Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - Leaving Time; Jodi Picoult


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. I started this one yesterday and I must say,  this might be Jodi's best book yet.


Leaving Time; Jodi Picoult
Ballantine Books - October 2014

PROLOGUE

JENNA

"Some people used to believe that there was an elephant graveyard---a place that sick and old elephants would travel to die.  They'd slip away from their herds and would lumber across the dusty landscape, like the titans we read about in seventh grade in Greek Mythology.  Legend said the spot was in Saudi Arabia; that it was the source of a supernatural force; that it contained a book of spells to bring about world peace."
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What do you think?

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44 comments:

  1. Good choice, Diane. One I'm planning to read also.

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    1. I think you'll love it Laurel, very readable and I've highlighted so much already.

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  3. Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. In fact, I just finished reading House Rules. So I'm definitely looking forward to reading Leaving Time. It's on my list!

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    1. House Rules was very good and this is starting out strong.

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  4. I think I'm the last person in the world who hasn't read Jodi Picoult, but I really like the first paragraph. I think I should keep reading.

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    1. Oh, really Margot? She is a favorite author. I haven't loved all of her books, but most have rated very high with me. This is a very good one so far.

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  5. I like the intro, but haven't read Jodi Picoult in years.

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  6. I just finished my ARC of this one! I'm working on the review today! Good book!

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  7. I know that there are tens of Jodi Picoult's masterpiece out there, but I honestly have never tried any. I should give this one a try. Hope you enjoy your week, Diane.

    Here's mine

    http://thebibliophilism.blogspot.com/2014/09/teaser-tuesdays-september-30.html

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  8. I used to love Picoult, but haven't read her in awhile...this intro does not sound like her typical fare! I'd keep reading, though...because I usually like her stuff.

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  9. I love Jodi Picoult's books. I haven't read any in awhile, but I would definitely keep reading this one. It does sound a little different than her usual books.

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  10. I'm also one of those people who hasn't read any of Jodi Picoult's books yet. This looks interesting.

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    1. Monica...please add her to your list. I've read all of her books.

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  11. I have love every Picoult book I have read. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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    1. Judy, If you are a fan, I know you will love this one.

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  12. I am intrigued by the intro. I have read one of Jodi's books much to my daughter's head scratching.

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  13. I like the intro very much. I think the last Picoult book I read was last year, Nineteen Minutes. She's such a good storyteller.

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  14. I found her books very emotionally draining and stopped reading them. Used to read them all.

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    1. Yes, many of her books are sad and this one is as well, but sooo good

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  15. I like the feel of the story, I'm already wanting to know more! Thanks for sharing this one :)

    Son of No One | Sherrilyn Kenyon

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  16. Her stories can be intense, but I like the ones I've read. I'm sure I'll get to this one.

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  17. Diane, I didn't know about the new JP novel! I'd read more.

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  18. I haven't read any of her books recently. I'll have to pick this one up.

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    1. I'm highlighting like crazy. Love the writing in this one.

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  19. Hauntingly beautiful notion. I'd read on!

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  20. I kind of burned out on Picoult but I love the sound of this beginning. It sounds very different from her usual stuff. Look forward to hearing more about this one!

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    1. Katherine, a lot of people say that about Picoult and yes, so of her books are quite emotional, but I love her writing.

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  21. Two reasons I would continue and hope to read this soon: Jodi Picoult and elephants. I have read every JP book out there, some better than others for me, but still good reads and worth my time. Also, I am an animal lover and have a special place in my heart for elephants. They are so intelligent and have such a wonderful society in place that they do live very emotional lives. They rejoice, they mourn, they get angry, they love their family. Thanks for reminding me that this is out there, and back on my radar :)

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  22. I'm not a big fan of Jodi Picoult so I would probably pass. I hope you enjoy it. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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