Top Ten Bookish People I’d love to Meet
1. Writer friends:
My CP extraordinaire Jaime: someone I’m so happy and grateful to call a friend, way beyond our writing and reading experience
Katy: our hubbies could totally hit it off too I think – and we could talk about YA contemporary, Disney movies, The Walking Dead…while playing scrabble or having a drink
Christa: we need to have a drink –or several – and discuss tears, Center Stage, life and just goof off
Jessica L.: we’d talk about our high school experience that sound really similar, Jennifer Echols, Paris, plus I’d get to meet her dog
The list is way too long…and incomplete. Sorry!
But as I was typing this – again incomplete – list, I couldn’t help but grin widely. I’m so happy for all the connections I’ve made!
Some French authors I’d love to chat with!
2. Voltaire: I want to discuss with him philosophy, the way he lived, his aspirations…What he would think about our time.
3. Albert Camus: There are several books of his I wish I could discuss, including the Letters to a German Friend.
4. Victor Hugo: Les Misérables, The Last Day of a Condemned Man, Notre Dame de Paris…I read some of his works before I could totally understand them. No, really, as a child, Notre Dame de Paris is a bit complicated…But as a teenager some of his work has made me think. So. Much.
5. Molière: His life, his relationships with other writers, his work…Can you imagine everything I could learn from him?
Because their stories are always told and retold
6. Charles Perrault and the Brother Grimms: I want to know all about how they gathered their stories, about some of the background…about their life…
One author I studied. A. Lot.
7. Christa Wolf: She passed away recently. But I want to ask her ALL the questions. About her work. Her life. Her take on new historicism and the feminism theories. And then I’d send her my Master Thesis and ask her what she thought about it. (I wrote it on her interpretation of Medea)
And some of my favourite YA authors (This list would be WAY longer than 10 in its own right, but I kept it to 3…)
8. Stephanie Perkins: I’d love to discuss how to write the best kisses, and romantic tension. Plus she sounds very nice on Twitter!
9. Judy Blume: I’d love to have dinner with her. And thank her. A wonderful author, and she sounds like a lovely and strong woman.
10. Melina Marchetta: To tell her how much her book JELLICOE ROAD is still on my mind. Months after reading it. And that she created in Jonah one of the best Love Interest. Ever.
Again, this list was TOUGH!!!
So, tell me, which Bookish people would you like to meet?