|Broke and the Bookish|
1: Gotta give some love to William Shakespeare. A master at manipulating the English language is a favorite frustration of many an English Lit major.
Favorite Quote: "Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
2. Very few can argue the genius of Mark Twain...yes he often shows up on the banned books lists but his stories live on and always will.
Favorite Quote: "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. "
3. The queen of mystery is without question Agatha Christie. I went through a period in middle school where I read through many a Hercule Poirot book.
Favorite Quote: "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
4. The Great Gatsby is in my top 5 all time favorite books. So of course I have to include F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Favorite Quote: "That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're no lonely and isolate from anyone. You belong."
5. Perhaps the most famous children's book author is Dr. Seuss. Who wouldn't love to sit down and chat with him?
Favorite Quote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
6. I went through a Little House on the Prairie phase when I was in elementary school. I watched the tv show and read the books. So I have to put Laura Ingalls Wilder on the list.
Favorite Quote: "Home is the nicest word there is."
7. Roald Dahl is my all time favorite children's book author. Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The BFG....well you get the point.
Favorite Quote: "The books transported her to new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives."
8. Last but not least (not a 10 week for me) is Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are some of my all time favorite books. And my favorite Lewis Carroll quote is my all time favorite quote period.
Favorite Quote: "One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter.""