Friday, May 4, 2012

Follow Friday

Happy Friday and thanks for dropping by Slush Sleuth! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read, where we all get together and say "Hi!" This week's question...

What is the one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

Bahhhhh... I hate being asked "Favorite ___" questions because I always have so many favorites and I can never be called upon to chose a single one. But if you insist.....

I'll go with Richelle Mead.

My dream meeting would go something like this:
[Insert truly thought provoking and insightful comment]
Richelle: Oh my goodness! I totally agree!
At which point we would hug, link arms and skip off into the sunset (and in case you're wondering what happens in the sunset, we have lots of sleepovers and braid each others hair and gab about boys that are of the fictional and non-fictional and Ryan Gosling type, and I babysit her newborn so she and the hubby can go on cute dates.

How this interaction would probably-almost-definitely-actually go:
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Richelle: Hi, it's nice to meet you.
Me: OMG it's nice to MEET you TOO. I'm really obsessed with you! I mean! Your books! I love your books! It'ssoverynicetomeetyousorryI'malittleexcited!! (It should be noted that my voice always rises roughly 4.6 octaves when meeting new authors. In fact, when encountering Stephanie Perkins a few weeks ago I am quite certain that I hit a register only comprehendable by Snow White and her bird friends. I think she only nodded and smiled to placate me... She's very sweet, by the way...)
She nods, maybe signs a book, potentially pats me on the arm if she has decided that whatever twitchy high-pitched problem I seem to have is not contageous, and I move on, slightly deflated that I will not be babysitting little-Richelle anytime soon.

So how is that for the longest Follow Friday answer ever? How about y'all? What are your favorite authors? Do you get as flustered as I do around your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know, so I can stop by to check out your blog as well!


  1. Love your answer ;-)

    New follower via GFC!

    Here's our FF

    Happy Friday!


  2. hahahahha I can see that happening to me too. Richelle Mead is awesome!! Hope you have a good friday :)

    Here's my FF!

  3. Aw you met Stephanie! So jealous. :)

    And I absolutely adored your answer!

    New follower!
    Here's my FF. ♥
    Check my giveaway of THE VICIOUS DEEP!

  4. LOL!! That sounds familiar. Yup, that's pretty much how it would go for me and my favorite authors. :)

    I'm a new gfc follower. :) please stop by my FF if you can.

  5. Hahaha, you made me laugh. I think I will react the same way with my favorite writer :p I think I will freak them out.

  6. OMG I love your post!!! You made me laugh when I'm not feeling to good so thanks for that!! :) I hope you had a great day and have a great weekend!!

    Happy Reading

  7. Bwahahahahahaha. I can totally see that happening to me - The second scenario, that is.

    Patricia // My Hop

  8. Hopping through. It was so cool meeting Stephanie on her recent tour. I could barely refrain from getting on my knees to beg for her to hurry up Isla.
    New follower!
    My Hop

    1. I knowww! I'm so excited for Isla. We got Stephanie to talk a little about that (and her project after Isla!) when I saw her in NYC last month. It would be worth getting a job at Penguin just so I could get some sneak peeks..

      Ahh! Can't wait.

  9. I'm kind of terrified this is exactly what will happen to me if/when I meet one of my favorite authors.

    New follower.

    Thanks for following on my FF!

  10. I love your little chat! it's really nice!

    I'm a new follower, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. OMG I love Richelle Mead too! I would probably go out of my mind with excitement if I ever got the chance to meet her! Thanks for visiting and I'm following you back :) Happy reading!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  12. HAHA that's going to be me at any book signing too don't worry! Either that or I will barely say a word lol.

    Here’s my FF post

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm two days after you! I'm on the 15th!

  14. Found you through the hop and loling at your answer! I hope you'll stop by Patch of Sky, too. I'd love to interact with you more.

  15. I am laughing hysterically at this, because I can TOTALLY picture myself doing it. Actually, I have done it. When I met Brandon Mull, James Dashner, and Shannon Hale, I'm pretty sure I drooled a lot and had a vacant stare going on. Luckily, they seemed to realize that I was harmless and just in superfan mode.

    Great post!!

    Following via GFC.

  16. I LOVED your answer, Kelsey! It cracked me up, and with all the papers I've been writing lately, I can definitely use all the humor I can get!

    New follower here! And DO let me know what you think of Brightly Woven when you finish it. I hope you enjoy it, but I want to hear your thoughts either way! :)

  17. LOL! Loved it! Must likely I'd go with understandable gibberish as well. ;) New GFC follower. :)

  18. Loved the answer :D. That is probably what I would do if I met Richelle Mead as well. Love her.

    Following you back and thanks for visiting my FF.

  19. I cracked up at that answer! I'd probably do the same thing around my favorite author, unfortunately. :( But hey, at least you got to meet them, right? ;) Thanks for following me, I'm following back and have an awesome weekend! :)

  20. LOL! Cute answer :) Thanks for stopping by my blog

  21. Haha love your answer! Just wanted to stop by saying thanks for checking my blog. To return the favor I followed you via GFC.
    Happy Sunday!
    -Grace @ Paging Through Life

  22. That's so cute! I'm pretty sure I would react the same way.

    Returning the follow :)

  23. Hahaha nice! Yup, I'd absolutely freak out if it were to come down to it LOL

    Following you back :)


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