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February 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm #1857LouiseParticipant
Who are some of your favourite authours?
Some of mine are
Irvin YalomMarch 5, 2014 at 3:24 am #1973AnonymousInactive
Some of my favorite authors are:
Edgar Allan Poe
George R. R. Martin
H. P. Lovecraft
Machado de Assis
Tess GerritsenMarch 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm #2034EmilyParticipant
Kurt Vonnegut is hands down my favorite writer.March 13, 2014 at 3:47 am #2043StaceyParticipant
Hi! Hope everybody is having a nice day and reading something awesome and inspiring 🙂
My fave authors are: in no particular order!
C S Lewis
Karen Marie Moning
Raymond E Feist
Patricia C Wrede
Marjorie B Kellogg
Jean M Auel
Jane AustenApril 10, 2014 at 2:15 am #2153María Joaquina RuizParticipant
Hi everybody, I´m new…
Well my favorite authors are:
-J. R. R. TolkienMay 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm #2381AnonymousInactive
My all time favourite over everyone ever is Sylvia Plath, whether its her emi autobiography or her poems. She conveys raw human emotion so perfecty.June 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm #2738JanetParticipant
It’s so encouraging to see other people with big lists!
Charlottle Perkins Gilman
George OrwellAugust 7, 2014 at 7:13 am #2885AnonymousInactive
My top two are Johnathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal) and Piers Anthony (He does sci-fantasy, my favorite series by him is the Xanth series)August 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm #3014Alicia SmithParticipant
I’m a J.R.R. Tolkien fanaticAugust 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm #3028AnonymousInactive
My favorite authors are:
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TolstojAugust 24, 2014 at 6:20 am #3052Haley FroehlichParticipant
Neil Gaiman is the first that comes to mind, but I also really adore Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Victor Hugo has a lot of really lovely, classics which I intend to someday read through properly. And if I were simply to look at authors I admire, Oscar Wilde is right up there, because the man had some serious cojones and ever more seriously funny brains. Edgar Allan Poe is good when I want something brooding and dramatic (maybe even melodramatic), though I’ve never quite been able to get terrified by his works like most people suggest I should have been. Alan Moore is a king in comics, and Joss Whedon writes hilarious dialogue and very unique supernatural and sci-fi plots.
Of course, heading into script-writing is probably a tad bit stretching it, but why not. I could probably list about a dozen others, for various reasons. But, as I said, Neil Gaiman is probably my current favourite. I’m reading my way through his works of non-children’s books. (Though the title “The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish” made me laugh out loud when I first read it in his bibliography, I think there’s a decent chance it is maybe, perhaps, one I can skip.)August 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm #3053VirginiaParticipant
Alex Garland, Philippa Gregory, Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, Arthur C. Clarke, H.W. Longfellow, love Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, Suzanne Collins, Tyler Perry, Jane Austen, Dr. Seuss, Ray Bradbury, Pat Frank, Edgar Allen Poe, Frank Miller, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, William Shakespeare, just to name a few.September 1, 2014 at 1:22 am #3153Tal SpekParticipant
Adams is one of the best to have ever written. Clarke is just as amazing. Asimov was a genius, of course. But let me add two somewhat newer names:
I am fascinated with Brandon Sanderson, who has this super-complex multi-series where you do not need to read more than one book to enjoy it, but the more series you read, the more can you speculate and think, as he makes very subtle and complex parallels and connections. Another great thing is his writing speed – he publishes at least one “big and important” novel and two or three “smaller, less central” novels every year, which means that even if you run out of material, you will have some more in a few months tops. His audiobook readers are very good, as well. I can tell you more if you are interested.
John Scalzi – I have only read one of his series. Old man’s war is quite good, and some may find it’s sequels enjoyable as well. I read these just as audiobooks, so I can recommend them. The first is almost definitely the best in most respects.September 2, 2014 at 1:37 am #3179CatherineParticipant
Khalil Gibran. I am reading Prophet whole my life.September 7, 2014 at 3:12 am #3234IsabelParticipant
Shirley Jackson tops my list at the moment. Also Italo Calvino, Douglas Adams, Tanya Huff, Octavia Butler. Gaiman for short fiction, Libba Bray for YA. WB Yeats and Mark Twain for classics. John Bellairs for nostalgic comfort reading.October 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm #3500DanielParticipant
Okay so off the top of my head:
Raymond E. Feist – SPOILER Maybe a little sad, but I cried when Jimmy died 🙁
That’s pretty much it, for now 😀October 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm #3501AniParticipant
(both poets, novel writers, non fiction writers, and people that produced inspiring quotes)
Jotie ‘t Hooft (Belgian poet, died of suicide)
Emily Bronte (my keyboard lacks the correct accents. Wuthering Heights is a masterpiece, and she wrote amazing poetry too)
Boudewijn Büch (late Dutch writer, famous for his incredible style of writing travelogues)
Damien Echols (he’s innocent. No proof of any guilt whatsoever)
Eva Vergaelen (her book about women in Islam was so refreshing to read in a time where most people have such wrong ideas about Islam? A few chapters convinced me of her admirable motivation and poetic writing style)November 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm #3733AnonymousInactive
There is only one William Bodri.
Little book of Meditation
The Little Book of Hercules
The Taihu School: A New Model of Education That Brings Culture and Values Back Into Schools
The Means to Win: Strategies for Success in Business and Politics
Spiritual Paths and Their Meditation Techniques
How to Measure and Deepen Your Spiritual Realization
White Fat Cow: How to Change Your Life, Fortune, and Destiny Through Merit and Meditation.
The Little Book of Meditation
Internal Martial Arts- Nei Gong
What is Enlightenment
He’s the best for English speaking audiences when it comes to the subject of meditation or self-cultivation.
Número Uno!November 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm #3739EmilyParticipant
H.P. Lovecraft, Paulo Coelho, Mary Shelley, and Edgar Allen Poe are some of my favorites.June 22, 2015 at 9:17 am #26255KimSpectator
When I was younger, I was always reading Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I loved her books when I was a teen. Something about her writing kept my interest.
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