Okay, so the Halloween spirit is definitely starting to get to me, because I just realised something today that terrified me: it’s already the end of October!!!
Wanna know something else that scares me? The way I keep going back to series I already hate. It’s like I’m possessed or something.
Recently I’ve been eyeing Soldier (the third in the Talon series)- feeling like it’s calling out to me saying “buy me, buy me!”– despite the fact that I’ve never liked this series! I have held firm… so far. But there are so many series I have continued even though I despised the direction they took/didn’t like them from the start. I figure there must be some reason why I keep doing this to myself. I’ll have to dig deep and take this on a case by case basis:
Addiction- pure and simple!
Okay, okay, I’ll admit that the Selection series had one good thing going for it- and that was how addictive it was!!
So Snyder is one of those authors I refuse to give up on. I adored Poison Study… but it’s been downhill from there. Even if I’ve never enjoyed another of her books (and I’ve read 7)
The bundle buy
Once I’ve bought a book, I *have to* read it. So when I buybooks in a bundle I feel duty bound to read the whole series- regardless of whether I enjoyed them. Even if they were a stereotypically dumb purchase like the Essence series was the perfect example of a dumb purchase- which I literally bought cos they were pretty and cheap!! So I blame booksellers! Which leads me to…
It’s other people’s fault!
Yup- sometimes it’s just not my fault at all. Like I said before, sometimes the book sellers. And sometimes- dare I say it– it’s the fault of the friend that recommended it. I’m just trying to give said friend the benefit of the doubt by reading all of them… (I still have no idea why Matched was recommended to me though)
And sometimes there are no excuses…
Yeah, there’s no excuse for this one. But I feel like I’ve been punished enough. Nothing could ever erase this writing:
“You smell good, too,” said Patch
“It’s called a shower… Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”
“Naked. I know the drill.”
Yeuch!!! Is this supposed to be sexy?!?
Anyway that casual psychoanalysis didn’t reveal any childhood trauma of not finishing a good series or any other creepy skeletons in the closet- maybe next time!
How about you? Do you have this same scary habit of continuing series you hate? It can’t just be me!! Don’t leave me hanging!