Most people ask me why I read certain authors or genres if I have [so many] issues with them. A good question if I do say so myself. The problem in most people’s minds when they ask this question however is that they see literature on a spectrum of hating and loving. When I was a child I used to think this way and if you’re looking to avoid ambiguity and lesser evilism this is the way to go. I preferred it that way myself and still do to be completely honest.
Personally I know that I don’t have to completely love anything. Not a book or series. Not a particular author. Contrarily and at the same time I wish I could. In the same way I wish I could completely hate.
For the purposes of this blog and the topic of “Authors I Have Um Issues With…” I propose that the state of having an “issue” is not all hate nor is it all love. It is being able ad having to acknowledge what you find problematic in the areas you like to read and being competent critical and empathetic enough to know the difference in the things you like and/or hate and all things in between or to whatever degree.