Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friday Following & Hopping #29

Happy Friday to all and to all a good weekend!  Hello to everyone stopping by my blog for Follow Friday (which is hosted by paranormal blogging queen Parajunkee).  I'd also like to welcome any old followers dropping in to say hi.  :)   Leave your blog's link when you comment and I'll be certain to visit and follow you back!

For those who don't know: I'm Kat, I blog and review fiction-- my typical reads being fantasy, sci-fi-esque, or historical.  My blog has recently been undergoing big renovations, so if you by chance sight a banner extending across the entire page or if text is suddenly obliterated behind a blog button after you refresh, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.  ;)

This week's FF featured bloggers are: We Fancy Books.
I've been following these guys' reviews for a while now-- good stuff, so go check it out!

The question posed to us this week is:

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 getting advice on writing from?

My answer:  Well, my first author idol is going to be a total duh, so let's just get that out of the way.  The author I would love to meet most is JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.  She seems to be a very private person, considering the international fame and millions of adoring fans she has accumulated.  I have been a fan of Ms. Rowling's books since I was six years old, so I have more than a whole decade's worth of questions and... gushing about Harry Potter with which I would love to bombard her.  

My next choice would have to be Neil Gaiman.  Another popular favorite author, yeah-- I'm guessing my answers aren't going to be the most original this week!  I love Gaiman's books to death, and I also love to watch his appearances and announcements and everything in between on Youtube.  So, I sorta kinda stalk him, yes.  He has the cleverest, quickest wit, and as a side note I could listen to his voice all day.  

My final author idol is a toss-up between JRR Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings and all its sequel, prequel, and companion novel trappings, and Michael Grant, who writes the YA Gone series.  I fear I would probably end up going all Stephen King's Misery on Michael Grant, demanding to know what fate befalls my favorite characters in his last two books. ... I'm thinking that would actually be an issue for me when it comes to having a face-to-face chat with quite a few of my favorite authors. ;)   I'd love nothing more than to learn who you guys would love to meet, so comment away!

Wishing you Happy Hopping and a totally awesome weekend, 


Val said...

You know I didn't think of J K Rowling. I'm not sure I really want to meet her. I respect her a lot and I think she's a fabulous author but I don't think I could be comfortable talking to her.

Here's my FF

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through.
Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'd love to meet Neil Gaiman too. I loved The Graveyard book and I want to read his other books.
My Hop

RFTC Blog said...

Hi, I am a new follower just hopping through. I would love to meet JK Rowling too.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

MeikkiBeibi said...

J.R.R Tolkien is one of my absolute favourites, if I could meet him I'd ask everything I can about the elven language. :)

New Follower from: Niina's 2nd FF

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Well I'm really ashamed to admit that I've yet to read The Lord of the Rings series. Love J.K. Rowling.

Obsession with Books said...

Hi and happy Friday!

Great author choices.

My FF,

Have a nice weekend :)

Barbara said...

Gaiman stalker here too! I love his blog! He's in my top 3 to meet as well :)

Have a great weekend!

Makayla said...

Love JK Rowling!!! Some very good authors you picked!!!
Happy Firday!! New Follower!!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Fabulous choices. I don't know if I could choose.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Stopping by on the hop!

I've been a fan of J.K. Rowling's books since I was small too! It's so sad that its ended. It's like a part of me died! (not trying to be dramatic or anything)

~Happy Reading!~

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Kat! Hopping on through!!

You have GREAT choices!! J.K. Rowling seems to be on a lot of lists for this answer, and mine is one of them. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Harry Potter series!!! (No, I haven't seen the last movie yet, but I will as soon as the lines get shorter! Lol.)

And J.R.R. Tolkien!!! OMG!!! I ADORE the man!! He's also on my list! I have read LOTR twice, and The Hobbit once. I think it's time to read them again! I need to get into all the other books, too -- you know, all of the History of Middle Earth books, aa well as The Silmarillion!

As for Neil Gaiman, I've heard a lot of great things about him, but have yet to read his books. Gotta do something about that...

Wish I could quit BOTH of my jobs so I could do a LOT more reading (and blogging...)

Happy reading, and thanks for your answer!! : )

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