Friday, July 13, 2012

Walrus Report: Picoult and Van Leer Team Up!


One of the author events that I was most looking forward to this year was Jodi Picoult.  I had no idea what the book was about that she was promoting when I first added it to my calendar months ago, but I knew that I would be there.  I had no idea that I was in for a surprise when her daughter joined the event because the two of them wrote a book together.  I had no idea that this team effort was a modern day fairy tale.  Needless to say, I was in for quite a pleasant surprise!!

You can check out my full report over on the new and improved Walrus site ... Picoult & Van Leer:  A Mother-Daughter Writing Team.  Click on over to read all about the duo, their new release Between the Lines, and five fun facts I gathered from the event.

Once you have done that, tell me:  What is your favorite Picoult title that you have read?

12 comments:

  1. In all honesty, I stopped reading Jodi Picoult's books and never got back. After three, there a pattern to her writing, like she can only tell a story one way. Doesn't explain things well, does it? Hmmmm...let's see. It's like she has a formula for telling a story and uses that method each time. Nora Roberts does this as well. I like when authors change up the way they present a story. Could be why I jump at the chance to read books by debut authors. ;)

    That said, I liked "Second Glance" and "The Tenth Circle" the best. "Nineteen Minutes" was a powerful one, but all of her books have a powerful message.

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  2. P.S. I tried to leave a comment at the Walrus site. Not sure if comments need approval...but I tried.

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    1. 365andMe ... I wouldn't be surprised if she uses some sort of formula for her books, but I have really enjoyed all of the ones I have read for the issues that she raises. She makes me think about things that I may not otherwise. Though I have learned not read her books back to back. Maybe that is why I have only read a handful at this point!

      I see your comment on the Walrus site!! Thanks for commenting! I was fascinated with those random facts myself!! :)

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    2. That was my mistake, reading back to back. This was way before book blogging and when I'd find an author I liked, I'd get ALL of there books, reading nonstop until I was done. However, I couldn't do this with authors that had a formula to their writing.

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    3. I have done that before too. I then learned my lesson and read them far apart. I really like Stephen King, but I think he is similar too.

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    4. Totally agree with the endings!!!! I haven't read Cell though, but I can definitely name a few others off the top of my head. I just keep coming back though because of his character development!!! LOVE this characters!!!

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  3. Ha! Ha! He's the only one I could think of that I didn't feel that way about. ;) Of course, he's had an issue with ending a book...or lacked in the ability to end one. Think CELL.

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  4. Welcome to the read-a-thon, Tif! Hope you get some good reading in this week.

    The Giveaway/prize page is posted over at the blog, if you'd like to check it out.

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    1. Michelle @ The True Book Addict ... Thanks for the warm welcome! I finally got my kick-off posted a few minutes ago and now I'm off to read!!

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  5. I can't pick my favourite, but I just read Picture Perfect and enjoyed it. I also liked Perfect Match and My Sister's Keeper. Mostly because of their readability - I know I can grab a Piccoult book and it will be well-written, craft-wise - but also because of those moral dilemmas that make me think.

    Tif, the Shriners sounds wonderful!

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    1. The Book Chook ... Welcome back from vacation!! :) I have not yet read Picture Perfect or Perfect Match, so I am really excited to check these ones out now! And, Shriners was wonderful!! :)

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