It's the time of the week when we blog hop! The wonderful blog site Crazy For Books hosts each week.
This week the question is: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
Okay- so I'm pretty sure this post could go on for pages, beacuse there are so many great authors out there who I love for so many different reasons, but I will try to restrain myself. First I'll give you some of the authors I loved growing up and still hold a special place in my heart- I loved on Mark Twain and Jack London. They wrote about adventures I wanted to go on and places I wanted to visit, and it was such a great escape. I love Marion Zimmer Bradley and Jean M. Auel- they both wrote series that I read when I was a teen and I can still remember reading them that first time. Both series still sit on my book shelf, looking tattered and torn and completely well loved. More recently I can't help but read everything Simone Elkeles puts out there- her book are fast, fun reads that managed to still pack a punch. Add the fact that in person she is hysterical and so easy to talk to and she really is the perfect author! Suzanne Collins books are amazing and can really take you to another world.
However- my absolutely favorite authors are JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. I avoided both series like the plague at first, thinking Harry Potter was for little kids and then that Twilight was for silly teens. I'm the first to admit I was wrong on both counts! Both Rowling and Meyer created worlds I wanted to live in and characters I wanted to be friends with, and I can't help but read their books over and over again, loveing them more each time!
So...I think I'll stop there. Those are some of my favorite authors, but there are many more who I love and whose books that I love. And now, on to the hop!
Check out these blogs I found last week: