Thursday, 24 November 2011

Booking Through Thursday (12)

What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?

I don't know if I can pick just one. There are so many books and authors out there that have changed who I am or changed my reading tastes. Narrowing the list down, I think I'm most grateful to what I call my gateway authors:

L.J. Smith - I read the Night World books as a teen (and many times since then) and she is the author who inspired me to read so much as well as to read books with a paranormal angle. I own most of her books although I have yet to read the Dark Visions and Forbidden Game trilogies.

Maria V. Snyder - Poison Study was my gateway book into fantasy which I've recently discovered a passion for. If I hadn't been looking around the library to fill the akward letters on an A-Z character challenge (yay for Yelena and Valek) I'd never have read her book and I'd have missed out on some awesome reads.

Kelley Armstrong - Bitten was the first urban fantasy that I loved unconditionally. I'd mostly been reading young adult books, and Kelley Armstrong gatewayed me into adult. Ironically a few years later, she gatewayed me back into young adult with her Darkest Powers books.

And there's also my all-time favourite book: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. I had this out of the library all the time as a child, and then one day had to return it. I forgot what it was called and spent years looking for a book called Moonacre (or something similar) and only rediscovered this when my grandparents rented the movie. I'm so thankful to have found it again :)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. That's great that you found your favorite book once again! There really is nothing better than a treasured childhood book! :)

    Here's my BTT:

  2. I'm glad you found your favourite book! :) There's nothing better than finding an old favourite you treasured for long, long years!

    Here's my Booking Through Thursday post for this week.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  3. Special books are definitely treasures...and so are their authors.

    It's been a difficult choice, but here's MY BTT POST and

  4. Great author choices. love when an author can draw you into a new level or genera.

    Here's my Booking Through Thursday ~ House Millar series


  5. Thanks for commenting guys :) I'm really glad I did this post as it made me realise how grateful to have discovered the authors and books I have read!

  6. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Your story of finding a childhood favourite, 'The Little White Horse' is heartwarming. Thanks for sharing! :-)


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