12.5.15

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

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c.j.'s selections
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onesarah j. maas   I've met her already, but she's here because I'd love to meet her again.  She's one of the sweetest, most approachable people, and she's terribly funny.  Not to mention, I adore her books.  
 //  Goodreads   
twochuck palahniuk    
They say never meet your heroes, but I'd have to make an exception.  I've read most of Palahniuk's work and am on track to read the rest.  They're the kind of books that devastate and linger.  I can only guess at the personality behind them.  
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j.k. rowling 

I mean, who wouldn't?  Seriously, though, besides having written some of my favorite books of all time, she seems by all accounts charming, clever, and just a genuinely good person.  
  //  Goodreads
fourtamora pierce   
Speaking of idols, I think I'd lose my words if I met Tamora.  Her books are classics, the very fantasy that inspired me to write.    
//  Goodreads
fiveneil gaiman   
I've a feeling we'd get on.  Perhaps I flatter myself, but I do share Gaiman's black sense of humor--and his wardrobe, of course.  Not to mention, I can only imagine he'd have fascinating things to say.   
 //  Goodreads
sixjohn green   
John Green seems such a delightful mix of humble and quirky that I feel I'd like him instantly.  Not to mention he's wickedly smart.  
  //  Goodreads
sevena.s. king   
We've spoken quite briefly, at a signing, but I'd love a chance to talk with her more.  Her books are some of the most innovative I've ever read, and she seems quite down to earth.  
  //  Goodreads

eightlaini taylor   She has incredible diction and pink hair.  I'd be hard pressed to find a more interesting person.  I can only imagine she'd be sort of magical.  
   //  Goodreads
ninestephen king  
King has the distinction of having written the only books that have ever truly frightened me.  I'd be fascinated to know the man who could make that happen.   
 //  Goodreads
tenbret easton ellis   
Accounts of him make him seem like somewhat of an ass, but he's a brilliant writer, and given his whirlwind career, I can only imagine he'd have the best stories.    
//  Goodreads



24 comments:

  1. I like Steven King's earlier books, but not so much on his newer ones. As for meeting him, in interviews I've read he's a real jerk to other authors so I don't know. Neil Gaiman would be a hoot to talk to!
    My TTT

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    1. Aw, that's too bad. I'd still be curious, though. I think Neil would be great.

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  2. Sarah J Maas is on my list this week too. I'd love to meet her. She comes across as very lovely! :-) Great list! My TTT!

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    1. She's so wonderful! She's one of my favorite authors.

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  3. Love your choices, such a great selection of authors!
    My TTT

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  4. Sarah J. Maas is also on my list as well, but you are so lucky that you got to meet to her! Im so jealous ;)
    Loving your list!

    My TTT: http://simplybookishthings.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-6-ten-authors-i-really.html

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  5. Like you, I've met SJM but I put her on my list anyway. I want to meet her again and again LOL! I also have JKR because like you said, WHO wouldn't want to meet her - and Laini Taylor, because she seems fascinating. I've only just started reading Tamora Pierce but I can see her going on my list eventually :) Oh and I wasn't lucky enough to actually meet Gaiman, but he did walk by me once a few years back and it was pretty thrilling. Fantastic list CJ^^ x

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    1. Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one. She's so lovely! I should have put Sue Dennard on here too. Also wonderful, especially when they're together. OOOH I've never been so close to him! Hehe, we clearly like to stalk the same people.

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  6. Great list! I still haven't read anything of A. S. King's, though I'd like to, and Neil Gaiman's a good choice. :)

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    1. King is fantastic. She writes really gritty YA.

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  7. Tamora Pierce was also on my list. I'm so pleased to see her cropping up on these lists. She's absolutely wonderful - the Alanna series was life-changing for me in middle school! And I love the rest of your list - Laini Taylor is a very good one, and oh, SJM is so lovely! I want to read A.S. King but still haven't done.

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    1. Same for me! I read Daine's series first, so that has a special place in my heart. Read King!

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  8. Laini Taylor is on my list too! I love her books. I'd like to meet SJ Maas and JK Rowling too. I'd also like to chat to Stephan King about his early works which I prefer - Pet Sematary, and Carrie especially!
    My TTT

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    1. Yes, his early works were just wonderfully creepy.

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  9. Sarah J Maas is on my list this week, I am so envious that you've already got to meet her! JK Rowling was also on my list.

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  10. Neil Gaiman would be fun to meet in real life!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-ten-authors-i-really.html

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  11. Taylor, Rowling, and Gaiman are on my list, too! Great picks!

    Check out my TTT.

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  12. First off, I love your blog title :)
    Second, we have Neil Gaiman in common. Also, I definitely need to check out some of the other authors you mentioned.
    Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary

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    1. Thank you!
      They're all very close to my heart.

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