Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is unpopular bookish opinions.  Oh, boy, here we go...

  1. I think it's ok to read the last page of a book first.  Some people don't mind spoilers, and I'm one of them!  Sometimes I know I'm not going to finish a book, but I still want to know how it ends, which kind of leads to...
  2. DNFing is a good thing!  Some readers need to see a book through once they've started (my sister used to be one of them), and that's fine!  But for me, if I'm not enjoying a book, I stop reading it.  No sense in forcing myself to finish something, which leads me to...
  3. I DNFed This Savage Song.  This duology is so beloved around the blogosphere, but just a couple chapters in, I knew it wasn't the book for me.
  4. I also didn't finish The Book Thief.  Just... no. 
  5. I hated The Fault in Our Stars...
  6.  I also didn't really like Six of Crows or Red Rising.  Hmm, I seem to have a bad habit of disliking really hyped and highly-rated books!
  7. Other than two e-books I read a couple months ago, I read exclusively paper books.  I can totally see all the good things about e-readers, I just don't feel a pull to start using one more. 
  8. I've never read Sarah J. Maas, and I have no plans to. 
  9. I was really disappointed by Caraval and Legendary... but I might read Finale just to see how the series ends.

What are some of your unpopular bookish opinions?  Do we have any in common?

44 comments:

  1. Yes to DNfing - I'm a big DNFer. Why suffer through a book you aren't enjoying?!

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  2. I used to feel bad about DNFing books, but not anymore. There are tons of books in the world. I don’t need to waste my time on a boring one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. I definitely DNF now, too many other good books to try! I love my e-reader and actually need it, as my library has a fair amount of great books only available as ebooks. I would miss out on too much!

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    1. Yes, absolutely, if I needed to use an ereader for that reason, I would definitely be more open to it. My library is pretty good about having physical copies!

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  4. Well... I'm not with you on reading the last page (but sometimes I skip to the author's notes before I'm finished reading).

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  5. I also hated The Fault In Our Stars...ugh, that one was just not for me :(

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  6. Great list! I'm not a fan of Victoria Schwab or Sarah J. Maas's books either, and I will pretty much always DNF a book I'm not enjoying - life's too short to read books I'm not enjoying!

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  7. I completely agree with #1 and #2. I do love my e-books though and read almost exclusively that way these days. Old eyes, you know. Ha!

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    1. Ha! Well, I'm not getting any younger, so maybe ebooks are in my future!

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  8. I read the end of a book first to decide if it's worth my time. I am trying to get better at DNF'ing books that I don't like, but it just makes me feel so guilty.

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    1. I used to feel guilty, too, especially for books I had spent money on, but since I get most of my books from the library, I don't feel bad anymore!

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  9. I've totally learned to embrace DNFing lately! It's so much easier to pick up a book knowing that you don't need to finish if it's not working for you. I haven't read any Sarah J. Maas books, either, although I do plan on giving it a go.

    Here's my TTT post.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that DNFing is becoming way more common!

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  10. Yes, DNFing definitely is a good thing.

    My TTT.

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  11. I didn't care much for The Fault in Our Stars either. Or the rash of books that were similar that followed afterwards. In fact, another unpopular opinion is that I liked Me, Earl and the Dying Girl much better.

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  12. I think DNFing is a good thing too. It's good to know what works for you when it comes to books and waht doesn't. I never read the second novel in the This Savage Song duology and I don't think I ever will.

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    1. Ahh, so glad to hear I'm not the only one!

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  13. I liked The Fault in Our Stars but there are several other books of his that I don't really care for at all.

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    1. I haven't read any of his other books, but based on my experience with that one, I probably won't.

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  14. I'm not as against spoilers as a lot of people either. I mean I don't seek them out but if I get spoiled- it's not the end of the world necessarily. Heck sometimes I DO seek out spoilers for movies, if it's something I'm waffling on whether to see or get excited about.

    Glad I'm not the only one who didn't like Six of crows.

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    1. I'm kind of surprised that you didn't like Six of Crows, but I'm glad to be in that club with you!

      Sometimes I seek out movie spoilers, too, especially for movies I might not see or it's just been so hyped, I need to know what everyone is raving about. Also, so I have an explanation of what's going on, in case it's a movie I know I'm going to be confused by.

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    1. Haha, I've had a discussion post in the past about it, and a lot of people were shocked by the confession!

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  16. I am all about DNFing a book I am not enjoying. Reading is what I do for entertainment. Why would I push through something that isn't working for me? Yes. I'm a quitter.

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    1. Haha, I'm definitely a quitter, too, and proud of it!

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  17. I've googled for spoilers before. Not always, but sometimes.

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  18. Oh I definitely agree that it's ok to read the last page of a book first, I just would never do it lol. But everyone should read however they enjoy reading! I do that with trilogies sometimes too. I don't really care for the first two that much, but at that point I feel like I might as just read the last one to see how it ends lol.

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    1. Haha, yes about trilogies, and I also feel like I've invested the time, so I want some sort of payoff.

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  19. I didn't DNF, but I definitely wasn't as enamored with The Book Thief as everyone else in the world seems to be. And I loved Caraval, but then I was really disappointed with Legendary. I thought Finale was great, though.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I think I just didn't "get" The Book Thief!

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  20. I always look up spoilers (on Goodreads or somewhere) on Nicolas Sparks' novels because I'll only read those that have a happy end. ;) I don't care for e-reading (though I do read an e-book when I have too - like review copies I'm sent), and 100% believe DNF-ing is something readers should be okay with. There's too many awesome books to read without struggling through one we don't care for. :)

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland last week; apologies it took me so long to visit here.

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    1. No worries! Thanks for finding your way here and sharing your thoughts!

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  21. I think DNFing is a good thing as well! Life is too short!!

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  22. I have not read anything by Sarah J. Maas either. I did enjoy Caraval and have Legendary and Finale on audio to finish the series up ad I just enjoyed it that much. I did not read The Book Thief and don't plan on it. I enjoy ebooks but really like paper better especially hardback. Those are my favorites! =)

    Mary

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    1. I'm always happy to find another paper book lover!

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