Monday, 9 March 2009

Musing Mondays.


This is the question for this week,

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?

If the author is not known , and this is their debut novel with an interesting synopsis on the cover and any reviews appear favourably to me then I may read it. However, if the author has a good reputation I am more inclined to read their book.
I must admit I didn't try out 'new' authors much until I started blogging. The blogging world has opened up so many new avenues to me in regards actual books and reviews that I feel that my reading repertoire, in 'new' authors has increased tremondously.
I am therefore more inclined to try out 'new' authors , either buying or as my house is being overrun by books(lol!) by borrowing from the library.
More book 'talk' can be found
here.

7 comments:

Jenners said...

I've had the same experience with book blogging -- it has opened up so many new ideas for reading.

Nise' said...

I agree, blogging as introduced me to new to me authors as well.

Kathrin said...

Really? You didn't try too many new authors before you started blogging? But how did you find your authors?
Sorry, I'm just curious :-)

zetor said...

Kathrin, I usually relied on reviews in magazines/newspapers, but I find there is so much more info. in blogland.

Charli and me said...

I feel the same way Zetor. Blogging has introduced me to so many new authors and books that I haven't previously been exposed to. It's one of the things that I really like about blogging.

Yvonne said...

I've read many books by new-to-me authors thanks to the blogging world!

Kathrin said...

Oh, okay. Thanks, zetor.
I used to check some magazines and newspapers, but usually the reviews didn't help me much. I almost forgot about them by now...