Ten(ish) Bookish People I Want To Meet!

Posted September 18, 2012 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 29 Comments

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Ten(ish) Bookish People I Want To Meet
(I want to meet tons of bookish people! Hard topic!)

1. The person that started Goodreads
Hey, person that started Goodreads!! 
What a great idea! I use Goodreads all the time. 
I love your PHONE APP – it helps TONS at the library.
HOWEVER, I have a few ideas I’d love to run by you…
For example: HOW ABOUT A RE-READ OPTION??? HUH??? 
So, Goodreads inventor person, let’s meet for coffee, shall we? 

2. The person that invented the Kindle.
All e-readers, really. 
I just want to shake your hand. Or hug your neck. Or buy you dinner. 
Cause you’re kind of awesome and you changed my life. 

3 & 4. The people that started Audible and Overdrive for audiobooks.
I love you, I love you, I love you. 

5. My favorite audiobook readers. 
Jim Dale, Nick Podehl, Kristine Hvam. 
Dear wonderful reader-people, 

I would like for you to read me a story. 
In person. Where I can watch you. 
Sincerely, ME. 

6. Patrick Rothfuss
Don’t even get me started on WHY. 
Just because, people. Just because.
(see one of his books HERE)

7. Erin Morgenstern
Erin, Your book is beautiful. 
Celia and Marco are amazing. 
I just want to say THANK YOU for an incredible story. 
In person, perhaps. One day. That’d be SO COOL.
(see her book HERE)

8. David Levithan
I’m not sure if I want to meet you because of your books
or because of @LoversDiction
Either way, I will be seeing you in November. 
I nearly pass out every time I think about it
For example, I’m about to pass out as I write this. 
*deep breaths*
(see one of his books HERE)

9. The people that started NetGalley
It may be shallow to say this, 
but y’all, I love NetGalley. 
It makes book blogging fun for me. 
To do things the way that I choose to do them 
(which isn’t the route everyone goes and THAT IS OKAY)
everyone has to start somewhere.
They made it possible once 
I got to the place where they could help me. 
Thank you, NetGalley.


It’s those of you that interact with me daily or almost daily,
that talk with me somehow about books, music, movies, superheroes –
you go a little extra, above and beyond,
you take the extra step to get to know me, the person
 – y’all are the ones that are my top ten.
But there are more than ten of you. So I just can’t list you out. I’m sorry!


Who do YOU want to meet?? 


About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

You can find her somewhere in North Carolina, daydreaming about the ocean.

Find Asheley on Litsy @intothehallofbooks!


29 responses to “Ten(ish) Bookish People I Want To Meet!

  1. I think I'd yell at the Kindle people for putting print in jeopardy.

    It would definitely be interesting to meet the people that read audiobooks- I haven't read many but I think my world would be totally rocked since I create pictures for them i my head.

  2. Great list! Very inventive. I would never have thought of half these people! Erin Morgenstern lives in my state so I think you need to come and visit both of us ;).

  3. I love what you did with your list this week – and I totally agree. These are some amazing people that I certainly need to meet!

    Also, I hope I get to meet YOU soon. Because you're awesome and I love your reviews <3

    (Also, David Levithan is AWESOME.)

  4. I love this list! I'd love to meet the Kindle inventor, too–and to have lunch with the Netgalley peeps, what an awesome idea!

    I confess I sometimes think about driving to Santa Monica whenever GoodReads goes down so I can tap my foot as the engineers work on the servers, hah. πŸ˜‰

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. I love the way you broke down your list. I imagine your categories helped so that you made sure you wouldn't accidentally forget someone. I really do hope that we get to meet someday because you're awesome. I love your reviews, and your comments, and I think we would have a super epic time together discussing books and blogging and life. πŸ™‚

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