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It’s guided discussion on anything and everything to do with books and more!
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This week’s topic:
Do you ever read books simply because they’re from an author you love, rather than because of the book itself?
I used to do this a lot when I was a teenager, but that’s only because they were books in the series I was reading – Animorphs, anything David Gemmell wrote, and anything by Anne McCaffery I could get my hands on. Now I’m more picky, but I do have some authors I trust with anything they’ll write because their writing speaks to my soul: Maria V Snyder, Heather Dixon, Lauren DeStefano, and CJ Archer (so long as it’s YA).
I once tried this with Lauren Oliver, who wrote one of my favourite books of all time: Before I Fall. I tried reading her Delirium series and made it through the first two before giving up. They didn’t work for me, and I should have realised beforehand that they wouldn’t work for me, but it was Lauren Freaking Oliver and I didn’t read the blurbs. That was a mistake, but at least they were library books >.<
Actually, I’ve also done the opposite of this. I really disliked the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, but I wanted to know if it was because of the characters or if I just hated her writing. I read The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and really enjoyed it. I know I’m happy to give Lauren Kate another try with Teardrop.