Authors You've Met and Whether You Liked Them

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. "Author Day" was an annual tradition during my time at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, NJ. One year we had Jerry Spinelli, who wrote Maniac Magee. Paula Danziger was the next headliner. I remember she told us one of her former students was a kid named Ian Ziering, who was on this new show that was starting to get some attention. Tell us about authors you've met—whether you were at a school assembly, book signing, in line at Starbucks, or babysitting their kids.

2. If you could recast one role in any TV show (past or present) that you already really enjoy, which role would you choose?

3. Earlier today, Miss Cellania told us about the small Arkansas town that unveiled a statue to commemorate the time The Beatles changed planes there in 1964. Let's pretend you were tasked with running your town's Monuments to Important Local History Construction Committee. What event — major or minor — would you pay tribute to? What would the statue look like?

Have a great weekend!

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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