Ever have that wish that you could just meet the person that wrote that book, or works on that blog? This week's Top Ten Tuesday gives you a chance to let the world know which bookish people you'd love to meet! This week I, Tahleen, will go through my top choices. Really these might be more along the lines of bookish people I'd like to share a meal with, but you get the idea. (This might look remarkably similar to my Thanksgiving table top ten from last year. Please ignore this, and I will really really try to think of other people.)
1. Bill Bryson. I did meet him once, but it was very short (though he did shake my hand). I would love to sit down and have tea or dinner with him and talk about all sorts of things, which I'm sure would range from the everyday to the bizarre.
2. John Green. Another one I've technically met but, again, only for a few seconds. Long enough for him to tell me he liked my name! And to not to forget to be awesome of course.
3. Kate Beaton. Technically she writes comics, mostly about history, but you've got to be pretty bookish to know as much as she does and make funny stuff about it all.
4. Dolly Parton. Surprise! She's bookish! She created the Imagination Library in an effort to instill a love of reading into the children in her hometown, which expanded to a national program (for those who ask about it). Plus I just want to meet Dolly. I think she's fabulous.
5. My fellow Broke and the Bookish bloggers. I feel like I am the only one who hasn't met any of the ladies in TB&TB. I have been lucky enough to meet a few other bloggers in the community, but none of my copilots. (Sorry, no pic of everyone to put here!)
Julia here. I will add five more! Also, I second Tahleen's number 5. I haven't met anyone either. But you can see our pretty faces on the About Us page!
6. Tim Gunn! I love Tim Gunn. Both of his books I have read thus far (I even reviewed Gunn's Golden Rules), and I can't wait to get my hands on his new book, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible! He is such an interesting and smart man, and I really think we could have some really good conversations. If I did meet him, it would take me days to decide what to wear!
8. Eloisa James. One of my favorite romance novel authors ever. I think she creates and weaves together a story that is so unique and interesting, even if it is through Facebook posts! I love her writing, at 140 characters or 400 pages, and again tea time would be amazing. Especially if it were in Paris.
9. Sarah Wendell. SB-TB is one of my favorite romance novel websites out there. SB Sarah is an author and blogger, and someone I would love to sit and gush about current romance novels, trends, tropes or whatever. It would be quite a fun time!
10. Gail Carriger. We would have a smashing good time have tea and crumpets while talking about all things steampunk. I think meeting her would be super fun! (I was going to attempt to put in a steampunk joke, but my brain is falling quite flat ha).
So who are yours? Link it up below!!
Bill Bryson is AMAZING. I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but I love his travel books so so so much. And freaking JK Rowling, of course! Fantastic list :)ReplyDelete
Love your list! I had no idea Dolly Parton created that!ReplyDelete
I want to meet John Green more than anything. As for JK Rowling, I have met her, but it was at an airport. Not like we really got to talking there.ReplyDelete
I think it would be an amazing encounter! I am quite jealous!Delete
Love Bill Bryson. I'd love to meet him as well. And Dolly Parton seems like one of the nicest people ever. My husband jokes that he wishes she was his aunt.ReplyDelete
Also I was OVER THE MOON when Gail Carriger quoted me on her blog once. I didn't get to meet her, but correspondence with her back and forth after she quoted me was enough to send me into fits. What a very cool gal.
Great list. :)
I know exactly how you feel about the quoted thing! That happened to me once! Such a cool experience.Delete
Bill Bryson. Yes! He makes history so interesting, I imagine that a conversation with him must go off into several tangents, not that that's a bad thing with an author of his stature! Awesome list, and thanks for the great TTT prompt this week!ReplyDelete
I have met John Green. I would love to meet Bill Bryson and JK Rowling, too. I feel shy around authors, though, which is so weird for me.ReplyDelete
I have a feeling JK Rowling will be a popular one today. She's definitely at the top of my 'authors I want to meet' list. I love what you said about picking her brain - I've often thought that too. She's so fascinating, I'd just love to ask her questions and listen to her talk. :-)ReplyDelete
Ramblings of a Daydreamer
I love Gail Carriger's photo - she looks fun.ReplyDelete
I've got to echo Annabel here! Gail Carriger's photo is quite fun, no idea who she is, but she looks fun.ReplyDelete
Bill Bryson would be a great one to visit. So much has been written about JK Rowling, I decided to go a different way. This one made me think.ReplyDelete
J.K. Rowling is on my list too. Love her. And Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is awesome. :)ReplyDelete
This is a really great list :-)ReplyDelete
I've decided to sneak this Top Ten idea to the authors of Strange Chemistry and they've been picking their own TTT list, so today I've got Bryony Pearce talking about her top ten favourite books.
