February 4, 2013

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Happy Tuesday!  Well, I took the month of January off from blogging here.  I figure it's time I get back into the roll of things, but I want to add something new to the blog.  So I'm going to start a new Tuesday activity, called "Inquiring Minds Want to Know", at least for now.  Basically, I'll ask a question each Tuesday and anyone can answer, reader or author alike, though some questions may be geared just toward authors.  Today's question isn't, so feel free to answer in the comment section.  Also, if you're author, be sure to add a link to your website, blog or facebook page.

What one person, living or dead, would you like to spend an afternoon conversing with? What would you ask them?

Lydia Marie Child

Sophia Brahe

Alexander Hamilton

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. ~Doug Ivester 


Regencyresearcher said...

I am torn between Lord Byron and Jane Austen , though Sarah Lady Lylleton ( nee Lady Sarah Spencer) would be helpful on some of the social questions to which we can't find adequate answers.

Sandy L. Rowland said...

Because of my current WIP, I could gain from a chat with a few members of the Roman Inquisition. I'd like a wide variety of answers about the political structure and the Catholic church in the 1560's.

I'm sure there is plenty to be had that wasn't recorded.


Paty Jager said...

I would like to visit with either the old or the young Chief Joseph to learn more about the tribe and how they were so wise to try and work with the whiteman when so many before only fought. And how they felt when they were so betrayed.


Teri Thackston said...

I'd love to spend an afternoon with Gene Kelly--in addition to chatting, maybe he'd dance with me!

Celia Yeary said...

I wouldn't want anyone so grand or ancient. LaVyrle Spencer is my choice--she's about my age but 'retired' from writing a long time ago. WHY?...would be my question. With her talent and way of telling romances, I'd read anything she wrote. She has made the statement as to why she retired, that "I want to work in my garden. Plus every book I wrote took so much out of me."
I believe that--they are so emotional. And I have a copy of every book she wrote.
Good question.

Caroline Clemmons said...

What a hard question, Anna Kathryn. I guess mine would be someone from my family, maybe my dad. He died before I could ask him a lot of questions about his family and himself. He's the one who started my interest in the old West with his stories of his family coming to Texas from Georgia. He died in 1972, and I still miss him.

Ashley McCook said...

Oh, excellent! Stephen King and Marilyn Monroe please. I wish it was because I have something deep and meaningful to discuss with them but since Stephen King is one of my favourite authors, I'd just really like to chat about books and writing with him. And Marilyn? Such a beautiful, misunderstood woman and a wonderful actress - I'd love to hear first-hand what her life was really like.


Lyn Horner said...

Great question, Anna! I love this new feature.

Gosh, there are so many historical figures I'd love to meet. Right now, because my WIP is set mostly on the Kiowa Reservation in 1876, I would choose one of the Kiowa chiefs who fought to keep their people free. There were several: Satanta, Satank, Big Bow and Lone Wolf, to name just a few. They were viewed by white settlers as vicious savages, but they are revered by their Kiowa descendents.

Linda LaRoque said...

I would have to say my maternal grandmother. She was the sweetest, kindest person I've ever known. I'd like to know more about her growing up years, what life was like when she married my grandpa and learn more about our family history.

I dream of her a lot and she's been dead fifty years. I don't feel I had enough time with her.

Tanya Hanson said...

I'd like to meet Rosa Parks. I think she is one of the bravest persons ever.

A non-famous one would be my grandma. I miss her so much.


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, everyone. I love reading your comments about who you'd like to spend an afternoon talking with. One person I'd like to meet is Alexander Hamilton, but he'd probably find me boring, lol. He was a brilliant man and the U.S. Constitution as well as the federal government is what it is because of him. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.