Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Five!

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five

1. Name a woman author you very much love to read.

Well, I love Barbara Brown Taylor, but so does almost everyone else. I confess my favorite reads are women detectives by women authors. Julia Spencer Fleming does a great job with her Episcopalian priest/murder mystery series. Marcia Muller and Sue Grafton are classics. I'm discovering more and more. And I'm looking forward to reading Elaine Pagels' newest on Revelation.

2. Name a woman from the Bible with whom you would like to enjoy a nice long coffee talk.

Mary Magdalene, of course. I have a secret desire to write a biography of Bathsheba who wrote J. (Someone whose name escapes me at the moment asserted that a woman wrote J; who else but Bathsheba?)

3. Name a famous woman from history with whom you would like to have lunch.

As a teen, I loved Mary Queen of Scots, who I thought was unfairly executed by Elizabeth. Now I see her as simply stupid. So, I think I'd love to lunch with Elizabeth. And talk about how she managed men and power. Did she regret what she gave up; the choices she made? Did she realize that she was reigning at a cusp of history? Did she know Shakespeare was as great a playwright as he was?

4. Name a living famous or infamous woman with whom you would like to go out to dinner.

Hmmm, choosing a person to have dinner with involves choosing someone who is fun to be with, who can kick back and laugh. So, tho I'd love to have a conversation with Hillary Clinton or Madeline Albright, I'm not sure either has a sense of humor. I think it would be interesting to sit with Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman, but I think they, too, would be too uptight. Tina Fey comes to mind as the right combination of intelligence and great humor. I imagine I'd be laughing so hard that I wouldn't be worried about my diet.

5. If you could be SuperWoman (o.k., I know you already ARE) what three special powers would you like to have?

Three special powers. Flying (because I can't afford business class), the ability to speak any language (shoot, I'd like to be able to remember my little bits of Hebrew and Greek), can't think of a third.

And oh, yes, I'd like thin thighs and world peace.

9 comments:

Karla Miller said...

What a FUN play!!! I like the Julia Spencer Fleming series, and totally get your point about having dinner with someone fun. Tina Fey would be a hoot!
Thanks for playing!

Terri said...

I mentioned many of the same women you did....I like your choices a lot!

revhipchick said...

Tina Fey would be spectacularly fun and interesting! I loved reading your "whys". Great play!

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Teri said...

Tina Fey is a great choice for dinner! I think both Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth are complex characters who would be interesting to sit down with...especially if they could reflect in retrospect! great play!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

great insights along with your choices! like the idea of a fun dinner mate...

river song said...

about your comments regarding #4... wouldn't it be fun to discover the private person behind the public persona? I love being proved wrong! thanks for playing, peace!

Purple said...

Greek and Hebrew...oh yes...I knew those at one point.

Jan said...

I'm always ready for new mystery writers, so I am going to try Marcia Muller, whom I've never heard of. Mary Queen of Scots was always intriguing to me, too.