If I didn’t like it, would I stay away?

If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?
This has happened plenty of times before. As long as I don’t have an ethical problem with the author, then I’d try again. For instance, I read a book recently that I didn’t love but I went ahead and bought the second because I wanted to find out what happens. Unfortunately, I haven’t picked it up again yet, and I’m not sure I will.
I like to give everyone a fair shot at reading, and I know that what I don’t like may be something other people like. For instance, Twilight by Meyers, was such an awful book to me. It portrayed a weak female lead, and I worried about younger girls reading that series and thinking that that’s a proper way for a young woman to behave. Ladies, we’re stronger than Meyers wants us to believe. I think a book like that can be very damaging to younger readers.
Because she doesn’t believe in strong female characters, I’m staying away from her books. I read the whole series in order to see how Bella developed but I was disappointing to find out that the only change in her character happened near the end of the book.
The same goes for Fifty Shades of Grey. I hated the first book, but I’m going to finish the series because I don’t want to judge a book based on what I’ve heard, because, as a book blogger, I want my readers to be able to trust me, and judging a book based on what I’ve heard isn’t ethical.
I want to write a whole post about BDSM erotica in Fifty Shades of Grey and but that’ll come later, once I figure out how to protect it from younger readers who may not be ready for that.
So, the answer to this question is that it depends on both the author and the story, and how I want to represent myself as a blogger.
Happy reading!

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