Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Waiting On Wednesday 18

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights an upcoming book release that we are eagerly anticipating.

This week I have chosen Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Helle by Crickett Rumley. Released on 18th August 2011.

Expelled from thirteen boarding schools in the past five years, seventeen-year-old Jane Fontaine Ventouras is returning to her Southern roots, and the small town of Bienville, Alabama, where ladies
always wear pearls, nothing says hospitality like sweet tea and pimento cheese sandwiches, and competing in the annual Magnolia Maid Pageant is every girl’s dream. But Jane is what you might call an anti-belle—more fishnets and tattoos than sugar and spice. The last thing on her mind is joining the Magnolia Maid brigade and parading around town in a dress so big she can’t even fi t through doors. So when she finds herself up to her ears in ruffl es and etiquette lessons, she’s got one mission: Escape. What’s a hipster to do? Will Jane survive Bienville boot camp intact or will they—gasp!—make a Southern belle out of her yet?

I know this book doesn't come out until August which is ages away and usually I hate to pick books that have far off release dates but it sounds so funny and quirky that I had to choose it. Besides it has the best title I've heard in ages and the authors name is super cool.

That's all for now.

42 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting!

    I am a new follower.

    My WoW for this week is here :)
    http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  2. Great pick! This one does sound interesting and something that I would like to read.

    The title of it really caught my attention :)

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  3. haha! I most definitely added this to my TBR and wouldn't have thought to look at the authors name until you mentioned it. Classic!

    Here’s My WOW!

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  4. this sounds GOOD. I might read it, even though it sounds like a young adult novel - which I do occasionally read. :)

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  5. This is a really great pick! Sounds like a perfect beach read to me. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Carina
    (My WoW)

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  6. THis cover always cracks me up whenever I see it. Looks like the story will be funny, too!

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  7. I am currently listening to the Magnolia League, which also takes place in the South and about southern ladies, so this sound like a great book to me too. Wonderful choice.

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  8. This one sounds great. I love books set in the South and ones that are funny so I will definitely be reading this one.

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  9. It really does sound great! Good pick

    Here is mine: http://tinyurl.com/6zo6r72
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  10. It sounds good !! Thanks for introducing this one to me =) !

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  11. Wow! That title is a mouthful! :D

    Here's my WoW

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  12. this one looks good, i tink i might check it out..


    heres mine

    http://satinsbookishcorner.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday_11.html

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  13. This book sounds like a fun way to spend a week-end. It just made my TBR list for new releases in August.

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  14. So much to love about this one...great pick!

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  15. This sounds like it will be a great read!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. What a great pick! But then again, I may be a little biased. The author is my cousin. ;D

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  17. Fun cover, and sounds like a good read.

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  18. All of your reasons are the reasons I am putting it on my TBR list.

    Here's my WoW, please stop by and check out the blog!

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  19. hey sally thanx for visiting my blog today, this souns like a cool story awesome WOW!!

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  20. This looks pretty good Sally. Thanks for stopping by our WoW

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  21. this sounds really cute! I hadn't heard of it before so thanks for posting it :)

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  23. I think it sounds awesome! I'm definitely going to read this one! Sounds great, I'm so glad you found it :o] This is what I love about WOW1

    Here's mine:

    I think it sounds awesome! I'm definitely going to read this one! Sounds great, I'm so glad you found it :o] This is what I love about WOW!

    Here's mine:

    Kristi's WOW

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  24. This sounds like a really fun read!

    Here's my WoW this week.

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  25. Sounds good, and I love the cover! So cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW too. :)

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  26. Hi Sally~ This book sounds like a riot! I love this plot line, and will keep my eyes out for this book later in the summer :)

    Also, thanks for stopping by to see me earlier!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  27. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  28. The author does have a cool name!

    I really like southern belle type stuff, and I love hoop skirts! This one sounds fun.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

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  29. I was laughing after just reading the title! Sound hilarious!

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  30. This sounds like a crack up! Thanks for sharing it--I never would have heard of it otherwise.

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  31. Cute cover! Sounds interesting...Happy reading!

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  32. This one sounds like a real funny one! Definitely great for those times when you need some "laugh therapy" -- like when your boss at work has been on the warpath all day, or your boyfriend has dumped you, or some other equally traumatic situation. Not my usual type of read, but I'll keep it in mind for those desperate occasions when I feel like jumping off the planet!

    Thanks for sharing! : )

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  33. Hey, and thanks for visiting my blog and commening on my WOW!

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  34. Typo Alert! Sorry 'bout that....

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  35. This book sounds so cute and funny! I lived most of my childhood years in GA (and I am anti ruffles and lace) so I'm sure I'll get a kick out of reading this :). It's now on my TBR list - thanks!

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  36. BTW, thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm a new follower too, I'd love to have some insight into the UK reads :).

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  37. This book sounds like fun, everything about it is appealing: the title, the cover, the synopsis... I'm adding it to my TBR pile!

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  38. Hi, I'm a new follower! I tried posting yesterday but Blogger was down. Thank you so much for putting this book on my radar - it's on my TBR list! I grew up in GA so I think I'll love all the references in this book!

    I just realized Blogger had reset my settings from Wed, before my blog was public! If you tried and couldn’t view my blog, please try again! I’ve reset everything. Thanks! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  39. This looks like fun! Thanks for pointing it out!

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