Thursday 13 – July 22, 2010

Thursday 13

The purpose of this meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. You can find the unofficial Thursday 13 page here.

The 13 Authors I Have Most Recently Read:

1. Timothy Findley (The Telling of Lies)

2. Leonard Cohen (Beautiful Losers)

3. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (I Do Not Come to You by Chance)

4. Allan Sillitoe (The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner)

5. Kathleen Grissom (The Kitchen House)

6. J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

7. Tim Winton (Maximum of Two)

8. Marilynne Robinson (Home)

9. Timothy Findley (Pilgrim)

10. Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)

11. Yann Martel (Beatrice and Virgil)

12. Thomas Trofimuk (Waiting for Columbus)

13. Sherry Jones (The Jewel of Medina)

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About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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9 Responses to Thursday 13 – July 22, 2010

  1. sandy says:

    excellent varied list sandy love your header !!

  2. Brenda says:

    Grin. I like your reading list. Now I’m thinking about my own. Happy TT!

  3. Alice Audrey says:

    I’ve read The Sun Also Rises, but that’s the only one.

  4. I vaguely remember Hemingway and The Catcher and the Rye. Interesting collection. Happy T13!

  5. Julie says:

    I love to find out what other people are reading, it gives me ideas on what to check out!

  6. jill conyers says:

    I’ve read a few of these but I’m really interested in seeing what The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner is about.

  7. Kah Woei says:

    I only recognized authors #6, #10 and #11 but I’ve only read Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Must really read more. 🙂

  8. Wow, that’s an intense, literary list. I’m impressed; I’m not a big fan of such heavy fiction even though there’s some incredibly excellent stuff being written and published.

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