Friday, 22 July 2011

Follow Friday: Five Living Authors I'd Love To Meet



Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's topic is about authors we want to meet: "Name three authors you would love to sit down and have a meal with, just talking about either their books or writing advice."

Because I'm a) Mildly OCD and like everything to be in multiples of five, and b) Chronically indecisive, I'm going to cheat and name five authors I'd love to sit down with. To make it more realistic (like it would ever actually happen), I'm going to stick to living writers. Coz otherwise my fantasty dinner party would be pretty dead (badum bum).

1. J.K. Rowling. I'd say: "What would it take for you to write the prequel of Harry Potter, and tell the story of Snape, Lily, James and co's time at Hogwarts in more detail?!" Then I'd do whatever it took - hand-feed her chocolates, make endless cups of tea, fan her with palm leaves... Just call me Dobby.

2. Markus Zusak. I'd say: "How did you get so awesome?! Can you rub some awesomeness off onto me?" Because The Book Thief is just 100 per cent pure awesomeness and amazes me every time I read it.

3. Charlaine Harris. I'd say: "Will Sookie end up with Eric at the close of the series?" If the answer is no, I might have to hold her hostage, Misery-style, until she gets it right. What? I'm not crazy. Just crazy for Eric.

4. William Goldman. I'd say: "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me Fezzik doesn't die in Buttercup's Baby." If you've read the anniversary edition of The Princess Bride, you'll know how much that "bonus" chapter/fake sequel leaves you hanging - literally, in Fezzik's case.

5. Stephanie Perkins. I'd say: "Be my best friend?" I'm guessing she's as fantastic in real life as she is in her writing.

16 comments:

  1. You've picked a great five :)

    Old follower :)

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  2. Lovely choices Belle and I really enjoyed your reasoning behind your picks. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Shelagh (Old Follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  3. Great choices! I'd do the same with Harris... but since it looks like Eric is on the way out of Sookie's love circle... might get ready with that duct tape! I'm an old follower. My answers are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

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  4. Hi1 (new follower)Great list! I've listed Charlaine Harris as one of my three. I still <3 Eric but deep down I've always thought Sookie should end up with Sam - but please don't break my kneecaps for saying that ;-)
    Lisa@ Cold Moon Violet

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  5. Old follower--who was unaware of the Princess Bride sequel!!!! So incredibly glad I stopped by! Also, if you need any help securing the Sookie-Eric thing, I'm here for you :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I firmly believe in holding our authors hostage for the correct series outcome! I'm also with you on Eric although I'm not sure we're going to get our wish with that one.
    Adorable blog!

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  7. Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  8. I'd totally help you in whatever it took to get Rowling to write that prequel. Very funny. I thought about adding what I'd ask each author but I was to rushed. Oh well, I'm glad you did.

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  9. J.K. Rowling's on my list too. I would love to meet her.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    http://sensualride.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  10. Meeting JK Rowling would be so awesome! Nice picks :) Here's my FF if you want to check it out!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

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  11. Hopping through. Great choices. I especially want to meet JK Rowling and Stephanie. JK especially, but I think Stephanie would be a more fun person.
    My Hop

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  12. I really wanted to meet J.K Rowling and ohh the Snape storyline would be great. He needs some loving poor guy.
    and i want Erica and Sookie together too.
    Plus Stephanie would be such a cool best friend she could read you bedtime stories of cute French/English guys with accents.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog
    New follower
    It seems that JK Rowling is a popular choice :)

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  14. Great picks! I think it would be great to chat with Charlaine Harris to find out what happens in the end. I must say, i do have a soft spot for Alcede though....

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's great to link up with another Aussie book blogger. I have followed you back!

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  15. I've read most of the authors on your list and can understand your choices. If only right!?

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  16. Yay for JK! I picked her too. :) Markus Zusak is definitely one of my favorites as well. New follower hopping through. Have a good weekend!

    Reader's Refuge

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