I have over a hundred books in my TBR book shelf. These are books I have acquired over several years – books that I am looking forward to reading. All of them are books by many of my favorite authors, so they are “tried and true” books for me. I know that none of them will disappointment.
So, what would compel me to go out and buy three more books? And then, upon finishing the first in this author’s series go out and get eight more books in her other cozy series?!?
I have written about a good friend of mine who shares my taste in Cozy Mysteries several times before. We met over ten years ago, when both of us belonged to two different online mystery book groups. She recently told me about a Cozy Mystery author she has been reading AND enjoying a lot. My taste in Cozies is so similar to hers that I quickly ordered the first book in this author’s new series. Well, I just finished the first book, and her recommendation is greatly appreciated! I am now reading a second book by that author.
When I first started the Cozy Mystery site I only posted authors who I had read. That was a few years ago, and although there were quite a few authors on the site back then, it has grown a lot. (Thanks to Cozy site readers who have recommended so many authors for me to add.) So, I already had this particular author on the site… She had been recommended by several people. I used to try to keep up with reading the recommended authors… but I found that I just couldn’t. So, I slowly try new authors who look particularly interesting to me. (This author is one of those writers who I put on my list of authors to definitely try… but it would have taken me a while to get to her, as that list is rather long.) I am currently reading the first cozy in her other series.
Now I have over a hundred, PLUS nine new books in my TBR book shelf!
PS>>> I’m writing my Monday’s blog right now, in which I talk about my new Cozy Author…