Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5-25-11)

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Waiting on Wednesday is a weely meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. To participate, just highlight a book that you are looking forward to being released and post about it! This week, I'm looking forward to My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock (expected release date: June 7, 2011).

Synopsis (from After losing her high-octane job as an entertainment blogger, Noelle Hancock was lost. About to turn twenty-nine, she'd spent her career writing about celebrities' lives and had forgotten how to live her own. Unemployed and full of self-doubt, she had no idea what she wanted out of life. She feared change—in fact, she feared almost everything. Once confident and ambitious, she had become crippled by anxiety, lacking the courage required even to attend a dinner party—until inspiration struck one day in the form of a quote on a chalkboard in a coffee shop:

"Do one thing every day that scares you."

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Painfully timid as a child, Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated herself to facing her fears, a commitment that shaped the rest of her life. With Eleanor as her guide, Noelle spends the months leading up to her thirtieth birthday pursuing a "Year of Fear." From shark diving to fighter pilot lessons, from tap dancing and stand-up comedy to confronting old boyfriends, her hilarious and harrowing adventures teach her about who she is, and what she can become—lessons she makes vital for all of us.
I think this sounds like a fun read, a lot like Julie and Julia. So, what you are waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. eleanor roosevelt was one of my favorite historical figures. though i don't usually read adult fiction, this book sounds really good and i'm going to look into it.

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  2. I hadn't heard of this...but I am sooooo hooked!

  3. OK, this one sounds really interesting. Love anything about Eleanor Roosevelt. Seems like Julia & Julia and also the book about the Wilders. Nice pick!