Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Blogger Hop November 17th - November 23rd: Area Code 229 Apparently Shows Up in a Lot of Rap Songs

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: If you had an author-only Thanksgiving party, who would you invite?

Well, first, I would invite Ursula K. Le Guin, because I always pick her for things like this. She is simply one of the greatest authors of the last century, and seems incredibly interesting otherwise. She's the only author on this list that I haven't actually met and don't actually know.

Second, I'd pick Alethea Kontis, because she's also an awesome author, and she'd be likely to bring some fantastic Greek food with her. She's also incredibly fun to hang out with and would be pretty much perfect at any gathering. She wrote several books that are a kind of curveball style take on traditional fairy tales, and she knows more about fairy tale stories than anyone I know.

Third, I'd invite Ceillaigh MacCath-Moran, partially because she is awesome and partially because she'd bring her husband Sean, who is great to hang out with, and also because she's working on a Ph.D. in folklore, and I'd really love to listen to her talk about myths and legends.

Fourth, I'd invite Fran Wilde, who is a fellow Cavalier and also a fantastic author and just generally a great person to spend time with. She is also one of the editors of the SFWA Cookbook, so you know she has a lot of great recipes on hand.

Fifth, I'd invite Tom Doyle. As long as I'm having a Thanksgiving that involves people who are going to be talking about folklore, why not have a guy who wrote an entire trilogy based upon various folk traditions being real and serving as the foundation of a hidden world of magic. Plus, he's a great guy in person, so he'd be a perfect Thanksgiving guest.

Finally, I'm going to throw Ursula Vernon into the mix here. She's another great author, and many of her stories have very obvious folkloric elements, so she'll be able to add quite a bit to the conversation. Plus, she's apparently got a huge garden so she can probably bring some really good fresh vegetables.

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  1. Very cool list. I don't know many of the authors, but I'll have to check them out.

    1. @Chrissy: In addition to mostly being people I know, they are all first-rate authors.