Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Paperback's Pondering's: Books I Love to Hate
Do you ever get pride out of writing a negative review? It sounds like a weird concept, but honestly, there's some ounce of satisfaction I get when I get out my aggressions on a review. Sometimes I even look forward to writing a review for a book I hated. Maybe this is just the cynicism in me, but I can't be the only one who loves to hate books.
Now don't get me wrong, I would much rather love a book than hate it. And there is a lot more joy in me when I'm completely gushing over a book vs. when I'm bashing it. I'm just saying that when I really, deeply, truly hate a book, the review seems to come out a lot easier than when I'm loving it.
I don't know why I'm more articulate at expressing my negative emotions than my positive ones. It just seems like I can so easily rant about a crappy book, but if I have to write a 3-4 star review, I have to really think and plan out what I want to say. And honestly, it's a bit more boring for me.
I literally get bored writing positive reviews. It just seems like they happen more often than not that I'm always more excited to rant about something. This came across in my review a couple of weeks ago about A Court of Mist and Fury. People could tell that my thoughts were really out of character, because I was so bitter and to the point that I hated it. It was even weird for me to sound like that. But I loved that review! I loved writing it, and I'm proud of it! And I don't know why!
Really, I wouldn't consider myself a negative person. I do not get joy from hate, nor do I like hating books. I don't always hate books, but when I do, I love to write reviews. Does that make any sense whatsoever?
I thought I'd share some books that I love to hate. Now you might love these, you might hate these, but sometimes it's good to get these things off your chest:
1. The Throne of Glass series by: Sarah J. Maas.- These books were overly heavy, the main character was annoying as hell, and I was bored to tears.
2. A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas- Just see my review.
3. The Last Boy and Girl in the World by: Siobhan Vivian- I actually had high hopes for this book and was let down in every way possible.
4. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by: Jesse Andrews- I really loved the movie adaption of this but I did not like the book at all! It was boring, tasteless, and the comedy was borderline insensisitve.
5. A Darker Shade of Magic by: V,E, Schwab- Don't even get me started on this one!! It was so boring and confusing that I practically dnf'ed because I wasn't even paying attention.
That's pretty much all of the books I've truly hated recently. See, not that much, right? Because at the end of the day, there are many more book than this that I absolutely loved, and that's the most important thing.
What books do you love to hate?
Emily @ Paperback Princess