Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday (1)

This is my first time participating in Follow Friday, which is hosted by &  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  At Twain's request, the unedited version was not to be published until 100 years after his death.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!


  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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! : )

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  6. 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:

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

    Have a super Saturday!

  8. @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.

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

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

  11. 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! :D
    Have a great weekend!
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

  12. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

    I <3 CS Lewis. And you're right. Screwtape letters was definitely an interestingly formatted book. Makes ya think though.

  13. 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! : )

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. @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.

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

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted