Worse? – Booking Through Thursday

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Which is worse?

Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or

Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

Today Deb’s Booking Through Thursday question is a hard one. I had to think for a while before coming up with this not too inspired answer!

  • Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author:

I don’t think I’ve had this experience – certainly not hating subsequent books. I may have thought other books were not so good and then not bothered reading any more by that author.

  • Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

Again I’ve not read one that was completely disappointing, maybe some books weren’t quite as good as others I’d read by a particular author, which is disappointing. But then there is always the hope that the next one would be better. Oh, dear, I suppose I could say the same about the first question.

I just don’t know the answer – both are disappointing.

What is most disappointing is finding that you’ve come to the end of a loved author’s books and there are no more to read. But I can always re-read them – eg Jane Austen’s books – I still have one more of hers to read The Watsons – I do hope I won’t be disappointed!

14 thoughts on “Worse? – Booking Through Thursday

  1. I don’t think I can choose either. It doesn’t happen very often. I’d not thought about how you feel when there are definitely no more to read though. Thats when I start spreading them out so they lasta bit longer!

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  2. I thought it was a hard question too, but I ended up choosing finding a book I love and then hating everything else by that author. Mainly because after reading one that I love, I go out and get the author’s entire backlist so that can be costly only to discover that the author was a one time thing for me. Yes, the obvious answer is to just try another one by the author before getting an entire backlist, but I’m obsessive and I have to have them all. LOL

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  3. I agree both situations are bad. And you’re also right about coming to the end of a beloved author’s works. I keep hoping for an undiscovered Barbara Pym!

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  4. Coming to the end of a series is awful! One of my favorite authors has decided to end my favorite series this fall and I am crushed. Secretly, I am hoping she changes her mind!

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  5. Those are tough questions and I think I’d come out on them pretty much the same as you did. I agree with you about what the most disappointing thing is–no more new books by a beloved author.

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  6. It’s been awhile since I read The Watsons, but I remember enjoying it and wishing that Austen had finished it for us. Little did she know that others would!

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  7. I agree 100%! I thought about answering this BTT, but felt the same way–that both were disappointing in concept, but couldn’t really remember either happening to me. However, like you, I have come to the end of a beloved author’s work, and that is a big let-down! By the way, I re-read Jane Austen fairly often 🙂

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  8. A similar thing for me is when someone recs an author and tells you to read ‘such and such’ books. So you do and they’re excellent. So then you read more books by this author and find they’re not as good and that you have actually read the author’s best books first and that the others are all likely to be slightly disappointing. Deflating.

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