Thursday, July 21, 2011

Follow Friday 7-22-11

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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?


So you want to know who I would want to spend an hour with? Hmm. I'd have to start with Cassandra Claire (The Mortal Instruments).  I absolutely love her books and would love to spend time talking to her about her inspiration and her characters.  Hopefully, I wouldn't go all fan-girl and embarrass myself. =)

After that obvious choice, it gets a lot harder to choose.  The last two would be a tie between three.  So I know I'm not following the rules here but when have I ever?  I follow all three of these women on twitter and know a little bit about their personalities.  It would be fun to get all three of them together to talk books.  I would choose Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey series), Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed) and Jennifer L. Armentrout (Half-Blood). 

My three choices, turned four are:

Cassandra Clare

Julie Kagawa

Josephine Angelini 

Jennifer L. Armentrout

What about you?  Which authors would you want to spend an hour with?




  1. Julie Kagawa is a good one! and Josephine too! she's a sweetheart!

    new follower! :)

    My follow friday

  2. I'm worried about fangirling around my favorite authors, too. I'd want to make a good impression, but I'd also want to let them know how much their work enthuses me! It's a fine line to walk. :-)

  3. Hey Valerie! Happy FF. Can't believe it's been another week. Great choices this week. So many authors to chose from.

  4. OOh did you attend the Jennifer L. Armentrout chat a couple days ago?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Old Follower!

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  5. Julie would be one of mine too!

  6. What exciting choices! I can totally relate to the whole fan-girl antics. If I met the three authors I chose, I probably wouldn't even be conscious!

    New follower. (:

    My Follow Friday Post.

  7. Hopping through. I hadn't thought of Cassandra Clare. You're absolutely right about her. A must have.
    My Hop

  8. I love Cassandra Clare and her books, especially the boys in them. I am hoplessly in book love with Will from Clockwork Angel. I haven't read books by the other three but I definitely plan to. Great choices and Happy FF ;)

  9. Oooh The Iron Fey & Mortal Instruments are two of my FAV series! GREAT choices!
    My FF Post!

  10. Oh yes, I adore all of these Authors! Got my hands on the Iron Knight from NetGalley! Cannot wait to start it!

    Happy Follow Friday!
    Just stopping by to say hi! I am new to this Follow Friday Fun but am looking forward to finding a bunch of new exciting blogs.

    New Follower


  11. Hi there, new follower hopping through.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  12. Old follower hopping through. You can definitely come with me to meet Meg Cabot! That is, as long as I can come with you to meet Cassandra Clare. ;)

    Have a good weekend! :)

  13. Hoping thru I would love to meet any of those author's great picks!

    My Follow Friday

  14. Hi and happy Friday!

    Great author choices..

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend :)

  15. I love your picks! The good thing is that they are all (barring Clare) very active on twitter and converse freely! I love authors like that!

    New follower!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  16. I would love to meet Roald Dahl!

    Great blog! Hope you can hop past our blog to say hi!

  17. Julie and Cassadandra are awesome choices! I would love to pick their brains about the awesome worlds they created.

    Old follower!


  18. Thanks for stopping by. You've made some awesome choices! I've read books by all four and can definitely see the reasoning behind your decision. Have a great weekend!

  19. New follower! Cool picks.

    My FF

  20. I got to meet Julie Kagawa at BEA this year. I haven't read her books yet but she was very nice.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and have a great weekend!

  21. All four of those are great choices! Definitely Cassandra Clare. Her characters are so funny, she must be great in person! Julie Kagawa was one of my choices, too. And Josephine Angelini is super sweet! I would love to meet her. And, of course, Jen, so we can squee about Aiden! Hahaha.

  22. Old follower wandering back to your blog! Josephine Angelini and Cassandra Clare would be so awesome! Great choices!

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great choices, would love to meet all of those authors!


  24. Just hopping by to say thanks for the stop! I honestly haven't read any of those books, but maybe one day soon, hehehe.

    Happy Friday!

    Book Brats!

  25. Happy Follow Friday! :) Newest follower here hopping through.

    Our follow friday is at

  26. Cassandra Clare is one I would like to meet, too, even though I've always been uneasy about the similarities between her (very good) Harry Potter fanfiction and her published novels. She's a brilliant writer, either way. Haven't read books by your other authors, but Half-Blood sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my hop earlier, and I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  27. Julie Kagawa is a another one I would have added to my list! She's such an amazing author! So is Josephine Angelini! Great list!

  28. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend. Love the blog. :)

    Lari @ Lari Is Writing

  29. I really must read Starcrossed. Everyone is raving about it!

    I would love to meet Brenna Yovanoff, the author of The Replacement. If you liked The Iron Fey, you would really enjoy that one also... about a teen boy who knows he's a fairy changeling. I loved it.

  30. I think I'd love to meet Cassandra Clare as well. Haven't read the other authors you've listed.

  31. HI,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
    Hopping back to wish you a wonderfull weekend!

  32. I love to meet Julie Kagawa and Cassandra Claire too!

    Thanks for dropping by @ We Fancy Books *waves*

    Following you now :)

  33. Hi. Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices.

  34. I JUST finished Starcrossed, so I 100 percent agree with your pick of Josephine Angelini! I really enjoyed her book and would love to discuss what it's like to be a first-time author!

    I also picked a debut author- Veronica Roth! I loved Divergent and would DIE to meet this author in real life!

  35. Great answer! Here's mine: