Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Linkups: Because You're Mine

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?

My Answer:
It depends on the reason I hated the book.  If it was a character or one plot aspect that really got under my skin but I thought the writing was good and compelling than I'd probably give the author another chance.  However, if I disliked the writing style or found the book boring or confusing, I probably wouldn't be reading anything by that author again.

This week's book jumped into my library bag all on it's own.  I've heard of Colleen Coble and have one or two of her books in my review pile but have never actually read any of them.  When I saw the cover of Because You're Mine I couldn't resist reading the blurb and once I read the blurb I knew I had to give it a try.  There's an Irish band in Charleston, SC, a threatening paternal figure and a crumbling mansion.  I couldn't resist!  I've just barely started so I don't really have an idea what I think of it yet but I have high hopes!

The Beginning:  
She'd never get through this final set.
Flinging her dark red hair away from her fiddle, Alanna Connolly swallowed down the soreness in her throat and danced across the polished wooden floor of the stage.

My Thoughts:
Performing while not feeling well sounds beyond miserable but I suppose if you're a professional musician you don't have much choice.

The 56: 
"I had the flowers and the shamrocks flown in from Ireland so you'd feel at home.  I'm glad you like them." He sounded almost shy.

My Thoughts:
I'm not to this part yet so I'm not sure what to make of this.  He could be really sweet or it could be really ominous!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. Well it has that old house feature you like do, keep going for now!
    By the way, I was just looking at the deal of the day on Amazon Kindle store and it's all about you. Go check out the Agatha Christie books:

  2. You're so much nicer than me. lol If it's a new to me author I'll likely not read them again if they get under a 3 no matter what the reason. If it's an author I love they usually get another chance but a reluctant one.

  3. Jumped into your library bag...good one.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. Sounds good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. The author is new to me. This week I am reading Edited Out by E. J. Copperman. Happy reading!

  5. I've read 2 of Colleen Coble's books in the Sunset Cove series and really enjoyed them; I need to read the 3rd book in the series soon. Here's my post:

    1. Not sure why my link is not working. Let's try this again:

  6. I love the sound of this one...and that gorgeous cover drew me in. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “INTO THE WATER”

    I like how the book jumped into your bag...that happens to me, too. LOL.

  7. Oh I just love books that just jump in your library bag. They normally turn out to be the best! They pick YOU.....! Hope you enjoy this one and your weekend.

    Good answer to to blog hopper - I just gave a verdict, that's all. But then again - it does appear as if I'm a bit judgmental this week!

  8. So many books, so little time. That's why I don't tend to give authors a second chance.

  9. I'd like to know more about this fiddle player. Sounds like she's a serious professional performer if she's willing to work through her illness. I'd keep reading.
    Books seem to jump onto my Kindle, so I can relate to one jumping into your library bag!
    My Friday post features The Secret Wife.

  10. I'd read a bit more and then decide if I wanted to continue. Books are always jumping into my bags too.

  11. Sounds like a good book. I might give an author a second chance, but I wouldn't rush to read another one.

  12. I will usually give the author one more chance, especially if the next book sounds interesting. Love the cover of that one. Happy reading!!

  13. This one seems interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

  14. Hope you're enjoying your read. Happy Hopping!

  15. I'm kinda the same way, it depends on the reason why I didn't like the book. I have given authors second chances and sometimes it works. And sometimes I love the first thing I read by an author and then the second book disappoints. that's always a bummer. :)

  16. Yep, I've had that happen too. Get up to the counter and there's books I know I didn't pick up myself. LOL This sounds intriguing and a new author for me too.

    My Friday 56 from Silver Threads

  17. I've never hated a book. If I kept reading so-so books by a particular author, I would stop reading her.

  18. If I didn't like an authors first book, then I'd be hard pressed to read them again. I have far too many books on my book queue for that!

    Your book sounds interesting, so I'm looking forward to your final verdict.

  19. Finally getting around to visiting blogs.

    Good reasons for not trying another book by the author. Thanks for sharing.

    I may give the author another try unless the book was totally out of a genre I read or offensive.

    Have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  20. If I like the writing but the character or aspects of the plot niggled me, then I'd probably give the author another go at some stage - particularly if someone I respect recommended a specific book. But if I find the writing style annoying or poor then, nope - I have far too many books stacked up on my TBR pile by marvellous writers I love reading to bother with someone whose writing style I dislike. A great question, by the way and I hope you're having a great week-end.

  21. Love the cover and the sound of this book! Its sounding very interesting.
    Thanks for stopping by my Friday Reads

  22. Sounds as lovely as the cover! Happy weekend!

  23. I love the cover, too. It wouldn't normally be my kind of book, but the Celtic music aspect is grabbing me, and of course the crumbling mansion. :)

  24. Because You're Mine sounds like it could be good. I hope you enjoy it!

    I'm like you in that I would be willing to give an author a second chance if it's just a matter of me not liking something to do with the plot or a particular character. It's really the writing that would turn me off making a second attempt, I think.

    I hope you have a great week, Katherine!

  25. Hi Katerine!

    Intriguing. Both the cover and your snippets. Thank you for sharing. :)

    Here's mine:

    Sorry I'm late in commenting - Internet is very sketchy, and I could drop out at any moment, so typing fast lol

  26. Coble is really popular at my library, but I've never read her yet. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me