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Question: If you have a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?
Well, put simply - I used to. However, it doesn't always work out for me! What I've found is that sometimes it's the story, characters, etc. that I'm truly attached to and not necessarily the author's writing in a more general sense. One "epic fail" that I had was with Alice Sebold. I ADORE The Lovely Bones in an almost unhealthy way. (Note: I did not see the movie) It's been my "go to favorite" since about 2003-04 when my high school history teacher recommended it to me. My husband and I both own a copy and I refuse to get rid of either. Her memoir, Lucky, was phenomenal writing. Gripping, moving, tear-jerking--beautiful. So...when her next book, Almost Moon, came out, I rushed myself out to the bookstore and bought a hardcover copy of it. Didn't read the description closely; didn't wait to read any reviews--just bought it. (Note: I don't do this anymore...burn me once) I hated it. I could not finish it (and I finish everything I start reading, whether I am in love with it or not). I still haven't read it. I've tried a couple of times, but I do not like it. The premise/story is disturbing (and not in a good way) and some of the things in it just don't make sense to me. I hesitate now before I run out and by a book because I've loved something else by the author. I'm still known to look more closely if I've like the author, but I'm not as impulsive about it as I used to be.
- Regina Spektor (*duh*)
- Sara Bareilles
- A Fine Frenzy
- Lily Allen
- Ingrid Michaelson
- Kate Nash
- Imogen Heap
- Universal Hall Pass
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Happy Friday! May your weekend be filled with books!