Thursday, January 10, 2008
May I Introduce….
How did you come across your favorite author(s)? Recommended by a friend? Stumbled across at a bookstore? A book given to you as a gift?
Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintance?
Lets see, my favourite 5 authors are Anne Rice, Anne Bishop, Nick Hornby, JRR Tolkien and Charles de Lint at the moment. Anne Rice I discovered by myself I think after watching Interview with the Vampire when it came out at the cinema. Anne Bishop and Charles de Lint were recommended to me by the same person who I know online (she definitely recommended Anne Bishops Black Jewels Trilogy) and I thank her lots for it! Nick Hornby I discovered by accident. I was about 15 and had gone skiing for the first (and so far only) time with my dad, his girlfriend and my sister but was ill. He had a copy of High Fidelity and as I was stuck in bed I finished my books and so started on his. It was love at first chapter. JRR Tolkien was one that my mum read to me when I was a child. We started on The Hobbit and then I started reading LOTR alone when I was abot 10 I think the first time.
All of my top 5 authors have become favourites after reading only one book and then wanting to read everything they have written which I am working on. I get a lot of great recommendations from my best friend who used to work in a book shop and is a crazy reader like me, as well as online blogs since I started Keeping one myself which I am very grateful for.
The photo at the top was taken at the weekend of a collection of small Egyptian cat statues in the British Museum. I went there to find the Gilgamesh tablets which I did and there was an exhibition on cats as a bonus.