Thursday, 19 June 2008

Booking through Thursday.

This is the topic for today ------

Think about your favorite authors, your favorite books . . . what is it about them that makes you love them above all the other authors you’ve read? The stories? The characters? The way they appear to relish the taste of words on the tongue? The way they’re unafraid to show the nitty-gritty of life? How they sweep you off to a new, distant place? What is it about those books and authors that makes them resonate with you in ways that other, perfectly good books and authors do not?

My list of favourite authors is growing by the minute. Since joining blogland I have heard of great new books and authors. However, up until this time my favourites were, C.J.Sansom, Paul Doherty, Jean Plaidy and Agatha Christie. I have read and re read many of these books. I like the way I am transported into another place. The murder mysteries, I look upon as a challenge to seek out the murderer before disclosed in the story. In regarding the historical fictions I enjoy following the life of a monarch, ie, Tudor times or The Plantagenets.
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3 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I used to read murder mysteries, but haven't in awhile. Right now, I'm reading The Whole Truth by James Scott Bell. It begins with a child being kidnapped in the prologue,but then shows the child as an adult. I don't know yet if it's a good one.

Lezlie said...

I love your author list. I'm a fan of all of those! In fact, I'm trying to get my hands on a copies of Doherty's "The Poisoner of Ptah" and Sansom's "Revelation". And it looks like they're starting to reissue Plaidy's Plantagenet novels in England. I hope they do that here in the U.S.!!

Have a great weekend!
Lezlie

Charli and me said...

Hi Zetor, I also enjoy following the life of a monarch. I enjoyed reading your post.