Monday 29 February 2016

Month in Review: February

Hello everyone, and happy leap year! I feel sorry for all the babies being born today, but I guess they can say that they're unique! Here is my month in review:

What I Read: 

This month was the month of re-reads, as I have now started to re-read the entire Harry Potter series!

1. Dangerous Lies by: Becca Fitzpatrick: 4/5 stars
2. Dumplin' by: Julie Murphy by: J.K. Rowling: 3/5 stars
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling: 4/5 stars
6. Village of the Small Houses by: Ian Ferguson: 2/5 stars
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars
8. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by: Becky Abertelli: 5/5 stars

Favourite book of the month: Definitely Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! It reminded me why this book was my favourite of the series, and I think it was a pinnacle point of Harry's life at Hogwarts.

What I Blogged: 

10 posts went up this month! My favourite was my collab posts with my sister: The Reader Vs. the Non-Reader. It was great to collab with her and I think she really enjoyed it!

Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

Jillian @ Jillian's Books shares what she does when she's not reading: When I'm Not Reading

Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales reveals the insecurities of book bloggers: The Insecurities of Book Bloggers

Geraldine @ Corralling Books spreads some blogging love: I Love You. Bloggers

Jess @ Princessica of Books shares why bloggers love blogging: I Love Blogging Because...

Blogger of the Month: 

The February award to dedicated to a lovely blogger who never fails to comment on a post, as well as has amazingly unique posts herself: Cee Arr of Diary of a Reading Addict! 

Thank you Cee for constantly sharing lovely thoughtful comments and for being openly honest in your posts :)

Personally of this Month: 

I REACHED 100 TWITTER FOLLOWERS! Thank you to all of my twitter buddies for being so lovely and always up for a chat.

I started my second semester of school. This semester I have pretty hard subjects such as math (ugh) but hopefully I can tackle it before summer.

I have become shamelessly obsessed with the tv show Gilmore Girls. Seriously though, this show is so adorable and hilarious and gives you ALL THE FEELS.

I started utilizing my library more. I've never really went to the library before, but recently I've realized how much of a convenient gem it is and I hope to get more use out of it in the future.

I'm so upset that award season is over :( But I saw some great movies and LEO FINALLY WON AN OSCAR!!

That was my month! How was your February?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday 26 February 2016

One by: Sarah Crossan

Genre: Young Adult fiction, Contemporary
Published: September 15,2015 by: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 400
Rating: 5/5 stars

Tippi and Grace have always been together. That is, because they are conjoined twins. Life has been a struggle for the two girls, but they have lasted 16 years, and get by. But when a growing financial problem in their home forces them into public school for the first times in their lives, Grace and Tippi face the dilemma of fitting in, when they were born to stand out. Then the unthinkable happens, which forces Grace and Tippi to possibly make the hardest decision of their lives.

For those of you who don't know, I have a twin. Over the years, we have constantly gotten curious remarks, compliments, and have just gained general interest by our classmates. However one year, a boy in our class, a very ignorant boy, told us that he wished we were Siamese twins because that would be "cool". He was a teenager, and fully knew better. After reading this book, I gained a full understanding that conjoined twins are not animals to be locked up and gawked at. They are not "cool". They are human beings, and although I have complained many times over the years about the annoying remarks my sister and I go through, I cannot even imagine what Grace and Tippi had to go through. Why are people so ignorant?

This entire book is told from Grace's point of view. I think of her as kind of the shyer one of the bunch, she is reserved while Tippi has great interest in dramatic arts and is more outgoing. I thought that it was smart in a sense to give us a look into the mind of the quieter one, as she is sometimes overshadowed by her sister. I loved Grace and her sister's personalities, and their bond was undeniable. They relied on each other.

The entire book is written in free-verse poem. This was an incredibly unique experience that is not easy to do, and I applaud Crossan for captivating that emotion. The poems made everything sound even more beautiful, and I think the emotion came through tremendously when using this technique. It also makes the book extremely easy to get through.

I loved how this book explored various effects of Grace and Tippi's life. It's not only about their bond, but it's about romance, about financial troubles, illness, and even about their relationship with their other sister, whom they call Dragon. It was amazing to see everyone's points of views shine through even if Grace was essentially telling the story.

