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Thursday one at The Blue Bookcase.
You'll meet fascinating people from all over the world, worry-free; sample multiple opinions and prose styles; find new books to love; and more than likely make a few friends at the same time.
If you haven't hopped yet, you might enjoy the Friday Crazy-for-Books blog hop. It's humongous, but you don't have to visit everybody and you don't even have to have a blog. Just click on the URLs to visit the blogs, comment when you feel moved, follow as often as you feel you can, and offer your own post to other book-minded travelers in the blogospheres...
This week's question is:
When you find a book you love, do you go out and read all the rest of that author's oeuvre?
My answer is: often, but not sequentially or in a clump. In my brash and over-exuberant youth, when I first stumbled across Annie Dillard or T.C. Boyle or Margaret Atwood (all Earth-friendly authors, for certain), I promptly started trolling libraries and used bookstores for old volumes, and looking through the NYTimes Review of Books each week so get a jump on their new releases.
But I quickly realized that to thoroughly enjoy a favorite writer's works, I must sample other writers in between: sort of a palate cleansing, or a trip round the buffet table, I suppose.
What's your response to this question, and what are you doing for Earth Day?
(We've got an Earth Day challenge up at ActionReaders.com: check it out, and if you're interested just register to win. We'll be checking throughout the day for new members to approve, so go ahead - we'll count you!)
MFB, and keep on hoppin',
p.s. I'll be starting a Sunday "Poem in Your Post" hop here on May 1, 2011, so come join us and bring your favorite poem: old or new, any style, any writer...!