This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
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?
I don’t know that I’ve ever fallen out of love with a favorite author so much as the initial infatuation passes by. Though I believe I’m in the middle of falling out of love with a favorite author right now.
I’ve blogged about it as recently as a week ago. Laurell K. Hamilton hit a bullseye on my heart when I read Guilty Pleasures. And the series just seemed to be getting better and better!! Until…book six. And I hear it just gets trashier. I’ll stick with it, but I’m definitely not in love, let alone infatuated. I guess I’ll finish the series because “we’ve been together this long”…might as well see where it takes us. Kwim?
And then there’s Maeve Binchy. I’ve read almost all of her books. Let me qualify that by saying I’d read all of her books up until a couple of years ago. So let’s say anything written in the past five years by her, I may or may not have read. I don’t know that I fell out of love; I think I just grew up. My tastes changed, I wanted something meatier when reading. It’s the difference between marrying someone at 19 or 29. The 19-year-old will usually make a far different decision than the 29-year-old. Don’t get me wrong; I just bought one of her newer books…it’s just that, I don’t get the butterflies I used to get when reading her. It’s not bad…it’s just…different.
What about you? (And if you don’t want to reinvent the wheel ’cause you’ve already answered this question on your own blog, feel free to post the link in the comments…I’d love to come read your answer!!)