#15 - my favourite folk

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy November 15 my fellow #BEDN bloggers. We are half way through the month! It's 11:57pm, and I've just made today's post, though am keeping it short and sweet as it's been a long week and my body is craving sleep.

I have lots of favourite folk in this world - my parents who keep me grounded, my hubby who keeps me loved, friends who keep me entertained, work colleagues who challenge me to think outside my 'box' daily...

... but  this evening I'm going to introduce you to three of my favourite authors, as one of the most enjoyable ways to relax in this life is with a good book. And these three talented authors have kept me well entertained over the years...

Favourite book: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Why? The language, oh the beautiful descriptive language that transports you back in time, weaving in and out of the lives of Dejima's residents in 18th century Japan. A love story at it's core, I loved the poetic phrasing that echoed throughout the story.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell

Favourite book: Oryx and Crake
Why? Never has a author challenged me to consider society, the environment, freedom of rights and the pace of science as has Margaret Atwood over the years. I've read all her books, but the most recent MaddAddam series is where I would recommend you start if you haven't read her work before.

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

Favourite book: The History of Love
Why? This book has the best first chapter I've ever read. From the first sentence Nicole draws you in to this heart-wrenching tale. A book full of feeling that has stayed with me since I read it for the first time. 

Nicole Krauss - The History of Love

Right, I'm off to bed now (with a book). Night.

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  1. You have listed two of my favourite authors, and the two books by them I haven't read! My favourite David Mitchell is Cloud Atlas, and The Handmaid's Tale for Atwood (or The Edible Woman).

    1. Totally agree. I also loved The Cloud Atlas, and The Handmaid's tale was my first ever Atwood. Thanks for your comment :)