Blogmas 2020 reading

My fav authors!

Welcome to day 23 of blogmas! As always the post from yesterday is linked at the bottom of the page and you can search Blogmas 2020 on my blog and you’ll get the whole list of posts. 

So today I want to talk about Authors. I’ve spent a lot of time talking about my favourite books but I spend so little time actually talking about the people behind them. So I’ve picked a couple Authors I like and I’m going to spend some time talking about them! 

Darren Shan

This is an Author I talk about very often, just search my blog for his name and it’ll come up with a whole list of blogs I’ve done with him. I even did an interview with him that was amazing! I first discovered him just after I had started high school and it was the perfect time for me, I was an awkward teenager and so I needed something to latch onto. His books were perfect and gave me a sense of belonging.

I first read the Darren Shan Saga and knew he was perfect for me, soon devouring anything I could get my hands on. He’s a YA Author but his books do deal with mature themes, especially Zom-B. 

Lemony Snicket 

This is another author I talk about a lot! I love the series of unfortunate events and how Snicket is not only the author but he’s a character. Daniel Handler is his real name and also does some music funny enough. 

I love the serialism of these books and Snicket definitely adds to it, small hits being dropped at the author’s past. 

Shaun Bythell

I love Wigtown and the idea of owning a bookshop so Bythell and his books are my window into this world. His humour is a lot like mine, sarcastic and dry, so I always find myself giggling all the way through his books. I even got the chance to go to his bookshop though he wasn’t there at the time unfortunately. 

All this being said if you read Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets: A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale, a book written by his (I think) ex girlfriend, you do see a bad side of him. 

Rainbow Rowell

This is an author I found out about this year and though I haven’t read many of her books, what I have read I love so much. Her Simon Snow series was one of my favourite series of 2020, so well written and so funny. I love Rowell because she’s a true geek and happily embraces it, she’s the woman I want to be when I’m older. 

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