Hello, all. I'm a 16-year-old high school junior and aspiring writer. Some of my favorites books include: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Dog of the South by Charles Portis and A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes. Some of my favorite authors, of the ones not listed above, are: James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, James Thurber and J.D. Salinger. Compared to the people with whom I go to school and the fellow citizens of my hometown, I think I'm pretty well-read, but I realize that my tastes may seem a bit obvious and boring in a literary community like this. Oh well.