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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Follow & TGIF (13)

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?


Just three?! Well, First I would pick Edie Ramer. She sent me a book review almost a year ago I think, and ever since we've been in contact every month or so, mostly about books. But she's a great lady with a great talent for story telling and I would love to hear some of those stories over a good meal and a glass of wine.

Second, I would pick Ilona and Gordon Andrews (counts as one since they are a writing team). Because of all the wit and humor and action they put into their books, I bet they would be really fun to get to know. Even on twitter seeing some of the funny things Ilona posts is just hilarious. Not to mention always stalking their blog.

Third, Jennifer Estep. I love her Elemental Assassin series and I'm so excited for her Mythos Academy book. I would probably find myself talking about either Gin or her hunky new boy toy, Owen. But mostly, I would want to talk about how she goes about creating her stories because they are just gripping and funny and Gin is always finding herself in a tight spot and manages to always get away. I want to know what goes on in Estep's head when all that happens.

Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home? 
Are they organized?

Oh man, are they not organized. I won't even post a picture of it. I've just moved since I got married so some are in boxes, some are stacked (gulp) on top of each other in a very small portion of the guest closet with the rest of my junk. The house is much to small to really have a book case so I'm not sure what we will do with them. They might stay in boxes. We do plan on buying a new home after 2 or 3 years with my hubby's new promotion, so hopefully they will have a great home in the new home.


Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

This is a great question to learn about new authors. I've only heard of Andrews.
Here’s FF

TC said...

I have never joined in the GReads meme but having seen some pics of people's shelves today probably a good thing as I'd be very embarassed by mine. Have a great weekend.

Robyn Johnson said...

I haven't read anything by the authors you mentioned,at least not yet. I Like your reasons for wanting to chat with them though. All three sound wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

We picked two out of three the same? Totally following you now. :)

Happy FF!
BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

Shanan, The Book Addict said...

I have one of Jennifer Estep's books on my TBR pile. I am excited to read it. I have heard wonderful things about it!

Thank you for the follow!

Lisa said...

*gasps* Oh that sounds like an interesting....sorting method. Hopefully your beautiful books can come out for fresh air soon :)

I'm reading A Touch of Frost right now, actually! Can't wait to get stuck into it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer G. said...

Congratulations on the marriage! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'm now following you as well. :)

Haha, my books are on shelves, but they are in no way organized. I'd love to meet Ilona and Gordon too! They write such awesome books.


Taylor said...

Great answers! I have Jennifer Estep's books on my TBR list, I'll have to look up Ilona and Gordon Andrews as I haven't read anything by them before.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following, I'm a new follower of yours now :)

Have a great weekend!! :)


Stephanie said...

Hello! :) Thanks for stopping on mine :) new follower.
I haven't read any of the books by the authors you chose.. I'll have to have a look on Goodreads :)

Karen said...

My books are organized up to a point. My hubby bought me Ikea bookshelves so they are neatly on shelves but I keep reordering them and somehow I still manage to lose track of them.

Sandy said...

Three authors I would love to sit down and have a meal with would probably be Svetlana Chmakova, Madeleine Rosca and...Sarah Reese Brennan. They all seem to excel in characterization and world building and I would love to talk about their upcoming works with them as well as anime/manga, Harry Potter, art, paranormal works and whatever else comes to mind.

My books were organized until they could no longer all fit in a shelf and now they are everywhere. Though to be honest I like to think of them as chaotically organized.

The books in my drawer and little shelf or books I haven't read but the books stacked on my desk, tucked away in my closet or in my big shelf are books I have read. Pass that organization breaks down.

My WoW

Anonymous said...

Nice picks. Thanks for stopping by, I'll have to check out that GReads meme.

_yay_ said...

Have never read anything by the three authors you picked. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you now, too. Happy Friday!

C.J Duggan said...

*Squeeee* Another awesome review blog I have stumbled on! Or rather helped lead the way here by your good self. Thanks for the comment! Your blog is awesome I am a happy new follower. Not to mention totally impressed with the choices! If it was a matter of top 5 Ilona Andrews would be there. Love them! I have Jennifer Estep on my wish list so this just makes me want to go and buy them right now!

Khadija said...

Really great answers and happy hopping ^-^


Amy said...

Great answers. New follower!
Here's mine: http://amysbookden.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-1.html

Beth said...

Nice picks! New follower here hopping back to you!

Niina said...

