From Lauren’s Website:
I come from a family of writers and so have always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. I’ve always been an avid reader. As a child, after finishing a book, I would continue to write a sequel for its characters, because I did not want to have to give them up. Somehow, this did not get me ridiculed (too badly) at school, and I managed to make real friends as well as imaginary ones.
The Description of Delirium: Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
What: Lauren Oliver will discuss and sign copies of Delirium.
When: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: This event is free and open to the public. In order to meet Lauren Oliver for book personalization, you must purchase Delirium from Blue Willow Bookshop. We will begin handing out line numbers at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
A limited number of autographed copies of Lauren’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us at (281) 497-8675.
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