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Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish People I'd Like to Meet

A new Tuesday, a new prompt for Top 10 Tuesday. This week the prompt is bookish people I'd like to meet.

This is a hard one for me because I would never go up to someone and start talking to them - I'd be so tongue tied I'd have no idea what to say. BUT, since these are just characters and there's no chance I'll meet them - here goes.

Thanks to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs. So, here are some folks I'd like to meet.

CASEY DUNCAN from the Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong

Casey seems so down to earth, patient, and smart. I'd want to talk to her about her adventures in the wilds of the Yukon and why she continues to find that appealing!

INSPECTOR GAMACHE from the Louise Penny series

How could I NOT include this charming, thoughtful, knowledgeable, caring person? As long as I'm innocent of any wrong doing, I'd LOVE to sit and chat with him and Beauvoir in Three Pines. I'd hope to leave the encounter in a peaceful and "heard" frame of mind.

ATTICUS & OBERON from the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne

I only just finished the first in this series which is maybe why it's at the top of my mind - PLUS, who wouldn't want to meet a 2000 year old Druid? His current presentation is as a 20 something, so I'd likely glance past him in his book store, so I want to meet him knowing his true nature - THAT'S where it would be an interesting conversation.


Because he's Stephen freakin' King - and I'd love to hear how his brain works!

CINDER in Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A badass cyborg. Need I say more?

BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

Set in the future on another world, Binti is a math genius (the opposite of me), a planet traveling wunderkind, who returns to her home planet to help effect a peace agreement. The trilogy is outstanding and I'd love to meet her.

ANDY CARPENTER series by David Rosenfelt

Andy is a lawyer who has a strong sense of right and wrong with a great sidekick in his golden retriever best friend, Tara, and would be a fun guy to chat with. And if he's half as snarky and funny in real life as he is in the books, I'd be laughing through the whole conversation! I hope he brings Tara with him.

DANNY WALLACE, author of Yes Man

In this memoir, Danny shares how his life changed when he committed to saying YES to EVERYthing anyone asked. He continued the practice for months and I'd love to hear even more about how he felt and how his life changed by forcing himself to be more open, to just say yes. (great book)

JULIUS HEARTSTRIKER from the Heartstriker's series by Rachel Aaron

Julius is a dragon who can easily switch from human form to dragon - he's the "nice" guy, the reasonable one, in a truly dysfunctional dragon family and I love him. I'd love to sit and chat with him about all his adventures and the magic of being such a powerful being, and then have him take me on a little flight.

Two other real life people I'd love to meet are my favorite bookish podcast people: Anne Bogel of What Should I Read Next and Mel Julwan at Strong Sense of Place. I've mentioned their podcast/blogs before and will continue to do so - their shows are well produced, and they are articulate women that know their books; I find them so entertaining to listen to. Give them a listen.

Do you have any of these characters/authors on your list? This week was a tough one for me. I had to come back to this list multiple times and here I am wrapping it up at the last minute. But, I did come up with some bookish folks I'd love to meet. I imagine there will be a LOT of variety this week and I can't wait to see who you all want to meet! Here's to all of us reading lots of good books in 2023.

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