Who is your favorite author?
B Y E. That is the last thing I’d like to be asked personally. If you’ve ready as many books as I have (which I’d imagine most people who currently follow my blog match the number and probably surpass it) then you’d know that there are just too many amazing authors. Its actually become a bit like a pet peeve for me to be asked who my favorite author is. Nevertheless the question is still asked.
And a couple years ago (for maybe the first 2 years of high school) I would have told you Sarah Dessen. I can hear those insta love haters sniffing me out right now. Sarah Dessen used to be my favorite author. I won’t deny it. I used to be absolutely in love with those cheesy romance novels that influence the way you think relationships should be. That is a story for another day though.
Today if you asked me I would probably give you one of two answers
1. I don’t have one.
2. Which Genre?
Number one is like taking the easy way out. If I don’t feel like going into a long rant I’ll just say that I don’t have one give a sheepish little smile and pray that they let me get back to my book. (Most of the time when I’m asked that its because I’ve been caught reading in public). But if I’m down for an discussion/argument I’ll definitely say “which genre” and even if it’s not asked I’ll go in to my reasons as to WHY I said it.
Books are different that’s why they’re categorized into genres. To me asking who my favorite author is and not giving me a specific genre is like asking me to compare apples to oranges to peaches to pineapples. Its not something I’ll likely do (not anymore). It always leaves me with a question… how can you fairly compare an author of one genre to an author of another genre?
Do you have a favorite author? Do you agree when I saw comparing books (and authors) from different genres is like comparing completely different fruits?
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