Book Blogger Confessions is a meme hosted by Tiger's All Consuming Books and For What It's Worth - every second Monday book bloggers can spill the beans on some juicy book blogging questions!
If you're a follower of my blog, you'll know my tastes are kinda, well, eclectic. Zombies, YA contemporary romance, non-fiction, historical fiction. I'll read nearly anything, and because of that I quite often don't hear about, or get the chance to read THOSE books that everyone else is reading. And when I do, I quite often don't understand the hype.
By nature I'm a sarcastic (no, really!), cynical person and that means that sometimes that 'cute, sweet' book that everyone else has fallen in love with, that male lead character that spans a plethora of fan sites, and choosing their 'team' in a love triangle just doesn't enthrall me. In fact, it's more likely to spawn a whole bunch of eye rolling and snarky comments.
If I don't like the sound of a book, I'm unlikely to even read it. I have waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy too many books already without pushing myself to read something that I'm going to go into with a negative attitude and probably not enjoy.
Having said that, I've read a few books that are exceedingly popular and thought I would also like, and I haven't really understood why everyone is falling madly, crazily in love with it. I'm not going to name and shame, sorry ;-)
But I'm not ashamed, or scared, to admit that I don't like something that everyone else is gushing uncontrollably over. I know that by criticizing a popular book I'm potentially opening myself up to some negative comments and I'm OK with that because I know what I like and what I don't like.
One of the reasons I started book blogging, and the reason I follow so many blogs myself is that I love the variety of reviews available - I want to have well-rounded information on a book before I decide if I want to read it or not, so I also really appreciate the honesty of other bloggers. And if they don't like a book I loved, I'm not going to take them out the back and give them a good slapping!