Questions about your favourite authors and their books because at the moment I’m not really reading or focusing on the internet (I’ve gone a little gaming crazy of late).
1. Top five authors
- George Orwell
- H.G. Wells
- Anthony Burgess
- Anne Rice
- Tobsha Learner
2. Have you ever managed to get one of your favourite author’s autographs? Yes, Anne Rice.
3. If you said No to the previous question, which of your favourite authors do you want an autograph from? I do have other favourite authors I’d like an autograph from. Tobsha Learner, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V Brett, and maybe Dan Abnett. I think I’d give that last one to a certain someone though.
4. Have you ever visited the residence/museum of a famous author? No, but I did always want to go to New Orleans thanks to Anne Rice. Maybe check out H.G. Wells’ digs as well. Other than that there isn’t anywhere else I could think of going that actually has to do with a residence or museum of a famous author. The closest thing would just be locations because I’m usually more interested in the writer’s work rather than their lives.
5. What authors have you met? So far only Chris Froggatt who is writing the Tales of Ghrymatti series.
6. And if none what authors would you like to meet? Anne Rice, Tobsha Learner, Linda Jaivin, Peter V. Brett, Stephen King, Patrick Rothfuss, Dean Koontz, and a lot that aren’t alive anymore.
7. Do you follow any blogs by your favourite authors? Sort of. I’m not very good at actually following blogs so I have several of them bookmarked or have feeds, but rarely check in with them unless I remember to which isn’t very often. So I sporadically follow Peter V. Brett’s, Patrick Rothfuss’s, Sara Douglass, Kaaron Warren, Kathleen Duey, Jennifer Fallon on Voyager (for Fallon Friday) and several others, but I don’t know about being favourites. Maybe just most enjoyed?
8. Do you follow any blogs by any authors? Same as above as I also included ones that I have read or interest me.
9. What is the most recent author you’ve gotten into? I don’t really ‘get into’ authors anymore. For instance Scott Silger is a new one and I like his infected books, but I’m not about to go out and read all of them. I haven’t done that in years. I think it’s because I have a hell of a lot of books to read already and quite a few authors I follow. It doesn’t mean that when I come across a new author I don’t look into their other books, I do, but I also don’t go ballistic and become fanatical over reading everything they have ever written.
10. Do you have authors that you have been meaning to check out? Not really. I have extra books from authors I have already discovered to check out, but mainly when it comes to checking out new books it’s the books and not the authors I come across. I can’t remember the last time I was recommended an author to check out… Wait, Clive Barker. I remember being recommended Barker because I’m a Rice fan, but I don’t usually take too well to author recommendations because a lot of the time people get it very wrong.
Do you prefer the French or the Russians? Both actually. I love the whole Russian classic literature genre and also Russian literature born from views of Communism (I also just love the names of Russian authors). I also like French erotica and there are books in other genres that have interested me. Honestly though, I haven’t been able to read much of either. I do have a list of French and Russian books to read in future, but there’s just so many books to read. I need more hours in a day.
Do you like authors from a specific background or nationality? Not really, at least not with authors. I do like stories written from certain countries because I love different cultures so naturally I’ll be drawn to stories that are from those different countries, but I don’t have any specific favourites or track down specific authors based on background and nationality. I do sometimes start to when it comes to something such as orientation or heritage that I can related to, but that’s usually pretty vague and short lived.
Who do you think is the most overrated author alive today? In all honesty and probably the most obvious answer – Stephenie Meyer. No offence to her, but so many people think she is a brilliant author. I’ve read her books and have found them entertaining, but there are authors out there who have left me absolutely dumb struck after reading their books and yes her books can emotionally suck you in, but they don’t leave me dumb struck and questioning.
Which authors do you think have the best humour when writing? I’m going to take that as ones that actually make me laugh during their writing rather than ones that make me smile or only make me laugh with certain characters. Scott Sigler, Kaaron Warren, H.G. Wells cracks me up (I literally broke out laughing when I read only one line during a conversation between two characters. I got funny looks because it’s H.G. Wells), Sandy Mitchell sometimes, Dean Koontz, Linda Jaivin and I can’t think of any non fiction writers.