I have just found this Tuesday meme from The Broke and the Bookish. It looks fun, so it shall now be added as another one of my weekly memes which I will participate in!
Top 10 Authors I Want at My Thanksgiving Dinner:
J.K. Rowling - Uhm, who wouldn’t have her over for Thanksgiving dinner?! In between shoveling food in my mouth and stuffing my face with stuffing, I would be asking her all about how she came up with the idea for Harry Potter, who her personal favorite character is, and all about her writing habits, motivations and inspirations. Oh, I would pummel her to death with questions and shout outs of “I’m your biggest fan!”
Susan Orlean - While I still have yet to read any of her books (they are all on my TBR list), I feel like I know Ms. Orlean. Her website is amazing, and if Adaptation is one of my favorite movies, and it’s based off of her book, The Orchid Thief, then duh, I will love her. Plus, she seems like she would bring some humor to the dinner table.
Wade Rouse – I would invite him for my mom as much as for me. We both love Wade Rouse and fell in love with him through his book, At Least in the City, Someone Would Hear Me Scream, and have since went on to read his other books that kept us laughing out loud. Not only is he gay, and would bring his partner Gary to the dinner, but he would definitely keep us all laughing through the night!
Stephen King – Do I need to say anything more?! Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Jane Goodall – Not only for her books, but also for the animal lover, supporter, and researcher (I don’t like the word scientist) that she is, Jane Goodall would definitely be invited to my Thanksgiving dinner. I would question her endlessly about her times and experiences with the chimpanzees, and I would obviously force her to become my new best friend. :)
Yann Martel – Life of Pi is one of my favorite books so of course Mr. Martel would be invited. I will of course ask him how he came up with such a brilliant idea, and I would probably sit him next to J.K. Rowling.
Nellie Bly – Many people don’t know Nellie Bly (that was her pen name), but as you can see in my About section, she is one of my role models. She was one of the first female journalists and would stop at nothing to get the story, even committing herself to an insane asylum which she writes about in her book: Ten Days in a Mad House. She would be of course seated next to me and Jane Goodall, so both could complement one another on what pioneers each were in their own fields.
Gary Paulsen – I love this man. I first found out about him when I did a project in school on the Iditarod (the Alaskan dog sled race), but then I discovered his books and fell in love with them. He has had such an amazing life, and his adventures and experiences radiate throughout his books. I would probably sit him next to Susan Orlean because they both have had some cool experiences.
Suzanne Collins – I would invite her and place her next to J.K. Rowling and Yann Martel. Of course I would ask her how she came up with The Hunger Games trilogy idea and I would discuss non-stop with her about her books. Yes, Ms. Collins would definitely be invited!
Bill Bryson – Of course we need a hilarious travel guru at the table. Bill Bryson would complete the entire dinner.
Well, this is my list of the authors I would invite to my Thanksgiving dinner.
Who are some authors, or famous people if you so incline, whom you would invite to Thanksgiving? Leave your answers in the comment section!
Happy Almost Thanksgiving All!