Into the Glom

clip-art-library-booksHow often do you find yourself in the middle of a fixation on the works of one particular author and feel, for a little while at least, that you just can’t get enough?  In other words, do you glom?

Goodness knows I do and the results run the gamut between eternal love and agonizing avoidance.  For me these gloms always start out simple enough; I’ll pick up a book by an author (usually one I’ve never read), don’t want the experience to end, and try to recapture it with the next book in the series or try to find that same spark in another of their works.  If I’m lucky, my gloms come when I’m out of school so I have time to savor the storytelling.  If I’m not so lucky, I find myself cramming in bouts of reading in between grading papers, planning lessons planning, waiting in parking lots, and so many other stolen moments.

I can even remember my very first glom (probably because I actually had to wait for the books to come through the mail).  It started way back when with Gaelen Foley’s The Duke, which to this day ranks among my most favorite romances.  My local library only had The Pirate Prince so I went online and ordered the entire Knight Miscellany series from Amazon.  I gobbled the first few up but sadly the fire began to die before I finished reading the series and eventually I only picked up only one of The Spice Trilogy and DNFed My Wicked Marquess.  For a very short time I loved Gaelen Foley, but it ended before my glom was out completely.

Recent gloms with positive results include Linda Howard, Pamela Clare, and more seriously, J.R. Ward.  With Linda Howard, I stopped after six books because I noticed patterns and I didn’t want to loose the fascination.  And while I’m on it, Mr. Perfect really should be made available for Kindle – just a minor quibble.  I also discovered I like Pamela Clare’s historical romances much more than her romantic suspense.  She’s one of those authors I wish would write faster and I really want Lord Wentworth to have his story.  I made it through J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series during Christmas break and while I’m still enamored of the series, I’m not quite willing to spend $12.99 on the Kindle version.

While I know the name of my next glom (Kresley Cole) and plan to embark on it soon, I’d like to know your thoughts in the meantime.  Do you glom and if you catch yourself doing it, when is it most likely to take place?  Who have you glommed?  What were the results?

- Heather AAR

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64 Responses to Into the Glom

  1. SandyH says:

    I glommed Lynn Viehl. I purchased her first Darklyn book If Angels Burn (still just love that title) and really liked it. I then found her Stardoc series. She has written in other genres and I have read most of those books as well. She is just a great writer and the stories are so good. Another author that I think everything but one book is Carla Kelly. Just finished her latest. She and Roberta Gellis write the most realistic novels.

  2. mdegraffen says:

    I glommed Jo Beverley. I still do look for her older titles at unfamiliar UBS’. I adore her historicals.

  3. Heather W says:

    Hi Heather at AAR from Heather W,
    Yes, I always glom if I find an author that I love! I started reading historical romance only about 3 years ago and my first book was Julie Garwood’s The Wedding! I loved it so much I went on to glom all her regencies and medievals til I got to Saving Grace. That was a DNF for me!
    Then I moved on to Joanna Lindsay staying with her European historicals.
    Next I read Madeline Hunter, starting with By Arrangement, and glomed everything she’s ever written. I was so sad when I’d finished all her books because I loved them all!
    Next came Stephanie Laurens! I started with Devil’s Bride, and went on to read all the Cynster books and then all the Bastion Club books, and now I’m reading her newest series and still loving her writing.
    My latest glom is Lisa Kleypas. I started with the Wallflower series and I’m now reading the Hathaway series, just in time for the release of Married by Morning! Then I’ll go back and read some of her older historicals. I’m even tempted to try a comtemporary for the first time because there’s been so much buzz about Blue Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger.
    There’s been other authors that I’ve read in between and want to go back to and read all their back issues: Elizabeth Hoyt, Julia Quinn and Loretta Chase among others. To me it just makes sense! If I really enjoy a book I want to read everything else that author has written because I know in most cases I won’t be disappointed.

