After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday 1 I 2014 - Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

Happy New Year!

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Product Description:
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.
What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

I stumbled across this book when I was perusing GoodReads one day and it caught my eye. The Oz books are some of my favorite stories, and I don't mind revising the story a little, but not all of them are to my liking. For instance, Gregory Maguire's Wicked? Did NOT like it, at all. The Broadway production of Wicked? LOVE it. The film, Return to Oz, made in the 80s, is great, but don't get me started on the mess of a film from Disney, Oz the Great and Powerful. I can't really put my finger on what makes a certain adaptation/retelling/revision work for me and what doesn't, but I'm going to give this one a try. I've got the eBook prequel, No Place Like Oz, on the iPad, ready to start reading this morning, so I'll be back later in the day to leave my thoughts on that.

Dorothy Must Die will be released on April 1, 2014, from HarperCollins.

Want to preorder a copy of the book? Just click here!

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