Originally Posted by Lemurion
I'm enough of an editor at heart that I'm going to be very picky.
Exactly...I've spent the last....ummmm...few...decades catching other peoples writing mistakes as part of my job, that errors are VERY disruptive to my reading enjoyment. My eyes just naturally catch on them. The whole flow of reading stops and it interrupts the story. I can, and do, continue reading...I realize everyone makes mistakes...but when it happens over and over and over again, it just sucks....and therefore in my mind the BOOK sucks.
If there is no publisher/editor to blame, then the only one left to accept responsibility for the BOOK sucking is the AUTHOR. So...I don't buy any more books from that author.