A new Booking Through Thursday.
1. Do you have a favorite author?
I have so many ‘favourite’ authors! I love the Bronte sisters, Roald Dahl, Jasper Fforde, John Harwood, Wilkie Collins, Agatha Christie – the list goes on. I’m the philandering type, I’m afraid.
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
I’ve read a majority of those authors but I cannot say that I have read everything they have ever written. I would like to though and it’s something I’m aiming for.
3. Did you LIKE everything?
Of the ones I have read, mostly yes. The one exception was Charlotte Bronte’s Villette with which I was a little disappointed and it is for the silliest reason. Half the text was in French, and not being a fluent reader in the lovely French language, it really distracted me from the story since I had to keep flicking to the endnotes for the translation. It’s nothing against the story or Bronte as a writer, but of Time. Well brought up young ladies in Victorian England were expected to know French, after all.
4. How about a least favorite author?
Least favourite? This is a slightly oxymoronic question! None, I suppose. I wouldn’t be reading them if I didn’t enjoy them.
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
Virgina Woolf. I think her work is incredible and so original and unique. However, I really cannot read her work. I continually struggle with it. The ones I have read, Mrs Dalloway and A room of one’s own, are incredible but also incredibly difficult. Perhaps when I’m older and wiser…