Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Early Decision

"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:



Early Decision
By Lacy Crawford

Publication Date: August 27

From Amazon:


In Early Decision, debut novelist Lacy Crawford draws on 15 years of experience traveling the world as a highly sought-after private college counselor to illuminate the madness of college admissions.

Working one-on-one with Tiger-mothered, burned-out kids, Anne “the application whisperer” can make Harvard a reality. Early Decision follows five students over one autumn as Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line—and it is. Though not because of Princeton and Yale. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.

Whether you want to get in or just get out, with wit and heart, Early Decision explodes the secrets of the college admissions race.


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

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160 comments:

  1. Great pick this week :)

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
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  2. No Mr. Linky this week? Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy your pick!

    My WoW post :)

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  3. I love the cover :-)

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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  4. Sounds good! Cutthroat college politics.

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  5. Love the sound of this book this week, adding it to my TBR list :)

    Come see my WoW Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  6. Gah, college admissions. SO glad I'm done with that!! Great pick though. ;)

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  7. Ooooh this one sounds really interesting!!!! Great pick!

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  8. Ooh, this book is new to me. Thanks for placing it on my radar!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  9. This sounds good, kind of seems like a less intense version of Admission.

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  10. The madness of college applications!

    Here's my WoW at Whatever You Can Still Betray

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  11. Nice pick you have there! Here's my WoW post this week.


    Thanks!

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  12. This sounds clever, thanks for sharing Jill! My WoW

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  13. Sounds like an interesting story!

    Here's mine: http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-here-without-you.html

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  14. Cool pick! Here's mine!

    http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/2013/05/dying-to-read-30-revelations-by-ja.html?m=1

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  15. Awesome Choice! My W.O.W http://booknerdrambling.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday29.html

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  16. Sounds like an interesting read.

    Judy @ Musings and Ramblings

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  17. Awesome pick!

    here's mine :D

    http://lite-rate-ture.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

    Chyna @ Lite-Rate-Ture

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  18. Great pick, thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Kat
    Wit and Sin

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  19. What a unique cover! And I like the title and description...

    Counting in Bookcases:My WOW

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  20. Awesome pick!

    My WOW
    http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-39.html

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  21. http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-63-loves-awakening.html

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  22. College admissions are stressful and confusing. I went to a junior college first so the transition was a lot smoother than others.

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  23. This sounds like it could be really good. Here's my WOW

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  24. This sounds great for me, since I'm currently going to be swamped with college apps and the SATs! I have to try this one. Great pick!

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  25. Ugh I hated the college admission process, so stressful! It does seem like a good topic to get into though!

    Great pick!
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  26. Sounds good.

    Mine: http://thebo0ki3.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-delayed-penalty.html

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  28. No doubt this could easily have been written as non-fiction.

    Stephanie @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
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  29. Never heard of that before! Sounds cool though :) My first Waiting on Wednesday: http://bookcomet.wordpress.com/

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  30. Interesting choice!

    Here's mine:

    http://www.flutteringbutterflies.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html?m=0

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  31. Here's mine: http://michelleshoutsrandom.blogspot.com/2013/05/www-wednesdays-34-waiting-on-wednesday.html

    Happy reading!

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  32. Nice choice!

    Here's Our choices..

    http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

    Stacey @ Sassy Book Lovers

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  33. That sounds like an interesting book.

    Lindsay @ Me on Books

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  34. Sounds interesting, great pick!

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  35. I like your pick.
    Here is my WoW!
    http://jesstimetoread.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

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  36. Great pick!
    Here's mine: http://mycrazybookobsession.blogspot.se/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-30.html

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  37. Sounds interesting!

    http://www.readerswonderland.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

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  38. Oh, this is new to me!

    Here's mine: http://fictionfascination.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-43.html

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  39. Great pick, I've never heard of it but it sounds good and it's now on my 'watch out for' list!

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  40. Sounds very interesting
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  41. Awesome pick!!

    Here's my WOW:
    http://jessiraelloyd.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-43.html

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  42. This is my first time participating!

    Waiting for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
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  43. Interesting looking book.

    Here's my WoW pick for this week.

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  44. Great pick :)

    Here are my WoWs this week.

    Aleksandra @ Aleksandra's Corner

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  45. Sounds like an intense story. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Nice pick this week!!
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  47. Check out my WOW for WATCH OVER ME by Tara Sivec!

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  48. I love books with this setting - just saw Admission the movie, not even realizing I had read the book a few years ago.

    My WoW post: http://www.booksaremything.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday_22.html

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  49. sounds like a good one!

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    -michelle

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  50. This sounds like a good book for teens tha will be applying to college soon! Here is the link to my WOW:

    http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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  51. Never heard of this, but sounds good!

    Lisa @ Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews

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  52. This one is new to me. Sounds interesting!

    Here's mine: http://www.lost-in-lit.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-made-of-stars-by.html

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  53. Have not heard of this book before, but it looks awesome :) Hope you'll enjoy it :D

    My Waiting on Wednesday post: http://carinabooks.blogspot.no/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-84.html

    Love, Carina

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  54. Haven't seen this one around. Sounds good!

    Here's my pick: http://pause-time.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8-rush-by-eve.html

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  55. Great pick! I have not heard of this one before.

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  56. Sounds useful. Could've used this, well, I won't say how many years ago. ;)

    Here's our WoW post this week. Happy Wednesday! :D

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  57. This sounds really interesting, even though I usually don't read non-fiction! The application process is very different in my country.

