Is it okay to hate a character in a book?

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Is it okay to hate characters in a book you are reading.? Of course it is. You are not going to like every person the author places in the book. Granted the character I am talking about I did enjoy until halfway through the book. After that he kinda of was dead to me. I think it is okay as well at least for me.

I recently read a book that I need to do a review on. I was going along, loving the book. In fact read it in two days. It would have been one day if life didn’t get in the way. I told my hubby about it throughout, “You want to read this book when I am done? It’s about…” I went on and on and on and it piqued his interest.

Finally finishing the book I went to the fridge to get something to drink. I muttered to myself, “I hate that character. How is that even plausible? So much for that five-star. ” Hubby heard me. “I thought you liked it?” And I did. But as the book went on the character just did things where I wanted to talk to the author and go, “Really?”

It has been a few days since I finished the book and I am thinking clearer. The plot worked well for me. The pace was fantastic, I read it in two days. The ending seemed not believable but I could work with it in the grand scheme of this novel. But will I give it a 5 star rating or should I deter what I feel and rate it to a 4? I am not sure. I would still recommend the book to people, though I would mention to them what I thought.

Being a book reviewer is always interesting.

Update: I did talk to the author about this character and we had a nice talk about it.

In the Books featuring Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure by Sharon C. Williams

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Jasper and I received a wonderful new review the other day so thought I share with my readers.

Originally posted on The BiaLog:

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure by Sharon C. Williams.

Disclaimer: I was given a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book: Jasper learns the importance of family and friendship through a rainforest adventure.

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My Review: It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a children’s book, but I have to admit this reignited the child in me. I really enjoyed the innocence of Jasper and his brother Willie as they grew and explored the world around them.

One of my favorite parts was when they were learning to fly. I don’t want to give away too much, but I loved how the author showed their struggles in a humorous way that took away any edge I felt about them. The book carried an innocence similar to when I was a young boy…

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Slowing down

 

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I need to slow down. This year has gone by so fast with so many things popping up for me to do or try to do. But also I have been helping others whether it is reading their books to review, critiquing their edits and attending writer’s meetings to mingle. It takes a drain on you and your own writings and other levels. You have to put what needs to be done in perspective whether that includes your writings, your family, your life and your health.

My body reminded me or has been reminding me the last five to six weeks that I am chronically ill for health wise I have been in a lot of pain. I’m in pain daily, it just varies from day-to-day. These last few weeks it has been intensified with no signs of relief.

I need to pay attention to it and give it the same love that it has given me over the years. So I will be slowing down. While I love helping people, I need to start saying no. After all, people have no problems telling me know when I ask for help, maybe I need to take a page out of their page. But not only that but when I see a new project or venture I need to evaluate it and if so be it tell myself no as well.

I need to pace and time myself daily and stop feeling bad if I don’t do certain things. This is hard when you are raised Catholic, the guilt is automatic. I will finish the projects that are in my folder at the moment, sadly there are a lot, and hopefully not add anymore to it so I can get centered again for I have lost that.

It’s time to have fun again.