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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Blogspiration #8: I Love Authors


Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by both GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation and just a little SOMETHING.


Someone sent this to me and it just hit me for some reason. It's kinda silly but cute. Nothing profound, just a little ditty that may make some authors smile.



Cheers to the authors who change our lives, one book at a time!

Is there an author out there you would like to say thanks to for writing a book or series that you love? I'll go first. Thank you Ilona Andrews for changing the world of urban fantasy for me. The Kate Daniels series is the level of quality in which I compare all other urban fantasy books.

18 comments:

  1. Aaaah! Jen! Sarah loves it!
    I also love that you said Ilona Andrews!
    Aaah, I'm predictable: JK Rowling, of course ;)
    I'd also fall over myself to thank Neil Gaiman for his brilliance. He's brilliant. I kind of worship him :D

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    1. OMG, you totally refered to yourself in the third person. I shall now laugh at you for a good minute. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Okay, I fell better now. I am going to have to look up Neil Gaiman. And if you hadn't said Rowling I would have assumed your doppelganger had killed you and had taken over your life.

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    2. Mwaha! Maybe Sarah is just a well trained doppleganger, but hasn't quite figured out tense, or POV?

      OK, seriously... I have NO idea where the third person thing came from, but at least half the comments I've left over the last few days have been in third person... derrr... yes.

      YOU MUST READ NEIL GAIMAN. Oh, the man is a god among men. I ADORE American Gods, but I wonder if it's not his best starting point? Stardust is BRILLIANT... it's like... a very adult book told in a very childlike manner... I just... LOVE. Perfect :)

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    3. Wow, jeeze, I guess I will have to read some Gaiman with a reaction like that. I wonder why I never heard of him?

      Yes, Jennifer will for sure look him up. Jennifer likes things Sarah likes.

      LMAO!!!!!

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    4. MWAHA! JENNIFER MUST! Seriously, Neil Gaiman is just... GUH! HOW HAVE YOU NOT HEARD OF HIM?
      Coraline (the movie?) is an adaptation of his novel, as was Stardust (Robert Deniro, Ben Barnes, Claire Danes, Michelle Pheiffer). Stardust is a fave movie of mine :D

      Ummmm.... oh! He wrote the screenplay for Beowulf, too... and... oh, he's MAGIC. Even just read his blog: neilgaiman.com he's so funny and charming and utterly wonderful.

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    5. OOOHHH, Okay, I know all those movies. I guess his name just didn't ring a bell. Stardust was pretty awesome. I LOVED Coraline.

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  2. 'Silly but cute' is a perfect description. I love it!

    And since Sarah already said HP (big surprise there!) I'll go with Richelle Mead and her Vampire Academy series. I know a lot of people scoff at them over the title or cover or whatever but those books are amazing times ten. That woman knows how to write scenes that leech you of all emotion on one page and fill you with hope and love on another.

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    1. Yes, Mead and her Vamp Academy. The whole series is in my amazon cart to buy. I have heard great things and I am super excited to know what all the hype is about very soon. :)

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  3. I've always been partial to Tolkien, but I think that's mostly because we share a birthday :) Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Secret Garden was probably the first biggest literary influence on my life, though. I will forever want a secret garden!

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    1. Yup, The Secret Garden did change my life just a bit. I desperately wanted my own secret garden after reading that. It really was magical.

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  4. I will be thankful for the rest of my life to Richelle Mead! Because the character of Rose Hathaway made me remember who I really was, still am. I remembered the passion and the will of not giving in. It reminded me of what I wanted my life to be :)

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    1. Oooh, another Richelle Mead answer. She really must write amazing books. Great choice. Can't wait to experience her writing soon.

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  5. Stephenie Meyer and Julie Powell (I didn't particularly like the story, but it did give me the idea for my blog).

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  6. "Cheers to the authors who change our lives, one book at a time! "

    I'll drink to that! I really like this picture. It's solid and straight to the point! Me gusta.

    :D

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  7. Awww, I love this! People tend to thank characters and books for changing them, but not authors, and they do deserve the credit. :) I'll check out Ilona Andrews' books soon, especially if they influenced you so much!

    Of course I love J. K. Rowling and I agree with Sarah when it comes to Neil Gaiman, but Libba Bray (who wrote the Gemma Doyle Trilogy), Jonathan Stroud (the writer of the Bartimaeus Trilogy), and Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games) are amazing writers. I really want to meet and thank them personally for all they've imparted to me.

    Thank you for this Blogspiration post! :)

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    1. Of course I heard of Suzanne Collins but the other two are new to me. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking them up for sure. :)

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  8. There ate so many authors I would like to thank! Jk Rowling! Darren Shan! Claudia gray! Richelle mead! Louis Sachar!

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