Monday, September 15, 2014

Book Snob Confessions: Reading Through Nora Roberts and Second Chance Reads

Hello My Lovelies!
Welcome to another edition of Book Snob Confessions!
Have you ever had a bad experience with a book for one reason or another then completely avoided the author’s work?
Years ago, I read my first Nora Roberts book and for some reason the book just didn’t catch my attention. I can’t even remember the title of the book or what it was about but something made me decide that I wasn’t going to read her books again.
I’m not even sure it was the book I had a problem with seeing as I read it when I was in the processing of moving and settling into my new house. It could have been the situation—the mad rush of moving, cleaning, clearing, and settling in—that made me have a bad reaction to book.
Whatever reason it was, it made me turn my nose up when I passed by a Nora Roberts novel. I’m pretty sure the poorly done Lifetime book-to-movie adaptations didn’t help my book snobbery, Lifetime rarely catches my eye as it is.
Although something changed at the beginning of the year. When I passed by the display for Dark Witch at Barnes & Noble at the start of the year, the book caught my eye. And before I knew it, I was standing at the register with a chai tea latte in one hand and Dark Witch—yes a Nora Roberts novel—in the other.
Surprised my lovelies? I know I was but the book looked so intriguing. The cover, the blurb, the concept it called to me. Perhaps the book weaved its magic on me. Whatever the reason, it was in my hand and I was ecstatic to be purchasing it.
I hadn’t expected to like it, but I knew I wanted to read it and before I finished the prologue, I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough and ended up returning to B&N and buying her Born In trilogy.
While I haven’t started the Born In trilogy, I have read and enjoyed several Nora Roberts titles.
 So, I have decided to give Nora Roberts another go and have created a sort of personal reading challenge I am calling ‘Reading Through Nora Roberts’.  I plan to start out reading through Nora Roberts’ backlist. I’ve also decided to start another personal reading challenge called ‘Second Chance Reads’ where I will give authors that I have book-snubbed another go.
Have you ever committed an act of book-snobbery in the past? Have a favorite novel by Nora Roberts? I would love to hear which one you loved. Planning to give the author another try? Why not join in on the Second Chance reads?


Check Out My Other Book Snob Confessions:

1.     The Ick Factor


1 comment:

Brenda said...

That happens to me all the time! Now that I am older, I'm trying to read more of the books I "hated" when I was a teen, just to see if the problem was me. Usually, it was. :-)