Raindropreflections: Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine =)

This Wednesday, I’m waiting on Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. Well, I’d been totally eager for its release since I heard the author of Like Mandarin had a new book releasing soon- on March 13th, 2012, which is SOOO far away, I know.

Summary (goodreads):

It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria’s a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan’s a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they’ve got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can’t run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

GAHH OMIGOSH I want to read this. It’s on Netgalley, yes, but I’m not going to risk my eyes by reading another novel on the computer. Wait until I get a Kindle, I’m going to LIVE in Netgalley. So, well, I want to read Wanderlove because I happen to have a bit (well, a LOT) of wanderlove/lust myself, even though I’ve only been to a handful of places in the world. I want to travel. And I’m hoping to do some travelling through this book.

What are you guys waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! like, asap. um, yeah. i adore with an enthusiasm that's a little frightening 😀


  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have a Kindle and yes, I do practically live in Netgalley now–and I have this title 🙂


  3. Ah, this one sounds intriguing….and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Love the name of your blog!


  4. Wow, this one sounds fantastic. I know what I'm requesting on NetGalley now for. This one sounds so great and I can't wait for it to release. Great WoW, here's mine:
    Happy reading!


  5. I really like the sounds of this one! Seems like it'll be funny but touching at the same time 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! And I'm the same way– I don't have an ereader yet, but I can't read stuff on the computer for that long either!

    You can see my WoW for this week at the link below, would love if you stopped by– happy reading!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland


  6. YAY!! Awesome pick!! I got this from Netgalley and I'm so excited to read it 🙂


  7. This book sounds like it will be awesome. I have wanted to go to Central America for a couple of years now. Guess I can travel there through this book. Great pick! New follower. http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com/


  8. Oh wow, this one sounds interesting. Hope it lives up to your expectations. Great WoW pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.


  9. Ooooh, I haven't heard of this one. I too suffer from the want-to-travel-bug but just can't do it right now while I'm in school. Living vicariously through books sounds good in the mean time! Thanks for the great find.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sake.


  10. love this author, so will deff be reading this! here's my WOW post w/2012 books! hope you'll stop by and let me know what you are looking forward to reading from my list! http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/


  11. LOL, i loved LIKE MANDARIN with a passion, so I totally understand 🙂


  12. I hope you get there soon, too 🙂


  13. Great pick! Can't wait for this one.


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