Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: 5 for Favorites

This week's Booking Through Thursday

Do you have a favorite author?
No. I have many. J.K. Rowling. Megan Crane. Julie Lessman. Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham. Elizabeth George. Susan May Warren. Francine Rivers. Tess Gerritsen. Frederick Buechner. Ravi Zacharias. All of those are auto buys that come to mind.

Have you read everything he or she has written?
Some of them, yes, because their bodies of work are very small. Others, no.

Did you LIKE everything?
Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors and I really didn't like And the Shofar Blew. Not at all. Did anyone reading this read it and like it?

How about a least favorite author?

No because if I don't like a book, I generally won't read another book by the same author.

An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
Hmm. Can't think of any offhand.

21 comments:

sheri said...

Hey-ya, Amy!

So, how can I bribe-ya' to get on your blog roll?

Liked your answers... some of those authors I've never even heard of.

Who is your favorite fiction writer outside of Rowling?

Smilingsal said...

I did not like And the Shofar Blew either!

Meghan said...

I had a number of favorites too, although I'm not familiar with most of your authors. Except J.K. Rowling of course! Of them, I've been meaning to try out Tess Gerritsen.

Kat said...

I've got a lot of favorite authors too, but narrowed it down to two. :) Sometimes, as much as I love them, there's still a few of their works that I don't like. Happy Thursday!

Marianne Arkins said...

I enjoy most of your "favorite" choices... good ones, all.

I'm up here.

bermudaonion said...

There's no way I could pick one favorite author either.

Beth F said...

I decided not to play because I can't pick just one or two favorite authors. Or maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet!

I like many of the ones you listed.

Yvonne said...

I love Tess Gerritsen, too! I found it extremely hard to choose just one favorite author, but I managed. It was hard, though. LOL

Bluestocking said...

Hmm I'm only familiar with Rowling. She didn't make my favorite list.

Amy(the Sleepy Reader) said...

I didn't like And the Shofar Blew either. I also didn't really care for The Scarlet Thread but I love Ravi Zacharias and I forgot to put him on my list.

S. Krishna said...

I think my answer to the fourth question was the same as yours - I mean the exact same wording and everything!

Susan B. Evans said...

I know what you mean Amy, I had real trouble picking just one favorite - there are so many :)

Deborah said...

i liked and didn't like And the Shofar blew. i liked because it showed that Christians aren't always perfect.

i didn't like how the wife got treated by the husband and NO ONE seem to notice. Also the book somtimes feels like it's against contemporary churches and only for traditional. Maybe the church in the book went a bit too far (i wish they had mentioned the name of the song that talked about blood that was so offensive) but sometimes old dying churches do need to be updated.

there may be others but i can't think of any at the moment lol

Nise' said...

Your favorites are some of mine. I don't think I finished And The Shofar Blew, obviously it was not one of my favorites!

twiga92 said...

I read And the Shofar Blew and liked it, but it wasn't one of my favorites by Francine Rivers. I loved, loved, loved The Atonement Child, Redeeming Love and The Scarlet Thread. Wasn't as fond of Leota's Garden. I also like Tess Gerritsen and Sophie Kinsella. I haven't read any Ravi Zacharias but we have several of his books as my hubby loves him. I've listened to him speak on CD's that hubby has. Good stuff.

softdrink said...

You're a smart girl not to limit your answer.
:-)

Ruth said...

These are some great authors. I don't think I could pick just one author to name as a favorite either. It all depends on what I'm into reading at the time. Right now my favorite is David Field. He's done a wonderful YA trilogy and the last volume, The Fairest Star is just out.

Literary Feline said...

There are just so many wonderful authors out there! I do love the Harry Potter series. And the books by Sophie Kinsella I've read have been delightful. I also enjoy Elizabeth George and Tess Gerritsen, although my experience with them is much more limited.

Amy said...

Sheri...You're not on there?!? I'll look into it. Most of those writers are fiction....I can't pick just one. :P

Bluestocking...You know I debated. I don't automatically think of her when I think "favorite author" but I do think of Harry Potter when I think of favorite books.

Twiga...I thought Leota's Garden was sweet but her best will always be Mark of the Lion to me. :)

RAnn said...

I like Francine Rivers' books; my only complaint is that she seems to take gratuitious pot shots against Catholics. I liked Redeeming Love, and can't complain about her treatment of Catholics there, as some do end up being good. I liked And the Shofar Blew, but thought a comment at the end by one of the Hispanic guys that he had been to Catechism for years and not learned as much as at that Bible study was a pot shot. I also liked Scarlett Thread and while I could see the heroine not wanting to become Catholic like her husband, or wanting to raise the kids to be Catholic, since it was through her church that they had turned their lives around, I thought the comments about not needing to go through a priest were not needed and didn't like the husband not accepting the foregiveness God gave him in the sacrament of confession. I really liked Leota's Garden. Atonement Child had a good message but seemed a little preachy to me.

Mary Beth said...

I'm making a list of new authors - I love finding really great authors I haven't read because I have their entire body of work ahead of me. I'm getting all these great ideas from Booking Through Thursday.

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