1. How did you come across your favorite author(s)? Recommended by a friend? Stumbled across at a bookstore? A book given to you as a gift?
2.
Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquainta

Well, the problem is that I have a lot of favorite authors;o)
* First, I discovered Salinger through a french rock band, maybe you know them, Indochine. I've been a great fan since my teenage. And they have a song called Des Fleurs pour Salinger (Flowers for Salinger), about a man who lives in a monastery. In fact, the singer, who also writes the songs is a literary man, and their songs contain a lot of literary references. In this song, he quotes a passage from The Catcher in the Rye. And as I like reading, it made me curious about the all thing. And that's how I discovered Salinger.
* Then, there is Armistead Maupin. With him it was a coincidence. I happened to be in a bookshop, and there were his Tales of the city on a table. It was the first pocket edition in France. So I bought the first volume, ad then it became a great love story. But with Maupin, I only love the Tales of the City. I couldn't manage to read his other books, and I don't know why.
* Diana Wynne Jones was introduced to me by Hayao Miyazaki, with his film Howl's Moving Castle. So I read the book and loved it, and then a friend offered me Charmed life, the first volume of The Worlds of Chrestomanci. Unfortunately, I haven't read anything else from DWJ, but I'm going to, really.
* I first met Stephenie Meyer on the french blogosphere, and first, I thought 'hmm sounds good, maybe some day'. And then I read the Twilight series, and regretted instantly to have waited this long;o)

I'll only take these four, but I could find a lot of others;o) Well, to answer the second question, I'd say that with me it's always love at first sight. Indeed, if I don't like a first book of an author, most of the time I won't go towards another book of this author, so...

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