Top Ten Bookish People You Want to Meet (authors, bloggers, etc.)
Where to start? My mind has already compiled a list that could easily make this Top Thirty Bajillion Tuesday, but in an effort not to get too carried it away, I'll limit it to ten (ish). Okay, I got a lot more carried away than that and cheated a bit:
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or
a book long enough to suit me. - C. S. Lewis
2. All the people I connect with in the blogosphere and on Twitter: Colin Smith, Erin L. Schneider, Sara Biren, Katy Upperman, Rebecca Behrens, Miss Cole Burke, Liz Parker, Alison Miller, Robin Moran, Juliana Haygert, Kat Owens, Stephanie Scott, Tracey Neithercott, and SO many more that I'm sure I'm forgetting, but this list is already ridiculously long.
And then there are the folks behind blogs I love to follow for a variety of reasons: the girls over at Forever Young Adult (they're always good for a laugh), Janice Hardy (a phenomenal source of writing tips), and many more.
(This feels like an acknowledgements page or an Oscar acceptance speech.)
Authors (Dead & Alive)
3. Laini Taylor
This woman is fantastic in so many ways, and don't even get me started on her writing. Plus, her blog is quirky and so much fun. You should really visit it.
4. Stephanie Perkins
So spunky, funny, and a seriously talented writer. Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door are two of my all-time favourites.
5. C. S. Lewis
His Chronicles of Narnia series is still one of my favourites after all these years. He seems like he would have been such an interesting person to sit and have tea with. Or a pint at a pub. We'd talk about Aslan and Narnia and even theology.
6. Charlotte Brontë
My favourite book of all time is Jane Eyre, and I'd love to meet the woman behind the book. Then again, I'd probably just turn into a blithering idiot fangirl, which is far from flattering. I'd let her know how much I liked Villette too because it doesn't get nearly as many props as it deserves.
7. Jane Austen
This woman wrote with so much tongue in cheek humour and razor sharp wit and meeting her would be awesome. I'd ask if she's a Colin Firth fan. I'd also like to tell her (tactfully) how I like Persuasion so much more than Pride and Prejudice.
8. J. K. Rowling
Who wouldn't want to pick this woman's brain?! She's a genius as far as I'm concerned, and I will always consider her one of the best authors I've ever read. I'd ask her for tips on world-building because she's quite clearly a pro at it.
9. Charles Dickens
Talk about one of the greats. While Dickens works were social commentaries, his writing was riddled with wit and humour. Take his character names, for instance. There are many funny ones, but my faves are Wackford Squeers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Uriah Heep, and of course, Ebenezer Scrooge. This guy had way too much fun, and I'd love to chat with him.
10. Agents like Joanna Volpe, Vickie Motter, Suzie Townsend, Kristin Nelson, Sara Megibow, and so many more. This meeting would be especially great if it was because one of these wonder women was offering representation.
How about you? Who is the number one bookish person you would love to meet?