Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish this top ten list are the authors I would love to meet for dinner, coffee or maybe even a glass of wine. I'd be so nervous to meet them I'd have to have a list of top ten questions to use for talking points!
1. Barbara Kingsolver; I would ask about what inspired The Bean Trees and we could talk a long time about sustainable living.
2. J.K. Rowling; I would nudge her to talk about magic and her wonderful HP characters. I might ask her even about her new adult book.
3. Anne Lamott; I could listen to her stories for hours-she can make me laugh about parenting like no other! And then when we are all done laughing we could talk about our faith as well.
4. Judy Blume; Just to give her a hug and tell her thank you for all those stories that helped me go from elementary to middle and beyond. Thank you.
5. Louisa May Alcott; I would love to take a walk in the garden with her, just to listen to her tell stories about her sisters.
6. Henry David Thoreau; Same here, a walk would suffice and I'm sure he could give me advice on the simple life and civil disobedience.
8. Kate DiCamillo; I've loved everyone of her stories and have a huge crush on her writing style. The Tale of Desperaux and Winn-Dixie are two books I could read every year.
9. Mildred D. Taylor; Roll of Thunder, Hear my cry is one of my favorite novels and I would love to have the opportunity to sit and share a meal with Ms. Taylor to talk about Cassie and her family.
10. Alice Hoffman; Alice Hoffman's writing style fascinates me and I don't think I could keep up but I would love to hear her speak.
Honorable mentions go to Dr. Seuss and President Barack Obama! I've heard the president speak but would love to have a one-on-one conversation about some important issues over a cold White House brew. Michelle could come also. What bookish person would you love to eat or chat with??