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Monday, March 9, 2009

Musing Mondays 3-9-2009


This is my first time participating in this weekly meme hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.

Todays topic is New Authors. What is your policy when it comes to new authors? Do you feel comfortable purchasing a book or do you prefer to borrow new authors from the library? How often do you try out a new author?

I had never really thought about this in these terms before. Usually when I am going to buy a book, I look for those authors that I am familiar with (I only keep books by certain authors, so if I am going to buy it - it is usually from one of them). Not knowing the author has not stopped me from purchasing a book though, if the blurb appeals to me.

I have been reading a lot of new authors this year though - 24 so far. I have been getting a lot of ARC's and most of them are by new-to-me authors. I even joined the New Author Challenge over at Literary Escapism. I already have a couple of new favorites (Karen Rose, Ted Dekker, Lisa Dale, Cormac McCarthy) and I am sure that I will discover many more this year!

How many new authors have you read this year - and how did you like them/find them?

8 comments:

Jenners said...

This was my first Musing Monday too...I've very much enjoyed it.

And now I am wondering which authors books you always keep?

And we seem to have a similar approach to trying books.

Nise' said...

Joining the New Author Challenge has had me try 27 new authors.

Kathrin said...

Your answer sounds similar to mine.
If the cover blurb sounds good, why shouldn't I buy the book? I admit I usually try to find the time to read the first few pages when I haven't heard a thing about the author, but otherwise I'm all set to get the book.

Rebecca said...

Welcome to MM! Hope to see you again next week :)

bermudaonion said...

I love discovering new authors!

Staci said...

I've read 15 new authors and liked pretty much all of them!!!

Kristi said...

Jenners - I keep the ones that I have read for years and years - Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, John Saul - and then more recent ones - Nora Roberts (J.D.Robb), Anne Perry, Harlan Coben - and then really new ones - Robert Liparulo, Ted Dekker, Karen Rose

Nise' and Staci - congrats on the new authors - where do you find new authors at?

Hi Kathrin - thanks for coming to visit!

Rebecca - I hope to be back -so put on the coffee!

Shelleen said...

I have no problems buying a new authors book and have found some great ones out there. If you don't mind I think I will pass this idea into my blog and get more readers ideas out there.

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