Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Follow Friday!!

It's Follow Friday!!



Today's Follow Friday question is:

Q. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

First: J. D. Salinger.  I love his works--his insight into the human condition was remarkable.  I'd like to know why he stopped writing and became a recluse as well.  The man was brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Second:  Jane Austen.  Another all time favorite.  I'd love to know what it was like for her to be an author during a time when women authors weren't prevalent.  I'd also love to know her inspiration for Mr. Darcy.

Third:  Neil Gaiman.  He wrote Stardust, my all time favorite book.  And he co-authored Good Omens:  The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, another of my top 10 favorites.  Although the majority of his works don't resemble these two books, I could spend days discussing just these two with him.  Also, he's kind of like a Rock Star Author to me and meeting him would probably blow my mind :)

10 comments:

  1. New follower!!! This is my first week involved in FF madness, and I must say I am loving it. SO cool to check out other authors!

    Here's my choices

    http://can-duu.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-follow-me-friday.html

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Fuzzy.Coffee.Books! I came by to see who you chose (and to follow, of course!) I love the classic choices, and I had never read Stardust, but after reading the summary on Goodreads, I'm gonna see if I can get my hands on it!
    Have a great weekend!
    Courtney

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  3. Great answer, I would also LOVE to sit down with Jane Austen! Old follower hopping through!

    My Friday Post: http://www.handsandhome.ca/2011/07/follow-friday-fun-3.html

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  5. Hopping through. Neil Gaiman would be an interesting person to meet. Why did you like Stardust so much? I loved The Graveyard Book but haven't read his others. I want to.
    My Hop

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  6. Though I am not a huge Austen fan, I like the blog! I am hopping through and am a new follower. Please return the follow favor!

    My hopping post is here.

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  7. Hi, and Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices. I just started reading Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' last week, and so far I'm in love with it. He would definitely make my top 10.

    http://shikiharu.blogspot.com

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  8. These are all great choices. How hard was it coming up with only three?! J.D Salinger would be fun to talk to.

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  9. New follower hopping through! Great picks -- I love Neil Gaiman and Jane Austen.

    Reader's Refuge

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