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Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.
I have a couple of characters that I’ve “broken up” with.
* Eve and Roark from JD Robb’s In Death series. I started to read this series so long ago and I used to love it. But then books started to get stale for me and I didn’t feel like Eve and Roark were getting anywhere and a couple years ago I stopped reading completely.
* Gale from Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Game series. I always thought Peeta was a better match for Katniss, but I liked Gale. Until Mockingjay (or maybe it was Catching Fire, I can’t remember) when he totally changed. It was so disappointing to see his character do a 180.
* Sookie Stackhouse from The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. She has begun to annoy me. I don’t read the series because of her anymore I read it because of all the other characters (Eric. Sigh). I’m glad that Harris has said that there will only be 2 more books because I feel like it’s about time to wrap this series up.
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Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you over come those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?
First if a book isn’t grabbing my attention I will put it down. There are so many good books out there I don’t feel like I should force myself to read one I’m not enjoying.
Second I will try reading something completely different. If I’m reading a lot of contemporary I might pick up a paranormal or mystery to shake myself up.
Third I’ll return to a book I know and love. Sometimes all it takes is stepping back into Harry Potter to get me back in the mood to read.
If all else fails, step away from the books! Sometimes nothing will grab your attention, even your favorites. That’s when you need to take a couple days, weeks, months, whatever and enjoy something else.