Top Ten Tuesday: Sentimental FavouritesPosted: March 24, 2015 Filed under: On Books | Tags: top ten tuesday 2 Comments
As you can see, Anne McCaffrey featured prominently. I couldn’t choose just one of her books. And in every instance bar one (The Stone Cage, which is a Rapunzel retelling), the book I’ve listed is the first in the series. So this isn’t a list of ten so much as a list of sixty or seventy. There are forty-odd books in the Discworld series alone.
And if you don’t think I cried when Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey and Douglas Adams died, you’re crazy. Those three writers — as well as Stephen King and Mercedes Lackey — got me through the hell that was high school. I hope they’re all dining at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, having bubbly pies and something dodgy from an Ankh-Morpork pie seller.
* If you’re not dairy intolerant and allergic to peanuts.
Some great books on this list. Like yourself I was a huge Douglas Adams fan – even before I read the books I grew up hearing about them from my Dad. It was a very sad day last week when Pratchett died, the world lost a truly creative soul that day and I think were all poorer for it. I don’t think I’ve actualyl read any of Ann McGaffrey’s books… I might go check them out 🙂
If you like sci-fi with romance that isn’t heavy on the science (or if you like DRAGONS), her books are great!