Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Hop 1/28-1/30 -- is it next year already?

Hop on over to Crazy for Books for this weeks book blogger hop. This week's question, posed by Aliyah from Des Absurdites is:

"What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"

Unfortunately, I have no answer for this one. I already have so many books stacked up waiting for me that I'm not mentally prepared for 2011 books. I'm sure as I start to see the new releases around and read blurbs and reviews, I'll give in to the temptation to acquire more books. I'm resigned to my ever enlarging TBR pile. But at this point, I'm most looking forward to making time to read the books I already have. I've been anticipating reading some of these for quite some time. So I don't tend to pay a whole lot of attention to books that haven't been released yet.  (Unless Margaret Frazer has a new Joliffe book coming out!)

Oh, good Lord. What is wrong with me? Delete, delete! The book I am most eagerly anticipating this year will be released in the fall. The working title is Fanny and Cecelia. The author is Brad Asher and it will be published by the University Press of KY. It's the true story (nonfiction) of an escaped Louisville slave and her high society mistress, and their correspondence after the civil war-- until the now free woman moved back to Louisville. It's a fascinating story.  And my husband wrote it! 

I'll be posting a more in depth review once I see it in its final form. (Yeesh. I can't believe that slipped my mind. Fall is far away, but it's still in 2011!)
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  1. Hi there! I've your newest follower! And I know what you mean about an everlarging TBR pile. I seem to find at LEAT three books a day that I want to read...

  2. I agree. It's hard enough keeping up with all the already published books without fretting about those yet to come. Yes, we'll end up reading, and loving, some of them, but unless a favourite author has something new coming up, I rarely know about them.

  3. Hey! Totally agree! I usually draw from my TBR pile - and if I see a review of something I'd like I add it to my list. I indulge myself in the list once a month or so.

  4. I agree, I can't keep up with previously published books on the TBR list & shelf, let alone finding new books this year. I felt torn this week about participating since I didn't have a clear answer but I've been hopping around anyway. Hi from an old follower :)

  5. Hopping by from the Hop. I will have to check back with you to find out when the book will be released. It sounds fabulous and great for my nonfiction blog!

  6. Haha, I hope hubby doesn't read your blog! LOL. His book sounds like just the sort of thing I would like to read. I've decided to follow so I don't miss the book release :). I'm sure you will not forget to announce it!