I finished this book in one sitting. Maybe it was because the free verse was easy to get through. Or maybe it was because I was simply captivated by the entire thing. This book tore on my heartstrings, it left me wanting more and I could not bring myself to stop. Some may say it was predictable, but I found it to be much more. Even though the ending was sad, I found it to be a triumphant honour to two sisters. These girls were not "cool". They were beautiful.

Have you read One? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: I Don't Like People On My Covers!

Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about why I never liked real people on my book covers.

I have to admit something: I'm a bit of a hypocrite. I've always taken pride in the fact that I do not care about what's on my bookcover's, and that they don't really affect what I buy. However recently I discovered that there is a common thing on many bookcovers that I loath. I've never liked real people, or models on bookcovers.

This hate sort of started in Grade 8, when I read Delirium by: Lauren Oliver. Now don't get me wrong, this was an amazing book that I will stand by, however the cover of the book featured a very close up image of a teenage girl. I don't know why, but this made me feel really awkward and even turn the book onto the other side when it was on my desk.

Models on contemporary novels are not uncommon. Many books feature the romance of two teens in love, or a really sultry close-up. These do not play well in my book, as I find it to be very cheesy and overbearing, and sometimes a bit creepy.

There's something so awkward about picking up a book and having the main character stare back at you. This is a problem I've noticed a lot of people are having with The Crown by: Kiera Cass. The look on the model's face almost stares into someones soul, and it doesn't leave a very nice impression. Facial expression is important people!

I also feel like more often than not, the model on the cover is nothing like how I imagined the character in my head. Giving you the character in real form, kind of forces an image on you, and throughout the entire book you are now visualising the character to look like the model. It kind of takes away the creativity of being able to craft your own character.

Another important thing: poses. A lot of contemporary romances show these teens in these cheesy poses that look more like a stock photo than a book cover. It completely turns me off of a book because I immediately associate the book with being predictable and having no substance.

So, what can authors do? I personally love simple covers, keeping a clean crisp background with a few focal points that stand out, and these are things, not people.

So what do you think? Do you care about models on bookcovers, or could you care either way?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Saturday 20 February 2016

The Deserted Island Book Tag!

Thanks to Geraldine @ Corralling Books for tagging me! Here are my answers:

Water- A book you simply can't live without 

Obviously Paper Towns by: John Green! That book never fails to leave me happy.

Food- A book that is a close second on your favourite's list 

Most recently became One by: Sarah Crossan. This book was a work of art.

Shelter- A book that makes you feel at home and safe 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I specifically picked this one because it reiterates everything that we love about Harry Potter.

Flare Gun- saZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (At this point, my dog decided to step on my laptop and write something. Not sure what she was trying to say, but it was too funny to erase. Anyways, let's continue.) -A book that you would recommend to someone who doesn't like reading 

Wonder by: R.J. Palacio! It's such a heartwarming and easy to follow book.

Matchsticks- A book that warms your heart 

The Selection by: Kiera Cass! It's so sweet and cute and girly and great!

Compass- A book that directed you towards your love of reading 

If we're talking about YA, then it would have to be Divergent by: Veronica Roth. It was the first YA book I read, and it was all uphill from there ;)

I'd like to nominate anyone interested! Thanks Geraldine :)

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday 19 February 2016

Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: September 1, 2015 by: Delacorte Books
Pages: 320
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Madeleine has always lived in a bubble. Her rare immune disorder leaves her practically allergic to the world, and forbids her from leaving the confines of her home. The only person who understands her, is her spunky and caring nurse Carla, who defends her against her mother’s over-protectiveness. But when charming and comical Olly moves in next door, Maddie will do anything to be close to him. Even if that means endangering herself.

Everything, Everything was a difficult book to review. That is because I have read and loved similar books in the past, but this book just fell flat and unoriginal for me. While I loved the concept and theme of the book, I think a lot more could have been delivered on plot.

Maddie’s disease is extremely rare and was extremely fascinating to read about. I think the author did a great job at covering a unique topic that is not widely known. I can’t imagine what anyone living with the disease would have to go through. I think that the author provided a great breath of fresh air from the disease that is usually portrayed in YA, as well as the topic was extremely interesting and made me want to read more about it.

I liked some of the characters, but not all. I loved Maddie’s nurse Carla. She was a great maternal/big sister force in Maddie’s life and I felt as if she was the only one who truly understood her. That being said, Maddie’s character for me was flat. I loved her love for reading, I think that was a great touch that I could relate to, but she was just too cookie-cutter for me. Olly was the same.

Here’s something that really surprised me: the ending. You kind of get this sense in YA contemporaries portraying disease that there will be a predictable ending. However this ending shocked me and left me wanting more. It was extremely different and something that I was totally not expecting, which I thought was a great way to end.

I just couldn’t connect with the main characters as a whole. Maddie was extremely impulsive and dull. She thought with her heart before her mind, which can work in some instances, but didn’t work for her. Olly was your typical male lead, he didn’t strike out at me at all and he didn’t affect me one bit.

Even though the ending to this book was amazing, the leading up to it was pretty predictable and boring. I could get a full sense what was going to happen in the beginning and middle, and the chemistry between characters was nothing to cry about. They were just your typical YA couple, which bored me.

So overall, this book was good, but not great. I was mostly swayed by the cover, which is gorgeous by the way, but I didn’t think that there was anything besides the end that sets it apart from all the others.

Have you read Everything, Everything? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: To Hype or to not Hype?

Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is about whether or not to follow hyped books.

I did a Paperback's Pondering's post on hype about a year ago, but I wanted to bring the topic back because it seems as if my opinions have kind of changed on the subject. So here we go:

We've all been there: looking at Twitter and gawking over a book that gets shared over and over on our timeline. Now of course we trust our fellow blogger's opinions, so if EVERYONE is saying that this book is fabulous, then it must be. Right?

I am guilty of following hype. I'm one of those people that just assumes that if everyone loves a book, then I must love it too. I feel as if there is sort of a bookish pressure that is put on people when a hyped book comes along. They feel sort of obligated to give the book a try, or so they can join in on all the fangirling discussions and not feel left out. However hyped books cannot always work in your favour, and sometimes you may get more than what you bargained for when it comes to trying that seemingly "perfect" book.

On the positive side of things first, hyped books can be a great way to bring new fans in. Imagine the look on an author's face when they see millions of people gushing over how great their book is. It makes it seem like all of their hardwork paid off. Hyped books are great ways of making new friends, new fandoms, and making maybe little known authors receive new opportunities.

Also, hyped books can, of course, make you discover your new favourite book! Think of it this way, you're in a reading slump, nothing seems to be interesting to you, and all of the sudden this glorious book comes down from the heavens and grasps your heart and never let's go! And now, you are whole again. Maybe following the hype was a good idea.

Or maybe it wasn't. On the negative side, hyped books can generate a bookish bias amongst people, People might feel like they just have to rate a book higher than they wanted to because of the hype surrounding it. I mean, it couldn't be as bad as I thought it was... can it?

There's also the opportunity for crazed bookworms of the book to sometimes attack those who didn't like it. Now this is obviously just a handful of the bunch, but some people just get too protective over books that they feel as if nobody could ever not like it. Not true, because here I am, giving it a one star.

Now, I would say that I do not like following hype. It has failed me too often in the past couple of months, that I like to actually stay away now and just go for the things that I have researched more. However there is always that slight urge I get when a book starts floating around the community.

To go along with this topic, I've compiled a list of my favourite/non-favourite hyped books, to give you a representation on where I stand with hype:


The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green
A lot of people love it, and a lot of people hate it, but I found it to be so beautiful.

The Selection series by: Kiera Cass
This series seems so cheesy to some but honestly they are so addicting!

The Divergent series by: Veronica Roth
Got me first hooked on dystopia, and to be honest, I really liked the movie adaptions as well.

The Harry Potter series by: J.K. Rowling
I'm not even going to explain myself with this one.


Throne of Glass series by: Sarah J. Maas
This series escalated into something terrible for me.

After by: Anna Todd
The last time I read a One Direction fanfiction.

The Maze Runner by: James Dashner
I kind of liked the movies better than the books... oops.

Cinder: by: Marissa Meyer
Oh was this book ever so boring for me! Ugh I could not stand it!

