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message 1: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4296 comments Mod
If you could invite three (living) authors to dinner, who would they be? Why?


message 2: by Kate (last edited Aug 27, 2011 12:48PM) (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Tamora Pierce, Patricia C. Wrede, and JK Rowling. They are three of my favorite authors in the world, and some of my idols, as well as being people who I think would be really interesting and funny in person.


message 3: by Mayze (new)

Mayze | 1386 comments JK Rowling, Ray Bradbury, John Green. The conversation would be fascinating, and all of them created stories that I love. John Green is hilarious, so that would be an added bonus.


message 4: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4296 comments Mod
I would choose:

Neil Gaiman.
He is a magnificent story teller and writer, and I would love to talk to him about anything and everything. Plus, he is married to the amazing Amanda Palmer, so he can bring her along to the dinner :)

J.K Rowling.
Need I say more?

Scott Westerfeld.
He seems like a genuinely funny guy, and he has some quirky ideas. I imagine he would be great company.


message 5: by Baxter (new)

Baxter (julietrocksmysocks) | 383 comments Ugh, living authors? That makes things touuugh.

THOMAS LIGOTTI
THOMAS PYNCHON
CORMAC MCCARTHY
I have a feeling that this would end up being a terribly awkward dinner considering I just had to choose three reclusive authors, but still. If it WASN'T awkward it'd be rad as all heck. We'd have Ligotti going on about darkness and junk, Pynchon I imagine would make some brilliantly tasteless jokes and McCarthy would...I don't know what he'd do. Grumble a lot probably.


message 6: by ★ Jess (new)

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Okay, do dead authors as well :)

I dont imagine McCarthy would be bucket loads of fun to talk to over dinner.


message 7: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments Shannon Hale
Meghan Whalen Turner
Patrick Ness


message 8: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments ★ Jess wrote: "Okay, do dead authors as well :)

I dont imagine McCarthy would be bucket loads of fun to talk to over dinner."


No, I don't think so. But you never know. He could surprise you.


message 9: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments Hmmmm.....

J.K. Rowling
John Green
Shannon Hale

The conversations would be really interesting, that's for sure.


message 10: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Yes, yes it would.


message 11: by Mayze (new)

Mayze | 1386 comments All of these sound really excellent


message 12: by Baxter (new)

Baxter (julietrocksmysocks) | 383 comments Alright. With dead people.
Jorge Luis Borges
Roberto Bolano
David Foster Wallace

This dinner, I think, would end up better than the other one. Assuming I become fluent in Spanish...and David Foster Wallace is fluent as well. ANYWAY, getting past that hurtle! I think it'd be one of the most rad and brain melting dinners ever. By the end I would not know what ANYTHING is anymore and that'd be absolutely wonderful.


message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Maybe they would become fluent in English. After all, you are bringing them back to life.


message 14: by Baxter (new)

Baxter (julietrocksmysocks) | 383 comments Ooooh, good point, didn't think of that.
Consider the problem SOLVED!


message 15: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments Dead people? Hmmm....

Victor Hugo
William Shakespeare
Alexander Dumas


message 16: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Way-chan (Aspiring Author) wrote: "Dead people? Hmmm....

Victor Hugo
William Shakespeare
Alexander Dumas"


They don't have to be dead. They just no longer have to be alive.


message 17: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4296 comments Mod
If I had to choose a dinner with dead authors, they'd be:

-Roald Dahl
-Agatha Christie
-George Orwell


message 18: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments Oof, that would be amazing, Jess. That would be the best dinner ever.
Don't suppose I can come? *Puppy eyes*


message 19: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Way-chan (Aspiring Author) wrote: "Oof, that would be amazing, Jess. That would be the best dinner ever.
Don't suppose I can come? *Puppy eyes*"


Me too?


message 20: by Mayze (new)

Mayze | 1386 comments Kate wrote: "Way-chan (Aspiring Author) wrote: "Oof, that would be amazing, Jess. That would be the best dinner ever.
Don't suppose I can come? *Puppy eyes*"

Me too?"


