Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (Sept. 21st)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Future Of Us
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Summary: (from GoodReads)

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.


The idea behind this book intrigues me. I didn't get to use the internet until 1997, but the general timeline of this book means these characters are teens around the time that I was. I spent a lot of time becoming well acquainted with the 'net during my teen years and feel it had a big influence, so seeing what it will do to their future should be interesting. I'm also very fond of books about time travel or time manipulation / alteration so that is another huge plus. 

On a more personal note... My grandather passed away in 1996 (the year the story takes place), on November 22nd (the date of publication), which is fifteen years ago (the time span that the characters in the story see themselves from the future). Coincidence? Maybe. But I'm just the slightest bit superstitious and I'll take that as a sign I'm suppose to read this. Why not? I want to read it anyway.

So, what's your pick this week? Anyone else excited about The Future Of Us? Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for visiting my blog. :)

22 comments:

  1. Such a unique premise I really want this one too. Great pick!

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  2. I've heard really good things about this and I definitely want to give it a chance. :)
    (I'm a little bit superstitious, too, and when I see "a sign" in a book summary, I put it onto my wishlist as well.)

    Great pick,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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  3. i am intrigued by this novel. sounds awesome.

    my WoW this week.

    -michelle

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  4. Me too! I did this one a few weeks ago. So excited for it!

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-15-and-waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  5. I want to read this like so super bad!! Can't wait!!!

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  6. This book seems interesting, and it has an interesting cover, which definitely makes me feel better about it.

    Check out my WoW here

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  7. Great pick. Sounds like it might be a different and good read.

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  8. Awesome! I loved his last novel - 13 reasons why and I,m looking forward to this one as well.

    giselle at Xpresso Reads

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  9. Great pick!!!! I have this on my TBR list.

    My WoW: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

    -Brittani

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  10. I hope that when you get it, that it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  11. This seems interesting....at first glance, not my kind of thing. But when you look closely, it looks great! Good pick. Thanks for coming to my blog x

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  12. II'm looking forward to this one too. Great pick!

    Susanne

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  13. I don't think this is for me, but hoe you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

    My WOW

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  14. Excited for this on heard many great things about it and Jay Asher is an amazing author!

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  15. This looks interesting! I've seen it but not really stopped to read what it was all about! I think I'll be adding it to my TBR list! Great pick! Thanks!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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  16. I haven't read anything by either of these authors but I've heard good things, so I may check it out. Good choice.

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  17. This sounds interesting. I loved Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why and I'm curious about this book. Its outside what I normally read, but so was his other book. I may just pick this one up.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

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  18. Ooh, super nice pick! I loved Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why and I hope this one is just as awesome. :)

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  19. I cannot wait for this one! It sounds soooo good! I'm going to get it the day it comes out (hopefully!) !

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  20. This is one of the books which I want the most!

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  21. I can't wait for this one either! I loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why.

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