Penguin Classics Instagram Giveaway!

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Genres: Classics
Format: book

Hey Guys! Sorry I’ve been a little inactive this month and forgot to post a giveaway for May but I’m going to make up for it , promise!

So even though I couldn’t post here I’ve been pretty active on my instagram handle @writerandtales  and I passed 100 followers recently! YAAAAAAY

So as a thank you and as a sorry for being so inactive I’ll be making up for it with some book goodies.

I already have a UK giveaway up on my blog . UK people please go and enter the giveaway for the YA novel Orangeboy. No follow required.

THE GIVEAWAY

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There will be TWO winners. One will get Fathers and Sons and the other will get Crime and Punishment. (The books are pictured above are the ones you will get)

As I am really really happy with my Instagram followers this is going to be more of an Instagram followers appreciation giveaway.

Details:

  • INDIA only
  • TWO winners
  • You need to be a follower of @writerandtales Instagram . All others are extra entries
  • Please read the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter


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Blog Tour+GIVEAWAY: You’ve got the Wrong Girl

Blog Tour+GIVEAWAY: You’ve got the Wrong GirlYou've Got the Wrong Girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
Published by Hachette India on January 1st 1970
Genres: Romance
Pages: 384
Format: book
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On a sultry night, on a deserted lawn overlooking a moonlit Taj Mahal, two strangers make passionate love and promise never to meet again... But promises are meant to be broken, right?
This is the story of Dushyant Singh Rathore - the 30-something bestselling author of Kinda Cliched, a blockbuster romance novel based on his one night of bliss with a girl whose name he does not know. Under pressure to produce a money-spinning sequel - from his obsessive fans, his hit-seeking publisher and a sceptical journalist ready to expose the true-story angle as a marketing gimmick - he sets off, three years on, to find the elusive girl whom he had promised never to seek out.
When his quest, many twists and turns later, leads him to the unlikeliest of places, Dushyant discovers there's a little more to this love story than he had anticipated. Will Dushyant get a second chance at love? What if the wrong girl was really always the right one for him?
Delightful, unconventional, heart-warming, You've Got the Wrong Girl! is a roller-coaster ride through love, lust and everything in between.

As a part of the tour I thought we could do a fun activity.

The book follows an author who is inspired a chance meeting with a girl to write a book. It made me think. which author would I have liked to have spent some time with before they became famous?

I for one would have liked to spend time with J.K.Rowling and maybe Chetan Bhagat before he became famous.

J.K.Rowling because she was going through such a tough time. I think it would have made me appreciate her writing even more. I would have liked to have been there to support her when she got those rejections.Telling her to hang in there because what she had written was not just a book, it was a phenomenon. Something everyone who has read her first book would have realized.

 

 

Chetan Bhagat is one author whose writing style I’m not really fond of. I think I would have liked to have spent time with and maybe edited his works? I would definitely want to push him to write in his novels a story as rich as the cinematic screenplays of his books. One thing I would have done for sure is I would have torn the manuscript of One Night at the Call Center or somehow made it a murder mystery.

 

WHICH AUTHOR WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE MEET BEFORE THEY HAD BECOME FAMOUS?

 

GIVEAWAY

5 WINNERS win a copy of You’ve Got The Wrong Girl and one more book from the choices listed below.A total of 2 books for each winner. INDIA ONLY.

 

Rules:

  • The giveaway prizes will be provided by Hachette India, subject to availability.
  • Hachette India is not responsible for prizes that are lost in the mail.
  • The giveaway will be in India ONLY.
  • Any disputes arising from this contest are subject to jurisdiction in Delhi.
  • Winners will be determined by the management of Hachette India. The decision of the management will be final and no queries will be entertained in this regard.
  • The entries may be screened for defamatory content/language. Hachette India reserves the right for last minute cancellation and change in terms and conditions.
  • Participants should be Indian residents.
  • The contest will start on 10th March 2016 at midnight and end on 30th April, 2016 at midnight. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Spam entries or entries that are not valid will be immediately disqualified
  • There will be five (5) Each winner will win a copy of You’ve Got the Wrong Girl as well as one of the titles listed below
  • A Man called Ove by Frederik Backman
  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  • Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy
  • The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  • The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec
  • The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Too Good to be True by Sheila O’ Flanagan
  • Each winner will get a total of two books, subject to availability.
  • All entries that are only entered in the Rafflecopter widget will be valid.
  • Number of entries for each task has been provided in the Rafflecopter widget. Every person who enters the giveaway needs to do at least one task that is listed above for their entry to be valid.
  • Winner has 48 hrs to respond to intimation by Hachette India before another winner is chosen.
  • Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.
  • Blog Tour hosts cannot enter the giveaway.
  • The same giveaway is being hosted on all blogs. There is no separate giveaway on all blogs.

