Do you have a favorite Author? Do you tend to read their work more than others?

@chulce (1540)
United States
August 21, 2009 7:10am CST
Recently, I noticed that I constantly go back to the authors that I really love to read, Lillian Jackson Braun, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Agatha Christie.....I'll try and read works by other authors, but for some reason, I get drawn back into these worlds. It amazes me how curious I get to see the latest book by my favorites. Do you do that? Do you stray back?
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7 responses
• United States
21 Aug 09
I tend to jump around and read books done in the same genre not so much the authors. though i have noticed that i tend to read everything i can find from one author before moving on to the next.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
That is interesting. I am sure that once you have started with that particular author, some where deep down you are may be looking for similarities maybe? Just a thought. I'm so so eclectic it can be scary.
• United States
24 Aug 09
Who knows, it could be possible. Could explain the need to read everything from each author. *shrugs* I really don't know LOL Its definitely something I'm going to think on now.
• India
24 Aug 09
I love Paulo coelho's works ,I read all of his books.But I also try and read books by other authors whenever I can
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Isn't it great when you find just the right author that can be so soothing to the soul? I find it very interesting how each of us have either someone we enjoy to read or a genre that we turn to for our comfort levels. It is truly interesting. This exploration has been extremely fascinating to me. I am glad that I created this post, thank you everyone for responding... :) I appreciate it very much.
@coop7172 (18)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I know for myself, I love the work of JRR Tolkien. I constantly go back and read his works. It's just something that I truly love and enjoy. It always gets better every time I read any book he wrote.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
That is wonderful. Again, as I mentioned to one of the other authors. :) It is a form of comfort food, it is where we find our comfort and that is wonderful.
• India
22 Aug 09
hmm not actually..i dont have anyone like fav author as such..i generally read novels which my friends suggest are a worth..sometimes i dont even care to see who the author is..what i feel is reading creations of same author doesn explore much of thought process..when exposed to different authors we undergo different line of thinkings..
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Being eclectic in your reading is great. It keeps things fresh and new. That's great! It is another way of looking at books. You know through all the answers I have read so far, it is amazing how different each of are in our choices. It is very interesting as I explore the answers.
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I jump to different authors of Sci-Fi and Fantasy if it draws my attention but there is one author I actually would put down one book to read another is Mercedes Lackey. I love her books and can read all her books all day. Right now I am trying to collect all her Dragon series books. Another I want to take the time to read is The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I found a couple of his books at Dollar Tree and going find a low cost book store to buy the other books of the series and read it from the beginning.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
My husband is a huge Mercedes Lackey fan, he has almost all of her books. Most of what he reads are by her. :) There are several great websites where you can actually pick up books for about a quarter. If you order something like 3 or more in most cases, shipping is free. That's a great deal given how many online companies like to charge a ton for shipping. My husband like to read Robert Jordan on occasion. Check your local library and find out when they may have a book sale. Most libraries have a "friends of the library" who sell the books, the money goes back into the library for new books, etc. Who knows, you might find some of Robert Jordan's work. :)
• United States
22 Aug 09
You read a lot of the same authors that my mother reads. In which case I'll recommend Beatrice Small and Victoria Holt. I myself read that genre, rather something different and varied for that matter. Some of my favorite authors are: Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, William Butler Yeats, Edger Allen Poe, Mark Z. Danielewski, Poppy Z. Brite, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Joseph Campbell, Maria Tatar, Jack Zipes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Roald Dahl, Angela Carter, Astrid Lindgren, and I suppose I can throw in Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. That and I figured the list was getting a little long. Needless to say I spend an inordinate amount of time reading.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it. :) The list of authors that you provided has gotten me to thinking even more. I have read some of Anne McCaffrey's works and I have also read Robert Frost. Guess I should expand my horizons more. Thanks for the ideas, I really appreciate it. Gee, my library card is going to get a work out. ;)
@chi2nasrin (1103)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
I used to read a lot before I have an internet connection at home, my favorite author is Stephen King because of his style of writing that is so different from other authors. I have a collection of his books with me and when I went into a bookshop I would check out if there's any book from his.