Coming at you today with a shorter discussion post, which I’m calling a quick chat (yeah, you can definitely figure it out from the title of the post, but I felt the need to explain anyway LOL.) I’d like to talk about reading slumps…caused by none other than my favorite author!
So, if you’re new here, I love many authors a whole heckin’ ton, but if pressed to name my one true fave, I’ll say Tanith Lee.
That’s right, friends, Tanith Lee put me in a slump. Woe!
I love, love, LOVE her work and always will. But as I’ve been making an effort to read through my backlog of her books (as opposed to simply furiously hoarding them and re-reading my favorites) I’m finding her earlier works just aren’t doing it for me.
I DNF’d my first Tanith this year and didn’t finish that series –The Wars of Vis – because of it. Thinking back, The Birthgrave Trilogy was ok, but nothing to rave about. Now I’m struggling through The Secret Books of Paradys with mixed results. I want to finish the series because I’m curious, but after reading the first two books, I was feeling slumpy. I’m looking at my list (yes, I have a list for everything) and the Paradys series was written somewhat later, so I can’t even blame it on her early works.
None of this changes my passion for her work in general or the fact that I think she’s totally underrated and deserves more love. But it does just make me want to re-read those of her books I know I love.
Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever read something by your favorite author, or maybe a book (or two) in your favorite series that just didn’t work out for you and sent you into a slump? Tell me I’m not alone!