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Sunday, July 25, 2010

When She Doesn’t Like It

If you are anything like me, you have your favorite authors. You read every book they publish. And when a friend asks me for a new author to try, I first find out what she likes and doesn’t like. Then, of course, I suggest some of my favorite authors based on her tastes. I’ve done this for years and my friends have always liked the authors I’ve suggested.

So imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of my friends wasn’t thrilled by my recent recommendation. She read a couple of the romances and liked them, but the author failed to impress. I was stunned. I’d never had this happen before. I had suggested authors to this friend before and she’d loved them. So what happened? Have I lost my touch, my critical ability, by sense of what she likes?

Have you ever had this happen? What do you think went wrong? I’m still trying to figure it out :-}



  1. That has happen to me before. I am one that usually asks opinions for new romances to read. Most of the time I get great suggestions but occasionally I don't agree with their choice. But I realize that I asked for their opinion and don't hold it against them.
    It could be a timing issue of when you each read the book. Maybe you were in different stages of life when reading the same romance, which would impact your opinions of the same book, even if you both have the same basic tastes in romances.

  2. Good point. I've definitely felt differently about an author's books and always thought that it was the author doing something different, but it very well could be me and my tastes! Thanks, I don't feel so bad now :-)

  3. I agree with Anonymous. There are some days reading another story about beautiful, rich people getting everything they want just makes me want to puke.

  4. I hear you, Linda. Sometimes I just want to read a story about average people who overcome obstacles to achieve their dream of love . Yup, I can relate to that :-)