Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People (Real or Fictional) I Would Love to Join Me for Thanksgiving Dinner

Today I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish and participating in their weekly Top Ten Tuesday feature post. (To learn more about TTT, click here.) This week's theme is:

So, I have chosen:


While creating my guest list, I kept this in mind - I would want to sit down to a meal, especially a meal of thanksgiving, with people who were fun, intelligent, appreciative, and who had interesting things to talk about.  

  1. Alan Karlsson from The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared. In his 100 years, Alan did a a lot of living. He traveled far and wide, met many historical and famous people, and experienced so many interesting things. Having such a wealth of experiences to draw from, I think Alan would be a fun and articulate dinner guest. 
  2. Joe Pike from Robert Crais' Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series. Joe doesn't say much, but when he does, you know what he's saying is important. I think he's quiet demeanor would be an asset. 
  3. Jamie Fraser from Outlander. If you remember, Jamie also made the Halloween party list last month. What can I say? He's a charismatic Highlander with a great accent and he wears a kilt, of course I'm going to invite him. 
  4. Ranger from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Ranger, in my opinion, is much like Joe Pike and would provide a good balance in contrast to those who might be overly talkative. And, I think it would be awesome to hear him to call me "Babe" just once... Babe, can you pass the rolls? LOL! 
  5. Ave Maria Mulligan from Big Stone Gap. Ave Maria is from a small town in Appalachia, like me. I just think it would be cool to have someone else at the table whose childhood and formative years were much like mine. 
  6. Grandma Mazur from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I would want Grandma Mazur there simply for the funny comments I'm sure that would pour out of her mouth. She would ensure laughter and lightheartedness. 
  7. Mark Watney from The Martian. If ever there was a character who had something to be thankful for, it's Mark Watney. I think sharing a meal with him at a table of plenty is only fitting. Not only could he regale us with anecdotes from his time on Mars, but he presence would be a living reminder to be thankful for every day we are given.
What do you think about my dinner guests? How about you? Who would you invite to your Thanksgiving dinner? 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Jamie would make any Thanksgiving feast better! Sigh... Have a great Thanksgiving!

    My Top Ten

  2. This sounds like an awesome and intriguing time!! Great assortment of characters. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. bahahaha Grandma Mazur!! yes. I would like Joe Morelli. Actually, I would take all the regular characters from Plum's life. That would be interesting.
    and Jamie. Sigh.

    1. Very true. If I had to pick a family's Thankgiving dinner to crash, it would be the Plum's! I would go there in order to get the full effect of "the Burg." Can you imagine how hilarious it would be with the entire gang there?

  4. Even though I don't know any of these people, they all sound like they'd be a lot of fun to be around. (And I could probably even learn something from them, too.)

  5. i have not read any of those books. the ten i'd invite: margo, kate, laura, josh, byron and michael from nora roberts' lovers and dreamers trilogy, georgie and neal from rainbow rowell's landline, george and liza from ellen shanman's right before your eyes.


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