This week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?
My initial reaction to this was to say stay away but then I took a second to think about how many books I would classify under hated and I’m not sure there are any. Maybe this is because if I really, Really, REALLY, don’t like a book then I stop reading it and then don’t give it much thought.
If I think about the way I review books though, saying how I feel versus a star rating, I do have be books that I say are not for me. For others these would be one star reviews or maybe the books they don’t finish. It’s probably the nearest I could get to hating a book.
Writing this post, I took a look back at those with the not for me rating and wondered, would I pick up this aft or that author again? And the answer was no, I wouldn’t. There wasn’t one instance where I thought, I could give the author another go. So, whilst I never say never and a brilliant review or recommendation might change my mind, for now my answer is I would stay away.
What about you? Do you believe in second chances?