maybe it’s me, but…



Have you ever noticed how things seem to go in cycles in the book blogging community?

For example, one day everyone loves/hates {insert author, book, genre, something here} and the next day they hate/love it?

Swear to God, if I didn’t know any better I’d say everyone was on the rag together.
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30 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Eyre says:

    I have noticed that. Is it because that some authors tend to write the same things over and over again. At first the stories are new and interesting, but after a while they get old? I don't know.

  2. I think I hear Bobby Brown singing “It's my prerogavite”. *grin*

    Just call us fickle!

    I've done this with one author, JR Ward. I adored her first 4 books in the “Blackdagger Brotherhood” series and nearly hated the rest. She lost me because the feel of the books changed. I blame her for that (lol), can't possibly be my fault! *blink, blink*

    :o)

    MsM

  3. Chris says:

    I've noticed that, too. πŸ™‚

  4. Tracy says:

    It's almost like one person reads about something that reminds them of another thing that they were upset about…or loved, etc. Then they're off on whatever their particular thing was and that sets someone else off. IDK I'm with you – on the rag together.

  5. Yup…remember how everyone had to have affiiates? That lasted for what – a month or two?

    It does seem like everyone pulls their soapbox out around the same time too…and then it calms down until the next brouhaha.

    I like your theory.

  6. lisabea says:

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    **hides*

  7. Jenre says:

    I think I'm generally clueless about these things. I mean everybody is supposed to be fed up with vampire books but I still love them – and am a bit sorry that there are so few vamp m/m books out at the moment.

    I do sometimes get a bit fed up with some genres. For example, I've never been a huge fan of shifter books (although I've read some great ones) and it seemed not so long ago that there were tonnes of them being produced. It got to the stage where I was thinking 'what ANOTHER shifter book!', lol!

    The only time I get put off an author whose books I've previously loved is either a) when their writing deteriorates due to endless books in a series (or as Eyre said too many cloned books) or b) when they behave badly online or personally towards me. Other than that, I just follow my own reading.

    I suppose it helps that I'm not a huge blog follower and therefore miss entirely all the new trends I'm supposed to love/hate.

  8. Janna says:

    I'm clueless (as usual). So, can you give me lots of examples please? πŸ˜€

  9. Emilie a.k.a. Neyronrose says:

    *loves Kris* *steals cat picture* I get very jaded with certain themes, when I've seen a lot of that kind of book. It's a really closely-connected online community, so if a person or a few people rant about something, others pick up on it. You've seen a lot of my rants. You picked up on that one where I said barebacking was way too common in m/m romances.

  10. Tam says:

    I suppose it helps that I'm not a huge blog follower and therefore miss entirely all the new trends I'm supposed to love/hate

    What Jen said. I'm usually clueless as to what kind of wank-fests are going on. Now that it's mentioned, there hasn't been very many vamp books but they'll come back again. I just kind of go along in my own little world reading what appeals to me. Being oblivious has it's ups at times. πŸ™‚

    But I think things do go in cycles, everyone hates the color red, then it's everywhere, everyone hates hot dogs, then gourmet hot dogs are all the rage until everyone hates them again. Such is the circle of life. πŸ™‚

  11. I'm confused also.

    But then again some things in bloglandia and the various reactions confuse me.

    *slinks off to write ore ungh-tastic sex*

  12. Kris says:

    Eyre: “Is it because that some authors tend to write the same things over and over again. At first the stories are new and interesting, but after a while they get old?”

    That's quite possibly one of the reasons, but I really wish sometimes that readers would actually say 'this author isn't working for me anymore' and address the whys as opposed to going on a rant about why they suck now.

    MsM: We are definitely fickle. Not quite as bad as some kids when it comes to food, but getting there… Wait! What was that?!

    Ooooo, shiny… *wanders off*

    πŸ˜›

    Chris: We'd be bleeding together if you weren't a lucky beeyotch, Chris. Of that I have no doubt.

  13. Eyre says:

    True, if that is the reason a reader complains, then it would be reasonable to state that. There are a few series that used to be autobuys for me, but I find myself unable to read them or needing more time between installments. I have problems paying for the same story over and over again.

