Favorite Books

Fiction

  1. Elizabeth Marie Pope - The Perilous Gard
  2. Barbara Hambly - Mother of Winter
  3. R.A. MacAvoy - The Grey Horse
  4. Patricia Mckillip - The Changeling Sea, Something Rich And Strange
  5. Peter S. Beagle - The Last Unicorn
  6. Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere
  7. CJ Cherryh - The Dreaming Tree

Children's Authors

  1. Marjorie Fischer - Red Feather (nearly impossible to find and worth a small fortune)
  2. E. Nesbit - The Book of Dragons
  3. Edward Eager - Half Magic
  4. Diana Wynne Jones - Dogsbody, Charmed Life

Nonfiction

  1. Georgess McHargue - The Impossible People
  2. Douglas Adams - Last Chance To See
  3. Annie Dillard - Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  4. Daniel Kahneman - Thinking Fast And Slow

Comics

  1. Mike Mignola - Hellboy
  2. Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba - The Umbrella Academy
  3. Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heaton - Namesake (webcomic)

6 thoughts on “Favorite Books

  1. you just reminded me that I checked out the first book of the last man from the library and reall enjoyed it. now i need to see how it ends.
    btw your graphic novel rocks... do you have publishing plans?

  2. I just finished book 9 of the 10 compendiums, so I also do not know how it ends yet. :) I am one of those readers who grieves when I finish a good book, so I've been putting off buying it.

  3. Hi Mliev, wandered here from your FaceBook page, where I'm an avid reader of The Locked Maze. I'm so glad to find someone else who loves Edith Nesbit's work. She's not well known nowadays (at least not in Australia) and I think that's real pity. However I don't know either of the works you've listed here, so I'm off to Project Gutenberg to download them and have a look!

    1. I think the problem with Nesbit is that her books are targetted at small children, but no modern kid, especially in the USA, is going to understand half of what she is talking about because of all the British vocabulary and turn-of-the-century technology. She needs to be updated somehow. :/ Have you ever read Edward Eager? I consider him the successor of Nesbit, followed by DIana Wynne Jones (although I don't think Jones ever read Eager). They each incorporate a little more of the modern world and modern sensibilities, while retaining the whimsy and satire of Nesbit. :)

      Also, if anyone has noticed, Holly's cat (ex-cat) is named Nesbit in my comic. There's a tradition among all three of these authors to have their characters mention their predecessor's works in-story, so I had to keep that going. ^_^

      1. Ha! I'm Australian, and grew up reading English children's books full of snowy winters and deciduous trees and plants and animals that I'd never seen. Some of it was puzzling, but I just took it all in my stride (although it was a LONG time before I found out that cucumber frames were totally unrelated to artistic matters!) and ploughed on through. It was fascinating when I finally visited the UK, in my 20s - like being transported into a fantasy world. Edith Nesbit was a remarkable woman, and I admire her as well as liking her books. Have heard of Edward Eager, but not read any of his book, so I shall hunt some out. As a quid pro quo, have you read any of Nicholas Stuart Gray?

        1. Ha - I somehow missed this comment first time thru. I just looked up Gray because he sounded familiar; his Seventh Swan was one of the MagicQuest series that completely transformed my entire literary direction as a child! They only published a couple dozen fantasy books in the series, and every single one was absolutely wonderful. :)

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