No, I don't get obsessed by the book I read nor the authors but I give them special portion in my heart to always check out their works. And my reason is , if I get obsessed with just few authors and I read their books daily,then I wouldn't be thrilled to try reading from other beautiful authors in the globe . Obsession can be a limitation to ones knowledge , that's because most times specific authors are targeted to a particular field of study and interest and if I do have to focus strictly on that, then my knowledge will be limited to just that field as well, instead of exploring wide to learn more about the interest of other authors.
Though I love certain authors passionately but I don't get too addicted to them so that I could explore largely on other field and probably may come across other authors I may come to admire.
Imagine I was obsessed with Facebook, it do be hard for me to meet other special social network e.g steemit or musing because my obsession has limited me to just Facebook and hindered my ability to strive for better and more awesome social media too.
Obsession may not be the actual word, but I find myself longing to read books from a particular author, probably the style of his writing interest me. But the problem with that is that, if the author is specialised on a particular genre, you are restricted to that genre also.
Being obsess with a particular author's books helps you develop your writing in the same style like he's . it also has its disadvantage has its limit you from exploring varieties of thought pattern from other authors.
Yes, I am. My favorite book authors are Jess E. Owen (American English), Szakács Eszter (Hungarian), and Michael Peinkofer (German).
All of these writers are mainly fantasy writers. I am regularly check the Facebook page of Jess E. Owen and the website of Szakács Eszter. I have book series from all of these authors, and I am looking forward to read more books and stories from these authors.
I am reading the books of Jess E. Owen in English, the books of Szakács Eszter in Hungarian, and the books of Michael Peinkofer also in Hungarian (translated from German), because I don't understand German.
There are many books and authors that I follow. I prefer true stories and enjoy reading historic books describing certain accounts of the Second World War.
My favorite fictional author is Nelson De Mille and have read each one. He normally brings out a new book every second year or so. I enjoy his humor and writing style. most books normally need to capture my attention in the first half hour of reading and he does each time.
Maybe not obsessive but I like to check out an author that I like. This happens especially whit those who are writing about true stories. The last one was Peter Hessler, the American journalist, who's been sent to China and wrote several books about life in China.
I got the first two books in Hungarian from the publisher and got the task to write a review. It was a real pleasure to read those books. Thanks to the author, I now have a better picture of China, not the commercial one promoted by travel agencies.
After reading the first two books (River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory) I have managed to get a copy of his other book, Oracle Bones. I like his writings because there are true stories, not fiction.
Although I have read hundreds of books and have discovered several adorable authors, I can tell you that I am obsessed with a single book called The Pilgrimage for its great author Paulo Coelho.
Because this book made me discover a dimension of me that I always sought. I found answers to questions that I dragged all my life without knowing that a book could answer.
Difficulties that we meet on the way, to the secrets of the transformation that takes place in us along the way, there is everything! I recommend it even for the youngest, it changed my life.
This book addresses the fear, the love, the "good fights", ... it is extraordinary.
Quote from the book:
"The extraordinary is on the way of ordinary people"
This may be funny. I have only read 10 book till now that i can remember of. And no I have never been obsessed about those books and the authors to have ended up doing the things you asked.
I would feel weird if i did such things but i can totally understand those people who really love reading.