Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Blogger Hop-The Hunt

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  Hosted by Crazy for Books.

This week's question:

 "If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

Well, this seems like it should be a no-brainer.  If you love one book by an author, chances are pretty good that you will also love their other books.   I have read authors where the one book I read as a fluke, however.  Anne Rice comes to mind.  I read Interview with a Vampire and thought it was interesting.  Then I read Feast of All Saints, one of her historical fiction books, and LOVED it.  But when I tried to read the rest of the vampire and witch books I was so disappointed.  

The only time that I have actively avoided a book by an author who's other book I loved was Audrey Niffenegger.   The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorite books of all time, and when Her Fearful Symmetry came out I was afraid to read it.  Not because it is about ghosts (though it is), but because I was so afraid that it couldn't be as good as TTW.  I finally told myself to put my big girl pants on and give it a try.  And I was right, it wasn't as good.  But it was good, and had I persisted in my avoidance I would have missed out.


 

6 comments:

  1. Just hopping through - what a beautiful blog!!
    Coreena

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  2. Hoping through via the Hop!
    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife!! I can't rave about it enough! What an amazing author. Great choice!

    <3 Happy Reading!!
    Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

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  3. I haven't read the Time Traveler's Wife. Is it better than the movie? I'm asking just to ask because I haven't see the movie either. I heard it was sad. I don't do sad books or movies.

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  4. Alexis-it is sad, very sad...which I happen to love, since I like a good cry, but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. It is one of the best love stories I've ever read.

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  5. At least you tried to read it! Otherwise you'd never know ;]
    Happy Easter!

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