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03 August 2011

Author's Choice--If you had to choose...


Ever wonder what a writer thinks about other genres, authors, and books? Let's find out! I put together some fun questions for our Clash of the Titles authors, as well as our current anonymous Clashing authors. Some of their answer surprised me. Others made me chuckle, or made me think about my own motives.

Here they are!

If you had to choose... 


...to do only one of these for the rest of your life, which would it be? Read or write?

Amanda Flower-- Read- I write because I was reader first.
Lisa Lickel-- I’ve written twenty-five novels so far, published five of them and hope that’s not it, and it’s not like I feel I’ve written everything I wanted to...but between Kindle and my p-tbr-pile, there’s well over a hundred books just calling to be read.
Jennifer Slattery- Write, definitely, because that's when I feel God's presence strongest. I also process through my writing, whether penning articles, devos, blog posts or novels. So I imagine if I quit writing, I'd have horrendous therapy bills!
Gail Pallotta--  It would be extremely hard not to read, but I'd write because I feel that God can use my writing, even if it's in a small way.
Michelle Massaro-- mmm, read. That's why I write and it's also a whole lot easier! Lol

...only one genre to read for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Amanda Flower-- Mystery- I'm a huge mystery fan.
Lisa Lickel-- Ouch! Hit a girl where it hurts. Fantasy.
Author of Excerpt A-- History. I love science fiction, but I have a passion for history.
Jennifer Slattery-- Women's fiction. I love reading about characters ultra dependent on God's grace
Gail Pallotta--  I would read classic books that get at some truth about humanity.
Author of Excerpt B—Romantic Suspense


...only one author to read for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Amanda Flower-- Nevada Barr- Her description of the nationals parks is amazing.
Lisa Lickel-- Hmmm...besides you, of course...um...Mary Stewart.
Author of Excerpt A-- Jack London. He wrote a lot of man vs. nature kind of stories, which I enjoy a lot.
Jennifer Slattery-- Hm...I'll give three. I love CJ Darlington and the real-life issues she writes about, but I also loved Diana Prusik's debut novel, Delivery. Then there's Athol Dickson. Wow, that fella can write
Michelle Massaro-- C.S. Lewis. He has such a variety of books to read and they all contain such spiritual truths. Screwtape Letters, Chronicals of Narnia, Space Trilogy, Mere Christianity, I'd be all set.
Author of Excerpt B--  Tough one!  I'll go with Mary Higgins Clark

....only one book (in addition to the Bible) to read for the rest of your life, which would it be? 

Gail Pallotta--  Other than the Bible, I rarely read a book more than once, but My all-time favorite book is An American Tragedy.
Author of Excerpt A-- Drat, you took away my answer. Since I can't pick the Bible, I would say Homer's, The Illiad.
Michelle Massaro-- Could I choose the whole set of Narnia books? If not, I'd have to go with Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. (hehe, is this answer a cheat?)
Author of Excerpt B-- The one that comes to mind first is Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson.

What about your COTT reader? What would your answers be to these same questions?


At the Clash of the Title Book Club this month, we're discussing COTT champ Delia Latham's novel, Destiny's Dream. Head over there and see what all the hype is about!

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5 comments:

Carrie L. Lewis said... Wednesday, 03 August, 2011

Looks like I'm the first to jump into this pool.

If I could either read or write for the rest of my life, what would it be?
Write, definitely! I can read what I write, after all, and I love to create. I also believe writing is one of my purposes on this old world, so how could I give it up?

What genre would I choose if I could read only one for the rest of my life?
That's a little tougher, but I'd pick mystery/suspense.

What author would you read if you could read only one for the rest of your life?
I'm going to have to go with C. S. Lewis and for the same reasons someone else cited. He has a great collection of titles from theological to fantasy.

What book would you choose if you could read only one book the rest of your life? (Bible excluded)
Wow. I don't know. That's a much more difficult choice. Any of Frank Peretti's books would a good choice, along with any of C. S. Lewis' books. To pick one title? I don't think I can do that!

April W Gardner said... Wednesday, 03 August, 2011

Hi Carrie! Def can't give up on God's calling on your life. You'll just HAVE to write. :-)
C.S. Lewis is a great choice. I'm with ya though. Couldn't pick just one either! If absolutely forced to choose though, I'd have to say Jane Austin.

jennifer said... Thursday, 04 August, 2011

Carrie, I like Peretti and Lewis, too! And I know you love to create. I've read your writing and seen your paintings. You are a very gifted woman whose heart is centered on Christ.

Joanne Sher said... Thursday, 04 August, 2011

Oooh - VERY tough questions!

If I could either read or write for the rest of my life, what would it be? Oh boy. I guess read.


What genre would I choose if I could read only one for the rest of my life?
Again, tough. I like SUCH a variety. One of my first thoughts was writing craft books - but if I'm not writing, that's kinda silly, eh? LOL I guess historicals.

What author would you read if you could read only one for the rest of your life? Hmmm - maybe Max Lucado?

What book would you choose if you could read only one book the rest of your life? (Bible excluded) These are so, SO hard! Oooooh my!I just have absolutely NO idea.

April W Gardner said... Thursday, 04 August, 2011

LOL, Joanne! Thanks for the early morning chuckle. Yes, they're tough questions (did you notice I didn't answer them? Grin) Max Lucado is a good one, although I agree--I could never decide on just one book. Pilgrim's Progress maybe??

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