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Sudden Obsession With Writer Syndrome

imageHave you ever read a book by an author that immediately made you want to read everything he or she had ever written?  If so, who is your obsession?  Tell me about it below!

Rainbow Rowell is a literary goddess.  I must possess all that she has written, take it in through my eye sockets, and absorb it into my imperfect being.  Alright, maybe that’s a teensy bit over the top, but in all seriousness, her writing makes something inside me sing. 🙂

So far, I’ve read Fangirl and Eleanor & Park.  They were both incredibly humorous and smart with walk-off-the-page characters and quirky details that brought everything to life.  Landline is next, but I’m spacing it with other books because I’m afraid I’ll read through everything she’s written without grounding myself in other books so that I can appreciate hers properly.  Must…gain…control.

Read on, book junkies!

Michelle Joyce Bond



37 thoughts on “Sudden Obsession With Writer Syndrome

  1. This only happened to me once, when I was a child recovering from illness. The books were already in the house otherwise I could not have read any of them. To preserve what’s left of my self-respect I shall draw a veil over the name of the author in question.

  2. This happens to me all the time – I’m scanning the new releases at B&N or Amazon and see something that appeals; then discover it’s #6 in a series. Just started Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking. Lots to look forward to 🙂 (She’s not exactly a new to me author, but I’m just now getting around to reading her works)

      1. You”’ have to let me know if you start with her stuff. I’m having a great time thus far (and it’s still early chapters)

  3. I’ve been that way with most authors I truly enjoy: John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison and many more. Right now, Carl Hiaasen needs to write faster because I gobbled up all his books and he is the king of my fun read category.

  4. Yes, Dostoyevsky got me also, and so did Flynn after Gone Girl. David Foster Wallace was a complete immersion. Jose Saramago and Fernando Pessoa, both of whom were far too prolific to finish before mixing things up. Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Stephen King when I was 14! George Orwell. There’s more, but John Steinbeck is another formidable obsession. I think I could go on, but I won’t. Oh, Philip Roth, but I better stop. But before I go, Louis Borges.

  5. I’m another one who does this all the time. When I was a kid, it was Isaac Asimov. I still have boxes of Asimov books in storage (I think he had written somewhere around 480 books when he died. I’ve probably read half.) I got 15 pages into The Davinci Code, realized that it made references to a previous story, and went back and read all Dan Brown’s earlier books before returning to Davinci. I bought Red Storm Rising on tape for a long drive, and when I realized I had enjoyed the ride, but remembered absolutely none of what happened in the story, I went out and started reading all his books. My most recent obsession is Robert J. Sawyer, a Canadian science fiction writer. I can’t even remember which of his books I read first, but I’ve gotten as many of the rest as are still in print, and enjoyed every one.

  6. Man I think it is a real good feeling when we find some thing rare that we can become fans of. Sadly for me this only revolved around Shakespearean novels and movies. :/

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