There you have it! I guess hype could go either ways, and it's up to you and your willpower to decide whether or not you want to follow it.

Do you follow hype? Why/Why Not?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday 12 February 2016

Happily Ever After (The Selection Series Novella's) by: Kiera Cass

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopia, Romance
Published: October 13, 2015 by: HarperTeen
Pages: 416
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

We've heard America's story. Now the kingdom of Illea is back with 4 new stories from beloved character's point's of view's. We have The Prince: Maxon's point of view on his Selection, The Guard: The life of  Aspen when he becomes a palace guard, The Favourite: Marlee's life on hiding her secret love from the other ladies, and The Queen: Amberley's Selection and how she won over the king's heart.

The Prince: 5/5 stars

This was by far, my favourite novella of the series. Maxon was always one of my favourite characters; he was charismatic but still kind and caring to the ladies. I loved how he was unbiased throughout the novella, and it didn't feel like he was in love with America from the very beginning. The novella was so adorable, and Maxon is hilariously cute.

The Guard: 3/5 stars

On the opposite side of things, this was my least favourite. I, like most people, never really felt connected to Aspen. I thought that he was just a waste of space, there was no rhyme or reason to him being there. I didn't really care about his point of view because I don't think that it added anything to the plot whatsoever. That being said, it was an easy read.

The Favourite: 5/5 stars

I loved Marlee since the beginning, so reading about her was a blast! I loved the plot twist that she added to the story, and I really fought for her love. Marlee was one of those cool characters who just does what she wants to do, and I admire her for that. She's incredible.

The Queen: 4/5 stars

This novella was ok, but it didn't strike at me like the other ones. I don't really care for Maxon's parent's, and the king annoys me to no end. I really like Amberley, and I thought that her POV was interesting, but I hated her love interest and didn't really feel the chemistry between them.

Overall Thoughts:

I did enjoy the novella's. They're great pick me ups if you're stuck waiting patiently for The Crown, and the book was a very easy read. However I don't think that The Guard and The Queen were as strong.

Have you read Happily Ever After? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: The Reader vs. The Non-Reader (Non-Reader's Point of View)

Well this is new. Hello there! My name’s Claudia and my sister Emily asked me if I wanted to write a post for her blog, and to be honest with you, I was kind of apprehensive about it. I’m absolutely terrible at putting my thoughts to paper, and I’d rather have a rant face to face with someone then through the Internet. But, I’ll give it a go. Please bear with me, like I said this is probably going to be very informal and contain many grammatical errors, but hey, we all learn differently, right?             

I’d like to start off this post by saying that a lot of the things I’m going to be talking about are my personal opinions and beliefs. Now you may not agree with my opinion, and that’s totally fine. However, please do recognise that my opinion is not meant to offend of hurt anyone else, and if you respect mine, I’ll respect yours. After all, a little debate is always healthy. Anyways, as you may have guessed by the title, I’m not exactly an avid reader. And when I say this, I mean that I’ve basically only read John Green. A lot of the reviews I see my sister write, I have never even heard of the books, or authors. So this kind of gives you an idea on how many books I’ve actually read.

Now here’s the thing, I don’t actually hate reading or hate books. In fact, I hope that in the coming year I can get a lot more into books. The thing is, it takes A LOT to impress me. Some books I’ve attempted to read are just so boring and so dry and so un-intelligent (in my opinion) that I just can’t get through them. Now here’s a secret, I skipped pages all throughout attempting to read the Harry Potter series, and ended up giving up by the third book because I couldn’t understand what the hell was going on. Now this may be because I don’t have an active imagination, and fantasy books just do not appeal to me at all. 

 Now don’t get me wrong, JK Rowling is an amazing person/author, and I can’t even imagine how she came up with this whole series. But for me, I didn’t enjoy it at all. Some might say that it is just because I'm not an avid reader, but at the time I read it, I was pretty much at the same level as my sister. I just could not get through this series. 

Most books that I see my sister reading do not appeal to me at all. I always wonder why there are so many post apocalyptic books nowadays, it just seems so repetitive. I would personally prefer to read more realistic, dark books.  For example, Perks of Being a Wallflower completely knocked it out if the park for me. It left me with amazing lessons and life questions for anyone out there. However it's the more mythical or futuristic books that leave me uninterested. 

