Waiter, there’s an author in my soup!

February 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment »

If there is an author in your soup, there are a few things you should NOT do:

1) Don’t disturb the author – he/she is either researching for a new book, really hungry, or really mad, all very good reasons to keep away.

2) Don’t throw croutons at the author- that’s how people lose eyes.

3) Don’t eat around the author, even if the soup is pumpkin soup, the most delicious soup in the world – fighting over soup is often what leads people to fall into it in the first place.

Speaking of authors, I thought I’d do some lists of my favourites over the years.

A list of the top four funny authors writing today:

Philip Ardagh; Andy Griffiths; Doug McLeod; John Larkin

A list of my favourite authors when I was a kid:

Robin Klein; Gillian Rubinstein; Victor Kelleher; Colin Thiele; Paul Jennings

A List of My Favourite authors now:

Martine Murray; Shaun Tan; Markus Zusak; Sonya Hartnett is my favourite for Young Adult and adult fiction – she’s an extraordinary writer but the stories are often dark so be warned.

A List of Brilliant Books I Didn’t Write:

Holes by Louis Sachar; Lord of the Flies by William Golding; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon; Matilda by Roald Dahl

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One Response to “Waiter, there’s an author in my soup!”

  • Elaine Luff

    May those genetically inherited writing cells continue to flourish and produce many more exciting reading works…

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