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?

I came across my favourite authors through several channels. Some of them I found on my own while stumbled across at the libraries or bookstores, while some of them are through friends' recommendations. I will then check their blurbs and if they interest me, I will read them. And then, there are some books which I am attracted to their covers and ended up liking the stories and the authors as well.

I started blogging two years ago, thinking it was fun to write my thoughts on the books I read and nothing more. Thereafter, I began to explore other booklovers' blogs and as time goes by, we became friends. Now I can say half of my reading depends a lot from their reviews and recommendations. It is through them that I explore more new authors and open to more genres.

A big thank you to my bookblogs friends for their reviews and friendship. :D Long live, bookblogs!

24 Responses
  1. oneluvgurl Says:

    I just listed my favorite author because there are too many I like to list!

    Happy BTT!

  2. Kat Says:

    I also learned a lot about new authors through blogging. :D Cheers!

  3. Julia Says:

    I mostly discover lot of my authors from word of the mouth or recommendation. blurb don't always help for me and sometime reviews are bit hard to make up my mind LOL

    I too, discover authors through blogging too :)

    Happy BTT

  4. Alice Says:

    Hi Melody, our answers are somewhat similar. Hehe. :D

  5. Marg Says:

    I get most of my recs from blogs and word of mouth these days too!

  6. MiLeT Says:

    blogging really has a lot of benefits.

    mine is also up!

  7. CJ Says:

    Is it fun to stumble across a great author by simply picking the book up and reading the blurb on the back?

    And the resources here in the blogosphere are gold.


  8. Anonymous Says:

    I have a very long to-be-read list since I started reading other bloggers' book reviews!

  9. Amy Says:

    Ha! You hit the nail on the head. My TBR MOUNTAIN would be a lot smaller if not for my blogging buddies!

  10. I agree that the blogosphere has helped me find many new authors--so many that they just keep stacking up!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Although I was already big into reading, blog world helped me read new authors, explore different genres.

    Happy BTT!

  12. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I didn't even try to start listing all my favorite authors or I'd be sitting here all day! Happy BTT and Long live Book blogs!!!!

  13. Jane Says:

    I have gotten alot of new ideas from fellow bloggers as well. I really appreciate the ideas and I try to follow up on as many as I can, though that makes for a huge TBR shelf!

  14. Book bloggers are the best!

  15. Iliana Says:

    I agree, long live book blogs. Thanks to my bookish friends my wishlist just keeps growing :)

  16. Jodie Robson Says:

    I would hate to have to do without book blogs now, I find so many newbooks to read.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    My TBR list has grown since I joined the blogging world too. Happy BTT!

  18. Melody Says:

    Hello OneLuvGurl! I have a long list too, hehe.

    Hi Kat! That's what I like about blogging, we get to know lots of new authors and not to mention becoming friends with the bloggers too. ;)

    Hey Julia! Yep. I recall you telling me those. ;)

    Yo Alice! Great minds think alike, hehehe...

    Hi Marg! Glad to hear most of us share the same thoughts.

    Hi Milette! Thanks for visiting!

    Hi CJ! I'm with you right there!!

    Hi Barbara! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone, hehe... my pile is getting so long that I need some more bookshelves!

    Hi Amy! Exactly my thoughts. ;D

    Hi Trish! To me, the more the merrier! LOL.

    Hi Gautami! I agree. Happy BTT to you too.

    Hey Jen! Same here; that's why I don't want to list out all my favourite authors, haha.

    Hi Jaimie! It's always fun to read fellow bloggers about their reviews and recommendations. It's another addict of mine, hehe.

    Hi Chris! Hi Iliana! I'm with you ladies! :D

    Hi Geraniumcat! Book blogs are great!!! I can't live without them either.

    Hey Kristy! Indeed it seems like most of us share the same thoughts about finding new authors/books to read through blogging. Book blogs rule! ;p

    I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead!

  19. Hi, Melody! I hope you will have a great weekend. I plan to spend a lot of time reading. And cleaning house, unfortunately. But I will definitely sneak in some reading. :-)

    I am like you. I really cannot say how I discovered some of my favorite authors, but I imagine it was through a variety of means. I pay a lot of attention to my fellow bloggers recommendations these days, especially. They are a great resource. You have been a great resource!

  20. Melody Says:

    Hi Wendy! I need to catch up with my reading too... as for cleaning house, I don't even want to think about it! LOL.

    I'm always looking forward to your reviews. You have been a great resource too! :)

  21. Anonymous Says:

    It's all about book bloggers for getting great reviews and recommendations.

  22. Melody Says:

    Absolutely, Rhinoa! ;)

  23. Jeane Says:

    I have only been blogging for a few months. and already books I read about on other people's blogs are piling up faster than I can read them!

  24. Melody Says:

    Hi Jeane! Thanks for visiting! That's one reason why I love blogging so much, hehe...

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