What Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Butterfly, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    At the moment David Coe is my favorite author. He wrote the Lon Tobyn Chronicles and is in the process of writting Winds of the Forelands. I am breathlessly awaiting the next in this series due out on Dec.
    I also read Mercedes Lackey, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Harry Turtledove, Terry goodkind among others  I guess I read a little of everything.
    Now what do you enjoy reading when your relaxing?

  2. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

    I really enjoy Joanne Harris's books and i also love factual travel stories written by people like Michael Palin... i always stay up too late because I just cant out books down! ::)

  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

    Me too, I keep saying just one more page ;) My husband has banned Janet Evanovich books from our bed, she is so funny I can't keep from laughing(even with a pillow corner crammed in my mouth)so he can't sleep :D :D :D

  4. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

    I'll have to keep an eye out for her then! I work in the same biulding as the library so I'm always in there although i'm petrified of the librarian ladies! They're very scary :-\
  5. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I would never get anything done if I worked that close to the library. :D
  6. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    Oh you evil, evil woman, Butterfly.
    A. C. Crispin, David Coe, Andre Norton are my three favs.

    A. C. is a dear friend and has written me into the Star Wars Universe as a Rebel medical officer in her novel, "Rebel Dawn". She also mentions me in the dedication of her newest book, "Storms of Destiny".

    David Coe is also a dear friend and is currently in Australia!!!


    His next novel, as Butter fly mentioned is due out in December.

    Andre, who passed this summer, was one of the finest people I have ever met. With over 250 books to her credit, in fantasy, history, mystery and science fiction, she was a nation treasure. She was also one of the most awarded writers of the 20th century.

    Aside from those authors I consider my friends, I have many who I enjoy their work. Terry Prattchett, Neil Gaiman, Allen Steele, Glen Cook, Jim Butcher, Owl Goingback... As you can see, I read heavily in the fantasy/science fiction/horror areas.
    I also read natural history, history ( specificly prehistory, Asian, and military history) and mystery novels.

    I finish about 2-3 books a week on average and just passed the 18,000 mark in my personal library.

  7. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    hahahahahahahaha who me evil??? I think not!! Just need new ideas for something to read :D
  8. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember


    I am into 3 different authors right now.  They each have series, and it usually ends up that when I run out of the new one in one series the next one is ready.  They are:  Joan Medlicott (The Ladies of Covington Series);  Charlene Ann Baumbich (the Dearest Dorothy series);  Ann B. Ross  (the Miss Julia series).

    They are all a real hoot.  I guess I should be glad that there is just me and the fish here so I can make all the noise I want to without disturbing anyone because I cannot get through most pages without either laughing or crying.  They are the kind of books to read you read when you need a good look at how just plain good people live.  So far there are 5 or 6 books in each series aleady.  I buy each one as they come out from Amazon.com because I know I will read them over and over.

    Thanks for a question on one of my favorite subjects.


    Rose ;)
  9. MikeFishloreAdmin Moderator Member

    One of my favorite pastimes. I have many favorite authors, including Larry McMurtry, Mario Puzo, Harold Robbins, Louis Lamour, Robert Jordan. List goes on and on and on and on. ;D
  10. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    So many books and so little time :p
  11. Janmitch22Valued MemberMember

    I don't have any favorites. I'll read anything, really! Just give it here! I was one of those kids that avidly read the cereal box while eating breakfast...sounds like y'all might have been, too! I like science fiction, fantasy, biographies, histories, mysteries, whatever. Just don't give me any horror. My imagination absolutely runs away...far, far away.
    Anyway, I've finished some Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum, third read) and J.K. Rowling (The Half-Blood Prince, second read.) I'm trying to prove to someone that Dumbledore isn't dead!
  12. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    he's dead you'll have to face it someday. Sorry but the truth is the truth....
    Great read though
  13. Janmitch22Valued MemberMember

    Right, but it's fun to stretch things. Another friend is going to prove to me that Snape is really a good guy. Seeing as I hated Snape from the first, it'll be difficult!
  14. JasonWell Known MemberMember

  15. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Good question! I love to read but have too many authors to name. I'll mention a few really good ones though :) And don't laugh, I love classics and I don't think one can admire anybody more than the best and most ancient of them all - Plato! LOL :) I really like philosophy, and astronomy, and ... Well, here are some great authors (in my opinion): like I said - Plato, Carol Sagan, Jonathan Schell, Paul Davies, Richard Fortey, Chris Maser, and of course Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Gaston Leroux, and Leo Tolstoy. Plus, Stephen Hawking! I think that's about it for now ;D

    There is also this man who writes great books, but he never gives his (or her, for all I know) name! Just "Anonymous" - seriously. He writes political books; one that I read was very interesting and is called "Imperial Hubris" - if you read this book you get a pretty good sense why this guy never gives his name.

    I don't have a great collection of aquarium books YET, but just wait and you'll see, lol. Well, so far only one author in this area: Peter Hiscock (Omorrokh recommened one of his books and it was great).
  16. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    *** Correction: CARL (not Carol, lol) SAGAN :)
  17. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    I live to read!!!!!

    (unlike most kids my age who watch TV or play video games)

    I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on. My dad and I often fight over books ;D My favorite books are ones about animals. I like both non-fiction and fantasy adventure stories. I like both classics that are way above my age level and easy series. As long as they have animals in them. I always stay up really late reading, unless I get distracted watching my fish or gerbils, in which case I stay up really late watching my fish or gerbils ;D And if I don't have a book to read, i write my own.

    I must be a very strange child. Heck, I don't even own make-up! I hope my parents don't live in perpetual terror about a teenager who they spend more money on for pets than clothing.

    Sorry to change the subject! ;) Anyyywayyy...
    I like the authors C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkein, Madeline L'Engle, and a ton of others...I like the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Winnie the Horse Gentler, and Heartland...and the novels Watership Down, Fire Bringer, and ten million others...those are just a few.

    I live to read!!!
  18. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    My dad is a big fan of Sagan, we have all of his novels.
    We also met his son Nick, who writes science fiction.
    We also have everything written by Hawking.

    I also have several of Hiscocks plant books.

  19. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    Lately my eyes are tired so I have been listening to audio books. I just finished "Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg. It was precious. It wasn't really deep reading but I am tending to that type right now. My next two are "Pride and Predujide" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". It gives me a break every afternoon and time to watch the babies in their tanks.

  20. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I'm finishing up The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan. There had better be a sequel or I'm gonna throw a tantrum!!!! ;)

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