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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! 

 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 :)


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

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

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

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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
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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

  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! :-)

  7. Awesome haul this week!

    Happy Reading,

  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

  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.

  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! :)

  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! :)

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

  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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