Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1) - Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It's a blogger's opportunity to drool over upcoming releases.

This week's books is: Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro

From Goodreads:

Death is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.

Coming home from a Hawaiian vacation with her best girlfriends, Lucy Fisher is stunned to find everything she owns tossed out on her front lawn, the locks changed, and her fianc√©’s phone disconnected—plus she’s just lost her job. With her world spinning wildly out of her control, Lucy decides to make a new start and moves upstate to live with her sister and nephew.

But then things take an even more dramatic turn: A fatal encounter with public transportation lands Lucy not in the hereafter but in the nearly hereafter. She’s back in school, learning the parameters of spooking and how to become a successful spirit in order to complete a ghostly assignment. If Lucy succeeds, she’s guaranteed a spot in the next level of the afterlife—but until then, she’s stuck as a ghost in the last place she would ever want to be.

Trying to avoid being trapped on earth for all eternity, Lucy crosses the line between life and death and back again when she returns home. Navigating the perilous channels of the paranormal, she’s determined to find out why her life crumbled and why, despite her ghastly death, no one seems to have noticed she’s gone. But urgency on the spectral plane—in the departed person of her feisty grandmother, who is risking both their eternal lives—requires attention, and Lucy realizes that you get only one chance to be spectacular in death.

I'm so excited for this new book by Laurie Notaro!  I love her writing and have read all of her books.  She has had some strange experiences and makes no apologies for her odd behaviors, crazy irrational thoughts, and loud mouth.  Reading her books makes me feel proud to be myself.  I embrace my habit of saying inappropriate things to inappropriate people.  When my fiance thinks I'm crazy for believing the neighbor kids sneak into our garage to sit in my car, I ignore him.  I'm not ashamed to say that I sometimes sit with a kitchen knife or hockey stick when I'm home by myself.

I am one of Laurie's faithful followers.  I am an Idiot Girl.

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