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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’d Buy No Matter What

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Authors We’d Buy No Matter What.

1.) Bill Bryson
Witty travel writing? Yes, please!

2.) Kathy Reichs
I’m definitely a fan of Temperance Brennan

3.) J.K. Rowling
Do I even need to explain this one?

4.) Dan Brown
I do love me a good conspiracy, and Robert Langdon.

5.) Mark Gatiss
Whether it’s original work, Doctor Who or something else. I love his humour!

6.) Neil Gaiman
How do I even start to describe how awesome his writing is?

And a few dearly departed authors I’ve collected or I’m still trying to collect:

7.) J.R.R. Tolkien
His books were my introduction to fantasy. Middle-Earth is my home.

8.) Douglas Adams
Is there anyone more British in this universe than Arthur Dent?

9.) Terry Pratchett
I’ve read most of his books at the library, but now I’m slowly buying them

10.) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Someone who is sure that writing Sherlock Holmes was his biggest mistake must have a great body of work to back up that claim.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Authors We’ve Read The Most From.

1.) J.K. Rowling

2.) J.R.R. Tolkien

3.) Enid Blyton

4.) Kathy Reichs

5.) Bill Bryson

6.) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

7.) Agatha Christie

8.) John Grisham

9.) William Shakespeare

10.) Neil Gaiman

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Authors I REALLY want to meet

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. For all other participants, follow this link to their website and the blog hop.

Which 10 living authors do I want to meet most? That’s a tough one. How am I meant to decide on only ten??

1.) Neil Gaiman
He is currently one of my favourite authors, and I really love his writing style. And from what I can tell by his social media use and how he sneakily signs books left, right and centre, he seems to be a very decent guy.

2.) J.K. Rowling
I’d love to meet J.K. Rowling and talk about Harry Potter and her new writing ventures. Because, let’s face it, we all still have questions about Harry’s world.

3.) Bill Bryson
As a travel writer, he is one of my idols. Judging by the way he writes his books and details his adventures, I’m certain he’s make for a very witty and hilarious dinner companion and someone I could talk about travel with to my heart’s content.

4.) John Green
I only recently got into his books, but before that I knew him as someone championing literature and reading, as well as reading skills. And judging by some of his comments, this guy is knowledgable on multiple fandoms. Score!

5.) Kathy Reichs
The character of Temperance Brennan in TV show Bones is based on Kathy Reichs and I’d love to compare Kathy’s own Temperance Brennan and the Bones’ Temperance with her . I find Kathy’s real-life work as an forensic anthropologist fascinating.

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Bestselling NaNoWriMo Success Stories

If you think that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just a little project to keep wanna-be writers occupied during November and nothing ever comes of it, you’re wrong.

Several authors have had their start as NaNoWriMo participants and went on to publish the projects they wrote during November and edited during December.

Don’t believe me? Here are some traditionally published authors you migt have heard of, and their bestselling novels that started life as a NaNoWriMo project.

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Self-Promotion Friday

Fridays in the NaNoWriMo Facebook Group are not like normal Fridays. No! They turn into a frenzy of likes, comments and self-promotion. The madness that is Self-Promotion Friday.

The idea is simple: every member with an author page, book page or blog page on Facebook can post the link and ask the others to like it.

The others will then leave a comment linking to their own pages (and usually also post a separate status with their link as well), so they can be liked in return.

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