Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer
This week’s question is:
If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?
Short answer is yes to the former.
As much as I like to believe that future books can be improved upon, reading a book by an author (especially if it is the first that I have read by them) and hating it leaves sort of a bitter taste in my mouth. Future books are always tainted by that experience.
For example, I got bored of Alyson Noel’s The Immortals series (even though I completed it) and though I was one book away from finishing her Soul Seeker series (that I was reading around the same time) I never got around to finishing that series of hers.
Another author I did not like very much was Michelle Madow. I felt her Transcend Time series was kind of meh, but thought I will give her another chance in the Elementals series. Sadly, the first of that series was a mountain of cliches, and I am probably not continuing that one.
Then comes the House of Night series by P C and Kristin Cast – it stretched on too long and now I have no interest in finishing that series or reading any future books from either of them, which is a shame because I had actually like P C Cast’s Parthenon series.
Basically what I am trying to say is, I try not to let bias come in the way of choosing new books but hey, reading is personal and if I don’t like an author, I don’t need to continue.