Follow Friday is a meme hosted by parajunkee.com and alisoncanread.com (as you can see ;)).
Name three authors who you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking either about their books or get advice for writing from.
1. Kristin Cashore, author of Fire and Graceling.
2. Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series + other adult series
3. Tie: Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade, or Ally Condie, author of Matched.
I love all of their books... and all of these authors have very different writing styles which constantly amaze me. I have dog-eared a lot of pages in their books because even though I've read a scene maybe ten times and know exactly what the book says, the words still affect me. And I wish to God that my writing could hold that much sway with others. I would buy/read anything these authors wrote.
Book Blogger Hop (2), a meme hosted by www.crazy-for-books.com:
What is the one genre you wish you could get into but just can't?
You know... I was thinking about it but there isn't all that much in YA that I don't like to read... except for maybe nonfiction YA, which I'm not sure there is a lot of. I read more of a few genres than others but really, I'm not all exclusive. Except for experimental types... but that's not really a genre within YA and has only a few select books in the adult section anyways.
Basically I don't read non-fiction all that often and the "experimental" genre, but honestly I don't wish I could get into that stuff. I just don't like it and I don't know enough people who read that for me to want to read it myself.
Also, classics aren't a genre... but I do wish I read more classics/enjoyed them more. (Or at least what are typically considered classics...)