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Post by Keety Rhea » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:46 pm

I was looking through and I know there is one that says who is your favorite author, but nothing there about your top ten. I thought that it would be interesting to see some of those top tens. And for this I think it should include poets since they are authors in their own rights. So, if you can make top ten poets and authors who would they be

Authors
1. J. K. Rowling
2. Jane Austen
3. Sherrilyn Kenyon (aka Kinely McGregor)
4. Julia Quinn
5. Gena Showalter
6. Karen Marie Moning
7. David McCollugh
8. Teresa Medieros
9. Melissa Mayhue
10. Stephine Meyer

Poets
1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
2. Edgar Allen Poe
3. Robert Burns
4. William Blake
5. William Shakespeare
6. John Keats
7. Anna Letitia Barbauld
8. Dylan Thomas
9. Thomas Gray
10. John Donne
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Post by Ivorie Windton » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:17 am

I have so many it's going to be hard to choose....

Authors
1. J.K Rowling
2. Stephanie Meyer
3. Piers Anthony
4. Lindsey Sands
5. Cassandra Claire
6. P.C Cast
7. Rachael Vencent
8. Jeff Merrioote
9. Ann McMarfey
10. Janine Frost
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Post by castora grimsby » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:42 am

Authors

1. Tom Robbins
2. J.K. Rowling
3. Jane Austen
4. William Shakespeare
5. Stephenie Meyer
6. Angie Sage
7. Jon Katz
8. Emma McLaughlin/Nicola Kraus
9. Edgar Allen Poe
10. Eoin Colfer

Poets

1. E.E. Cummings
2. Emily Dickinson
3. Billy Collins
4. W. H. Auden
5. Lord Byron
6. Robert Frost
7. Walt Whitman
8. Dr. Suess
9. Ogden Nash
10. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Post by Keety Rhea » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:57 pm

I have to say that those are some great top tens. Castora, I have to say that I have never been a Lord Byron fan and maybe that is because the man made everything so long and I lost my attention to it. But, he had some good works.
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Post by castora grimsby » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:13 am

Keety Rhea wrote:QUOTE (Keety Rhea @ Jul 17 2008, 04:57 PM) I have to say that those are some great top tens. Castora, I have to say that I have never been a Lord Byron fan and maybe that is because the man made everything so long and I lost my attention to it. But, he had some good works.
I do agree he does have some long ones! I just find his usage of certain words together very engaging.

As far as short ones go "She Walks in Beauty" is one of my favorites. :D
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Post by Keety Rhea » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:22 am

castora grimsby wrote:QUOTE (castora grimsby @ Jul 17 2008, 11:13 PM) I do agree he does have some long ones! I just find his usage of certain words together very engaging.

As far as short ones go "She Walks in Beauty" is one of my favorites. :D
I say in my British Literature College Class, that was one that the Professor made us read, and I thought it was ok. He does have his way with words, but sometimes just like Wordsworth, they just go a little too far. Have you ever read any of Robert Burns or Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
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Post by Megaera Selwyn » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:43 am

Authors:
J.R.R. TolkienOrson Scott CardJane AustenMadeleine L'EngleIsaac AsimovSherrilyn Kenyon (minus certain parts)J.K. RowlingStephenie MeyerFrank HerbertLois Lowry
Poets:
Lord Byron, George GordonRobert FrostDylan ThomasEmily DickinsonWilliam ShakespeareElizabeth Barrett BrowningWilliam BlakeAlfred, Lord TennysonT.S. EliotLewis Carroll
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Post by Keety Rhea » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:05 pm

I think I should see how far this goes and see the common top tens and make an article about it for Alte in Ravenclaw, but who knows o.O
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Post by Sophie Delacour » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:57 am

My top ten authors and poets are:

1. JK Rowling
2. Diana Gabaldon
3. Janet Evanovich
4. Anne Rice
5. Jane Austen
6. Marion Zimmer Bradley
7. CS Lewis
8. JRR Tolkien
9. William Shakespeare
10. Emily Dickinson
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Post by castora grimsby » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:12 am

Keety Rhea wrote:QUOTE (Keety Rhea @ Jul 17 2008, 06:22 PM) I say in my British Literature College Class, that was one that the Professor made us read, and I thought it was ok. He does have his way with words, but sometimes just like Wordsworth, they just go a little too far. Have you ever read any of Robert Burns or Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
I find Burns confusing. :blink: I guess because he uses words that are often forgotten nowadays or that aren't commonly used as much where I live.

