Top 10 Tuesday (late): Wish I could meet

Hi everyone! I’m totally late with this week’s edition of TTT hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. We have company in town for the week and it’s been a lot of fun. So excuse the lateness of my list this week. This week’s topic is too good to pass up: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet I thought I would spin this topic a bit and share of my favorite classic authors that I wish I could meet if I had a time machine. Enjoy!

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Jane Austen // I just love her novels. I’m almost done with Sense and Sensibility right now. And I am amazed it took me so long to read it. Its great! But we really don’t know much about Austen herself. How I would love to meet her!

Louisa May Alcott // I think Louisa and I would be friends in another life–based on what I infer about her from her novels. I still want to read more of them.

C. S. Lewis // I have only read the tip of the iceberg of Lewis’ work. But I find him to be profound and intriguing. I would love to meet him at the Eagle and Child for a cup of tea to discuss literature, religion, and life.

Harper Lee // I guess I could have met her since she only died last year. I am always impressed anew when I read To Kill a Mockingbird. How awesome would it be to hear about her writing and inspiration for that classic?!

Charlotte Bronte // Masterpiece is showing a new drama about the life of the Bronte sisters. And after reading The Bronte Plot recently, I am reinvested in the Brontes. For now, Charlotte would be the most interesting one to meet because I adore Jane Eyre (don’t we all?) and would love to hear how that novel was formed.

Victor Hugo // I’m only about 10% through Les Miserables but I already love it. I would love to talk with Hugo about the novel and his views on life and love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky // This seems really nerdy to admit. Haha. But it’s absolutely true. Whenever I read Dostoevsky’s novels, I am reminded how much I love his work. Talking with the author of some of my favorite classics would be truly inspiring!

Leo Tolstoy // I also have to include Tolstoy on this list. Yes, War and Peace is a book of more grandeur and mastery than anything I have ever read. And yes, I can’t say that I love it. But how cool would it be to talk about it with the author? I think it would be awesome!

Lewis Carroll // Okay, I have to admit that I think Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a bit crazy and rather ridiculous. But perhaps that is what intrigues me about him. What would a conversation with him be like? I have no idea.

Beatrix Potter // And last, but not least, one of my absolute favorite children’s authors. I adore her Peter Rabbit books. It would be so wonderful to visit her in the Lake District and just soak in the atmosphere and perhaps do a little painting.

What authors would you love to meet?

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