Please raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimised by your favourite author?
Honestly is there a worse feeling then when you count down the days until your favourite authors new book. On release day (if you haven’t already per ordered) you run down to the book store, purchase your new baby, grab a snack (one of the most important steps) and then settle in for what is going to be the best part of the next 24 hours.
You get half way through and you aren’t sure what is happening, where are the tingles? Why aren’t you swooning? You tell yourself its GOING TO BE OK! You just don’t see it yet, everything will come together and you will be throwing this book at your book bestie and demanding that they read this book now, it will change your life.
You hit the 80% mark and now your reaching peak hysteria THIS BOOK IS AMAZING I KNOW IT IS JUST A LITTLE MORE TO GO AND MY MIND WILL BE BLOWN, I KNOW IT WILL.
95% and the doubt kicks in, how is this possible? Am I sure this is their book? I didn’t grab the wrong one by mistake did I? There is still that tinge of hope but then it ends and you have no idea what just happened.
How am I going to rate this? What does this mean? Am I Just a grown up now (LOL) and I can see the flaws? Does that mean that their are other books were like this? OMG should I reread those books, will they still be my favourites? Can I still class this author as a favourite if I don’t like all their books. How do I review this, I can’t say bad things about this author. What am I going to do!
Yea I don’t know about you but this has been my year. I have rated at least 3 of my all time favourite authors newest books 3 stars or less. I have recommended some of their books to multiple people, I have blogged about them sung their names from the rooftop (I am feeling a bit dramatic today!). I never thought this would be my life so I am wondering what do you do in this situation? Give them another chance? Reread their other books to remind yourself that they totally rock and were prob just having a bit of a slump? or do you move on?
Please tell me I am not the only one!!!??