Thursday, June 25, 2009


I'm jealous -- of who?

Scott Westerfeld.

I love his books. I love them so much that I can't get them out of my head once I'm immersed in his world.

I've been listening to the UGLIES series -- right now, I'm about a third of the way through SPECIALS. I swear, I haven't been able to get the books out of my mind all night. When I should be writing, I'm thinking about what will happen with Tally...and Zane...and David...

Funny, because I've read the books before and I KNOW what happens. LOL.

What I want to be thinking about are my own characters. My own world, and what happens next in the scene I'm working on.

You have to wonder. Why do certain books just hit that spot with you? While others, while good, don't stick with you for more than a day? These books just stick.

Like lightning in a bottle, I want to know his secret.

Le sigh.

Take a bow, Scott Westerfeld. I'll be honest, I want to be you. :)

So, what authors really do it for you?


NBB said...

Scott Westerfeld
JK Rowling
Diana Gabaldon
J.R.R. Tolkien
Wolfgang Hohlbein

Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings especially. I guess it's because the world behind the books is even bigger than the one within.

Deniz Bevan said...

I agree; Gabaldon, Rowling and Tolkien! I just finished rereading all the Harry Potter books and I'm bowled over by all the detail. I know I'm not in Tolkien's league, but... ah well, back to the marathon...

Jennifer Hendren said...


Good choices! I haven't read Hohlbein...a German writer, I'm guessing?


Jennifer Hendren said...


It's always good to have a hero, tho...something to aspire towards. Lord knows I wish I was HALF as good as these authors. :)


Deniz Bevan said...

If I could just inspire the same levels of emotion in readers, I'd be happy...