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Day 7 of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway – Are You A Glommer?
January 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Lucienne, who won yesterday’s drawing! I’ll be emailing Lucienne to arrange delivery of her choice of book.

To glom – 1. To catch or grab; 2. glom onto – to take hold or possession of

Glom is a slang word that readers use when they discover a new author. If they enjoy one of an author’s books, they may well go out and glom (buy) her entire backlist.

My name is Debra Mullins, and I am a glommer.

When I find an author that I love, the very first thing I do is go out and see what other books she has, especially if the book I read was somewhere in the middle of a series. Of course, I want the other books of that series so I can read them one after the other and find out what I’ve missed!

When I enjoy an author, I will often give copies of her books as gifts. I have a niece who loves to read, and she especially likes mysteries and romantic suspense. When I discovered Marie Force, I sent my niece the first four books of the Fatal series for her birthday (there were only four out at the time). One of the great things about ebooks is you can email them far distances in the blink of an eye. And once my niece gets into a series, she buys the rest of the books as fast as she can.

I hooked my sister on Robin D. Owens the same way. That’s right. I’m a book pusher. 🙂

There’s nothing more exciting than discovering a new author, unless it’s learning that said author also has a pile of backlist titles just waiting to be gobbled up by an eager reader such as yourself.

Are you guilty of glomming? What authors/series have you glommed as soon as you discovered them? Those who comment get entered in today’s drawing for a free paperback title from my backlist!


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2 Responses to “Day 7 of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway – Are You A Glommer?”

  1. Michele Rule says:

    I’d never heard the word “glom” used this way before – but it definitely describes me! Right now I am glomming Ken Follett – I know he’s not new but he is new to me 🙂 I started out borrowing a book from the library and then felt the urge to collect! I’ve also glommed Margaret Atwood and often use her books as gifts for friends.
    Thanks!


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