Top Ten Tuesday: Book People I’d Like to Meet
If you drop by on a reasonably regular basis, you will be aware that I sometimes participate in The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday meme. For this particular meme, TB&TB set a list challenge for people to respond to. This week’s challenge is to list our…
Top Ten Bookish People You Want To Meet (Authors, Bloggers, etc.)
I really don’t know that I have ten to list, and I’m probably going to cheat like crazy… but here goes (in no particular order):
- Blog Friends. In all honesty, if I’ve met you online, and commented on your blog, it would give me great pleasure to meet you in person. There are, however, some blog friends I would especially like to meet, either because we visit each other’s blogs regularly, and/or because they’re so far away it would be a particularly special occasion. To name some of these people: Jaime Morrow, Robin Moran, Cole Burke, Emma Maree Urquhart, Elodie, Bess Weatherby, Bailey Hammond, Julie Dao, Juliana Haygert, Suzanne van Rooyen, and I know I’m missing a bunch of other people and probably making them sad (I’m so sorry!), but seriously… if you ever see me in person and recognize me from this blog, please say hi!
- C. S. Lewis. I know, he’s dead. But just supposin’… if I could, I would love to sit in a pub in Oxford and talk with him. Such a great mind, and, from all I can tell, a lovely person.
- Beth Revis. She went to NC State (as did my wife) and lives in North Carolina, as do I. I really enjoyed her book, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. I don’t know if she lives toward the mountains or toward the coast, but if it’s the latter, she’s in relatively close proximity to me. It’d be great to at least shake her hand and say “hi!”
- R.C. Sproul. Theologian, and one of the best teachers of theology alive today–in my humble opinion, of course. I know I’d enjoy talking to him, and hearing many of the stories he’s accumulated over a long career of writing, traveling, teaching, and reading.
- Janet Reid. Have you read her blog? Most of the time she either has me laughing, nodding, or taking notes. I’m sure an evening with Janet–especially with some of her Literary Agent friends in tow (Barbara Poelle, Suzie Townsend…)–would be highly entertaining.
- A Literary Agent Who Wants to Represent Me. Seriously. If you’re a literary agent and you want to represent me, I want to meet you. Really soon. Bonus points if you know Janet Reid.
- Gary Corby. I’m really enjoying his Athenian Mysteries series (THE PERICLES COMMISSION, and THE IONIA SANCTION are the ones published to date), and it would be nice to be able to shake his hand, have him sign some books, and maybe even chat for a while. Especially since he lives in Australia.
- Thomas Lambdin. Linguist extraordinaire. Writer of (IMO) the best grammar on Biblical Hebrew I’ve yet encountered. I’m not sure if he’s still alive, but if I can meet C. S. Lewis, then I don’t suppose it matters. I want Lambdin to teach me all the languages he knows (which includes Coptic and Gothic). Yeah, it might be a very long lunch.
- Alister McGrath. Oxford theologian and author of a number of books (including one of the textbooks we used at University on the Reformation). Again, someone whose company I think I would enjoy, and from whom I would learn a lot.
- Steven Moffat, Russell T. Davies, and Terrance Dicks. Three Doctor Who writers whose names have now become indelibly connected to the show. I would gladly spend an afternoon, or even a day, talking with these guys, and hearing them talk about Doctor Who. Moffat is the current show-runner, Davies was his predecessor, and Dicks was Script Editor from 1969-1974.
Hmmm… I wasn’t sure I could come up with ten, and now I can think of others I didn’t mention. People like Erica O’Rourke, Stephanie Jaye Evans, and many more. Which writerly person would you like to meet?