I'm thinking of declaring my blog a J.R. Ward-free zone.
Most of my regular blog-hopping haunts seem to be in pleasure overload ever since Lover Whatever came out and I find my eyes glazing over like I'm reading the latest tax codes.
I have nothing against Ms. Ward herself. I'm sure she's a lovely person, and I hope she's making oodles of money. I'm sure she deserves her success. I'm just bloody sick of hearing about her books. I don't care people - and by now you should all know it's all about me!
But I shouldn't pick on the Brotherhood. I had the exact same reaction with Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas and when that Suzanne Brockmann book came out - the one about Sam and Alyssa. How sad is that - I don't read Brockmann and I know her character(s) names. Tomorrow I get a life.
So my question is - can there be too much buzz? Normally I don't think so, unless the reader reading (and being inundated by said buzz) could give a flying fig. The Ward books do not work for me. I can understand why they work for others, but again - just not for me. So I'm already turned off, therefore when I keep reading buzz I tend to get annoyed. It's sort of like American Idol. I hate "reality shows" with a burning, seething passion (I think there might be an ointment for this) so I find myself slowly dying inside every time AI is mentioned on the radio, Internet, and television. It also makes me feel dirty that I like a couple of Kelly Clarkson songs.
Since I seem to be in a cranky mood today (blame it on an icky stomach and too little sleep), I thought we could all be cranky together. What authors/books are you just tired of hearing about? You don't care. You want people to shut up already.
Side note: I know I'm being a hypocrite. I mean, I won't shut up about westerns, so who am I to judge? But c'mon - this will be fun! And I know any authors that read this blog probably won't comment on the "who/what you're sick of hearing about" thing, but you can comment on the "is there such a thing as too much buzz" thing. So dish.