Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Cleaving


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I think this is my first non-fiction WOW, but y'all know I'm a sucker for food memoirs. And, in light of the upcoming release of the movie version of Julie & Julia, it seemed appropriate.

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
By Julie Powell
Publication Date: December 1

From Amazon:

"Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.

Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.

The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart."

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

57 comments:

Kristi said...

What an unusual storyline and title. Sounds amusing. Here is my WoW.

Shon said...

Here's what I'm waiting for:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Mary said...

Interesting that her story continues in this way!

Here's my WOW.

Jess said...

Great choice! I am looking forward to reading Julie and Julia and seeing the movie. I will have to read this after.

Bonnie said...

I just read Julie & Julia and can't wait to see the movie. I hadn't heard of this book and what an interesting turn of events. I'll definitely be adding this book to my wishlist.

My WOW is HERE.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here's what I'm waiting on!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-9-pretty-dead-by_28.html

Thanks!

Lenore said...

Here's mine

Or if you'd rather:

http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-37-inside-out-by.html

Marie Burton said...

My Pick is up at The Burton REview
Have a Great Day!

Lori said...

Here's mine!

http://lorilaws.blogspot.com/

Diane said...

LOL...love the title.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've got JULIE & JULIA coming up in my TBR stack - good to know there'll be a follow-up!
Here's mine!

Fayeflame said...

My WoW here

Zia said...

Here is mine this week.

Sandra said...

What an interesting, and unusual thing to do. That has to be an intriguing story. I look forward to your thoughts on it. Enjoy your book when it comes. My WoW post is up:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-29.html

tapestry100 said...

Here's what I'm looking forward to.

Missy said...

Mine is here:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Jacqueline C said...

Sounds interesting! Here's my WoW pick

Jazz said...

Here's mine:

http://missdanaidae.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Kate said...

Here is mine:

http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com

Sab H. said...

Wow on your Wow!

Here's mine:

http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

The Book Explorer said...

Oooh. Interesting WoW.

Here's mine: http://thebookexplorer.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Staci said...

That one sounds great and I want to watch Julia and Julie!!

Here's my WOW:
http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2009/07/library-loot-and-waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

a flight of minds said...

Ooh, Julie & Julia. I haven't read the book or anything, but I've seen the movie trailer. Great pick!

Mine's here !

- Alex

Ksenia said...

Wow! I had no idea she was working on another book. Will definitely keep an eye on that one. Here is my pick

Denise said...

Sounds good!

Here's my WoW

Have a good Wednesday everyone!

Lit and Life said...

What a very odd thing to throw yourself into!

Tynga said...

Here's mine =)
http://tyngasreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-promise.html

bermudaonion said...

I'm really looking forward to this book too!

jessi said...

I had no idea Julie Powell had written another book! Yay - I can't wait to read it. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

Here's the link for my WoW. ;)

http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Sounds like your pick should be interesting...

Enjoy,
TBQ

jennilovevirgo said...

Interesting WoW post!

Here's mine this week :

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-29th.html

Erotic Horizon said...

Here's is mine

http://erotichorizon.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

E.H

Cinnamon said...

My WoW post is up!

http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-bleeding-violet.html

Susie Sharp Librarian said...

Here's what I'm waiting for
http://nrpl.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

vvb32 reads said...

I loved Julie and Julia so am thrilled to hear about this new one. So curious to find out what happens to her marriage. And the topic of butchery will be interesting to learn about.

my YA WoW:
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-9_29.html

Rachel said...

Sounds really interestings here is what I am waiting for =)

http://thebookwars.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html#comments

Amelia said...

Sounds like a great pick! Mine is here

Melanie said...

If i like Julie and Julia i'll have to check this out too.

here's mine! http://www.cynicaloptimism.net/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-private-papers-of.html

lulugirl_9 said...

I am waiting on The Hollow:

http://imwaitingonwednesday.blogspot.com/

Lizzy said...

Interesting book, written by one of the women that Julie & Julie is based off of?

It's a little late, but here's my post for the week

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Dar said...

I love anything 'foodie'. My WOW is here..

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Here's my WoW @ Library Lounge Lizard

writemeg said...

Awesome! I really want to read Julie & Julia -- need to make a point of checking it out before I see the film!

My post is here!

Wendy said...

Cleaving - I thought it was about books until I read the description! Nice WOW Post!

Here's Mine:
http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Danni said...

Great choice, sounds like a wonderful read! Here's mine. :)
http://romanticharbor.blogspot.com/

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is mine: Debbie's World of Books

Eli said...

Interesting choice!
Here's mine:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Book Dragon said...

I'll agree with others, interesting and unusual.


here's my WoW

Corey said...

My first ever WoW post.

*beams*

Bianca said...

Here's what I'm waiting for...http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Mariah said...

Sounds really interesting! Here is my Wow http://mariah-readingadventure.blogspot.com/

Casey said...

First time WoWer. Here's my post.

Casey

The Book Girl said...

Here is mine :-D

http://thebookgirlreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Mardel said...

Hello, I grabbed your WOW idea from The Eclectic Book Lover
Here are my picks;
http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

It was fun, but being an amateur blogger/computer user it took me way too long to put together. :)

I'll keep practicing, though.

Mishel said...

I'm a little late this week:

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-235-waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

Wendy said...

Here's my WoW. :)