Friday, April 27 th, 2012 · 11 Comments ·

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger @ GReads. Every Friday Ginger asks a question somehow related to reading or books or anything else bookish.

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 hate having the reading blues, though he comes by quite regularily. I’m not sure I found a proper cure either. Very often I start re-reading old favourites. I love them and re-reading them is like meeting old friends and needs no effort at all. Otherwise I just not read, which is strange because that’s what I normally do when I have some spare time.  I always feel as if something is missing when I don’t read in my free time. I tried overcoming the reading blues with extensive TV-show watching. Sometimes I then detest all kinds of TV and movies and would go back to the written word.

 

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This week’s 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.

This hasn’t happen that often to me as I’m quite loyal to characters. Nevertheless some characters (mainly boys) managed to seriously piss me off.

1. Gale – The Hunger Games

He had so much promise. A strong leader with great survival skill who you can depend on. In the first book I wasn’t even sure if I should side with him or Peeta but by the 3rd book I was majorly disappointed. He just wasn’t there in a way that Katniss could still rely on him. And yes, I know that Katniss is not the most approachable character, but still.

2. Nash – Soul Screamer Series

Oh yes, Nash. He was the golden boy, always charming and always there for Kaylee until he isn’t. And does he fall deep and then manages to dig the whole even deeper by completely unreasonable behavior. By the 5th book I’m kind of detesting him. I really didn’t expect this in the beginning.