Thursday, 14 October 2010

Revolution blog tour: Jennifer Donnelly's Fantasy Dinner Party!

I'm today's stop on the Revolution UK blog tour where author Jennifer Donnelly will be talking about her fantasy dinner party guests. Read on to find out more.  I loved Revolution - it's a wonderful book, and one that I'd recommend to anybody.



BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.


Fantasy dinner party - What do you think of Jennifer's choices?


Louis XIV
Why? Have you ever seen pictures? Dude was hot. And a king.

Beethoven
If he came, I’d have the music covered. No need for the Ipod.

Abraham Lincoln
I’d tell him that the Gettysburg Address is one of the most beautiful things ever written, and how much it still means to his countrymen and women, and that it’s pure and perfect, and that I can never make it to the last sentence without bawling. And I’d ask him how he got so much truth, beauty, and resolve into only ten sentences.

Elizabeth I
Can you imagine? I’d want to know all about Leicester. I’d ask her to give us the Armada speech. I’d swoon over her jewels and ask her how to deal with unruly critics, but I wouldn’t have the heart to tell her that beheading them is no longer an option.

James Joyce
Because he’s my favorite writer of all time, and I’d love to be able to tell him so.

Jennifer Donnelly's Fantasy Dinner Party!

You might also like to read: My review of Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.
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Next  stop on the Revolution blog tour is Chicklish - make sure you stop by to see what they have in store!

6 comments :

  1. All of the choices are great. But favorite is Elizabeth I . I have always been fascinated by her.

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  2. great people to have over for dinner! beethoven and queen elizabeth i--great combination.

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  3. Hello! I just thought I'd stop by and catch up with the Revolution blog tour. Great post - I loved reading it! (And I love your site!)

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  4. Louis XIV, huh?? I wouldn't have thought... Thanks for the great interview! I can't wait to read the book!

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  5. Great idea for a guest post! I like her picks.

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  6. Love her choices, especially Beethoven. (He's one of my favourite composers) Fantastic guest post - love the idea of fantasy dinner party guests!

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