Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Authors I would DIE to meet!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers.Everyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own post! This week's topic:

Top Ten Authors I Would DIE to meet:

If I really think about it, I'd like to meet most of the authors that I read, whether I like the book or not. So it's tough to list ten.
These are, as the question says, the authors I'd DIE (or... kill) to meet. The reason is either that I have fallen in love with their book/books, can re-read them hundred thousand times and would kill to talk about these books with their creators! Or... the authors affected me in a certain way or introduced me to a particular genre.
Here are the top ten authors that I'd want to meet - in no particular order - and the one thing that put them on this list:

1. Terry Pratchett (for the Discworld)

2. J. K. Rowling (for a thousand amazing book memories)

3. Diana Wynne Jones (for taking me back to my childhood)

4. Stephen King (for making me love horror fiction)

5. Yann Martel (for Life of Pi)

6. Mark Twain (for ridding my fear of classics!)

7. Neil Gaiman (for American Gods)

8. Isaac Asimov (for making me love science fiction)

9. Ayn Rand (well... I owe it to my "I-love-Ayn-Rand" high school self!)

10. Enid Blyton (for making me love books!)

(and... if screenwriters count - Walt Disney and Joss Whedon. Lol)

8 comments:

Kayleigh said...

Great list! I'd love to meet all those authors too, but only 3 of yours made it onto my list. It was easy to write my list, but now that I'm going around looking at the posts I'm realising how many authors I missed out!

Abhinav said...

Ruskin Bond , Jon karakuer top 2 for me.

Christina T said...

J.K. Rowling is at the top of my list. I still haven't read the Discworld series though they've been highly recommended. I've only read Stardust by Neil Gaiman but thought it was fantastic! I need to pick up some of his other books. I've heard good things about Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Good list!

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

Enid Blyton has made many lists including your's and mine! I would like to meet J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett!

Mimi said...

Good choices! I have to read more Neil Gaimen and Ayn Rand! :)

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Life of Pi is on my TBR list. Gosh I've heard so many amazing things about it. Great list!!

*Monica*Lindsey*Julianne* said...

Great list. I had forgotten about Mark Twain, he is one of my favorite authors.

Priya said...

Kayleigh - That's what I am realizing too. But like I said, I'd like to meet most of the authors I have read, anyway!

Abhinav - Call me crazy, but I still haven't read Ruskin Bond! Next on my list, though!!

Christina - Oh yes, I love most of Neil Gaiman's books - but American Gods was one of the first I read (after Good Omens) and I just sort of fell in love with him!

Laura - Life of Pi is one of my favourites!! I have re-read it about a hundred times!

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