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Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read. The point is to follow as many book blog as you can and make new friends! As part of the adventure, she gives a weekly question. Here is this week's question:

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?



A: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Mary Shelley (Frederick Douglass would be awesome, too!). Getting a degree in English and wanting to follow it through into advanced degrees in Medieval Studies, Tolkien really, really influenced me a lot. Also, after reading one of his academic papers in class on the nature of fantasy, I would love to sit down and pick his brain. Lewis is much the same, as well as other members of the Inklings. As far as Mary Shelley, Frankenstein has stuck with me since I read it as an under grad. I would love to know why that was her one and only piece. It would be interesting to know how her mother influenced her work, and if she ever felt that she was living in her shadow as well as Percy's.


Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

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



A: I really wish I could get into straight sci-fi. Most of my family loves it, rave about it, and swap books back and forth (Christmas, lending/borrowing, etc.), but it never really held me. Going into a genre like cyber-punk wouldn't be a problem, but the hardcore sci-fi has been daunting! Here's the kicker, I love sci-fi movies ^_~


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7 comments:

  1. JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis are THE Masters, great choices!!! :)

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  2. I love sci-fi, but i don't think I could read hard core sci-fi.

    Thanks for stopping by my book blogger hop :D

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  3. Did you see that Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read too now? Isn't that awesome?

    Anyway, I think it would be fun to meet JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis as well. I've never read Mary Shelley, although Frankenstein is on my to read list.

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  4. Tolkien and Lewis would be so awesome to meet! Nice picks! Here's my FF if you want to check it out!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

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  5. Tolkien and Lewis: FANTASTIC! I took a class on their writing group, The Inklings, during my junior year and loved every minute of it. Great list!

    New Follower

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  7. Hopping through. I'd love to meet Tolkien even though I wasn't able to finish LOTR. I really admire his skill at world-building.
    My Hop

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