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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (95): Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things & Creepy and Maud!

Wow. How long has it been since I last posted a WoW? I've been trying to get into a reading and reviewing groove ever since I got sick. And hey, we're back!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
Release Date: September 2012
Published by: Macmillan
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Claire has been through so much that she’s pared her life down to one goal–to get out of high school (finally)–until the night she wanders into Emily Dickinson’s house and finds everything suddenly changing.

Claire, new to Amherst and desperate to get out of high school, vows she’ll try to be invisible. She retreats deep into thee poetry of Emily Dickinson to help her understand her mother’s suicide and best friend’s disappearance, until one night, when she finds herself running through the woods in the poet’s dress. The next morning she starts a different life, one with totally new complications.

Why I'm waiting for Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things:

Isn't the summary interesting? I love how mysterious it sounds. I have to admit I don't know much about Emily Dickinson, so it's a big part of why I'm interested in reading this book. Plus I think the cover is gorgeous!

Title: Creepy and Maud by Dianne Touchell
Release Date: October 2012
Published by: Fremantle Press
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Hilarious and heartbreaking, Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in the space between their windows.

Creepy is a boy who watches from the shadows keenly observing and caustically commentating on human folly.

Maud is less certain. A confused girl with a condition that embarrasses her parents and assures her isolation.

Together Creepy and Maud discover something outside their own vulnerability — each other’s. But life is arbitrary; and loving someone doesn’t mean you can save them.

Creepy & Maud is a blackly funny and moving first novel that says; ‘You’re ok to be as screwed up as you think you are and you’re not alone in that.’

Why I'm waiting for Creepy and Maud:

I have very little resistance when it comes to Australian YA contemporary books, and this one is no exception. It got me with "hilarious and heartbreaking". And it's blackly funny. What is that? I have a feeling this book will make me love Australian authors just a little bit more.


Share your WoW picks this week please!


  1. Wow! What amazing picks.
    Thanks so much i am putting them on my to read list.
    Emily's Dress looks really interesting :-)


  2. Oh cool, I love the inclusion of Emily Dickinson. I haven't read much of her poetry but this looks like an intriguing way to bring her into the story.

  3. Emily's dress is on my list! I'm loving that cover! And adding Creepy and Maud to my TBR as well. :) I haven't read much Australian contemporary, but I've heard greaaat things. Great picks!

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  4. I got Creepy and Maud. So excited to read it!

  5. Hope you love Emily's Dress! Can't wait for you to read it.
    Kate Burak


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