Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekly Geeks: Books Vs Authors

  • Do you seek out interviews with authors of books you've enjoyed? Why or why not?
  • Do you interview authors on your blog? If yes what did you gain from the interview process? If no is it because you don't want to or because you haven't felt able to ask an author yet?
  • Do you subscribe to the blogs of authors you like? Which ones? All the authors you like or only certain ones?
  • Do you track down author websites or look for biographical information about them elsewhere? Would you skip reading a book if you couldn't find out anything about its author?
  • Have you hosted an author on a blog tour? Was it someone whose books you already read or did it introduce you to a new author?
If I like a book, I seek more books by that author. I am not much interested to know about the author. I am only interested in his or her writing. I have had author interviews on my blog but not many. I don't have a rule of not having any. I track down info about almost forgotten authors, not the contemporary ones. And I don't really subscribe to any author websites. Frankly I don't have the time to go through those. I would rather read their books in that time. And I have a feeling that authors too would prefer that!


SariJ said...

Oh we are the same. If I like a book I may seek out more by the author. It depends on if I liked the plot or writing. I have read almost everything by Salman Rushdie, yet I know nothing of his private life. I strongly feel the books speak for themselves.

Bernadette said...

I agree - if the choice is between having time to read an author blog and having time to read a book I'll choose the book every time.

pussreboots said...

I do my blog reading and book reading at different times so I don't feel like one gets in the way of the other. My post is here.

Bookfool said...

I'm in agreement with you. I've done a few interviews and had an author guest post or two, but I'm happiest just reading the books. If I love an author, I want to read more. I usually skip the interviews and guest posts on other blogs, since I don't like them enough to do them, myself (with a few notable exceptions).

bermudaonion said...

I do enjoy getting to know authors - I guess that's why I like to attend author events and do interviews.