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Old 08-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Your 6 Favorite Authors & Authoresses

Buonsera, Good Afternoon, Buenas Tardes,

Who are your six fave authors or authoresses ?

Please do not list more than six.


My 6 Favorite Authors / Authoresses who do not specialise in cookbooks or gastronomy are:

1. Brazilian Author: Bernardo Guimares

2. American Author: Ernest Hemmingway

3. Italian Author: Umberto Eco

4. Chilean Authoress: Isabel Allende

5. Colombian Authoress: Amparo Bonillo

6. American Author: James A. Michener


Gastronomy Topic Authors and Authoresses: I would prefer to state, that I have an enormous collection of cookbooks in several languages, and I love each and everyone of them, for different reasons ... Some are exemplary in the coaching, some visually, the recipes of vanguardism and others for their historical accounts and background of the recipes.



Have a lovely August.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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In no particular order....Most of mine are not very recent:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (Better known as Sax Rohmer)
Ambrose Bierce
Winfred Blevins
Carlos Castaneda
There is a host of others....
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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Hoot, Buonasera,

Thanks so much for your contribution. I am a big fan of Arthur Conan Doyle too.

We, our family, are fans of the character, Sherlock Holmes, and have the entire collection ... I also truly enjoy the Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce classic films ...

Have lovely wkend,
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Graham Greene
Jo Nesbo
Asa Larsson
Janet Evanovich (she lives with a Saint Bernard)
Henning Mankell
Colette
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Cws,

Graham Greene had quite a unique pen ... Personally, I could not put his book down, called Mexico Somethng about the Priest and the Dentist ... This is going back to Secondary School Days, and I had re-read it a couple of years ago ... I also enjoyed his Journey of Maps ...

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Cws,

Graham Greene had quite a unique pen ... Personally, I could not put his book down, called Mexico Somethng about the Priest and the Dentist ... This is going back to Secondary School Days, and I had re-read it a couple of years ago ... I also enjoyed his Journey of Maps ...

T.U. for your contribution.
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Graham Greene's telegraphic style of writing has been mimicked by many, mastered by none. He belongs in a literary class of his own, IMO, and made every word count.

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Graham Greene: How True

Cws,

True, he was extraordinaire ...

The Power and the Glory was the spectacular literature I am referring to, about an expatriate dentist and a Mexican Priest, an outlaw.

His style of narration and profoundity of his characters, is a sheer reading enjoyment.

T.U. for ur contribution ...

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
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I can't define my preferences as my reading interests are so varied. I read just about everything, but haven't been able to cotton to science fiction. My father was a voracious reader and passed his love of books to me. Even though he was a very busy country doctor, he ALWAYS made time to read...that is, something besides his medical journals, etc.

Most of the time I have at least 3 books "working" and, during the last year, I've become enchanted with audio books. What a treat!! I can pursue any of my other beloved pastimes and enjoy a book.

As for what I read at any given time, it just depends on the mood I'm in. I may reach for something fluffy like a Janet Evanovich book or, if I feel the need for facts, I'll pull one of Erik Larson's books off the shelf.

I'm always discovering someone new and, after a little 'net research on a newbie to me, I give them a chance and make an effort to read their books chronologically. Doing this gives me the opportunity to experience the writer as he/she grows and develops, along with their characters.

I also delve into current juvenile literature on a regular basis because I'm fascinated with what that area is offering our youth today. Long before it was popular and way before it was a movie, I read The Invention of Hugo Cabret and was completely captivated by it. What a delightful piece of literature!!!!

So, that's my long answer to your question, Margi. I simply love to read and my "yet to be read" stack grows daily. My coffin will have to be lined with the books I'll not get to in this life.
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Katie: Thanks so much for your feedback

It is always a pleasure to have you contributing on threads I begin ...

Yes, you have a good point ... However, since I spend so much time researching for the magazine, interviewing and writing; I do have my old time faves, as time is quite limited for literature and / or historical novels, or fiction ...

Most of my reading is currently being done on MP5 as well or my Tablet. I enjoy the narration tremendously especially if I am reading in Italian, Portuguese or Spanish ...

All my best, and hope that your hand is on mend ...
Ciao,
Have wonderful August,
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Sophie Kinsella
Dean Koontz
Patricia Cornwall
J K Rowlings

Cant think of them all right now...but there are a few
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