Booking Through Thursday: After the Honeymoon


Whoa. I don’t like saying not nice things about books or authors here. I want you all to think I’m not this perpetually grumpy woman, you know. (I really am. Ask my kids!)

Here’s the BTT question:

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?

Yes, of course. And there are some authors who have multiple series, but I’ll only read one of them. Janet Evanovich. Sharyn McCrumb. Anne McCaffrey (and now Todd, too.)

But on a happier note, I think that falling out of love with an author is a good thing. It means that there’s now room on your TBR for new authors and new discoveries.

Yes, that gives you a bit of a fickle air, but given the sheer number of books published these days, I prefer to think of it as an opportunity gained.

Come back over the weekend, so I can rave about one of those opportunities that have been gained. Boy, did I finish a doozy of a read! A real shayna maidel, to borrow the Yiddish phrase.



  1. Thomma Lyn

    February 14, 2008 7:22 pm

    Great post, Susan — one of the best things about reading is discovering a brand new author whose work you Ilove/I! And I love your attitude about opportunity gained, instead of something lost.BR/BR/Happy BTT, my friend!

  2. bunnygirl

    February 14, 2008 8:42 pm

    There’s more than one way to look at “falling out of love” with an author. Maybe they’ve written so much that their ideas have grown stale. But on the other hand, what appeals to us changes over time, so it may not have anything to do with the author but with where we are in our lives.

  3. John Mutford

    February 14, 2008 9:44 pm

    I agree it’s not a bad thing. For one it shows we’re not stagnant and that we’re possibly maturing. I’m not sure why we’re supposed to love these authors unconditionally. When that happens, publishers and editors lighten up too much and I think the authors try less.

  4. Bob-kat

    February 15, 2008 9:15 am

    I think there is more than one aspect to ‘falling in or out of love with the author. For me it’s not just the author’s style but alos the subject matter. Some things I like more than others. BR/BR/Anne McCaffrey is an uthor I stopped reading once she started all those collaborative projects. She seemed to lose something in these books rather than gain I am sad to say.

  5. Breeni Books

    February 15, 2008 10:59 am

    Can’t wait to find out what it is!BR/BR/Happy BTT!

  6. infinitygoods

    February 15, 2008 2:29 pm

    Oh, yes, I’ve been disappointed by favorite authors more than once, but I don’t write them off completely unless they disappoint a second time in a row.

  7. Julia

    February 16, 2008 3:13 am

    Susan, you right. Fallen out of love is good thing when one have room to discover more “new to me authors”. I like the way you think :)BR/BR/Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good weekend!

  8. Literary Feline

    February 16, 2008 4:11 am

    Now there’s a definite positive twist to falling out of love–it opens the field for more options! 🙂 Great answer.

  9. gautami tripathy

    February 16, 2008 1:27 pm

    I explore new authors all the time. I seldom read any series.

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