May 05, 2015
They say you never forget your first time. My tiny inquiring mind wants to know. Was it a recommendation from a friend? Book club? Advertisement? Online? At the library? Chime in!
My sister used to read to me – wonderful, talented, creative woman. The ones that moved me most – Lord of the Rings and The Three Musketeers. She introduced me to libraries. My mum and dad also always brought books from jumble sales – all sorts and always newspapers. Favourite authors now, Primo Levi, James Lee Burke, Camille Lackberg, Alan Bennett and now I’m going to get a hold of one of your books 🙂
I read a biographical sketch on John Jakes years ago in a magazine article and was intrigued, so I bought The Bastard (Jakes’s first in a very long series). I love all his historical fiction novels, especially the North and South series. I loved the characters so much in that series that I cried when I finished the last book.
I don’t remember! I am sure a friend recommended it to me (that much I do remember), but I cannot for the life of me remember who it was. I wrote a public fan letter to my favorite author (http://www.laurakcurtis.com/blog/2012/12/an-unnatural-appreciation-a-fan-letter-to-john-connolly/) and back when I was doing that I tried really, really hard to remember who told me about him, but my memory’s just not that good.
I discovered my favourites at the library. I’m rather resistant to books which are recommended by family and friends! I discovered another favourite in a charity bookshop. Newer favourites have been found on the Internet, often as part of a network of already-known and liked authors.
I found Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells at my local thrift store and immediately fell in love. Read all of her other books as soon as I finished!
My daughter was in the hospital for a long time and her mother-in -law brought me the ceder cove series by Debbie macomber.
My mother dropped me off at the library every week! (That was back in the “old days”!). Or I waited for the Bookmobile to come in the summertime! I can’t remember when I didn’t love to read!
I don’t have one particular favorite author. The first short story I read of Cathy Lamb intrigued me, so I read Julia’s Chocolates. Have read pretty much everything she has written since. A colleague gave me Nora Roberts first book and I’ve read everything since, including her JD Robb books. Once on the train going to work, I realized I had already read the book I took with me. Went to the bookstore at lunch and discovered Kris Radish. I have read all of her fiction books. Most of the others that I enjoy, I have discovered browsing through bookstores. Discovered a few new ones when Borders went out of business.
I’ve bought many books on clearance at Half Price Books just because they sound good. I have discovered most of my favorite authors this way.
Love my Library too! Started when I was in kindergarten!!
Books have been in my life for as long as I can remember. Favorite authors are many as are the ways I discovered them…book clubs, a shared book from friend or family member,a title that catches my attention at the book store or the library. My daughter got a book from the grandmother of her best friend and read it then gave it to me…I’m hooked on books.
The library. That’s where I discovered ALL my favorite authors, ever since I was a child. I only buy them after they have established themselves as favorites.
I had a bilateral mastectomy and on of the nurses lent me The Christmas Box Trilogy by Richard April Evans. I have now read every book he has ever written. Plus I have even met him.. Susan Wiggs Lakeshore Chronicles is another favorite of mine.
The first one at the library as a high schooler and the other a friend loaned me the book and I have been hooked since.
The summer before I start High School, I discovered Pearl S. Buck at the local library.
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The library! I was always finding what I needed to read at the library growing up. As I get older, I find authors mostly by blogging, shopping, and friends. But the library started it all. 🙂
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