Thursday, October 4, 2007

Favorite Author Never Read: Christa Faust

Who's your favorite author?

Pretty boring question, me thinks. But let's spice it up: Who's your favorite author that you've never read? Right now, mine would have to be Christa Faust. I mean, just take a look at her website. How could you not be a fan of Ms. Faust?

http://www.christafaust.com/

Currently, I have two of her books staring down at me from my "must read bookcase." But, honestly, I don't want to read her books. What if I don't like them? After all, sometimes things are better to admire from afar. I just fear that if I open Ms. Faust's books and take a look inside, I might not like what I find, and then where would I be?

The last time I loved an author before I actually read anything by them? The author's name: Carlton Mellick III. The book: Razor Wire Pubic Hair. What a great title, what an interesting book cover. He was supposed to be the "modern-day Kurt Vonnegut." Nope, he wasn't anything like Vonnegut, and the designation probably does Mellick a disservice as it builds expectations in a fan base that is totally different from Vonnegut's.

But I know I have to take a chance with Ms. Faust's work. I can't just leave the books sitting there on the shelf. I have to take them out for a cup of coffee at some point. And, if it turns out that they're not for me, well, there are other books on the shelf, so to speak. :)

For the Lovers, not the Players

Doing a blog is fun, although I'm not able to post as often as I would wish. And, it would be more fun if it were set up more like an interactive discussion board. Sure, people can leave their comments, but they generally do so without leaving their name. That makes their comments seem somehow dirty to me. I don't like to live in the anonymous world of not even knowing the names of the people that I have intimate relations with.

This is a blog for lovers, not players. :)