Today’s Question: Favorite Authors. Who do you have named in your LT account as favorite authors? Why did you choose them? How many people share your choices? Can you share a picture of one of them?
I have several:
In general, I choose favorite authors based on how much I love two or more of their books and the fact that I’m on a mission to own all of their books. Well, except for Bernard Cornwell, as I haven’t tried out his Sharpe series yet; I’ve got a couple of them, but they’re not in my time period so I’m not sure I’ll like them. Generally, my favorite authors write in my favorite genres, and I have an equal representation of historical fiction, fantasy, and classic literature. I’ve got two who don’t fit. Ishiguro is my favorite modern writer and I think he’s absolutely brilliant. My biggest aberration here is Stephen King, but I unequivocally adore him so he can stay despite not writing in one of my genres or writing “literary” fiction.
I’ve got twelve authors listed, and two people on LT share five of them. A lot share three or four, so I’m inclined to think my favorites aren’t all that strange. The author that is least popular is Brandon Sanderson – only 47 people have included him in their list. I really enjoy Brandon’s books, so I think people are missing out, especially those who enjoy fantasy. Besides that, he’s a nice guy and his blog is one of my favorite author blogs. I hope more are discovering him now that he’s working hard on the last of the Wheel of Time books.
My most popular author is Jane Austen with over 1,000 fans, which isn’t at all a surprise. She deserves all that credit!
See the photo of Brandon to the left – I think he deserves to have his picture here since he is the least popular on LT.
Finally, I have an unrelated update – I apologize if anyone attempted to access my blog this morning to find it down. My server was having some issues, but they’ve been sorted out now as far as I know.