Delighted, enchanted and thrilled to meet you!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish where each week we’re challenged to come up with 10 books or book related ‘things’ in line with the topic for that particular week. This week’s theme is:

Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

So, firstly, I don’t want to meet any authors to be honest – they make me nervous which is a new feeling for me and not one that I enjoy.  I simply become tongue tied and red faced.  But, for the sake of this week’s theme I’m going to make out like that wouldn’t be the case and come up with ten authors who I can talk the socks off:

  1. In a twist of irony I’d like to travel back in a time machine and meet HGWells to discuss The Time Machine.
  2. Neil Gaiman, I’ve actually been to see an event at which Mr Gaiman spoke and he’s incredibly lovely – I’d like to meet him but only if he can take me on a tour of the streets from London Below.
  3. Jane Austen, I’m prepared to donn a long frock and bonnet for the opportunity for a chat with Ms Austen – preferrably over a tea dance or on a visit at Longbourn.
  4. JKRowling – a trip to Hogwarts and a ride on a Hippogriff and Ms Rowling can explain why the series had to end!!
  5. In which I travel to the Waystone Inn to be served a flagon of something tasty whilst listening to Bast play a fiddle and when, by hook or by crook I discover the release date for the next instalment from Patrick Rothfuss.  That’s right Mr Rothfuss I’m inviting you for an ale or three!  There will be words – tongues will be loosened (by alcohol that is!)
  6. Orson Welles – I don’t think any explanation is needed for this.  Perhaps I could meet him in a dark gothic mansion – I’m thinking of the setting for a film he starred in – Jane Eyre, where he played Mr Rochester.
  7. Shakespeare – I’m going to need the time machine again!  Wouldn’t you just love to travel back in time and be a fly on the wall in Shakespearean London?  I’ve only read A Midsummer Night’s Dream but even though I’m greatly underread I would love to meet him.
  8. I couldn’t possibly have this list and omit Mr Tolkien – we can go on an adventure together!  Rivendell, Fanghorn Forest even – maybe skip the mines of Moria – too many orcs and they have a cave troll.
  9. Gillian Philip – for this, I will be travelling beyond the veil to meet in the lands of the Sithe.  Let’s just face it, yes, I would love to meet this lovely author and thank her for her rebel angels – in particular the rather easy on the eye Seth.  Thank you again and again!
  10. Margaret Mitchell – who in fact I need to see just to ask ‘why?’ Why would you end it like that?  Come on!

Tis all for me this week.  Let me know who you would love to meet.


35 Responses to “Delighted, enchanted and thrilled to meet you!”

  1. Genki Jason

    The Shakespeare entry made me thing your list reads like potential Doctor Who episodes. He’s already met Dickens and Shakespeare, who next?

    Don’t be scared! They may be the friendliest people around and if you use a time machine you can wow them with your “future smarts”. Watch out for that HG Wells, though, he’s a randy fellow…

    • lynnsbooks

      Plus – didn’t Neil Gaiman write an episode of Dr Who??
      I’m useless when I go to any author events. I literally clam up. I’ll be careful with Mr Wells!
      Lynn 😀

  2. iloveheartlandx

    JK Rowling was on my list too! Don’t be nervous, on the one author meet I’ve been on the author I met was really nice, and I’ve heard good things about other auhtors from the blogosphere, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
    My TTT:

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think all the authors are nice at these events – I just like ‘clam up’ and can’t think of a single thing to say to them! It’s very odd.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Rosy @ The Review Diaries

    I love your list! And so wonderful to hear what you’d like to do with each of the authors!
    My TTT

  4. TheSkepticalReader

    Yes Shakespeare!! Your comment about Margaret Mitchell almost makes me want to read the book! Almost. 😉

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha – you could say it’s not a nicely clipped ending – room for debate.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Ria

    There are a few authors I’d love to meet. Mercedes Lackey. Courtney Schafer. Teresa Frohock. There are a lot of authors I definitely wouldn’t mind meeting and would probably have more than a few kind words for and possibly a stupid fandrogyne moment if I did get to meet them, but some are higher on the list than others. :p

    • lynnsbooks

      Well, I haven’t read anything by the first two authors you mention – I shall have to go and investigate.
      Lynn 😀

      • Ria

        O_O Oh, you need to get your hands on Courtney Schafer’s “The Whitefire Crossing.” Right now. It’s the start of an incredible fantasy series, and the third and final book is due out later this year.

      • lynnsbooks

        Okay – I will do so then! Thanks 😀

  6. Michael

    I was fascinated to see that JRR Tolkien wasn’t on the list. 🙂

    I know from many other posts of your love for him and figured he’s be a shoe-in for the top ten.

    • lynnsbooks

      I nearly fainted then – of course he’s on the list – he’s number 8 though – perhaps I should have give him top spot although these aren’t in any particular order.
      Lynn 😀

      • Michael

        I must have missed him. 🙂

  7. Tammy

    I’ve actually met Patrick Rothfuss and Neil Gaiman, and they were both wonderfully friendly and happy people. I met Neil Gaiman about 20 years ago when he wasn’t as famous and obviously was still doing casual book signings. Fun!

    • lynnsbooks

      I remember reading something by Gail Carriger when she was into about her third Parasol book – she was at a book signing with Rothfuss (which I was thinking would have been really cool to see them both) – she said she didn’t envy him, his queue was massive and his fans wanted to talk about EVERYTHING – in great detail!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Kristin

    I have 3 authors you want to meet on my list as well! I should have added Shakespeare! I loved reading your list.

    My TTT

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks – looking forward to seeing who you’ve got on your list.
      Lynn 😀

  9. nrlymrtl

    That’s a great list. I would also add Aldous Huxley because I would love to chat about Brave New World and our current society.

    • lynnsbooks

      Interesting – not read anything by Huxley – I must go and have a look.
      Lynn 😀

  10. jenclair

    Ha! I just made a comment about not wanting to “meet” authors for the same reasons, but I would love to be at events and hear them speak in person. Being in the same room would be sufficient for me. Great choices!

    • lynnsbooks

      That’s what I do – I go to the events but I just keep a low profile and sit at the back of the room!
      Lynn 😀

  11. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Time machine? Maybe you could meet the ghostly/haunting versions of some of these authors. Could add a whole new level to the experience.

  12. jessicabookworm

    Great choices. I would love to go back in time to meet J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I thought of CS Lewis – after I’d finished and published my list!!!
      Lynn 😀

  13. Sue Holmes

    Tolkien is on my list too! I’d love to meet JKRowling too, especially if it means a visit to Scotland 🙂
    My TTT

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, a visit and a trip – what more could you want!
      Lynn 😀

  14. Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts

    I hope you don’t go back and time and end up convincing Wells to NOT write The Time Machine. I’m pretty sure the literary world would find itself off-kilter. Be careful, Lynn!

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

    • lynnsbooks

      No, no – this is how time travel works – I go back in time, which in turn gives Wells the idea to write the book about a time machine. In fact if I don’t go back now then everything will be off kilter!
      Lynn 😀

  15. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Traveling back to the past to meet dead authors is a totally important and legitimate use of a time machine. I approve of this list 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Hee hee, now I just need to get me a flux capacitor!
      Lynn 😀

  16. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Delightful list! If you manage to organize that Middle Earth tour with the Professor, please give me a shout, I’d love to come along… 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha, yes, I will – and we’ll get another 7 would-be travellers and be called the Fellowship!
      Lynn 😀

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