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Booking Through Thursday


1. Do you have a favorite author?

I have a number of favorite authors, but my all-time favorite is Jane Austen. Her work has been dismissed by a lot of people as silly/ trivial, but I think she’s a great observer of human character.

2. Have you read everything he or she has written?

I’ve read her six novels, but I haven’t read the rest of her work… yet.

3. Did you LIKE everything?

Loved Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility (I've read each at least twice); I was a little bit on the fence with Persuasion.

4. How about a least favorite author?

There have been some authors along the way that I wasn’t too fond of. For writing, I’d say Katherine Neville. For her response to my review of one of her books, Leslie Carroll.

5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?

I don't think there's ever a situation where I go in thinking that the author/ book is horrible. I wanted to like The Eight; but I just didn’t like Neville's writing style. I think she was just trying too hard with that one.

Comments

Serena said…
I love Jane Austen. What did you think of Mansfield Park, or have you read that one yet?
Alyce said…
I like Jane Austen too. She's not my absolute favorite, but I enjoy her books.
Amy said…
Good grief. People dismiss Jane Austen as trivial?
I generally dislike when BTT people come in and say "interesting, see my post as well, please," so I hate to be one of those people. That being said, based on your response in number 4, I think you should go read my post. Not because what I said was particularly interesting, but because I link to some blog posts by author John Scalzi that I think are quite interesting on how authors should behave online. So really, this is a relevant plug...
* said…
i love Jane Austen as well... and yes, I have heard a lot of people callnig her books "silly" and chick-lits of the past.. but i really think she deserves more credit than that!
Bookfool said…
Oh, yeah. I'm a Janefan, too. I can't imagine why anyone would consider her writing trivial. Persuasion didn't thrill me, till the end, though. The ending was marvelous.
1morechapter said…
I love Jane Austen, too, though I put CS Lewis as my favorite.

I LOVED Persuasion, though. It's my favorite Austen. :)
Literary Feline said…
Jane Austen is a wonderful author. I've enjoyed all the books I have read by her so far.
Anna said…
I'm also curious about your opinion of Mansfield Park. It's my least favorite of the ones I've read so far. Of course, I love P&P the best!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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