7.22.2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop & TGIF

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.  This weeks featured blog is We Fancy Books and the weekly question is:

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?

Wiliiam Shakespeare. I have a  crazy slight obsessions with Shakespeare. The way he constructs sentences and dialogue, I just can't get enough. I'd like to pick his brain and just listen to him talk for a while. And of course, I would be writing down everything he says.


William Faulkner. I took a special topics English class in college which focused solely on the writings of Mr. Faulkner. It was the absolute best and worst class of my life. It was a graduate level class and it kicked my butt (still got a B tho). I've never had to read and reread one author so much to finally understand the true meaning of his words. The man is a genius.

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
William Faulkner

Absolutely!


JK Rowling. I haven't read all of the Harry Potter books, most are still on my TBR list. However, I admire her so much. The world she created, the frenzy she created. She is one author I rarely hear a bad word about. Very religious people are against the whole magic wizardry thing but they can't deny the talent and skill this woman has. If I could win a lunch date with any author, it would be her. Her imagination is amazing and I would love to dig all through it.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books. This weeks question is:

Q. What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

Sci-Fi. I just can't get into it. Outer space, aliens and all, just not my cup of tea. My hubs loves Sci-Fi. In fact, Dune is one of his favorites. I just can't get with it.


tgif is a weekly meme hosted by GReads!  This week's question is:

Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home? 
Are they organized?
I'm totally organized when it comes to my books.
(Sorry for the blurry pic). This is my office/dining room area. My bookcases are filled to capacity. I organize them by genre, all the fantasy together, all the urban lit, together, all the Stephen King and Dean Koontz together (hubby's books). I wish I would have known this was the question I would have taken some more, better, pics. I'm looking to add another in the bedroom. This pic was taken 2 weeks ago and I now have a stack of about 10-15 books on the table. I can't wait until I have my house with an actual library. One day, I promise. One day!

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13 comments:

Jenni Elyse said...

Dune is one of my favorites too. But, it's really the only hard core sci-fi I've ever read, unless you count a couple of Star Wars books.

JK Rowling is on my list as well. It would be a literal dream come true to meet her.

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
www.pedanticphooka.com

Sidne,the BCR said...

I too am looking forward to that day when my house is equipped with that extra roo;m that will be a home reading area. its in the plans. My grand dad had a study to die for and i'm putting his touch with my style or folks will drool. lol. thanks for stopping bye, happy reading.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Meeting JK Rowling would be so awesome! Nice picks :) Here's my FF if you want to check it out!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

Renu said...

Meeting JK Rowling would be really awesome. Great picks!

- New follower

lonewolf said...

New follower and J.K. Rowling is a favorite. I know she's on my list.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and to see you over at my own place.

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Hillary said...

Dune is one of my favorites also. I LOVE si-fi and fantasy. I am a new follower.

Susan said...

I'm not much into sci fi either, at least not serious sci fi. I can handle mild versions, but the techno and alien stuff just does not do it for me.

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

Bree said...

Shakespeare - not so much. However, JK Rowling - absolutely. What a talented and lucky lady. Didn't she write most of the first book while living in her car? Or is that rumor? I don't remember.

SciFi - I completely agree with you. I've never been able to get into it nor the vampire craze.

I'm swooning at your bookshelves. I would love to have a library too. I firmly believe it's the one exception allowed in trying to become more minimalistic. Lots and lots of books are a must. I have similar shelves but I think I'm going to invest in ones that fold-up flat for ease-of-moving. I loved to find an apartment that has built in bookcases.

Daniel A Kaine said...

Hi, and Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices. Surprised more people haven't picked Shakespeare. I hated him when I studied his works at school, but I'd definitely like to sit down and have a chat with him.

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. It'd be interesting to meet Shakespeare. I'd like to see if he speaks like he writes. I doubt it.
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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Such a cute space! Thanks for sharing.

KristinCanRead said...

Shakespeare would be so interesting. JK Rowling, yes please! I also don't like Sci-Fi. So nice to see I'm not alone!

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