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Top ten bookish people I would like to meet

This week’s top ten seven list is a list of bookish people I would like to meet (authors, bloggers, etc.). I’m extending the scope of the list to include both living and deceased individuals. I don’t know that I’d actually want to meet these people, as I’m not sure it’s wise to meet people you idolize. Here’s a list nonetheless, whether I’ll even make it to ten is another story entirely. As hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

In no particular order…

7. Molly Ringwald. What can I say, I love ’80’s movies and she written a couple books (that I have not read, but have every intention of doing so…eventually).

6. John Irving. This is probably the only person on this list that would render me mute…There is probably nothing I could say to explain what A Prayer for Owen Meany meant to me.

5. Stephen King. It’s no secret that I love many of his novels, novellas, short stories, etc., but I also appreciate his political stance and love of the Red Sox.

4. John Sandford. I love the Lucas Davenport series (and the Virgil Flowers series as well). I also loved Lucas’ “Best Songs of the Rock Era” list. Also, should said author read this, I would really appreciate a listing of Virgil Flowers’ t-shirts.

3. Joe Hill. Aside from the fact he’s Stephen King’s son, which has no bearing on why I would want to meet him, I love the Locke and Key series. And I enjoy following his twitter feed. And he likes Doctor Who. What more can you ask for?

2. Heather Armstrong. She never fails to make me laugh, and on many occasions, out loud. I am in awe of her honesty. And…It Sucked and Then I Cried.

1. Edgar Allen Poe. The man must have have been an oddity, but he wrote beautiful poetry. He may or may not have been a vampire aficionado or  drawn into a dream world by the demon Lilith…

And I can’t tell you how much I want that wall in my house.

Photos: Found on Dust Jacket Attic, original source unknown.

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  • http://thehopefulheroine.wordpress.com caitlore

    1. I want that wall in my house too!

    2. Confession… I’ve never read an Stephen King, but I think I need to jump aboard that train NOW.

    3. Molly Ringwald. Yes. Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Her books are on my TBR list… someday I’ll get to them…someday.

    4. Edgar Allen Poe would be perfect to converse with this season! I always love rereading his stories and poems every October.

    Great list!!!

    • http://taftandco.wordpress.com Rory O’Connor

      Not only do I love John Hughes 80’s movies, but I always had a secret crush on Anthony Michael Hall (a la Breakfast Club – despite the fact that he is way older than me). And then he went and starred in Stephen King’s The Dead Zone tv series and my crush was solidified! Apparently I can relate all things back to King :)

  • http://abookwormbelle.blogspot.com/ A Bookworm Belle

    Stephen King. YES! If I were to extend the scope of my TTT list to include dead authors, Poe would definitely be at the top of the list, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald. I love your list, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    • http://taftandco.wordpress.com Rory O’Connor

      F. Scott Fitzgerald – forgot about him. One of my favorite things he said was advice to his daughter: the don’t worry list.

  • http://ifnotread.wordpress.com ifnotread

    Yeah, definitely Stephen King. The thing is I haven’t read any of his work except for ‘On Writing’ and that book alone convinces me he’s fascinating..

    • http://taftandco.wordpress.com Rory O’Connor

      I’ve practically been dying to read his On Writing, I’ve heard so many great things about it. I really have to get on that – somehow everything else keeps getting in the way!

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