Thursday, February 14, 2008

After the Honeymoon

This week's Booking Through Thursday question:

I had a post ready for today, but I liked this suggestion from Chris even better, so … thanks, Chris!

Here’s something for Valentine’s Day.

Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back?

You know...I don't think there is really! The thing with me is that if I enjoyed a few books by an author and then I start not really enjoying them, then I will still keep reading them because there is a chance that the next book will be the just as good as the ones that I did enjoy! I have a similar reason when I keep reading a book even if I am not really enjoying it - it could start to get really good in the next 10-15 pages!

The keep on reading an author regardless is especially true if I am part way through a series. Even if I am hating it, I find it really difficult to not read a series until the very end. The only time I can think of that this wasn't the case is if the series is one that I was borrowing books from the library to read, but then in order to keep reading I would start having to buy the books myself. One of the few things that is worse than giving up a series part way through is only owning bits and pieces of a series!

Loved the question this week!


  1. I find it hard to give up on a series too even if the writing isn't what it used to be.

  2. I am with you. I tend to not want to give up faith. Both Linda Howard books this past year were not very good. Since some of my favorite books were written by her, I will read what ever she continues to publish. I will get them from the library though :)

  3. I do not go for series. So it is not difficult for me to break away from any author.

    My BTT post!

  4. I couldn't think of any cases of this for my post, but I think that's because I'm constantly reading books by new authors. I rarely read enough books by one author to fall out of love in the first place!

  5. Laurell K. Hamilton. I believe it was "Narcissis in Chains" that did me in, and I haven't read one since.

  6. I have one very good friend who will not start reading a series until she knows that she is going to be able to get copies of all the books. This does mean that she has to wait a very long time in some instances, but I really envied her sitting down to read the whole of Harry Potter for the first time last summer.

  7. Giving up on an author is hard to do. And if it's a series, even harder. I finally gave up on Patricia Cornwell. It wasn't until I completely stopped caring about the characters that I was able to let go. There's another series I have been following by another author whose books have gotten worse and worse, but I keep going because I still care about the characters and want to know what is going to happen next. That's when I can't say goodbye.