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August 31, 2007

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Reese

My favorite author, hands-down, is Anne McCaffrey. I love and own every book in all but 2 of her sci-fi/fantasy series (Doona and Dinosaur Planet - no thank you). I also enjoy her romances. Her son, Todd McCaffrey is continuing her work as her health declines and I have enjoyed what he has produced so far.

Number 2 on my readig list is Bill Bryson. He is amazing and, after reading his books, I feel like I have actually travelled to the places he talks about. Faves are "Neither Here nor There" and "A Walk in the Woods". My husband loves Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything".

Other favorites include: Carl Hiaasin, Tim Dorsey, Robin McKinley, and Robin Hardy. Robin Hardy, I should point out, is a Christian author who writes allegorical romance. My favorites of hers include the Striker series (modern time) and the Lystra series (medieval time).

Of course, I should mention JK Rowling but that should be a given - love her! She is brilliant and I am so grateful to her for inspiring the world to read again. I can't wait until our girl is old enough to pick up Harry Potter for the first time.

walternatives

It's such a grab bag. I love Anne Lamott and Barbara Kingsolver. When I was younger, I was devoted to Tom Robbins and Anne Rice, but I haven't read (re-read) any of their books in years. I am a readaholic, though, and am trying to read as much as possible before our referral, as I'm afraid that that (and making art) are activities that will take a backseat during the early stages of Mommyhood.

TS

I probably shouldn't even bother answering since you already know, but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is hands down my favorite book of all time.

DebraSue

I love books and I am a book hoarder as well; I recently took 6 with me on vacation, and ended up buying one while there. Because I am in school and tend to read heavy texts for my classes, most of my reading for pleasure comes from trashy romances or mystery.

My favorite mystery series is Karin Slaughter's Grant County series, although this latest one really, really pissed me off at the end. Her stand alone, Triptych was excellent as well.

Others that stand out in my mind:

Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Practical Magic and Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
Anthing by Dennis Lehane
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (nonfiction)
And anything by Jennifer Crusie if you want a good laugh.

Mary

I love to read and wish I had more time to do so! I can't escape a bookstore without a hefty charge. As for author/book, I truly can't name a favorite - my taste is diverse and changes with my mood so there are way too many faves to single out just a few.

Bob

Like your husband, I won't be reading much now that school's started. I love Garrison Keillor.

Cavatica

I cannot fathom not reading. I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the 2nd time. I read it again after finishing The Half-Blood Prince again. Now I've read every book of the series twice.

A favorite author? Barbara Kingsolver. I can't believe I didn't find her until I was 40!

starfish

I grew up in a "reading" family, but my husband never reads, ever...except for magazines.

Fav book of all time - Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Favorite author - Stephen King. LOVED the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

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