Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Treasure Island!!! ~ Sara Levine

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's my pick:

Sara Levine
Europa/ Tonga Books
12/27/2011

(description) ~ Doesn't this sound like a fun read?

When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs (ice cream scooper; gift wrapper; laziest ever part-time clerk at The Pet Library) reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever done a foolish, overbold act? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold?

Convinced that Stevenson's book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she'd originally planned.

Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice-intelligent, perverse, relentlessly self- extricating, and funny.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, this one sounds totally tantalizing! What an unusual idea, and, as you say, what fun!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This one is new to me, but it sounds really good. I can only imagine the stuff the character is going to do.

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  3. This does sound interesting...I can't wait to hear more :)

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  4. I picked this up at SIBA only because of your love of Europa Editions. When I saw their books, I knew I had to get one!

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  5. I've never seen this one before but it sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Different too.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads
    Btw- I'm giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven't entered yet. ;)

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  6. This does sound like fun...who wouldn't want to reinvent their life in the vein of a literary adventurer...I found it's hard to go wrong with Europa books, though I have yet to read something from their new Tonga imprint.

    I look forward to your thoughts on this one :)

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  7. This one does sound amazing and like something that I would really love! Adventuresome and thrilling!

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  8. This does sound interesting and a fun take on how books inspire. I'll have to put it on my wish list, although odd timing...just after Xmas instead of before!

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  9. That does sound fun! I'm going to have to start ordering more Europa books for the library:-)

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  10. Wow! This does sound like a fun book (and perhaps there's a message here for us, too.) :)

    (P.S. Diane, I'm glad the book arrived. Enjoy!)

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  11. What??? This is the first I've heard of this book...and it looks like something I'd loooooove!

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  12. Oh I should read this! I could so relate to those feelings of wanting to have more of a Treasure Island type life than that of a schlump! :--) This sounds really fun!

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  13. Sounds like great entertainment!

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  14. this sounds so crazy that I want to read it!!!

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  15. Oh, this sounds like a fun read!

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  16. It's here! I bought it on Wednesday, day before Thanksgiving, at a bookstore in Soho, NYC!!! It's terrific.

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  17. The book is in stores! I bought it the day before Thanksgiving at McNallly Jackson in NYC. It's crazy funny!!M

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