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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?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


88 responses

  1. Love the question. My response is here

  2. Cool question 🙂

    My response is Here

  3. wow – early this time!

    Great question and my answer is up here

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  5. Great question! Looking forward to reading everyone’s answers!

    Here is mine for the week!

    Happy Thursday everyone!

  6. Here is my answer Happy BTT all… hope this Thursday finds you all well?


  7. good question…and finally here’s my answer (I’ve been having some problem with my server)


  8. I really got into this one 🙂 I definitely have a strong opinion on bad book versus bad author.

    mine is here: Pop! Goes Dean Koontz

  9. Great question. Here’s my answer.

  10. Great question!! My answer’s <a href=”http://mosmind.blogspot.com/2009/04/reading-expectations.html”.here, and now I’m off to read *yours*!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  11. (oops! I always forget *how* to post my answers in the different memes on the different sites!)


  12. The Other Boleyn Girl was amazing….unlike the rest!

    Saving Fish from Drowning was a disapointment….read more here:


  13. thebluestockingguide

    Here is Mine

  14. Short answer this week. Happy BTT everyone. 🙂

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  16. I love these challenging questions! My answer is here.

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  18. Funny, I wrote about something similar to this yesterday! My answer is here.

  19. I don’t think this has actually ever happened to me, so no answer from me this week.

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  22. I changed my mind mid-answer . . . and had to rewrite my whole post, haha!


  23. Short and simple anwer here.

  24. Great question!

    My answer is here!

  25. My post is up. I’m a little late today because I was working on my previous post for ‘Poem In Your Pocket Day’ I hope you will stop by and consider posting a poem on your blog too.

  26. No post on the Athenaeum, but here’s my answer!

    Definitely reading a disappointing book by an author I love. This was the case with China Mieville and the very disappointing Iron Council, when I adored all his other New Crobuzon books and short stories. Nevertheless, I’m going to finish his bibliography because I really, really enjoy his world-building and stories, and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
    I’m rather afraid in some ways, of reading one author’s entire oeuvre, because I’m scared that the author may “lose the magic” and my good run will be broken. Thankfully this hasn’t happened all that often!

    The opposite case — liking one book but not subsequent reads — isn’t such an issue, because I have a “guilty until proven innocent” attitude towards authors. If I don’t like the subsequent books, I’ll drop them. But when an author gives me a good run (at least 2 excellent books) then I start becoming very loyal. I guess this attitude simply makes the scenario above even more fraught.

    Good question this week!

  27. Missed last week but I’m back this week. It’s not a long response to the question but at least I participated! 🙂

  28. A little late to the party. Here’s my post.

  29. Here’s mine! It includes a pic of my signed copy of Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri!

  30. Happy BTT all!

    check out my answer 🙂


  31. uncertainprinciples

    The question’s got me thinking… here’s my initial response, for whatever little it’s worth. I’ll probably add to it…


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