I'm going to make a confession that I probably shouldn't--- Sometimes I like to hate books!!
Did you ever read a book and you just freaking HATE it?? It's doing all those things that irk you:
- the cliches
- the instalove
- the girl is gasping for breath or blushing
- the guy is a man-whore and it's being made out to be the sexiest quality ever
- the girl is a virgin and people treat her as if she's made of glass
Why you ask?? Well..... I feel bad for saying this, but sometimes I enjoy reading books that are annoying me. Sometimes I read just to see how ridiculous this situation can get. Sometimes it entertains me to a laughable degree to see all the things I hate in books come to life in a single story.
Another confession: when I'm done doing that, sometimes I like to look up GOOD reviews for said book and get all incredulous at how someone read THE SAME BOOK I read and they actually LIKE it???!!!? I don't do it to be mean. I do it because, as weird as it is, I have fun having an inner-diaglogue with myself about the book and the things I hated and people liked about it.
Is this weird?
Also: Writing reviews about books I have OPINIONS on are so much easier to write. That's not to say those opinions have to be negative, but both ends of the spectrum (extreme good and mostly bad) are just easier to get my thoughts together on. Books in the middle are so BLAH to write about at times. How many ways are there to say "It was okay", "It held my attention in parts", "I thought the characters were nice, but didn't 100% connect with them"? It's easy to be like "LOVED LOVED LOVED- Heres why:" and "UGH this book made me so mad".
You guys-- I swear I'm not mean, but sometimes I do take joy in NOT liking something. I don't know why, I just do.
Does anyone else find this enjoyable at times?? Do you ever think about DNFing and stop and say- "Wait, lets see how OMG this can get"??
**or maybe I'm doing this while reading stuff I hate all by myself?**