It’s finally Friday: this weekend’s packed with activities. Tomorrow, my best friend asked me if I’d help him out in maths and so I’m first going to his house, then meeting my mum and aunt in the city and then joining my mum and some close friends for dinner. Sunday: going for a run and then maths marathon because of the big exam on Tuesday. Enough with the personal stuff – it’s Let’s Talk Bookish time, hosted by the awesome Rukky@Eternity Books, and today’s question is whether your love for an author makes you biased towards their book and vice versa?
Does it make me biased: yes
Love for books certainly make me biased towards authors’ other books. It’s just that when I love a certain amount of things about a book, I’m curious to find out whether I’d enjoy the same qualities throughout the other books and then I’m often easier on the judgement. I have some very good examples: Leigh Bardugo after reading Six of Crows and Cassandra Clare after reading Lady Midnight.
Is it positive all the time: definitely not!
I do find a lot of books I love for being biased towards certain authors and then end up loving their books even though my judgement wasn’t totally fair at the start. I often hype the author and then buy and really want to read their new book and then really want to rate it with four or five stars and then realize: it just wasn’t worth the hype and maybe just three stars. The point is, I have made some dumb mistake due to be being biased and that’s not something I’d like to repeat again and therefore, it’s probably not my best quality, but nobody’s perfect!
What we have to remember: every book is individual and an author might not have been as inspired a certain time. Not every author writes awesome books every time they try to come up with something, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
That’s it – I just came back from Tennis practice and am therefore both hungry and tired and will stop here! Tell me, how’s your stand on this? Happy reading!