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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday {3}

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookishwill answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Authors I Would Love To Have Over For Thanksgiving Dinner:
(in no particular order)

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien- He created Lord of the Rings....that pretty much says it all right there. But I would love to pick his brain about world building over a piece of pumpkin pie.
  2. C. S. Lewis- Again, amazing world builder here. Him and J. R. R. Tolkien were good friends in real life too. So I think talking to the both of them would be nothing short of life changing.
  3. J. K. Rowling- I'm seeing a pattern here. Big story authors. Big worlds. Another person I would love to get to talk to in person. Why not at Thanksgiving dinner?
  4. Suzanne Collins- She created one of my favorite trilogies. I have to invite her. It would be an incomplete author dinner without her.
  5. Veronica Roth- Maybe if I sucked up to her enough with extra helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes she would tell me where I could find my very own Four.
  6. Stephanie Perkins- She has amazing pink hair, inspired me to put blue streaks in my hair (though they were only temporary and are gone now), was super incredibly and wonderfully sweet when I met her at the Austin Teen Book Fest (I had a million things I wanted to tell her, ya know, like "I loved your book" and I totally got all tongue tied the second she said hi. Then she started talking to me and I loosened up. Thank God.) AND!! last but not least, she inspired me to take french lessons. Stephanie was pretty much a no brainer when coming up with this list.
  7. Laura Ingalls Wilder- I love people who have incredible stories to tell (which is just about everyone), but I think she has even more stories then got put into books and I would love to know some of them.
  8. Maureen Johnson- If you have even seen one tweet from her you know exactly why I want her there. And if you don't know, it's because she is made of awesome. There would never be a quiet moment with her there.
  9. Jane Austen- Another person that I think would have incredible stories to tell. Especially since I love the time period she lived in.
  10. Frank Peretti- I have yet to meet a Peretti book that I don't like. His writing is deep and dark and the spiritual warfare is scary. He is an amazing storyteller. I'm hoping if he came to dinner he would give me a little sneak peek of his new book that doesn't come out until March.

So what about you? Who would you LOVE to see sitting at your Thanksgiving table with you?


  1. I considered CS Lewis... I can't believe I forgot Jane Austen! JK Rowling.. basically a mandatory on everyone's list! Just like Harry Potter. and I love that you included Laura Ingalls Wilder!

  2. LOL Between J.K, J.R.R and C.S there's a lot of initials at your party!! Great list though, I also had Stephanie Perkins on my list! :D

    Here's mine:

  3. We share Austen. :)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  4. Laura Ingalls Wilder is an excellent choice for a turkey day feast.
    Have a great Tuesday!

  5. We share Rowling, Collins and Austen - they have to choose now ... ;)

    Anne (from Living in a Fairy World)

  6. WOW I would LOVE to come visit your Thanksgiving! Those are all amazingly fantastic authors and I would probably be reduced to a puddle on the floor because I was so awed by their greatness

  7. What a great list! I have some of the same people as you on my list (J’aime ) :)

  8. I have read books from every single author on your list except Frank Peretti. Looks like we have similar taste in books! I'd definitely want to attend your dinner party :)

  9. Stephanie Perkins seems awesome! I read her bio and pretty much loved her just from that. She even loves one of my favorite authors, so that's always a plus! :) Great list.

  10. Laura Ingalls Wilder would be a fabulous dinner guest, wouldn't she? So much to tell!

  11. You're the first person I've seen who also included Laura Ingalls Wilder! I agree that there have got to be so many stories from her life that didn't make it into her books. What a treat it would be to have her tell them in person....


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