I love discussion posts on here. I enjoy reading interesting takes on subjects, I love sharing my opinions (who doesn’t?) and sometimes it’s just a form of catharsis or a means to figuring out how I feel about something.
But there are just some things that I think have been said a thousand times, argued to death (or argued better by others) and some things that aren’t worth giving the word count to. So, without further ado here are some quickfire opinions on topics I won’t dedicate a post to.
Do ebooks count?
Is anyone still arguing about this? Yes, of course.
The text is LITERALLY the same.
Do audiobooks count?
Double yes, take a book in any medium you like.
(‘Reading’ an audiobook sounds funny to me, but honestly, you do you)
You can’t judge a book by its cover!
Metaphorically? No. Literally? Yes!
Publishers, designers, editors and authors spend time and money deciding on a cover to reach a target market and tell you what kind of book it is.
Are negative reviews valuable?
Reviews are supposed to help you decide whether you want to read a book.
If it’s a bad, problematic or poorly written book, I want to know!
Should you tag authors in reviews?
Only if they’re positive – anything else is just rude.
Also, authors: read negative reviews at your own peril.
When do I become a real fan of something?
You are a fan of something as soon as you like it.
No minimum stamps on a loyalty card required.
Whether you would get it tattooed on your forehead or not is another matter.
(Actually I *might* discuss gatekeeping in the future, but the above discussion question stands.)
Can you read children’s/middle grade/YA as an adult?
A thousand times yes, read whatever you like!
Can you read adult books at a young age?
Yes but your mileage may vary on enjoyment/understanding/appreciation.
Do I *have* to read genres I don’t like?
Don’t rule them out, but once you find something you like there are thousands of books at your disposal and life is too short to read bad books.
What are the bookish arguments that you’re tired of having? Is there anything from my list that you could discuss for hours? Let me know!