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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:59 am
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Author Suggestions for Biweekly Discussions

This is a new phase of sorts for the Biweekly Book Threads where we shift our focus to discussing specific authors and their books. But before the discussions can begin, this thread will help us decide the authors we shall discuss.

1. Post the names of the three authors you'd like to discuss in this thread.
2. A poll of the most suggested authors will be made, where you can vote for only one author you'd like to discuss.
3. Depending on the number of suggestions, the number of authors with the most votes to be discussed will be decided by staff.

The topics in the Biweekly Book Thread Topic Suggestions thread will be featured after these author discussions


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Old October 19th, 2010, 1:15 pm
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Re: Author Suggestions for Biweekly Discussions

Amazing idea!
Okay my authors:
  • Charles Dickens.
  • Emily Bronte.
  • Jane Austen.

Just a question, are going to have an author just this once. Or an author from time to time?


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Old October 19th, 2010, 5:53 pm
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Whichever Bronte sister wrote Wuthering Heights. LOL I can't remember which one she was.

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Whichever Bronte sister wrote Wuthering Heights. LOL I can't remember which one she was.
It was Emily.

Mine would be:

Martin Amis
Agatha Christie
Thomas Hardy

(I want to say Enid Blyton, but I think that would exclude a lot of US readers. I'm also hovering on a lot of others!)


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Old October 19th, 2010, 7:34 pm
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Re: Author Suggestions for Biweekly Discussions

My three choices:

1. Jane Austen (Big surprise )
2. Agatha Christie
3. Arthur Conan Doyle

I have loads of favourite Indian authors, but then they don't have a wide audience so I'm leaving them out.

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Just a question, are going to have an author just this once. Or an author from time to time?
I was thinking of having a series of author discussions based on the authors who receive maximum votes. But let's see


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Old October 19th, 2010, 8:41 pm
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My three choices would be:

- Jane Austen
- Vladimir Nabokov
- Stephen King


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Old October 19th, 2010, 9:53 pm
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Virginia Woolf
Fodor Dostoevsky
Shakespeare (I'd love to know more about his work)


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Let's see:

Louisa May Alcott
Roald Dahl
The Bronte Sisters


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  • Kate Chopin
  • Mary Renault
  • Terry Pratchett


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Re: Author Suggestions for Biweekly Discussions

1. Jane Austen
2. Mark Twain

I can't decide on a third. I'll come back later and post it, if that's okay.


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Alexandre Dumas, Wilkie Collins, G.K. Chesterton


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Alexandre Dumas, Wilkie Collins, G.K. Chesterton
This is so weird - I nearly put Wilkie Collins and GK Chesterton on mine, but I didn't, partly because I thought no-one else would choose them and it would be a wasted vote.


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I like lost causes And both Collins and Chesterton deserve a vote.


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1. Jane Austen (I think a winner's already emerging)
2. Washington Irving
3. Nathaniel Hawthorne


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I decided to choose authors I've read a fair amount of but know very little about.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brontė sisters
Franz Kafka


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* Scott Westerfeld
* Darren Shan
*Jane Austen


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W. Shakespeare
A. Dumas
V. Hugo


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Re: Author Suggestions for Biweekly Discussions

Just a reminder for anyone else who wants to enter their choice of authors, because we'll begin selection soon


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I hope this isn't too late!

Thomas Hardy
George Orwell
Mary Renault


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Ooh! Can I submit one or three?

David Weber
Elizabeth Moon
Taylor Anderson

All great authors.


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