are you fan of any author and why?

India
January 26, 2011 5:53am CST
I don't have the patience to read the books, but my friends have the habit of readings novels and books ... i will ask them the story from them ....is that reading a good habit and compulory to cultivate it? do you read books? are you inspired by any of the author? and what is the reason fot it?
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@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I love Stephen King and own most of his books. Recently I've been enjoying Maya Angelou and I have most of her stuff too, including her poetry collection. My next target is Amy Tan. I have two of her books already and they provide very interesting insight into Chinese culture so I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
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• India
26 Jan 11
hi katcarneo! i think you are good reader and inspired by stephen king ...good... i ma happy about it...suggest me some books where i can start upon ...i like to hear some stories which my friends tell but not geeting interest to read on my own...i prefer comics and stories with full of superstious powers like harry potter and things like that ...thriller
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@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
The Harry Potter books are good ones to start with. I know a lot of people who don't really read much but were able to finish the long Harry Potter books because they're enjoyable and quite easy to read. Some Stephen King stuff are too serious and you have to get used to his style to fully appreciate them.
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@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
i didn't know Stephen king's books were serious. well Harry potter, if i read as a 21 year old now, i think the first 3-4 books would be kiddish cause i remember reading them sometime back and i felt that senior high school is the best time to read that series :)
@Chriz24 (66)
• South Africa
26 Jan 11
I have been reading from a very early age. Love ghost stories and the like. When I was younger i read alot of Goosebumps but soon moved on to adult fiction. I have read almost all of Dean R. Koontz books and he is my favorite but soon ran out of books from him. Also love Stephen King and progressing through his novels like a paper shredder. Recently started reading Jodi Picoult and enjoy her books too. Reading has always been a hobby of mine and i also like the classics like Shakespeare, etc. Used to write my own poetry in high school too. Many people say why read the book if the movie is so much easier. I have one thing to say - the book is ALWAYS better
• United States
26 Jan 11
I read the Odd series by Dean Koontz and loved it. I think my favorite was Brother Odd... but it's been a while. Those books were strange, but really pulled me in and had a unique story line and character. Are all of his books written similarly? I mean with the same kind of voice and strange story lines?
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• South Africa
28 Jan 11
he definitely has a mysterious element in all of his books but not all are written in the same tone. I only started reading odd thomas now, will let you know what i think of it when im done.
• United States
26 Jan 11
Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors. I'm more of a fan of his older stuff, but he's an amazing writer. I like him because he takes an absurd topic, turns it on it's head, makes it as twisted and strange as possible, but then throws in a broader meaning and message to his writing. The best example of this is probably his book Haunted, and even Fight Club. (Yes, it was a book first!) Another one of my favorite authors is Tom Robbins, because in addition to writing great stories (though I've only read one of his books, I am in the process of a second, I've heard amazing things about him though) he is SO witty and clever. The way he writes, he just pulls you in with his language and rhetoric. He really is an extraordinarily talented writer.
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@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
oh my god! the way you have expressed about chuck palahniuk and Tom Robbins, i am so eager to read their books now :) i will check out more about them and grab a book or two to read. Thank you for introducing me to these new authors
• Ecuador
26 Jan 11
Yes, of course. I also like reading, and it's one of my favourite hobbies. Hermann Hesse is the author I consider the best, and that's because of his novels. I've read just four of his novels, but I really like what he writes, and the way he writes. Other author I've been influenced by is Edgar Allan Poe, whose tales are really interesting. I also like his detective short stories.
