Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters I’d Invite to a Dinner Party

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A wooden table set for a dinner party. I chose all of these characters for one reason: they’d be fabulous dinner companions. Any one of them would be filled with interesting anecdotes about their lives.

Putting all of them together at the same table would make me incredibly happy.

Captain Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Sherlock Holmes.

Atticus Finch, the lawyer and late-in-life father from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

Starr Carter from Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give.

Luna Lovegood from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Willow Rosenberg and Tara McLay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

What I predict they’d talk about (before the conversation bounced into unpredictable topics): 

  • Magic
  • Civil rights and social justice
  • Books
  • The weirdest things they’ve seen
  • Baseball
  • Raising kids as single parents, LGBT+ people, etc.
  • Reading body language
  • Deep space travel
  • Aliens

32 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters I’d Invite to a Dinner Party

  1. Ooh, great choices, Lydia! I would be curious to know what dinner with Atticus Finch would be like, especially considering the times now 😂 I’d also absolutely love to have dinner with Starr and Luna! I think they’d get on real well, too?! Haha I’m honestly always so terrible at answering this question but I love reading peoples’ answers!

  2. I absolutely love your guests! Before I went rogue and went on a tangent over on my post, Sherlock was on my list and Hermione Granger. Luna is such a great character, too. Loved her!

  3. I love this list too. I remember when Harry took Luna to Slughorn’s party. She was absolutely brilliant. The wonderful thing about asking Sisko and Finch is that they would make sure everyone was treated with courtesy and would put the entire table at ease.

    Those who have (understandable) reservations about asking Sherlock Holmes might want to consider Mary Russell instead (

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