Glomming Like Lemmings

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.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Jul 16, 2007 @ 00:17:13

    Glommed 3, 6, 7 and 8 too. And 4 casually.
    Major-glommed Jeffrey Archer too. Finished all his books except the newest one. (Cat O’ Nine Tales)

    nylusmilk: i didn’t realise you like roald dahl! i’ve meant to try jeffrey archer, particularly the cain and abel book.


  2. Lissa
    Jul 16, 2007 @ 07:35:57

    Oh thank goodness! My DH and I have been habitual ‘glommers’ since forever. It’s nice to know that it affects others out there, and we aren’t the only odd ducks… 😀

    nylusmilk: dh? 😉 i’m sure any true-blue fan of an author will be glomming their books.


  3. lovelyloey
    Jul 16, 2007 @ 07:58:31

    But I haven’t finished all the books by Roald Dahl. Only read the classic ones like The BFG, The Witches, James, Charlie… I liked the Great Grammatizator (or something along that line)!

    Start Jeffrey Archers with his short stories, then you’ll be so hooked. I always recommend “A Twist in the Tale”.

    nylusmilk: you mean to say you haven’t read dahl’s short stories? go to the library now!!

    also, one of my favourite dahl book is my uncle oswald which is not a children’s book and can be quite sexual, but it’s freaking hilarious!


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