It’s been fun but I think it’s time to breakup…
I’ve been contemplating breaking up with an author lately. You see I like their work, I’ve read several books of theirs, I even came close to loving one book but overall I realize I’m disappointed more than pleased. I think the author is just not for me. Thankfully I’m not too terribly invested so I think the breakup will be mild and easy.
Yet what about those authors that you want to love everything they write yet you just can’t? There are a few authors that whenever I see their name I want their books. I don’t even need to know what the books are about. I don’t read the blurbs, check out the cover art … I just want whatever they’ve written. Yet sometimes these authors let me down. I know they do. I can tell by the consistent middle of the road ratings I give them. However I just can’t stop wanting their books. It’s a double edged sword. I don’t think the author is for me but I want them to be!
I wonder when do you know to break up with an author or even worse, a series?
I’ve clung to favored series long, long after their expiration point. I finally do give up (LKH, JD Robb, Janet Evanovich, Frank Herbert) when I’m disappointed by numerous books in a row. Though I hated Lover Enshrined so frickin’ much that I’ve not been able to pick up another JR Ward book and I loved that BDB series.
But my point is that giving up on an author or series is painful and a tough decision. You want to love it, you want to continue but the disappointment or ultimately lack of enjoyment makes it impossible.
So my question is when do you give up?
When are the issues too much so you simply have to breakup, no matter how painful?
Also what’s been your worst book/author/series breakup?