How did you discover your favorite author?

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!

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  1. The summer before I start High School, I discovered Pearl S. Buck at the local library.

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  2. The summer before I start High School, I discovered Pearl S. Buck at the local library.
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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. My daughter was in the hospital for a long time and her mother-in -law brought me the ceder cove series by Debbie macomber.

  18. My daughter was in the hospital for a long time and her mother-in -law brought me the ceder cove series by Debbie macomber.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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 🙂

  26. 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 🙂

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