I haven't met any of the girls from TB&TB either! :( We must remedy this! So the big question really is: when are you guys all coming to Holland? ;)ReplyDelete
I didn't know Dolly Parton's bookish! That's awesome! :D
I'm game!! :DDelete
Love your list. I didn't know that Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library.ReplyDelete
Dolly Parton, no kidding! Oh and Tim Gunn, of course, I'd love to take him shopping with me.ReplyDelete
I'd love to meet Gail Carriger and J K too :)ReplyDelete
Yay! Dolly!! You're right she is bookish! Her reading program in Sevier County is awesome and she is wildly popular there (for many reasons but that is one!). Also when I worked at Dollywood over the summer in college I did get to meet her and she IS FABULOUS!!ReplyDelete
I totally want to meet John Green, JK, Tim Gunn, Eloisa & Gail :)ReplyDelete
John Green and JK Rowling made my list as well. I'd definitely love to meet Gail Carriger too!ReplyDelete
I have a few on my list too, John Green and Gail Carriger. They seem to be popular!ReplyDelete
Great picks! J.K. Rowling was on my list too! :DReplyDelete
JK Rowling is on my list as well and I really like how you questioned if she still hears stories from her characters....I bet she does!! Ahh I need to know now!!ReplyDelete
I bet she totally does, too.Delete
I have Bill Bryson on my list as well! He just seems like he would be really nice. And I don't know how I missed that Tim Gunn wrote a book; I would love to meet him too!ReplyDelete
Great list! I didn't know that about Dolly Parton that is really awesome :-)ReplyDelete
Yep...I've got JK Rowling too! There are soooo many more that could have been added. Good list idea!ReplyDelete
Great list! I didn't know that about Dolly Parton either, but it reminded me to put Nathan Fillion, the actor from Castle and one of the founders of the non-profit Kids Need to Read, on my own list!ReplyDelete
Hi there, first time participating, looks fun! Have a great Tuesday!ReplyDelete
I didn't know that about Dolly Parton but that is so cool! J.K. Rowling and John Green are on my list too. Great choices!ReplyDelete
Great list! I'd love to meet JK Rowling too! She's on my list!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, yes, Kate Beaton! I hadn't thought of Bill Bryson but he'd be a great pic, too.ReplyDelete
Oh, Tim Gunn! I haven't read his books, but I'd love LOVE to meet him! :)ReplyDelete
His books are really great. The first one is a fashion guide, the second a memoir, and this new one a history of clothes. The best part? Tim Gunn is my own personal narrator in my head when I read them.Delete
I like your list and would have never known about Dolly's library! Tim Gunn is unexpected and cool.ReplyDelete
I would love to hear JK Rowling talk too. I wouldn't need to really participate in the conversation (probably too nervous to do that). Although I would love to hear her talk about HP, I would gladly listen to her talk about anyting. Even tunafish. I'm sure she would make it awesome, and probably a bit funny, too.ReplyDelete
I think pretty anyone who saw/read HP would be interested in meeting JK Rowling and picking her brain. I'm also intrigued to talk to Suzanne Collins about the HG world, especially because she's managed to stay out of the limelight so far. There are too many awesome bloggers that I'd love to have a bookish themed sleepover with, including all of you ladies! Seriously, it would be such an awesome mess. Great picks!ReplyDelete
I can't believe I didn't think of Suzanne Collins!!Delete
She's definitely got that "mystery" thing going on due to her lack of interviews and publicity--I totally dig it!Delete
My first time participating! Yay!ReplyDelete
Excellent choices! I love Dolly Parton, too!ReplyDelete
Love Tim Gunn..what do you think of this season of Project Runway?ReplyDelete
In a sad state of sadness, I haven't watched this season. Stupid work/time zone changes making me forget about TV.Delete
What do you think?
I never would have thought of Dolly Parton, but you're right - she's done all of good for her home. My daughter and I just watched 9 to 5 - love her!ReplyDelete
Ok, I think I may be the only person left on the planet that has not read the Harry Potter books. From all the good reviews that I have seen I think maybe I should read them.ReplyDelete
I never knew that Dolly Parton was bookish and and that she had started this program. WOW! That is cool!
Nancy @ The Avid Reader
I *may* meet John Green this weekend, which will be pretty darn awesome. And I hope against hope that I meet J.K. Rowling in the future!ReplyDelete
Apparently I need to read a Gail Carriger book! I love Steampunk! :) JKRowling is on our list too! She would be epic! Great list! Happy reading.ReplyDelete
Top 10 @Libby Blog
Awesome topic! The only person that our lists shared is J.K.Rowling.ReplyDelete
This topic was interesting. I really have never thought about it before. I didn't think of J.K. Rowling.ReplyDelete
I wish I had thought of Bill Bryson and Dolly Parton! :)ReplyDelete
I went with my own topic this week. late again...ReplyDelete
I would totally LOVE to meet John Green!!ReplyDelete
I met John Green, for about two seconds as well, and then he ran from a flock of girls who also wanted his autograph. ::Swoon::ReplyDelete
Found this through a friend's blog and just had to jump on the wagon. Unfinished series are, unfortunately, a pretty frequent thing for me lolReplyDelete
thanks for sharing..ReplyDelete