Sep 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (6)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Bookish People I Want to Meet

This could go a number of ways. I could mention authors, bloggers, agents, publishers, book characters--really, the term "Bookish People" has a number of meanings. If I were to talk about bloggers I want to meet, I may insult someone by forgetting to mention them (because there are so many bloggers that would be cool to meet, and I know I'll forget someone, and I don't want to do that). So, I'll mention some authors, and which of their book characters I'd like to meet most. And maybe a few other people. (:

1. Rachel Caine
If you've seen one of my Top Ten Tuesday posts, you've probably noticed that I post about her in most every one. No, I'm not obsessed. Not really. I just love her books, The Morganville Vampires. And I still haven't met her. Since she's one of my favorite authors, this totally bites. Plus, I have, like, twenty of her books. Is it wrong of me to bring all of them when I meet her to get signed? Yes? Well, too bad.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Shane Collins, Claire Danvers, Michael Glass, Eve Rosser, Myrnin.

2. Suzanne Collins
I'm not going to explain who she is, because I don't think I need to. I had the chance (two, actually) to go to a signing of hers when Mockingjay came out. However, I was at the time in my driving life where I wasn't comfortable driving to said location alone, and my parents wouldn't take me. So, I missed meeting Suzanne Collins. Now, I'm okay with driving to certain places alone. (Yay me!) Collins is kind of a legend--her books are awesome--and meeting her would be amazing.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Finnick Odair, Peeta Mellark, Katniss Everdeen, Haymitch Abernathy.

3. Stephen Cole
You have no idea who this is, do you? That's a problem, because I know who he is, and you should, too. Stephen Cole is the author of the Wereling series, three short and simple but amazing books about a boy turned into a werewolf and a girl destined to be one (but she doesn't want to). His books are completely underrated (no one seems to know about them!) and it upsets me. Read them, people! And I'd like to meet him because 1) I love his books, and 2) I'd like to know where he is, besides invisible. I can't find  a website, Twitter, anything! Where are you, Stephen Cole?
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Tom Anderson.

4. Jessica Khoury
Around its release date, I read Origin (Khoury's debut novel). It was different and interesting and I loved it. And if I love a book, chances are I want to meet the author. Plus, she's one of those people who seem totally cool on Twitter (there are lots of those) and cool people on Twitter are people that I also want to meet.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Pia, Eio, Alai, Aunt Harriet, Uncle Antonio.

5. Claudia Gray
I read her complete Evernight series--though I haven't read Balthazar yet--and while it wasn't my favorite, I still liked it. And because I own the books, I'd like to meet Claudia Gray. Also, she's a lady of awesome. While she's cool on Twitter, I'm mainly talking about her Tumblr. Are you following it? No? Why not?! Because of her Tumblr, I'm paying a bit more attention to people like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and I want to watch movies like Atonement and Jane Eyre. She's one of those cool people that would probably also be cool in person.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Balthazar.

6. Becca Fitzpatrick
I love her books, the Hush, Hush saga. Maybe even more so, I love Patch Cipriano. I've always wanted to meet her, and she never seems to come to my area! I might just fangirl if I met her, so be prepared, people! While she isn't coming to Seattle for her Finale tour--it's ending!--she is going to Oregon. I may drive the three hours to meet her. And Drew Doydon, who's the Patch cover model.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Patch Cipriano.

7. Sarah Dessen
Dessen is one of my most favorite authors and her books are amazing. I feel like meeting her would be like meeting some super famous celebrity--and in the book world, I think she is one. (Have you seen how many followers she has on Twitter?) Her novels are great contemporaries, and they contain some of my fictional boyfriends. To meet her would result in major fangirling from me.
Characters I'd Like to Meet: Dexter, Wes, Eli, Owen.

8. Simone Elkeles
Another one of my favorite authors with great contemporaries, meeting Elkeles would be just pure awesomeness (I use awesome a lot, don't I?). Her guys are made of total hotness and I love them all. Like I said, her books are awesome, and she seems super nice on Twitter and Facebook. And if you haven't read her books, oh my gosh why not?
Characters I'd Like to Meet: The Fuentes brothers.

9. Kendra Saunders
In case you didn't know, I'm a Marketing Intern (aka Marketing Minion) with Spencer Hill Press. While what I do is classified (mua-haha) I can't do it all on my own: I have a Minion Master, and that would be Kendra Saunders. It would be super cool to meet her because 1) she's my boss, and 2) we both share a love for Muse and Matthew Bellamy, which is awesome.

10. You
Yes, YOU. Like I said earlier, I can't mention a few select people, because I know I'd insult someone unintentionally by forgetting to mention them. So, I'm going to say YOU. Why? Because if you're reading this, I can only assume you're awesome. If you're reading this, chances are you have some role in the bookish world. If you're reading this, then you care enough to read what I have to say, and you're visiting my blog. So if you're reading this, I want to meet you.

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to comment--who do YOU want to meet?


  1. I agree, Suzanne Collins needs no explanation. I wouldn't mind picking her brain about dystopian fiction, over a cup of tea! Nice list!

  2. I chose Sarah Dessen, too! Don't you just love the way her characters always seem to be so real? Like she remembers exactly how it feels like to be a teen?

  3. Yay! Someone else who put Suzanne Collins! I was really surprised when I didn't see her on any of the other lists so far.

    Wait, you are a Pacific Northwest blogger??? Me too! Hmm if Becca is coming to Oregon I might just have to go to her signing.

  4. Oh great picks! :) I especially like last one! :) Thank you :) It's a great think that you remember that! :)
    Nice blog and you have a new follower! :)

    Here is my TTT post

  5. RACHEL CAINE!!! You're a MV fan, too? That's fantastic. We all really need to unite and enforce the mandatory reading of the Morganville Vamps series. I've met Rachel Caine and had long discussions about Myrnin with her. It was AWESOME. She is absolutely hilarious.

  6. That's a great list, I'd like to meet several of those people!
    Here's my Top Ten.

  7. I Love Rachel Caine! And Sarah Dessen is on my List too!

  8. Awesome list! Ditto Suzanne Collins! :D Happy Tuesday!

    My TTT

  9. So many great people on this list! I've meet Claudia Gray a couple times and she is super nice and very funny. Suzanne Collins is too!

  10. I'd love to meet Rachel Caine. The Morganville books are such fun.

  11. I got SO close to meeting Suzanne Collins at the National Book Fest two years ago but I didn't get to! I DID get to hear her speak and I was pretty close to the stage sooo that counts for something! haha

  12. I'm really curious about the Morganville Vampire series! People seem to really like it. There are SO many though! Great list! I agree on the people who stop by our blog; I can't wait to finally go to a big book event like ALA or BEA so I can meet all the great people we blog with! Happy reading!
    Top 10 @Libby Blog

  13. I would looove to meet JK Rowling!Of course, she's pretty much unreachable right now:S



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