This is a Goodreads group hosted by Lainey. Every Wednesday, you are given a topic, and you have to choose your top 5 books/authors etc that correspond with that topic.
Jan 21st: Authors You Would Like to Meet
In order of preference. Literally would do anything to meet my #1
5. Daniel Handler:
Okay, so I’ve seen Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket once. He was hosting a giveaway that I went to, but I never really got to talk to him. I’m a huge fan of the Series of Unfortunate Events, and I’ve met a couple of people who’ve met Daniel Handler, and they tell me that he’s just a very eccentric, quirky, funny person. They say he’s not afraid to be mean and snarky, and I love that. I wish I could go to one of his signings some time soon.
4. Rainbow Rowell:
I relate to Rainbow Rowell’s books on another level. I kid you not; it’s like I’m reading about a character inspired by me, that’s how much I relate to her characters. I think she’s a phenomenal writer, and I just know that she would be such a warm, beautiful woman in person. I would love to just sit down and have a chat with her about anything, really.
3. George R.R. Martin:
Okay, so anyone who has seen A Game of Thrones or has read the series knows that George R.R. Martin is absolutely brutal. No character, no matter how lovable or how kick-ass, is safe in his books. I know, for a fact, that when an author spends 1000 pages on one book, who develops a character for three or four books with the utmost care and precision, and then kills him/her off in the fifth book- that person is worth meeting. Not only that, I used to work with a guy who said that he is such a chill guy. I’ve heard people say he’s just lovely and kind in person, and I don’t believe it. How can you rip out the hearts out of millions of people, and then be just a sweetheart in real life? It doesn’t make any sense!!!!
2. John Green:
Okay, so I’m a huge fan of John Green’s writing, although I do believe that some of his characters are “recycled” (like Looking for Alaska and Paper Town’s characters are basically the same.) That does NOT mean that John Green isn’t a fantastic writer. I think the amount of humor he injects into his book so effortlessly, so seamlessly is astonishing. I love how heavy his books are in the philosophical aspect, but they don’t seem forced. I love his quirkiness, I love his little quips, and I love how he’s so open about certain issues in his writing. I’ve watched his vlogs on YouTube, and I think he’s smart, he’s funny and he’s just a great guy. I would love to meet him. I could use some of his energy and wit in myself, you know?
WINNER: 1. J.K. Rowling:
Anybody who knows me knows that J.K. Rowling is my idol. I’ve seen documentaries on her that go on for an hour or two, just crying my eyes out through the entire thing. I think she’s such a powerful, independent, strong woman. I can never be half the woman that Jo is, but even if I can manage to be half, it would be my honor. For a lady who’s been through SO much in her life, someone who’s had a troubled childhood, who’s had a troubled marriage, who’s had to live in poverty and shambles, who’s had to deal with depression with children to take care of. For someone like that to create something so magical that means so much to so many people in the world is… it leaves me speechless. Jo has money now – more money than some of us can even dream of – but she remembers her past. She gives constantly. She protects minorities, she is tolerant and open-minded and just a beautiful, beautiful woman. I worship her. She is everything that I have ever wanted to be- a good role model, a good writer, a good person, a strong, independent woman. And what I wouldn’t do to meet her. I would sell my soul to shake her hand and tell her how much she’s done for me in my life.