Waiting on Wednesday: Week 8

HOKAY – we’re back to our regular programming here at Dissecting Perfection after a slightly longer hiatus than is normal.

Eh? What is normal, you ask? Er… umm… excellent question, that…

Speaking of questions (not so subtle subject changing), I’m building my FAQ page at the moment, so if anyone has any pressing questions they think should be answered on there, or if you want to know my real name (mysterious, evil grin), ask away! And the giveaway for telling me about contests open to the world is still going on (I only have 3 entries?! Come on, you guys.)

Right then, onto my WoW picks for this week. Yes, I’m still posting multiples. Leave me alone.

This week I have a mixed bag – one for my inner teen, one for the inner woman, and one for the little boy(s) who live down the lane. =D


Vinyl Princess – Yvonne Prinz (coming Dec 22, 2009)

With a summer job at Bob & Bob Records in Berkeley, California, teen music
junkie Allie is ready for anything. She’s poised to fall in love, catch a thief, and make a mix that’ll break your heart. And when she blogs as The Vinyl Princess, Allie is the sort of mystery girl you can’t resist tuning into. Get ready for the vinyl revolution!

Author Yvonne Prinz, cofounder of Amoeba Music, the world’s biggest
independent music store chain, brings readers into the inspired, obsessive,
irrepressible heart of a teen who is head-over-heels in love with music. Like a
great record, this read will rock your soul and rattle your bones.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I’m a sucker for music-related books in general. Plus, you can already check out the blog at http://vinylprincess.blogspot.com/, and follow @VinylPrincess on Twitter. Good marketing always begins on the web 😉


The Book of Tomorrow – Cecelia Ahern

Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she’s ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes, a large four poster bed complete with a luxurious bathroom en-suite. She’s always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country to live with Tamara’s Uncle and Aunt. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gatehouse is a world away from Tamara’s childhood. With her mother shut away with grief, and her aunt busy tending to her, Tamara is lonely and bored and longs to return to Dublin. When a travelling library passes through Kilsaney Demesne, Tamara is intrigued. She needs a distraction. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. With some help, Tamara finally manages to open the book. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core. Told in Cecelia’s imitable style, The Girl of Tomorrow is a mesmerising and magical story for this autumn.

Okay, the only thing I can’t stand about a Cecelia Ahern novel is the bajillion titles and covers that come with it. This one’s called either this or “The Girl of Tomorrow”, I think. The cover above is the US cover, but I’m a bigger fan of the UK cover (my internet’s not letting me load images so I can’t really put it up…) ANYHOOO – a promising release for chick lit fans everywhere! =)


Will Grayson, Will Grayson – David Levithan and John Green

Two superstar authors join forces on a collaborative novel of awesome proportions.

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens-both named Will Grayson-are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.


Yeah. That’s how I feel.


That’s it for this week. What are you waiting for?


4 responses

  1. Hi 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your three picks.
    I hadn’t heard of these books before and they all sound great!
    Love and best wishes,

    August 12, 2009 at 3:58 am

  2. I’m looking forward to Will Grayson, Will Grayson it looks to be fun and unique.

    August 12, 2009 at 11:40 am

  3. amy

    Those all sound good! I have yet to read a john green book(don’t kill me;) but I’m looking forward to WG, WG…

    August 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

  4. I LOVE Cecelia Ahern-that book is on my wish list too. It can’t come fast enough. P.S. I Love You is one of my favorite books.

    August 13, 2009 at 12:06 am

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