  4. RobinB says:

    Like Heather, I glommed Linda Howard and Pamela Clare (and I agree that Clare’s historicals are more enjoyable than her contemporaries). My biggest glom (so far) has been the works of Mary Jo Putney–after reading the Fallen Angels series, I promptly went on the hunt for the Bride series, the Silk series, etc.
    The problem with “glomming” is that sometimes one has certain expectations of an author and when that author’s style changes, and it doesn’t meet the reader’s expectations, then disappointment follows. To some extent that happened to me after it took me years (literally) to finish “The Fiery Cross”, the fifth book in the Outlander series. Of course, the first four novels were way full of details and multiple tangents, but TFC really set a record in terms of that sort of thing–the first third of the book took place in the course of one day!! On the bright side, though, because I kept putting TFC down to read something else, I discovered other authors and stories that, shall we say, moved a little bit more briskly! :)

  5. MarissaB says:

    Glom. I didn’t even know the word until I began visiting AAR. I’ve glommed a lot of authors just on the strength of the recommendations on this site: Shana Abe, Victoria Alexander, Suzanne Brockman, Connie Brockway, Lisa Cach, Marsha Canham, Liz Carlyle, Loretta Chase, Jennifer Crusie, and so on. Notice I am listing them alphabetically by last name. I’ve glommed all the way to Penelope Williamson, with lots of authors in between.

    I haven’t read most of what I have glommed, only because there is so much that I am overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Also, I am always trying to read the new books so that I can take part in the Annual Reader’s Poll.

    2 Christmas ago though, I did the most serious glomming of my life with Mary Balogh’s books. I know she doesn’t consistently get star reviews on AAR, but I like her writing so I glommed ALL her books, except for the anthologies. It cost me a bit but I’ve not regretted it. Now to just find the time to read.

  6. Goosie says:

    I think my favorite glom would have to be JD Robb’s InDeath series. I went through those in about….3 weeks? Yeah. I did nothing but read those books. It was fantabulous.

  7. Luci says:

    My best glom was Pamela Clare – i love that author.

    My first glom was definitely Susan Elizabeth Philips.

    Then Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. Many times, if i realise an author has written a series or if she is a very popular one I try to start from the first book she wrote and work my way in order. If she wrote too many books that might be a problem. At the moment i am glomming Suzanne Enoch.

  8. Luci says:

    Oh i forgot about J D Robb’s books. I am glomming them very slowly because at times the atmosphere of the books gets too dark for me. But they are so good each time i read one I am amazed by them. I am onto Vision in Death at the moment.

  9. Scorpio M. says:

    Count me in as a Pamela Clare glommer, too! Loved “Naked Edge” and started my glomfest from there, love both her contemps & historicals. She just signed a major 5 book contract, so lucky us!

    I discovered Elizabeth Hoyt last year and just ate her historicals right up. My most recent glom was Victoria Dahl, her contemporaries are so much fun! :)

  10. Kim says:

    I am an addicted glommer! My first glom and entrance into the romance world was Suzanne Brockmann (I had always read suspense thrillers and picked her up one summer on a whim!) Suzanne’s web site talked about how much she enjoyed Judith McNaught so she was next.

    My favorites are Lisa Kleypas and Susan Elizabeth Phillips…they are just so good at their craft. My disappointment is having to wait now for new material since I’ve read the entire backlist.

    Other memorable gloms are Julie Garwood and Julia Quinn (again I think they are great!) And my most recent is Mary Balogh…still working through her backlist.

    There’s nothing quite like finding a new author whose writing and storytelling are just what you love. It’s been great to have AAR as a resource to find those authors…what would we glom addicts do without the reviews and recommendations? :-)

  11. StacieH4 says:

    I’m a serial glommer. I started glomming Nora Roberts after I read Public Secrets and now own all of her work except the elusive Promise Me Tomorrow. Like Goosie, I also read JD Robb’s In Death books as fast as I could get my hands on them.

    After Nora, I moved on to the usual suspects in contemporary romance: Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, Rachel Gibson, and Kristan Higgins, with some Kathy Reichs and Karen Rose thrown in there too.

    Then I started on Georgette Heyer and Deanna Raybourn to get my historical fix.

    Now, I’ve been getting into category romances by Susan Mayberry, Nancy Warren, Kathleen O’Reilly, and Karina Bliss.

    Hmm, do I have a problem? nah.

  12. StacieH4 says:

    Oops, that should have been Sarah Mayberry, not Susan.

  13. Valerie L. says:

    Going glomming is like going on a treasure hunt for we find such precious gems at the end.

    My best glom has to be for Mary Balogh books. I’ve managed to read all of her works, including anthologies. But thanks to glomming, I also own all of her books but the two most expensive, The Wood Nymph and The Trysting Place. And someday I hope those two get reissued.

    It is with joy that I discover an author and then go a glomming for her back list. And I appreciate the reviews I’ve found here to help me in my searches.

