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Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop July 22nd 2011

Follow my Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee

This week's 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?

1. Stephen King has always been one of my favorite writers as long as I can remember. I had read many other books before his, but his were the ones that first incited real emotion in me...mostly terror. He was the writer who made me want to be a writer. I wanted to make people feel emotion as strongly as he had made me feel it. I wanted to scare people and make them sleep with their lights on at night.

2. Margaret Atwood was one of the first female authors I felt a strong connection with. Also, she was Canadian, which always tickled me deep inside as well. I loved her strong female characters and the worlds she created for them to live in. My first major English project was based on her writings.

3. Richelle Mead. I pick her because she has come as close to writing the book that I have always seen in my head than any other author I have read. I would love to know what goes on inside her brain when she is writing. She must think along the same lines as me to get that close to the perfect story I would want to read. I would love to pick her brain and see how she got it from inside her head onto those blank pages in front of her.

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Crazy For Books

Q. What's the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can't?

Romance. I have tried SO hard to get into romance and I just can't do it. I think I must be too cynical. I just find them so repetitive and following the same pattern that it's hard to enjoy them when you already know how it's going to end, and it's always going to end all happily ever after.

What about you? What authors would you want to sit down with and which genre can you just not get into?


  1. You're right: Stephen King certainly does know how to give a reader a good fright! Nice list. :)

    New Follower

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  2. New follower! Found on Follow Friday! :) Margaret Atwood is a great choice! She's writes amazing novels.

    If you'd like to visit my own FF post, it is here:

  3. People who love romance fiction require that set formula. It is one of the few genres that has to conform or it won't sell to readers. Funny that. And, "happily-ever-after" is pretty much required (sometimes wish it weren't).

    I can't get into non-fiction or realism. I need to escape into a fantasy.

    Happy Friday!

  4. Hi, New Follower:) Great picks. I had a hard time thinking of what author's with the question this week. Happy Friday.

  5. I'm not huge on romance either. Most of it's just too cheesy, predictable, graphic, or whatever for me. I'd rather have the romance mixed into a mystery, adventure, horror, whatever.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  6. Stopping by to return the favor! :) I absolutely love Richelle Mead! She writes such great stories. New follower!


  7. I love Richelle Mead! I am excited to read Bloodlines!

    New Blogger and New to Follow Fridays! I think this is a great way to get out and about in the Blogging World!

    New Follower!


  8. Hi there, hopping through and already following you.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  9. Thanks for stopping by Ashley Suzanne. I am returning the favor :]

  10. HI,

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog! and for the follow!!
    Hoopin back to wish you a wonderfull weekend!
    Following you back.

  11. Thanks everyone! I hope you have a great weekend!

  12. ha ha! I had an overdose of romances when I was in college - so much so that I can't bear to read any any more!! The only romances I read right now are those by Georgette Heyer.:D

    Am following back!:)

  13. I know what you mean. I went through my romance phase in my early teens until about early twenties...then I realized life wasn't really like that and if I was going to read something fantasy based I might as well read about vampires werewolves and unicorns.

  14. Awesome picks. If anyone can tell you how to sell a book it's Stephen King.

    I'm a new follower.