Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to Judge an Author Part 2

We had so much fun with this last month, I thought I'd do another. I showed my kids the following author and asked them, What kind of books does she write? Historical fiction. What makes you think she writes that? First I thought she looked like she writes psychotic things (the way she's tilting her head and smiling, and the way her neck has little lines) but that would be mean, so historical fictions came out of my mouth. Wow. I have those little lines, too. I should make sure I don't tilt my head when I smile. This is YA romance author Meg Cabot, famous in our family for The Princess Diaries.

What kind of books does he write? Horror. And why do you think he writes horror? Because of his sad eyes and funny hair and eyebrows, and he's a man. I've written a little horror. Does that mean I have sad eyes and funny eyebrows? This is actually well known, prolific suspense author, James Patterson. His upcoming book is Kill Me If You Can, to be released August 29th. I haven't read any of his work. Have you? How do you like it? Sometimes when I read prolific authors, all their books start looking the same - though I still enjoy them.

What kind of books does he write? He doesn't look scary enough to write horror, and romance novels just sounds funny for him. What does he write? He's the author of The Lightning Thief. He is?! Yes. This is Rick Riordan whose most recent work The Throne of Fire came out last May. Have you read his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series? My daughter loved it, but admitted she was disappointed with the movie for not following the book well enough.

What kind of books does she write? She looks nice. Umm...Science fiction because the look about her face - she could write about aliens. She looks slightly like one in disguise. *laughs* These are the thoughts I usually keep to myself. I promise. I'm not making these up. This is YA contemporary fiction author Sara Zarr who wrote Once Was Lost, which I just read and loved, and personally I don't think she looks like an alien in disguise.

11 comments:

Al said...

Fun once again.

I am really bad at guessing I must say. 1/4 was my score!

Miranda Hardy said...

I love these posts. Your kids are awesome, although off the mark.

Loree Huebner said...

Very funny!

If I ever have a book that sells, I'm going to be very careful about my photo. I don't want my historical fiction lines to show.

Catherine Lavoie said...

Hilarious, as always! You should make this a regular series! lol

Laura Marcella said...

LoL, so cute! I want to do this for my nieces and nephews and see what they think now.

Laraine Eddington said...

I am so bad at guessing I tend to make up outrageous genres like historical science fiction writer.

Angie said...

So cute. Not scary-looking enough to write horror. And Sara Zarr as an alien in disguise. LOL

Carolyn V said...

LOL! That's awesome. It's hard to judge a writer by their expression. I'd name a few more, but I'd probably get myself into trouble. hee hee.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Wow! All based on looks. I wonder what people would say I write based on how I look. Great idea.

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Brianna said...

This was great! Judging an author by appearance works about as well as judging a book by its cover uh?