  14. KristieJ says:

    OK – this is going to take a bit. For me it’s Patricia Veryan. Years ago I quit reading romance for quite some time – instead reading anything but. Then I was in the local library and was enchanted with the cover of one of her books, Cherished Enemy. I read it and was totally and completely captivated. I read all the books the library had by her, but they didn’t have all of them. And the trouble with library books is they want them back again – imagine that! Anyway, I went on a glom of the books I had read so I could keep them for myself and the books the library didn’t have. I drove to other towns. I haunted UBS’s. I did order a couple from the interlibrary loan and one came from as far away as New Brunswick – I live in Ontario. Even the librarian herself was impressed. But alas, New Brunswick wanted it back too :-(

    But eventually I hit a wall. I had managed to collect quite a few, but the ones I wanted were OOP and this was long before the days of Amazon and the internet in general.

    Finally, as a last resort, I sent a letter to her publisher asking if they could pass my long, long, 12 page letter long mail to her. I had pretty much given up hope as to finding any more of her books.

    But several months later when I came home from work, there was a letter waiting for me – from Patricia Veryan herself!! She wrote that usually she read her mail in order, but mine was so…….unusual, that she wrote back write away. And not only that, but she led to places where I could find the books I hadn’t been able to find! The day that box o’ books arrived at my door was one of the most exciting ever, let me tell you *g*.

    So I am now the very, very proud owner of every single one of her books. Although I haven’t read any for a while now, just lately they have been whispering to me though. And they reside front and centre of my most beloved of all books right where I can find them – always.

  15. trish says:

    I’m one of those who started reading my mom’s romances as a teen and cut my teeth on books by Woodiwiss, McBain, Deveraux and Lindsey. But by the late 80′s I had given up on romances. I didn’t pick up another until 2003 when I somehow discovered Gaelen Foley’s LORD OF FIRE/LORD OF ICE companion books and the glom was on! I went back and bought all of her backlist and like many, started to lose “that lovin’ feeling” about midway through the Knight Miscellany. But boy was it fun while it lasted . . .

    Other gloms that were more satisfying were SEP, Rachel Gibson and Lisa Marie Rice.

  16. Victoria S says:

    My latest glom is Anne Perry’s William Monk books. I found them all on Amazon, but unfortunately, I ran out of steam at about number 13. I have been in the middle of book 14 for about 3 months. I plan on reading it, just so I can have them all finished. I am currently in a Julia Spenser-Flemming glom mode. I have glommed Stephanie Laurens, Linda Howard, Judith McNaught, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout (love Nero Wolfe),Nora Roberts and the list goes on. It’s fun to hav a pile of books by the same author and just read and read and read. And even if I get tired of them, I can always go back after I have glommed someone else.

  17. Barb in Maryland says:

    @StacieH4–re: Nora’s Promise Me Tomorrow. I won’t say you haven’t missed anything, but—I read it a number of years ago, when it wasn’t so hard to find, and was VERY disappointed. It just did NOT read like what I expected from a NR book. Even if you go waaay back with her first category Silhouettes, you can recognize them as nascent NR books. PMT just read like any ole’ contemporary stand alone. There really is a good reason why NR doesn’t want it republished.

    @KristieJ–OMG, another Veryan fan! I loved her stuff–all of them!! Happy sighs just thinking about them.

    In answer to the topic, though, I haven’t done a serious glom of an author since high school. Glom as in terms of ‘must lay my hands on’. Now there are several authors where I own all their books and I have been known–ahem–to plunk myself down and do a series re-read.
    With a ‘new to me’ author who has a backlist–library here I come! It is safer that way–as I fall out of love with an author just as easily as I fall in. What keeps me from actually buying all the books of a ‘new’ author in fell swoop (besides lack of money) is the fear that I will have spent all that money and find that I really only liked the first book that I read!
    Much easier to do the first read though via the library. If I love them, I can them buy them as funds permit.

  18. Barb in Maryland says:

    Sheesh–ONE fell swoop. And here I thought I had proof read that entry.

  19. Elsa Nava says:

    Glom. I started reading romance books just 2 years ago and was lucky to find AAR and the top 100 romance books list it has, and the glomming was on! My first glom was Lisa Kleypas, then Julie Garwood, and you know the drill. True, sometimes the prior books do not prove to be great ones, but the majority of the time they are!
    Thanks to AAR for the great reviews that I read religiously and almost always use as a guide for buying a book or trying a new author.

