise; I have a review copy of this too, and really looking forward to reading it. Glad to hear you're enjoying it so much! x

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  2. Oooh ... the father of one of my daughter's Brownie mates was reading that - sounds good. :)

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  3. I read Howl, Kaddish & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg recently - and I thought his style was beautiful. I wanted to read his work after watching Kill Your Darlings - and I've fallen in love with his writing. It's gorgeous and heartbreaking and I just want to read every single piece he's written.

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  4. Oooh, exciting!! I recently read H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald and absolutely loved it. So pleased it won the Costa prize!

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    1. Really looking forward to reading that one :)

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  5. I've not long finished 'The Sin Eater's Daughter' by Mel Salisbury which I absolutely adored. It's a brilliant YA fantasy novel but with lots of twists that mean you don't find it in anyway predictable. Definitely one a lot of people should read!

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  6. Night Film bu Marisha Pessl. So good, really gripping. Was disappointed when it ended as I wanted it to keep going. Twists and turns, leaving you with so many questions. Really worth a read. :)

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  7. Night Film bu Marisha Pessl. So good, really gripping. Was disappointed when it ended as I wanted it to keep going. Twists and turns, leaving you with so many questions. Really worth a read. :)

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    1. Haven't heard of this one - will make a note! x

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  8. Hello! I am currently reading and loving Half Bad by Sally Green. I also just finished Judith Kerr's When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which I should have read ages ago! Both of these have sequels which is brilliant - I love finding a new series!

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    1. I adored When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

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  9. I recently read and really loved The Universe Versus Alex Woods! It was different, touching, quirky & sweet.

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  10. Ooops, I just realized this is only for UK folks. That's okay. I still recommend the book.

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  11. Hi Jen!

    I'm currently reading your book, The Bookshop Book! I'm finding it fascinating as I'm writing my Masters dissertation on the business practice of independent Bookshops and what makes them successful. Your book has so much material to work with! Thank you for writing it :)

    Pao
    paosalcedol@gmail.con

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  12. Hi Jen,
    I keep hearing about Ready Player One and ots on my tbr list for the year.
    I just finished Love, Rosie by Celia Ahearn. Was a really nice pallet cleansing book do float away on for a bit. I wanted to read it before watching the movie.

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  13. Hi Jen,
    This month, I was finally thinking about joining your book club - I'm trying to do so from the very beginning, but just have had so much to do.
    Tonight, I finished Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I really loved it. I loved it so much, that even though I borrowed it at library on Friday at first, on Saturday, I run to the bookstore and bought my own one - because that's just the kind of book I must have. It's honest, sad and funny in the best possible way, charming, and sooo touching. I really, really loved it. Read it, if you haven't done so yet.

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    1. I read it many years ago :) It's one I'll always remember.

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  14. I've heard so many good things about that book.

    I loved Dust. Its the last of the Silo series by Hugh Howey. A librarian recommended it and I loved it.

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  15. Just read a review of this......hadn't seen this book before, now on my want list!!

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  16. Hi Jen,

    I am currently mid way through Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go' - what an amazing book! Why haven't I read it until now?! Prior to this I read last year's Man Booker prizewinner - The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, another brilliant novel which haunted me for ages afterwards.

    Love your vlogs - keep up the good work!

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  17. Hi Jen! I've been making my slow but merry way through H. P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon - so deliciously creepy and atmospheric! I went to Mr. B's Emporium yesterday for a reading spa and got so many wonderful books to add to my pile!

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  18. Oooo, I've heard good things about that book.
    Well on Saturday I absolutely ploughed through Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, I just had to know what would happen next.
    It's a ghost story set in a haunted IKEA knock-off store and parts of the book are laid out like an IKEA catalogue with a store map and product descriptions that become more and more sinister as the book goes on.
    I just thought it was fun, well-written and celebrated horror tropes, which I always enjoy. Only thing I didn't like was the bad things that kept happening to fingernails because it's one of the few things I'm squeamish about.

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  19. I just finished "The strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender" and I LOVED it, even though it broke my heart. It's a Beautiful story.
    I also love your videos, by the way :)

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  20. I finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman the other day and immediately wanted to re-read it and highlight all my favourite bits!

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  22. Thanks for entering, guys! I used a Random Number Generator and the winners were Amy-Louise, Organdie, RamblingMads and Paola Salcedo, who have now been contacted.

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