Another huge issue: films. Now I don’t understand why book worms get so defensive when a book becomes a movie and non-book readers obsess over it.  You didn’t write the book, you have no control over what people can and cannot see when they go to the movies, and it’s a free freaking country!!!!! If I want to go see every single Harry Potter movie in the theatre, but haven’t read single book, guess what? I’M GOING TO. If I want to buy a Hogwarts sweater and haven’t read a single book but seen the movie, I’M GOING TO. AND WHAT SHOULD IT MATTER TO YOU?! Movies are simply meant to attract more fans. If you've become a fan of a movie, that's great! If that movie happened to be a book first, that's great too! But what does it matter if you haven't read the book? You've seen a movie, and you like that movie, and now you've become a fan. Why.Should.It.Matter? 

 Movies are meant to bring words to life. Movies are meant to inspire more viewers and more people to engage on what was once a novel. After all, the author gave permission for their book to be made into a movie, so I’m not exactly sure why some become so offended. Taking the Harry Potter series for example, great movies. The special effects and acting was amazing. Now I absolutely love movies as well as acting, so yes I do prefer the film rather than the book. The opportunity for an actor to forget their lives and put themselves in another person’s shoes, I just find so incredible.

Well, that was a long post. I don’t know how many of you actually made it to the end, but if you did, thank you. Thank you for hearing my side of the story and actually giving us non-readers some attention. In the end, we’re all the same people in this crazy messed up world, and if we start worrying about ourselves and less about other people, life would be amazing. Well that’s all for me today, thank you for reading to the end if you did, and if you want to comment anything to me/about what I said, negative or positive, please do. My sister said she’d tell me if this got any comments, and I would be happy to reply. Again, I don’t care if you don’t like my opinion, but as long as you respect mine, I’ll respect yours. Thanks again!

Monday 8 February 2016

The Unpopular Opinions Tag!

Thanks to the amazing Ranu @ The Araliya Bookshelf for tagging me! Boy am I going to have fun with this post. *deep breaths*.

A Popular Book or Series you didn't like?

I would be mad not to say The Throne of Glass series! Sorry not sorry, but I found the last 3 of these books to be boring, dreadful and just plain annoying.

A Popular Book or Series that everyone seems to hate but you like? 

I've found that it is actually very hard to find someone in the blogisphere who actually loves The Fault in Our Stars, or even John Green's writing in general. I absolutely LOVED this book, and I found it to be so meaningful and well written.  

A Love Triangle Where you didn't like who the main character ended up with? 

UHM, GALE AND KATNISS ANYONE?! Peeta was annoying, whiny, a traitor, the list goes on. Gale was with Katniss SINCE THE BEGINNING, and she threw him away like trash.

A Popular Genre you hardly ever read

Obviously fantasy. For many reasons, but mostly because it bores me.

A Beloved Character you Hate? 

Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. He was not a swoony, hot lead. He was clingy, a cheater, so cliche and just so damn annoying.

A Popular Author you can't seem to get into

James Dashner. The Maze Runner was ok. The Scorch Trials was painful, I've tried over and over again to make me love his books but I just can't.

A Popular Trope you're tired of reading? 

It is just expected now that when a guy meets a girl, they're going to fall in love. Why can't they just become best friends and conquer the world together?! Not every male and female lead always have to fall in love.

A Popular series you have no interest in reading? 

Game of Thrones by: George R.R. Martin. Both show and books receive so much praise, and I've been told multiple times that it's amazing for fans of Harry Potter. (not sure why) I just would never be able to deal with such heavy a fantasy.

A Movie you liked better than the book 

The Hunger Games movies. Books were boring, movies had an amazing cast and incredible acting.

Glad to have gotten those off my chest! I'd like to Tag:

Geraldine, Bryce and Sierra to post if they're interested :)

Friday 5 February 2016

Six of Crows ( Six of Crows #1) by: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: September 29, 2015 by: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 465
Rating: 5/5 stars

Ketterdam is the centre of international trade and a place where you want to go if you want to get rich. When notorious thief Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to complete a difficult heist that could get him rich, it is no secret that he agrees. However he will need the help of a few other outcasts of Ketterdam to complete this mission, and make it out alive.

WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH!! Nobody told me that this book would be this intense. Actually a lot of people did, this being probably one of the most HIGHLY RECCOMMENED BOOKS OF ALL TIME! Now fantasy and I do not always get along, however this book was more than that. It was mystical, adventurous, a bit steamy, and all very mysterious. All I can say is, that this book would make a great movie because the cinematography would be wonderful!

I loved the settings of this book. It seemed a bit old fashioned, but also had a very mystical and futuristic vibe. I can only imagine how cool it would be to live in such a place! Bardugo did a great job at using descriptive diction to draw the reader into the setting, make them latch on, and never let go.

The characters in this book were out of this world amazing! We have the fearless leader, Kaz, but he has a band of misfits behind him who are all the more interesting as well. Inej was by far my favourite character, as she was cunning and kind and the definition of a strong woman. Each character had their own unique characterisitics, and none took away from others. Everybody had their moment to shine.

This book was a fantasy, but it goes much deeper into a mystery and adventure, with fast paced thrills and even some comic relief. There is truly something for everyone, and I didn't find it heavy at all. In fact, I kept reading more and more because every page was a new thrill! And let's not forget that the book has black rimmed pages, WHAT OTHER BOOK HAS BLACK RIMMED PAGES?!

Overall, you need to read this book. Like right now. Put whatever book you're reading down and just pick up this one, because it was nothing short of amazing.

Have you read Six of Crows? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: The Reader Vs. The Non Reader (The Reader's Point of View)

Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is more of a debate, and will be in two parts. This is all about the arguments of a reader vs. a non-reader. Let's get started:

I know I've mentioned this many times before, and that is that there aren't many people in my life who love to read. I have one cousin who reads, and that's it. Now even though my other family members don't read, they are active in watching book to movie adaptions, enjoying quotes from famous authors, and other various pop culture activities that could be linked back to reading. Now we all know that this can really grind a bookworm's gears. Who are these imposter's sweeping in and becoming big fans of a book they haven't read?! But we've never really heard what the non-reader's point of view is. That is why in this two-part debate, I will talk from a reader's POV, and then next week my twin sister will guest post on the non-reader's POV. This won't be a place to fight, just an honest confession of utmost feelings.

I can't help but be jealous when  non-readers start obsessing over a book when the movie comes out. I've noticed this especially with John Green's novels, when all of these teenage girls will suddenly come down to earth and start wearing Okay? Okay. t-shirts because Augustus Waters is just oh-so-hot. I'm not going to lie and pretend like I'm just a non-judgemental person and that this stuff doesn't bother me. It does, a lot. But is it the right thing to do?

What mostly pisses me off about this whole situation is just that I feel that people are so quick to judge bookworms: we're nerds, who the hell likes reading anyways?! Or loners with nothing else better to do with our time. However enter a popular teen movie featuring a drop dead gorgeous star, and suddenly these book quotes are spreading on tumblr like wildfire. It almost seems like these people are being hypocritical.

We all know that most of the time, the book's are better. So when people start obsessing over a movie adaption, us bookworms are sitting here in a corner critiquing the entire thing for what was left out, while everyone else just thinks that it's the best damn movie of all time. I think another reason why us bookworms get very protective over books is because we feel like people are missing out if they haven't read the book. It might seem like that people aren't seeing the true beauty and meaning of the book, because they are too focused on the flashy aspects.

What I'm trying to say is, that it's no secret that readers and non-readers of pop culture do not always get along. Speaking from a bookworm's point of view, and I can't speak for all bookworms here, but personally I just don't like the idea of someone not seeing the true message behind a book. Books are truly a work of art, and it is frustrating sometimes when this full beauty is sometimes commercialised to just show what society wants to see, and not what it means to the beholder.

So that's my rant on the subject! Stay tuned next week for part two in which my twin sister will talk about what it's like to enjoy book related topics as a non-reader, and about some of the things she wishes would change.

What's your opinion? Do you get easily annoyed at book pop culture, or do you not mind either way? Join the debate!

Emily @ Paperback Princess