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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Dirty Little Secret # 56

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets. We hope that you will all join us!

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1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link below.

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This week's question:
What book have you read recently that has surprised you (good or bad!), or that has been outside your normal reading genre?

Our Answer:

Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson really surprised me, I wasnt sure I would like it as te blurb sounded like it might be a very angsty read, but instead it was a really great book, which although had some tear jerking moments was mostly very uplifting.

I have to go with Wicked as they Come by Delilah S. Dawson.  This is not normally what I go for since it's a bit of a steampunk/urban fantasy/paranormal romance mix but that's not the only thing worth mentioning about this book.  This book surprised me.  Definietely in a good way since it was totally unexpected that I was completely glued to the pages.  But more than that is the originality of the storyline and the world Ms. Dawson created.  Truly a unique book, series, storyteller!

There's actually a few books that shocked the hell out of me, but for this post I will pick Lyon's bride by Cathy Maxwell and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey.  Let me tell you why.  With Lyon's bride, I took on the book blindsithedly, and pretty much judged it by it's cover.  I thought the cover did not do justice to the writing and plot of the book. *whispering* I didn't like the cover much.  And for Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, well, I never thought a parody would be worth my time.  I actually thought it could be offensive for *whispering again* my love for Christian Grey.  But it wasn't and it was a good fun read. Lesson learned.

Now it's your turn!


Minnie Medina said...

I've being seen Fifty Shades of Earl Grey but I don't know if I should pick it up. I'm afraid I might not like it!! :)

Ning said...

I haven't read any of those, but the 50 shades parody sounds hilarious. too bad I haven't read the original lol


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Ana♥ said...

I've only heard of 50 Shades of Early Grey, I think it would be a pretty good read. I have it in my TBR list, I'll get around to it soon :)


Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads

Under the Covers said...

Fifty Shames is a fun read. As long as your open to it. I do recommend to atleast reading Fifty Shades book 1 @ning. There's a lot of inside jokes in there.

Kathleen O said...

I have read Annie's Song.. I think it may have been the first book by Catherine Anderson I read.. I loved it..
I have not read the 50 Shades book yet.. or the parady's on this theme. It's on my shelf, just have never got around to it. I want to read it when I have no disractions...
I am a follower UTC

barklesswagmore said...

I just finished Wicked as the Come and adored it. It reminded me a little of Tim Burton movie. I've yet to read Annie's Song or any of the 50 Shades of SexyTime books and their parodies. I'm guessing I should read the original 50 Shades book before tackling the parodies?

C.S. Maxwell said...

I haven't read any of the books you gals listed, but I have been meaning to read Wicked As They Come. Just haven't gotten to it yet. Sometimes a parady is a great laugh and an easy read-maybe I'll give the 50 Shades parady a read.
Great question this week, ladies.
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Braine Talk Supe said...

This week's question had me going through a list! LOL I want to read 50 shades of earl grey too, sounds very funny

Anonymous said...

i've read all the 50 Shades books but the book i read last week that surprised me was Under Order by Sadie Quinn. The ending was a shocker! Going to read the sequel, Social Service next.

MissKimberlyStardust said...

I have Annie's Song on my tbr list :) I think I'll be reading it later this week or early next week.
Check out my DLS post :)

-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Timitra said...

I was pleasantly surprised by Tall, Dark and Lonely by R.L. Mathewson. I was sucked into the story from the first sentence and held captive till the very end...thank you UTC ladies for recommending it!

Amanda P said...

I havent had a recent surprise me book, but I remember the first two erotica books that I enjoyed (I previously wasnt that into it) Was Cherrie Lynn's Rock Me and Olivia Cunning Sinners on Tour books. Tattooed Bad Boys, I was all in! The books weren't all about sex, though there was plenty but there was an actual story there.

-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance