Book blogger hop: meeting my favourite author

book-blogger-hop-finalThis week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…

If you could have lunch with any living authors and/or book bloggers, who would you choose and why?     

So I have to say, I always have a bit of fear about meeting people I admire and so the idea of meeting any of my favourite authors is pretty scary.  If I have to pick one, though, I would say it would have to be Margaret Attwood, whose books I just love.


I love the way she writes, how she has a distinctive style but can turn it to so many different books from the historical fiction of Alias Grace to the science fiction (and incredibly scary) of the Maddaddam trilogy.  And who could forget the chilling dystopian future she sets out in The Handmaid’s Tale?


There isn’t a world I haven’t fallen into (well, actually there is one – The Heart Goes Last – but everyone needs a wobble now and then), a character I haven’t cared for, a book I haven’t wanted to read again.


But for all that love, what would I say? That’s the question and why – really – I would rather admire from afar for fear of gushing uncontrollably or stammering out a question that makes me sound like I’ve never read a book.  What about you? Who would you want to meet – and would you be braver then me?


  1. I would love to meet Margaret, too (see, by calling her by her first name, I can pretend that we are already friends).

    I’ve enjoyed interviewing some authors on my blogs, so they feel like friends already: Karen White, Wendy Wax, and Beth Hoffman.

    I also think I would love having lunch with Sue Grafton, since she seems so down-to-earth (when seen on TV interviews).

    1. Oh Sue Grafton would be a good one…though I’d need to reread her books first so I sounded somewhat knowledgeable.

  2. I have social anxiety so I know the fear of meeting people, especially people I admire, all too well! Despite that, I would not hesitate to meet them because how many people can meet their “idols” in their life?

    I have only read a small collection of Margaret Atwood’s poems. I don’t know how I am going so long without reading any other of her other works!

    1. It’s true not many people can meet their idols so I probably shouldn’t say no if I get a chance…I’d have to plan well!

  3. I’m not really into meeting authors either! I have a feeling there’d be lots of umms and you knows and I wouldn’t actually get anything said! I love your choice though. Atwood is so distinct and it’d be interesting to spend some time with her.

    1. Yes, I would be the queen of the umm and ahh. I have no ability to think on my feet!

  4. You and me both! Haha. I’d be in the same state, I think. Margaret Atwood is one of the authors I named as well. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a terrific weekend.

    1. I will pop over and see your other choices…wonder if we have others in common 😀

  5. She would be very interesting for me. She would be interesting because I really can’t get into her books. 🙂

    I am sure we would have an interesting discussion about her characters and story lines. The lunch may turn my views about her books around.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

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    My Blog Hop Answer

    1. No, she isn’t everyone’s tastes but for me, she just clicks.

  6. I actually got to meet my go-to author, but hadn’t at that stage read any of her books, or I would have been a sweating, stammering mess… Jo Walton, who has written Among Others, Tooth and Claw, the Thessaly trilogy, the Small Change trilogy and My Real Children. I think she’s a genius – her range of interests and formidible intelligence would mean that she would be a fascinating conversationalist. Thank you for this – a great topic…

    1. Did it make you want to read her books? I think meeting before is a good idea because, like you said, no nerves! Bit,too late with Atwood though 😀

      1. No – though when I did come across her book, I was able to recall her very clearly – she is quite a memorable person with lots of charisma on account of all that intellectual energy.

  7. She has been so popular among library patrons with the premier of the new TV show. Some how I have made it all this time without having ever read an Atwood book. I’m beginning to feel ashamed. Note to self, fix this problem. 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

    1. I can imagine. I haven’t seen the show so I don’t know if it’s a fair reflection of the book, though reviews seem to say it has. I would definitely recommend picking up a copy.

  8. Wonderful pick!

    1. Thank you!

  9. It would be wonderful to meet her and pick her brain – if I could work up the courage! 🙂

    1. Exactly…the courage I don’t know I have!

  10. Margaret Atwood is certainly a great choice.

    1. Thanks. If I had the nerve I would hope we have a good conversation 😀

  11. Although I haven’t read any of Atwood’s novels, she does sound like an interesting author to meet! I’ve got “The Handmaid’s Tale” sitting on one of my bookshelves, and I really should be getting to it, as I’ve heard it’s such a GREAT book! (And yes, a chilling one, as well.)

    I know I would be tongue-tied, too, if I were to meet one of my favorite authors…. but hopefully the author would be willing to put up with any fangirling on my part! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing!! Hope you’re having a lovely Saturday!! <3 <3 🙂 🙂

    1. I really would recommending reading. You hope authors get we are star struck but what if they weren’t? Gulp!

  12. Ohh great pick! I have one book by Margaret Attwood. Because I heard many great things about her books. But now I am scared too read it because it is your least favorite of hers. But I am still going too give it a try who knows I might be surprise and like and enjoy it. Have a great weekend and happy blog hopping. Here is my blog hop answer.

    1. Don’t be scared, a lot of people liked it. I just couldn’t get away with it. If it isn’t for you, though, don’t give up please…she is sooooo good!

  13. I have yet to read Atwood—I know that I really need to. I keep telling myself I need to pick up Handmaid soon!!

    1. I hope you enjoy when you do. I know she isn’t for everyone but for me, I just can’t get enough.

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