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Re: Who was the first author you had to read "everything" by?

Post by sbcollins » 06 Apr 2018, 07:34

When I was a kid, I had to read all of the Cam Jansen books.
As an adult, I think the first time I really experienced this was Markus Zusak or Vonnegut. Currently I think the author I most want to take a deep dive into is Murakami.

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Post by Shrabastee » 02 May 2018, 05:58

JK Rowling. Unfortunately my teenage and Harry's coincided, so I had to wait a lot before getting the next book!
Michael Crichton. I discovered him quite late. 'Jurassic Park' is the first book by him I read, and after I simply had to read his entire works (Still haven't gotten around to read any non-fiction by him, though.)

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Post by Cate Mbevi » 02 May 2018, 06:42

Barbara Kemenye's Moses series. I read all the series and repeated most of them.

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Post by Osuma » 03 May 2018, 03:22

This Are Couple Of Authors That I Love Reading Their Books ; Dan Chaon ,tc Boyle ,lord Byron ,douclas Adams ,foster Wallace! But The Only Book I Have Manage To Read To End It The Bible!

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Post by Haute_Coffee » 04 May 2018, 08:21

My first “grownup” book was by Stephen King when I was ten and I got hooked. I started going through my mom’s collection and used bookstores. I’m 38 and I still haven’t read them all. I’m pretty close though!

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Post by rebecca_zakayo » 04 May 2018, 08:40

daniel steel ,i have read around 5 books from this author

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Post by Shashwata » 04 May 2018, 09:06

I was completely enamored by the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. This was a loooong time ago :] Their world and their adventures fascinated me.

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Post by monadb 1948 » 05 May 2018, 17:01

As I read there came tears, laughter, anger, sympathy. I wanted to read the last chapter first and get ahead of the author. I couldn't wait to see what he was going to say next. I didn't want to put the book down. I was taken to the depths of the ocean, the pinnacle of every mountain, the highest star and further. I could feel every feeling he felt as he wrote. I would hurt, be happy, be disappointed, sad, concerned, sympathetic, giggling and let down when the book ended. I would immediately search to find the next book or the next ten that I had not known was out and in the stores.

I couldn't wait to get home and start reading and wouldn't stop until I had finished it. I was a little angry if I was interrupted or had to put it away for a while. I loved his books, his insight, his ability to take you right into the middle of the situation and bring you to a surprise ending, an unexpected conclusion, a joy just to know and feel what the characters felt as he told their story. He was hard to pull myself from and as I read I kept thinking about how I would get his next masterpiece that I knew would be better than all that had come before it.

His name is Max Lucado and I know for certain that I read "everything" he wrote. I was a little sad when I had read all of his work and had to wait for the next edition to be on sale. He is a gifted author, bringing you into the past, future, good times, bad times----any feeling you could feel he could take you there. He is one of my favorite authors and will continue to be. I would be hard pressed to find another I like so well. Mona Brown

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Post by gkgurley » 02 Jun 2018, 20:03

I loved Anne of Green Gables and read every single book in that series. I also read all of Tolkien at a surprisingly young age. Usually, if I like one book by someone, I read them all. I like following an author's work and getting to know them through their different stories.

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Post by strawberrysab » 04 Jun 2018, 14:47

I’m pretty sure I have nearly everything by Isabel Allende. I have to thank my Spanish teacher for introducing me to La Casa de los Espiritus. I fell in love.
Berry :wine:

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Post by pricklypurple » 27 Jun 2018, 18:49

Probably JK Rowling.

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Post by Book Bear » 29 Jun 2018, 14:18

Enid Blyton. I remember her books vividly. They were pure innocent escapism for a child of my era. This will age me! :D

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Post by Terra7 » 29 Jun 2018, 22:30

Agatha Christie. Her books were an addiction for the longest time, and there are so many!

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Post by bclayton13 » 01 Jul 2018, 07:59

Brian Jacques. I picked up one of his Redwall books in elementary school and was immediately hooked. I was still hooked on him in middle school and rereading in high school (though I had already branched our to other authors by then)

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Post by Amanda_M » 01 Jul 2018, 08:50

The boxcar children was my favorite series growing up. Luckily my mom saved most of the books, and now I'm reading them to my own kiddo.

As an adult I love Nicholas Sparks, and lately have been reading anything written by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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