  20. WandaSue says:

    Like KristieJ, my very first glom — before I even knew my obsession had a name — was in the 1980′s: yes, Patricia Veryan. The book that flipped me into glomitude was “Love’s Duet.” The libraries had a good supply of Veryan hardbacks, but I had to OWN them. So it was the UBS for me, as there was no internet then. At the time, I was a Navy wife, living in Jacksonville, FL (where I had visited every UBS so often that the owner of one of them offered me a job — which I accepted!), and then we were transferred to Norfolk, VA. Eventually, I came to own every Veryan book — except the WWII one, the name which I can’t recall. Now, all these years later and long divorced from that husband, the box containing my Veryan collection is in my mom’s attack. Maybe it’s time to drop in on my Mom, and visit Lucian St. Clare and Camille Damon again…

  21. Heather AAR says:

    Come to think of it, I may be a serial glommer too! I’ve also glommed Mary Jo Putney and Jo Beverley and most of my reading (other than review books) is probably done in gloms. However, I have learned that with any writer there comes a time I need to stop for a while so that I don’t get bogged down in plot patterns or the repetition of word usage, etc.

    Another problem I have is when I run out of books by a beloved author to read and have to wait (Hoyt!) Oh, how the wait tortures me!

    @KristieJ – great story!

  22. Karenmc says:

    Yep. I’m a glommer. First it was Madeline Hunter, starting with the medievals, then there was no stopping me.

    If I find a book that really hits strongly, I’m ordering that author’s backlist like crazy, hunting down titles in UBS’s, etc. I have almost everything Jo Beverley has written, and worked my way backward through Liz Carlyle to finally get to the wonderful My False Heart. Recently I wallowed in Anne Gracie’s Perfect quartet. My problem now is that I have a pile of Kinsales calling to me while the summer’s new releases keep falling into my eager hands.

  23. Julie says:

    My first glom was Suzanne Brockmann. Most recently has been Mary Jo Putney’s Fallen Angel series. I read One Perfect Rose when it was re-released and then had to go get the whole series. I’m working on reading all her stuff, but who knows when that’ll happen. Julia Quinn was in there for awhile and a few others who I can’t think of right now.

  24. AAR Sandy says:

    My biggest glom was Laurell K Hamilton about four years ago. I read the books at a furious pace. Which made it totally clear exactly when Ms. Hamilton jumped the shark. There was just no mistaking it for anything else. Obsidian Butterfly was far and away the best of the bunch.

    I’ve glommed a few others, as well, including Brockmann. I think Gone Too Far was the first book I read in real time with everybody else.

    Some day I’m going to get around to the J.D. Robb books.

  25. Ann says:

    The only books I read for about ten years was Diana Gabaldon. Last year I started reading again and glommed Madeline Hunter, Lisa Kleypas and SEP. Just recently I glommed Sherry Thomas and Meredith Duran. I’m in love again with Romance Novels.

  26. KristieJ says:

    Wanda Sue: ROTFL!!! Is that not THE WORST cover on the paperback version of Love’s Duet?? I loved the inside, but if that were my first Veryan, I never would have tried her, may never have gotten back into romance, not discovered the life changer that is the ‘net.
    And the WWII book is Poor Splendid Wings – and yes I have a copy of that one too! And perhaps they have started the whispering – it starts off quiet – little scenes you remember and forget what happens next. But the curiosty starts getting the better of you. and then they whisper louder – and louder still – until one is unable to resist the lure of the reread.

  27. AAR Sandy says:

    @Julie, the Fallen Angel series is MJP at her very best. Truly among the best of romance.

  28. Elaine S says:

    My first glom was Georgette Heyer. More recently, since going on line 12 years ago and discovering so many authors who had appeared since I left the US in 1979 (and about whom I knew nothing), I’ve glommed Mary Balogh, Jo Beverly, Mary Jo Putney and Judith Duncan. I also glommed Carla Kelly and Barbara Metzger and Judith A Lansdowne.

  29. Cindy says:

    My most serious glom is Outlander. I read the first book after it had been out for some time and was able to read the next three books in quick succession.
    Then the loooooong wait between books…I am almost ashamed to admit that since the third book I re-read the series from the beginning each time a new book is released.
    For the longest time my mother thought that Jamie and Claire were people that lived in my neighborhood

  30. Sharon says:

    For me right now it’s Joanna Bourne, Loretta Chase, and Meredith Duran.

    But I started with Nora Roberts, then Linda Howard and Lisa Kleypas.

    • Heather AAR says:

      Sharon: But I started with Nora Roberts, then Linda Howard and Lisa Kleypas.

