What does your favorite author say about you?
Here are some favorite funny ones:
People who type like this: OMG. Mah fAvvv <3 <3. Jonathan Safran Foer
30somethings who were cool when they were 20something.
Boys who don’t read.
Boys who can’t read.
People who like good music.
Ninth graders who think they’re going to be authors someday but end up in marketing.
People who have read only one book in their life and it was To Kill A Mockingbird (and it was their assigned reading in the ninth grade).
Guys who wear skinny jeans and the girls that love them.
Men who use words like ‘dubious’ and ‘tenacity’.
People who used to be fans of J.D. Salinger.
Cougars who went to an urban college in the 80s.
People who liked Gilmore Girls – even in the first season.
Girls who intern at Nylon but end up moving back to the Midwest for their real job.
Girls who are too frightened to go skydiving.
People who own a smart phone which requires a stylus to use it.
The girl who just turned vegan to cover up her eating disorder.
Female high-school French teachers who have their master’s degree.
People who went to art school after “trying it out” at a public university.
People who played Creep by Radiohead while having sex or smoking pot.
Now, I can’t claim to have a favorite author. Favorite books, perhaps. But picking a favorite author is close to impossible, and I am a fickle reader; I find no qualms in unabashedly loving an author’s book and then dismissing his next. I don’t read by genre (well not really) so choosing between, say, Vikram Chandra and Theresa Hak Jyung Cha, A.S. Byatt and Edwidge Danticat, Paul Auster and Jane Austen, Sarah Waters and Steig Larsson, or John Berger and Jonathan Safran Foer is like choosing a favorite band. Really hard…
How about you? Do you have a favorite author (and what does that say about you?) and what was your favorite book of 2009?
Happy New Year!
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