Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY




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

This week's WoW selection is...

Something Like Normal

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero. ~From GoodReads


Why I'm Waiting ~ I think it's interesting that these books, of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are starting to come out. It reminds me of the stories from my parents' generation of returning Vietnam veterans. Also...it's a love story.


Expected publication: June 19th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens





29 comments:

  1. This one sounds good! It will make me angry though. He returns and his brother has stolen his girlfriend?!?!?! I would beat the crap out of him!!! LOL I don't put up with that kind of stuff hehe But I guess he will find someone better :-D
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  2. This is a great pick! I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR list! A "dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor" makes him my kind of guy :) Thanks for sharing!
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  3. I WANT TO READ THIS!!!! Never heard of it before, but gotta add it to my list *runs off to GR!!!*

    My Wow this week.

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  4. This sounds good! Imagine coming home from serving your country to a mess like that! Hopping thru on WOW. Come see what me WOW is the week! Happy Reading!

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  5. Sounds lovely! Hope you enjoy reading this when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  6. I haven't heard of this one before but it looks good! I've added it to my wishlist :)

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  7. As an Iraq and Afghanistan vet, still serving out my current tour in Kabul, this seems like a natural fit – thanks much for your selection and brining this important topic to light.

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    @TCAbn The Motley Chronicles

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  8. This one sounds like a good read, but I am not a fan of the cover! It makes me
    Feel like a voyeur. Haha

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  9. I've been wanting to read this one! Thanks for sharing....

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  10. This sounds like a really good book. I had almost requested it on NetGalley,(I think it was on NetGalley anyways) but with so many books to read already I didn't. I don't read a whole lot of contemporaries, but I have been trying to get more into them lately. It's been a bit touch and go with them. Great pick hon!!

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  11. I just added this one to my TBR yesterday after reading another GR user's review. A little off the beaten path for me, but it's definitely caught my interest now. Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

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  12. I've been avoiding books about soldiers/returning soldiers just because I was afraid they'd get political. Maybe I'm just being oversensitive, ha. I can't wait to see what you think of this one, if you like it maybe I'll give it a read.

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  13. I like soldier story but why does every single one have to have PTSD. I know PTSD happens but literally every book like this I've seen has them wounded from war. Would be nice to just see a guy come back happily after serving his country to find out that his girlfriend is a ho and life has changed. Then of course his struggle with it. Sorry I ranted but the whole every soldier has PTSD thing pisses me off.

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  14. That sounds good! I love the storyline! Thanks for sharing this one!
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  15. Really looking forward to this one. I've been hearing great things about it.

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  16. I'm starting to see more books about soldiers returning from Iraq/Afghanistan too. I guess this generation is experiencing what our parents saw during the Vietnam era. I have a brother who's served the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and I'm nervous/anxious to see how he'll deal with things once he returns. He's had to go to both countries back and forth for the last 5 years that I'm sure it'll be hard for him to get back to "normal".

    My WoW for the Week over at Talk Supe

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  17. Kristin - Happily? I think, no matter your feelings on war, that no one can "happily" serve a tour in a war. I think every war veteran experiences trauma to some extent. This guy in the book saw his best friend die. My cousin, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, had to kill a young teen who pulled a gun on him and a fellow soldier and was about to shoot them. It doesn't matter if it was the enemy. It was a child.
    You're entitled to your opinion, obviously. And I'm always happy for comments. But I had to respond to something I feel so strongly about.

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  18. I just added this book to my TBR a few days ago. This might be a really hard book to read (intense) given the subject matter, but I still want to read it. Great pick Andrea :-)

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  19. Grea pick Andrea :) !! I've actually never read this type of stories so I really look forward to read this one !!

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  20. A lot of people are waiting on this one, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  21. Great choice for this week. It does sound interesting and I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My WoW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2011

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  22. This sounds so good. I've been seeing it around a lot these days. Great pick!
    Em

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  23. i hear that this one is amazing. i cant wait to read it either! im so feeling like summer of love reading this summer so many good contempt books out! thanks for stopping by mine and great pick!
    Tara's WoW

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  24. A lot of Soldier stories are popping up lately, I'm curious to see if this one's good!

    I'm a new follower :D
    =^.^= ComaCalm's Waiting For... =^.^=

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  25. Seems like it will go straigh to my TBR list!
    MyWOW

    Valery •The Book Of Owl's Im a new blogger so please feel free of leaving any advice or recommendation!

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  26. Hi! Now a follower :)
    Here is my WoW: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1-9-may-2012-dork.html

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  27. So can not wait for this one! I usually am not a fan of books that have anything to do with the war because it is not something I believe we should be a part of but this one might just change my mind. I do agree with you that there are several books coming out soon that have elements of a person returning or not returning home from war and what that implies for the friends, family, and girlfriends/boyfriends of these people.

    Thanks for showcasing this one, I hope you enjoy it once you get a chance to read it. :)

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