The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at her Crazy-For-Books book blog. The hop takes place every weekend and features a new topic or question for book bloggers to discuss or answer. It's a great way to meet other book bloggers and find new books to add to the 'to read' list!
This week's question comes from Christina at The Paperback Princess:
"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"
It depends. Most of the time, I love the book and keep an eye out for other books by the same author. I wouldn't say that I 'hunt' for them, but the author is certainly on my radar. There are a few authors whose books have profoundly influenced by life, reading style, writing style, or combination of the three. These are the authors whose books I actively seek out and will impulsively select off the library or bookstore shelf without even reading the back cover or the book jacket. I know the story will be amazing. The one author that comes to mind that has so much sway over me is Carlos Ruiz Zafon. When I finished reading his novel The Shadow of the Wind, I was so blown away by the story that I didn't know what else to do. It was one of the rare instances when a book was so powerful that it seemed like cheating to just pick up another book, especially when you know the book will probably not be anywhere near as amazing as the book you just finished. So I hugged the book to my chest and cried.
What about you? If you love a book, do you actively seek out other books by the same author? Don't forget to check out all the other great answers at Crazy for Books!