HAPPY TUESDAY, EVERYONE!
Our TTT options for this week were to go back and pick a topic that we had missed. My eyes immediately landed on the "ten authors I'd like to have at Thanksgiving" topic, but as it's a little early for that...
We're sharing ten authors we'd love to hang out w/ at a beach bonfire - both alive AND dead.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish!
I'm a big, big fan of Hitchiker's Guide, but am an even bigger fan of Salmon of Doubt.
I feel like Douglas would be the guy at a beach bonfire cracking jokes, but would also be the one who would gamely remember to bring extra drinks for everyone.
(And of course, he'd teasingly bring me something appropriately non-alcoholic to drink, while totally razzing on my lack of interest IN drinking.)
Cat Jordan (HI CAT!)
Cat's my Star Trek: TNG buddy, through and through.
Sometimes, you just want to talk about Picard's leadership abilities, intermixed with a healthy debate on our favorite Doctor, all under the stars. Cat would totally be my (author) buddy for doing this.
Cat, let's make this happen. Redondo Beach awaits.
I really don't think Nick Kristof has time to hang out at the beach - he's on assignment, as per - but I just feel like he'd be an awesome storyteller at a beach bonfire.
He's seen it all, done it all, and can talk intelligently about IR and do it in Mandarin to boot. I'd love the chance to pick his brain in an informal setting, and a beach bonfire seems like the best place.
Leila writes gorgeous MG and YA, largely centered around Nantucket.
Not only would I love the chance to pick her brain about writing, but I'd love to do it in an another beach environment, so I can hear how she views it through her eyes.
Leila: You have a standing invite to any bonfire I throw in the future.
Realistically, Jane would probably be amused and horrified over how people dress/engage at the beach these days.
But. Actually going to the seashore was clearly such a treat for her throughout her life - something she passed onto the characters - I just really want her to have the opportunity to spend an evening on a gorgeous beach like Laguna Beach, and enjoy it for what it is.
If she wants to people-watch and offer some Austen-style snark along the way? So be it.
Kim Zarins: Kim and I are both from Orange County, so I think it's high time that we start hitting the beach near our hometown (!), and talking Chaucer.
Dan O'Malley: Dan: I totally challenge you to a game of beach volleyball.
Jason Reynolds: Like Anna-Marie, I feel like I always see Jason either in a bookish setting, or randomly, in my current city. Let's go hit the beach! (And Jason: I equally challenge you to a came of volleyball.)
Meg Cabot: Meg's the one person in this section that I don't know to some degree, but I feel like she'd just be a fun beach buddy.