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LeDiplomatique
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Daniel Steele and John Grisham.

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When I was younger it was R.L. Stine and then it slowly developed into Nora Roberts. I am still currently working on that one!

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Tolkien and recently all the Witcher books.

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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

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Lewis Carroll, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Brothers Grimm.
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As a child, it was Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden was okay, but my favorites were A Little Princess and The Lost Prince.

As a teen, it was Iris Johansen. This was back in the days she was still writing romance.

Now, it's Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, Christine Feehan, and Kyle Mills' contributions to Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp political thrillers.
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When I was a kid my go to was Lemony Snickett. I had to read every new book in 'The Series of Unfortunate Events' as soon as they came out!

Now, I collect and am working on reading all of the Stephen King Novels. Preferably, in order of publication. He had me at The Shining!

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I used to really love the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, but I got out of them by my late 20s. I suppose you could say I outgrew them. I read most of them at one point, though I did miss the last two or three before he died. My current favorite author is probably J.D. Robb, though to be truthful I have so many favorite authors that I'm having trouble keeping up. Catherine Coulter, her FBI series, is another favorite, as is the spinoff series with J.T. Ellison.

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My first author obsession was Mary Pope Osborne, the author of the Magic Tree House books. I discovered them in 2nd or 3rd grade and always had a few of them checked out at the library.

The first author obsession I had whose books I actually count as books was J.K Rowling. I discovered the Harry Potter books in 3rd grade when only the first 3 were released. From that point on, I had an aunt who loved that I was reading such big books and took me to every single book and movie midnight release.

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The first author that I read all books by was Gertrude Chandler Warner, the author of The Boxcar Children series. I also remember a time that I read all of Phyllis Whitney's books. I know they are two totally different genres but they were at very different times of my life.

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Brian Jacques. I read every book in the Redwall series and convinced my parents to let me join the online forums to discuss them.

I found Ted Dekker a little later on through his Lost Books series but wasn't allowed to read many of his books (for good reason) until I was older. His books were really my first introduction to suspense/horror.

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APoohW wrote:
26 Mar 2014, 08:56
Dr. Seuss, I remember sitting on my dads knee and reading them. My Mom and Dad enrolled me in the Dr. Seuss club when I was three, I was reading by myself at the age of four. I guess there started my love for reading by the age of 6 I was reading books that were written for teens they were called the Avon series and Judy Blume. My kindergaten teacher hated me because I was reading and writting already so she really had nothing to teach me except math, and I absolutly positively HATED Math! I knew my numbers thanks to Dr. Seuss but that was it.
I have never been a fan of the Dr. Seuss books. I love the Grinch, but I just never cared for the books.

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Most of the Harry Potter books were either read personally or read to me. The only person that plowed through the HP books was my classmate from high school who also looked forward to the movies as they were always released on or near her birthday. For me, I've read most of Paul Danziger's Amber Brown books when I was growing up.

HP Lovecraft is a close candidate. Even though I haven't read all of his works, I've read a majority with Edgar Allen Poe being a close second.

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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 ;)

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As a kid, I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ann M. Martin. I don't know that I was able to read every one of Martin's books (The Babysitter's Club has about a million different stories) but I tried. In High school, I read through all of Jodi Picoult's and Nicholas Sparks'.

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