Posts Tagged ‘eleanor & park’
As an author, it can be extremely frustrating to hear someone else read your words. No matter how great the reader is, they can never match what you hear in your head, and it’s just … irritating.
But I decided to listen to the “Eleanor & Park” audiobook, just for a few minutes, just to get a sense of the production. TWO HOURS LATER, I had to stop because I was getting so emotional.
I LOVED IT. And I got so excited about it, the publisher offered me five copies to give away.
ENTER TO WIN ONE OF THOSE COPIES. HURRY.
This spring, after “Eleanor & Park” came out, I went on a book tour to high schools across the Midwest. A number of questions about the book kept coming up again and again, like:
Why is “Eleanor & Park” set in the ’80s? Is it a true story? Will there be a sequel? What happened to Eleanor’s cat — is the cat okay?
So I decided to write a few blog entries, addressing some of these questions — just in case other people have them, too.
I’m starting with this one: Why is Park Korean?
The first time I was asked this, my answer was: “Um, because he is.”
But the more that it came up, the more I thought about it — and the more realized that there were actually A LOT of reasons why …
I decided to put all four playlists in the same place, for linking purposes. One-stop playlist shopping.
So this is the fourth and final “Eleanor & Park” playlist, and I have to say, I’m sad to be almost done. I thought that writing about these playlists would be a tedious chore. (My literary agent suggested I do it.) But it made me feel connected to Eleanor and Park again, and helped me understand why I made some of the choices that I did.
- Win a copy of the ‘Eleanor & Park’ audiobook. Posted on June 20, 2011
- Books that still have covers should expect to be judged by them. Posted on June 20, 2011
- Fill your bomb shelters with hardbacks. Posted on June 20, 2011
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