When I finish reading a really great story, one of the first things I want to do is go check out the author’s website. I want to see more of this world they’ve created and hope that perhaps they’ll have something extra to offer, outside of the story.
When I worked at a bookstore, there would be tables filled with little trinkets, toys, and gadgets from the most beloved book series. Of course, I found this more in the fantasy area, or the children’s area, but it’s often left me wondering, what about other story worlds that people love? Do they sometimes wish there was more after they closed the book at the end of a story?
I know of a few authors that I follow who share recipes, craft ideas related to something they wrote about, or some who even sell merchandise with favorite sayings or scriptures. I’ve been known to pour through blog post reading about what inspired an author to write certain books. Did they love knitting and had to put that in a book? Or do they live on a farm and wanted to share their experiences?
I. Love. It. The more extra fun stuff I can find, the more excited I get about that book and other books this author might write.
Am I alone in this? I’ve really been wondering.
So, I’m coming to you with my question. As readers of romance, and probably other, related genres, do you sometimes wish there was a little something more to your most beloved story worlds?
Do you check out an author’s webpage after completing a book you really enjoyed, hoping to find a little something more?
I’m going to post a poll. Let me know your thoughts. Feel free to explain more in your comments. I’d really like to know what you think. Are expanded story worlds something you enjoy, or do you simply want the story and nothing more? There are no wrong answers here. Only opinions and we all have those. Ha.
Thanks for your votes. Click as many as apply to you. And please, share your thoughts in the comments.
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