Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Auto-Buy Authors

I wish I could say my list of auto-buy authors was quite long because I am such a great supporter of the authors I love, but honestly it is actually quite a short list.

Nora Roberts

Diana Gabaldon

Kristin Hannah

Elin Hilderbrand

Juliette Harper

Jeff Anderson (fiction)

Christopher Paul Curtis

Walter Dean Meyers

Who are some of your auto-buys?  

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Book Blogger Hop ~ Self-Published

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


What do you like/dislike about self-published works? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

My biggest dislike of self-published works is the lack of editing. Both copy editing and plot editing. Both of these types of editors are integrally important to a well-crafted book. I have come across only a handful of self-published that can hold their weight in the editing regards. Often, the authors don’t want to pay for these editors. And as a reader with a strong English background, poor editing is a BIG turn off for me and I will share that far and wide. Even if it can’t be afforded, find the person you trust the best to proof your book.

I like that it is easier to access authors and their works than them having to go through all of the hoops through a publishing house, which accounts for the sometimes 70-80% price hike in published vs. self-published works.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Reviewing All the Books

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Do you review all of the books you read? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Pretty much. I can only think of a couple books since I started blogging that I haven’t reviewed. Even books I DNF after getting a significant way in, I will review.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Cover Judge

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Yes. We totally cover judge. Don’t lie.

However, I always read the synopsis as well. If I don’t get the “Ooooo, yes!” feels from the synopsis, it’s a mixed bag whether I will pick it up or not.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Library Visits

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


1.Which is your favourite library (or which would you most like to visit)? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea) 2. How often do you visit the library? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I would really like to visit the New York City public library. My school’s library aide has been there twice in the past 3-4 years and I want to go have that experience myself.

I visit my school library every two weeks. I don’t go to the public libraries anymore. I never have the time with being at school so late in the evenings every day. On the weekends, I’m just a sloth soaking up the lazy and recharging.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Book Nerd

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I have been called a book nerd, by our school’s library aide. We have gone to several Texas Teen Book Festivals together and a few other bookish events. It is a positive thing when we talk about being book nerds because we are talking about our love for books and sharing that with our kids and trying to impart that same love to them…or at least spark some interest in books.