Thursday, December 4, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Favorites

1. Do you have a favorite author?
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
3. Did you LIKE everything?
4. How about a least favorite author?
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?

1. I really like John Steinbeck and Khaled Hosseini. I'm not sure if I have one favorite, but these are my top two.
2. I've read Khaled Hossein's two books, but only three of Steinbeck's.
3. I loved both of Hosseini's books. I loved two out of three of the Steinbeck ones.
4. I can't really have a least favorite author because if I don't like a book, I stop reading it. The first ones that come to mind are Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. I haven't exactly given them a fair chance though.
5. I want to like Jane Austen. Everybody raves about her books!


SmilingSally said...

We agree: I like Steinbeck and I don't care for Austen. Please visit to see my answers.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have.. and it's Jane Austen :) and George Orwell.. Jane Austen is just great, try to give her another chance.. you won't be sorry, I'm sure! By Jane Austen I've read four novels and by George Orwell I've read only two.. I loved all of them. Least favorite? Now it's definitely Simone De Beauvoir, I've read The second sex and I hated it! But I want to give her another chance. Author I wanted to like, but didn't? I really can't remember

Ronnica said...

Okay, so maybe you should disregard any book I suggest. You mentioned my 2 favorite authors as your least favorite. Haha. Really though, I didn't like either when I was your age. No one told me that they were supposed to be funny. But they are. Of course there is more to them, but I guess I hadn't realized yet that people in the 19th century had a sense of humor.

I've recently read books from 2 of my previously least favorite authors: Pearl Buck and Steinbeck. Neither is a favorite, but I realized I just read bad books of theirs before (Grapes of Wrath and The Good Earth).