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Strangeminds
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Re: Who was the first author you had to read "everything" by?

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JudasFm wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 08:36
Strangeminds wrote:
28 Dec 2019, 11:48
For me, it was Enid Blyton. I read one of her books in 'the Malory towers' series when I was in the fourth standard and really loved it. I wanted to read all books in the series and read most of it and her 'famous five' series and the 'secret seven' series. Even today, if I stumble upon one of her books in the library, I readily grab them without doubt
Ooh, me too! I like Enid Blyton as well, although the "Famous Five" and "Secret Seven" were never my favorites. I loved her short stories and "Magic Faraway Tree," but the absolute best ones for me were the two "Six Cousins" books.

As for me, I think the first author I had to read everything by was Junji Ito. He writes horror manga, and his stuff's a little off-the-wall, but that's why I love him. He reminds me a lot of Stephen King ;)
Oh! I haven't read the 'six cousins' book but now its definitely on my to read list. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Strangeminds wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 23:58
Oh! I haven't read the 'six cousins' book but now its definitely on my to read list. Thank you for the recommendation.
They're both fantastic :D The first one is "Six Cousins at Mistletoe Farm" and the sequel is "Six Cousins Again." It's really worth reading them in order. They're a little more serious than Blyton's usual books and there are no lashings of ginger beer or Good People vs. Bad People; just people being people. She had a very shrewd grasp on human nature ;)

They're available to read on Open Library, but they were misfiled under "A book of Animal Stories."

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was the first author that I asked my mom to buy me all of the books. I still get nostalgic thinking about it! I also love Anne McCaffrey. I own many books by her and went through a dragon phase for many years.
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I really love everything by the German author Kerstin Gier. She wrote the ruby red trilogy and the silver trilogy (dream a little dream). Read them when I was about 13 and 16 but I would still read them again because I think she is just a brilliant author. I love love love her humour and somehow she manages to be funny but still create suspense and a romantic atmosphere at the same time. I would really read anything she writes.

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Ian M. Banks and his Sci-Fi series. I'd left the genre alone for about a decade, picked one of his up and just zoomed right back in. Amazing stuff.

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I love all of Michael Crichton's work. Because most of his books are standalone, they're easy to read at any time. Jurassic Park was a gateway into all of his amazing writing.

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lwahls2 wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 20:42
Laura Ingalls Wilder was the first author that I asked my mom to buy me all of the books. I still get nostalgic thinking about it! I also love Anne McCaffrey. I own many books by her and went through a dragon phase for many years.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's books were the first full series that I received as a gift. My favorite was Farmer Boy!

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For me it was Enid Blyton. As a kid, I had read the full series of secret seven and famous five. I still like reading them sometimes.

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The author that I read everything he wrote was Dan Brown. His books are a mystery thriller that take you on a ride.

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Honest-reviewer wrote:
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For me it was Enid Blyton. As a kid, I had read the full series of secret seven and famous five. I still like reading them sometimes.
That was me as a child too! The Secret Seven books were my bedtime reading for a good few years (I was a slow reader, and then I reread them).

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In order: Jane Austen, then Mitch Albom, then Amy Bartol. Looking forward to finding more!

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Virginia Woolf. It was for a school project and we have to choose an author and write 5 original inspire by the author (life or work). We only have to read one of their work but I ended up reading all of Virginia Woolf's work, including her essay. My final product was 19 pages long, didn't got the best score but I'm still proud of myself
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Andrew Clements. I love everything he makes.

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Gillian Flynn. I started with 'Dark places' and went on a roll with her books. Unfortunately, she only has three. My favourite was 'Sharp Objects'. I can't wait for her next book, or if anyone knows another.

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Mary Higgins Clark. I started reading her works at a young age and I am still trying to read all of her novels. I always loved the fact that as I completed a book, she seemed to come out with another one. It meant that I would never run out of new material. However, since she has passed, I know that one day I will eventually read everything she has. When that happens, I have the amazing task of picking another author to read all of their works.

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