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Ten On Tuesday

Today’s Ten on Tuesday topic starts with a premise: you are having a dinner party and you can invite 10 fictional characters. Who would you invite? My guests would be:

pizza for carole knits
do you think they’d like pizza for dinner?

  1. Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches. She’d make a very intriguing guest, I’m sure. Plus, she could use her magic to clean everything up at the end of the evening.
  2. Kinsey Milhone from the Alphabet Murder series. I just love her no nonsense approach to life.
  3. Claire Fraser from Outlander. I’d pick her brain for herbal treatments and all she knows about Scottish history.
  4. Goldie Schultz from the Diane Mott Davidson mystery series
  5. Ursula Todd from Life After Life. Oh, the stories she could tell! So long as she didn’t die and disappear during the dinner.
  6. Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. Smart, wise and handsome.
  7. Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind. I know Rhett would keep things lively and he’d flirt with all of the ladies – including me, I hope.
  8. James “Hobie” Hobart from The Goldfinch. I just think Hobie was so kind and loyal, he’d be a great dinner guest.
  9. Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series. Again, magic. Again, wisdom.
  10. Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveler’s Wife. He’s a librarian so he’d be a great conversationalist. I just hope, like Ursula Todd, that he’d stay for the whole evening and not disappear.

Which fictional character would you have over for dinner?

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  1. I’m imagining all the great conversations – Ursula Todd and Henry DeTamble, Albus and Atticus, Rhett and Claire. What a great list and topic!

  2. Me too on the blank! I was awake at 3:00 a.m. trying to come up with a list! Though I don’t know many of these characters you’ve piqued my interest in meeting them!

  3. Did you make that pizza? It looks great!

    Right now I’m thinking Horace Rumpole.

  4. Oh, that would be a fun group! We have no overlapping guests on our lists, so how about I bring my party over to your place for a little nightcap later in the evening??? (Although we’ll have to watch out for Rhett (your list) and Scarlett (on mine). . .)

  5. #s 2,3,6, and 9. Ursula Todd, no, no, no. Maybe Gabriel Allon from the Dan Silva novels. Oh wait — Claire but not Jamie??????

  6. Just got moving and still in jammies–you have now given me a thought worm for the entire day. You had a great balance of men qnd women. I might add Olive Kitteridge for a bit of snark haha!

  7. We are sharing Atticus Finch…probably because I just finished reading the book. This was a fun Ten on Tuesday!

  8. Oh I didn’t think about Rhett Butler-he would definitely be great at the dinner party, and to have clean up done by magic-awesome idea!

  9. Interesting list! And an interesting topic. I’m kinda like Margene though…I enjoy peeking at the characters’ lives but don’t know if I’d want to spend time with most of them!

  10. I have some questions for Jay Gatsby, but they might not be appropriate dinner conversation. He’d bring lots of booze, though. Sylvia Tietjens from Parade’s End (Ford Madox Ford) is such a horrendous scheming bitch I don’t think I could leave her off the list (couldn’t bear more than a few hours in her company, either.) One of Peter Mayle’s protagonists would keep things light. Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair and some rich eligible man for her to throw herself at (your Rhett Butler would come in super handy there). That’s all I can think of right now! Ooh, can I invite the Dowager Countess even though she’s TV? She’d keep the whole lot in line.

  11. Oh! I seem to be stuck in one decade for the most part, but Nick & Nora Charles of The Thin Man would be very offended if they weren’t invited. With the crew I’ve invited, there’s likely to be a crime to be solved, anyway.

  12. That’s a great list! I’ve been completely stumped by this prompt, except that I’d definitely invite Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mazur from the Janet Ivanovich books. It would be a dinner filled with laughter 🙂 And maybe Ranger too, just so I could look at him and drool 😉

  13. what a fun list! I’ve met every one of your guests before and agree they’ll make a great party! (can I come, too?)

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