Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.
Title: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Publishing Date: May 7, 2019
Goodreads Synopsis: 10 00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
11 00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.
12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.
My Reaction: K-POP STARLET. Enough said.
(But also, Maurene Goo. I love everything she writes.)
(Is Can’t-Wait Wednesday still a thing? I am just going to hope it is because my sleep deprived brain can’t think of a better blog post right now. Consider yourself spared angst about my paper. Also I just finished typing up some blog posts for the next few days – I apologize in advance for any spelling and grammar errors. I’m seriously sleepy.)
I am soooooooooooo close to getting my to-read list under 900 (currently at 904!) that I have forbidden myself from adding books to it.
However, this is me, and if I’m not collecting physical books I sure am collecting recommendations for books. I tell myself it doesn’t count if they don’t go on my to-read list. I’ve currently got a stack of sticky notes and 3×5 cards floating around my apartment with books I want to read but refuse to mark.
This is, of course, not efficient. What is the plan once I’m under 900? To add them all at once and go up over 900 again? To add them slowly as I finish books and risk losing them? Does this hard commitment to 900 mean I will perpetually remain under 900, or will I be flexible and perpetually striving to keep it under? Am I striving for 900 or 899?
These are the things that keep me up at night.
Over the years I have managed to collect a few…hundred…possibly a thousand books. Almost all of them remain carefully boxed up in my parents’ basement until the glorious day when I will have space for them. Alas, my apartment, though spacious, does not contain room enough for them all. It occurred to me, however, that my bookshelf would benefit from my copy of The Federalist Papers. I ventured into the basement to find it.
This task, though Herculean, should not have been too complicated. Over the years I’ve packed and re-packed the books based on category. I have a “classics” box (or two.) A “politics” box (or three). A “want to read in the near-ish future” box. A “used to be in the want to read box but now read” box.
I decided I would have packed The Federalist Papers in a politics box. Unfortunately, my boxes do not sit neatly on a shelf. I pulled out boxes of old school supplies, chair cushions, and Legos in my hunt for my politics boxes. Alas, even after that workout, The Federalist Papers was nowhere to be found. Nor was it in the Want To Read box.
It took me an hour of hunting before I finally found it in the Classics box next to my copy of Frankenstein and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
On the bright side, in the process of looking for 1 book, I found 11 others that my bookshelf absolutely needs!