This week: Has an author's behavior/personality/something they said/stance on something important to you ever made you not want to read their books for that fact alone? Example? What kinds of things could deter you from reading an author's book?
Kelly says: Truthfully? If an author is acting immature regarding negative feedback about one of their books, which we know happens quite often in the book/blogging world, it just makes me want to read their book more. I want to know if their book is as good as they think it is and if their defensiveness is necessary. However, I'll go into the book with a much more critical and guard thought process. Of course, the same goes the other way as well. I've had an author send me a bunch of cool goodies along with an ARC of their new book, so of course I was eager to read it (and went in with a good feeling)!
Jamie says: Honestly, sometimes authors behaviors really do leave a bad taste in my mouth and make me not want to read their books. The first time I experienced it was with the whole James Frey thing. I was excited to read that book and then that whole debacle happened and suddenly I had no desire to read it anymore. It's happened more since then, probably because authors are more in my life with Twitter and Facebook and blogs. I try really hard not to let personalities or strong opinions or even petty (read: not serious) drama effect whether I read a book. But sometimes I know I cannot support things and then I will quietly avoid their books.
What about you, readers? Has an author's behavior/personality/something they said/stance on something important to you ever made you not want to read their books for that fact alone? What kinds of things could deter you from reading an author's book?