Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Rich and Mad by William Nicholson

This is my second time following this meme and I love it. Jill at Breaking the Spine started it and it gives me a great opportunity to highlight and indulge my love of scintillating stories. The book I can't wait to dig into is called Rich and Mad by William Nicholson, an Academy Award Nominated screenwriter and award-winning fantasy author and playwright. Rich and Mad is his first YA novel.

Rich is the boy and Mad (Maddie) is the girl.  I think the statement on the book's cover, says it all:

First love. First Sex. And everything in between.

I think that about covers it...lol...Sounds like a good read to me. I've heard it gets pretty graphic in it's depiction of sex and there's a violent sub plot. I'm up for it. I can take it. What about you? Rich and Mad was released in England in April and releases in the US in September. An editor from Egmont, that is publishing the book, told me it's awesome. I intend to call her bluff and read it to find out! You should probably be brave and do the same.

Toodles!

19 comments:

  1. Such a scandalous image for a cover, I love it. I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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  2. This is different from what I normally read, but it looks really good! - Jessica

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  3. Hi. Funny how a few lines can spark interest. Definitely something to look more into. Thanks for the recommend :)

    Love your blog title

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  4. Not my type of book, but I hope you get it soon and that it's what you're hoping for! My WOW pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. It sounds awesome...love that cover, too. Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

    http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

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  6. I've got this on my bookshelves to read (but the UK cover) every review I've read has been VERY positive!

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  7. I believe one of my co-workers read this and said it was his favorite book of all time. He took a trip to London last year, and never wanted to return! :-)

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  8. Guys, I know I am biased but I ADORE this book--it is moving and I bet you will never forget it. I am enormously proud to be publishing it and hope a lot of people read it. I am not allowed, yet, to quote from our first official review (from Kirkus) but it backs up my belief in this book 100%. I hope you love it! Let me know.

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  9. This looks like a great book. I've never read the author before either.

    Here is my selection for this week:

    http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/2010/08/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

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  10. Sounds like fun - especially if it's set in England as the cover suggests.

    Here's mine!

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  11. i've been interested in this one too! great pick!

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  12. So glad you love WoW...I do, too :) Great pick!

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  13. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come by and comment on my pick of the week. Don't be strangers. I always appreciate you guys coming by. That's what makes this so fun.

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  14. June: No problem! I'll subscribe to the blog as soon as I figure out how the hell to do so on Wordpress. Nasty, convoluted websites...

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  15. Sounds good! I'm adding it on my list!

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  16. October...lol...I know! This web stuff can be hell!...lol...

    Aleksandra, if you get it, let me know what you think. I'm going to giveaway a copy, so you can enter...you may win it!

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  17. Oooooh i like the cover! Thanks for introducing me to this book!

    My WoW

    Have a look at my new Giveaway :)
    Lu

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  18. Lu, I'm so happy I was able to give you the heads up about this book. Enjoy it. I believe we both will.

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