Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
This is going to be a short one today. I had this question on my mind for a few weeks now. I have been running into this ‘problem’ a lot lately and it is driving me insane. I have read a few ‘bad’ books recently, and I noticed that no matter how much a book annoyed me I want to keep reading and continue series. There is something about certain books and series that keep me coming back for more even when I don’t like them very much or I have given the previous book(s) a not so good review. Why in the hell do I do this? I have no fucking clue. And it’s driving me bonkers.
For example. I recently reviewed Enlightened by A.L. Waddington. I liked the first book, but even that one was a little odd. Then with Enlightened, it honestly was not good. There was almost no plot, the characters stopped being likable, and the drama was so stupid that I wanted to bang my head against the wall. But I want to continue this damn series. I am for sure reading book #3. Why? Why am I doing this to myself? What is it about this series that keeps me roped in? Where the hell did this obsession for not so great series come from?
Many of you said in the comments that you have had this experience or something similar. I was wondering if you could share. I need to know I am not alone. I want to know…