I think my brain is moving into vacation mode a little early, because I couldn’t think of anything to write about tonight. Then I remembered that I liked the prompt that came through my Twitter feed this morning: name your top five favorite writers. Easy-peasy!
In no particular order (because ranking is way, way beyond me):
Dorothy Dunnett, author of the Lymond Chronicles – my all time favorite series.
L.M. Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables books, which were my childhood favorites.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, which brought childlike wonder back to my reading as an adult.
Salman Rushdie, author of “Midnight’s Children,” “The Ground Beneath Her Feet,” and most famously, “The Satanic Verses,” all of which use language in ways I can only dream of.
Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison… Yes, I am cheating. How on earth could anyone choose between the authors of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Bluest Eye”?
Who are your five – or six, or more – favorites?