Saturday, August 11, 2007

Favourite author(s)

I like reading since I was very young. As far as I could remember, Bobo and Donald Duck were my weekly magazines when I was in early years of elementary schools. Then when I moved back to Banjarmasin from Manado, I started to attach to novels. I spent lots of times at the school libraries, and re-newed the cards often because I borrowed too many novels. My mom was always angry at that time because once I started to open a new novel, I would forget to eat, to nap and to study :p. At Junior high school I was introduced to Japanese comics by my friend and since then I became a big fan of them. Anyway I love reading. It could be novels, or comics, or magazines, or newspapers, or blogs, or even supermarket brochures (esp. SALE page ha ha!)

Now that I don't have much time anymore to read a lot, I become selected to some particular authors. I love Clara NG for Indonesian novels. I read all of her novels by now (not the children books she wrote), and always ask someone to send me one if there's new novel published. Her novels are a good balance of imagination, life values and great humors. All of her novels could make me laugh out loud, especially "The (Un)reality Show". I just couldn't stop laugh and read the book again and again :p

I am also a big fan of Dan Brown. Yeah yeah, because of the famous Da Vinci Code. But actually from all his novels, I love Angels and Demons the most. Dan Brown's novels' are rich of interesting scientific pieces, religion's facts and phenomenons (usually kind of testing my belief hehehe), as well as adventures. I'm waiting forward for his next novel, waiting forward to be drown into his next adventure (^___^)

And other one is OF COURSE Rowling and the best seller Harry Potter series. I believe you all know why I collect all the Harry potter books and intend to bring them whenever I go. I want Iki to read these books also later in the future!! (and perhaps his kids? hahahha)

But it doesn't mean that I don't read other novels. Now I'm reading The Alchemist, a birthday gift from Uti. Some people I know said that this book is a magnificent piece, and I'm going to prove it myself pretty soon (^_-)v

Do you like reading novels? Who is your favorite author(s)?


Raquel said...

Reading books are amazing. It take some away from everything in life & puts you in a new setting. And you know what, as what they said, those who are readers/bookish they have an outstanding knowledge. *wink* I do believe in that because both my sisters are readers and I can tell they are knowledgeable than me.

Hmmm, about the author, I don't have any particular favorite author. Ever since, I only read 2 novels, ha-ha, written by Danielle Steel. When I was in high school, I used to read, sweetdreams, sweet valley high and mills & boons.

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NoorIntan said...

I used to read heaps and heaps of books in my younger years... I don't really know what happened but suddenly I'm absent in reading for a long period of time.. And now, I find it hard to concentrate on reading (especially when you have a little monster under the same roof, but I can't make it as an excuse 'coz you got one monster too and still reading :p)...

I used to read Agatha Christie, Sidney Sheldon, Marga T. Then a friend introduce me to romantic Harlequin novels and I was addicted to it for few years…

Now, I am obsessed with Jodi Picoult’s novels and in process of collecting her books (whether I’m going to read them sooner or later, I’ll just get as many as I can :p)…

I am now trying to get back at reading books. I’m trying to make time to read, no matter what. I also missed good Indonesian novels, and funny enough I just said to my friend in Indo to get few good books for me since I won’t have enough time to hunt good novels when I’m going there this October…

Sheila said...

Yup, I got the Alchemist since MONTHS ago and never got to finish it, hehehehe. One of my worst habits: started reading something and then never finish it (except for novels, and Harry Potter, of course!)

Vivi told me the Alchemist is one of the greatest ever.
I promise I'll start reading the second chapter tomorrow, jadi nanti kita sama2 selesai ya Mut? Hehehehe.

Oh, try the Little Prince. It's an old classic of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He died in the 1st World War, but during his service in the war he was writing Little Prince as a consolation and a dream-pursuit for the kids. The book is marvelous (if you love the movie Life is Beautiful, you'll love the Prince. It's a beautiful world from another point of view).

I think books like The Alchemist and the Little Prince were translated into so many languages and such a best seller, you should get them easily everywhere. The Alchemist-mu bhs inggris Mut?

lily said...

Great that Valens spread the words hihhi... I recommended this book to him hehehehe...
I am one of Paolo's big fans, found 'The Alchemist' years ago in the bookstore in my hometown, since then I was hooked with Paolo Coelho, and when I came here, there is new eddition to mark the 10th years of the Alchemist which then I felt that I must buy that book again to add my mini library colection and read it again... I read The Alchemist around 4 times I think, I just find it so great and simple, yet inspirational, it likes reading 1001 stories....
I got some more of Paolo's book... and yes... like aart hilal said, if you like paolo, should join the blog he's got and joined with other's fans of him hihhihihih... am one of them hahahahahahahah...I guess it's so obvious that I am one of his fans, I named my own blog 'The Alchemist' hahahahahahhahaahha

Aniwehhhh... Happy Reading!!!!!

Vina Revi said...

Sophie Kinsella!

Carla said...

Malcom Gladwell, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, Judith McNaught who else...

MYSELF! hehehe..