Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I really would like/wish I had been able to meet

It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s still four days till the weekend which is a little misery inducing however I have a Top Ten Tuesday’s post to help attempt to raise a smile. It’s a really interesting top ten Tuesday’s post today and it has me fangirling like you would not believe. As always comments, additions, queries, you know the drill: Pop them in the comments box below or tweet me @littlebookblog1

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1)       J.K Rowling: Clichéd? Yes. A justified answer and a definite choice for this list? Yes, hands down.

2)       George Orwell: The rules do not state whether the author has to be living although I guess that would help if you were going to meet them, but it’s my list so *shrugs.* I have so many questions still about 1984 and the work that went into it and the state of Britain today I just want to babble away whilst he (hopefully) answers all my questions.

3)       Harper Lee: This one probably makes the list because of my recent reading of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ I have so many questions (once again) about both the latter and her soon-ish to be released Go Set a Watchman. To find out more would feel incredibly special.

4)       Hilary Mantel: This author makes the list because 1) Her books are incredible but also 2) They are so different in terms of historical period and as historical fiction is to me, the most brilliant genre I would adore to hear her thoughts on writing a period novel and her tips for me as a potential author

5)       Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Just yes. No explanation needed really.

6)       Markus Zusak: Another that is just yes.

7)       Caitlin Moran: I just think we would get on like a house on fire and we could drink gin and eat cheese and all would be okay in the world.

8)       John Green: One because he is a fantastic author and has helped to inspire a new generation of readers but I would like to ask him about the difference between writing and then it being taken and changed for the Hollywood movie world, what does that feel like?

9)       Cecelia Ahearn: These last three are really because their books have spoken to me in a certain way and I think for me discussing them and the way of writing and tips would teach me so much as a reader, reviewers and a writer.

10)   Finally Roald Dahl, a figure in British literature and an icon in the world of books, it would be a delight.

So there you have it ten authors I would most like to meet. Wouldn’t it be pretty special if any of these came true?

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  1. mushypeasonearth
    May 12, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I’m sure it was just a typo… but 1984?? 🙂

    • May 12, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      It’s actually a secret book he wrote a year later I am told 😉 haha thank you for pointing that out, finger slip!

  2. hollykerrauthor
    May 12, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    I agree on quite a few of these, but especially Hilary Mantel. I think she’s fantastic! Good choice! I have to come up with my own list now!

  3. May 12, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    It’s not cliched to want to meet JK Rowling if she was a big part of your childhood. It’s like meeting a hero. For me at least. Also, YES to John Green. Hanging out with him would be so fun!
    My TTT!

  4. May 12, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I just did my own list and I can’t believe I missed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harper Lee! Great list though 🙂

  5. May 12, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Caitlin Moran would be such good fun!

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:56 am

      She would just be brilliant. I can see myself rolling around on the floor roaring with laughter if she was around. Throw in the gin and it’s a party! xx

  6. May 12, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    You had me at gin and cheese!

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:56 am

      A girl after my own heart, brilliant to have to on board! xxx

  7. May 12, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Roald Dahl! YES. Absolutely. Sign. Me. Up.

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:55 am

      Definitely 🙂 I think he would be more wonderful than I could ever imagine x

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