Thursday, October 22, 2009

Booking Through Thrusday


Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday. It asks fun book related questions each week. It’s a fun way to get you thinking about your books and share you're thoughts with other book bloggers. Once you’ve completed your post return to Booking Through Thursday and leave a comment and link. This week's question is:

If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be?

The dead author I could have a serious gab fest with would be, of course, Jane Austen. The question I would ask is: what female character, that she wrote, does she identify with the most? I've always pictured her as an Elizabeth but the more I thought about this question I wonder if she identified with all of them in some way? If I could squeeze one more question out of her I would ask her what books she enjoyed reading.

The author, who is alive but not my favorite, who I have a burning question for would be Stephanie Meyer. I would ask her: when she set out to write the Twilight Series if she had always intended it to have four books or if she was swayed by money and the Jacob hysteria to write Breaking Dawn? I enjoyed that book the least and I think it didn't fit in with the rest of the series at all. She should have wrapped it up in Eclipse. Just my humble opinion.

6 comments:

  1. Jane Austen... great idea! She'd be an interesting author to question.

    From what I understand about the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer originally planned two books... which were basically Twilight and Breaking Dawn. So she had to come up with all that filler for the two books in the middle. In my opinion, it shows. (I'm guessing that was the publisher's idea... you can't call it a "saga" if there are only two books. You don't make as much money off of two books, either.) But I'm also a little creeped out that the events in Breaking Dawn were part of the original planned story...

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  2. The only Austen books I've read are Emma and P&P, and there's no way I could picture her as an Emma. I wonder, though, if someone close to her was an Emma.

    Great choices for both author questions!

    Here's my BTT answer.

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  3. La Coccinelle,

    That is amazing that the content in Breaking Dawn was part of the original! "Creeped Out" is a great way for me to describe my feelings toward Breaking Dawn!

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  4. L.M. Montgomery(Anne of Green Gables) occasionally slipped juicy tidbits into her books about people poisoning their spouses and nobody wanting to do anything about it because they didn't want to stir up trouble. I want to ask her if that was a common practice in her day or if she just added things like that for shock value. Actually there are ton of other things I would like to ask her.

    Also would love to talk to Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell and Louisa May Alcott.

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  5. I swear I saw a book called Ash on here, a re-telling of Cinderella. I can't find it reviewed anywhere. It was painful and horrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I was really disappointing, because I typically love re-tellings.

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