After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

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 edit
I 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 #2
I 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.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Favorite Authors A-Z

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.


Irish said...

Here is a link to a blog that might give you ideas for those letters you are missing.

tapestry100 said...

Thanks - that jogged my memory, and I remember that I have read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. I've yet to read the entire books of stories that "Sleepy Hollow" is included in, but at least that's a start on the "I's".

aart hilal said...


I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

Have a nice day!


tapestry100 said...

Thanks for the information, Aart!

Automatic said...

Many thanks for your enthusiastic leap into the Pool of Tears assisting Princess Alyss and Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan with their harrowing adventures into pop culture.

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tapestry100 said...

ooooo - such a cryptic message from the LGW Librarian.

**runs off to email**