Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer at Crazy for Books is once again hosting the Book Blogger Hop. Every week a question is asked and hundreds of book bloggers answer it.

This week's question is: If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

My answer: Abso-freaking-lutely. Well, most of the time. You all know about my unhealthy obsession with Neil Gaiman novels, most of which I read soon after reading American Gods. And right after I put down my first Discworld novel (Interesting Times), I was already planning which Terry Pratchett novel I would buy next.

Sometimes, however, I wait awhile before I pick another novel up by the same author. I didn't read another Vonnegut novel until a few years after I read Slaughterhouse 5. This is mostly because he had so many that I didn't know which one to read next. It wasn't until a friend suggested that I read Breakfast of Champions that I really got into Vonnegut's works. 

The other issue is, of course, that a lot of the authors that I read write series. Occasionally I'll find a book that I'm interested in and love it, only to find out that it's the first book in a series...and the rest of them haven't come out yet. This was the case with Justin Cronin's The Passage and Deanna Raybourn's Silent in the Grave. Now, while Raybourn has subsequently published three other novels in the Lady Julia series (as well as a fifth novel with completely different characters), the next book in Cronin's trilogy isn't slated for release until 2012. 

So, yes, I will usually scour bookstore and library shelves for books by authors that I've just discovered that I like, but from time to time there are mitigating factors that prevent me from doing so. 



  1. I do that with series too. I can't have just one book in the series and move on from there. I have to buy them all at once. And then, of course, I procrastinate about reading them. It's a very strange cycle.

    Grace @ Books Like Breathing

  2. Do you American bloggers get up at an unearthly hour to do these memes or stay up past midnight? I thought it was because I'm at work during the day that everyone's ahead og me, but this morning I woke to see about 50 people had already done their hop posts!

    I can't really cope with long waits between series books and trilogies. I'm trying to forget I'm waiting on them an distract myself with a new series that has A LOT of books.

  3. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through. I tend to get a bit obsessed when I find an author I like

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. New follower saying hi! I go mad and check out everything an author has written I don't want to miss out on anything!

  5. I really enjoy Neil Gaiman books too!

  6. pwb: lol. I schedule any (if I feel like doing them) themes or whatever so I don't have to do it later. I don't know what he does...but I am American and that's what I do.

    I love reading Vonnegut. But I often either really disagree with him or would support his thoughts or ideas till I die. It all depends on which of his works I reading.

  7. Great follower.

    Stopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.


  8. pwb: I'm usually up late because of my work schedule. Most of the memes come out around midnight or one my time, so I catch them then. I'd like to say that we're magic here in the US but that would be a boldfaced lie. :)

    My keeper shelf: Thanks for the follow!

    Nonners: I feel the same way about Vonnegut. I've read quite a few of his works and I have yet to find one that I dislike (although Sirens of Titan was a bit out there).

    Elizabeth: Thanks for the follow. I'll definitely check out your blog.

  9. I've heard a lot of good things about Neil Gaiman but haven't read anything of his yet. I'll have to add one of his to the list soon. I'm missing out!