Ok, I haven't even finished answering some of the questions from the last Weekly Geeks I tried to participate in, but I can't NOT do this one! It looks like such fun. I'm sad Dewey will be offline for a week or two, but I hope she knows how we all enjoy her weekly assignments nonetheless.
1. Photos of your favorite author(s).
I have far too many to post for this one. So I'll sample 3 -
Lucy Maud Montgomery, who is dear to my heart, and will always be my "favourite" author of all. (here at age 10)
José Saramago, whose genius astonishes me and whose books I am always eager to get my hands on.
And a new author, whose first book I loved and who may become one of my favourite authors as she writes more, Olga Grushin. (author of The Dream Life of Sukhanov)
2. Photo(s) of the author(s) of the book(s) you’re currently reading.
David Helwig's Saltsea:
3. Photo(s) of any author(s) you’ve met in person (even very briefly).
I've met a lot of authors, so I'm going to share just a couple of my hometown acquaintances. First, the very well known Jane Urquhart, who I think is a great writer and is a really nice person, too.
Second, there's a personal friend, Virgil Burnett. He's probably better known as a sculptor and/or illustrator, but he's written one of my favourite books ever, Towers at the Edge of a World, and has just this summer published a novel called Scarbo Edge. It's set in Ontario and will most likely be one of my Canadian Book Challenge II Reads. He's also a delightful man; extremely intelligent, full of great stories, who has been very kind both to me and to my shy husband.
4. A youtube of (an) author(s) you’ve heard speak.
While hearing Margaret Atwood speak at charity dinner was amazing, I've decided to post a video of her which highlights her amusing side. There are hundreds of videos on youtube of Atwood being interviewed and lecturing; I happen to really enjoy her voice and her wry delivery, so if you do too, please take some time and explore some of those videos. People don't always think of her as funny, however, so I'm posting one of my faves from a Canadian weekly satire show called Rick Mercer's Monday Report. (a great show on its own) Here's Margaret Atwood describing the finer points of being a goalie --
5. Any photo(s) you may have of yourself with an author.
This will be added in a day or two; I have to find and scan one!
6. A photo of the author of the book you’ve most recently finished
Here's Dean Koontz, author of Odd Hours -- both with hair, and without...
7. Photos of the hottest author(s)!
It's kind of hard to think of an author who I'd consider 'hot'...but here goes! Two similar fellows, one British (that accent itself is hot), Edward Docx
and one Canadian, Evan Solomon.