Thursday, April 30, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Which is worse?

This week's question...

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?

My Answer...

This took alot of thought because I couldn't decide which one, but I finally came up with an answer. For me, finding a book I love and then hating everything else I've tried by the author. Why? Because when I absolutely love a book, I have to immediately collect that author's backlist. I can't just seem to get one book to try out, I have to get them all. Then when I finally get around to reading them and find I don't like them as much as the first book I read, then I feel like I wasted my money (which I have). Yes, I know, I can just get one book but I'm an obsessive book buyer and have to get them all. LOL

If I read a bad one from an author I love, I'm disappointed, but I realize every author has a bad one now and then.

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  1. I had to think hard about this one too. If I like one book by an author I try to borrow more from the library before buying any - but I agree about the waste of my time and effort.

    I love the photo!

    (the word verification for this comment is "catin"! how appropriate)

  2. Awwwwww!!! Love the kittens :D

    Abd your answer is so good, I didn't think about that, maybe cos I seldom buy books I havent' read.

  3. Thats such a cute pic.

    My opinion is same as yours. I am a compulsive buyer too. But I buy only after reading at least a couple of books by the same author. That does save me a lot of money :)

  4. This is why I won't buy The Host - in case I absolutely hate it, when I loved the Twilight books. I just love the puddy cats pic!

  5. I also hate when an author's back library is too similiar, if there are similiar plots and similiar characters then I lose interest.

  6. I also immediately collect the back list when I find a new author I like. I guess you could say we have faith! :--)

  7. Hi Yvonne, thanks for visiting my blog! It is very annoying when you read one book and love it, buy more by the same author and are disappointed. I think we've all done that though, keeps our book shelves nice and full!

  8. I agree with you...I do the exact same thing. When I read a book that I fall in love with, I search for all of the book(s) that the author has written. Sometimes, it has proven to be fruitful!

    Love the sink kitties!

  9. awwww...cute picture.
    thats a great questions, I think i'd rather read a bad book by a fav author also. I think they are allowed a bad book or two.

  10. Gah! I just wanted to say that is one of the cutest cat pictures I have ever seen! :D

  11. This was a hard question for me too!

    Love the kitties.

  12. What matters to me is whether I'll venture into another book of a new author. It's about building the credit. I do believe in second chances. :)

    I'm extra cautious about reading another if the author is not good in my book. At least I wouldn't buy it but borrow it.

  13. I'm like you, I can't just get one book from the backlist, I have to get them all!

    Love the picture.

  14. Glad you all liked the picture. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.

    It seems like we all pretty much feel the same way about books. Either choice is a bad situation.

  15. Aw, how adorable! Made my day.

    I do the same thing. Find a new author and end up buying more of their books, thinking the rest will be great. Eek! I've stopped doing that. Thanks for visiting.

  16. I know what you mean. When I read a new author and I really enjoy the book, I get so excited! I also want to rush out and acquire the rest of their books so that I can enjoy them, too. And if they're bad . . .


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