Me three? Those are some of my faves :)


message 21: by King JT (new)

King JT (easymoneysniper) | 297 comments Me four


message 22: by Julia (new)

Julia | 13 comments me 2!


message 23: by natalie (new)

natalie | 5047 comments J.K. Rowling, for sure.
Suzanne Collins and....
does Tina Fey count? I read her book, haha. If she doesn't,
Rick Riordan, I guess. I can't think of a funny author...


message 24: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments She counts. She may not have written a lot, but she wrote a book. Plus screenplays.


message 25: by ★ Jess (new)

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Way, Kate, Arnauld and Julia: You may all attend my dinner, if you promise to bring a dessert dish.
You know, forget Orwell & Christie, I'd love to have every meal of the day with Roald Dahl. Can you imagine the conversations you'd have with that man?


message 26: by King JT (new)

King JT (easymoneysniper) | 297 comments lol


message 27: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments *Thinks*
It would be...
Fascinating. Definitely fascinating.


message 28: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments That would be really interesting.

I'll bring chocolate chip cookies.


message 29: by natalie (new)

natalie | 5047 comments Lewis Carroll would be intresting


message 30: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Yes, definitely. So many amazing choices!


message 31: by King JT (new)

King JT (easymoneysniper) | 297 comments I agree, Get ready for the cake that's coming!


message 32: by Mayze (new)

Mayze | 1386 comments ★ Jess wrote: "Way, Kate, Arnauld and Julia: You may all attend my dinner, if you promise to bring a dessert dish.
You know, forget Orwell & Christie, I'd love to have every meal of the day with Roald Dahl. Can ..."


Am I not invited? :(


message 33: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments I'll bring cream puffs.


message 34: by ★ Jess (new)

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Oops, I totally thought I'd invited you along as well! Of course you can attend!


message 35: by Meri Kate (last edited Sep 19, 2011 06:46PM) (new)

Meri Kate  (themarathonreader) I would invite J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, and Roald Dahl (even though he is dead).


message 36: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 4296 comments Mod
Those are three of my favorites!


message 37: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid | 2189 comments Neil Gaiman is one interesting author. *Shakes head*
But I do love his books.


message 38: by Meri Kate (new)

Meri Kate  (themarathonreader) ★ Jess wrote: "Those are three of my favorites!"

Mhm, they're wonderful and mine too! I'm planning to reread some of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman soon 'cause I just love them and it's been a while.


message 39: by Mayze (new)

Mayze | 1386 comments ★ Jess wrote: "Oops, I totally thought I'd invited you along as well! Of course you can attend!"

Oh thanks! :)

Roald Dahl would be fantastic. I want to live in one of his books!


message 40: by kathrine (last edited Oct 13, 2011 12:50PM) (new)

kathrine  (Scarlettshea) | 391 comments Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

Amy Plum Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum

Jennifer L. Holm Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm


ᴀʀɪ [ hands up if you're feeling the vibe now ] J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, and Maggie Stievater. If I could invite 4, then I would invite Suzanne Collins, too.


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, and Brian Jacques.


message 43: by ★ Jess (new)

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Branching away from authors, I'd kill to have dinner with Hayley Mary, front woman of The Jezabels. She seems so amazing and intelligent, and her lyrics are totally mind blowing.
Staying on singers, I think Amanda Palmer would be cool too :)


message 44: by johanna, soliloquist. (new)

johanna (johannad_m) | 11500 comments Mod
Richard Adams, Rick Riordan, Jill Williamson.


Theodosia of the Fathomless Hall (TaelianaoftheWind) | 1580 comments Sherwood Smith, hm...Eoin Colfer, and J.K. Rowling would be fantastic to converse with!


message 46: by Jeanine (new)

Jeanine Carstairs (pompandcircumstance) | 588 comments JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth


message 47: by spidrenflora (new)

spidrenflora | 78 comments Maggie Stiefvater, John Green... and, um... I dunno, those are the important ones. It would be the worlds most awkward dinner. Or it could be awesome. Oh! I know. Veronica Roth can be my third.


message 48: by Arbaaz (new)

Arbaaz Khan (arbaazkhan1999) | 143 comments Khaled hosseini, john green, cassandra clare, stephen king.


message 49: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 12 comments Dan Brown, J. K. Rowling, and Veronica Roth


message 50: by Shelby (new)

Shelby | 24 comments Veronica Blade, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Quinn Loftis.

That would be the worlds best dinner right there! (:


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