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Monday, September 28, 2015


It's official! Tag Week has begun. =D
Kicking it off with the UNPOPULAR OPINIONS TAG, because yeah, I got those.

Tagged by Michelle from ChelleyReads. Original tag video here.

Hush, Hush review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/76034803
Carrier of the Mark review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/169837421


1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.
2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.
3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like.
4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into.
7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?


  1. I had to laugh b/c while I do like some of those things or at the very least indifferent, I can also see the flaw in them that would bring the shudder of distaste. I do enjoy the Lux series and Jane Eyre is a favorite, but yeah, Heath and Cath along with the Harry Potter pairings didn't do it for me either. Some of them I haven't read and don't really have interest in grabbing so I guess I can't have an opinion on them.

    You actually mentioned the unpopular favorite that I enjoy which is Mansfield Park including Fanny. I did want to see what happened if she had given in the Henry Crawford just like I wanted to see what happened if Kristine ended up with Phantom. I like your description of 'slow burn' stories as opposed to just slow. I've had a few I reviewed where I felt that even though I worded it differently. I think Contemporary is also a genre that I don't gravitate toward.

    Fun post! Look forward to seeing your other tags.

    1. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love Jane Eyre! It was a fast favorite when I read it, and it has a lot of things going for it, even as cheesy and weird as it gets. But I just cannot stand the idea of Jane and Rochester being a romantic, swoon-worthy pairing.
      I very, very much want to see retellings of Mansfield where Henry Crawford is redeemed, or Fanny lives a little and ends up with him. I'd like to see the liveliness he'd bring to her, and the stability she'd bring to him.

  2. I love your tags! And also the fact that your hair is different amazing colors in each vid. :D

    And I'm sooooo with you on Love Triangles. Gah. And yes about the Hex Hall series. Not OK with the Cal thing. Ahahaha! You're such a Janeite, not liking the Bronte romances. Lasting happiness over overly-dramatic high burn! ;)

    And your remark about Nicholas Sparks and disingenuous heart string pulling? I feel that way with John Green and Gayle Foreman.

    1. I don't even need the lasting happiness! It's just a no-go on the overly dramatic. AND on the abusive relationships being called "romantic" in anything other than a discussion on their places in the Romantic period. I love both books, but I hate the "romances" -- I hate all of the relationships, actually, in most gothic romances, even though I understand some have their places.

      I've only ever read Looking for Alaska by JG, and I liked it, but I can see how if it becomes a formula, it will start to crack under its own weight and become disingenuous. I haven't read GF, though I do own books by her.
      I'm not opposed to books that are pretty much guaranteed to make you cry -- those stories need to be told, too. What I AM opposed to, is when they feel fake, and for the sole purpose of making you cry, under the guise that if it makes you cry, then it must be a Very Powerful Book (when really, it just cheats its way into your emotions). Actual powerful books are moving and important because the story feels real, and labored over, and loved, and painful. Not because if you write by the numbers just so, you can wring a few more tears out. Ugh.


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