Waiting or Wanting to Read Wednesday

This is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. In this post I talk about books yet to be released that I’m excited about OR already published book’s I’ve seen that I’m really wanting to read.  I also like to try and find books other bloggers aren’t sharing so that more books are shared!

This week I found:
Falling In by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Why I’m Interested in this book
The premise sounds soooooo fun! It’s kinda Alice In Wonderland, but yet not.  And cases of mistaken identity are always interesting- being mistaken as the worse witch in fairyland sounds super fun!
From the book jacket:
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The buzzing sound?

Do you hear that?


There it is again.


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No? Well, I really shouldn’t have asked. Most people can’t hear it, anyway. But, if you could, you’d think it sounds like you’re teetering on the edge of the universe. That’s what Isabelle Bean thinks…and she’s not that far from the truth.


B z z z z z z z


You really don’t hear that?


Well, it’s actually not that great to have a buzzing in your ear. It’s distracting for one thing. And when Isabelle starts listening to the buzz instead of, say, her boring teacher, strange things happen. She gets sent to the principal’s office (that’s not so strange), but then while awaiting her punishment, she tumbles into an adventure — into another world that’s a little bit different, a little bit Hansel & Gretel-y, a little bit like a fairy tale, which would be great, but…did I mention that Isabelle is an unusual dresser? When she shows up in fairy-tale land wearing her favorite high, pointy boots, the fairy-tale people start thinking that Isabelle is a witch — and not just any witch, but the witch!

Here’s another cover I found.  I think I like the one at the top of the post better!
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9 thoughts on “Waiting or Wanting to Read Wednesday

  1. My school had the great fortune to have Frances O'Roark Dowell just last Friday, talking to us about the release of her new book. Of course, I bought mine and got it signed too. She was great with our Middle School students. She talked to them about the writing process and was very frank about how it can be frustrating at times. Teachers and students were thrilled to have met her. I would also recommend to your followers, Chicken Boy. Thanks for sharing!

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