Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the The Broke and the Bookish and it's where you post a Top Ten list according to a bookish theme. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Bookish People You Want to Meet (authors, bloggers, etc)
1. Stephen King - I idolize King. I have loved every single one of his books that I have read so far, and I've read A LOT of his stuff. My mom read him to me when I was in the womb. He's my favorite author, and I think I would go into shock if I met him, but it should happen. In a haunted house or abandoned junkyard with a demon dog. I can't picture him in a Starbucks or Panera.
2. J.K. Rowling - She's going to be on a lot of Top Ten lists this week, but what Harry Potter fan wouldn't want to meet the author behind such a wonderful series? If I could name the location of where our rendezvous would take place, it would be The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland where she worked on scenes for her book. My friend told me there is Harry Potter decorations in the bathroom only.
3. Sylvia Plath - I'm going to cheat and say I now have the power to resurrect the dead. Plath is, if not my favorite poet, one of my favorite poets to have ever lived. I would love to meet and get inside her head a little. See what makes her tick, what everyday conversation would be like with the author of The Bell Jar (one of my favorite books ever). I imagine she would seem happier than you would expect. We could go for a bike ride because people are always less depressed when they release endorphins.
4. J.R.R. Tolkien - Please come back to life. I want to talk with you about The Shire and have you teach me Elvish. And you could tell me where the Entwives went. It bugs me. I wrote a short story on it, but it still bugs me. I want to know your brillant mind because you were obviously a genius. We could bake cookies in your kitchen or walk through a forest and pretend we're in Middle Earth.
5. Edgar Allan Poe - Apparently, I love hanging out with the Debbie Downers, but Poe and I would meet in a dark manor (like the House of Usher), preferably with a raven watching over us. And I would try to make him smile. And I'd show him my Poe finger puppet. I think he'd love that.
6. The Bronte sisters - I'd love to have dinner by candlelight with these gals in an old, neglected English mansion. Or walk along the moors and talk about depressing things. I'm sure they have all sorts of dark secrets and torrid fantasies. I wonder what their love lives were really like.
7. Jane Austen - To meet the author of Pride & Prejudice is unfortunately impossible unless we meet in the next life. But I'd love to ride in a carriage with her or just sit down to have a chat together over tea, talking about the new neighbors next door. *sigh*
8. Cassandra Clare - This author's actually alive. Thank goodness. I love her series; it's my guilty pleasure. I have so many questions to ask her. I would love to just hang out with her, and maybe we could grab Kiwi frozen yogurt or go shopping.
9. Neil Gaiman - After reading his tweets, I think Gaiman would be a fun person to spend time with. He seems to be just as weird as me, if not more. And I love Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and his Sandman comics! We could play video games or go bowling.
10. Leigh Bardugo - I loved Shadow and Bone, and Bardugo sounds like a really cool person. I think she'd be fascinating to talk to. I love her style and all of her sites (even if she didn't design them, I'm not sure if she did or not). Plus, she was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and went to Yale. And she's also a makeup artist. She has to have some amazing stories to tell. She could do my makeup and we could go clubbing or have a graveyard picnic.
Of course, there are so many more bookish people I would love to meet. Garth Nix, Fitzgerald, C.S. Lewis, Tamora Pierce, Emily Dickinson, and so on. But I was limited to ten and I behaved.
What's your Top Ten?