Unpopular Bookish Opinions // *sPiCy*

Opinions are something that each, and every person is entitled to have. It’s something that defines our personality, and it shows your knowledge about  a certain topic.

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Opinions also run this blog, and a whole bunch of other review blog as well. Book reviews are compromised of the readers opinion, and what they took from the book, and many people rely on it. That’s sort of why we bloggers write them, so you can see our opinion, and it’s up too you to trust it or not.

Being in the bookish community I have garnered a lot of unpopular opinions. About almost everything, and now I’m going to share them with you 😛 .

So just sit back, and relax because I’m about to spill some real tea.

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Also I hope everyone understands that this is MY own opinion, and I’m not trying to shove it down anyone’s throat, this is just for gossiping purposes only

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1) I’m always a bit hesitant to read a book written by a DEBUT author

Listen, listen hear me out. When you already read a book by an established author, you already have sort of a feel for what this persons style/writing is. And that way you don’t really waste your time wondering if you are about to waste your time on a book or not.

After reading Sarah Dessen’s Along For The Ride I was so in love with it, I literally binge-read EVERY SINGLE ONE of her (YA) books last summer. And I have her latest book on hold (#brokebishlife). It’s because I trust, and fell in love with her sense of writing, and story ideas. Can I really trust a new author to the same?

Honestly I’ll admit, this is a really stupid mindset of mine (what else is new lol)  because once upon a time, all authors were debut authors. And I have read some amazing books written by newbie authors (The Hate U Give, Allegedly etc..) That being said, it’s not like I always skip books written by a debut author, I always give books a chance if I find them interesting or my other friends do. Whether it’s written by a person who wrote 500 books or a person who just started, things like debut authors are not a big factor in choosing my books. Otherwise, I barely would have read any good books.

2) I have lost *some* respect for J.K Rowling

J.K Rowling obviously wrote the HP series, and you know I love her for that. I had so much respect for her, but these tweets are not cutting it.

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It seems to me that  she labeled Dumbledore as gay only as an afterthought, and sort of in a way to pRoMoTe dIvErSitY!!111!1 in the HP series. Which is kind of messed up?? Like we understand miss, the Harry Potter series were written in the 20th century, a time period where homosexuality wasn’t really accepted. I also remember sometime back in 2015 she posted Harry Potter’s views on the Israel situation with Palestine, and I was so confused. I’m pretty sure he is a fictional character Ms. Rowling…

3) Most Some classics can be overrated

This might be the Gen-z in me talking, but classics can be pretty boring or confusing. Maybe part of my resentment towards classics come from the shitty American public school system because all we were forced too do was read + annotate and write some essay.

In the literary world I feel like these books are so overhyped for… nothing. Like I barely got through The Great Gatsby because of how boring, and dull Nick was as a narrator. And also, Daisy was literally so annoying?? I really disliked her character!

As a literal book blogger I know I’m supposed to appreciate books, and literature. But classics? Nope, no way. I’m probably just going to fall asleep.

4) Paperbacks >>>> Hardbacks

I too, was on the Hardback Hype train back in like 2016, but THEN I REALIZED HOW MUCH CHEAPER PAPERBACKS WERE???

So before I used too always borrow books from my local library, but now I kinda buy books on my own from Barnes & Nobles and WOW! One time me and my friend went to Barnes and Nobles to buy a required book for my AP class and there were too copies left. One a hardback and the other a paperback. I went for the hardback but then the price was 27 DOLLARS!! And I snatched the paperback copy, and it was literally 18 bucks. That’s almost 10 dollars less.

Also, paperbacks are way softer, and I know they do the bendy things with the front cover, but YOU JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEM OKAY!

5) Audiobooks are not it

I personally can’t read/finish an audiobook. My favorite thing about books is the fact that you can feel, and really see the words, and I’m much more comfortable with that. And even with ebooks which are not my preferred reading format, at least I can SEE the words. With audiobooks though… I feel like you’re not really “reading” but rather listening. Like you would with a podcast rather then an actual book.

Aslo for the life of me, I just can never really comfortable-y listen to audiobooks. I always find myself zoning out, or just not really into it. I know there are so many positives for audiobooks, they’re pretty affordable, easy to carry around etc… But you will never catch me with an audiobook.

But it’s great if you love reading audiobooks! I’m not saying that it doesn’t count as a way of reading because then that would be super ableist. There are disabled/blind people who rely on audio books too read, and that’s fine!

6) Multiple P.OV novels can be such a headache

After reading Allegiant which was written in Four’s AND Tris’s P.O.V I decided that I would never read multiple p.o.v books again.

Just kidding, I just love exaggerating.

But honestly, that book was pretty bad and so was most of the series tbh. I have read other books written in different P.OV’S and it can be pretty annoying. Mainly because the author doesn’t really know how to differentiate between the characters voices. So if it wasn’t for the name to be plastered in the beginning of each new chapter, I probably wouldn’t be able to tell

BUT recently I have read some super good ones like 

  • Flight Season by Marie Marquardt – I just finished this book, and I AM SOBBING. This book was so beautiful, and such an important message of the unexpected.
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Barcudo – I think virtually everyone has read this, but if you haven’t GO BUY IT RIGHT NOW!

