Does it Effect Your Reading?

Hello friends! Okay, so here is the problem with life right now, TV sucks! I could say a lot about The Walking Dead…but let’s not touch that sore spot right now.

Since I have not been too happy with my shows this week…or last week, I thought I would discuss this thing that has been on my mind.

Will you read a book by an author you don’t like? I’m not talking about you don’t like the writing, but the author as a person.

I just recently fell in love with a series and I did what I always do, I followed the author on Twitter. I’m not going to out the author or the series, but I will say it is a recent favorite among a lot of people at the moment.

I still love the series and I will continue on with the series, but I have unfollowed the author because I just didn’t like her anymore. There was a lot of talk about politics and honestly, not something I care to hear. Then one day she had said something that just enraged me and…yeah, that was the day I stopped following her.

After that I also heard a story about how she became an author and it made me like her even less. I almost don’t want to even buy her next book, but I am already invested in the story and will more than likely continue buying her books until this series is over. Once the series is over I will refuse to buy anything else by her.

So, do you continue to read books by authors you don’t like on a personal level?  Not because their writing sucks or their stories are lacking, but simply because as a person they suck?


9 thoughts on “Does it Effect Your Reading?

  1. tj6james6 says:

    I don’t follow many authors, frankly, but I do know what you mean.
    There is one author I’m up in arms over due to the stories I’ve heard and her unscrupulously plagiarizing other authors..
    I haven’t read the series and I’m trying my damnedest to not watch the show but it’s FUN trying to figure out which character is the stupidest and just how many plot points and how much is actually taken from other shows and books. *sigh*
    Plagiarism is one of my soapbox topics which I try to avoid at all costs, unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to avoid this one for much longer.

  2. tj6james6 says:

    Ohhhhh, I REALLY need to stop reading YA books! It feels like they’re making me stupider and the stupidity and naivete of the characters (especially the female leads) is driving me up a wall!

  3. Juni Desireé says:

    I think my gut says I would because I guess even if I personally don’t like them or agree with them, I can know they can still offer something good, creative, beautiful, insightful, etc.

    • Heather M. says:

      YES! I love the way you think. I have been a little torn lately about my choice to continue reading the author I am referring to. lol Though, if I really think about it, before social media became such a huge thing I never would have known much about what the author thought on a day to day basis, so I would continue to read her books without even knowing that on a personal level I didn’t care for her.

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