First of all, I must apologize for the lack of post the last couple of days.... I started a blog planner it and had about the next two weeks all planned out, then well, life happened. I quit my job. So I took a few days to catch up on some things around the house and then I spent a day just doing stuff with my daughter, went out of town with my family, and then I started a new job.
My daughter and I went to this trampoline place, it was amazing, I can't wait to go back, she's three so she had a blast.
Let's stop dilly dallying around though and get to what you all came here for...
TOP TEN TUESDAY!
This Tuesday I decided to do Top Ten Favorite Authors. These are not necessarily in any order, so here we go:1. Mercedes Lackey // Let me tell you the history of ole Misty and me, because we go way back. We were living in this no where podunk town and had just moved. So my parents came up with this idea of Father / Daughter and Mother /Son Date Nights. My dad took me to this crazy Chinese buffet, where they had super fancy food and crab legs and everything. I was in about the 5th grade and I read a little, but not a ton, so after we ate my dad took me to Barnes and Noble.
I was over prusing the Fantasy isle (because I thought that was what I liked) and this old dude is like 'So... you like Fantasy?' and I was a little weirded out so I guess I just shook my head. And he said 'Here,' and pulled By the Sword off the shelf, 'start with this.' And then he just walked off. It had a picture of a kind of cool chick and a dude with a white horse and I was like ok sure. So dad got it and I went home and tried to read it. Keyword : Tried. I didn't get very far. I thought it was boring, some chick doing chores and being a good little girl? WTF was this? So I dived into the other book I bought, lost in a magical world of a girl caught in a snow globe with knights and evil wizards (if you know what I am talking about please email me! This book got thrown out and I want to read it again!) and I forgot all about Kerowyn.
Many years later a person handed me Outstretched Shadow by some chick called Mercedes Lackey. Mercedes who? I thought. Anyways there was a picture of a knight, a unicorn, and an elf, so I thought ehh why not. I was in love. I promptly went out and bought the next three books and then I got book hangover. So I'm staring at my tee tiny little bookshelf to figure out if there is anything on there worth reading again and the name 'Mercedes Lackey' pops out at me... here was a book by this author that I now was in love with and it had been sitting on my shelf for 7 years (I don't know if it really was 7 but 7 is a good number so lets go with that). So, I pick up the book and devour it, promptly going to my local book store and have the owner start ordering me everything she could find. The person who let me borrow the book thought that Lackey couldn't write well by herself... again, WTF? What is wrong with people. Anyways, that is what started the obsession.
For Christmas that year, all I got were Mercedes Lackey books, I didn't mind one bit. That is how I ended up with this:
If you haven't read my previous post on Maggie, here is how this started. My dear friend and I were recommending books back and forth to each other. She just happened to be in Barnes and Noble, picked up Shiver (we had just finished Twilight), and read it, passing it on to me. I loved it and promptly read everything else she wrote.
And for real...
5. Christopher Paolini // Eragon. Dragons. Check. Elves. Check. Magic. Check. You had me at 'Wind howled through the night, carrying the scent that would change the world.' - Eragon
So that is it folks! What do you think? Who are some of your favorites who didn't make the list?
OH! After tomorrow I won't being doing What's New Wednesday until August, I am doing another series called 'What I'm Reading Wednesday' on the 29th, just to switch things up a bit.
May the Force be with You.