Top Ten Bookish People You Want To Meet

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for the top ten bookish people you want to meet (Authors, Bloggers, etc.). There’s the normal list that’s a mile long of deceased authors I would love to meet, but I’m going to skip those this time and only limit myself to living bookish people. 

1) My fellow co-moderators at The Classics Club. There are so many book bloggers I would love to meet in person, but it would be so great to sit down in person with Allie, Sarah, Jillian, Adam and Heather. We are constantly chatting behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly on the blog, but we’ve never met in person.

2) Nancy Pearl
– I would love to discuss books with this author of Book Lust.

3) Ira Glass – I think he would be fascinating!

4) Amy Sherman-Palladino – The creator of Gilmore Girls is an avid reader and her taste in books is impeccable. I want to pick her brain!

5) Stephen Moffat – He writes both Doctor Who and the BBC’s Sherlock. You just know he would be so cool to talk to!

6) Marjane Satrapi – The author of the Persepolis graphic novels has led an incredible life and she seems to have a sharp sense of humor. I’d love to talk to her!

7) Steve Martin – Actor, author, musician, he is an absolute Renaissance man. Oh yeah, he’s also hilarious.

8) Neil Gaiman – From his books to his love of Doctor Who, Gaiman is awesome. His blog also makes it clear that he would be so much fun to hang out with.

9) J.K. Rowling – No explanation needed.

10) Markus Zusak – I just want to meet him. I want to meet the man behind The Book Thief.
 
**I’ve been lucky enough to meet quite a few of my favorite authors (Jhumpa Lahiri, Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, Lois Lowry, John Green and Nicole Krauss) in the past couple years, otherwise they would have made the list too!

 
Images from here, here, here and here.

8 comments:

Jillian said...

That would be fun to meet in person! But I am quite short; you might be taken back, lol. :-)

lillylilac said...

Great list. I love Steven Moffat and Markus Zusak as well.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jillian - It's funny how you get a picture of a person in your head, but you have no idea if it's right!

lillylilac - I think they would be awesome!

contemplatrix said...

oooh, that is a great list. and I hope you get to actually meet at least one from this list!!

~L (omphaloskepsis)

Carl V. said...

Yes, definitely try to get to a Gaiman reading sometime if it comes anywhere close to you. It will be well worth the time and effort to get there.

I've met Gaiman and Scalzi, two of my favorite authors. At this point I'd probably enjoy meeting Erin Morgenstern as I am loving The Night Circus. I'd like to meet Susanna Clarke and Diane Setterfield so that I could beg them to publish more books. I'd love to sit down to a good meal with Louise Penny and her husband. And then of course I'd love to meet all of my book blogging friends. That would be a special pleasure.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

contemplatrix - Me too!

Carl V. - I did actually have the chance to see Gaiman speak in 2010, but I would love to just hang out with him! ...
http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/2010/04/neil-gaiman-lecture.html

I love the others you listed. Wouldn't it be amazing to meet all of them!

Jenners said...

OK … I forgot everything you said when I saw the list of amazing authors you've already gotten to meet!!!! You've had some amazing opportunities!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jenners - I know! It's even more surprising because those people came to Indianapolis for some reason!