Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Weird Sisters

"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 Weird Sisters
By Eleanor Brown
Publication Date: February 17

From Amazon:

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from--one another, their small hometown, and themselves--might offer more than they ever expected.

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

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51 comments:

Straylights said...

Wierd sisters sounds pretty intriguing! Kind of funny that their father spoke in verse :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love shakespeare, this looks really good! thanks for sharing!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

At first, the title reminded me of that little band that was in Harry Potter 4, the one that played during the Yule Ball. LOL. My mistake.

What secrets do these sisters have?

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

I always love your WoW's, because they usually involve books I have never even HEARD of. I've added almost every single book to my tbr the past three weeks. xD Anyway, this definitely looks intriguing! :)

Julie said...

This sounds good! I too love Shakespeare. Great pick :)

LMW said...

It would drive me insane if my father spoke only in verse! Haha
My wow is at:
The Delusional Diaries

Jan von Harz said...

Weird Sisters sound like a book I would really enjoy. Love the Shakespearean influence and my sister and I are caring for our elderly father so I have a true connection to the premise of this book too.

Preternatural said...

I agree with straylights--this does sound really intriguing.

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Oh wow, this books sound quirky and amazing!! I will definitely be checking this out when it releases!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Interesting premise. Thanks for sharing!

maischeph said...

Like the Harry Potter band! :-P This is my first WoW, hello all!

Jude said...

I had so many questions after reading about this book that I'll have to get hold of a copy to find out the answers :D

Thanks for a great WoW choice.

This is what I'm Wishing On this week. J x

Steph said...

Looks like a good one. I love Shakespeare! Great pick!

Check out my WOW!

Tina's Blog said...

I think the book sounds good- not sure about the title.

Miss Page-Turner said...

Shakespeare? This book sounds great:)

Kim said...

Your Pick looks interesting. I always love a good family drama:-)

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

Happy WOW!

Melissa said...

I love love love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing! :)

bermudaonion said...

Sounds interesting, but I think the speaking in verse part might get to me after a while!

PolishOutlander said...

Oh wow, what a great pick! This looks like something I would like. And I love Shakespeare too!

Anna said...

Ha what a title on your pick. I kinda of love it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That's funny, because in my high school English class, our teacher called me and two of my friends "the weird sisters" when we were reading that play.

I don't think he meant it as a compliment!

I'm curious about this story, which sounds good....

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

TwilightsDance said...

Great WOW!

Here is my WOW

Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

Joy said...

Cute title and looks like a great story. They probably called me and my three sisters "The Weird Sisters" too..lol
Joy at Books and Life

Scoot said...

This one sounds good! I am going to have to check it out.

Shelbie and Amanda said...

sounds awesome! mine is here http://themortalslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

BrittLit said...

This one sounds interesting. I love that cover.

jackie b central texas said...

Interesting pick Jill, sounds like a good read and also have never heard of the author or book so one to add to my wishing to read list as well!

jackie >_<

Kat said...

That's an interesting premise.

Lisa_sps said...

The book sounds great! I always love your WoW . Here is mine ( http://lisafragments.blogspot.com/ )

Crystal ♥ said...

This sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh! I almost picked this one! Instead, I went this way: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/wow-provence-cure-for-brokenhearted-by.html

lulilut said...

I hope the professor speaks in iambic pentameter. ;)

Mine is here:
http://lulilut.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-dash-lilys-book-of.html

Renahe said...

A link to my blog post: http://renahe90.blogspot.com/2010/10/non-book-relatedwaiting-on-wednesday.html

oO Mariana Oo said...

Looks really good, nice teaser ^^

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

The mere mention of Shakespeare has got me wanting to read this book!

Lauren said...

Interesting choice this week. As a bit of a Shakespeare enthusiast I'm intrigued.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like a fun read Jill. Sorry I haven't played along in a few weeks, but have not been on top of what is coming out it seems :(

danya said...

The Weird Sisters sounds pretty awesome!

Megan Marie said...

I hadn't heard of this book but it does sound very interesting. I'm a Shakespeare nut so now I'm really looking forward to it :)

Kat said...

The Weird Sisters sounds like the perfect read for a Shakespheare fan-girl! Here's the URL for my post: http://amyriadofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1-blog-button.html

Manga Maniac said...

I am interested in this book, too. I love the premise.

Anna said...

Sounds great! great blog!

Natalie said...

1st timer here! Wierd Sisters does sound different, and I'm all about different! Thanks for sharing!

audreygeddes said...

Sounds intriguing - thanks for sharing this one. My "wow" of the week is a book called, "Borneo Tom," by Tom McLaughlin. The author is a retired biology teacher who writes about his adventures in Malaysia along with some hilarious sketches.

Guen said...

Whoa that sounds interesting. I probably am going to add that to my list.

Eleanor said...

Thanks for posting this...I'm a little excited waiting on it, too!

And Kathy, fear not - they actually do speak normally most of the time. :)

Eleanor-Brown.com

Beverly said...

I am lost as to how to get added to the linky - I clicked all the linky spots and can get to creat my own linky, see the linky for this meme, and upgrade my own linky. I don't see that these are what I am looking for - HELP!

bevsharp@desch.org

bibliophile brouhaha said...

I am having trouble, as well - I've gotten to the part where I can create my own linky, but the meme is not listed :(

-Linds

bibliophile.brouhaha@gmail.com

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

wow, didn't see that you had posted this book last week! It does look good, doesn't it!