Happy Tuesday, lovelies!
Another week has arrived, and I all I want to do is to read and to sleep! What is wrong with me? 😂
Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The new prompt is unpopular bookish opinions. Deep breath, people. Calm yourselves. We’ll be okay.
I’ve thought which ones to pick and which ones are plainly obvious. Now, these choices are my own opinion. We may not agree, and that’s fine. Hopefully, you do with some of them. Have fun!
If You’re a Blogger, You Don’t Have to Be on Instagram
I said it. Oops. Shun me. As a blogger, I know that Instagram intimidates me. How can I stake any claim to bookstagram when it’s so saturated? Perhaps as a Canadian blogger, I might. But I’m not sure if I can.
Morrigan from ACOTAR Is Bi
Sarah confirmed this. Mor herself said that she is attracted to females and males. But more diehard shippers want to erase Mor’s bisexuality. She simply prefers women. Can the fandom move along and accept this fact, please? Thanks.
I Don’t Understand Chick Lit
Can someone please explain it to me? Did I miss something when I matured? Or am I more tomboy? I don’t know, but I can’t stand reading it. Don’t get me wrong. I love romance, reverse harem, and paranormal romance. But I cannot read that genre. Don’t get me started on sports romance.
Rainbow Shelves Bother My OCD
I have slight OCD. I haven’t been officially diagnosed, but I’ve realized that even though I love the idea of rainbow shelves, with my mind, if I don’t see the sequel next to the first book, I’ll instantly start looking for it. And I can’t enjoy the shelf.
Flawed Female Lead
I love the unlikable female leads. If they’re problematic, angsty, bitchy, slightly psychotic, then I’m happy. We readers seem to support the broody male characters with the awful, pain-ridden past, and yet we don’t support the flawed females. Come on, it’s 2019.
YA Is a Category, Not a Genre
My education likes to creep up and to make me look more like a Ravenclaw, not show off my Slytherin roots. So when readers say they love the YA genre, my eye twitches. And I want to smack them with a book. Trust me, I’ve done it before.
I’m Starting to Hate Multiple Special Editions
This type of marketing is dividing our community. More international readers cannot afford these. I know I can’t. But I saw how it affects every single reader when Caraval and Aurora Rising (and many others) hit the scene. Why do people need so many special editions? There’s no point unless you’re a collector. And that’s stretch.
The Cancel Culture Needs to Calm Down, Bloggers
Now, if the occasion absolutely calls for it, then stop following said author or blogger. But jumping onto the cancel bandwagon all the time makes me question people’s motives. Base your choices and decisions on facts, not on other people’s opinion.