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Subject: Who Are Your "Auto-Buy" Authors?
Date Posted: 11/11/2007 8:04 PM ET
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What authors do you buy immediately when their books come out (be it in hardback or waiting until paperback) without reading reviews? Authors you love so much and have been so consistent that you look forward to their books and get them ASAP. Also, did you ever have authors that WERE auto-buys but let you down and no longer qualify?

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 8:17 PM ET
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Sherrilyn Kenyon, Katie MacAlister, Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse series), and Kresley Cole are all immediate buys for me. I've recently begun reading Hannah Howell, and am really liking her stuff, so I think she's joining my elite Buy New and Now club. No recent authors come to mind in the let-me-down department, but I haven't read any Patricia Cornwell books in years because her books just became tedious.

I tend not to buy new release hardbacks (exceptions above, where applicable) after getting some raved after books that I found to be very disappointing (i.e., "The Lovely Bones"--not impressed at all with it).  I'd rather check new releases out of the library and then I can decide whether they are worth buying later. 

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 9:03 PM ET
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Anyone from the Golden Girls lol. Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Betty White. If there is ever a book about or by Bea Arthur Id be first in line :)

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 9:52 PM ET
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Debbie Macomber, JD Robb, Robin Carr, Nancy Thayer, Jodi Piccult, Kristen Hannah, Barbara Delinski.  Used to not miss a single Danielle Steel but I think her writing has changed.

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 9:54 PM ET
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Tony Hillerman, Sue Grafton, Amy Tan.  I must admit I didn't like Hillerman's latest as well as most of his earlier books, but it was still worth reading.  I just received the new Grafton, and that's next on my list.

Terry Prachett!  I love the humor and satire in his books.

I used to grab all of Anne McCaffrey's works, but I didn't like The Tower and the Hive much.  I'm anxious to read her son Todd's Dragonrider sequels, tho.


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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 10:20 PM ET
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Chris Bohjalian

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 10:30 PM ET
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Lauren Willig

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Date Posted: 11/11/2007 11:03 PM ET
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Naomi Regan, and all 3 of the Kellermans.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:41 AM ET
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I don't normally read reviews.  But...authors I will read no matter what are Tracy Chevalier, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Terry McMillan, Amy Tan, Rett MacPherson, and Mary Daheim.

In my 20s I would read anything by Andrew M. Greeley, Irwin Shaw, Jeffrey Archer, and Howard Fast.  My taste have changed since then and I'm not really interested in their books at all now.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 8:36 AM ET
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JD Robb, Nora Roberts (contemporary), Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum, only), Bailey White (please publish something new soon!), Elizabeth Lowell (contemporary), Linda Howard (contemporary), Dana Stabanow (Kate Shaguk series)

Funny how you like an author's writing in one genre, or series, but don't care for it in another.  Some of the authors others listed, I used to read religiously, but haven't lately - either they changed or I did!

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:14 AM ET
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  James Lee Burke's cajun country and New Orleans mystery thrillers;  Vince Flynn's political thrillers, John Sandford's mystery thrillers.

 David Baldacci used to be, but his more recent books have been more disappointing . Some of those Camel Club things just get silly.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 11:55 AM ET
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Tony Hillerman,Jillian Roberts,Sue Grafton,Janet Evanovich,Kellerman,James Patterson,and Patricia Cornwell.Although the last two are more from habit than enjoyment.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:42 PM ET
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Alexandra Robbins

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 4:01 PM ET
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Sophie Kinsella.

I used to read every Stephen King as soon as it was released; it has been over a decade since I've read any of his books.  I don't think he changed at all, but I certainly have.

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Sue Grafton, Anita Shreve, and Barbara Kingsolver.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 6:31 PM ET
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Sue Grafton, Julia Spencer-Fleming, P.D. James, Bill Bryson, Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough.

No longer buy, or at least no longer buy new in hardback or paperback: Anne Perry, Stephen King, Martha Grimes, Janet Evanovich, Charles Todd, Jan Karon, Lilian Jackson Braun.


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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 10:00 PM ET
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Jean Plaidy (historical fiction now being re-released) and Terry Pratchett's Discworld books once they are released in paperback. Also Lois McMaster Bujold, if she ever writes another Vorkosigan novel.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 11:32 PM ET
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Shirley Damsgaard, Linda Lael Miller(her western romances), John Saul, Bentley Little, Tamar Myers, Luanne Rice.  These are all authors that I will go out and buy without even reading the descriptions.


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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 6:57 AM ET
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James Patterson, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, Luanne Rice. I've also recently been reading Jodi Picoult and a number of others that I'd be tempted to buy the hardcovers when they first come out.

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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 10:58 AM ET
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J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor and some of Christine Feehan's series books.

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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 11:01 AM ET
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Stephen King

Clive Barker

Sharon Kay Penman

Margaret George

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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 5:13 PM ET
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Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Weiner for light reads and I've recently fallen in love with Jodi Picoult.

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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 10:17 PM ET
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Jennifer Weiner.

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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 6:05 PM ET
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MaryJanice Davidson, Charlaine Harris, Lindsy Sands, Diana Gabaldon,

And I will definately be at the bookstores the day Cornelia Funke final book in the InkHeart series. . .InkDeath comes out.  Can't wait!!!



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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Six months ago i discovered John Ringo and went on a binge until i read everything he has published.   Recommend him to scifans and/or anyone with any connection to the military.  Also been heavily into the whole supernatural/vampire/werewolf thing lately:  Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, Barb & JC Hendee.  For light and funny, Mary Janice Davidson.

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