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Posted: 17-Apr-2004, 11:22 AM
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Hmmmm.... so many good ones....
I love just about all British literature, not too big of a fan of any American stuff (although Mark Twain is entertaining).

These are some of the ones that I have read over and over again

Jane Austen
C.S. Lewis
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Posted: 10-Jul-2004, 01:56 PM
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Oh, books, my favorite subject, lol. I spend way too much time reading instead what I'm supposed to be doing! My favorite authors are:

Anne McCaffrey
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Anne Rice
Edgar Allan Poe
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Julia Quinn
Morgan Llewellyn (especially Lion of Ireland)

Non-fiction would have to be Alison Weir.
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Have I said Mercedes Lackey? I can't remember..


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I have a bunch but the ones that come to mind right now are...

- Rohiton Mistry ( A Fine Balance made me cry it was so poignant)
- Bernard Cornwell ( for giving the world Richard Shapre and also some very good Arthur books)
- Guy Gavriel Kay ( the Finovar Tapestry is by far his best work)
- Jose Saramoga ( Blindness was an amazing book)
- C.S. Lewis ( because I grew up with the Narnia books)
- Douglas Adams (thanks for all the fish)


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Morgan Llwellyn
I've only read "Druids" so far but I definitely plan on reading more.

Tamora Pierce-- Protector of the Small series
I love her Sheroes, strong girl characters.

Alright alright, and I admit I still like O.R.Melling. biggrin.gif

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Boo hoo! I didn't get to meet my favorite author, Diana Gabaldon in July as I had planned. Oh well. I heard that she is working fervently on her new book ... Of Breath of Snow and Ashes.....and trying to get it finished by the end of the year. Us Diana Gabaldon fans are anxiously awaiting! smile.gif


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Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenace)
John Sandford (the Lucas Davenport/Prey series)
Garrison Keillor
Ernest Hemingway
Dave Barry
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Hey Celtic Rose,

I went down to the book store to get Fiery Cross, they had to order it as they sold the last one today. Figures. Is it slow going or a big book? What is it about? I am sure I will like it.

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Rindy, I cannot surely tell you what the Fiery Cross is about as I would ruin it for you, except that it continues the adventures of Jamie and Claire as well as Brianna and Roger! Too bad they were sold out on it. It is a very big book, but if you are a fast reader, you should get through it quickly. Me? I am a slow reader cause I read other things on the side so I have yet to finish it..........shame on me! rolleyes.gif Let me know when you get it and start reading! smile.gif
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Eugene O'Neill rocks!!
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Michael Crichton
Upton Sinclair
Karen Hesse
Victor Hugo
Machiavelli
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Jane Austen
Max Lucado
Alexandre Dumas
Charles Dickens (sometimes)
Shakespeare
Homer (Odyssey is great reading.)
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Okey, I read quite a lot, so that's why I have so many fav authors too...:

-David & Leigh Eddings
-Jude Deveraux
-Terry Pratchett
-Linda Howard
-J.K. Rowling
-Guy Gavriel Kay
-Karen Marie Moning
-Tad Williams
-Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor
-Clive Cussler
-Margit Sandemo
-Elizabeth Lowell
-Tess Gerritsen
-Neil Gaiman
-Diana Wynne Jones
-Madeleine Brent

Those are the ones I can think of right now. I'm sure I'm still missing some of my favs but I'll be back later! smile.gif


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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 10-Apr-2004, 06:39 PM)
QUOTE (tialaws @ Apr 4 2004, 05:36 PM)
big,big diana gabaldon fan, and have recently started reading marion zimmer bradley-just started mists of avalon, i recommend it.
  also to celtic rose, i don't know if you know this but on yahoo groups they have one for diana gabaldon, with notices/upcoming events, i thought you might be interested

Tialaws! So happy to hear another Diana Gabaldon fan is here! I am still reading The Fiery Cross but anxiously awaiting her new book the end of this year to continue the series. Plus, I am very anxious to meet her again and sit there for her reading in July up in Flagstaff, AZ.

I am part of two yahoo Diana Gabaldon groups, one for us Arizona gals who live only an hour from her! ! Thanks for your imput and info, Tialaws! thumbsup.gif

My wife and I have read all the books in that series. I found the fiery cross the tamest of them all. I hope she can get the series back to the thrills and excitment that the previous books had. I haven't read any of the John Grey series yet.


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Posted: 19-Nov-2004, 07:02 PM
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You know, Colin? I am still reading Fiery Cross. I know that sounds so terrible, but I just have not been able to get into that book. I really need to finish it cause DG is finishing her newest, latest to the series called Of Breath of Snow and Ashes, due out this spring. I will keep you all posted.

I have the Lord John Grey book, but have yet to read it too.............bad me! angel_not.gif
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QUOTE (cori @ 11-Nov-2004, 12:27 PM)
Homer (Odyssey is great reading.)

I definitely agree. I've read Homer in translation and in the original Greek. The original Greek is gorgeous. It took reading it in the original for me to understand why some of the English translations I've read can be somewhat stuffy, though. tongue.gif Of course, now several of my friends say I write like a Homer translator.

Other ancient Greek authors I would recommend:
Euripides (we just finished Alcestis and are almost done with Medea - he has really interesting characters)
Plato (his apology of Socrates is hilarious at points)

Wow - the spell-checker can't figure out "I'm" but Euripides and Plato are no problem. ... Interesting. ...

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