I actually missed last week's Booking Through Thursday, so I'm going to go ahead and answer last weeks question, as well as this weeks!
Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)I don't think there's ever been an author who has disappointed me completely. There have been a few authors that have come out with books that I found disappointing, but it's generally on a book by book basis, rather than the author themselves.
For example, I love the Twilight books and was completely blown away by The Host. I was disappointed by The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. I felt it was a waste of time, and a marketing ploy since it was released weeks before Eclipse came to theaters.
I'm generally always pleased with James Patterson. His books are quick, to the point, and some of my favorite books are by him. (When the Wind Blows, for example.) However, Swimsuit disappointed me. It was decent, but in the end I felt let down for whatever reason.
Susane Colasanti is a great YA author. I adore her books, but I was not a fan of Something Like Fate. Something about it just didn't work for me.
This week's question:
Do you have friends and family to share books with? Discuss them with? Does it matter to you?
Few. My best friend and I have a similar taste in books, and we generally delve in the same genre. However, more often than not, our opinions about books are completely different. Both of my sisters enjoy reading, but neither of them do it often enough for us to discuss anything.
It does matter to me. I do not like finishing a book, and having no one to discuss it with. Whether it be because they haven't read it, don't care, or just aren't around to talk to. It drives me insane. Which is part of the reason I created this blog!