Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Exit the Actress by fellow blogger, Priya Parmar!!

Happy New Year everyone. Welcome back to my favorite meme! Waiting on Wednesday is the great idea of Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Each week we list what book we're anxious to sink our teeth into. This week, I'm going for something different. Exit the Actress is a historical novel. It's written by a fellow blogger: Priya Parmar! This is her first novel and she's being published by the Simon and Schuster imprint, Touchstone.

Priya is an absolutely delightful girl. She was a great help to me when I took my trip to England this summer and indeed, she's in London right now doing research on her next novel. I don't usually gravitate toward books like this, but beyond my curiosity about checking out Priya's writing, I was intrigued by the lush cover. Who is this woman and what's her story?

Priya had her publicist sent me a copy. I know Ellen "Nell" Gwyn, the protagonist, narrowly escapes becoming a child prostitute, developes a romance with a King and has to negotiate bitter gossip and vicious politics. That's good enough for me. Exit the Actress received an enthusiastic thumbs up from another author by the name of Phillipa Gregory. You may be familiar with her work: The Other Boleyn Girl.

I'm looking forward to delving into this one. It's a definite change from my usual YA sensibilities. Anyone else willing to stretch themselves and try something different?

Exit the Actress releases February 1, 2011

Toodles!

13 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of this one before! Sounds dark.

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  2. ya i havent heard of this one before either but it sounds interesting.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  3. This sounds great! The cover is stunning. I'm writing this one down. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

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  4. How have I not heard of this one? I guess I should look out for this since Philippa Gregory seemed to like it. lol

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  5. I'm definitely putting this one on my list...Happy New Year!

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  6. I'm a Philippa Gregory fan, so her comment on the cover definitely sparked my interest. This sounds like a great read.
    Megan @Read It, See It

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  7. Nice pick! I really enjoy that cover, the colors are so rich and gorgeous:)

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  8. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  9. Sounds like a great book. I love Phillipa Gregory's work so if she gave it the thumbs up I'm sure I'll like it.

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  10. This is a different book for you but it does sound really interesting. I do love Phillipa Gregory and read her before my recent vamp, werewolf, fairy and witch phase.

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  11. I love historicals though I haven't read one in quite awhile so this would definitely be a refreshing change. Thanks for putting this on my radar.


    My WOW

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  12. Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

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  13. what an absolutely marvelous surprise when i went to visit you blog today. you are the sweetest and i am thrilled! thank you!

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