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Day 13: Your favorite writer

Over the years, I’ve let many writers into my life, but three will always stay with me.


The stars and galaxy as seen from Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Bible is my all-time favorite book. It is the written word of God given to us for “teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). God is the creator and supreme Ruler of the universe and I always try to live by His Word.

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Alexandre Dumas

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When it comes to novels, I owe my reading life to this man. The Three Musketeers was the first novel I read and loved. I must’ve read it thrice! Dumas is the most famous French writer of the 19th century and I also credit him for kickstarting my love all things French.

I need to expand my reading horizons when it comes to Dumas and I hope to do so this year be it God’s willing.

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Whoa! For a moment there I thought it was Tom Cruise a la Eyes Wide Shut on the cover of Monte Cristo! 😉

James Patterson

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Although I love JP, I don’t go around reading all of his books. I love the Alex Cross series and I happen to think his best work is when he writes solo for when he co-authors, it does not feel authentic. I disliked the Confessions series and I haven’t touched his other YA material. 

JP is the world’s number 1 best selling author and I like to think the world’s best selling marketer. 

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God is the reason for my existence and my existence depends SOLELY on Him. Whenever I need comfort, I can always run into His arms (Proverbs 18:10) 💙

21 thoughts on “Day 13: Your favorite writer

    1. James Patterson holds a world record for having the most entries on the New York Times Best-Seller list. I believe he is also the first author to sell over 1 million e-books. Just some random trivia for you.

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      1. well thanks – even though (humbly I say this) best seller does not always mean I will enjoy – it just means popular – and while usually that means great – it is still preference – eh?

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      2. Haha I agree! I have a bad habit of avoiding best sellers. If a popular book gets a recommendation from a trusted friend, I’ll give it a try; otherwise, I usually go for books that sound interesting to me. On occasion, I’ll review the best sellers list, but the book blurb has to pull me in, just like any other book. I’m not going to read a book just because it made the list.

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      3. oh such a good point – the blurb has to lure!
        and sometimes…
        making the list sometimes means a book just had a nice “bump” or had marketing –
        and this year – I am trying to buy more books from bloggers I like

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      4. Such a good idea about buying books from bloggers you like. I’ve done that once so far and it was a great book. Granted, it coincidentally made it on the UK best-sellers list, but I bought it because I became familiar with the blogger and liked the writing she shared. I need to look into doing this more.
        I also have made an effort to buy books from local authors, which has been amazing. I think we have an unusually large number of authors in my community, and it’s not even that big of a town, but it’s been great getting to know and support authors in my community.

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  1. I love Dumas as well. I was amazed to find out recently that he wrote both The Prince of Thieves (the inspiration for most Robin Hood movies) and The Nutcracker (the adaption later turned into the famous ballet of The Nutcracker). He’s just such an amazing author and I have yet to read any beside the two books you mentioned!

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    1. He’s certainly amazing! I was happy to discover him, his writing and his beautiful country. Hopefully, we’ll read some more of his books one day.

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  2. J.P I know the name, I’ve read a little bit of suggestions he’s made for other writers online, but I’ve never read his work. I’ve heard of the titles for some of Dumas’ work didn’t realize the name. That’s amazing the works he’s written.

    Also, congrats on surpassing 700 followers. May you continue to inspire and reach out to others ❤

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    1. He’s made some good suggestions, but I haven’t really paid attention to them. Dumas is amazing! He was a huge part of my childhood.

      Thank you, T.R. Honestly, I haven’t been paying attention to the following by numbers. I

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