BTT: Too Much Information?

Booking Through Thursday

Have you ever been put off an author’s books after reading a biography of them? Or the reverse – a biography has made you love an author more?

Well, I don't actively read any author's biography, unless it was for a book report back in school. Nowadays, of course, you could keep in touch with the authors themselves by reading their blogs or following them on Twitter or other social media site.

I haven't been affected by what biographies say about the author. In fact, I'd like to think that perhaps it might influence me to read his/her work more. In the end, it's the work itself that either turns me away or entices me, though it is nice to learn more about your favorite author and relate to them in a more personal level.

12 comments

  1. I like reading interviews bloggers do on authors. It seems to work a little better than authors talking about themselves. Hope you have a great day. =)

  2. Knowing about an author’s life doesn’t affect the way I think about his or her writing, but it does somethings influence my desire to read more.

  3. I usually start with just the story, and maybe the biographical blurb on the back cover. But sometimes after I have read and enjoyed several books by one author, I like to read more about them, figuring their own life story goes into the stories they write.I hadn’t thought of blogs, either, but many authors have them now. The few that I read aren’t usually biographical, though — they’re more focused on letting fans know when the next book is coming out, etc.

  4. Hi everyone! I think it’s the book that comes first really. Afterall, we do pick up books then learn about the authors later most of the time. I do own a companion book for Nora Roberts and follow Neil Gaiman’s blog, but that’s about it hehe.Happy BTT!

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