Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag as many friends that are passionate about reading as you can, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what authors my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)

1. The Holy Spirit*

2. CS Lewis

3. JRR Tolkien

4. Robert Heinlein

5. Jan Karon

6. Barbara Mertz (Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters)

7. Rudyard Kipling

8. Dr. Seuss

9. Georgette Heyer

10. George and Helen Waite Papashvily

11. C.J. Cherryh

12. Madeleine L'Engle

13. Edith Schaeffer

14. John McCrae

15. Louisa May Alcott

 I have to admit that I spent 5 of my 15 minute circling the bookcases in the hose to make sure I didn't leave somebody out, or put somebody of lesser importance in. I figured (correctly) that I would get good guidance from what I own a lot of

1 comment:

dylan said...

I'll answer here:

1. Dylan Thomas
2. Marianne Moore (her prose)
3. E E Cummings
4. William F Buckley Jr
5. George Will
6. Alan Watts (briefly)
7. Thomas Merton
8. Fr Benedict Groeschel
9. Seamus Heaney
10. Archbishop Fulton Sheen
11. Henri Nouwen (engaging diarist)
12. Mary Oliver
13. William Shakespeare
14. The Psalmist
15. Morrissey (do songwriters count?)