OK, so I'm stealing this idea from Lizzy's Literary Life, who pinched the idea from Stuck in a Book; just so we're all clear on where the idea came from. ;) Basically, an A-Z list of my favorite authors.
A - Piers Anthony - the Xanth series
B - Frank Beddor - the Looking Glass Wars series
C - Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
D - Patrick Dennis - Auntie Mame and Around the World with Auntie Mame
E - J.F. Englert - A Dog About Town
F - Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (really, anything by her!)
G - Neil Gaiman - the Sandman series
H - Helen Hanff - 84 Charing Cross Road
I - I've don't know that I've read anybody in the "I's"
J - Brian Jacques - the Redwall series
K - Beth Kephart - Into the Tangle of Friendship
L - C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia
M - Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
N - Henry H. Neff - The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry
O - James A. Owen - Here, There be Dragons: Book One of the Imaginarium Geographica
P - Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
Q - Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay.
R - Anne Rice - the Vampire series
S - May Sarton - everything! (especially A Reckoning or A Journal of a Solitude)
T - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
U - Alfred Uhry - Driving Miss Daisy
V - Voltaire - Candide
W - Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence
X - I've don't think I even own a book by anybody in the "X's"
Y - I've don't know that I've read anybody in the "Y's"
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
There are obviously others that I enjoy just as much; some that spring immediately to mind are E.M. Forster, Jonathan Barnes, J.K. Rowling, Truman Capote, Susanna Clarke, Paulo Coelho. But that list up there pretty much sums up my all time favorites.
I simply want to read.
I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.
As always, happy reading!
2017 editI will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year. 2017 edit #2I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.