Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

I love classics (as you may well know, if you’ve followed my blog for any extended period of time), so I’m thinking about 3/4 of my list are dead people. Maybe in the time of the zombie apocalypse, I will have my dreams come true… I’d totally let Oscar Wilde chew on my brains.

But come on… could you imagine a party with this lot? It’d be an epic, epic time!

1. Oscar Wilde

The man himself. The Wilde one. I adore him and want him to be my sassy (ghostly) gay boyfriend. It would be amazing. I have the same snarky humour as he does, so I’m thinking we’d be an awesome pair.

2. J.K. Rowling

I’d die of joy if I met Joanne. She’s an amazing human and I want to BE her one day… hopefully as rich as her too. She’s come from such a hard life, to immense fame. It hasn’t seemed to go to her head and she’s a renowned philanthropist. She’s really a woman to look up to.

3. H.D.Β 

Another woman I admire. I’d have to ask her so many questions about her life over many cups of tea. She’d be amazing to learn from… I’d love to know her opinions on everything!

4. J.R.R Tolkien

I’d ask him so many things about Middle Earth, and then I would hug him, because he’s such a cuddly looking man.

5. Siegfried Sassoon

I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t like me too much, but then again, I might be able to win him over!

6. Daphne Du Maurier

I love her books so much, she feels like she’d be a lovely lady to talk with.

7. The Bronte Sisters

I want to meet them all, so I’m going to put them in a category all their own. I’d sit them down for a long chat about their respective literary merit, then berate Charlotte for being such a bitch to Anne.

8. Kate Morton

I would hug her and tell her how much I love her books… then tell her to hurry up and write me some more, because she loves me!

9. Lucy Maude Montgomery

I’d just give her a very big hug for inventing Anne. I think it would be on behalf of half of the Western World too. So that’s a really, really BIG hug!

10. Douglas Adams

He’d be hilarious to talk to! I imagine the zaniest of conversations.


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

  1. I know like…three of these. J.K. Rowling would be nice. But I should probably finish reading Harry Potter before embarking on my quest to meet her. Who’s H.D.?

    • I’m sure she would meet you regardless! H.D. was an Imagist poet and novelist, I’m writing my thesis on her and adore her work, as well as the fact she was a fascinating woman. I’ve written a review for her novel, “Bid Me to Live” but I don’t have the link right now!

  2. I’m sure Wilde would be fascinating to talk to (as long as he’s not in zombie form). I must say, even though I still have not read any of J. R. R. Tolkien’s books, I’d love to meet him too for the very reason you mentioned: he just seems like such a sweet guy (besides being an absolute genius). L. M. Montgomery has been near the top of my “Authors I Wish I Could Meet” list for a long time too, because reading Anne of Green Gables was kind of “an epoch in my life,” as the inimitable Anne would say. πŸ™‚

    • Anne would approve for sure! Have you read her Emily books?
      Tolkien was a genius for sure! I’m constantly amazed by his mind and creativity. I wish I had a quarter of that!

      • I haven’t read the Emily books yet, but I plan to look for them! I think I’ll be reading some Tolkien before too long too. πŸ™‚

  3. Now I see why Kirsty loves you so much – I think I just fell a little bit in love with you too. πŸ˜‰ My list is similar, especially concerning Douglas Adams! I thought not a lot might chose him but I just adore him. And Tolkien is definitely very cuddly looking. ;D The only one I wouldn’t care to meet would be Du Maurier, mostly because I’ll just hate her for plagiarizing Rebecca from someone else. πŸ˜›

    • You mean you didn’t see why before? I’ve never been so offended! πŸ˜‰
      Oh what? I’d never heard that of Du Maurier before! My favourite is Frenchman’s Creek, hope that one is plagiarism free…
      You and I are ridiculously sensible… Tolkien and Adams buddies ❀

      • Hahaha! I’m just slow I guess. πŸ˜‰

        I think Rebecca is the only one that’s plagiarized. I’ve yet to read Frenchmen’s Creek though. Jamaica Inn was good, not great so hopefully I can enjoy her based solely on her own writing soon. πŸ™‚

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