At some point in your life you’ve come upon a book that just doesn’t sit well with you. Matter fact, you might find an author whom you’ve tried a few times and something STILL doesn’t click with you. Perhaps you’ve even tossed a few at the wall because of your frustrations with the author’s voice. You might have even wrote an heated review about how the book was the worst the author has ever written and swear off to ever buying them again.
Any of this ringing true?
I have an author whose books I’ve tried to like. Wanted to like. I just… couldn’t. As a very forgiving person, if I find I don’t like a book this doesn’t mean I give up on that author. Nope! I try one or two more before totally writing the author off. After eight, yes EIGHT, books by this one author, I finally wrote her off. I swore to myself that I would never buy a book with her again.
Never always comes too soon.
I recently found out that the author, who I have the utmost respect for but total distaste for reading, will be in a novella with several of my other favorite authors. Thus means, I will be buying this book. Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against this author. Matter fact, my opinion of her is really high. But she is just not someone I can read and enjoy.
However, I’ve decided to give author Ms. X (obviously not her real name) another chance. I know, very forgiving of me. But I truly believe that authors can have “off” books.
So today my questions to you are: What do you do if you don’t mesh well with a book and/or author? Do you give them more chances or blacklist them for life?
I do ask you to please keep your comments civil and not list the books and authors.