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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

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13. Your Favourite Writer

While my favourite novels are those of J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Brandon Sanderson - fantasy authors who incorporate themes of faith into their work, I have other authors who can vie for this title of favourite writer. Below are these authors and my reasons why:

Jane Austen: Her works are all classic and beautiful social satire, I put her here because she knows
Susanna Clarke: Like Austen Clarke has a firm grasp of how to use language and social satire together, her writing is wonderful
Charles Dickens: Few other authors know how to write characters like Charles Dickens
G.K. Chesterton: It has been said that Chesterton never wrote an ugly phrase, I believe this to be true
E.A. Poe: Master of short horror stories and very adept at poetry...
Anton Chekhov: No one knows better how to show life with such simplicity and elegance mixed together

Franz Kafka: Not only does he have many wise reflections on life but Kafka has his own style which is as unique as it is wonderful

But I must stop here and say my favourite writer is Mervyn Peake because no one, no one, writes sentences or description or characters like Mervyn Peake. He is in a class of his own when it comes to how to create with language - the consummate artist. 

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