Wednesday, 28 March 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday #2!




Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...



Title: 'The Long Earth'
Author: Terry Pratchett an Stephen Baxter
Release Date: 21st June, 2012


Why I'm excited about it

I used to dabble in Terry Pratchett when I was younger but only recently resolved to read the entire Discworld series from start to finish. I am only on the fifth book at the moment (lol...pathetic) but I will read them all! I do love them- they are the epitome of charm and Britishness in Fantasy and his humour is so dry and sarcastic. I like that this isn't a Discworld book as well because I wouldn't be able to read it if it was (I must read them in order!) It looks thought -provoking too, as opposed to just fun and silly and I like to have my thoughts provoked occasionally ;-)


What it's about... 

1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone?

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist - when she finds a curious gadget - a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a...potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.

And that's an understatement if ever there was one... 

Let me know if you're waiting for this one/ what books you want NOW!

26 comments:

  1. This one sounds really neat! I've added it to my tbr list :) Thanks for sharing.
    Here's my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  2. Hi there :) just popping in...Sounds good and I've never heard of the series, I will have to check it out more closely. Also thanks for stopping by :D

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

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  3. Hi,
    New follower. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!! Nice to meet you!! This book sounds soo good!! :0
    I have never heard of the author or the book before, so I'm glad that I participated in this WoW!!
    I am going to put this one in my TBR pile. I have to laugh, because my site is so much different then yours!! LOL No wonder you said something about my man candy!! HAHAHA!! :)
    Mariann at Belle's Book Bag

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  4. I don't have a WoW, but I'm excited to hear about this book. I'm a massive Terry Pratchett.

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  5. Hmm... I haven't heard about this but it sounds so good though. I think I'll check it out later. Thx for sharing!=D

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  6. This sounds really good. I have read the first two discworld series books, but haven't gotten to any more of them. I have the first six of them I think. Lol!!

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  7. Oh, this book sounds fantastic! I've added it to my own TBR. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog! New follower. :-D

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  8. So many good books this one sounds really good, thanks for stopping by. Click on my name to see my pick.

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  9. I'm not familiar with this author, but if he writes stories that are thought-provoking and with dry, sarcastic humor then he's worth checking out ;) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

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  10. Wow! This book sounds amazing and I can't believe I have never come across it before. Thanks for putting it on my radar! :D

    Also, thanks for the follow. It's nice to meet bloggers I have never spoken to before! :)

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  11. This sounds amazing. It looks like my kind of read. Thanks for giving me my first look at it.
    - FABR Steph

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  12. Oh, I love this cover! need to check out more of his work because he sounds awesome! :D

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  13. Oh, I've been planning to read more Terry Pratchett this year! Great pick! :)

    Patricia // My WOW

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  14. Can you believe I haven't read a single Terry Pratchett? I know, I know *shakes head in shame* but I'm planning to make up for it. Soon.

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  15. I haven't heard of this one, but it does sound pretty interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  16. I've never heard of Terry Pratchett's books (that's probably a bad thing) but this sounds interesting! Thank you for stopping by and for following! and Thanks so much for the compliment! That's very sweet of you! I'm now following you :)

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  17. Cool pick! I've heard of the author, but not the series. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Great pick! I've never read anything by Terry Pratchett.
    I'm a new follower!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  19. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never read any Pratchett. This one sounds really good, though, so it looks like it's time for me to start.
    Thanks for spotlighting it and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. Sounds like a great! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy it!

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  21. Haven't read this author in a long time - great pick.

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