7) First P.O.V >>>> Third P.O.V

Speaking about point of views, I always prefer books that are written in first P.O.V (using “I”) rather then third P.OV with a narrator. I honestly don’t even know if it’s a unpopular opinion because I don’t really see people talking about it though. But the point is that when I’m reading books in first P.O.V it feels like… well… a first-hand experience. Also I feel like I can get to know the character more because I get to fully see what he/she is feeling.


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I can’t believe this post reached 1.2k words, woaaah. This is how you know I talk too much about myself. Anyway, as always make sure you tell me your unpopular opinions! Do you agree or disagree with some of mine? Also, could you maybe pretty please list down hyped ya books you need me to read?? This is for a future post, and I need suggestions ASAP! 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been tagged by the wonderful May @ Forever and Everly to the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks Mango Queen, your so sweet (hahaha) for tagging me. Everyone follow her, and check out her post here.

Rules

  • Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display the award.

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  • If you could be an author, who would you be?

V.E Schwab because she wrote the wonderful A Darker Shade of Magic series. Also, it would be awesome to have her writing skill.

  • What book(s) do you wish you wrote?

Is HOW ABOUT EVERYTHING an answer? If not, then the Harry Potter series, and ADSOM!

  • How fast of a reader are you?

I’m pretty fast if I put all my effort, and time in it. However, I can read about 300 pages a whole day.

  • Which book character would you totally want to meet, but fear might kill you?

Draco Malfoy because he’s really cute a Slytherin, and might spell me to death if I insult him.

  • What books have you cried over (if any)?

Not any recently, but I remember crying a lot after reading the last book of Harry Potter, because THE SERIES WAS OFFICIALLY OVER! But then there was the eight book that saved me from total destruction.

  • What do you do besides reading?

Soo much. I do DIY’s (and fail at them) watch k-drama, and anime, study while grumbling about how much school sucks  hang out with friends, and try to do normal people stuff.

  • How would you react if all the books suddenly disappeared from the world?

I would be shocked, and then be really quiet/trying not to seem depressed. And maybe yell at the nearest person about why books are important (except for my mom, do not mess with MamaNerd). And maybe start a riot.

  • Book-to-movie adaptions: Like or hate?

Oh, this is hard. I guess I would be neutral about this, because Narnia was awesome, but City of Bones was not.

  • What book have you been dying to read, but haven’t gotten the chance to?

By Your Side by Kasie West (I have a feeling that will change thanks to my school book fair) Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard, A Conjuring of Light (I. NEED. NOW.)

  • Would you rather get paid to read books, review books, or blog about books?

I wouldn’t mind it.

  • WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT ONE OF YOU FAVORITE AUTHORS IS STANDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM YOU WHAT DO YOU DO???

Discreetly walk next to them, ask for an autograph, and take a picture, and convince them to give me an ARC of their book.

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how about you answer some of these questions? What do you think of my answers? Do you agree or disagree? Don’t you think May is such an awesome blogger? (yes, yes you do)

Unique Blogger Award // I’m Special!

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Thank you Zuky @ BookBum for tagging me for this award! I honestly feel so special, right now ☺! Check out her blog because it’s really pretty, and she posts some great content!

The rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

Zuky’s questions

What’s the one book that’s made you cry the most / the most emotional? 

Wow there are a lot of books that made get a major case of feels, so many I can write a big list! Buuut, if I were going too choose, I’d say 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The book RIPPED ME TOO SHREDS.

If you found a genie and were granted 3 wishes, what would the be? 

Uhm 1) Give me some money so I could buy some books 2) Give me a device that will allow me to travel anywhere inside the book/anime world. 3) To meet the members of my favorite duo 21 Pilots!! 

Where is one place in the world you would really love to visit?

I would really love to visit Dubai, because of it’s exotic beaches, and Palm City!

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I tag

ClosetReaders 

Mahriya @ My Bookish Life

May @ Forever, and Everly

Megan @ BookSlayerReads

Melanie @PaperBackDarling 

Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional 

Liesje @ A Thousand Lives

Questions 

What are some of your favorite book(s)?

E-books or Physical books? 

What type of music do  you like listening too? 

 

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Sooo let’s talk! What do you think of this award? Why don’t you answer some of the questions? Do you think you are a unique blogger/person?

Waiting on Wednesday #16

This weeks featured book is

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Author: V.E SCHWAB!

Blurb: Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

These past two weeks have been dedicated to Victoria Schwab! This is the third time. I’m showcasing a book written by her, and I LOVE IT (the book + her). This Savage Song was stunning, and I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!

 

 

 

ASDFGHJKL – Waiting On Wednesday #9

OMG! I  LOVE THIS BOOK ALREADY!

Todays WoW featured book is Flame In The Mist by Reene Ahdieh.

Let me make that clear Reene effing Ahdieh.   

The same author who wrote Wrath and The Dawn, is coming back with a new series, and you can bet your Harry Potter glasses, that I will be there!!!

23308087Title: Flame In The Mist (THAT SOUNDS SO COOL!)

Author: Reene Ahdieh

Blurb: The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

Release Date: 2017! (*STILL SCREAMS IN AGONY*)

 

This is an effing MULAN  BASED STORY!! ASDFGHJKL!!!!!!!!!!!!