Monday, April 28, 2014

A Mix Bag of Topics

Do you have auto buys? I do. I have so many; there are not enough fingers and toes to count them all. But, there are only two long-running series (and I’m talking over 20 books) that I do not hesitate in buying when their release is imminent and they are J.D. Robb and Janet Evanovich and I buy the hardcover edition but on discount. I also get the J.D. Robb book on my kindle as well. What can I say? I’m a big fan of hers and one of the items on my bucket list is to meet the fabulous Nora Roberts.

Back in the day, before I got involved with social media, the only way an author knew if I liked their book was the fan letter I wrote them. If I received a letter from them, it told me they cared to write me back and that meant all the world to me. It could a few words or sentences and sometimes I had a question about what I read and when they answered my question, again I was in heaven. With social media, it’s more about writing reviews and posting on various sites. I’ve tried, but I can’t write one for all the books I read because it would take away my reading pleasure. However, I still write that occasional fan letter to an author and still smile when they respond. I have kept all 539 fan letter responses that I’ve received. The fan letter to the right is from September 2006.

Do you have any auto-buys?

Do you write fan letters to an author after you’ve read their book?

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  1. Hi, Dru Ann. I still write fan letters too. And you are the most marvelous supporters of authors--and I thank you.

  2. I second what Marilyn said, Dru Ann, you really are the best! Your reviews helped me pick books to buy before my own books were published, and I still follow your blog because you do an outstanding job not just with reviews, but for offering that "something extra for readers" with the Day In the Life posts. Kudos!

  3. Dru - We echo what Ritter and Marilyn said above. You are amazing!