Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Cookbook Collector

"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:

The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman
Publication Date: July 6

From Random House:

Two sisters, opposites in every way. Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is the pragmatic CEO of a Silicon Valley startup. Twenty-three-year-old Jessamine is a grad student in philosophy, an environmental activist, and a part-timer at Yorick's Used and Rare Books in Berkeley. Emily's boyfriend runs a wildly successful data security company in Cambridge. Jess's boyfriends--not so much. Emily thinks a commuter relationship can work, while for Jess, love was not patient. But life tests the sisters and their theories. Emily's success in the dot com bubble has its costs, while Jess's work on a cache of rare cookbooks pulls her closer to her charming, arrogant employer.

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!

79 comments:

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting :)
Here's mine: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Mrs. B. said...

Sounds good. Look what I'm waiting for here

Missy B. said...

I've not heard of this one...it definitely sounds good!

Here is mine:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-are-you-waiting-for.html

Ladybug said...

I like the sound of it and the cover is very pretty.

I'm waiting for a book called Halo.

Diane said...

I'm pretty sure I would LOVE this book; thanks Jill. Here is my link from yesterday (LOL)

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-neighborhood-watch.html

Molly said...

Oh - this sounds great!

vampira2468 said...

mine is here http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/undead-classics/

Jami said...

Here is my pick:
http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jan von Harz said...

This one sounds like it will be worth the wait.

I have a WoW with a twist today and hope everyone will stop by to check it out

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/wow-with-twist.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I'm a cookbook collector, too. Now if I would just use them more often :)

My pick this week is Faithful Place by Tana French.

Tina's Blog said...

Another good one, Jill!
Here's mine:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Mary said...

Sounds like a good sister story - I've read a few lately and enjoyed them. I don't have a WoW pick this week.
Time just got away from me. I'm trying to read my review books and get reviews written and scheduled before I have jury duty (next week).

Jennifer G. said...

Oh, sisters. That can be a complicated relationship!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Kelly Peres said...

Sounds cool!!!

My Waiting on Wednesday pick is Here

Kelly
Midnight Glance

Christina/Book Addict said...

That sounds interesting. I like the cover, too.

Here's mine: http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-red-umbrella.html

Rhiana said...

Here's mine: http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Ooh love me a bit of forbidden love. Here's Mine :)

Christina T said...

This looks like a fantastic book! I will have to add it to my TBR list.

Here is my WoW pick

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

This looks really cute, I love the contrast in characters!

Here's mine: http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-april-7-2010.html

Kristi said...

I know someone who would be perfect for your pick!

Here is my WoW pick.

Manga Maniac said...

That is a new one for me :)

Here is mine -

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3875

Kaye said...

Ooh, this sounds like a good one! My wow is here

Ophelia99 said...

I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds like it might be an interesting read.
Here's mine!

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

This one sounds intriguing!

Mine is here.

tarynwanderer said...

Sounds fun! I always wanted a sister. ;)

My WoW pick is here!

shelburns said...

Here is what I'm waiting on...

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-guardian-of-gate.html

Jacqueline C. said...

Haven't heard of this one - good pick. Here's <a href="http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-mockingbirds-by.html> my WoW</a>.

Carina said...

Ooo, sounds fun! My pick is here.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this sounds intriguing...love that delicious looking cover and the idea of two very different sisters.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

lilly said...

It's my first WoW! I'm very excited to join.

http://lilly-readingextravaganza.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-astronomer-by.html

Alayne said...

This sounds really good, and the cover is gorgeous! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Books) said...

Here's my pick for this week. I'm really excited to read this one!

http://daisychainbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-3-shadow-hills-by.html

Mama Bookworm said...

Nice choice!

Here is mine,

http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Sab H. said...

Sounds interesting

Mine's here!

elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting! :)

Here is mine: http://swordsforfighting.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

thekams said...

This sounds really good, great pick!

Here's mine.

Carin said...

Sounds excellent! I'll have to check out the reviews, as my TBR pile grows and grows, including this one...

http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-husband-and-wife.html

Mary said...

