What, may you ask, is “glomming”?
Glomming is that particular affliction that affects romance readers and sends us looking all over the place for an author’s backlist.
I thought that’s a little discriminatory – after all, readers of all kinds of genres do try to read all the books written by an author, romance or otherwise. So, I’ll take it that the meaning of the term is described rather loosely and name the authors I have “glommed” through my years of reading:
1. Enid Blyton (I have yet to read everything, but having read most of her works, I think that counts)
2. Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley series
3. R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street series
4. Agatha Christie
5. S. E. Hinton
6. J. K. Rowling (as every other person in the world)
7. Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series
8. Roald Dahl
9. John Grisham (casually)
Apparently, despite this site linking to various articles dated as far back as 1996 discussing glomming, it is not a very popular term, since it has yet to have its own Wikipedia page.