Booking Through Thursday

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…

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11 comments

  1. I like the Bronte’s too. Wolfe can be difficult. Perhaps A Room of One’s Own appeals to those of us who old enough to remember when women didn’t have the choices they have now. It’s my favorite Wolfe piece.

  2. I’ve tried to read Jaspper Fford, but not really got into his books. Perhaps I should try again.
    I know what you mean about Woolf, but I like her – although she’s not a favourite ;0)

  3. Mmm… “The Woman in White” is good, good stuff. I have “The Moonstone” on my TBR shelf at the moment too. I’m also a big fan of Jasper Fforde, although I don’t really care for his Nursery Crimes series. The Thursday Next series is much, much better.

    Virgina Woolf is a great bit gaping hole in my reading profile. I’ve never read a thing by her. She’s on my “one of these days…” list.

  4. Hmmm… I have wanted to read Virginia Woolf for some time now, but considering my pile of to-read-next books, I guess it will be at least a year before I get to her works.

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