Monday, November 21, 2011

Top Ten Authors I'd Invite to Thanksgiving

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

This is decidedly un-Thanksgiving-like. I'm not bringing these authors together to munch on turkey and sweet potatoes for camaraderie and discussion. My purpose is more sinister, because, see, there are things I want to know. I will ditch my normal sweet disposition and I will engage in coercion, blackmail, entrapment, and extortion to get what I want. I don't know what these words mean, but I love how they toss them around on cop shows and legal dramas. I've scoured my shelves (and cemeteries) to select the authors with whom I have some unfinished business. So watch out, Diana Gabaldon, I'm coming for YOU!

1. Diana Gabaldon: Please send me an advanced reading copy of Outlander #8. Like soon. As in, my birthday is December 9. Thanks. And please write William a good love interest. I feel bad for him. He's lonely

2. Maggie Stiefvater: You're AWESOME! Now, write adult fiction.  Also, be my friend.

3. Emily Bronte: Why do you have such a sick mind? Aren't you supposed to be a meek spinster? And how do you know so much about passion... did you have a Heathcliff of your own? You can come clean with me. I can keep a juicy secret. 

4. Anya Seton: How come smoking was cool in the 50s and it's not anymore? Oh wait, I know that answer. It kills you and it's dumb. But man, you rock that cigarette, lady.

5. Margaret Mitchell: Tell me fast, I can't handle it... Does Scarlett get Rhett back? But wait, don't tell me if it's not the answer I wanna hear, Peg!

6. Suzanne Collins: How could you? How could Katniss end up with *SPOILER ALERT* Peeta? Gale all the way, baby.

7. Jennifer Donnelly: More like The Winter Rose, please. Dig that Sid Malone. 

8. William Shakespeare: So did you write everything that is credited to you? Good, I thought so.

9. Stephenie Meyer. Write something else please. Loved The Host.

10. J.K. Rowling: You're awesome, too. Please grab the tab. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters have already accepted MY dinner invitation. ;)
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! I'm having Margaret over for my Thanksgiving feast as well and I WANT TO KNOW!

Have a great Tuesday!

Tanya Patrice said...

Awesome choices!

Anne said...

I picked Diana Gabaldon too. I am also very eager for the next book to come out!

nea barabea said...

haha I love your comments!! You're so funny :)
Nice pick ;)

nea barabea
[My Life Is a Fairytale That Will Never End.]

Anonymous said...

I'm seconding:

Diana Gabaldon, Though I'd have to finish the rest of the printed series first before I could grill her about any upcoming books...

Maggie Stiefvater needs to write an adult novel, like, yesterday. Perhaps the two of us could cut her off from the desert table...corner her by the drinks or such and force her to listen...

I'm also in for forcing Meyer to write more...and J.K. Rowling can so pick up the tab! Love it, laughed out loud when you said that.

Marybeth P. said...

I will win that fight for Jamie! I have placed a claim on him since I was 15, which was three years ago, but anyways, he is wonderful! I love Diana Gabaldon.

Great list darling. Thanks for stopping by.

And may the best woman win.

-Marybeth P.

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

I want to sign a petition for Maggie S. to write an adult novel!!! I've never thought of it before, but it would be spectacular. Excellent idea!

I'm with you on the *Spoiler* thingy. I always liked him too.

I love this list so, so much!!