- ARCs aren't "free."
It's actually kind of annoying how this has to be the first one on the list. I didn't even realize that this was my unpopular opinion. I've seen on a bunch of sites that people see ARCs as free books. I know that everyone's entitled to their own opinions, like I've already said, but this is one that I always have a hard time accepting. I don't believe that ARCs are free. I think that the commitment to read them and review them is what we're "paying" to get them. People who advertise ARCs as "free" are pretty much making ARCs looking like a fun way to save money. And that isn't what it is.
- I am allowed to mark a book down for unexplainable reasons.
Sometimes, I find myself reading something and finishing it with a rating already in my mind. I'll be like "huh, I like this book. Two stars."
And you might be going, "wait, Nova! Isn't a book that you like, three stars?"
Well, that's the fun part about my reviewing system. It isn't set in stone. I don't mark books down because of dumb things, like what ethnicity the authors/characters are [excuse you, that's racism] or what they look like [that's prejudice.] But sometimes, I'll feel it in my bones that I want to give it a two star rating instead of a three without a solid reason. And with the kind of person I am, I trust my gut more than I trust reason, anyway.
- I don't like Lana Del Rey.
Oh, what? You thought this was all going to be bookish. Sorry, sir, you are mistaken. And I know, you're probably hating me as I type. So many people get upset over this, which is kind of annoying. I don't like their "queen" as they put it. Fine with me. I just feel like her music makes me feel... dead inside. The only song that I enjoyed was "I Can Fly" and that's one of her lighter songs. The whole "dark" thing doesn't work for me. It's like listening to screamo.
- "You can't have too much of a good thing." Um, yes, you can.
And a lot of people agree with this yet they're the ones trying to do it, which irritates me. I don't care how good a show/book series is. It gets old at a certain point. You can throw in plot twists, add new villains but the jokes and the overall idea is still the same. For example, the whole Cassandra Clare thing is giving me a heavy dilemma. I don't like the idea of her making 18 books on Shadowhunters, but I'm probably going to end up giving her my money, anyway. On the other hand, after the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries, I was prepared to call it quits [also because my favorite character died.]
- I don't do non-canon ships 99% of the time.
Most of the time, I have complete faith in the writer that the canon ship will work out the best. The whole non-canon thing doesn't usually agree with me because I'm like "NO DUDE. THESE TWO BELONG WITH EACH OTHER. THE WRITER SAID SO!" I do like reading non canon fanfiction because some of it is so imaginative, but I don't think I've ever really shipped non-canon on my own [without someone's pushing]
- Reverse racism doesn't exist, it's just racism.
The idea of reverse racism is specifically racism to people of Caucasian descent. I've heard a lot of people say "racism to whites doesn't exist because they're the ones who are in power!" Forgive me if I'm ignorant but if you're saying that they can't experience racism because they're in a position of power, aren't you just giving them that power?
[Taken from Dictionary.com] If you put someone who's Caucasian in a foreign location, they could experience racism like everyone else. Maybe there's something I'm missing but since when did racism become conditional?
- I overreact and I don't care.
Too often, I find myself on a website where I see something that's written ignorantly. Just a few days ago, I found a blogger who posted about the first one. It sent me on a mini rage where I proceeded to unfollow them. Plus, said person had a post on how someone should run their blog [and unlike my "Mandatory Rules On...", theirs was serious!]
A lot of people tell me that I overreact and not in a good way. I will bitch and I will moan. I don't typically do it publicly, though. However, it's in my nature and while I do overreact, my reactions never go past thoughts. I don't ever take it out physically or verbally, which I guess is what saves me.
- I hate reading hyped books.Sometimes I cave in and read them, but 9/10 times I won't read hyped books. That's why I haven't read TFioS, the Shatter Me Trilogy, Miss Peregrine or If I Stay. I just don't want to end up being let down. Also, I like supporting the authors who don't get as much attention [yet!] That was me with Veronica Roth, to be honest, though she was quite hyped [I wasn't part of the blogging community yet.]
Yes, I know that some of these might not be as "unpopular" as I think they are, but it's my own experiences. I just included things that I've either a) gotten backlash [for my opinion] for or b) everyone else says oppositely [*cough* Lana Del Rey]
Do you agree with any of these? Or is my unpopular opinion really unpopular. It's fine to disagree! I used to do these posts all the time on another platform, so I was interested in seeing how they'd do on my blog.
Let me know, guys!