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Re: Who was your favorite author in high school?

Post by Lg_99 » 26 Dec 2017, 13:50

I used to love Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games' author, simply because I was obsessed with the trilogy. Since I was not an active reader back then, I thought she was the best of the best. Oh, how wrong I was.

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Post by BookHausJ » 06 Jan 2018, 01:16

Honestly seldom that I read book in high school. Only if there is upcoming exam for a certain subject. But even the name of the author of that book I hardly remember. Only when I reach 40 years start reading books. Late for me to realized the importance of reading bookssssss !!!

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Post by kazira antonnette » 09 Jan 2018, 01:10

i dont really remember the authors but i know the book titles.
Never again
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Post by SPasciuti » 10 Jan 2018, 15:29

Christopher Paolini had my heart for the longest time. From grade school, actually, all the way into high school. I loved him for ages. I reread the Inheritance series so often and quickly. It usually took me about a week to finish the three books that were out.

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Post by scififantauthor » 12 Jan 2018, 13:39

Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis were my favorite authors in high school. I had to read a lot of the classics in honors and AP English classes, but the good'ol Dragonlance series kept me interested in recreational reading.

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Post by Mr Benji » 20 Jan 2018, 12:08

I think that would be William Shakespeare because of his unique style of writing. I remember reading" Macbeth",'Othello'.
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Post by scififantauthor » 24 Jan 2018, 13:32

I love Shakespeare, as well. I just don't know if I would call him my recreational read. I was in theater in high school, and I played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Lord Banquo in Macbeth. I had to memorize a lot of lines. That may have slanted my take on Shakespeare. Though, I must admit, it probably made me a far better writer, and improved my reading comprehension ten-fold. I've only read a few of his plays of my own accord.

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Post by RebeccasReading » 27 Jan 2018, 13:52

same as my current favorite author---George Orwell!

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Post by Amystl26 » 29 Jan 2018, 17:19

ylisa7 wrote:
31 May 2014, 05:27
There was more than one:

S.E. Hinton

V.C. Andrews

Paul Zindel

John Saul
I went through a V.C. Andrews phase myself. :)

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Post by Amystl26 » 29 Jan 2018, 17:21

scififantauthor wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 13:32
I love Shakespeare, as well. I just don't know if I would call him my recreational read. I was in theater in high school, and I played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Lord Banquo in Macbeth. I had to memorize a lot of lines. That may have slanted my take on Shakespeare. Though, I must admit, it probably made me a far better writer, and improved my reading comprehension ten-fold. I've only read a few of his plays of my own accord.
My boyfriend is a huge Shakespeare fan; I have not jumped on that bandwagon yet! I did just finish reading Vinegar Girl: the contemporary version of The Taming of the Shrew, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Post by Amystl26 » 29 Jan 2018, 17:22

SPasciuti wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 15:29
Christopher Paolini had my heart for the longest time. From grade school, actually, all the way into high school. I loved him for ages. I reread the Inheritance series so often and quickly. It usually took me about a week to finish the three books that were out.
I have had the Inheritance Series on my TBR list for years it seems like! I need to make this series happen in 2018! :techie-studyinggray: :techie-reference:

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Post by Amystl26 » 29 Jan 2018, 17:25

Lg_99 wrote:
26 Dec 2017, 13:50
I used to love Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games' author, simply because I was obsessed with the trilogy. Since I was not an active reader back then, I thought she was the best of the best. Oh, how wrong I was.
Haha, isn't it funny how our literary muscle grows?! When I look back on some of my favorite authors then (Dan Brown, James Patterson), albeit GREAT authors-- I had no idea what else was waiting for me... :techie-reference:

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Post by The BookWorm Nagham » 31 Jan 2018, 11:34

I was the kind of person (still am) who read everything they came across, but if had to choose I would say : Meg Cabot, J.K. Rolling or Jane Austen

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Post by Shakra » 31 Jan 2018, 11:43

I had a few favourites but one author stood out for me and I got that into his books that I bought as many as I could.

Darren Shan.

I think his books might have actually been what got me addicted to reading...

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Post by kimgfien » 31 Jan 2018, 15:03

Madeline L’Engle

Her Time Quintet series were charming and educational during a time that was chaotic and stressful for me with boyfriends, peer pressure, and teenage pregnancies being ever-present.

I still don’t have any children yet, but I’m a book devourer re-reading before “A Wrinkle in Time” movie comes to the big screen next month. I’ve already seen a few errors in the movie trailer that differ from the book. This will always ring true “never judge a book my it’s movie”

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