Thought it was about time I participated in this again, it's a lot of fun!
Crazy-for-Books.com (linked above) sponsors this and there is a weekly question. This week's question is:
"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"
My answer: totally! The first thing I do when I love a book is see what else the author has written. This year alone I have been reading more Kazuo Ishiguro books, because I had read and fallen in love with The Remains of the Day a couple years ago and had been meaning to do just that. I also read my first Graham Greene book this year and adored it, so I am also reading more books by him. Of course, if there is a series and the first book is great, it stands to reason that I'll read the rest of the series.
On the other hand, sometimes an author has one amazing book and the rest just aren't quite as transcendent. This happened to me with Tracy Chevalier - Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of my favorite books, so I've read all her others, and while I've liked them all, none has been as satisfying as GWAPE. Another example is Anne Rice - once Interview with a Vampire takes off, it's good, and The Vampire Lestat is amazing, but the rest of the vampire chronicles are just OK to me. And I tried to read her other series and just couldn't get into them. I'll still try though, it works out well more often than not!