@khalida (1130)
• India
26 Jan 11
well i love reading books! first of all for the writing. some novels have beautiful writing which will be different than what we friends might speak. then comes the story and the script for it. when you read it, you can anticipate and feel the suspense in a thriller novel. the way your heart beats rise to know what might happen next. The characters is the another aspect. they are strong characters whom you can't predict and the way one has got to wait to see what the character will do or how that character reacts is just amazing. you got to MUST read a book to realize what i am saying! i personally recommend "the help" by Kathryn stockett. Beautiful book :)that is the recent one i read. :)
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@ph1los (20)
• Lithuania
26 Jan 11
I read books, a lot.Not all of them are good some are overrated and some desserve to be remembered. No I don't have a favourite author becouse I think we should go back to the world classics. No doubt, you may say it's boring, Shakespeare is at the top no one even reaches his level. There are some of the Renesance authors who are good, very good but not up to Shapespeere.In my opinion books are valuable assets so you could compare them with others learn the psichology of other times.Right now im really in to poetry I'm getting to the meaning of it and I create poems of my own.I will not name any of these creators becouse with every line they get better than the last ones.Of course not all poems are good some well known are just plainly said ,,crap'', and some desserve the noble prize just for a single line.In conclusion you should read books, but good books to raise yourself up as a human beeing, I strongly recomend reading world classics collections from various times and then try explain them to yourself.Yes maybe it is not fun, but it is very good to know what others don't and to show up as an intelectual, becouse most of humanity know how Hamlet starts but do not know how it ends. Cheers!
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
26 Jan 11
I read indian romance novels by a couple authors. I don't know why they just happen to be my favorite books. My daughter on the other hand is a completely different story. She has her own library of multiple authors. Over 200 hundred books and she's still collecting. But I think her favorite author is romance and mystery author Nora Roberts (a.k.a J.D Robb). She loves how Roberts seems to know every girl's fantasy guy and in her mysteies she makes it interesting while showing that a relationship and marriage doesn't have to be co dependent and needy.
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• United States
26 Jan 11
I adore reading. I'm a mad-crazy reader who typically finishes 2-3 books in a week. I think everyone should make an attempt to make reading a habit. Reading is much better for your brain than watching Tv or surfing the internet. I'm a fan of fantasy novels and some of my favorite authors are Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Bryan Davis, Stephen Lawhead, and Donita K. Paul.
@khalida (1130)
• India
27 Jan 11
hey that is really nice to hear! i am a big fan of reading too! :)you should check out goodreads.com. it is a place that will give you reviews of all the books with the rating too. that is 5star or less. if you subscribe for their newletter, they inform you of the latest book releases. its really cool and a reader's delight.
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• United States
28 Jan 11
Oh I love goodreads! It's probably my favorite website in the world. I use it to keep track of all my book. I love putting all the books that I've read in a year in the same shelf so I can know exactly how many books I've read that year. It's awesome!
@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
wow! glad to find someone from mylot who is at goodreads too. :) if you don't mind, add me at goodreads. my name is khalida there too. we can discuss books books and more books :) by the way, how to use shelves for a separate year?? i would love to do that :)
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@lizmik143 (138)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I love John Grisham and his theme about courts and laws. But for the most part I don't stick to just one author. I love to read books. And for me reading books keep one sharp and knowledgeable in one area or another. My fascination with books started when I was still in the fifth grade when a schoolmate was very bright and more knowledgeable than any fifth grader in our class. And she spoke English well at that age. English is our second language. I asked her where she got all those knowledge. She told me to start reading because it can help.I told her I had no books. She pointed the shelf in the corner of the classroom. The books were filled with dust since nobody read them. I took one and was engrossed. I even asked from my teacher to bring it home which was a seldom occurrence in the class. So I never part with reading and books. I just love them.
@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
wow! i wish i could have started reading in a very younger age myself. that way i wouldn't have missed out on the great children books that were available in my age i got John Grisham's book called "the confession" recently and i am yet to read it. the book looks great with all the 5 star reviews. hope you can tell me about the book, in case you have read it?
@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
i like to read a variety of books too. only this once, i used to read all the books by the author called sidney sheldon and then i had to stop cause i felt it was the same thing or same fashion of writing or story in all the books. so it is better to read books by a variety of authors.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
27 Jan 11
Dean Koontz!! He is my absolute favorite fiction author. He comes up with very unique, crazy, exciting, unpredictable stories and I just love his writing style. He uses the right words, tells you the right details, so that you can feel what he's talking about, not just read it.
