Monday, March 9, 2009

Musing Mondays

Today's Musing Monday prompt:

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?

I enjoy reading new authors, but I typically don't buy books by new authors unless I have read them first. I normally borrow books by new authors from the library first; then if I enjoy them, I'll consider buying.

Example: Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight series - I had heard a lot about these books, but I read the first book after checking it out of the library. When I realized I was enjoying the book, I had to buy my own copy. I then bought the next three books hot off the presses!

In my opinion, you have to read new authors in order to find the great books. I enjoy reviewing new authors and it makes me happy to see new authors get the publicity they deserve, especially if they have written a great book.



Lisa said...

I love reading new authors. A couple of my faves are Hillary Jordan and Jayne Pupek. These days I'm on a buying ban,(due to lack of funds) so I'll be checking them out at the library. I'm thankful to have that option!

Jenners said...

I'm a little more reckless in trying new books and buying them without info but if there is a book that is hyped but I'm not really sure if my "cup of tea" (like the Twilight series), I'll try to swap or borrow it instead of buying. I did manage to get a free copy of Twilight just because I was curious after hearing all the hype -- it is waiting to be read when I'm in the mood!