When it comes to streaming movies, I have a very strange habit, and it’s not your usual binge-every-season-of-a-show, although I occasionally do that, as well (SEALTeam, The Unit). For me, it’s all about the actors. When I find an actor whose work I particularly love, I will search out his/her filmography and watch every single thing they’ve ever done, most currently Newfoundland actor Allan Hawco (his Republic of Doyle is to die for) and Allan’s mentor Paul Gross (I remember watching him WAY back in the day as a Mountie in Due South). I have found the most wonderful movies this way, shows with weird titles or back cover copy I would never have considered watching were it not for this peculiar habit of mine.
Authors are the same way. When I discover an author whose work I particularly love, I’m all over her/his books. I will read absolutely everything that the author has written, even if they are in genres I don’t usually dabble in or have weird titles or back cover copy. Again, I’ve found the most wonderful stories by reading everything an author has written.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. I know many of my readers will make sure they catch the whole series when it comes to my books, but I’ve written many series over the years. I wonder how many of you read all the way through every one of a favorite author’s books when you find someone you especially like. Thoughts?