Welcome to another Sunday! This week I returned to work after a 2-week vacation, which meant less time for reading and blogging. But I still managed to celebrate my 4th blogiversary, and I added something new to the site: my Favorite Authors. These are the writers whose work I’ve enjoyed so much, that I wish I could put the rest of my life on hold and read through their complete oeuvre (Buried in Print coined the phrase “MRE authors,” for must read everything). I started with four (coincidentally, one for each year of blogging): Winifred Holtby, Iris Murdoch, Elizabeth Taylor, and Edith Wharton.
If you’re reading this in a feed reader, I suggest you click-through now … thanks. You’ll notice I added a Favorite Authors option to the menu running across the top of the page. Hover over that, and you’ll see drop-down menus for each author. Each author page includes a short biography, sometimes links to other resources, and then reviews of each book I’ve read. Even though I’ve only read one book by Winifred Holtby (South Riding), she qualified as a favorite author instantly, and I plan to read Anderby Wold later this month. Since these are “MRE authors,” you can expect the lists of reviews to grow over time. I hope you’ll visit these pages, and let me know what you think!
Today I’m still reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, and enjoying it quite a bit. This is only the second Atwood I’ve read, but for no reason other than that old adage, so many books, so little time. Alias Grace was nominated for both the Orange and Booker prizes, so it seems a good way to get re-acquainted with her. Look for my review sometime in the next few days.
Who are your favorite authors? Do you highlight them on your blog?
Read more from The Sunday Salon here.