Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Like Crack for Bookworms

Thank you Sarah Miller for posting this awesome website on your blog!

Author Pronunciation Guide

Did you ever wonder how your favorite author's name was pronounced? OK, maybe if your favorite author is John Green you don't have this problem, but for those of you like me who've been pining away for many years about how in the heck you pronounce Avi's name, well look no further than the website above. Not all author pronunciations are needed of course, but in addition to pronouncing their own names, some of them even tell the story behind their names as well. Not to mention the fact that you actually get to HEAR what the author sounds like.

But before you assume you already know how to pronounce your favorite author's name, use Cornelia Funke as a lesson to you. She is German and therefore the E at the end of her name is not silent. How many of you knew that?

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