Decided to come by that follow you as well. :)

Where do I keep my books? On shelves in great order, but I have so many books some reside in baskets on the floor. ;)

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I am from Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I've never heard of those authors, but i intend to explore!
I am a new follower!
Check out my Follow Friday entry.


Pepa said...

I've heard of the Mythos Academy books but not the others. I'll be sure to check them out! Great post. Have a good weekend!

Deepali said...

Love love Ilona and Gordon's books - huge Kate fan :D

My hop post is here: e-Volving Books

Kyanara_night said...


thnx for stopping by my blog today!
Hopping back to wish you a wonderfull weekend!

Cristina said...

I love that you put two authors who write together because I did the same. HA!
My FF is at http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com

BookJunkie said...

Hey, great picks! Just thought I'd hop over and follow along! I love me some caffeinated blogs! You can check out mine at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!
Have a great weekend!
*new follower

Dianne Duvall said...
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Dianne Duvall said...

Hi, Aimee! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower. I haven't tried these authors' books yet, but will have to add them to my TBR pile. You've intrigued me. :-)

The Immortal Realm

Christin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower here. I haven't heard of these authors, but I will have to look into their books!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sidne,the BCR said...

hi, hopping by to read your answer to friday's blog hop. happy reading.

Escape by Fiction said...

Great picks! I just got a couple of books from Edie Ramer as well, I hope they awesome and can't wait to read them:)

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I know! 3?! I supposed it could've been worse, like 1 fave author! Hope you get to meet one or all of them someday!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Brenna said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you :)

Wow, I hadn't actually heard of these authors! Thanks for sharing, so that I now have some new ones to look in to ;)

Christy (cmd409) said...

Hey, Amiee- I don't think I've read anything by these authors, but your descriptions make me want too, especially Gordon Andrews.

Btw, I replied to your comment on my blog, but I should've did it here. So, I'm pretty sure I know which tragedy from Harrison's books you're referring to. Is said tragedy connected to a pool table?

~Christy @ Love of Books

Lari said...

Love the blog! Thank you for stopping by mine and following. Following back.

Have a great weekend!

Lari @ Lari Is Writing

Jinny (SkyInk.net) said...

New follower! Found on Follow Friday! :) I've never heard of those authors, hmm, but they will be on my radar from now on.

If you'd like to visit my own FF post, it is here: http://skyink.net/?p=2397

Untouchable Treasure said...

Just stopping by to return the favor! New follower. :)


Felicia said...

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by my page. Am a new follower of your blog too. Awesome choice for Jennifer Estep. I had the pleasure of reviewing her latest YA novel and loved it.

Happy follow Friday! :)

Felicia @ Livin' Life Through Books

Grace Fonseca said...

Never heard of the first one. Still great choices. Thanks for the follow. Now following you back. I love the hops.

LC said...

Thanks for following, I'm returning the favor! Great choices, I love Gordon and Ilona Andrews. They have one of my favorite author websites, they're so funny.

Hannah said...

Thanks for stopping by! Following back, and I love your blog's layout. So pretty :)

Once Upon A Time

Kristin Aragon said...

Jennifer Estep is great! Thanks for the follow and I am following you now!

Have a great weekend!


Laura Ashlee said...

Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following back.

Kristina said...

I've never heard of these authors, but love your reasoning on why you chose them. Will be checking out these authors now!

Returning the follow!!


Leann said...

Hey I am hopping over, loved reading answers. A new follower.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. My books aren't organized either. They're mostly in boxes since I'm getting ready to move.
My Hop

KTJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

New follower and I'm dying to read Mythos Academy too!

andi said...

Hi there! Thanks for the follow; I'm following back now!


Beth D. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I agree with the Andrews! It would be cool to meet them. I really like the idea of a male/female writing team.

Anonymous said...

I think I've only heard of the andrews. Nice answers though it lets us see who some other authors are.

have a good weekend!

Lauren B said...

I've heard of these authors but haven't read any of their books.
Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following back.
Enjoy your weekend.

AgnesPink said...

New follower!
Thanks for hopping by!

Lan said...

Hey Aimee! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Am following you in return :)

Have a great weekend!

nix said...

Been hearing a lot about Jenifer Estep....I shall have to have a look at that one!

thanks for stopping by

Nic @ scorching book reviews

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I haven't read the authors you mentioned but I've heard of most of them.

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Our books are all over the place we looked like we just moved in but we've been in our apartment a year now. Thanks for hopping by Confuzzled Books!

~Ang said...

Thank you for stopping by my FF and for the follow. I am returning your follow.

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