Thursday, December 4, 2008

BTT: Five for Favorites

1. Do you have a favorite author?
Of all the authors I revisit, I can narrow this down to two: Neil Gaiman and Mercedes Lackey, with Anne McCaffrey running a strong third.

2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
Unfortunately, not yet; both are almost obscenely prolific, and Gaiman has a blog (if that counts, Ill probably never catch up!)
A few of Lackey's series don't interest me right now, but I may start them after I've exhausted all other possibilities.

3. Did you LIKE everything?
I've yet to find anything unlikeable by Gaiman, and I'm also satisfied with the works of Lackey's that I've read.

4. How about a least favorite author?
A much harder question, since I don't tend to hold in mind authors I won't return to if I've hated their work that much. I won't read Andrew Greeley anymore, as his female protagonists tend to get raped, almost as a rite of passage (and I used to really like his Father Blackie mysteries, too).

5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
Coming up with a big huge blank on this; I tend to not follow fads, and if a highly recommended book doesn't feel right for me, I don't read it. So, I don't find myself in many situations where I have big expectations about untried authors.

4 comments:

softdrink said...

I almost went with Gaiman. But in the end, I choose Christopher Moore.

Marina said...

Haven't read anything by Moore yet, but am slated to read Gospel According to Biff soon.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

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Aly @ Lip Zip said...

I've got a friend who's a die-hard Gaiman fan. She gave me Coraline to read but I haven't gotten to it yet. You made me want to crack it open and get started!