This is a problem that I've encountered recently and I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same thing happen to them. As a mood reader, I tend to look at some of my reviews in retrospect and ask myself what I was thinking. If it was what I needed in the moment, a book may get a higher rating than it would have other wise. Most of the time this happens when I'm sick or with my reviews from when I first began blogging.
Let me explain what led to the creation of this post...
I picked up a copy of EARTHQUAKE by Aprilynne Pike from another blogger during BEA. This is actually a book I really wanted. See, I nabbed its predecessor, EARTHBOUND, through ARCycling and greatly enjoyed it. I actually gave it four stars. Four stars!
Meanwhile, the only thing running through my mind after reading the first twenty pages of the second book in this duology was Go home book, you're drunk! Not even the book, more like Tavia. Tavia was drunk. In the first twenty pages of book two I decided that I just couldn't stand Tavia, yet I liked her enough to give her four stars the first go-around.
I can't figure out if this is because of the fact that I genuinely loved the book or because I wrote my review too soon without sitting on it and thinking about it further. All of this is made worse by the fact that I sat there for twenty minutes and I could barely remember anything that happened in book one.
My interest severely plummeted after that and a hasty DNF became a virtual inevitability. But my question is this...I was craving this book at one point because I enjoyed book one so much. Now that I have it in my hands, I don't want anything to do with it. In retrospect, what was I thinking?
Clearly my opinions have changed! But, hey, that's the evolution of blogging. Something you love in books one year can be something that makes it an automatic DNF the next because you're sick of it. The life of a book blogger, am I right?
I was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them? Where, in retrospect, you realize you didn't like a book as much as you thought you did in the beginning or vice versa? I think this can happen to any reader out there and I was wondering how often such a thing does happen.