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?

1. Usually I come by them because of recommendations from people who I know have a similar reading taste as I do or they could just be talking about good writers. Specifically, I remember that Lois McMaster Bujold was talked about from time to time in various places such as a role playing e-mail list (In Nomine) and spaceopera forums. Brust I think I come by at the local library so he’s sort of an anomaly in my usual pattern. Gaiman… gosh, it’s been so long! I remember picking up a translated Sandman comics album but I can’t remember if he was recommended before or not. Probably not. I think I picked up Logston’s Shadow by chance, too, but can’t remember anymore where.

2. I know very quickly if I like a writer’s style or not. Usually, if the first book isn’t good I don’t bother to read another. Why should I?