Susie Moshenberg: The Prize Queen


Spill It In the YMC Book of the Month Club

You could win this month’s fave non-parenting book/s recommended by YMC members.

Recently I was inspired to read The Neanderthal Parallax Trilogy by Robert J Sawyer and this is why.

When I was in elementary school I lived up the street from a boy named Robert Sawyer.  Sometimes I would go to his house to play and my sister was his babysitter.  I remember that Robert was a pretty smart kid in school, but at the time, I didn’t realize just how smart he really was. Fast forward 35 years. My sister gets an email from a Robert Sawyer. He tells her that he saw her art work in a show and was ‘inspired’ to contact her.  He asked my sister if she remembered babysitting him and then he asked how I was. She gave Robert my email address and he contacted me.  Well, it turns out that 35 years later Robert Sawyer is an award winning Science Fiction writer.  In fact, he is the only Canadian to EVER win the Hugo, the Nebula and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for science fiction writing. WOW! I was impressed and just think I used to make rubber insects with him in his bug making oven.  Kind of like the Easy Bake Oven version for boys.

We all get our inspiration for what books to read from many sources.  The YMC’s Book of the Month Club is the place to go where you can enter to win books recommended by other YMC members.  

This month we’re giving away George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ fantasy series to one lucky member. Four other members will win a copy of the first book in the series ‘Game of Thrones’. All you need to do to be automatically entered for your chance to win YMC’s Book of the Month is click here to go on over to our Book of the Month Contest page and tell us about a favourite NON-PARENTING book you loved.

And if you’re looking for more inspiration on what to read, check our own Bookalicious blogger Wanda Lynne Young for reviews and giveaways of some of the hottest books.

I didn’t know that I loved science fiction so much until I read The Neanderthal Pallalax Trilogy. I can’t wait to read another book by Robert J Sawyer, my childhood friend with the cool insect-making machine from down the street.

What or who inspired you to read a particular book?