I have been tagged by two people, actually, for this literary meme. Victoria at Victory Rose for Christ tagged me as well as April at Quietness and Trust. Thanks ladies - I wanted to play!
Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.
Who is your all-time favorite author and why?
Ah.... I'm going to have to be completely unoriginal and go with Jane Austen. Her writing is just so timeless. I can pick up any of her novels, open to any point, and read away. Of course, I like to reread the "good parts" (translation: most romantic) over and over again. I find a new quote, detail, or piece of wittiness each time I read. Here's a good one from Emma:
"While he spoke, Emma's mind was most busy, and, with all the wonderful velocity of thought, had been able -- and yet without losing a word -- to catch and comprehend the exact truth of the whole..." I love the term "velocity of thought."
Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites? He he he.... Ann M. Martin. I was a HUGE Babysitter's Club fan. Kristy, Mary Anne, Stacey, Claudia, Dawn, Mallory, Jessi, and the adorable Logan! These books actually gave me lots of babysitting ideas and I made my "living" babysitting for many, many years. (I still am!) Ann M. Martin also wrote a book called Ten Kids, No Pets which I loved. She has since become an Newbury Award winner and I enjoyed A Corner of the Universe as well. I could definitely pick up one of her books again. So, yes!
Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
David McCullough is my most recent addition. I began "reading" his books as audio versions while I did other things. I'm now a huge fan of the equitable, honest, fascinating manner that he enlivens history.
If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?
Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Lois Lowry, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lee Strobel, Avi, David McCullough, and Jane Austen
That was fun!