Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back?
Coming to a new (to me) author I have found that I the first book may appeal to me, but the next won't and then I may not pick up a third. I'm thinking here of Maeve Binchy. I've only read one - Nights of Rain and Stars. I enjoyed it, easy to read (I was in the mood for a fast read), interesting story, believable characters, etc etc. This is not a well-thought out review of this book just memories of a book I read at the beginning of 2007. It was good enough for me to want to read more of her books, so I bought Whitethorn Woods. I started it - put it down - started it again - put it down and haven't picked it up again. The reason being that it seems disjointed, trite and well - boring. Maybe I'll read it sometime but life is just too short to carry on reading a book that I'm not enjoying.