Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Perfect Reader

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Perfect Reader
By Maggie Pouncey
Publication Date: June 15

From Amazon:

Flora Dempsey is the only child of Lewis Dempsey, beloved former college president and a famous academic in the league of Harold Bloom. On hearing the news of her father’s death, Flora hastily quits her big-city magazine job and returns to her hometown to in­habit his house. But even weightier is her appoint­ment as her father’s literary executor; it seems he was secretly writing poems at the end of his life—love poems, to a girlfriend Flora didn’t even know he had. Suddenly besieged by well-wishers and literary blog­gers alike, Flora has no choice but to figure out how to navigate it all: the fate of the poems, her relation­ship with the girlfriend who wants a place in her life, her memories of her parents’ divorce, and her own uncertain future.

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!

75 comments:

Mary said...

Perfect Reader sounds like something I might like. I'll be watching for your thoughts.
My pick is here.

Staci said...

I'm liking the sound of this one!!

Here's mine:
http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

ninefly said...

not sure about the poetry, but the family dynamics sound good =D

here's mine

Tina's Blog said...

I'm adding Perfect Reader to my list.
Here's my WOW pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Mash1195 said...

This is my first posting for "WOW" and know it won't be my last. Great way to find out about new books to put on TBR list (lol like I need more). My posting is here
Also a new follower

Kate said...

Sounds like a great pick!

Here's mine: http://ijustwannasithereandread.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-3_09.html

Shon said...

Perfect Reader sounds good. I like books dealing with family dynamics. Here's what I'm waiting for:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

boofsbookshelf.com said...

A book about literary bloggers? Oh my, I will have to get this one! Thanks for sharing, Jill.

My WOW is here.

Crystal said...

Sounds interesting, I'll have to be on the lookout for Perfect Reader.

Mine is here

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. Poetry and everything.

My WOW is here:
http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com

Sunnysmileqt said...

That looks like it's going to be a great read!

Here's mine:

http://afewgoodbooks1.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Jami said...

Here's my WOW for the week:
http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-week-seven.html

Rhiana said...

Sounds interesting! Here's mine
http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I love the premise for this!

My pick for the week is The Book of Spies.

vampira2468 said...

mine is here
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Sounds interesting.

Here's mine

http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-10.html

Christina/Book Addict said...

That sounds like a book I'd enjoy!
Here's mine:

http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-anxious-hearts.html

Diane said...

Perfect Reader sounds great Jill; thanks Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I like this! Here's mine:
http://www.crazy-for-books.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-10-2010.html

Kay said...

Ooh - looks good!

Here's my pick for the week - The Reckoning!

Kelly Peres said...

I've never heard of this book but seem interesting!!

My Pick is Here

Jennifer G. said...

That sounds like it will be popular with bloggers!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Kathy Martin said...

I am waiting for two new YA books. My Waiting post is here.

Erica said...

Here's mine:
http://cafesaturday.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds fabulous! I must add it to my list.

Here's mine:

http://rainysnowyobsessions.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Alayne said...

I like the sound of this! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

PolishOutlander said...

Oooo! This sounds like something I would read. I'll add it to the list.
Here is my pick

Ladybug said...

I like the sound of The Perfect Reader :)

My pick is a book called Every Little Thing in the World.

tarynwanderer said...

I like this sounds really good, and could bring up interesting questions about how we treat authors' unfinished works after they've died. Didn't Emily Dickinson want her poems burned?

My WoW post is over at bookwanderer!

vvb32 reads said...

the secret poems would be an interesting mystery to uncover.

my WoW is Alice in Wonderland-related

Bonnie said...

Perfect Reader sounds very interesting. My WOW post is HERE.

Valerie said...

Sounds good. I always have a soft spot for coming home stories.

Here's mine.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I cant wait to see what you think about this one, it sounds pretty good!

Mine this week is Praefato by Georga McBride

Melissa said...

Perfect Reader sounds brilliant! I will definitely have to add that one to my TBR pile! Here's mine:

http://iswimforoceans.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-is-hosted-by-jill.html :)

Sab H. said...

Sounds good!

Mine's here!

Carin said...

I am so excited about my Waiting On pick! It's one of my favorite authors, Mary Roach: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Lori said...

Interesting premise, I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's Mine.

Ella Press said...

Here's my WoW for this week!

Joy said...

You always pick the neatest sounding books, have a great week and here is mine.
Books and Life

Cassandra said...

My pick of the week is The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

Sa Toya said...

I find it VERY intriguing. I'm deff gonna look into it.
I'm also excited because this is my first official WoW post.

My Pick ♥

robin_titan said...

Doesn't really sound like my kind of book but I love the cover and the title.
Mine is here

Elena said...

Here's my Waiting On Wednesday: Stealing Fire by Jo Graham.

Becky said...

Ooh I like that blurb. What a fab pick!

Here is mine: http://www.thebookette.co.uk/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-accomplice.html This week I went for thrilling realism.

shelburns said...

That one sounds good!

Here's mine:
http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-guardian-of-dead.html

elizabeth said...

Great choice!

Here's mine:
http://swordsforfighting.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Mary said...

I haven't heard of Perfect Reader -- I would probably like it :)

Here is mine:

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-reckoning-by.html

Library Lounge Lizard said...

That sounds like a great book...my WoW is Here!

carolsnotebook said...

Sounds like a great book. I love the title.

nomadreader said...

Great pick! My pick this week is A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei.

mis(h)takes said...

I like the name Flora, it's pretty :D

Here's my Wow:

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-47.html

Marie said...

Here's mine: http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html
Perfect Reader sounds great.

Myckyee said...

This is the first I've heard of Perfect Reader. Sounds interesting and I like the cover too. Mine is here.

bermudaonion said...

You always find the most interesting books! This one sounds good to me.

llt806 said...

Secret love poems--how intriguing!
Can't wait to read your review on it.

Mine's here:http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Jess said...

Sounds like a great pick! Here is
here
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This one looks intriguing, lots of family secrets!

Here's my WoW pick!

Christina T said...

This sounds like a great book! I've never heard of it or the author before. Thanks for sharing your interesting WoW pick.

Here is my WoW pick.

Manga Maniac said...

My WOW's are here:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3802

Carina said...

I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list as well!

My pick is here.

Sara said...

This sounds great!

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Emily said...

Here's what I'mw aiting on this week:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Lauren said...

That sounds really good! Mine is right here.

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Jessica Lawlor said...

Here's what I'm waiting on this week!

http://jessicalawlor.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

thekams said...

Mmm, interesting.

Here's mine.

The Library Lurker said...

Sounds great! It has book bloggers in it! Here's mine:
http://librarylurker.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Melissa said...

That sounds like a great book!

Here's mine!

http://www.bibliochic.com/2010/03/10/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

Caitlin said...

Thanks for hosting the meme :)
http://bit.ly/cfqRUm

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Oh, I absolutely love stories like that, where a secret is revealed about someone you think you've known your whole life. Will definitely be looking this one up!

Here is my WoW for this week!

Kris said...

Hi Jill! I'm a new blogger and this is the first time that I'm participating in your meme. Here's my pick!

http://www.rebloco.com/category/memes/waiting-on-wednesday/

Tales of a Teenage Book Lover said...

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

http://alexreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Stephanie said...

That sounds like something I would read.

Here are mine:

http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Mary said...

Perfect Reader sounds really interesting.
here's mine: http://readingbytheshore.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html