Thursday, 16 February 2012

What was your last book surprise?

Whilst catching up with my blog reading this week, I discovered a book I'd never heard of that left me squealing in delight. The Golden Eagle's Tuesday Teaser post featured this book by Martin Greenberg and Issac Asimov.


 I want this book.
Did you hear me?
No?
I want this book.
Still not loud enough?
I want this book!


What was the last book you'd never heard of and were surprised find existed? Did you manage to get a copy? Did it live up to your expectations or where you left disappointed?

Whilst I've got your attention, pop over to author Tahereh Mafi's blog for a chance to win one of six signed books bundles. All six are stunning prizes.


As always, I'd love to know what you're thinking and what's going on in your part of the world.

17 comments:

  1. I HOPE YOU GET THIS BOOK! LOL!

    Yay! Take care
    x

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  2. Ooh sounds like a good book! I hope you get it :)

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  3. Isaac Asimov is a fantastic author I love his books.

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  4. That book looks like a good read and very helpful to writers. I'd sure get it, I'd love to read it even if I didn't write science fiction.

    I would say I was surprised when I found a book by Anne Rice on how she became a Christian. It is called, "Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession." A wonderful and interesting book.

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  5. I can't think of one!
    I used to have a copy of The Light at the End of the Tunnel by Skipp and Spector - it's out of print now so no idea if I'll ever find it again. Cool vampire story.

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  6. Go ahead and get the book. I'm in bed recovering from surgery that happened on Tuesday.

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  7. I've never heard of that book either. You'll have to tell us what you think of it once you get your hands on it. lol

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  8. I think I want that book too! Never heard of it.

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  9. Well alright. Off with you now so you can get that book :-)

    Nothing special to share. Just reading and taking a week or so break after completing the first draft of my WiP. Getting excited to start on it again.

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  10. I hope you can get the book!

    I'd teleport it to you if I could--libraries don't restrict that of their books yet, do they?

    And thanks for the shout-out. :)

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  11. Sure hope you can find yourself a copy... sounds like a really good book....

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  12. Hi Ellie .. it does sound right up your street .. and I'm sure would be fascinating ..

    I have so many books round here - and they all amaze me ... I love them!

    Cheers - this end of the English coast - we're free of snow and it's warmer .. snowdrops out, crocuses coming up and daffodils thinking of flowering ...

    Have a good weekend .. cheers Hilary

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  13. I can;t count the times I started Asimov's series. I should just pay for the download rather than taking it out from the library and returning it after only a few chapters.

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  14. If you can find "A Separate Star" edited by David Drake and Sandra Miesel, I think you'll find it a great help. This is a collection of short stories by authors from Poul Anderson to Gordon R. Dickson to Robert Heinlein, each with prologues admitting their devotion to Rudyard Kipling. It's the prologues that gave me great insights into writing. Amazon has hardly any left, so maybe you can find it at a library.

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  15. Oh man, that book looks like a keeper. I hope you find it would love to hear what you think.

    I found you via a little early A to Z wondering. Truly excited to read more.

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  16. I like the sound of that book too. I WANT THAT BOOK TOO! ;O)

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  17. I want this book, too! I've added it to my Must Have List. The last book that surprised me was one I picked up randomly at the travel bookstore where I used to work. It was called 10,000 Lovers by Edeet Ravel. It is the first in her Tel Aviv trilogy and tells the story of Lily and Ami, a student and an Israeli army interrogator caught up in the mounting tensions in Israel in the early 70's. Very moving.

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