where the writers are

Favorite Books

The Thousand and One Nights. Anything in Middle English. Old English, too, but it has to be translated for me. Anything I can find on the English language, especially the history and development thereof. Grammar books. King Arthur. Cookbooks. Children's books. Military and political history. Religious history and the development of different religions. Biblical history. Anything on the biological world. Scandinavian sagas. Scandinavian, English, and Celtic Mythology. California History. African American History.

What I'm Reading

Re-reading the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, and making my way through the new non-fiction section at the library, my favorite shelves in the entire building.

Favorite Authors

Too numerous to count. Shakespeare. Chaucer. Charles Dickens. Jane Austen. J.R.R. Tolkien. Fredric Brown. E.B. White. Christopher Moore. Jasper Fforde. Terry Pratchett. Mark Twain. Charlotte Bronte. Richard Wright. James Baldwin. Steven Pinker. Steven Jay Gould. Gail Tsukiyama. Dr. Seuss. Robert Frost. John Sandford. Faye Kellerman. Deborah Crombie. P.D. James. Martha Grimes. David Handler. L.M. Montgomery. Toni Morrison. Dorothy Sayers. Byron. The Brownings. Edwin Masters. J.A. Jance. Firoozeh Dumas. Ruth Heller. John Lescroart. Richard Adams. Douglas Adams. Anthony Trollope. Robert Heinlein. Frank Herbert. Anne McCaffrey. Rumer Godden. Patrice Kindl. Gregory Maguire. Luis Alberto Urrea. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Lorna Landvik. And of course so many others that are in the library across town only because they won't fit on my bookcases.