Thursday, July 29, 2010

Book Blog Hop IV

Once again it's time for the weekly Blog Hop hosted by Crazy for Books.  So this week's question is who is your favorite new-to-you author of the year?

I wish I had an answer that didn't involve an author I feel like I'm constantly talking about here but it does.  I don't know how I missed him before but Christopher Moore is my newest favorite author.  A friend hounded me for the longest time to read Lamb and once I finally go around to it I understood why.  Since that point earlier in the year I've read 5 more of his books.  I've only gotten around to posting about one of the books, Coyote Blue, but more are certain to follow.  I'm trying to take a break from Moore for awhile but I'm sure I'll be drawn back soon.

Edit: I didn't notice until Bookangel pointed it out but I didn't describe Moore's work at all.  His books can be categorized as satirical, absurdest, humor and literary.  Lamb's full title is Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.  He has another work, Fool, which is King Lear told from the Fool's point of view. 


  1. Visiting from the Hop! I'll have to try out some of his books- I don't think I've ever read anything by Christopher Moore. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Hopping by. I will definitely have to check out this author. I have never heard of him until now.

    BTW, Your entry from July 4th caught my eye, as my daughter is in NY. I should read that eh?

  3. I have a few friends who are really into Moore. One lent me Fool almost a year ago. I'll definitely move it up on my TBR list.

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

    BookQuoter - The I Was Told There'd Be Cake collection of essays is a fun collection. Makes me miss NYC

    Letter4no1 - Fool is just behind Lamb as my favorite Moore book. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

  5. Hi-just stopping by from the book blogger hop and I decided to become a follower

    The Reading Life-Mel u

  6. What kind of genre is Moore? I'll answer my own question by clicking your link! Stopping by from the hop!

  7. I haven't heard of this author, interesting.

    My answer for the hop.

  8. Just stopping by for the hop!!! Hope you are having a good weekend!

    Feel free to stop by my place Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  9. Stopping by through the hop though I'm already a follower. :) I've been meaning to read Fool, because King Lear is my most favorite Shakespeare play ever. I'll have to make it more of a priority now.

    Happy hopping!

  10. I like most of Moore's books. The two exceptions are Fool and The Gospel According to Biff.

    Happy almost weekend. Come see who my new favorite authors are.

  11. Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow. Have a great weekend. I haven't read anything from Moore, I guess I'll have too. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  12. I'm visiting from the hop and am a new follower :)

    I haven't read Moore's books. I have a terrible sense of humor so I'm afraid I might not enjoy them - ha! Seriously... I don't laugh at comedies... what's wrong with me?! :)

  13. Hi, I am new to you great blog via the Hop (although I am not hopping in an official sense). I hadn't heard of Christopher Moore before, but his work sounds really good.

  14. Thanks for hopping by my blog. Just came over to see what is new on your blog. I'm already a follower.

    Happy Friday!

  15. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I read You Suck by Christopher Moore. That guy is funny. I hope you have a great weekend!

  16. I'm visiting from the hop, and I'm excited to see what you have to offer here on your blog!

    Ashley at Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing


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