That sounds like the perfect book for my sister, the cookbook collector!

Here is mine
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-eternal-ones-by.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Sounds great, here's mine!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-halo-by-alexandra.html

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my pick http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2010/04/07/waiting-on-wednesday-firelight-by-sophie-jordan/

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

Sounds like it'll be a great read! Here's my WoW:

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/04/07/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

Joy said...

Great WOW pick! Adding this to my list now. Here is mine.

Books and Life

Crystal said...

I haven't heard of this one.

Here's my WoW http://tinyurl.com/yjh387x

Cassandra said...

My WoW is here.

Lori said...

I hope that when you get it, that it will meet your expectations and more. Here's mine [Click Here]

robin_titan said...

My mom would adore that book!!! The story, I know, would really interest her. I love the author's name. It means "to make happy" in Spanish.

Here's mine:
http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-jekel-loves-hyde.html

Jess said...

Sounds interesting. Here is my WoW pick of the week.

Crystal said...

This sounds good, I like these type of books where you see how the relationships and differences play out between siblings.

Mine is here.

Jess said...

That sounds something I might like .. thanks for the recommendation!

Here's my pick: Something Like Fate

Trillian said...

I've not heard of this before. Sounds interesting.
Here's mine

Serpentine Librarian said...

Your WoW pick sounds very interesting.

Look what I'm waiting for here.

Lizzy said...

Sounds good! Here's mine: http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

llt806 said...

Sounds good! My pick is paranormal:
http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_07.html

Wendy said...

That sounds really good!!

Here is mine:

http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Kath said...

Here's Bookworm Nations:

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Darlene said...

Great pick Jill! What a beautiful cover!

Sara said...

Sounds great!

My WoW post:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Chantele said...

Sounds really good! Here's mine! http://alwayssomethingtoread.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Sounds like an good read--I'm a bit of a cookbook collector myself!

Here is my WoW pick for this week!

Today I Read said...

Haven't seen this one yet. I don't know if I'm totally sold on it though, but I do have to admit the title makes it sound interesting and I like the cover. I think I'll have to wait to see some reviews when it comes out.

My WoW is finally online:
Waiting on Wednesday: Men Are Obsolete. Utopia or ...?

Cinnamon said...

I think that looks cute. Anything involving a used book store is bound to be great. ;)

Here's mine.

Emily said...

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

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Book Sake said...

Looks like a good read.

My WoW is at BookSake.

Violet said...

That sounds very interesting & I really like the cover.

My WoW is here --> The Eager Readers

bermudaonion said...

I'd buy that one for the cover and title alone!

INCiDeNT said...

Interesting. ;)

My WoW is here.

Megan said...

Sounds interesting!

Here's mine!

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Stormwalker by Allyson James

Katy said...

Here's what I'm Waiting On today!

jacabur1 said...

Neat WOW.. Here is mine http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-april-7th.html

Stephanie said...

That sounds pretty interesting.

Here's mine:
http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

I'm waiting for a BUNCH of chicklit: Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, and Sophie Kinsella all have books coming out in 2010--just in time for summer!

Cheers!

-Connie @ Constance-Reader.com

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Gwendolyn B. said...

I love collecting cookbooks - I wonder if any of mine are "rare." Your pick sounds like a fun read. Here's my pick.

Stacy said...

The Cookbook Collector sounds cool!

I'm kind of late in the day, but how cool is it that Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter has a book coming out?!?!
http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-waiting-on.html

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

I'm waiting on Beautiful Darkness

Teresa said...

This one sounds good. I'll have to check it out.

Pamela said...

"The Cookbook Collector" sounds good and the book cover is lovely.

My selection is up at: http://reviews.sweetsoliloquies.com/?p=195

(Creating my new book blog at http://reviews.sweetsoliloquies.com)

Jan von Harz said...

This sound like a very good book. I like the differences between the sisters (sounds like my sister and I).

here's my WoW

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesdayshadow-hill-by.html