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Unpopular Book Opinions

@the-forest-library​ tagged me a while back (thanks!) and I’m just now getting to it.

  1. Popular book you disliked- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The writing is just awful.
  2. Book that everyone dislikes that you love- I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It had the same magically feeling I remember from reading the series.
  3. Central ship you dislike- I really don’t like the main ships in either of Sarah J. Maas’s series. 
  4. Popular genre you don’t usually read- YA contemporary and romance, I don’t really read in those genres.
  5. Beloved character you hate-  I don’t think I have any that I hate. I don’t really hate anyone. Although basically all the characters in City of Bones were annoying.
  6. Popular author you can’t get into - Stephen King. I’ve tried reading several of his books, because people keep suggesting him to me, but I don’t like his writing style.
  7. Popular trope you are tired of - Love triangles, although it seems to me that they are on the out anyway, so that’s good.
  8. Popular book or series you have no interest in - The Selection. I’ve seen it a lot on booklr, and a lot of people have said good things about it, but after reading what it’s about I just have no interest in it.
  9. Movie/TV show is better than the book- Howl’s Moving Castle, the movie was much better than the book. Also Stardust. I liked the movie better. 

I tag everyone who sees this. If you end up doing it, just tag me back so I can see your answers!

book asks!

CHOOSE BETWEEN:

1. Libraries or bookstores?

2. Hardcover or paperback?

3. Hard copies or ereaders?

4. Bookmarks or dogears?

5. New books or worn books?

FAVORITE:

1. Genre?

2. Author?

3. Series?

4. Individual book?

5. Classic book?

ENVIRONMENT:

1. Favorite time of day to read?

2. Favorite place to read?

3. Silence or background noise?

4. Preferred weather for reading?

5. Favorite reading-time snack?

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE:

1. Favorite childhood book?

2. Currently reading?

3. Book you want to read most?

4. Reading goals?

5. Book you could read forever?

ANTI-FAVORITES:

1. Worst book you’ve read?

2. Book you couldn’t even finish?

3. Book you didn’t understand?

4. Most overrated book?

5. Problematic book?

AESTHETIC: (feel free to include pictures!)

1. Prettiest cover?

2. Best illustrations?

3. Favorite map in a book?

4. Best overall book aesthetic?

5. Ugliest book?

GENRE:

1. Scariest book?

2. Best fantasy world?

3. Funniest book?

4. Saddest book?

5. Book you would never want to read?

CHARACTERS:

1. Character you wish to be friends with?

2. Favorite antagonist?

3. Favorite protag?

4. Favorite supporting?

5. Most-hated character?

every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you
—  (to fathers with daughters) milk and honey, rupi kaur
There’s no story. I saw you one day and I just knew.
—  Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After
He tastes like champagne. He tastes like desire. He tastes like my deepest craving fulfilled.
—  Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Reyes Vidal, from Mass Effect: Andromeda

I felt this sudden ache - it had been cold and dark for so long, and then suddenly, slowly, it wasn’t. I thought I wanted caprice and fire, but it turns out that what I really want is someone who will wake me up early so I don’t miss a sunrise.
—  Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato