Thursday, January 10, 2008
May I Introduce….
Booking Through Thursday
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?
- Let go back to the past, shall we? *grin*... Crockett Johnson's The Harold Series, was discover when my 3rd grade teacher gave the class to have a "read a book" time. We usually get to chose a book we want to read and than pick our favorite corner to sit and read the book for an hour or two. This is how I discover "Harold and the Purple Crayon". Johnson became my childhood favorite since. I stumble across Beverly Cleary who wrote "Ramona" series, when we use to have a Book Fair at my old elementary school. Same goes for Judy Blume's The Fudges series. I started to collect their books everytime the school have a Book Fair. And both authors also my childhood favorite. I stumble across L.M. Montgomery who wrote "Anne of the Green Gable", when I had to do a book report for school. I read the first book, did my report and got an "A" on it - yay me! After that, I start to collect the book series and read it for the whole weeks.
My first romance author was Judith McNaught. I came across her book when "Whitney, My Love" was laid on the floor in front me. Something about that book (maybe the bookcover?), made me want to read it. I asked my sisters if I could read it. They felt I was old enough, so they allowed me to read it. That how I discover and collect Judith McNaught's books. A friend of my sister, was given away books she didn't want or need. So she allowed me to take my pick. That how I discover Nora Roberts. She is one of my favorite author today. I discover her JDRobb's books by "accident", and it was funny to me. I never knew Nora wrote under another pen name until I read "Witness in Death" (borrow from library). At the time I didn't even know it was Nora and I kept thinking how similar the authors name are. And the book cover didn't even said "JDRobb aka Nora Roberts" at the time, either. I was shock to find out the true ID of the In Death and so happy that I stumble across it! :)
As for the rest of my favorite authors, I discover them by word of the mouth and recommendation of true friends who is members from JDRobb Yahoo Group (and blogger friends) who I know I can trust. Friends who have similar like in reading taste as I do. Authors like : Suzanne Brockmann, Diana Gabaldon, Kathryn Shay, Shannon Mckenna, Lora Leigh, Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Howard, Anne Stuarts, Julie Garwood (historicals), Janet Evanovich, Christine Feehan (GhostWalker), Lori Foster, Rebecca York (MOON series, Roxanne St. Claire.....etc.
Now that I think about it, I want to thanks Darla ( who gave me good recommendation over the years) and all my other friends who recommend me these authors!
What about you? How did you discover your favorite authors?
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