Thursday, January 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: May I Introduce?

1. 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?

2. Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintance?

Some of my favorite authors I learned about and read for the first time in school: Austen, Hardy, Dickens, the Brontes, etc. Many of them were NOT love at first sight, but ones I had to warm up to.

I learned about Shannon Hale when she came to our library and I loved her book The Goose Girl, instantly!

I learned about Stephenie Meyer from a newspaper article and I fell in love with her books instantly too.

Markus Zusak was one I learned about from book clubs and blogs and all the Book Thief talk last year. Afte reading a couple other books of his, I fell in love.

I discovered Orson Scott Card when I was newly married and I just read book after book after book of his from the library. Same with Anya Seton.

Wilkie Collins I just stumbled upon, picking up A Woman in White somewhere, sometime. After that, we just kept adding him to our library.

I'm thinking I could go on and on with the author thing here. But I'll stop now!


  1. I love the classics. Any time. Any place.

  2. I've just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is right up there with To Kill A Mockingbird as my favorite books. I need to read something else by him now, to see if I like him or it was just the topic that got to me.


  3. I hadn't thought about Collins. I love him too and there is so much that he wrote if you move outside the most widely read. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. I'm not familiar with all the authors you listed. If I was to try, which authors shall I start first?

    Happy BTTs - I hope you've a good days/weekend ahead!

  5. I agree. It was hard to stop writing for this BTT. My list is up too.

  6. Julia... hard to say which to start with! Right at this very moment, I'm leaning towards saying Markus Zusak! Dang, he's good!

  7. I just started a book review blog here and am looking through some other ones... I am going to add you to my blogroll, hope we can get to know each other!



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