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Let’s get controversial! We all have opinions, and some of them are more right than others.

BAHAHA, I’m totally just kidding, opinions are everyone’s own and sometimes we just like to voice them out loud, sometimes softly and other times aggressively. But today is all about the unpopular opinions I have regarding the bookish community. It’s rather a mixture of unpopular opinions, and some confessions, because the lines blurred just a little bit.

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl!


My Unpopular Bookish Opinions

DECKLED EDGES LOOK COOL, BUT I HATE THEM!

There’s just something so super annoying about deckled edges. They might be aesthetically pleasing to the human eye, but they complicate the reading experience way too much to be worth it.

I DON’T WANT TO READ ANY OF CASSANDRA CLARE’S BOOKS.

I remember when there was so much drama circulating around Clare and her books and the word plagiarism was thrown around a lot and that definitely turned me off. But on another note, holy cow??? There are so many??? I just don’t want to read them all.

SPOILERS ARE NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.

They’re just not. /end.

HAND-DRAWN ART > ACTUAL PEOPLE ON BOOK COVERS.

I love it when covers really say something about the book, and when I see actual people vs. hand-drawn characters on books, 99% of the time, I will be more drawn to the hand-drawn. If someone takes more time creating a cover that is unique to that story, I’m probably going to go with that one.

BOOK HYPE SCARES ME MORE THAN IT PUMPS ME UP.

Tons of people are raving about this book? It’s basically literary gold? *squeak* I’m nervous and shy and don’t know if I really want to pick up this book or not. What if it flops for me? What if I have nothing special to say about the book? I wish we could stop hyping books.

EBOOKS ARE JUST AS GOOD AS PHYSICAL BOOKS.

Plus they’re easier to carry around. And you can carry more than one! What’s not to love? Sure, I’m an avid collector of concrete tomes, but ebooks are just. as. good. And I personally think it’s okay to have a physical book AND an ebook, so you can choose which way you want to read at any time you wish. (Synchronization can be a pain, though. Ye be warned.)

I USED CLIFFNOTES IN HIGH SCHOOL.

I did NOT want to be told what to read, so I would use the internet to help me summarize what the book was about. I just did not like having to read certain books in high school. I always loved when my English teacher would let me pick my own story to read and write a book report on.

I DON’T MIND LOVE TRIANGLES.

But don’t get it twisted! They must be done WELL. Crappy love triangles just won’t do.

PAPERBACKS ARE KIND OF SUPERIOR.

Hardcovers are definitely beautiful, and the winner when it comes to looks. But readability? Comfortability? Flexibility? Paperbacks are where it’s at, yo!

BELLA SHOULD HAVE PICKED JACOB.

I shipped Bella Swan and Jacob Black SO HARD in the Twilight series. And I absolutely LOATHE that the author botched their beautiful connection JUST because Jacob was going to imprint on her unborn daughter. ?


What opinions do you have about the bookish community that would be deemed unpopular? Any unsightly confessions? I’m all ears! ????

I’m linking up my post to Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

Feeling: confident? ?
Reading:
We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal ?
Drinking: Morning java. ☕️
Currently: Tuesdays can be a literal pain, so I’m hoping today is nothing but smooth sailing! I’m taking Rowan to school a bit earlier so that I can get my butt to the gym for a workout to start my day off right.(Especially since I drank two thirds of a bottle of wine to myself last night…shh.)

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14 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday (#10): Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  1. Seems to be about 50-50 about the DECKLED edges, from what I can see. Me? I have no opinion. I never notice one way or another.

  2. I definitely agree with you on the spoilers thing! It’s not ideal finding something out before you’ve read, but I don’t think it takes away from the story at all.

    P.S. just wanted to say your blog looks so nice!!

    Shaunna x

  3. Totally agree with you about spoilers. I always read the end of a book first before I decide if I want to read it. Also, I like well-done love triangles too.

  4. Great list! I’m always wary of hype, too. I wish I wasn’t – I love how excited everyone gets – but I’ve been burned too many times to get excited about super hyped books. I need to get to a book in my own time to really enjoy it, without everyone else’s opinions fresh in my mind.

  5. Lydia says:

    I dislike deckled edges, too. They do look cool, but they’re tricky to use and feel weird against my skin when I turn pages.

    My TTT.

  6. I confess that I actually sometimes enjoy spoilers. If I’m unsure whether to finish a book or not, they help me make a decision either way. I definitely prefer hand-drawn art, too! There’s something so personal about it, knowing that it’s the one and only, specifically for that book. Plus, these artists are just amazing.

    I love ebooks. It’s so much easier to carry them around, and it seems like I’m always reading when I’m out on the go.

    Ahaha #TeamJacob, ftw. I thought the imprinting thing was so creepy. And I definitely felt like they had more of a real connection than her and Edward. Though, I admit, I only watched the movies and never read the books.

    Here’s my TTT post.

  7. Jo says:

    Yes, I definitely prefer hand drawn art to stock photos on covers! I agree about deckled edges too, they look cool but are super uncomfortable to read.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/top-ten-tuesday-215/

  8. Gabby says:

    Deckle edges are the WORST! And I agree, I find myself more drawn to actual art on covers rather than pictures of people!

  9. I agree on your point for people on the cover haha!

  10. Definitely agree with you about love triangles—when they’re done well, they’re great! And, yes, paperbacks are just better for all the reasons you listed, not to mention price (even if hardcovers do look beautiful on the shelf).

  11. I totally agree with you about deckled edges!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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