Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I Want To Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I Want To Meet

I’ve been very lucky in that I’ve been able to meet lots of book bloggers and authors I love. This mainly happened by living in a city that gets lots of great author events and by being able to attending book conventions where other bloggers congregate. Meeting people you interact with a lot, either on Twitter (which is my #1) or on your blog, is the best feeling.

There are still a few people I love that I have yet to meet and I REALLY hope I get to someday soon. Hre are just ten of them:

1. Amanda (On a Book Bender) – I love this girl. I mean it! Any time I’m twittering with her, she makes me laugh. It’s like we’re old friends already!

2. Estelle (Rather Be Reading) – I’ve been getting to know Estelle recently, and we gchat pretty often. I love how we just clicked and it was like we’d known each other forever. That’s probably more to her credit than mine, lol. Also? I want her to take me beer drinking!! She knows where it’s at!! UPDATE: Met in 2015!

3. Jacinda (The Reading Housewives of Indiana) – Jacinda and I just clicked. We have a lot of the same reading tastes and we’ve bonded over a lot of them.

4. Jeri Smith-Ready & Team Kilt – All of them. Yes, all. But most especially author Jeri Smith-Ready and Jen and Amy of Fictitious Delicious, who also run the fansite Kilt & Keeley. The community they’ve all created surrounding the Shade characters is just beyond incredible. And I just KNOW good times would be had in their company. :D

5. Carrie (Stalking the Bookshelves) – Carrie is a person who I constantly talk to on twitter. She can always make me laugh. And I really loved getting to know her over the summer, when we were  doing the Outlander read-along.

6. Ash (Smash Attack Ash) – Ash is one of the people I’ve known longest on this list. I love her enthusiasm on books and some of my favorite tv shows, which is actually how I discovered her fabulousness…So You Think You Can Dance tweet chats!!!

7. Asheley (Into the Hall of Books) – Asheley can make me excited about ANYTHING! I just know that a lot of fangirlness would happen over ALL THE THINGS if we ever met. And we’d wear all of our Batman gear. It’s only right. We also have a few fave bands in common and I’d love to go to a show with her. UPDATE: Met in 2015!

8. Lisa (lisa is busy nerding) – Lisa would round out the Batman outfitted trio, along with me and Asheley. I love her nerdiness and I think Lisa would be a perfect friend to take to a midnight screening of any nerdy movie out there. :D

9. Alexa (Alexa Loves Books) – Alexa is one of the sweetest people out there and I just know that we would have great conversations about our favorite books if we ever met. UPDATE: Met in 2015!

10. April (Good Books and Good Wine) – April was one of the first book bloggers I started following on twitter. She has strong opinions on a lot of things and I’d love to meet her and chat with her in person. I’d also love to have a few drinks with her because she seems to be really fun, even though I probably wouldn’t be able to hang, haha.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

13 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I Want To Meet”

  1. Asheley (@BookwormAsheley)


    I think I just proved your point by fist pumping at this blog post. Presumptuous much? Probably so. But seriously, it takes very little to make me excited! And fangirly. I love what I love and I want everyone to love it too! And I’ve love NOT MUCH MORE than to haul off to your place, load you up, and take you to a few shows with me!! It’s be an EXCELLENT TIME for all concerned. ESPECIALLY if we wore all the Batman stuff. And maybe a cape.

  2. Estelle / Rather Be Reading

    ha ha ha ha. I’m going to get a reputation about my love of beer, aren’t I? I absolutely adore you and it’s been so great to know you these past few months as well! Everytime I start a new romance novel, I think of you. NOW THAT IS A PICK UP LINE DON’T YOU THINK? :)

    Hopefully we can make this happen soon! ;)

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Too late, my dear! Your instagram stream is proof! :P I think you’re learning these pick up lines from romance novels!! hehe

  3. Smash Attack

    SYTYCD! Tonight is the finale! :D :D :D

    I adore you, Jess! We are all lucky to have you in our digital lives and it would be downright rocksauce if it could be IRL. I need to make it out to TX and meet all of the incredible bloggers that reside there!

  4. Lisa

    I LOVE lots of these girls to pieces! Estelle, Carrie, Asheley, April, Jacinda, Alexa… such darlings! ALL OF THEM.

    AND YOU my dear! You’re wonderful to chat with because you a fellow nerd who isn’t afraid to geek out. I adore that about you! <3

  5. Carrie from Stalking the Bookshelves

    Darling, the feeling is quite mutual. I love our twitter chats and I couldn’t have gotten through Outlander without you. Thanks for being an awesome friend. We really must try and figure out a book event to meet up at. Yes, we will make this happen! Thanks for the love. You made my day!

  6. Amanda @ On a Book Bender

    Old friends FTW! I’ve been to a few signings with Jen of Fictitious Delicious and I absolutely adore her. I think I’ve only met Amy once, but she’s awesome, too. :)

    I’ll have to look into ALA in Chicago. Or just take a trip to Texas. I wouldn’t mind that (especially if it’s in the winter).

  7. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books

    OH YES! I would love to meet you in person (which will hopefully happen sooner, rather than later) because we do share a lot of similar tastes when it comes to books. There’s going to be unabashed fangirling and excitement over just about EVERYTHING! <3

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