Booking Through Thursday

Have you ever been put off an author’s books after reading a biography of them? Or the reverse – a biography has made you love an author more?

Apparently I’m weird because I don’t read biographies. Also, the vast majority of the authors I read don’t have biographies written about them (as far as I know). Usually, I’m not really interested in the lives of the authors because it’s none of my business what they do. I don’t much care to read interviews, either unless they have some insight into the books. Since I don’t live in the US I don’t really have any opportunities to meet them, either.

However, there are a few things that can make me stop reading an author. Homophobia, racism, misogyny… that sort of things. I don’t want to give money to that sort of people.

It’s always, of course, heartwarming to hear that an author is a kind, wonderful, charitable individual. That just doesn’t make their books any better or worse.