Booking Through Thursday: When all the love is gone

Hey, I had to do this one today, since it comes from Chris over at Book-a-Rama. Go, Chris!

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?

For me, there are two issues. The fall out of love one and the burn out one. If I really love an author, and want to keep that loving feeling, I ration his/her books. I don’t glom. True, if it’s someone trying to establish a career, I’ll go out buy his/her book (release week sales can be crucial), but I might not read it for a while.  

Then there’s the fall out of love issue.

Exhibit A:

The Body Farmby Patricia Cornwell. I put this one down when I was about one third of the way through. Never went back. In fact, I’d say this was the start of not reading mysteries in general for me, and in particular, serial killers. Sorry, I’ve reached my lifetime quota for serial killers.

Exhibit B:

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. About the time Bella decided to jump off that cliff (highlight to see spoiler text), I decided I was done. Now, I’m into teenage and/or teenage vampire angst as much as the next person (or quite possibly more), but there’s angst, and then there’s angst.  Thing is, I really enjoyed the back-story and vampire lore in the series, but I don’t see myself reading the remaining books any time soon.


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7 responses to “Booking Through Thursday: When all the love is gone

  1. Good answer! There are alot of serial killers out there isn’t there!

  2. Hehe! Thanks. You’re the second person who’s mentioned Cornwell. I haven’t read either but I know there are rabid Meyer fans out there.

  3. I had the same reaction to both writers. It’s good to find I’m not alone.

  4. Something similar happened to me with Patricia Cornwell… can’t remember which book, though. I just can’t read her anymore.

  5. Actually… I didn’t do Booking It today, because I couldn’t think of one. And then I came here and found TWO.

    I felt exactly the same way. I LOVED Twilight so much, and then ….pttttttbbbttt…. New Moon, ugh.

    And Patricia Cornwell was an auto-buy/ auto-read and then… ugh… she wasn’t. I haven’t picked up one of her books in a couple of years.

    There’s someone else, another Cornwell-esque author whose name escapes me that I did the same thing with.

    So, thanks for triggering my brain! LOL…

  6. Cornwell was number one on my list. I forgot how much I hated The Body Farm and actually read the latest one. Yuck!

  7. Jasper Fforde…. sigh. Loved the Jane Eyre Affair, liked the second one… the others, not so much.

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