Some things on a Sunday…

  • I am adoring Emily’s post: The Intellectual Girl’s Survival Kit.
  • I am less adoring of the sound of my voice on Newstalk’s Why We Write documentary, episode 3, but this is my own craziness. I think. It was recorded a couple of months ago, so I have forgotten what I said and whether any of it was in any way sensible, but there you go.
  • I finished reading the latest Jodi Picoult novel, House Rules, yesterday (oh, Jodi, how I am a sucker for your twisty plots). But now, whenever reading her stuff, I am reminded of this fabulous parody that one of my students last summer did of a Jodi Picoult book: “What wouldn’t you do for your child?” she asked dramatically, as an opener. Apt.

About clairehennessy

Writer (mostly YA fiction), creative writing teacher, tea drinker, book junkie. View all posts by clairehennessy

7 responses to “Some things on a Sunday…

  • Emily

    Aw, thanks for the link, Claire! I’m most pleased that you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Janice

    I’m a bit late getting to know and love Jodi Picoult’s writing. Me being me (OCD) I’ve bought them all and am now reading them in sequence of publication – except for The Pact which I read last week! Such heartbreak, such joy 🙂

    • clairehennessy

      They are addictive! Full of twists and angst. I haven’t read Picture Perfect yet, though have managed to get through all the others – I am less fond of her early ones, before she discovered the extra drama a legal battle adds to things. 🙂

      • Janice

        I wanted to follow her writing journey from then until now – she said The Pact was the one that changed her research/writing style – I’m interested to see how much.

  • Maeve

    I really enjoyed that Survival Kit!;)

    I haven’t read any Jodi Picoult, but one of my friends really loves her. I saw “Her Sister’s Keeper” in the cinema and do think you have a point about the dramatics of her writing! Though I was told the ending of the film and book are totally different, but still very self-sacrificial..

    • clairehennessy

      So shiny!

      Book totally, totally different, so I hear. Also think a 500- or 600-page book is just about the right length for her ethical and moral dilemmas – haven’t seen the movie but suspect it does seem a tad melodramatic at points. 🙂

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