Top Ten Bookish People I Would LOVE To Meet
Hi everyone, it’s Allison!
When April asked if I could take of the reins and do this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I told her that I would try to put something together after I got home from work at 11pm. I thought it would be easy to create a post about bookish people I want to meet. I was wrong! It was so hard for me to figure out who I wanted to meet, and why especially when I kept thinking that I’ve already been so lucky with the experiences I’ve had of meeting bookish people and that I shouldn’t be too greedy. Alas, in the end I was able to pull something together, and split it into two separate sections. Here we go:
Since 2010 April has dragged me (more than willingly most of the time) to several book events (at the fabulous Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY) where I have had the privilege to meet many amazing authors such as Jennifer Donnolly, E. Lockhart, Jessica Martinez, Roseanne Perry, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Gretchen McNeil, Sheela Chari , Lauren Oliver, Kate Ellison, and Kristin Cashore. This year I also attended BEA where I was lucky enough to meet/see a few more amazing authors including Lenore Appelhans, Ruta Sepetys, John Green, Chris Colfer, Lois Lowry, Jane Seymour, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Libba Bray. I consider myself very lucky to have met all these wonderful writers. Are there more that I would love to meet one day? Of course! My list of authors that I love and admire is forever growing and forever changing. Here are a few that I would love to meet if I were ever given the chance:
Why?: This woman is a QUEEN of fantasy witting. I would love to be able to meet her even if it was just to say ‘thank you’ for creating such magical stories. Of course, I’d have to remember how to speak first.
Why?: As many of you know, I loved her debut novel Auracle, and I think it would be awesome meet the woman behind the book. Especially after the amount of times I have talked with her on twitter. She’s super nice!
Why?: I would really like to ask her how her psychological background influences her work. I think it’s really interesting how she makes the worlds mesh together so well. Also, I would love to tell her in person how much I loved Freaks Like Us.
Why?: To be able to discuss The Book Thief with its original creator would be beyond amazing. There are so many questions I would love to ask him. Or well actually…it would just be nice to have a signed copy of the book since I would probably forget how to speak the moment I saw him.
Ann M. Martin
Why?: The Babysitters Club was a HUGE part of my childhood. My younger self would be ecstatic if I ever got to meet its creator and thank her for giving me something to enjoy when I was younger.
Why?: She is another author that would make my younger self very happy if I ever got to meet her and thank her for giving me something to enjoy when I was younger. Her series The Pony Pals filled my elementary school years with smiles, laughter, a love for horses, and a fine understanding of the gift of friendship.
I was pretty lucky when I attended BEA 2012 because I was able to meet and/or be introduced to quite a few amazing bloggers. I’d list them all here but I’m afraid I would accidentally forget someone. Suffice to say that between the fabulous conversations about books and life, the alcohol, the Pinkberry, the trips to the post office, the NYC food, and all the other wonderful BEA-related times, they will always have a special place in my memories and in my heart. I hope to see all of them some day soon! However, that being said there are still some bloggers that I am still really wanted to meet. They include:
Asheley from Into the Hall of Books
Why?: She always leaves the nicest comments on my reviews. Seriously whenever I get an email that says that I have a new comment from her, a big smile appears on my face because I know that I am going to love the comment. I would love to sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and discuss books and life with her someday!
Allison from The Allure of Books
Why?: I love meeting people who have the same name as me especially when they spell it the same way. Also, she loves the Princess Bride, and seems like a really awesome person, and a good person to discuss books and life with.
Kelsey from Slush Sleuth
Why?: I don’t know what it is but I get the feeling that Kelsey and I would have a really fun time together if we ever met. Also, I’m pretty sure we enjoy a lot of the same movies, and can quote them word for word. Oh, and I think the book conversations would be pretty awesome too!
Rachelia from Bookish Comforts
Why?: I really enjoyed answering her interview questions and seeing her answers to April’s questions. I think we really do have a lot in common and it would be so much fun to able to sit down and talk to her about everything in person one day.
So now that I’ve admitted some of my bookish need-to-meets, who is on your list?
Let me know in the comments and be sure to drop me a link to your Top 10 list!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.