Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top Ten Bookish People We Would Like to Meet

                     From The Broke and The Bookish, it's time for Top Ten Tuesday.

This week's subject: Top Ten Bookish People We Would Like to Meet

Well, where to start? I haven't been blogging long and don't do it as often as I would like thanks to having only one computer in our home currently and it's not a laptop. (Hint: husband, I need a laptop). Therefore, I don't know a lot of other book bloggers and I have only like 4 followers, so...the list will be comprised of authors only.

1.) Judy Blume: How did she know how I felt when I was 13 in Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? How did she know what I worried about when I lost my virginity in Forever? It's like she was writing my life story in my teens.

2.) Shel Silverstein: I want to know how all those wonderful ideas came from one man and I'd love to thank him for the poem, "Warning", which gave me the idea to tell my niece (who was 5) that a snail lived in her nose and would bite off her finger if she stuck her finger up there. 

3.) Maya Angelou: The grace, the pride, the strength of her words that can lift you so high. How does she achieve such a keen sense of self while remaining positive throughout so much turmoil?

4.) Bronte Sisters: I have a feeling we'd talk over tea and we'd discuss moody men. 

5.) Helen Fielding: How did she know how I'd feel in my 20s? I was just like Bridget Jones.

6.) Suzanne Collins: I have a feeling if I asked her to tell me a bedtime story, she'd scare the crap out of me and have me up all night worrying...but it would be worth it.

7.) George Orwell: I would love to discuss our criminal justice system with him. Social injustice, totalitarianism and thought crimes...oh my!

8.) Christopher Moore: The dude can make Jesus' childhood hilarious among other subjects. I haven't LOL'd so much at a book in my life. Check out his book, Lamb, unless you are easily offended by humorous slight sacrilege.

9.) Shakespeare: I'd want to ask him who he was writing about in the sonnets. Then, I'd ask him about his sex life. I imagine he had quite a saucy life.

10.) Dr. Seuss: 
I would meet him on a train
I would meet him on a plane
I would ask about the Grinch 
I would ask about ... green eggs and ham (I can't rhyme; you get the point). 



Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

Great list, Katie! Husband needs to buy you a laptop!! I would love to meet Silverstein too, his Invitation poem is one of my favorites and I read his poetry out loud to my Alzheimers patients.

Susan said...

Shakespeare for sure. He must have had some VERY interesting experiences during his life :)

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I agree with Kate, Husband should by you a laptop! You can get a no frills one fairly cheap. Or you can get one with all the bells and whistles for more than it cost me to go to NY this summer. Your call ;)

OMG Judy Blume! Dr. Seuss (love the rhyme btw)! Suzanne Collins! Shakespeare! Obviously I approve!