Mr. Coleridge, I don't remember coming across, but I have looked at a few of his poems and quite like them, so Thank you for the tip!
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Post by Keety Rhea » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:15 pm

castora grimsby wrote:QUOTE (castora grimsby @ Jul 25 2008, 03:12 AM) I find Burns confusing. :blink: I guess because he uses words that are often forgotten nowadays or that aren't commonly used as much where I live.

Mr. Coleridge, I don't remember coming across, but I have looked at a few of his poems and quite like them, so Thank you for the tip!
I have to say that maybe that is why I love Burns so much because of the language he uses. I find it amazing and inspires me to learn more of Scottish culture and of its massive history. :)

You are welcome for the tip. My father is a huge Coleridge fan, he literally recited a whole I think 100+ line poem that Coleridge wrote.
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Post by Terry Potter » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:11 pm

I'm going to write my favorite 10 authors but the order isn't essential:

1. JK Rowling
2. JRR Tolkien
3. Dan Brown
4. Agatha Christie
5. CS Lewis
6. Khaled Hossini
7. Patrick O'Brian
8. Jules Verne
9. Terry Goodkind
10. Louis Stevenson
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Post by Artemis Lunar » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:18 am

Hmmm. Well these are in no particular order. Of course, there are many others.

JK (natch)
Edgar Allen Poe
John Keats
Jane Austin
Oscar Scott Card
Victor Hugo
Alexandre Dumas
Robert Burns
Eion Colfer (if you like HP, you just might like the Artemis Fowl series)
Terry Prachett

I have many others, but as my best friend self-righteously states, you can't claim to like an author if you've only read one series. He states that you "like the series, not the author. You have to read more than one series to like the author". :rolleyes:
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Post by Artemis Lunar » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:22 am

castora grimsby wrote:QUOTE (castora grimsby @ Jul 17 2008, 11:13 PM) I do agree he does have some long ones! I just find his usage of certain words together very engaging.

As far as short ones go "She Walks in Beauty" is one of my favorites. :D
That's my favorite by Byron as well! It's one of those that just seems to have a magic about it. Wow that was badly explained. But anyone who loves the poem is sure to understand what I mean. ^_^
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Post by Guinevere Nefertari » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:52 am

I read a lot, but these are my top ten at this moment:
1. P.C Cast
2. James Rollins
3. Matthew Reilly
4. J.K Rowlings
5. James Patterson
6. William Shakespeare
7. J.R.R Tolkien
8. Eion Colfer
9. D.J MacHale
10. Cassandra Clare

They are a wide variety, but they are all great authors.

As for poetry, I do not have ten tops, but I have a few favorites:
1. William Shakespeare
2. Shel Silverstein
3. Lewis Carroll
4. Robert Frost
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Post by Keety Rhea » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:01 pm

Tis true Byron is one of the most well loved poets of all time, but like I said Coleridge is so much more. Here is a few lines of "Pains of Sleep"

"The horror of their deeds to view,
To know and loathe, yet wish and do !
Such griefs with such men well agree,
But wherefore, wherefore fall on me ?
To be beloved is all I need,
And whom I love, I love indeed."


Castora I actually found the name of the poem that I wanted to get you to read from my fav of all english poets, Burns is my fav Scot poet. :P
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Post by Prof. Zoki Phantom » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:55 pm

My Top 10 Authors & Poets(in no particular order):

- Agatha Christie
- Dan Brown
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
- J. K. Rowling
- Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
- Lois Lowry
- Paulo Coelho
- Sidney Sheldon
- Victor Hugo
- William Shakespeare
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Post by Lily Diggory » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:54 am

Authors
1. J.K. Rowling
2. J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Anthony Horowitz
4. Dan Brown
5. Garth Nix
6. Eoin Colfer
7. Bram Stoker
8. Stephanie Meyer
9. William Golding
10. Robert Louis Stevenson

I don't really have a list of favourite poets.
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Post by Tbyrd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:50 pm

Off the top of my head ...

1. Jonathan Safran Foer
2. Jeanette Winterson
3. J. K. Rowling
4. Nicole Krauss
5. Sarah Ruhl
6. Orson Scott Card
7. Francesca Lia Block
8. Joseph Campbell
9. Mark Danielewski
10. Mary Roach
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