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15 July 2012

Showcase Sunday #8

Hi everyone! I skipped last week's post because I didn't have anything to show you all but this week has been a little better and I have a few things :) I've also discovered the sample option on amazon where you can have the first few chapters or a certain percentage of the book for free to see if you fancy it. I've gone quite crazy with it and have requested quite a few samples of books I fancy. Its a great thing but just makes me want the books even more! Anyway, Showcase Sunday is a great weekly meme hosted over @Books, Biscuits and Tea so go and check it out :)
Bought (kindle):
Paladins of Shannara: Allanon's Quest - Terry Brooks (Goodreads)
I read Brooks' Shannara books years ago and devoured them all and loved them. Traditional fantasy at its best. When I saw this book announced on facebook I instantly popped on over to amazon to take a look and was wowed by the price so snapped it up. Its a short story so I will read it soon and will hopefully love it, as Allanon is such a great and mysterious character in the books.

Subscribed (kindle):
Lightspeed Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine (Amazon)
 I saw this mentioned somewhere I can't quite recall and I'm so happy that I stumbled across this magazine for kindle. I must admit though, I didn't subscribe to it this month as I clicked the wrong button buying this months edition instead so will subscribe from next month onwards for the bargain price of £1.99 per month. It's jam packed full of science fiction and fantasy short stories, with author spotlights and interviews. There is a total of 8 short stories in this particular magazine and for kindle buyers/subscribers there is also an exclusive extra story. Its such a great buy for a very small price so I'm looking forward to getting my extra monthly dosage of sci-fi and fantasy :) 

Freebies (kindle):
Asenath - Anna Patricio (Goodreads)
 This book was free and really all I saw was the cover, it looked like it was set in Ancient Egypt and bang, it was on my kindle before I knew it! 

Netgalley:
 American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956
American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1956-1958
I had requested these two books a few weeks ago and forgot to add them to my last post. I'm really enjoying the science-fiction genre at the moment so instantly requested to read and review these when I saw them on netgalley :)
x

13 comments:

  1. Some interesting books this week Becca! I hope you enjoy all your books! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. I haven't heard of any of those, but I hope you enjoy reading them! The Egypt one looks cool too.

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  3. Great Haul :) Asenath looks really interesting .. I'll have to check it out :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    ~New follower~
    -Laura
    What's Hot?

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  4. These sound great, I'll have a look into the magazine via kindle.
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by
    YA's the Word

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  5. Nice books!
    Sometimes that kindle sample chapter feature is a curse in trying not to buy more books isn't it?!
    Enjoy all your new reads

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  6. I've never read any Terry Brooks - but so many seem to love his fantasy books! Hope you enjoy all your books this week! :-)

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  7. Awesome haul this week!

    Happy Reading,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2231

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  8. Hey Bec, they're sounding good! The cover of Terry Brooks' book is beautiful - what's the title of the first tale so I can look it up? :) x

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  9. O_O Lightspeed totally sounds like a magazine I'd enjoy. I'll go check it out right away. Thanks for the tip.
    Happy reading.

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  10. Leah, its called The Sword of Shannara, quite old fantasy tales now. There's plenty more too so I'd go check them out. Very very long books though! :)

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  11. Hi Becca. You got a treasure of sci-fi books this week! I'm not a huge sci-fi reader but I have enjoyed Across the Universe. I thought that was a bit sci-fi. Nice haul and thanks for stopping by The Readers Den! :)

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  12. Lots of sci-fi this week! :) The magazine looks quite interesting! I hope you'll like it Becca. Have a great week! xxx

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  13. Terry Brooks is probably my favourite author! I didn't know about that short story though... I hope you let us know what you think of it!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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