- How did you come across your favorite author(s)? Recommended by a friend? Stumbled across at a bookstore? A book given to you as a gift?
- Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintance?
I've found my favourite authors in a variety of ways:
through media hype - JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, Alexander McCall Smith, PD James
through book store browsing - Diana Gabaldon, Esther Freud, David Mitchell
through recommendations - Susan Cooper, Garth Nix, Kate Atkinson, Ian Rankin, Ian McEwan, Philipa Gregory, Janet Evanovich, Nancy Mitford.
Mostly I discover new authors through my husband, he has great taste and seems to know exactly what I'll like. I have loved everything he has ever recommended .
I also love wandering round book shops. I have been doing that a lot since we moved to Washington, we used to live in Mexico so no book shops and browsing through Amazon is just not the same!
Reading blogs is my new favourite way of finding great books. I love knowing what people thought and reading all your reviews, this does mean my TBR pile is getting enormous - so many books so little time!
It's usual Love at first sight for me, if I don't like the first 100 pages I normally don't like the whole book. I think I have rarely revised my opinion half way through a book. You'd think I would learn from this and stop reading if I'm not enjoying it but I just can't leave a book half read even f I hate it.
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