Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which book bloggers list their top ten picks for whatever the current prompt is.
I can easily replace the title of this article with “The Ultimate Fanboy’s Bingo Card.” And by “The Ultimate Fanboy” I’m referring to myself (I’m modest like that).
Just so we can talk about coffee and pizza. I mean. No big deal, coffee and pizza. We’ll probably give shout-outs to Ezra Faulkner and Toby Ellicott, too.
If reading eleven (11!) books written by someone isn’t a sure sign that you want to meet that someone, I don’t know what else is.
(I can’t find him in a solo, clear photo but it feels wrong to post the ones where he’s with his friends. And, yeah, that’s Platform 9 3/4.)
Will-adorable-Walton (I just get this vibe from his tweets) is the only one in the list whose work I haven’t read. But that wouldn’t be for too long; his debut is set for a May 26th release! We’ll bond over Taylor Swift and Four Eyes. Possibly Olive Kitteridge as well.
DUH. If the name surprised you, you either haven’t been paying attention or are a newcomer (in which case hello!). We’ll determine how he can proceed with “the extortion”* because right at this point I’ll buy anything he publishes (though I’m still worming my way through his backlist). Bonus point: he digs my obsession with Winger. He is impressed you guys!
This dude rocks! Seriously. We’ll discuss strategies on how to kill it in the industry. Because, if you’re not aware, he sold his second book before his
debut STRONG debut (More Happy Than Not, June 2nd 2015) even got published. And have you seen his planner? He shares his word counts from time to time. He also happens to agree that Jean Grey is way badass-er than Wolverine.
How can I NOT want to hang out with the very person who taught me to embrace my inner fanboy? “Never apologize for fanboying!” he told me once on Tumblr. “It’s a wonderful thing to be excited about stuff.” And I’d pester him into writing a Proxy short story or two just. for. me.
I created my own Rainbow Rowell Week here on the blog to celebrate her birthday. NUF SAID.
I mean. I would let my Google search history be made public if it meant I could be best friends with this author. But, really, he’s the reason I got into YA to begin with.
*Copy-pastes first two sentences from Andrew Smith’s.* I can’t even begin to articulate how much I want to hug Becky! I imagine Twitter is considerably tired of our exchanges. Oh well. We’ll have an Oreo Party. STRAWBERRY-AND-CLASSIC Oreo Party, just to be clear.
Why, I’d thank the woman who made me fall in love with reading! I wouldn’t be the reader I am today if it weren’t for the Finches and Maycomb County.
Wow. This Top Ten Tuesday is more telling than I initially considered.
Who made it into your list? Link me up so I can see it! Serious question: what if you had to pick ONLY one? *Laughs deviously.*
*That’s a Winger reference for you.