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    Default Favorite authors

    We talk about books, but how about authors in general?

    One of my favorite authors is Ray Bradbury. I just saw this link on the MSN homepage: http://www.msn.com/?PC=msnHomeST&OCID=msnHomepage

    I believe there was also a Vonnegut book that was published after K.V. Jr's death, and I'd like to read that as well.

    Those two are at the top of my list, followed by Stephen King and John Steinbeck. Mark Twain, Dickens and Lovecraft would probably be on the list as well. And I really like the Margaret Atwood books I've read.

    I really am a book nerd.
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    I love Bradbury...

    I am an Austen addict. Since that's a rather limited range, I also love Georgette Heyer...



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    Sarah--Ah, so much in common. I've been a King fan forever, though I have to say I haven't read his last zillion books. The Stand is one of my all time favorites.

    LOVE Austin. So funny. I had an Austin class. I am a big sci fi fan. Arthur Clarke rules. Assimov rules.

    I was thinking of you today as I rode atop the hills, riding mom, ponying daughter, and it being clear enough to see the whole bay, the city, and even Mt. Tam.


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    Kurt Vonnegut jr. LOVE.
    More of a Bronte than Austen fan
    Cervantes - Don Quixote is one of my all time favorites.
    Love Camus.
    I really like the newer Atwood, as opposed to her earlier works
    love both Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
    LM Montgomery too...
    and I'll stop at Wilkie Collins, because I could go on for a while..

    Yes, I'm a book whore. *hangs head in shame.*
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night



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    Richard B. Wright. Hands down. Even got to meet him when he came for a book reading. Clara Callan, Adultery, Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard.

    Anne Tyler. Breathing Lessons is a stunning read.

    Frances Itani. Remembering The Bones and Deafening.



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    Wen Spencer, a Pitt alum with whom I have friends in common. Patricia Briggs, Jack Higgins, Louis L'amour, Diana Gabaldon, Michael Jan Friedman, to name a few. I'm a book worm so the list is very long.

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    Christopher Moore
    David Sedaris
    Augusten Burroughs

    I love everything those three write.



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    Hands down, my favourite writer is Shakespeare.
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    Shakespeare, Austen, Graham Greene, Hemingway, PG Wodehouse, and more currently Atwood, Ian McEwan, Michael Ondaatje, and AS Byatt.


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    Stephen King
    P.G. Wodehouse
    Jane Austen
    Richard Dawkins
    Dick Francis
    Daphne DuMaurier
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    I never get tired of reading their works.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackerdog View Post
    P.G. Wodehouse
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    YES!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by JenEM View Post
    PG Wodehouse,
    Love him!
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    I love Janet Evanovich for the Stephanie Plum books.
    *Wendy* 4.17.73 - 12.20.05


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    Tim Dorsey
    Carl Hiaasen
    Christopher Moore

    (I like weird)
    "Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." ~Jimmy Buffett



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    Tom Robbins
    Christopher Moore



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    Sherri Reynolds & Ken Haruf are two of my favorites.



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    Suzanne Brockmann especially her Troubleshooters series.

    I also read Patricia Briggs, the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series.



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    Kathy Reichs
    Daphne DuMaurier
    Mary Stewart (Lost count of the number of times I've read (Airs Above the Ground)
    J.A. Jance
    Alexander McCall Smith
    Tess Gerritsen
    Iris Johanssen
    Patricia Cornwell
    Recently got into Michael Connelly and Lee Child, liking what I'm reading
    When all else fails, Jilly Cooper

    Yes, I'm a proud bibliophile!



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    Sheridan Le Fanu
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    Charles Dickens - who I did NOT appreciate when I was young, but whom I love now.
    Terry Pratchett



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    Quote Originally Posted by Curb Appeal View Post
    Tim Dorsey
    I went to college with Tim. He was the editor of the school newspaper (largest weekly in the state of Alabama! ) The whole campus would wait anxiously to read his weekly editorial which was always hilarious!



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