Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday: O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell
Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly event encouraging bookbloggers take Wednesdays to feature an upcoming book they're excited about.
This week I've selected the new novel by Robin Maxwell, author of several historical novels.
O, Juliet is the story of Juliet Capelletti. Yes, Robin Maxwell is taking on Shakespeare's beloved Romeo and Juliet, and I can't wait to read it. I've never read Robin Maxwell before, despite her books always sounding interesting to me. This book is definitely on my wish list. I first read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade, and I absolutely adored it. Something about that play speaks to me. The last time I was in Venice, I dragged nomadreaderboy to Verona to see the home "Juliet" grew up in. It was overrun with tourists, but I still loved it. I gladly posed with the statue of Juliet and purchased a t-shirt. To read a retelling of this play will surely be a joy.
The only bad news: the book won't be published until February 2, 2010. The good news: I get married five days later. Is there a better book to read on the eve of one's wedding than a retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever?
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