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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Walking with Some Favorites

One of my favorite people in the world sent me this fun activity on Facebook, and I thought I would share it with you to see what answers you have.  I've left off a few, but that's half the fun of seeing others' lists and thinking "Oh! Yeah!  I LOVE ____________"  

Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets, and screen-writers included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

1.)  William Shakespeare
2.)  Barbara Kingsolver
3.)  Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.)  Mark Twain
5.)  Maya Angelou
6.)  E. B. White
7.)  C.S. Lewis
8.)  Dr. Seuss
9.)  Henry David Thoreau
10.)  Harper Lee
11.)  F. Scott Fitzgerald
12.)  e.e. cummings
13.)  Margaret Mitchell
14.)  J.K. Rowling
15.)  Michael Shaara


  1. We share so many of the same names!

  2. Louis L'Amour, Jack London, Hemingway, John Steinbeck, John Jakes, J.K. Rowling :)...a beginning..

  3. Barbara Kingsolver (amazing writer), Charles Frazier, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, Anne Rice, Amy Tan, etc....

  4. Neat list, Lana....I would include many of the same ones you have included --and the other commenters.

  5. The Four Gospel's and St. Paul (so I guess that would be the Holy Spirit), Carolyn Haywood, John Steinbeck, Margaret Mitchell, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, A.A.Milne, Eric Segal, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, John Grisham, Wm. Paul Young, Debbie Macomber, Alfred Hitchcock, LaVyrle Spenser, and Joanne Fluke! All of these have influenced me at one time or another.

  6. Not fair you taught English. I can think of one, Shel Silverstein. Ok, maybe Nicholas Sparks, and John Maxwell. OK, I am done now!

  7. Okay, this is fun. :-) Jane Austen, The Apostle Paul, St. Luke, Harper Lee, Susan Howatch, Dorothy L. Sayers, P.D. James, R.C. Sproul, Keith Mathieson, Jane Porter, Willa Cather, Peter Hitchens, PG Wodehouse, James Herriot, Elizabeth Gaskell. I think that's 15. :-)



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