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Vintage Bollywood: Abhimaan Review

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Vintage Bollywood: Abhimaan ReviewAbhimaan by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
on 1973
Genres: drama
Format: Movie
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Subeer Kumar (Amitabh) is well on his way to becoming India's top pop singer. He has no intention of getting married, but when he goes to visit his Durga Mausi (Mausi=mother's sister), he falls in love with religious, simple Uma, by whose voice he's enchanted. He marries her and returns to Bombay where he announces that he will never sing without Uma again. However, Subeer encourages Uma to sing alone and when her popularity is soon greater than his own, the seed of jealousy begins to grow... The major difference between Uma and Subeer is that she sings for herself, whereas he sings for the public. It is the difference between geet and sangeet. This is the root of the thing that later causes problems, and based on which the movie is named. (source: IMDb)

This review contains some spoilers

Saumya Baijal reviews the film:

As I journey through my favorite films of all time, I am drawn towards the film that I have watched innumerable reruns of, and felt different reactions towards the same situations. This morning too, I was drawn to the music of SD Burman, the honesty of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and the outstanding portrayals by Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. The master storyteller gave us a film on complex emotions, on inertia, on what age old notions instilled in us subconsciously do to us. Fantastically restrained, beautifully paced, the film has firmly etched its place in the halls of veritable glory. Abhimaan.
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10 Reasons why the New Fantastic Beasts Trailer is made of WIN!

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Genres: fantasy
Format: Movie

So there is a Harry Potter new spin off series that is going to be released soon called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. A new teaser trailer for the same was released Sunday April 10 and it is AMAZING!

The new fantastic beasts trailer ft. Eddie Redmayne as the protagonist is  bound to make you SUPER excited for the movie. Why? Well here are ten reasons(in no particular order).

 

1.Hogwarts is MENTIONED.

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Film Review: Aligarh

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Film Review: Aligarhby vaishali
Genres: drama, social issues
Format: Movie

Set in the city of Uttar Pradesh and based on true events, the plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality. A sting operation was conducted by a TV channel which showed him in an embrace with a rickshaw puller, at his house inside the campus.

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TV Series Review: Mr Robot (Season 1)

TV Series Review: Mr Robot (Season 1)Mr. Robot by disha
Series: Season 1
Genres: drama, technology
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Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot's task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running -- and ruining -- the world.

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MARCH Monthly GIVEAWAY (INT): Critics Choice

by Marie Rutkoski, Ryan Graudin
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I was looking at The Readdicts Book blog and I saw that they have started a monthly giveaway event. After looking at the same, I couldn’t resist. I have been blogging for three years at Young Reader and have always wanted to offer books for giveaway monthly.

After three years I’ve decided that on my website I’m not going to pull any punches, so I am finally going to try to join on the Readdicts bandwagon and giveaway books every month.

THE READDICTS MONTHLY GIVEAWAY 2016

 

This month I’m giving people an option between two books that have got a lot of positive feedback especially on Goodreads.

You can win a kindle copy of EITHER

 

Wolf by Wolf

Wolf By Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1) by

Synopsis:

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

Goodreads review:

Brigid *flying Kick-a-pow!* says (click link to see full review)

"From the very beginning, this book sucked me in, and it never let go. It's fast-paced, suspenseful, heart-breaking, and beautifully written. Every time I sat down to read it, I was eager to read more. "

OR

Winner’s Curse

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by

Synopsis:

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love… 

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Goodreads review excerpt:

Steph Sinclair (see full review by clicking on the link)

"Anyone who's chatted with me over the years would know that I don't re-read books at all. I don't have the time or usually the inclination, but I made time for this one because it 
really did a number on the feels, yo."

The details:

  • Any individual who can receive a kindle copy from an Amazon.com account can ENTER. (Indian residents don’t worry I can send via Amazon.in if  as well.)
  • There will be ONE winner
  • The winner will receive one KINDLE copy of either Wolf by Wolf or The Winner’s Curse
  • Giveaway ends 14 April
  • Enter via the Rafflecopter
  • Prize will be sent by me via Amazon.com, I am not responsible for any technical errors.
  • I have the right to disqualify any entries as I see fit

#WriterandTalesMonthly IS ON!
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First EPISODES Bite: Assasination Classroom

First EPISODES Bite: Assasination ClassroomAssasination Classroom Genres: comedy, aliens
Format: anime
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When a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate. However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust. Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!

Adapted from the humorous hit manga by Yuusei Matsui, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu tells the story of these junior high pupils as they polish their assassination skills and grow in order to stand strong against the oppressive school system, their own life problems, and one day, Koro-sensei.

Episodes Watched: 5

Total Number of Episodes Aired: 32 (over two seasons)

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Review Tour: Anatomy of A Player by Cindi Madsen

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Review Tour: Anatomy of A Player by Cindi Madsen

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review Tour: Anatomy of A Player by Cindi MadsenAnatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen
Series: Taking Shots #2
Published by Entangled: Embrace on January 25th 2016
Genres: Romance
Format: book, tour
Source: Publisher
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This bad boy is about to get played…
After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She's focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.
With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker's looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can't land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he'll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he's in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn't an option. One thing's for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.

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