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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?

#BookishBlogHops Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?


It's time for another Bookish Blog Hop! 


That's right for the whole month of June, I'll be touring the web with my blog blogging buddies from the Bookish Blog Hops group. We'll be answering a wide variety of bookish questions over the next 30 days. 

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#BookishBlogHops Summer Hop 1st-30th June 2019


But now on today's question... 

Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?


This is a tough question because there’s so many great books that I would love to be able to say I’d written. There’s obvious ones like the Harry Potter series or the Percy Jackson series. Both awesome and incredibly popular. Who wouldn’t want to be reasonable for their creation?

Then there’s series like Me Before You, that was so emotional. Jojo Moyes had me feeling all the feels with these books. Or Ethan Cross with his Shepherd series that is, in my opinion, some of the best thriller work I’ve ever read.

And don't get me started on the works of writers like William Shakespeare... Do you realise how many words and phrases that guy invented that we all use today? Absolute legend!

I wish I could write as well as all of these awesome authors. Each has a particular skill set and all are amazing talented.



Here's what the rest of the gang had to say:


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I wouldn’t say ‘wish I had written’, but maybe ‘hope to write something like’ Dame Agatha Christie’s or Sir Arthur Doyle’s kind of writing. They have written such powerful stories in such simple setting - it is an inspiration to me.

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@View She Writes. Great answer! They are both phenomenal authors. For me though, I would have to say that I wish I had written The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. There is little dispute that J.R.R. Tolkein is the father of modern fantasy.  Without him there would be no Robert Jordan, David Eddings or George R.R. Martin. Game of Thrones wouldn’t be a show that cause Facebook Riots. I would venture to say that almost all quest based fantasy can be traced to him in some fashion… even Harry, Percy and Katniss.

#BookishBlogHops Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?

There are so many books that I enjoy and would love to either have written, or even just be able to write similarly. My favorites would include Harry Potter and Sense and Sensibility, I think. Harry Potter because Rowling did such an amazing job of creating a world that I could picture. The characters became real! With Sense and Sensibility, Austen was able to take the world around her and show a slice of life with humor and frustration all mixed in together. She created characters that we loved and loathed and showed just how unfair life could be just for being born a woman. I would love to be that clever!

#BookishBlogHops Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?

If I could write a book like Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, I would be very happy. I love the intricately detailed settings that completely transport the reader to another place. The characters are also realistic and relatable, but somehow creepy and mysterious, to keep you wanting more.


For our next stop you can find us at https://lovelyaudiobooks.info/ where we'll be answering the question "Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover?"


#BookishBlogHops Which Book Do You Wish You'd Written?

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  1. Great post. I have several people that I wish I could write like, JK Rowling, Kate Morton, Meredith Wild, John Sanford.
    I guess that is why it is an art.

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    1. I think it was Ernest Hemingway that said writing is an art where no one ever becomes a master (not a direct quote but it was something like that 😉). So very true.

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  2. This is a fun article, Jo. I am sure I am going to have fun Blog hopping

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    1. It's great to have you with us. The Bookish Blog Hops gang is a fun bunch and with each question we get to know each other a little bit more. They also give great suggestions of books. My tbr list grows with every blog hop we do 😉

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  3. I think we mentioned or pulled out almost all of my favorite classic authors, well except The Bronte's. Now if it was poem not book I would have said Rudyard Kipling's The Female of the Species"

    Ok I feel better got them all out there;)

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    1. Haha yes, so many more that could be added to this list. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was a favourite of mine too. Another that comes to mind is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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  4. This was such a fun topic for a post! Loved everyone's answers.

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    1. I agree. I loved reading everyone's answers to this one. So interesting seeing which books and authors others rate so highly.

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  5. Great answers ladies, I have no idea what I would have picked. I am way more a reader than a writer

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    1. Hi Fee :) Choosing is hard. There's so many great writers out there.

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  6. My immediate thought was Harry Potter, but there's no way I could have done that. The world she built was so amazing. Have any of you been to Universal? Can you imagine being the type of author where a theme park devotes an entire section to your world? When I first took my son, his jaw dropped and he said "It's just like the books."

    Anyway, I wish I could have written the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. It's my favorite series (even though I'm really far behind). I connected with those characters so much more than in most ongoing series that I read.

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    1. I totally agree. Being able to create a world so real, and detailed, that they make it in real life takes huge talent. JK Rowling did an amazing job with the Harry Potter series. Even the smaller stuff. Those little things like a spell, or a drink/food. She really made it all come to life.

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  7. I just want to give Kim credit. Rebecca, while a WONDERFUL book is so little read! Great answer!

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    1. I've not read it myself but now feel like I should.

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  9. One of my favorite authors is Melissa Foster and I've read so many of her books that I wish I'd written. Of course, Harry Potter, too ;)

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