Friday, 9 July 2010

Book Blogger Hop!

Dear Blog,
the Book Blogger Hop returns as ever, hosted by Jen of Crazy for Books fame.  
This week's question is:

Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

My answer:
Heh.  This is a very hard question.  Well, to my mind Celia Rees and Mary Hooper are the absolute masters of YA historical fiction.  You cannot claim to be a historical fiction fan without having read at least one of their books.  They're exciting, the protagonists are believable and easy to relate to,  and it's pretty much always historically accurate.
I don't tend to read much contemporary fiction, but I'm a huuuuge fan of Sarah Dessen.  Lian Hearn writes fantastic samurai/fantasy/romance books, Garth Nix is the ruler of YA Fantasy, and I look up to Geraldine McCaughrean as a writer because she has the ability to write about everything from every genre.

Anyway.  Hop forth, bloggers.  Let the fun begin.

PS I'm here today, so I'll post the Foreign Language Friday entry for today this evening :D

7 comments:

  1. Stopping by via the hop!

    I like your blog. Consider me a new follower!

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens...

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  2. Hi! I am stopping by for the blog hop.

    Thanks for the great list of authors - I haven't read any of their books yet, but I will check them out now.

    If you have time, please drop by and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

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  3. I absolutely love your layout-it is so pretty and cool!

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  4. Stopping by from the Hop!

    Happy Friday! Happy Reading!

    I'm already a follower =0)

    Have a great weekend!

    Larissa
    Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life!

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  5. I stopped over from the hop. I love your blog layout. Stop by my blog if you can. I have a Radiant Shadows giveaway going on. Have a great weekend.

    http://2readornot2read-loves2read.blogspot.com

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  6. Hopping through. I'm already a follower. I've never heard of Geraldine McCaughrean. I'll have to look her up.

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  7. Hey there! Just hopping by! Wanted to say HI :)
    ~niki

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