Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (318)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

FROM GOODREADS: At the turn of the 20th century, minstrel shows transform into vaudeville, which slides into moving pictures. Hunkering together in dark theatres, diverse audiences marvel at flickering images. This "dreaming in public" becomes common culture and part of what transforms immigrants and "native" born into Americans.

Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish man, journey from Georgia to Chicago, from haunted swampland to a "city of the future." They are gifted performers and hoodoo conjurors, struggling to call up the wondrous world they imagine, not just on stage and screen, but on city streets, in front parlors, in wounded hearts. The power of hoodoo is the power of the community that believes in its capacities to heal and determine the course of today and tomorrow.

Living in a system stacked against them, Redwood and Aidan's power and talent are torment and joy. Their search for a place to be who they want to be is an exhilarating, painful, magical adventure. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I love Tor publications and this one sounds so intriguing.  Too bad it's such a long wait.


FROM GOODREADS: The Secret Life of Pets meets Scooby Doo in this hilarious sequel to The Great Pet Heist that follows the furry friends as they hunt down a ghost!

Butterbean is bored. She and the other pets pulled off a heist once, but that was like a million years ago. Nothing exciting has happened since then. That is, until Mrs. Third Floor shows up at their apartment, convinced there’s a ghost in the building.

Mrs. Third Floor’s rental unit is showing signs of paranormal activity—eerie noises, objects moving when no one is there, fish disappearing from the tank overnight. The pets decide to investigate. Soon they’re confronted with a bigger problem than just ghosts: professional ghost hunters who are offering to drive out the spirits for a hefty fee. It’s up to Butterbean and the rest of the gang to save Mrs. Third Floor from losing her life savings to scammers, all while dealing with some really annoying new animals. Can the furry friends uncover the truth in time?

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom needs to get her groove back.  She's had a horrible two months so Cass and I are taking it upon ourselves to put some more fun in her life.  Doesn't this sound fun????  And personally, I love Scooby Doo!



  1. They both sound good but I think the I want the Great Ghost Hoax more! :)

  2. Redwood and Wildfire does sound intriguing! What an interesting premise. I would be curious to know your thoughts on it when you do get to read it. Maybe I would like it too. The Great Ghost Hoax does sound fun.

    I hope things get better for you, Barb. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  3. Both of y'all's picks sound good. I hadn't heard of either one. Adding to my TBR. Thanks!

  4. Redwood and wildfire looks interesting, it looks like it's a reissue from Tor bringing it back, which is cool!