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John has picked out a list of the most popular authors from LibraryThing. The game is to embolden those you have read. Let’s see how I do:

J. K. Rowling
Stephen King
Terry Pratchett
J. R. R. Tolkien
Neil Gaiman
C. S. Lewis
William Shakespeare

Nora Roberts
Jane Austen
Agatha Christie

Stephenie Meyer
Isaac Asimov
Charles Dickens
Anne McCaffrey

James Patterson
John Grisham
Dan Brown
Orson Scott Card
Kurt Vonnegut
Anne Rice
Douglas Adams

Janet Evanovich
Robert A. Heinlein
George Orwell
Dean Koontz

Mercedes Lackey
John Steinbeck
Laurell K. Hamilton
Roald Dahl
Margaret Atwood
Piers Anthony
Michael Crichton
Robert Jordan

Dr. Seuss
Ernest Hemingway
Mark Twain
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Philip Pullman

Lemony Snicket
Charlaine Harris
Gabriel García Márquez
David Eddings
Ray Bradbury

Haruki Murakami
Bill Bryson
Ursula K. Le Guin

Tom Clancy
Philip K. Dick
J. D. Salinger
Frank Herbert

Jodi Picoult
Neal Stephenson
Patricia Cornwell

Arthur C. Clarke
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Chuck Palahniuk
Tamora Pierce
F. Scott Fitzgerald
John Irving

Marion Zimmer Bradley
Madeleine L’Engle
Umberto Eco
William Gibson
Alexander McCall Smith

David Sedaris
Virginia Woolf
Larry Niven
Khaled Hosseini
Jim Butcher
Meg Cabot
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Ian McEwan
George R. R. Martin

That’s 54 out of 75 (72%). Of the others, I would say that at least half I have not even heard of. I wonder what my score would be if I had not had easy access to public libraries all my life? I suspect it would be much lower, which was why I thought it worth the effort to trudge through last Saturday’s snow to protest against the proposed closing of one of my local libraries (Headington, Oxford, which I can get to in my lunch hour) and was pleased to see that many other people had similarly made the effort to show how valuable these book-houses are.

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