Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm cheating. It's not really Tuesday.

Today's Question: Favorite Authors. Who do you have named in your LT account as favorite authors? Why did you choose them? How many people share your choices? Can you share a picture of one of them?

I didn't even realize you could pick favorite authors on LibraryThing! Upon adding a few to my profile I found that I'm the only LT member with Ron Carlson as a favorite. How can this be? Okay, the short story isn't everyone's favorite format, but he's an absolute master of them, and his recent novels are excellent. The man has the dubious honor of being the subject of Worducopia's very first post. It blows my mind that he's not more well known. So, here's his picture.

Other favorite authors include:

Michael Cunningham (shared by 30--only 30???--readers)
Christopher Moore (shared by 211 readers, two of whom also have Cunningham as a favorite)
Sara Zarr (I just finished her book Sweethearts, which raised her from great author to a favorite author--shared by only 3 readers but she's relative new and only has 2 books so that's oka)
Dick Francis (shared by 72 readers, one of whom also has Christopher Moore as a favorite. I'm not a big mystery fan but I've been reading his since I was 14 and discovered a dusty shelf of his books in an old farmhouse in Tuscany)

Now, go read some Ron Carlson. Unless you happen to be Ron Carlson, in which case: Get off the internet, professor. No you don't need another cup of coffee. Stay in the room, and write.


  1. I'm sorry to say I'm not familiar with any of your authors. I will definitely have to check Ron Carlson out. Well, not him - his books.

  2. I'm going to have to check out Ron Carlson. I loves me some good short stories :-)

  3. One of my male readers suggested Ron Carlson's "Five Skies" to me last year and I loved it. I didn't review it but I gave it four and half stars out of five on LibraryThing. I would definitely read any other novels he's written.

  4. yep, I will have to check Carlson out too. {{will not but more books...will not buy more books...}}
    I share your love of Dick Francis. I am not sure I even own any of his books at the moment, but when I was younger I read all his books. Loved all the horsie stuff and I am still a big mystery fan. Don't know why I stopped reading him...but I see he has a new one out wriiten with his son now. Might have to check that too