Friday, July 9, 2010

Hop Hop Hop along down the road...

I am your host, Carin. A refugee from New York publishing, I post book reviews, a few memes (Waiting On Wednesday, My Favorite Reads, Book Beginnings), and on Thursdays, Book Publishing Career posts! Not all of the jobs will be ones you're familiar with, which is exactly the point. I love books, and hope you will join the love!

In the spirit of the Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed! So, start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list!!

Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.
Most importantly, the idea is to HAVE FUN!!

This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
Jane Austen: her pitch-perfect depiction of the lives of ordinary Brits during the Regency era set a standard few have managed to live up to. With humor and wit, she points out the foibles of the human brain and heart that everyone remains susceptible to. Her observations are so universal, to remain timeless.
David Sedaris: the funniest person in the world. In fact, he is the only author that I think is better on audio than in print. I have seen him in person 3 times and he is unfailingly hilarious. I still quote whole sections of his books that I read 10+ years ago. While few of us will find ourselves in similar situations, it's nice to know whatever ridiculousness we may find ourselves in, David's been in worse.
Anne Tyler: A quiet and underrated author of ordinary people, trying to cling to hope
Bill Watterson: sharply funny, with a unique perspective, an iconoclast (and icon) in the world of comics
Norma Klein: her honesty about the lives of teenagers was a beacon during my own teen years
Flannery O'Connor: A viscerally sharp observer of the human condition, the story of The Misfit is perfect in every way
okay, I can't write about all of them, so here's the rest of my list:
Tom Franklin, Jill McCorkle, Judy Blume, E. B. White, Truman Copote, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Bill Bryson, John McPhee


Curling up by the Fire said...

I am an old follower, but am just dropping by from the Blog Hop to say 'hi'. Have a lovely weekend!

I am very familiary with the authors you listed and I love them all.

Jenn said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from the hop.

Have a great weekend!


Melissa said...

Already a subscriber from a few weeks ago, but had to say that Flannery O'Connor is one of my top favorites, too.

Zimlicious said...

Got here though the hop. I'm a new follower =)