Good morning guys and gals (mostly gals), it’s Tuesday! Yay! I’m excited because my sis and baby nephew are spending the night tonight, but it’s also an exciting day because it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I Want at My Thanksgiving Dinner.
1. Christopher Moore – Because he wrote Lamb, and A Dirty Job, and so many other novels that make me laugh my ass off. And I am thankful for those. And I am sure he would be hysterical in person as well.
2. Diana Gabaldon - Because I will forever be grateful that she brought the Outlander series into the world. And so I can hound her for information about future books.
3. N.K. Jemisin - I loooooove her Inheritance trilogy (AKA The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms / 100K trilogy). And I think she would be fun and snarky and interesting. And I think she’d be fun to get into political / social discussions with.
4. Matthew Norman – I REALLY enjoyed Domestic Violets. However, there were a couple of things I didn’t like about it, so I’d like to invite him so that I can hound him about any other novels he has in progress and make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes. (I’m so rude.) Also, he seems pro-Obama in the book. Yay!
5. Emily Bronte – Because I love Wuthering Heights, and so I can quiz her about the rest of her family. I really wanna know if Charlotte Bronte was the crazy super-bitch I suspect she was.
6. George R.R. Martin – Because I want to ask him how in the bloody hell he keeps track of the HUGE number of characters and crazy plots in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. Which I love for it’s epicness.
7. Libba Bray – Okay, actually before I meet Libba I need to read more of her books, because I’ve only read Beauty Queens and thought it was AWESOME. And she seems like the kind of weird person I’d get along with. Plus, look at her glasses! I would try to steal her glasses, those are cute. And to ask her if she goes by “Libba” because that way, her name kinda looks like “library”. Yes, these are the thoughts that I think.
8. Patrick Rothfuss - Because he’s PATRICK F-IN ROTHFUSS. I need insider info on the rest of the Kingkiller Chronicles! And he has to being baby Oot with him to dinner – normally I wouldn’t allow children, but his blog posts about his son are just so cute.
9. Paullina Simons – Ya’ll know how much I love The Bronze Horseman and Tatiana & Alexander. But the last book in the trilogy, The Summer Garden, was AWFUL. And I need to beg her to re-write it. I realize that’s a crappy reason, but it’s that serious.
10. Jane Austen – Because the invite list wouldn’t be complete without her! I have so many questions for her – like which of her novels was her favorite, and how does she feel about the Brontes, and what does she think of the skanky-ness and general impropriety of this generation?
And of course I’d hit up each of these authors for their autographs in my copies of their books, because ya know… I’d HAVE to.
And there are a bunch of other authors I’d want to include – Jesse Petersen, Philippa Gregory, Mercedes Lackey, Anne Bronte, and yeah, it wouldn’t be just a “dinner”, it’d be a damn banquet!
Okay folks, that’s all I got. What are your author picks? OH, and go vote in my December poll on the right-hand side!