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    As you see by my sig line, I love Edward Gorey. Have a favorite author?

    Here is my all time favorite from Mr. Gorey:


    The Gashleycrumb Tinies

    A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
    B is for Basil assaulted by bears
    C is for Clara who wasted away
    D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh
    E is for Ernest who chocked on a peach
    F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leach
    G is for George smothered under a rug
    H is for Hector done in by a thug
    I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
    J is for James who took lye by mistake
    K is for Kate who was struck with an ax
    L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks
    M is for Maud who was swept out to sea
    N is for Neville who died of ennui
    O is for Olive run through with an awl
    P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl
    Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire
    R is for Rhoda consumed by a fire
    S is for Sarah who perished of fits
    T is for Titus who flew into bits
    U is for Una who slipped down the drain
    V is for Victor squashed under a train
    W is for Winnie embedded in ice
    X is for Xerxes devoured by mice
    Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
    Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin

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  • #2
    Tom Clancy is my favorite author.


    • #3
      I love to read but really haven't had a lot of time to it lately. I am a huge John Grisham fan, with "The Rainmaker" being my favorite.

      At work, I keep "The Illustrated Works of Mark Twain" at my desk, and when I get the chance on breaks, I read.

      I used to be a volunteer library aide at my children's school (for 3 yrs), and loved reading to the younger kids (grades K-2). It's a small, close-knit Catholic school, and the children were a pleasure to be around.

      I used to read two books to each class that came in and tried to find something that appealled to them. I usually picked something funny and colorful, and the second book I chose was always a classic. My favorite children's book that I used to read to the classes would have to be "The Little Match-Seller", by Hans Christian Andersen. Actually, I enjoy all of Aesop's Fables (all 100+ of them!).

      [ 09-03-2002, 07:29 PM: Message edited by: kateykakes ]


      • #4
        Another vote for Tom Clancy. My wife and I are expecting our fourth child and per more than one ultrasound it will be a boy. My wife declared several children ago she would never allow me to name a son Leeroy . Consequently my son will be named Jack Ryan .
        If you see me running try to keep up!


        • #5
          Prefer only non-fiction, so "author" really isn't a big deal.


          Jimmy Buffett ("Where Is Joe Merchant")
          Richard Marcinko ("Rogue Warrior" series)
          People have more fun than anybody.


          • #6
            Dean Koontz, Ann Rule, Jerry Bledsoe

            [ 09-03-2002, 11:38 PM: Message edited by: Mitzi ]


            • #7
              I don't have time to read

              Everything I read lately is signed by a complaintant, victim or judge!!!!


              • #8
                Well I read a lot but mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I do not have a favorite author because I like to read anything that strikes my interest. I do read autobios, thrillers, fiction and non-fiction. I guess you can say I read anything that strikes my fancy LOL

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                • #9
                  Stephen Hunter
                  "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                  -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


                  • #10
                    Stephen Hunter...

                    his books are based on small towns here about 35 miles down the road. I've hunted all over the place.
                    "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

                    Norman Thomas


                    • #11
                      Donald Burgett and Roscoe Blunt


                      • #12
                        Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, and a couple others. But those are the names that really stand out.
                        If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?


                        • #13
                          Larry McMurtry (westerns)..........


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