You know that feeling of wonder and possibility when you discover a book you've never heard of before, pluck it off the bookstore or library shelf, and bring it home with you (hopefully after having paid for it or checked it out 😉)? Yeah, I rarely get that feeling anymore. Don't get me wrong - Goodreads is a wonderful site that I'm immensely grateful for. But still - once in a while - I long for a book I know nothing about.
So, while browsing the incredible sci-fi/fantasy section at @ubookstorereads the other day (thanks to Tal's eternal patience... 2 hours spent there 😁), I came across this book. Never heard of it before (granted, it's an anthology and I've read a few of the authors previously), and with pages this beautiful, it's hard to go wrong. Still, "Wonderbook" was the perfect title to describe the way I felt when I held this book in my hands.
Wonderbook is a "an illustrated guide to creative imaginative fiction" compiled by Jeff Vandermeer with contributors including @neilhimself, @levgrossman, @ursulakleguin, @catvalente, @georgerrmartin, Joe Abercrombie and more! Awesome, right?
What's the most recent book you've picked up without checking reviews or ratings? Or one that gave you that sense of wonder as soon as you picked it up?
I'm making up a writer tag! #recommendawritingbook - totally selfish bc I really want to read more books about writing. Mine is Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann. Excellent, inspirational read! If you're a writer, I'll love you forever for sharing your fave book about writing. 😁
#talesandteajuly ugly duckling: book that surprised you - this one surprised me just by existing!
#dreambunnybookishjuly mythical monday / #julybookadventures magician - this anthology includes whole sections on worldbuilding!