Follow Friday (1)

This is my first time participating in Follow Friday, which is hosted by parajunkee.com & alisoncanread.com  Each week they each feature a blogger and participating folks answer a question posed by the featured blogger.  For the full rules, click through on the button.

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?

Okay, I’m going to assume that I can take the liberty of choosing any author, living or dead for this question.
  • Ernest Hemingway
Papa.  One of my favorite authors.  Not sure if we’d talk, hang out with the cats in Cuba, or do something bold and adventurous.  As long as he weren’t drinking, I’d love to spend time with Hemingway.  I doubt he’d be very chatty, but to be in his presence would be a treat.  There is so much mystique surrounding Hemingway.  I’d love to find out if the man is what I imagine him to be.
 
  • Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens.  The man’s recently published unexpurgated autobiography was a 2010 New York times bestseller that the stores couldn’t keep on the shelf.  At Twain’s request, the unedited version was not to be published until 100 years after his death.  He wanted to be frank and candid, and he knew much of what he said could hurt his reputation.  Talking with Mr. Clemens would be colorful.  Gossip, humor, sarcasm, strong opinions–they’d definitely be present.  And what a window into the world of 19th century America he would be!

  •  C.S. Lewis
I’d love to sit and wax philosophical with C.S. Lewis.  We could discuss The Screwtape Letters.  I’d love to hear what inspired him to write the work in such an interesting format.  Letters from one demon to another .  How cool is that??!  The conversation would be both enthralling and enlightening!
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18 thoughts on “Follow Friday (1)

  1. kaye (paper reader) July 23, 2011 at 2:55 AM Reply

    Oh, perfect! I, too, wondered about the living and dead authors and decided to use only living although now I wish I had edited it a bit. All perfect answers – would you like to chat with them all together at once and see what they'd talk about? What a group that'd be.

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  2. Marla July 23, 2011 at 3:19 AM Reply

    Thanks for the follow. I'm following back. 🙂 These are some excellent authors that you've chosen. Great picks!

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  3. Amy July 23, 2011 at 3:32 AM Reply

    Epic authors you've chosen here!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following back!

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  4. Maria Behar July 23, 2011 at 4:23 AM Reply

    Hi, Dawn! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments, and then following, as well! Now I'm following you back!

    WOW. You picked some of the best authors of all time!! I might be a bit uncomfortable with Hemingway, because he was rather, well, COLORFUL, let's say. But it's undeniable that he was a great writer!

    As for Twain and Lewis, I don't know why I didn't mention them in my post, because they're BEYOND awesome! And Twain has such a terrific sense of humor!

    Thanks so much for sharing! : )

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  5. Pedantic Phooka July 23, 2011 at 6:06 AM Reply

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    http://www.pedanticphooka.com

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  6. Kate July 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM Reply

    I didn't think to pick any that were dead! lol, like your choices. My friend Courtney at Abducted By Books is a HUGE fan of C.S. Lewis- we got literary tattoos a few months ago when I visited her in OK and her's was a quote from C.S. Lewis.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'm a new follower! 🙂

    Here's Courtney's blog if you want to check it out: http://abductedbybooks.blogspot.com/

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  7. Tracy Smith July 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM Reply

    Hopping through from the follow friday hop. Come on over to visit when you get the chance.

    http://www.tracystreasureofbooks.blogspot.com/

    Have a super Saturday!

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  8. Dawn July 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM Reply

    @kaye (paper reader) All at ounce? Hadn't thought of that. Hemingway and Twain would get along swimmingly! And Papa loved Huck Finn. But C.S. Lewis would be a bit out of place. Maybe I'd reserve him for a quiet retreat after hanging with the other two gents.

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  9. Dawn July 23, 2011 at 2:11 PM Reply

    @Kate Thanks, Kate for stopping by. I'll definitely go check out Courtney's blog. Thanks for the link! 🙂

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  10. Dawn July 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM Reply

    I want to thank everyone for coming by! I enjoyed visiting all the blogs and tried to comment back.

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  11. TheBookAddictedGirl July 23, 2011 at 3:47 PM Reply

    Oh, I would so love to meet C.S. Lewis! He's such a brilliant author! Great choices!
    Thanks for the follow (I've returned it)! 🙂
    And, yes, I am having parties. I had to find a good reason to sneak in more authors, and then it hit me: parties! No one can say no to parties! 😀
    Have a great weekend!
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

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  12. WildIrishRose33 July 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM Reply

    🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    I ❤ CS Lewis. And you're right. Screwtape letters was definitely an interestingly formatted book. Makes ya think though.

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  13. Maria Behar July 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM Reply

    Hey, Dawn! You're very welcome! As for finding more answers where dead authors were picked, I have to do more blog hopping. I haven't come across any others yet. But I'm sure I will! : )

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  14. melannie (: July 23, 2011 at 8:25 PM Reply

    CS Lewis is (was) GENIUS!!!
    I would love love love to have met him! <3

    New follower, hope you're having a great weekend! (:

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  15. Daniel A Kaine July 23, 2011 at 8:30 PM Reply

    Hi, and Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices, especially Hemingway. I think you're the first I've seen to mention him.

    http://shikiharu.blogspot.com

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  16. Shanan, The Book Addict July 24, 2011 at 12:17 AM Reply

    I haven't heard as many good things about Screwtape Letters as I have about the Narnia books. I think I may add them to my wish list and give them a try.

    Thanks for the follow. I love the Sherlock Holmes inspired things as well–and I think that the new British show with the modern-day twist is fairly close to Doyle's vision. The Study in Pink (the first episode) takes a lot from The Study in Scarlet and updates it. 🙂

    Shanan (new follower)
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/

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  17. Dawn July 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM Reply

    @Shanan, The Book Addict How are you following? I don't see you. Wasn't aware of the new British show, but am avoiding stuff until I've read all of Conan Doyle.

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  18. Nikki July 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM Reply

    Amazing picks! Most are childhood favorites of mine. Thanks for stopping by!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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