Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: How It All Began


"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:


How It All Began
By Penelope Lively
Publication Date: January 5

From Library Journal:

A chance encounter between a retired schoolteacher and a petty thief sets off an unexpected chain of events. A marriage is undone by a misdirected cell phone call revealing an affair, for instance, while an interior designer finds the perfect business partner and an old-timey historian gets an idea for a snappy miniseries. The moral—life always has other plans for us—should be beautifully conveyed by Man Booker Award winner Lively.


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

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

50 comments:

Penelope Lolohea said...

Sounds interesting! I love books that follow the lives of different people. Hope you enjoy it!

Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads said...

Interesting choice! =9 gonna check more about ir ;)

my WoW!

http://dazzlingreads.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Sophia said...

Wow! This one sounds like one of those hilarious/romantic family movies. :) Sounds great. Nice pick this week!

Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer said...

Awesome WoW. This book really tells how life really is. =]
Here is my WoW:
http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday7-million-suns.html

mfay2 said...

It sounds like it won't be a boring book with all those sub-plots!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

How It All Began kind of reminds me of the Butterfly Effect? At least, I think that's what it's implying. It sounds like an interesting read! It's always fun to think about how we're all interconnected in one way or another (6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon lol)

June G said...

Boy, this sounds like a real circus...lol...Ha ha ha...

Amber Elise said...

You always have such different books, I love it! thanks for sharing!

The Romanceaholic said...

While that doesn't sound like my normal type of book, I Have to admit it sounds pretty good!

Jess
My WOW @The Romanceaholic

Tena @ Crazy Book Slut said...

Sounds very interesting. Will have to add it to my TBR list!
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ashelynn hetland said...

I love the cover for that one. Interesting pick!

Emma said...

This looks like an amazing book!!

Check out my WOW here - http://lostinayabook.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Emma @ Lostinayabook.blogspot

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I had to add this title on Goodreads before leaving a comment here :) It sounds like a very good story!

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

This sounds great. Penelope Lively is an amazing author.

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

This sounds like a fast paced and interesting read!

Thanks for sharing.

baystatera.com said...

This one sounds more Maeve Binchy than Penelope Lively -- more optimistic, less bleak. Will have to check it out.

Mimi Valentine said...

That sounds like an awesome book! You always pick such sweet-sounding novels that I've never heard about before, Jill -- I love it!

Here's my WOW! And you can check out my new 300 Followers Giveaway and Happy Labor Day Giveaway if you have the time! :)

Mary said...

So many good books, so little time...*sigh*

Michelle said...

I wouldn't normally go for this type of book but I really like the sound of it. :D

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Think this one sounds pretty good Jill. Wacky font on that cover though.

SJune said...

I like you choice. Have a great Week!

Sherre said...

I love your choice! It sounds unny and beautiful!

My WoW

Megan said...

Your pick sounds excellent. I'll have to keep an eye out for it come January!

lsl_scrapper said...

Sounds interesting! And one that will make you think..hmmm.

Neri said...

This books sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Thanks!

fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

Nice choice. Looks like one of those stories that show how one small action can alter the outcome of several live.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very intriguing! Thanks for sharing....

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a good one!

Jennifer G. said...

This book sounds really interesting! Great pick. :D

Jenny Girl said...

This meme has made my tbr grow entirely too much. Thanks for the meme and the wonderful book postings :)

Rina said...

Is it a collection of short stories? I'm right now writing a story with many different narrators, and I'm quite impressed with anyone who can do it well.

My WoW has a pretty cover this week... finally!
http://justbookingaround.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-in-forests-of.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great choice sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesdy.html

The Lovely Getaway said...

havent heard much on this book, sounds very intriguing :) thanks for sharing!

Diana

Liz Z said...

I like the sound of your choice. Going to add it to my TBR! :)

nomadreader said...

I've been excited about this one since I read about it pre-pub alert. I'm eager to read it!

Amy said...

Interesting!

Jenna and Ashley said...

I love the author's name, Penelope Lively. Sounds like a perfect book for her to write. Great choice!

Here's mine:
http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-3-slide-and-right.html

Safari Poet said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds great.

My WOW

Violette said...

That book looks really interesting! I love this whole angle of different perspectives.

Rockee said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I don't really read this type of book, but I'll definitely pick it up someday. Nice pick. Here's my WoW:http://rockeemusikreads.blogspot.com/

Meghan said...

yup yup! Love WOW!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Whoo, this one looks VERY cute! :D

Waiting on Wednesday: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges. http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-14-gathering-storm.html

SexxyBlogger said...

hopping thru again! love the book choice..enjoy it!

diaryofacambridgestudent said...

I am introducing themes to my WOW. Every week i feature books from one different genre. Last week it was dystopian. This week its YA contemporary.
Let me know what you think.

Kristie said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Going to have to add it to my TBR list!

Emma said...

cool idea

RebeccaNaomi said...

I am trying to get more active on my blog and this meme sounds interesting. Hope I can keep up.

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

That certainly sounds like an interesting book. Mind if I play along?

Here is my WoW. :)

storyseekers said...

Sounds interesting. I love books like this.

Our WoW!


http://thestoryseekers.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-06.html

<3 Sarah @ The Story Seekers

Kimberly said...

sounds like a good book