Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Cocktail & Conversation With The Broke and the Bookish Crew -- Auto Buy Authors




Every other Thursday here at the Broke & The Bookish is going to be A Cocktail & Conversation time. We'll pose a question to 2-3 members of TB&TB crew about books, life, music, etc and then they'll answer and we can converse about it. So grab a cocktail & cozy up for some conversation. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, friends. 


This week:  Who is one author that you have put on "auto-buy" and why?




Bridget says: Stephen King! His writing is just so amazing and I've always been totally hooked by all of his books. There are still quite a few published a long time ago that I haven't read, but I will still immediately buy anything he publishes!






Jamie says: Stephanie Perkins! She just writes the kind of YA contemporary that I love and I have LOVED both Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door intensely... really the only books I've reread in a while.  I hear she is writing something in the horror genre and I am still SO excited for it because I love the way she writes and she knows how to tell a good story! So, while it's not contemporary, it's already on the list to buy. Doesn't matter what it's about!

Tahleen says: The person on my auto-buy list is hard for me, since I tend to no longer buy books (no room, and no money!) and instead go to the library. But I'll have to go with my main man Bill Bryson, whose books I will actually shell out some cash for, preferably the audiobooks if he narrates them. Those are well worth every penny, especially since I usually will read/listen and reread/relisten. The best part of listening to him in the car is I feel like I'm driving somewhere with a friend; he kept me company on many car rides to and from Ithaca when I was still in college.

21 comments:

  1. True story: I've never read Stephen King before! Well, I DID read Cujo in english class in high school but that's all. I need to rectify this. But Tahleen I'm so with you on Bill Bryson.

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    1. What school did you go to that you got to read Cujo in your English class? I want to re-do my high school years there.

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  2. I auto-buy Kate Morton's new books -- I can't wait for her newest that comes out in 2 weeks!

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  3. Jennifer Echols! I own all her books and will read anything she writes.

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    1. I still need to read more of her books! I only read Love Story and it was just GOOD not GREAT as I expected it to be from all the praise.

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  4. LISA KLEYPAS! I would buy and read her grocery shopping list. a to do list. a biology textbook. if she wrote it- its ahmaaazing. No argument! Julie James is my 2nd autobuy. I suffer 364 days of the year waiting for her new releases. for YA, definitely Jennifer Echols, Sarah Dessen and recently added: Sarah Ockler!

    Another autobuy: Kody Keplinger. I own all of her books but I haven't read any of them lol. I buy them because they sound awesome but I never get around to actually reading them XD

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  5. Yes! I literally JUST read both Anna and Lola and I loved them!! Instant Stephanie Perkins fan :) I don't know why I waited so long!

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    1. HOORAY!!! This makes my heart so happy!!

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  6. All great answers. I'm kind of with you on the library thing, though. Especially since I work in one, and sit by all those books every day! I don't buy unless they are really special books.

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  7. That's a great question! I've never read any of those three authors (horrible, I know!). My auto-buys are many, but currently the ones I can think of are Robin McKinley, Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Patricia McKillip and Meljean Brook. (all write fantasy or sci-fi... not surprising)

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  8. Hmm...I usually auto buy if it's a series and I liked the first book. I did, though, sign up to get JK Rowling's new book without really knowing what it was about. I will get Cassandra Clare's new series for sure. We have all of Bill Bryson's books, too. I am getting ready to re-read his last book. I'd auto buy Jane Austen for sure! :)

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  9. I have a bunch, but off the top of my head: Joshilyn Jackson, Jennifer Crusie, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lauren Oliver... and tons more, honestly. I have a bit of a book buying problem! :)

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  10. Mine has evolved as authors have fallen off. my number one right now is Linda Howard, Jory Strong and Caitlin Matthews. Great post thanks for sharing !!!

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  11. Ooh, good question. I recently added Stephanie Perkins to my list, Rachel Vincent, Gena Showalter, Stacia Kane, Sarah MacLean are regulars on there ;)

    ♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

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  12. I will buy ANY book by John Green!

    And I ordered Anna and the French Kiss today. After everything I've read about it, my expectations are really high :)

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  13. Daniel Silva for me! His novels are always action-packed with intriguing plots and great characters. He can never disappoint IMO =)

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  14. This is a great question, ladies, something I haven't really thought about too much. I think I will always shell out for Andy McDermott's book (think Indiana Jones meets Michael Bay) and Suzanne Collins. I was shocked at how much The Hunger Games series affected me, so I'm putting my money on anything else she writes. As for audiobooks, it'll be anything by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Really, anything that Rene Auberjonois narrates. He's a narration GOD.

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  15. Stephanie Perkins is one of mine too! I've read both of her books twice and I can't wait for more. John Green is also an auto-buy for me.

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  16. I hardly ever buy books anymore. I read so much that I have to get them from the library. I do always buy the Sookie books by Charlaine Harris which only has one more in the series. I buy all the Dark Tower books by Stephen King too. I wish I could afford to buy all the books I read. That would be EPIC!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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  17. I have two: Lauren Oliver and Maggie Stiefvater! I LOVE everything they write! SO GOOD!

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  18. There are certain SERIES I'll auto-buy, but few authors. I'm very broke and very picky, so I tend to borrow before I buy. However, the one author who I will not only auto-buy but also auto-preorder is Megan Whalen Turner. She slays me.

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