this is an interesting one. first i have to decide who my favorite authors are. then i have to figure out how long i've been reading them and then try to remember how i picked up the first one. then i have to try to remember what made me like them and/or if i started out liking them. so here goes:
- Stephen King--I've been reading him since i was a kid. i think i started with Salem's Lot or maybe The Shining and then spread from there. don't have any idea how or why i picked up the first one but i definitely liked him from the beginning.
- Douglas Adams--again, someone I've read for a while. I know i picked up Hitchhiker's Guide from my father's sci-fi collection. Liked from the start.
- Neil Gaiman--my brother's fault. Read his Sandman comics (in individual issue form no less) and then found other stuff. Again, i liked him from the first i read.
- Mercedes Lackey--embarassing. was recommended to read Magic's Promise by a Harry Potter fan fiction group, maybe 4 years ago. I have found that I enjoy these as fun reads but can only take so much at one time.
- Clive Barker--saw Hellraiser as a kid and thought it was awesome. Started randomly reading his stuff since. Actually i prefer the YA/children's things he's written.
- J. K. Rowling--My mom got me the first 3 books for Christmas the year before book 4 came out. really really liked them. (see the fan fic comment above?)
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--Liked from my teens. I know i had to read a few of the stories in English lit and tore through the whole of Sherlock Holmes one summer.
- George R.R. Martin--hooray for store ads! I saved the title of the first Fire and Ice book in my phone to get from the library when i saw a big display at a bookstore. Really enjoyed it from the first.
- J.R.R. Tolkien--read The Hobbit as a kid but it took me 2-3 tries to get through LOTR. it is longer, and denser, and more complex. i was also like 12 the first time i tried so i have an excuse.