- 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?
- Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintance?
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I've said this before and I'll say it again- I'm cheap. Actually, I was broke when I found some of my favorite authors. My love of the classics started because I was young and light in the pocket. I loved to buy books but new releases were just too expensive. When I went to the bookstore, I'd buy Wordsworth Classics at $3 a pop. How can you go wrong?! I quickly became a fan of 19th century female writers like Austen, Eliot and the Brontes. I still count them as my favorites.
I did have one great surprise in the 1990's. My aunt was a member of the Book of the Month Club and passed a number of them to me. A huge tome caught my eye. The cover had a picture of a red tartan and a clock. I read the blurb and decided to read it first. Wow, I was hooked! I never read anything like it before. I instantly became a fan. The book was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.