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!
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
A teenage girl from south-west England who spends her days reading, writing novellas and watching classic films.
Overenthusiastic student of German and Russian as well as the double bass, and a fan of interesting architecture, French literature, cinematography and talking about herself in the third person.