Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging meme, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’ve been meaning to take part in this for a while so, since I have an entire Tuesday to myself, I think today is a good day to finally get involved! If you’re also taking part, be sure to add your post to the Linky so other bloggers can read it.
Anyway, this weeks’ topic is Unpopular Bookish Opinions. I’m not sure I have many of those, but I’m going to give it a go!
I hated The Raven Cycle.
Or, at least the first book, since that’s all I managed to read. This series seems to be hugely popular within the book blogging community, but it did nothing for me.
I love deckled edges.
I think they look really cool, and make the book look more unique.
But — I don’t like sprayed edges.
I think a lot of them look pretty tacky, and I hate that they seem to be gaining popularity. I just want to have nice, white edges. Is that too much to ask??
I don’t understand how people can stand to colour co-ordinate their bookshelves.
Honestly, the thought of having my books out of series order gives me the fear! Yeah, okay, they look great in photos… But I just couldn’t do it.
It’s okay to stop reading a book if you’re not enjoying it.
It took me a long time to learn this one, but life is too short to read books you’re not enjoying.
I prefer reading ebooks over physical copies.
I love having physical copies of books because nothing brings me more joy than filling my shelves with beautiful novels. However, I find that I tend to read ebooks faster than physical copies. I’m not really sure why… Maybe because it’s easier to find a more comfortable reading position with my Kindle? Who knows.
I don’t like readathons.
All they do is make me compare myself to other people, who clearly have more time to read / a better attention span than I do.
Hardbacks are beautiful, but they’re awkward to read.
I love the little half-shelf of hardbacks that I have. I think they look so nice, and I love when they have surprise designs inside the cover — but I find them really uncomfortable to read. They’re heavy and clunky, and the dust jacket is never in the right place.
Setting monthly TBR lists is not for me.
I only ever read what I feel like reading at the time, and I’m often prone to jumping between books if I discover I’m not in the mood for one I’ve picked up. There’s no way I could ever stick to reading set books in a month.
The “do audiobooks count as reading” debate is a load of nonsense.
Of course they count as reading! Who are you to judge how someone chooses to devour a story? I fully believe we should be supporting reading — in all of its forms — and embracing the changes in the industry is essential to do so.
What were your unpopular opinions this week? Please let me know with a link to your post below!
— Shaunna x