Saturday, April 2, 2011

On My Wishlist (#4)

On My Wishlist is a bookish meme hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.
So, here's what I've on my wishlist today:
My Sparkling Misfortune (Volume 1)The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel. Aimee Bender

Released on: April 2010
"Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a sparkling instead a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains plans. Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of best interests is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind." (Goodreads)

"The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.
On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.
The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern." (Goodreads)

So, what do you have on your wishlist today?


  1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake sounds excellent. Another add to my TBR!

  2. I just recently added the Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake to my goodreads TBR list! Looks good.

  3. LOL, now I'm in the mood for cake. Hope you get them soon.

    Happy reading :-)

  4. Add someone else who's now in the mood for cake! The book sounds very interesting - as does the title of her other book, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. I have to look both of those up (and apparently get something to eat).

    My Wishlist

  5. I also included The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Have you seen the author's website? I think it's adorable!

  6. I read The Particular Sadness, I didn't enjoy it much - and the fact that it was an audio book probably had something to do with it, so I advise to get the book, it might work out better.

  7. The Particular Sadness... is on my wishlist too. This week's featured wish is about washing dishes Come see why I added it.


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