At Turn the Page events, we meet a lot moms and daughters who share the love of Nora’s books. With Mother’s Day (US) on Sunday, I wondered a couple of things: do you share your books with your mother? How much influence did your mom have on your reading choices?
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and for all those moms out there — hope a wonderful book is part of your Mother’s Day. ~Laura
And could invite Nora’s fictional characters to the table, who would you pick? And why?
Let’s keep this one out of the In Death world for now, so nobody from Eve and Roarke’s circle, OK? That will be be a future fascinating thread of conversation.
Did anyone see Nora’s post in the Weekend, weekend (http://fallintothestory.com/weekend-weekend/) thread? Well I’ve got the proof of her weekend’s work here! (Nora’s still working on her mag photo skills so I told her I’d post the photos).
Cleaned up beds.
Nora goes for the unusual in her flower pots.
Cleared out and ready for blooming!
So, did you accomplish all you wanted to this weekend? Or did you end up doing something completely unplanned?
What’s everyone doing this weekend? I know Nora can’t wait to get her hands in the dirt of her gardens. I’ll limit my black thumb to pots of flowers and get outside for a walk or two. ~Laura
If you don’t want to read anything about Thankless in Death, please back out of this post! I’ve covered up the information, but just in case, you need to know.
Thank you to everyone who shared their opinions on spoilers in such fun and upbeat ways. I deliberately left out my opinion on the subject other than to say it’s sort of a moot point for me because I read the books early.
So how do I feel about them? I think it’s fun to find out some elements before reading a book but not how they are written into the story. I feel, strongly, that plot elements like a killer shouldn’t be in spoilers. I think every reader deserves to find out life-changing events in an ongoing series (such as Eve becoming pregnant or a captain) on their own.
Case in point: I honestly believed that New York to Dallas was a book that would be undermined by spoilers. That to know some of the big plot points going in would make the actual reveals anticlimactic.
So I’m stating in advance that if information that rocks an In Death character’s world comes into my hands, I’m not going to post it here.
Perhaps it’s far more correct to say I lean toward teasers about a book — the first chapter, the cover — rather than outright spoilers. And in the case of Thankless in Death, it’s a nice one.
I’ll share it below, If you want to read it, you’ll need to highlight it with your mouse. And then, I’m going to disallow comments. Just let the little bit of news simmer for now:
The Irish are coming back for Thanksgiving dinner along with Nixie, Kevin, Elizabeth and Richard DeBlass. Readers have been clamoring to see Nixie again so this should make everyone happy. Haven’t read the scene yet, but I keep imagining Nixie and Kevin teaming up with Sean to bedevil Eve.
Let’s start the conversational ball rolling! Which book by Nora Roberts/JD Robb was your first? And do you still have your copy?