to not read a book because of who wrote it? I am a member of some groups in Shelfari, one encourages it members to try new authors and has three suggested authors each month. The primary author this month is one that I have read one of her books and hated it. So much so that I do not want to read any more by her. Is this wrong? Personally I don’t think so, a wise man once said, “To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh.”

So there you have it. I don’t want to wear out my flesh. I will take a pass on this month’s selection of authors. Besides there are plenty of books out there and under my bed I should be reading.
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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

4 responses

  1. Serena says:

    I usually give an author two chances, but after that its goodbye!

  2. Anna says:

    I’m hesitant to read another book by an author if I didn’t like a previous book, but I’m willing to give it ago. However, there’s nothing wrong with your decision to pass on reading a book by this author. We’re entitled to read what we want.–Anna< HREF="http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Diary of an Eccentric<>

  3. susan says:

    I hear you and I think sometimes an author deserves a second look not for her sake but ours. Still, there are so many books. I, too, skipped the author for the month because there are works I want to share with my girls so I’m reading other works at the moment.Life is too short to feel guilty or obligated about a choice that is suppose to be just that- a choice.

  4. karen says:

    hi Bella, I feel the same about some authors too, and as you say – there are so many books, so little time – why waste precious time on what you don’t enjoy!