23 March, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2011-4)

I'm trying something new for Waiting on Wednesday. That's right! Another podcast. We've gotten some great feedback over the last day or so on our first podcast, so hopefully the quality will only improve as we get more comfortable with it :)

In other news, Read Now Sleep Later's free podcast is now available through iTunes! Please take a moment to rate and review it.

And now:

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publication date: 5 April 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN 10/13: 0385738579 / 9780385738576

Synopsis: Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.

Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.

Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters makeRotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

Music credits: Bach, Cello Suite 1, BWV 1007, Prelude, Siloti transcription by Felipe Sarro from The Free Music Archive

Also mentioned in this episode:

Red Glove by Holly Black
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Huntress by Malinda Lo
We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler

RT Book Convention - Teen Day

ARC acquired from publisher at ALA Midwinter 2011.


  1. I really need to get around to reading White Cat. So many interesting books you've mentioned here. Thanks for sharing!

  2. @Jan, I don't know why more people aren't buzzing about this book--it sounds great!

    @Keri, mafia + magic = The Curseworkers series--now I'm just bummed that I have to wait a year for Black Heart! But really enjoyed the first 2 and will be posting a review soon.

    Thanks for the comments!

  3. Nice pick! This book sounds really interesting! I'll check it out. :) Here's my WoW!

  4. This sounds disgustingly good...lol...I want to say a "fresh" choice, but maybe I should switch it to a "rotten" one...lol...Either way, I'm adding it to my TBR list! Thanks.

  5. Found another new book. The cover is as creepy as the synopsis. I have just read about vicious creature. I liked it. I think I'd love to read this book also

  6. I loved your podcast! Something different. :)

    I hadn't heard of this book but I'm totally adding it to my wishlist! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :) New follower, btw.

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  7. Very cool that you do a podcast. Your voice sounds so professional! haha

    That's What Liz Read

  8. very interesting! i hadn't heard of it before.

  9. Wow, this is my first time hearing about this book and I'm definitely intrigued! Even the title sounds awesome. I'm so adding this to my wishlist, thanks!

  10. Sounds quite intriguing and mysterious. I'll have to check it out once it's released. :) Thank you for sharing and for following. New follower here! Happy reading!

  11. Cool! This is new to me. It sounds very interesting.

  12. You know, I never read the synopsis for this one because I thought it would be a zombie book---I tend to steer clear of those lol. But this is not what I thought it was...I'm definitely intrigued! Great pick!

  13. Wicked awesome idea to do a podcast! Looks like an interesting book. :-)
    Check out what I'm waiting for!