Reading Blues | Character Disappointment

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Reading Blues | Character Disappointment

This week on Gone with the Words:
Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Characters In Books
Review: Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins
Review: The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond + Guest Post & Giveaway!
Review: Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready + Giveaway!


This week’s TGIF! question: Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?

I try to change up the genre. Or go from YA to Adult or vice versa. When that doesn’t work, I usually drown myself in tv shows. I can do that for a couple of days and usually by that time I’m ready to read again. :)


Follow Friday

This week’s Follow Friday question: 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.

Yes! Kiyo from Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series. I seriously loved him in the first book….by the second book I disliked him. By the last two books I wanted to murder him. MURDER!!!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

20 Responses to “Reading Blues | Character Disappointment”

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    Laura @ All of Everything

    Yeah sometimes I just need some time away from a book and then I’ll want to get back to it.

    Have a great weekend!
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    Did you really like Kiyo?? See I never did, those damn scratches. I was always like if someone did that to me I would neuter them…! Happy Early Friday!

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    I’ve been reading everyone’s answers about the character that let you down and I keep thinking “I wouldn’t have any idea of who to choose” but you just answered it for me, Kiyo! I totally changed my mind about him, he really let us down, didn’t he? Great answer!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    Yeah Kiyo totally bugged me in that way too!!

    I hardly ever get into reading slumps myself, I tend to find the right book so I stick with it!

     Here’s my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    Same here – I usually take a little time off reading if I’m in a slump, and then reach for something short & interesting.

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    Katelyn Torrey

    I found that changing up the genre helps a ton! Oh and let’s not forget TV. Sometimes I just need a really good excuse to lounge around for days at a time :)

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    I agree, Kiyo is so annoying, it’s terrible, I really don’t like him at all!!!

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    you come up with the cutest buttons..(sorry i know thats not revelant to this post)
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