Tell Me Something Tuesday: Disappointments

Posted February 22, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 12 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Has a book by your favorite author ever disappointed you badly?

Definitely. I’m having a hard time thinking of an example right now… so I guess not that badly, but it’s happened. I should mention, I do not have one favorite author. That’s like naming a favorite kid. I can’t do it. Anyway… I finally thought of one.

Marie Hall – who now writes under the names RS Black and Jovee Winters instead – was one of my favorite authors when I first started blogging. And she remains the author of some of my absolute favorite books. Her Night Series is FANTASTIC (Urban Fantasy) and The Wright Brother was one of the best Contemporary Romances I’ve read; I’m also a huge fan of her Moments series. I beta read for her quite a bit with the Night series and she’s a wonderful person. But I haven’t read many of her more recent books… I started reading her backlist which are mainly fairy tale retellings, and I was underwhelmed. And most of her new books are in that same vein. I realize that authors grow so much, and it seems likely that I would enjoy this a lot more than the early books. But I’ve been hesitant. Maybe someday I’ll try them!

What about you?

Next week’s topic: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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12 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Disappointments

  1. It’s sad that you fell out of love with an author you beta-read for! Though if an author writes in a number of different genres, it makes sense that you can’t love all of them. Like, if one of “my” authors decides to write romance/high fantasy, I will sit that one out LOL. But when the genre doesn’t change and yet the book doesn’t work for you for some reason, it feels like someone pulled the rug from under your feet.

  2. Jen

    I definitely have had situations like you described – love some of the authors work, but then it seems to change. I can think of Christina Lauren for example. I loved their stuff, but then I was “meh” about a couple of titles, even DNFing a couple, and then I was done. It wasn’t that one specific book did me in, but changes over time.