Hello dearies. Today I'm here with my second discussion post. I picked this topic because in the end of 2014 I read a tweet by an author that changed my opinion of her completely. Since then I can't stop wondering if I should continue with a series by her or stop reading her books altogether. I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts upon this topic, I asked some questions to help but honestly just say whatever you want. Who knows? Maybe you'll be able to help me decide what to do. :)
I'm pretty sure by now all of you have heard about Kathleen Hale's lovely essay in The Guardian, I even mentioned it in my discussion about writing negative reviews. It's no news either that many people spoke up and told their opinion on Hale's article, what I didn't know was that Danielle Paige, author of Dorothy Must Die tweeted about it too. So a few days ago when I saw her tweet it caught me by total surprise.
Did you read Dorothy Must Die? Will you be reading The Wicked Will Rise after this?
Let me tell you that besides Kathleen Hale I never ever judged intentionally a book based on my opinion of the author. It seems awful not to give a chance to something that I'm interested in based on my opinion of a person who I don't even know in personally. I like to view authors as I view people in my everyday life: the thing that I dislike someone doesn't mean that she can't be talented. That said, after thinking a bit about other authors who I dislike I realised that I might not be as good at separating books from their authors as I'd thought.
Do you judge books by their authors? Do you feel guilty about it?
Have you ever gave up on a series because your opinion of the authors changed for the worse?
Here comes the hard thing. I can see that there's a huge chance I won't enjoy The Wicked Will Rise, maybe only if it will be completely perfect. So why should I torture myself? I already said that I do not want to pay for this book, and in Hungary there are nearly no English books in the library so borrowing from there is not a solution.
At the same time I really liked, if not loved, the characters of Dorothy Must Die and I'm dying to know what will happen to them. The thing that makes me the most hesitant is that continuing the series maybe just ruin my memories of the first book too, like it happened with TMI.
What do you think I should do? I could use some help because I honestly have no freaking idea what to do! Have you ever been in the same situation?
Thanks for stopping by! :)