Why One Is Not Enough
If you had to pick one author as your favourite, would you be able to? I know I couldn’t, not truly. I have my favourites, but I can’t just pick and choose. You see I go through phases where some books appeal more than others; it’s the same when it comes to authors. I mean, I could go on about Stephen King and how he was pretty much the first author that introduced me to horror. Or I could mention Richelle Mead and talk about her vampire books. But really, how can you discern one from the other when each is just as good but in their way?
When I look to all the names sitting upon the selves of my bookcase, I feel as much passion for each of them. No two books are ever the same, and so no two authors are either. They may bear similarities but they can’t carry the same voices, nor can they tell the same stories without twisting it into their own styles. And when I scour the names in my kindle, I smile when I see all those of new authors yet unknown to the wider public and I know deep down that some of them will be just famous as the bigger names in the industry.
There are so many talented authors out there, that for me to single one out would be unfair to the rest in my opinion but at the same time, there are some that stand out more for me. I’ve already mentioned Stephen King. He is a god among writers and his books just grip you. If I had to name one of his that I thoroughly enjoyed then it would be Cujo, or The Shinning, or even The Stand. Can you see what I mean when I say that I can’t ascertain which I prefer most?
As a writer myself, I feel my loyalty and admiration lie with each of them as individuals and then as authors collectively. To say I prefer this over the other doesn’t commute in my mind. It doesn’t matter how many times I get asked who’s my favourite, my answer remains always the same – I don’t have a favourite, I have many. I don’t just stick to one genre of preference either; I’m not fussy when it comes down to that. Heck, I’m not that fussy when it comes to writing either, but there is always one genre that holds a special place in my heart and that’s Paranormal Fiction, although Horror really comes close to that top spot, but it never will be a genre that I could ever fill. The suspense would kill me.
I could continue on this for a long time, but I would be no further forward with a set favourite. My choices each day are based on what mood I’m in, or what genre I fancy for the evening. The prospect of being carted off down a dark alley, or transported into lands yet unseen are two great to choose between. For me, the journey of choice is not about the words on the pages, it’s about the escapism that they off me when I pick that book up at the end of the night.
But do you have a favourite author or a favourite book perhaps that surpasses all the rest? Are you able to choose between the many talented people out there? If so, please feel free to share them with me and perhaps one day, your favourite might become mine.
About Jennifer Don
Jennifer spent many years without daring to lift a pen, without writing a word that wasn’t forced. But 2008 arrived and with it, her love of writing. She began with poetry which quenched her thirst to begin with but soon that wasn’t enough to satisfy her. 2011 arrived with a dream to write her first novel – Awakening, which is on-going. November saw her attempt her first NaNoWriMo, and so Timber Varden was born, with the bulk of it being written within that month. Now she finds herself aiming to re-write that draft and turn it into her first published novel.
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