Friday, August 08, 2008

Author Meme

I really can't resist filling them out...tagged or not. :) This one I found most recently at A Banner Of Crimson.
So here goes:

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?

This is hard. Because if I pick my favorite author of today, I would have to say J.R.R. Tolkien. Beauty mixed with longing. Yet I've known his writings for a mere five or six years. If I dig deeper into my past, then I would say Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her storytelling amazes me each time I revisit Little House.

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites?

I think it must have been Marguerite Henry or C.W. Anderson, both authors of horse stories. As a child, I read any horse story I could find. M. Henry's books paired exciting stories based in history with excellent illustrations. I still count Marguerite Henry as tops on my favorite children's author list. C.W. Anderson I love for his pencil drawings, but not for his writing, which falls flat for me now.

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

James Herriot
. I never thought I'd be reading books about icky doctor stuff. But I love his stories! They make me laugh every time. His books have rekindled my old love for animals which I'd almost forgotten.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?

J.R. R. Tolkien. C.S. Lewis. G.K. Chesterton. P.G. Wodehouse. Douglas Wilson. Jane Austen. R.C. Sproul Jr. Elizabeth Yates. And my mouth is still open.... ;)

Anyone else want to take a stab at it? Leave a comment or a link to your post if you do!


Charles Siboto said...

Wowzers! Another Tolkien fan :) I see The Silmarillion on your shelf, enjoy it because it's simply wonderful.

My favourite author in this world is JRR Tolkien simply because he tells the sort of story that makes you laugh, weep, feel joy and sorrow as sharp as swords all at the same time. He is a wonderful story teller.

My first ever favourite author was R.L. Stine. I grew up reading Goosebumps and I still think of him a whole lot when I'm not up to much. It's sad that I can't find much enjoyement in a Goosebumps book anymore.

Authors that just pop into my head: JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Goodkind, Stephen King, Dean Koontz and George MacDonald.

Pam H. said...

Here is a good site for you to check out re this, if you haven't already:

She is a voracious reader, and of good books, too. Plenty of references.

Kara Dekker said...


Thanks for the tip. :)


~ Shannon said...

Kara, I found your blog through Clare's (I Have Loved the Rain) -- I'm a bibliophile, too, as well as a fellow Tolkien fan. And you've got to be the only person I've found who's read "If I Were You" by P.G. Wodehouse ;-)

I'm enjoying reading your blog!

Yours in Christ,

Kara Dekker said...

Thanks for dropping by, Shannon.
Actually, I've not read "If I were you". It's sitting forlornly on the shelf, waiting for me. ;)