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Feature and Follow #3

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It's my third time to join this feature hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. The goal is to increase blog followers and make new friends.

First, you leave your details on the link below. Then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments or comment in any way you want. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


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This week's Activity:


What living author or authors would you like to have dinner with? (Try to think beyond JK Rowling)


I think I would love to have dinner with Michael J. Sullivan. He's a great author. I would love to have dinner with George R.R. Martin but so many people have done interviews with him already that I don't think I could come up with more intelligent questions. And dinner wouldn't be simply eating food but sensible talk. William Goldman would have been my first option (his presentation of The Princess Bride as abridgment, written by someone else, though no such book exists was just pure genius!) but he was so much a celebrity in his time that I'd rather have a great author who isn't that much known be given a chance for more exposure because dinner with me would most likely be an interview and I would love my author be known to the world. So before I'd have dinner with Goldman, I'd have dinner with Sullivan first.

Michael Sullivan gained fame with The Riyria Revelations series on 2012 making him a fresh author. Details were written about his life and struggles as a writer in his next series, The Riyria Chronicles but I'd like to know more about him. Both M.J. Sullivan and G.R.R. Martin idolize Goldman due to his use of humor in his movies and books. So I think talking about William Goldman will be a possible starter if I were to talk with Sullivan. So yeah, I'd love to talk with Martin but I think I'd get intimidated by him.

Years ago, I loved the idea of talking with Stephen King but I was offended with what he said about Douglas Adams after he died. To me, what he said was as if Douglas Adams wasn't born to be a writer. He claimed that D. Adams was a great writer but writing wasn't much in him. To me, it is not necessary that the life of an author should revolve around writing like what writing did for Stephen King. What if Adams was just a multi-talented person that he'd rather do other things other than dedicate his life for writing? I think writing one great series is enough to be validated not just as a writer but a great author. So I got to cross out Stephen King on my list.

!Update! Nov 2014 It was not Stephen King who said that but Neil Gaiman. I APOLOGIZE DEEPLY. I read a book of each of them from about the same time that I read Neil Gaiman's comment of Douglas Adams. I think synesthesia had done its part for my mistake.

Lastly, I would like to have dinner with Anne Rice. She's a woman so I don't think I'll have awkward moments with her. I have a preconceived notion that if not entirely sexist, there's always a sexist in men. And thus, I'd get nervous with the idea of talking with the aforementioned male authors. I have my hands down for Anne Rice not because of the Vampire Chronicles series but because of her erortic, renowned BDSM series, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.

They're all the greatest authors I could think of having dinner with (with J.K. Rowling being exempted and J.R.R. Tolkien long dead).

Enter below:

22 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! Never read those authors myself!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have aGREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. The genre of books that I love about those authors are epic fantasy or medieval.

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  2. I haven't had the chance to read either of these' authors books. Maybe I will get to do so, soon. New GFC Follower :)
    MYF&F

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  3. Wow so many authors! Michael J. Sullivan is awesome :) When I wrote the list, I was really hoping that I would LITERALLY have dinner with them. I think they're really great and unique! :)
    Followed back via GFC and bloglovin ;)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  4. Great choices. I picked Shelly Laurenston.
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    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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  5. Grt List Liezl...Thanks for stopping by earlier..:)
    New Bloglovin follower..

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff
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  6. Excellent choices. But seriously - we're ALL sexist? Maybe...Old follower.

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    1. Sorry about that. I have to admit I'm prejudiced on that part. :)

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  7. I love how well thought out your dinner plans are. Thanks for the follow. New follower via GFC and Bloglovin

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  8. I love both Stephen King and Douglas Adams. I was unaware of the things he said at the passing of Adams. Not cool.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    New bloglovin follower.

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  9. I haven't read any of their books yet. I kind of feel they're not really my taste, but I heard that they're great :D

    New follower via GFC
    Fathomless Reveries

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  10. Happy FF! New GFC follower!
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  11. Anne Rice is a good choice! I would love to meet her someday ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for following. New GFC follower (:

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  12. Great picks! I totally agree about George R.R. Martin. Would love to meet him but don't know if I'd have much intelligent to say. :D Have a great weekend! Old follower via Bloglovin'. My FF

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    1. Liezel and Liesel, I'm not sure I could have dinner with Martin. He's killed off some of the best characters! I might be tempted to find a way to poison him. :)

      Thanks for stopping by Second Run Reviews earlier.

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    2. @Terri. Oh no, I'd rather not have him poisoned. So far, I'm fine with all of the characters he had killed. But seriously, I don't want anything bad to happen to Gendry or Aegon because I bet that they're the other two dragon heads.

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  13. Interesting list! I actually picked GRRM because I really want to find out what happens in ASOIAF, those cliffhangers! I'm not familiar with M.J. Sullivan but he sounds interesting, I may have to check him out!

    Great list! Happy FF! New GFC and Twitter follower.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  14. I haven't read anything by any of those authors, but I have heard of them and they seem really good!

    Thanks for stopping by at Read Write All The Time! : )
    Following you through Google+

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  15. I feel the same about Stephen King and his comments. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

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  16. Good to know that Claiming of Sleeping Beauty is BDSM. I have it on my to-read list, but now I'll probably reconsider that.

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  17. Haven't read any of their books yet. Following back via bloglovin. :)

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  18. When I first saw this weeks topic I immediately thought of Douglas Adams and hated that I couldn't pick him since he's been dead so many years. I think he was a marvelous writer. Thanks for stopping by my FF :) New GFC follower
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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