June 11, 2008

Tag! You're It!

Delaney tagged me with this meme on her blog. (How do you pronounce meme anyhow?)

Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?
Hmm, I'd have to say... oh this is hard. Regina Doman, because her books are so wonderfully Catholic, romantic, adventurous and suspenseful! The kinds of books I totally adore! Not to mention, having met her, she is such a wonderful and friendly person!
Photo finish with Tolkien for all-time favorite.

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites?
I'd say my first favorite author was Carolyn Keene, the author of the Nancy Drew mysteries, which I used to completely devour. I don't consider her to be one of my favorites any more, because while I still enjoy one of the book every now and then, I have moved on to other books. (Not to mention they do get very similar as time goes on... and there is 50 of them.)

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
Let's see, I'd say... Brian Jaques! I just love both his Redwall series and The Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, both are excellent! Many of the Redwall books have kept me on the edge of my seat, and I love the hidden Catholic elements in the Castaway's series. (Yes, Jaques is Catholic!) Some might argue that the books (namely those of Redwall) are all similar, like the Nancy Drew books, I defend them, because while the plot lines may be similar - and I admit that they are - the characters differ from book to book, giving you the added interest of getting to know each new set of people, I mean animals. =)

Actually.... Jeff Shaara is the most recent. (How could I forget him????) He writes the best Civil War novels I have ever read! They are absolutely fantastic, one of the most un-biased stories of the Civil War I have ever read, truthful, and very engaging! You are so drawn into the stories of the men who led and fought the Civil War, feeling almost as if you knew them! I could go on and on and on.. but I won't. They are great!

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?
J.R.R. Tolkien, Regina Doman, Jeff Shaara, Jane Austen, Douglas Southall Freeman (his bio on General Lee is great!), Alexandre Dumas, Allen French, and whole bunch of other people that I just know I am forgetting!

I now hereby tag:
Master Paul Xavier

Have fun y'all!


  1. Thank you for tagging me, Amanda! My entry is now up on my blog.


  2. Carolyn Keene was my first favorite, too. :)

    I don't know how you're supposed to say "meme," but I pronounce it "meem".

    And I come from Delaney's readership/LRRH blog cirlce, if you're wondering who I am.

  3. Lady Kathleen MavourneenJune 12, 2008 at 8:34 AM

    There are actually 56 books in the Nancy Drew collection. ={

  4. I PROMISE I'll get to it soon. Thanks for the tag!


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