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Who is your favourite author for grown ups? For kids? I guess you don’t read to the dog, but maybe you do?

For grown ups my tastes are pretty varied, but there are a few authors whose names litter my bookshelves over and over – I own everything they’ve ever written to date, and am first in line to read anything new they have coming out (unless they are dead/not writing anymore. In which case their books are re-read often, with a twinge of sadness). 

(Lots of Canadian authors…I’m not sure if that’s on purpose or not.)

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Michael Oondatje
  • David Sedaris
  • Alice Munro
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Jeffrey Eugenides

I don’t know that I have a favorite author for kids. The type of books we’re reading to Olive so far are more about the illustrations, than the stories. But a few off the top of my head that I have vivid memories of reading when I was a child, and can’t wait to start reading to little O are:

  • Wind in the Willows
  • The Little Prince
  • Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories
  • Pippi Longstocking

Gus, sadly, is not a literary sort. He much prefers to sit on my feet when I read, than to be read to himself. 

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