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Which Classic Author Is Your Soulmate? - Found via Buzzfeed - Please feel free to share your results!

Imaginary Food Diaries Of Famous Authors--these are hilarious. Loved the Hemingway one, but all are just so funny.

Things Famous Authors Liked - Willa Cather liked really cool hats...H.G. Wells liked aliens - who knew?

Heartbreakingly honest writer... “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Me gusta leer, pero en los últimos veinte años, me fue difícil encontrar a alguien interesante para seguir, pero, Henning Mankell fue una luz brillante, y aún lo es. Así que mi querido Henning, voy a estar orando mucho para desearte lo mejor para tu lucha contra el cáncer, necesitamos buenos escritores, y especialmente buenos seres humanos, y tu estás en lo más alto en los dos campos. Un gran abrazo desde el barrio de Flores, Federico

Arthur Rimbaud. Here was one who went to the edge of poetry, to the burning place... He changes you when you read him. He shakes you open to vision and to image. Fear him, and stand in awe: a poet, and one who was God-shaken.

Robert B Parker. He created Spenser, the Boston PI (brought to life by Robert Urich in Spenser for Hire). He also authored the Jesse Stone series (Tom Selleck did that one.) Over the course of his life he wrote around 70 books. Standouts include The Godwulf Manuscript, Early Autumn, and Walking Shadow, Night Passage. Like Elmore Leonard, this guy's known for his turn of a phrase. Really good writer. If you like PI and crime fiction, check him out:

"Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work." gustave flaubert