      I’ve never read Nora Roberts as Nora Roberts. I’m almost afraid to now because that would be an intimidating backlist and I’m worried I would attempt a glom.

      • RobinB says:

        Heather AAR: I’ve never read Nora Roberts as Nora Roberts. I’m almost afraid to now because that would be an intimidating backlist and I’m worried I would attempt a glom.

        OMG, that’s the same reason that I’ve never read Nora Roberts!! My aunt is a big NR fan, and I’ve been tempted, but honestly, my TBR pile is starting to resemble the Rocky Mountains, so I really need to get that under control before I even think about sampling Nora Roberts!

  31. Lee says:

    First glom was Mary Balogh, then MJ Putney then Carla Kelly. Those were the days!

  32. Karenmc says:

    Putney’s Fallen Angels series is great, and The Shattered Rainbow is one of my very favorite books. And I frequent the USB close to my house looking for Carla Kelly books (I’ve snagged Beau Crusoe and Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour, but I’m still waiting for the golden moment when Reforming Lord Ragsdale shows up).

    And of course KristieJ has to mention an author I’m totally unfamiliar with (shaking fist). Now I have to go in search of Patricia Veryan!

  33. MaryC says:

    I’m definitely a serial glommer! It started with author smy sister read – Mary Stuart, Victoria Holt, Georgette Heyer and Helen MacInnes are examples.

    I’ve been following some authors since their category romance days, eg
    Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Janet Evanovich, Suzanne Brockmann, Kay Hooper and Elizabeth Lowell.

    Once I discover an author I enjoy, I feel the need to read everything they’ve written.

  34. Magdalen says:

    I have glommed more authors than I care to think about (let alone type out here), but in recent years I’m getting better about thinking that maybe life will still be livable (even, perhaps, enjoyable?) if I don’t manage to read every last OOP book in an author’s backlist. (Someone recommended a trilogy from Mary Balogh’s Signet Regency days — purchased used on Amazon? $65 for the three books. I’ll wait for them to get reprinted or available digitally.)

    I even married a glommer with very highbrow literary tastes: he’s got two sets of Dickens and Evelyn Waugh (reading copies and collector’s editions) for example.

    But recently, only one author was capable of making me buy every single book, reading them one after another, and when I’d finished the most recent, I literally picked up number one and started over again. That was Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Miller Kill mysteries. It was actually painful to stop reading them and get on to something else, and as #7 in the series is not going to be available for a while, I have studiously resisted the urge to read them all for a third time. Why torture myself, hunh?

  35. Alicia says:

    The first Nora Roberts book I read resulted in me now owning nearly every book she’s had in print, and I re-read them all the time. Laura Kinsale’s backlist made me really, really happy too. Loretta Chase as well.

  36. Jean Wan says:

    Probably the first real glom I did was the In Death series. But the fastest and most furious one (and the one that hurt my eyes the most, but I just couldn’t stop) was Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Rev. Clare Fergusson. I whipped through those like a maniac.

  37. Pam U says:

    Here’s an author I have glommed that I don’t think gets enough glom attention; Jo Goodman.

  38. Robin says:

    I almost never glom on “new-to-me” authors; I usually collect their books more slowly. I tend to glom on certain series, rather than all books by a certain author, and it depends on what mood I’m in. And it’s almost always my old friends that I’ve had for years and years and always return to. Several of Nora Roberts’ series, The Dragonriders of Pern, The RiddleMaster series, the Derynia seres, Patricia Veryan’s series. If I’m in the mood for a specific author, just about anything from Heyer, Crusie, or Austen. I know there’s a lot more, but I can’t think of them all. Right now, though, I am making my way through the Lymond series by Dorothy (?) Dunnett, based on all the recommendations I’ve read here.

  39. Amna says:

    First glom Julia Quinn, started with To Catch An Heiress and then I’ve been hooked! Then Gaelen Foley because of The Duke and I read the entire Knight series as well as all the Pirate books. Also, Liz Carlyle, Teresa Medeiros, and at one time Pamela Britton when she still wrote historicals.
    I still glom Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas and Laura Lee Guhrke. My new gloms are Elizabeth Hoyt and hopefully Kris Kennedy.

