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Monday, August 07, 2006

Questions About Books...

Ann asked me in a comment on my last entry about books and reading. She wanted to know if I read Terri Goodkin.

Alas, another author I keep meaning to pick up. I used to be a hard core fantasy reader... actually that's all I would read. Over the last couple of years I've been spreading my wings a bit more (I suppose as a Library Tech. I should). I still read fantasy, my current novel that I'm reading is a doozie its "Eyes of God" by John Marco its over 700 pages I'm about half way through it.

My next book will be Confessions of a Shopoholic lent to me by my friend Marj she says its a hoot. Over the last couple of years I've read some classics, young adult, and mainstream fiction.

Ann also asked about David Eddings and George R.R. Marin. Two more authors I haven't read yet. I think my list keeps getting longer!

Some of my favorite authors are C.J. Cherryth, Robin McKinley, Patricia Kennally Morrison, and Tara K. Harper. A few of them have stopped writing, and some of them have changed genre.

Also, I don't read as much as I used to. Part of it is time not having enough of it... or it takes away from my stitching time. When I used to ride the bus (in another life when I lived in the city and didn't have a car) I read a lot! When I was a teen I would inhale a book every week to two weeks. Now it sometimes takes me months!

Those were the good ole days!


catandturtle said...

Thanks for the answers. :D I have so many books waiting in the wings to read too and I would rather stitch than anything right now. I read every night before I go to bed or I can't fall asleep and try to read at lunch when the weather is crappy, although I really should be at the gym. I haven't heard of John Marco, I will have to check him out. Thanks! Ann.

Pam B said...

As you want to read more types but love fantasy I thought with your love of dragons you'd like "The Fire Within" by Chris D'Lacey. There are two more books to the series but they are fun quick easy reads. I also fell in love with the writing of a new young author who wrote the Eldest series. He's currently finishing the third book in the series about dragons. His first in the series was written when he was still a teen and he is now in his early twenties. The first book is called Eragon.

Cherylann (HasturTorres) said...

Here are some more great authors- Mercedes Lackey and Marion Zimmer-Bradley.