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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - Book Count: 5

Lalala, what do you do when you don't want to work on your essay? BLOG, of course. >D

So, today is Wednesday... I'd do a Waiting for Wednesday post, but then I'm looking at the books I want and some of them have already been published and I really, reallyyyyy want to talk about them, so we're gonna have a little change around here. Today shall be WISHLIST WEDNESDAY~ *throws confetti around*

(similar meme called 'On My Wishlist' can be found at Book Chick City)
ETA (original WW meme from My Tea Time is Book Time)

We Have Always Lived in this House by Shirley Jackson

Um, seriously you guys, WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! How come I only heard of this book now!? Anywho, Misty from Book Rat has a review wherein she described the narration of WHALITH as, and I quote "I Capture the Castle's Cassandra Mortmain if she were maybe OCD and slightly disturbed." Guhhhhhh must read this. And maybe reread my copy of I Capture the Castle 'cause I miss it.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Now, you may or may not be wondering, what in the world do these three novels have in common? Nothing! Except that Sarah Rees Brennan talked about them in her blog post, wherein she discussed cover changes and gave us hilarious lying summaries of lies. I read three out of the six books she commented on, and could tell the lies from the truth in her lying summaries, but I didn't read these three books I listed yet, so obviously this means I have to go, read them, and then look back at Brennan's lying summaries to figure out what part of it was true!!

Also, her lying summaries gives me this idea I may or may not want to do for future giveaways, but as I'm currently in finals week right now, I do not get the privilege to give these giveaway thoughts the time it deserves. ^^; Just know that I'm thinking of giveaways though.

(And, if anyone cares, yes, the covers I picked to show are my preferences in the cover change. I like seeing books so that's why I liked the cover of TTT. For AAOK, I like seeing faces and this is a face cover, so yay! (sry ninefly) And for Suite Scarlett, honestly my first reaction was the other cover, because I was all like 'YAY, FACE!' Then it was pointed out to me that the key was in the shape of NYC skyline and I'm just a big fat sucker for gimmicks like that, so I changed my mind.)

A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata

The one book that would have counted if I had decided to do a Waiting on Wednesday post.
AL;SKDFJASDL;JF OMFG NEW CYNTHIA KADOHATA'S STUFF. You guys, I love, love, love Cynthia Kadohata. ♥ And this is set in Vietnam like Cracker! so it is like, a spiritual sequel in my mind!! And I looooove Cracker, so obviously I must have this. Seriously, IS IT JANUARY YET!? ALDKJFA;SDLFKJALSK;FJSD;


ninefly said...


Sapphire Pyro said...

I have The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield. Not read it yet though. Will be telling you once I've read it. The plot captivated me xD

Cleverly Inked said...

The thirteenth tale looks great

Misty said...

Huh. I never realized it was in the shape of the NYC skyline. I need to read that, I've heard great things. I've only read Devilish by her (great).
Yes, you MUST read We have always... Especially if you liked I Capture, because I think knowing that book adds this weird dimension.
Also, Jennay of My Tea Time is My Book Time (I believe) started a Wishlist Wednesday...

MissAttitude said...

Suite Scarlett was really funny and cute. I liked it a lot. I really want to read An abundance of Katherinas.
I've only read Kira, Kira by Cynthia Kadohata but I really liked it, so I'll keep my eye out for this one :)

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

@ninefly, Three Words for you, my friend: Liberal Arts Major. =D

@Sapphire Pyro and Cleverly Inked, I know! The summary of 13th tale looks so enticing~

@Misty, lol yeah I didn't notice until someone pointed it out to me either. =D;;; I have yet to try anything by Maureen Johnson (... blasphemous, I know) but I'm pretty pumped about reading SS. As soon as it's available in the library, that is.
Oh! Really? ^^;; I see Wishlist Wednesday floating around, but there's never really any proper crediting for it, so I just assumed... I'll ETA that =D

!! You have to read more Cynthia Kadohata stuff! She's a genius! Try Cracker! if you like animal stories. Heck, even if you don't like animal stories you should read it. Soooooooo goooood~~~ *___* *fangirls*