Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss


April 25, 2010

Sandi Shilhanek

This last week I read Death by Darjeeling by
Laura Childs. I picked this book because the
TeaReaders is having Ms. Childs as a call
in guest in May, and I decided that a different genre would be
fun to read, and what if I discovered a new fun author in the process.

I really enjoyed Death by Darjeeling, and look
forward to continuing with this series, and perhaps
exploring the other series that Laura
writes. Had it not been for my desire to more fully
participate in the conversation I would have missed a delightful series.

I got lucky and Laura Childs was an author
that worked for me. However not every new author I try
does that. A friend in book club read and loved Talk Me Down by Victoria
…. I mean to the point
where she wasn’t participating in pre dinner conversation because she was so engrossed in the book
(and no Ms. Dahl wasn’t the phone in
guest that night).

Her enthusiasm for Talk Me Down and
the newly published author had me thinking I needed to read it
for myself. I did, and have read at least one other book by
Ms. Dahl since. While the books weren’t
awful they also didn’t affect me the same way they did my friend, and I could see myself continuing to
by Victoria Dahl’s books in an effort to
keep up with characters, but to rush them to the top of my TBR
probably not.

So…what motivates you to spend the precious book budget on a new to you author? If you read a book
from a series and find it so so do you stop or continue with the author to find out what happened to a
character? If you loved the author do you have to do a glomming and put them to the top of the TBR?
Curious minds just need to know!

Until next week happy page turning.

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