Today I was reading Maggie Alderson's blog, Maggie Alderson's Style Notes, which I regularly do as I am a big fan of her books and columns. I got to the bottom of the page, past the comments and saw a link to her instagram account.
You can imagine my next move. Of course, I grabbed my phone and hunted her down, started following her and then looked at every single one of her pictures (in my defence, there is not a huge amount of them). After which I felt like a bit of a stalker.
I'm not a trashy magazine, celebrity loving sort of gal. When asked that question of "Which three famous people would you invite to your dinner party?" I cannot instantly rattle off ten names, protesting my inability to narrow it down any further.
However, I have realised I am a bit of an author stalker. Of the three 'celebrities' I follow via social media, all of them are authors. I realised this this morning after I finished stalking Maggie Alderson.
I follow her blogs (she has two) and now her on instagram. I also follow Zoe Foster on instagram. And I first read her books because Maggie Alderson had done a front cover blurb on one of them. Also, she is incredibly hilarious, has great beauty tips and Meowbert is awesome. I don't yet read her blog because I feel I would be tempted to just buy all of the beauty products she recommends. And that would cost lots of money. Of course, now that I have opened her blog so I could link it here I am destined to the failure of ever paying off my credit card.
My third author stalkee is Patrick Rothfuss, the author of The Name of the Wind, which after my first read, instantly became my most favouritest book of all time EVER. What a storyteller than man is. I read his blog and follow him on facebook. Each post is like a short story. Totally excellent, completely satisfying.
Not including the Australian blog world celebrities of which I follow a couple via their blogs and/or instagram, I don't follow any others. No actors, models, sports stars. And that's not to say I don't enjoy a movie, a bit of fashion or watching a game of sport (preferably cricket) on tv. I totally do. We have four drawers of movies here and two shelves of tv shows on dvd. It is MR's thing. And it is perfect to crochet alongside of a movie.
So it is interesting, but not overly surprising for me to note I am an author fan. Maybe those three people would be the ones I would invite to a dinner party? Poor Patrick Rothfuss might feel a bit out of place... (although, reading his blog, I really don't think he would be at all)
Do you follow any celebrities via social media? Who? Are they all of a particular genre?