  40. Karla says:

    There’s nothing like a good glom. I love that feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm for an author and just for reading in general. The first author I was in love with was Mary Balogh, back in the 90s when I collected and read everything she wrote. Now she’s hit or miss for me but she’ll always be my first love. Other memorable gloms were of Julia Quinn, J.K. Rowling and just in the last two years I discovered Caroline Linden (still love her!), Kate Noble, Sarah Mayberry, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione and J.R. Ward.

    I’ve recently been reading paranormal series, Cole, Ione and Ward, and I’m now all caught up. I’m in between gloms, so to speak, and I feel directionless. I love the way a glom can elevate reading to an obsession.

  41. Shanna says:

    I’ve always read romance but my latest glom was the Kinsey Milhoun series by Sue Grafton. I just love Kinsey, she is such a sassy herione that it really doesn’t matter that there is no real romance.

  42. Wendy says:

    I’ve glomed many authors. When I found this website it opened up a whole new world of romance glom. :0 Currently I’m on the Lynn Viehl Darkyn series. My most memorable would be the JD Robb, I think she was about on book 8 or 9 when I first read Naked in Death and I quickly caught up.

  43. Lusa says:

    My first glom was Judith McNaught. It started with Every Breath You Take – I bought up all her older titles and read them in quick succession. Paradise ranks in my top 5 of all time.

    I then did the same with Julia Garwood, Gaelen Foley, Linda Howard, Lisa Kleypas, Stephanie Laurens (Loved the Bastion Club but burned out halfway through the Bar Cynsters) and Mary Balogh (though saving the Huxtable series for later).

    I am slowly glomming through Mary Jo Putney, J.D. Robb, and Jo Beverly, and Loretta Chase to draw out as much pleasure as I can.

  44. Fran says:

    Marilyn Pappano years ago. I read what I later learned was her first novel. When I went looking for others I found that she had been writing Harlequin books for years and so I tracked down every one, and there were many. I still have her Southern Knights series. I also continued to read her novels as they came out. Loved her.

  45. JeriR says:

    A Lisa Kleypas book started me reading historicals again, and I had to have everything on her back list. Then came Julia Quinn–loved reading most of the Bridgerton series back to back. Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter seriers was another I discovered midway through, and I’m currently waiting her last in the series. My most recent gloms are Julie James and Kristan Hannah. I just ordered a book from each of their back lists. I love discovering a new-to-me author, especially if their back lists match their current efforts.

  46. SarahT says:

    I’m a serial glommer. My first ever glom was Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series. Sam and Alyssa’s book had just come out, so there were several titles to catch up on. Recent gloms have included Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Russ and Clare series, and Mary Stewart’s Gothic romances.

    I love discovering a great new-to-me author with an impressive back list.

  47. mdegraffen says:

    Yes, my name is Marinell and I am a serial glommer. Liz Carlyle, Loretta Chase, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, Mary Jo Putney, Jane Feather (now there’s a backlist for you!), Elizabeth Hoyt, Stephanie Laurens, Laura Kinsale, Lisa Kleypas, Sherry Thomas, Jenny Crusie, Meredith Duran, Joanna Bourne, Jo Goodman. Also the aforementioned Beverley. I never realized it, but it is the way I read everything for pleasure.

  48. Vanessa says:

    My first glom started when I was about 8 and I drove my parents crazy trying to get my hands on Nancy Drew books… and as a teenager I haunted the libraries trying to get my hands on everything from Sue Grafton & Dick Francis.

    Recently I have glommed JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Marjorie Liu and loved them!

  49. Heather AAR says:

    @RobinB – Lol!

    @Pam U – agree completely.

    I guess my habits are rubbing off on my son too. First it was Captain Underpants and now it the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    And, I’m reminded of so many writers I have yet to try. Thank goodness it’s summer and I actually have time to read and glom.

  50. avrey says:

    O.K., totally going to date myself here. When I was in Junior High, (1975) I found
    some Anne Emery books, the first was Dinny Gordon: Freshman. It was written in 1950, maybe 1949 but then I proceeded to go on a hard target search for the remaining books in the series. They were from a different time, amazingly innocent…I had already been reading seriously for a few years but this was my first glom.

    It’s a lot easier to glom now, with the internet. You can track down almost anything.
    I recently did a Lynn Viehl glom with the Darkyn series. Loved it. Now I’m reading her other series beginning with Stardoc, written as S L Viehl.

    One glom that didn’t work out all the way was the Diana Gabaldon series. I read the first three books and just could not go any further. I would love to pick up Drums Of Autumn one day, but it has been a long time since I finished Voyager and I’m afraid I would have to do a reread to refresh my brain.

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