• South Africa
28 Jan 11
Love him too. Started reading his books when i was about eleven years old. Me and my mom share the passion for reading and we usually fight over who is going to read which book first. I also browse second hand book stores where u can pick up a lot of his books for a fraction of the price and it is still in excellent condition.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
26 Jan 11
There are certain authors I have liked over the years. I loved Anne Rice back when she used to write about vampires and witches etc., but she has stopped writing those kind of books unfortunately. I also really liked the whole Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye. I have also really enjoyed some books by Michael Chrichton over the years.
@khalida (1130)
• India
28 Jan 11
well, i didn't know that she kind of changed her style of writing? i heard about her next release which is called of love and of evil. that seems to be pretty interesting and it is not religious stuff i guess. so you can check it out here: http://www.annerice.com/
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
I read books and I am in love with an author now. I have just recently known that this author was great after reading one of his inspiring books. It's good to read because you will definitely be learning a lot of things. And it could even be a your guide to a better life.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
5 Feb 11
If ever there was going to be a discussion where the OP didn't participate (just 1 comment to the first response) it had to be this one with the OP saying "I don't have the patience to read books" Why would she have the patience to read all the responses? What people don't realise is they throw away a great earning opportunity when they don't read the responses and get into it and comment back. It's the comments that make them the money.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
28 Jan 11
I love reading but mostly novels of jane austen and charlotte bronte.My english teacher and librarian encouraged me to read as used to say it improves my vocabulary, writing skills and teach us many valuable lessons about life.Ever since i started reading i got hooked. I used to get lost inside the book. right now i like harry potter books also but now i don't read as much as i used to.
• India
28 Jan 11
There are so many authors that I am in love with completely - Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, P. G. Wodehouse, Ayn Rand, Pearl S Buck, J.K. Rowlings, Alistair Maclean, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer ...... the list is endless. But if I were to choose two authors without which I cannot do, I would anytime choose Wodehouse and Archer!! They are my favorites among favorites!
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
When I am listening to music, I am not a fan of any singer. I just listen to music and love the music rather than love the composer or the singer. I don't care whatever happen to the singer as long as I listen to their music. It is the same when I am reading books, I don't care about the autheor. I love the book more than the author. So, I am not a fan of any author.
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
28 Jan 11
I do like to read every now and then but I don't have a favorite author. I just like books that are about things that could happen or things that couldn't happen but it gives you the feeling that it could. Usually love stories and spooky story lines.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jan 11
Hi lolly, Reading should be cultivated from an early age. All schools take reading as compulsory before a kid can start Grade 1. It should not stop there for good reading skills should include comprehension (the ability to understand what is being read) as well. Anybody who has developed good reading skills always stand out from the rest. In this age of information technology, reading ability has been of paramount importance to cope with the ever-changing trends and issues and to react to them accordingly. I was reminded about a story of a man that cannot read. When he fell in love, he used to have the mails written and read by a close friend. One day, for a laugh, the friend-reader pretended to "read" that "he should wait at the big tree tonight for a meeting." Think of the poor soul who waited until dawn for the message that never was. That's how important reading is. It makes you laugh, cry, and participate in things you think impossible to do. Reading opens a whole new world even in this age of the internet and discovery channels. Great movies are taken from great novels written by authors who has developed good reading habits in the first place.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
I am a fan of our Heroes here. He wrote many inspiring articles that make our country being free from the tyranny of spain...
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
27 Jan 11
Yes! Isaac Asimov!! He was a great social visionary! Read Foundation series, it is a plain text. You have to analize the whole group of books. I love him, since 20 years ago. And Aldous Huxley, with a Happy World. This is the first book I read, it was a present from my father. And it is the same reason as Asimov! Good Chance! Blessings