Saturday, June 7, 2008

Author Meme

I have been tagged with another meme! And by three people (Dominique, Jordyn, and Nicole B.), too. I must be getting more popular or something. Tyto Alba was also tagged (by Nicole and Jordyn), but declined filling in the meme. For which I'm kind of glad, because while our tastes are similar, they wouldn't be so alike that common favorite authors would be easy to figure out like Nicole challenged us to. Anyway...

Rules: Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Who’s you all-time favorite author and why?
That's a really hard question; I read so many different genres and have so many different favorites in all of them that I doubt I could ever choose. So I'll just name some: Alex Flinn, Tamora Pierce, L.M. Elliot, Laurence Yep, Celia Rees.

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her among your favorites?
I honestly do not remember. I'm not sure exactly when I began reading, but somewhere around the age of 4 comes to mind. So maybe it was Arnold Lobel (Frog and Toad series) or Helen Oxenbury (Tom and Pippo books). And no, neither of them are still included in my favorites. I can safely say I completely outgrew them, although if I have children in the future I will definitely introduce them.

Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
It just might be Beth Kephart. I very recently read her books Undercover and House of Dance and enjoyed them both so much. I love how she pauses, adds just another word or two, describes something ordinary so well that you can picture it perfectly in your mind.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?
Well I've already named some that would definitely "pop out," but a couple others come to mind now. Clare B. Dunkle, Lois Lowry, and Monica Furlong.

My memes never seem to be very exciting. :-(
I'll tag...gosh, it has to be six people?! *Tries to come up with people who haven't already been tagged.*
1. Chloe
2. Aella Siofra
3. Kayla
4. Stephanie
5. The Compulsive Reader
6. Maribeth Kayla

Phew, I did it. I think. Some of you have probably been tagged already.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness. On a blog this artfully put together, by a writer and thinker with such depth and range, I am honored—suprised and honored—to read these words here about UNDERCOVER and HOUSE OF DANCE. I have, as you know, been battling with myself over the role that quiet books that take their time to think might still have in the world. These words reassure.

    Thank you.

    Beth Kephart


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