#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. This week’s prompt is all about that October pumpkin spice and which authors/characters you’d like to grab a cup of java with. Let’s get started.
1. Author: Neil Gaiman
Back in college I had the opportunity to hear Neil Gaiman speak. It was a free presentation, and many of my friends were fans. At the time, I knew him as the writer of the Sandman comics–that was it, just some comic book writer. So, when we got to the theatre where he was speaking, I was surprised to find that we college kids had backed out an entire 800 seat theater to see this man.
Then he started answering questions and reading his poetry, and he was so absurdly delightful to listen to. I went to that theater because my friends dragged me and I left as a 100% fan of Neil Gaiman. If you’ve never read his books or listened to him narrate his own audiobooks, I suggest starting with Neverwhere. It’s my favorite. It’s a lot like Alice in Wonderland but set in a modern day London.
2. Character: The Marquis de Carabas
Speaking of Neverwhere, can the Marquis de Carabas please get some coffee with us soon. If Neverwhere is similar to Alice in Wonderland, I guess that would make the Marquis like the Mad Hatter, but he’s far more useful to the plot. Honestly, he’s such an interesting character. He might be one of my favorites of all time.
3. Character: Atticus
I’ve talked about this book a lot on this blog. It’s just a fun series of novels to read, and the there are several characters in it that I’d love to grab coffee with (Coyote would be a great guy to hang with, and the daring side of me would really like to meet the Morrigan). Atticus, the 2,100 year old druid, however, would definitely be my first choice based on his life experience alone.
4. Character: Hercule Poirot
I’ve already professed my love for Mr. Poirot once on this site. He is such an odd and delightful little man. Other detectives don’t seem to value manners or kindness, but Poirot believes in the good in people despite all the bad he’s seen. Also, he could probably teach me to better utilize my “little gray cells.”
5. Character: Howl
I know a lot of people who might want to meet Harry Potter, but my wizard coffee buddy of choice would be Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle. He’s just so ridiculous.
6. Character: Elizabeth Bennett
This choice was too easy. Not only would I love just to have a conversation with this witty young woman, but I would love to see how she functions in the modern world because I bet she would flourish.
What do you think of my choices? Who would you want to meet?
If you’ve posted your own thoughts on this week’s prompts, feel free to link to it in the comments. I’d love to check it out!