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Monday, September 17, 2012

Top Ten Bookish People I Would Like to Meet

Hosted by The Broke and Bookish
Ten bookish people I'd like to meet....

1. Oprah Winfrey...I admire her "book clubs" and the way that she promoted literacy and stimulating discussions about books.

2. President Jimmy Carter...I've read several of the books that our past President wrote since he left the White House. I tremendously admire him as a man of deep convictions but he puts his faith into action through service to mankind on many levels.

3. John and Hank Green...the Vlogbrothers have created a vlog that posts several times a week, have a fan base of Nerdfighters, and a space that not only speaks to kids who often feel left out or marginalized, but also actually have an educational component, a place to donate money to help micro-businesses and other loans to make a difference in this world.  Plus, I adore all of John's books.  My new favorite is his latest, The Fault in Our Stars.

4. Rachel Maddow...her book, Drift, addresses hard questions about the unmooring of American military power. I admire Rachel and she often promotes books and political authors that speak to me.

5. Ernest Cline...I am really "into" his book, Ready Player One right now and I have this funny feeling that it would be a kick to meet this guy in person.

6. Maggie Stiefvater....love, love, love Scorpio Races and her Tweets are a hoot.

7. Shaun Tan...I am a huge fan of this author/artist. If you haven't read Tales from Outer Suburbia, you must!

8. Bill Bryson...all of his books are very funny, yet insightful, and intelligent.

9. Suzanne Collins...the creator of the Hunger Games series, need I say more?

*10. Jane Austen...I know.  She's dead.  But wouldn't it be lovely to have afternoon tea with Miss Austen?


  1. High fives for the tea with Miss Austen! I said the same thing in my Top Ten! :) I also agree about Oprah, she really did great job with promoting books and reading in general! :)

    Here is my TTT post

  2. I almost included Jane Austen in my list...it would be so wonderful to spend time with her!

    My Top Ten

  3. Everyone is mentioning the Vlogbrothers. I must check them out. Great list.

  4. Interesting picks. I don't even know them all :O I need to do a bit of research.

    My TTT

  5. I'd love to meet Bill Bryson. He's hilarious. Great choice.

  6. Heck yeah! Sign me up for afternoon tea with Jane Austen. And we would talk and talk and talk about Mr. Darcy!!!

    John & Hank Green made it on my list too. I want to see them together. I bet they are hilarious!

  7. Great list. The Fault in Our Stars in on my TBR list because I've heard such great things about it, but I knew nothing else about the author until my son started talking about the Vlogbrothers. I had a few minutes of disconnect until I realized what he was talking about and that we both wanted to read the same book. I bought it right away.

  8. Another great list! I would love to meet all of these people, too!!

    Have you read Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver trilogy? Sooooo good - that was one series I was eager to finish!


    1. Yes, I enjoyed the Wolves of Mercy Falls series very much. But I really became a huge Stiefvater fan after reading Scorpio Races. Love, love, love that book.


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