  14. Kris says:

    Tracy: “It's almost like one person reads about something that reminds them of another thing that they were upset about…or loved, etc. Then they're off on whatever their particular thing was and that sets someone else off.”

    Yes! That's exactly it. When I read threads like that I wonder if people lie in wait just for such a moment to have a vent. Then I realise nup, it's the rag. πŸ˜›

    Patti: “It does seem like everyone pulls their soapbox out around the same time too…and then it calms down until the next brouhaha.”

    I've definitely resembled that. That's how I know my theory actually works. LOL.

    LB: Sure, you don't, Ms Innocent.

  15. Kris says:

    Jenre: “I suppose it helps that I'm not a huge blog follower and therefore miss entirely all the new trends I'm supposed to love/hate.”

    That's probably another reason why we all get on so well. Most of us are more than happy to sit back and do our own thing. πŸ™‚

    “The only time I get put off an author whose books I've previously loved is either a) when their writing deteriorates due to endless books in a series (or as Eyre said too many cloned books) or b) when they behave badly online or personally towards me.”

    I think you are one of the few though, Jen, who actually takes the time to explain stuff like that. You give reasons for your opinions or reactions. Not a lot of reviewers always do that, which is why you are so good at what you do. πŸ™‚

    Janna: Examples? It's like what's been happening with YA or steampunk. YA was suddenly huge and everyone loved it and now people are getting tired of it and saying it's all crap. That's it. It's all crap?? Bullshit.

    With steampunk, some readers and reviewers jumped on to the bandwagon without actually knowing what the genre was all about… to discover that it wasn't their cuppa and then suddenly it's the author AND the genre that sucks. How does that work??

    /rant

  16. Kris says:

    Em: “You picked up on that one where I said barebacking was way too common in m/m romances.”

    Yup. I'm definitely someone who does it, hence my rag theory. ;P

    “It's a really closely-connected online community, so if a person or a few people rant about something, others pick up on it.”

    That's very true too. I just wish sometimes that people thought out things more about the rant/topic as opposed to simply reacting. Does that make sense?

    Tam: “But I think things do go in cycles, everyone hates the color red, then it's everywhere, everyone hates hot dogs, then gourmet hot dogs are all the rage until everyone hates them again. Such is the circle of life. :-)”

    Now I have the Lion King in my head. LOL.

  17. Kris says:

    KBC: *points up to comment to Janna*

    “But then again some things in bloglandia and the various reactions confuse me.”

    Me too. πŸ™‚

    Eyre: “True, if that is the reason a reader complains, then it would be reasonable to state that.”

    Absolutely. Like you, I've stopped reading series because I've become tired with the lack of progression of the story line or the development of characters and I've said that. That's only my opinion though and others may differ. What makes this world an interesting place, yes?

  18. Your picture made me SNORT. AND my husband was sitting right next to me. Not sexy. Neither is everyone being on the rag together.

    DId that help? *wink*

  19. Kris says:

    Miranda: “DId that help?”

    Sure. Basically what you're saying is that you and everyone else in the book blogging world is ugly. πŸ˜›

  20. orannia says:

    Actually, yes… I must admit, which genres I like and don't like definitely goes in a circle.

    Now I have the Lion King in my head.

    LOL! Me too!

  21. Kris says:

    Orannia: “LOL! Me too!” πŸ™‚

    KZ: “???” o.O

  22. Ingrid says:

    Miranda I thought snorting was sooo 2009??

    Anyways, what Jen said. I blame twitter

  23. Kris says:

    Ingrid: You wouldn't blame Twitter if you would just give in and became one of us. πŸ˜›

  24. Ingrid says:

    Bah! No way, that you have no backbone doesn't mean that others don't have one

  25. Kris says:

    Nichem/Richelle caved today. Soon it will be you.

  26. Ingrid says:

    When hell freezes over!

  27. Kris says:

    Kris 'n' Good Books New Year's Resolution #816.5: Make Ingrid join Twitter.

  28. Ingrid says:

    Only #816.5???

  29. Kris says:

    I know! It's because my plans for world domination are closer than last year.

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