Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question that runs from Friday to Thursday, hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
Week four of my Book Blogger Hop adventure… I didn’t like last week’s question about bookshelves so I skipped it! I know blogger’s prerogative. I just couldn’t get up any enthusiasm for it. Be on the lookout for my own discussion…it’s been lingering with me and I’m almost ready to present!!
If you could have lunch with any living authors and/or book bloggers, who would you choose and why?
(submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)
These are my book bloggers… check them out, they rock it!
May @ Forever and Everly because she writes in ALL CAPS and I’m dying to meet her in person and because she loves mangoes. She is also a writer like me and *cries* it would be too awesome to be able to talk writer woes with her…
Jackie @ Too Much of a Booknerd because she lives in Germany where I LIVED for 4 years growing up. She also luuuvvvs romance as much as I do and understands my YA fiction love. AND she’s an English Major which I would love to hear all about…
These are my mega author guests… nobody would miss this luncheon!
Stephen King. As a writer who wants to become published you have to look to authors who impress you to get a sense of what it means to share yourself. A LOT of his writing advice makes sense and can be applied to yourself whatever kind of writer you are. While I’m not a fan of his genre I’ve read a couple of his books and can see why they capture so many hearts. His sense of pop culture and creating a world is insane and to speak to the man about it would be massive!
This author balances out Stephen King at the other end of the table so that we have two heavyweights who keep us talking (and not just goggling)…
J.K. Rowling. As a fan of the YA fiction genre I’ve got to go with the queen here. Besides Asia Britain is one of my favorite places on earth… I’d love to live in London if at all possible. So just talking to one of the most famous Brits ever would be incredible… I can pick her brain about ending a series so popular and how she handles the struggle to move on from her world. I’d also want to chat about the editing process and how she felt about having her work rushed to the presses. I’ve so admired how she’s taken on critics in the British media; she’s sure to be an author with opinions.
These are a couple of my favorite authors who I’d love to meet…
Anne Bishop. I’ve only read one of her series even though she was popular before it came along – The Others series. This is my favorite urban fantasy of all time and I recently read the last book with her characters Simon and Meg. To take what is common like vampires and werewolves and create something with the extreme creativity of The Others, that takes some mighty magic. And to get to gush about my favorite the Elementals to their creator has got to be akin to cake.
These authors are quite successful in their own right and mesh well with our mega-authors styles…
Rainbow Rowell. This contemporary YA author has some mega hits on her hands and seems to have nothing baring her way to the top. Fangirl and Eleanor & Park are two of my favorite contemporaries OF. ALL. TIME. She has this magic way of writing characters that feel like your average Joe or Mary Sue while being so uniquely themselves that you feel like they’ve got to be based on real people. With creativity in her arsenal it’ll be great to see her mix with these other creative authors.
I’m a simple soul, give me some of the best authors on earth and I’m happy… I’d meet with May and Jackie the night before so that we can fangirl about the coming lunch and totally concentrate on our author guests.
Thanks for reading, XOXO