Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today is a choose your own adventure day, so the topic I’ve picked from previous prompts is: Does your love for an author make you biased towards their book and vice versa?
Do you think your feelings towards an author affect your reactions towards their books? If you dislike an author, would you be more picky and looking for faults with their book? If you like an author, would you be more lenient and willing to overlook some faults in their book?
I most definitely have author bias, though it’s almost always on the positive side. I’m inclined to go easier on books by authors I love and tend to start reading them with an instinctively favourable view rather than a neutral one. They are my favorites for a reason after all and these are typically books I own and reread all the time. For new books within established series that I really enjoy, it would take something very major for me to even start criticizing the book like Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters novels.
If I dislike an author’s writing, it’s pretty rare that I would pick up a second book by them unless the first happened to end on a cliffhanger. Case in point, I’m currently struggling to decide whether I should pick up the sequel to Argo, which I read last year. I liked the premise but reading the book itself was a chore and a half – but the story isn’t done yet and I’d really like to know how this retelling pans out, but I’m not ready to commit to a book that is undoubtedly going to send me into a reading slump and not the kind you get from a good read.
Does your love for an author make you biased towards their book and vice versa? Share your thoughts in the comments below!