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Subject: Jodi Picoult
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 12:11 PM ET
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I don't know if this qualifies as "chick lit", but is anyone a Joci Picoult fan?  I absolutely love her books and highly reccomend them.  The best one, in my opinion, and also the first one I read was "My Sister's Keeper".  I hear they are making it into a movie....not sure if I'm happy about that or not.  Also "The Pact" and "Nineteen Minutes" are high up on my list of favorites!

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 12:46 PM ET
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She seems to be an author that everyone either hates or loves.   Put me in the loves column!  I just read her latest "Change of Heart" and loved it.    I like the way she looks at situations from everyone's viewpoint.   If there is an anithero in her books, she gives what they are thinking as well as the "good guys" view.   I think she's more contempary fiction but who cares?  lol    

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 1:00 PM ET
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I've only read My Sister's Keeper and The Pact so far. I really like her and plan to read more.

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 1:30 PM ET
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I've read My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, The Tenth Circle, Salem Falls, Nineteen Minutes and on my TBR I have Plain Truth and Vanishing Acts.  I wasn't too fond of Salem Falls. The Tenth Circle was okay, but the other three I really liked. I will keep reading her books, though.

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 3:47 PM ET
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Yes, I have her new one "Change of Heart" sitting on my night stand and ready to read.  I'm trying to hold out and  finish "Slummy Mummy"  by Fiona Neill first.  I may just have to read two books @ once though, b/c I"m dying to start it.

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 7:48 PM ET
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She had two of her books made into lifetime movies that i know of The Pact and Plain Truth. Don't know if there are any others.

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Date Posted: 3/22/2008 9:02 PM ET
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I am reading Change of Heart right now.  I am about 1/2 way through it right now.  I love her books too!!!  I have read My Sister's Keeper (I cried!)  I have also read Nineteen Minutes, Vanishing Acts, Tenth Circle (My least fav so far) and I have Salem Falls and Songs of a Humpback Whale to read.  She is a great author and I too enjoy her perspectives from each person in the book!  Renee'

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 10:00 AM ET
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I've only read Songs of the Humpback Whale, but I lvoed it and am looking forward to reeading more of her works.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:27 PM ET
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I've never read Song of the Humpback Whale.  I guess I should check it out.  I thought I had read all her books, but I somehow missed this one!

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 10:45 AM ET
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It was her first, if I'm not mistaken.  I try to read an author's books in the order they were published, so I started with that one, which had the oldest copyright date.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:05 PM ET
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Sheryl! It's so nice to read that I'm not the only one that does that with author's books. I just asked my friend about Jodi's books as I have never read one of her's. I'll have to check her out.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 11:05 AM ET
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I just started reading Picoult.

I've read The Tenth Circle, My Sister's Keeper, and Nineteen Minutes.

I have Plain Truth to read next.  I live near Lancaster County, so it should be an interesting read. 

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 1:59 PM ET
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I love her books.  I read Plain Truth first, and it is still my favorite.

They are making a movie out of My Sister's Keeper, but I hear they are changing the ending which I don't understand since that sort of makes the book once you get that far....

There is a movie for Plain Truth out there somewhere, maybe a lifetiem movie, but it was fun to see after reading the book. My book club watched it after we read the book.

I just finished Nineteen Minutes. Everyone who went to high school ought to read it!

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 4:50 PM ET
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Oh, that sucks!  Why would they change the ending?  Silly...... that's what makes the book so poignant.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 5:07 PM ET
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i read every single one of her books i found my sisters keeper by accident so i made a list and read them all in one summer i have to say i wasnt crazy about change of heart by i read it... it was o.k. now im on a mission to collect her books in hard back for my bookshelf...

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 10:15 PM ET
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I absolutely love Jodi Picoult. I've read Harvesting The Heart (my least favorite), Nineteen Minutes,The Pact, Vanishing Acts, Plain Truth, and My Sister's Keeper. I have Mercy lying around here somewhere, I bought it ages ago and could never get into it. I'm looking forward to getting Change of Heart soon and reading it though.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 7:55 PM ET
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I've got an unpostable copy of Picture Perfect with any order of 2 books from my shelf...  PM me if interested!  This is a great author!  TAKEN!



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Date Posted: 4/22/2008 11:38 AM ET
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Off topic:

Collette--you would have laughed seeing DH and I try to arrange his Jack Higgins books in order of copyright the other night!  Higgins has been publishing books since the 60s, so we have probably 40 or so book sof his.  But yes, I read in order published because I don't want to read a sequel before its predecessor.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:32 PM ET
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Harvesting the Heart was my least favorite as well. I've read most of them and the ones I haven't are on my WL! haha

Date Posted: 6/7/2008 3:56 PM ET
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I am currently readin Vanishing Act, I think this my be my new Fav author.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/7/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Hello Everyone!

 

 



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Date Posted: 6/7/2008 3:56 PM ET
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I am currently readin Vanishing Act, I think this my be my new Fav author.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I found vanishing acts, the tenth circle, and harvesting the heart all at my goodwill store.  I haven't read any of her books though.  I bought them because I knew she is a very popular author on here.  Any suggestions on which one I should read first?

Thanks.

Jodi

Date Posted: 6/30/2008 3:31 PM ET
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Did anyone watch The Tenth Cirle on Lifetime this weekend? I should of read the book first but it was a very good movie. Anyone else have an opinion?

Michelle