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  58. That sounds like one I'll need to read in few years when my boys are that age...I hope its good!

    Here's my http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-texting-underworld.html

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  59. Oh, college applications. I literally JUST went through that process, and committed to my choice school - Hopkins. I hope you enjoy the book when you get to read it! :)

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  60. Nice pick!
    http://debdebreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/waiting-on-wednesday-may-22/

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  61. This one is new to me; sounds good. Here is my pick:
    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-accidents-happen.html

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  62. Interesting choice - here's my pick for the week.

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  63. Haven't heard of that book before. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

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  64. Very interesting. Here is my pick:

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    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  65. I was thinking this was the same as the movie with Tina Fey - but I think this one is more heartfelt and the movie is more comedy.

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  66. Oooh College stories rock! I love that time-period in people's life! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  67. Sounds good!! Here's my WoW link: http://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/waiting-on-wednesday-3-a-couple-freebies/

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  68. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-59-and-www.html

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  69. This sounds interesting. My son isn't going to college. Today is his last day of high school, so it's happy AND sad.

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  70. Sounds good! Nice pick! =)

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    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  71. I can't find the Mr. Linky, but here's my WOW post: http://www.pingwings.ca/waiting-on-wednesday-7/

    Yours sounds interesting, as usual! Another for my TBR list!

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  72. I'm glad we're past all of that but still think the book sounds good!

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  73. I wish I had had someone like this to help me out when I was heading for college! Interesting read!

    My WOW is here:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-76-magic-rises-by.html#comment-form

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  74. I'm super excited about this book too - especially since I live it most days :)

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  75. Sounds like a good read.

    My WoW: http://www.readerslive1000lives.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-50-losing-hope-by.html?m=0

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  76. Ooohhh!!! I like that pick!!!

    Here's my WOW:
    http://readingbythebookful.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-doon.html?m=1

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  77. That was so long ago I barely remember the University application process. :P

    My WOW is a dystopian novel titled Frozen.

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  78. Hadn't heard of this yet, gonna have to check it out!


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  79. Thanks for sharing!
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  80. I love books about college admissions! Here's my WOW: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-tao-of-martha.html?m=1

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  81. Awesome. :)

    Here's my WoW post:

    http://www.thebookgirlreads.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-27.html

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  82. Ooh, interesting pick for this week! :) I've not heard of it before, thanks for sharing. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

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  83. Great pick!

    My WOW is for Unhinged by A.G. Howard:
    My Friends Are Fiction

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  84. Here is my WOW
    http://livinginourownstory.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

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  86. Ohh this sounds fantastic! Great pick.

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  87. I don't know what happened to the Mister Linky code. It didn't show up...just added it. Sorry!

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  88. I like your choice...a book I think I'd enjoy! Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-bookmans-tale.html

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  89. Great pick! Here's my WOW: http://kindreddreamheart.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

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  90. That sounds awesome. I love books about college admissions. I'll definitely be looking for this one come August.
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  91. Great pick I don't think I've heard of this one before. Hope you don't have to wait too long!! Happy Wednesday from Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  92. Sounds really good! Check out my WOW! http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-6-waiting-on.html

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  93. Interesting pick! Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

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  94. That's an interesting pick. What caught my eye was when I read "It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins." in the summary.

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  95. Wow, sounds like a different type of book but highly interesting. My kids went through those tests a few years ago. Have a great week!

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  96. Your pick sounds fascinating -- and terrifying at the same time :)

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  97. Having gone through the application process with son #1 this year, and with 3 more kids to go, I am definitely going to read this! Thanks!

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  98. I have to say I don't miss figuring out where to go to college. ;) I'll just have to do it again with my kids in a few years. My WOW is for Longing for Home by Sarah M. Eden.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  99. hope you enjoy your pick! here is mine http://thebookforums.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday_22.html

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  101. Here's mine for the week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/waiting-on-wednesday-week-83/

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  102. Looks good! I'll have to check it out sometime...

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  103. This one sounds like one I would really like! Great pick!

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  104. Wow, this is my first WOW post!

    I can't wait for the July 9 release date of my book, so I can read it! Hope yours is good!

    Here's my WOW.

    Jane

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  105. Oooh cool pick!

    ~Taherah @Books As You Know It
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  106. And another WOW post. I forgot all about a long-awaited book that was released on Wednesday! That counts too, right, since this is my first-ever WOW?

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  107. oooh I'm def going to have to check this one out!!

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  108. Great Pick this week
    Here is ours: http://debdebreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/waiting-on-wednesday-may-29/

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  109. GREAT WOW! Here's my WOW: http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-7-waiting-on.html

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  110. Wow what a cute and awesome sounding book, hope you don't have to wait too long. MY WOW

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  111. Hoping everything is o.k. I am not seeing your WOW for the week. I went ahead and posted thinking maybe you were just running late.

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  112. I posted my Wow this week... I'll keep checking back to see if YOu have posted Yours hope everything is okay
    http://readingbythebookful.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-edge-of-never.html?m=1

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  113. This one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  114. I love Waiting on Wednesday! It's a great way to hear about new upcoming books! :)

    Mara A. @ 667B Baker Street
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  115. I hope you enjoy your future read! It looks good. :)
    Lookie my WOW pick!

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  116. Doesn't really look like my kind of read, but I'm sure a lot of people will get a lot out of it.

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  117. This seems pretty interesting, I might check it out :)
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