It’s hard to choose an all-time favorite author it’s like choosing a favorite among your kids and that’s not fair. I love reading and I believe every writer is special on their own way. Some may come on top of the others in terms of imagination, wit and depth but every time I think of the effort and time each writer invested to finish their book, I start to look at the stories on a more friendly light. I never pick up a book I don’t intend to finish; not finishing a book is like spitting at the author’s face, a crime punishable by a ban on the bookstore or the library.
But if I had to choose, like if my life depended on it, I’d say I love Jane Austen, Nora Roberts and J.K. Rowling most.
I’ve been an Austen fan since I was thirteen as I wrote on my previous post. I admit Mr. Darcy was my first love until we decided to call it quits and I started seeing Mr. Knightley, Col. Brandon and Mr. Tilney; Edmund wasn’t my type and I think Captain Wentworth is too devoted to Anne to stray. I enjoyed all of Jane Austen’s books. She showed me the romance of her era and I’ve been in love ever since.
Nora Roberts awakens my fantasies about Ireland; the people, culture and the land itself. I think it’s because of Nora Roberts why I want to visit Ireland someday. I love her characters and plots and how she makes them work on uncanny ways.
If for me Jane Austen is the goddess of romantic fiction then Nora Roberts is a fairy who spreads her fairy dust through her writing, weaving magic through romance stories.
I’m a Potter fan. I’ve watched all the movies and read all the books. J.K. Rowling brings out the child in me, not that it’s tucked away, but reading her works feels like having a license to indulge in childish dreams. I often wish I could go to Hogwarts and forget everything else.
If there’s one thing my favorite authors have in common that would be ‘magic’; the magic to create a world for their characters to run wild and be free to be themselves, magic to capture the hearts and imaginations of their readers and magic to touch people through their stories.