Once upon a time, I did a month long blog event to celebrate women in March. It was a lot of fun but eventually fell by the wayside the last couple of years. It takes time and devotion and I was apparently lacking both. In those intervening years, I’ve picked up several more female authors that I enjoy and I thought it was time to give them their own spotlight.
Have you read any of these ladies and what did you think?
After a year of shenanigans on Instagram. I’ve had some fun and learned some things. One of which is that, if you’re a bookworm, it’s the place for you. Not only are there plenty of bookstagrammers to follow and ogle their pretty books, but it’s a great place to interact with your favorite authors as well. Recently, Brian McClellan, author of the Powder Mage trilogy, requested bookstagrammers to read his new UF series and give feedback and I was lucky enough that he said yes to my request. This gave me the idea for this post, link a few authors and why their IG accounts are fun to follow.
Brandon Sanderson – regularly signs his books in random bookstores in airports and then lets you know where you can find them.
Kevin Hearne – travels a lot, posts interesting food and cocktail drinks. Shares his fondness for whiskey.
Brian McClellan – besides ARC offers, he posts his cat and dogs, and his cooking.
Delilah S. Dawson – she gets up to a lot of shenanigans. Conventions, pets, Star Wars and her friendship with homie Kevin Hearne.
Chuck Wendig – posts a lot of beautiful outdoor pictures from his daily runs.
Who are some of your favorite authors to follow on IG?
Ok, ok. Everyone is thankful for everything this time of year, however let’s focus on authors. If it wasn’t for them, the world would be a much darker place.
I’m going to keep one of my favorite authors OFF of this list because of two reasons: 1 – He makes SO many people’s list. 2- I’m currently in a perturbed mood with his lack of production on the ASIOF books. (I’m not generally one to get all pissy about it but, I am today. I want more books damnit!)
I have to say that books could very well be the best invention ever. No joke.
Maybe it’s because I’ve always had an overactive imagination. I’ve never read a book that I didn’t finish. Whether I like it or not, I have to know how it ends. It will seriously bug me if I don’t know.
So the second best invention ever would clearly be the library. Now most books I read within a couple days (a couple hours if I’m uninterrupted) so this would make frequently buying books quite the expensive hobby. But some beautiful soul out there decided, “Hey. Let’s get a crap ton of books and let people read them for free.”
My favorite genre would probably be fantasy. This is a pretty wide category but so many things I like fit into it.
The very top of my list; George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. (Also known as the Game of Thrones series.) But no matter how good the HBO show (and that can be debatable in itself this last season) the books are even better. I couldn’t even begin to describe all the reasons that people should read this series. Just go buy the first book, read it and understand every single thing I just said.
Chuck Palahniuk is also a favorite author of mine. (Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke, etc.)
In the last few months I’ve been trying out a lot of new authors. Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris for example. Both have two or more series going and I can’t decide which series I like best.
I could probably talk books forever. Which would be why I am so damn excited that my local library is having a “Bag Sale”. This is where you bring a book bag and for $5 you can fill it up with all the used books you can fit! Second bag is FREE. You bet your sweet ass I’m bringing a second bag.
What are your favorite books or authors or genres and why?