Top Five Tuesday / bookish pet peeves

Top Five Tuesday @ Bionic Book Worm!!! and I’m so prepared for this week’s topic. I need this after the emotional wreckage that was the weekend.

As I’m writing this I just finished “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell and I am sensitive to sunlight and noise. That book has done things to me emotionally that I’m not at all ready to talk about.

a review is certainly in the future but I need a distraction like TFT because I keep thinking about certain scenes from the book, and my characters, and wanting more, and forgetting to drink water so I’m dehydrated and physically can’t cry, and books are a substance affecting mood and behavior.

AND RAINBOW ROWELL MADE THIS COMMENT EVER CASUALLY, AND I CANNOT COPE:

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and then on Sunday, I thought, you know what??? WHY NOT READ “THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END” BY ADAM SILVERA???? Because the only way to semi-recover (because no book recovery is permanent) from a book is to read another one that can potentially destroy you even more.

I read the entire thing.

…….

SILVERA WROTE A RUINOUS TRAGEDY. I was so wretchedly hopeful the entire time even though I knew what was coming and THEN???? and the way Death-Cast symbolizes reality??? DEATH IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABSTRACT, ADAM. now how can I continue ignoring own mortality???

there are legitimate tears in my miserable eyes.

i think I should take a break from reading. for 48 hours. I recognize that I’m danger of nervous collapse.

!!!!but without further adieu!!!

(I cannot even make a “carry on” pun, that’s how destroyed I am right now.)

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My Top Five Bookish Pet Peeves

 

1. spoilers

there is nothing more toxic than an unexpected spoiler. but tragically sometimes I get lost in my dreamy fangirl condition and reveal too much about characters/plot?????? and I realize, only after it’s too late, what I’ve done. in those low moments I deserve to step in water while wearing socks.

don’t say I don’t deserve it you know I do

2. when fans turn against one another because of ship wars. etc.

this is more than irritating, IT’S HEARTBREAKING. You know how intensely I fangirl, but I would never put someone down for interpreting the book differently???? Honestly I first noticed this in the Supernatural tv (my very soul) fandom and things can get intense when people talk about which relationship is toxic, etc. HEARTBREAKING. We should honor one another, not sabotage???

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3. when a book starts out amazing but slowly becomes horrible.

“Scaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini. We start out with two BEST FRIENDS, one is killed, Andre is devastated *one of the best death/ immediate grief scenes of all time.*

then Andre decides to pursue his acting dreams and only kind of remembers his BEST FRIEND EVER. because revenge is a side goal.

dnf. I don’t like all this “moving on” business.

4. when someone reads over my shoulder

can I help you?

5. when I finish a book and nothing will ever be as good as this book

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my simon snow fan cast

Tell me Isaac from Teen Wolf is not Simon Snow. You cannot.

“Death-Cast feel free to call me at any time.”

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What drives you crazy about reading??? What book have you not recovered from??

dlfkya + classic books

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30 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday / bookish pet peeves

  1. Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader says:

    Oh my gosh, I actually hate spoilers so much, but I’ve been spoiled ALL THE TIME. Like, not even just for books. For movies and TV shows as well. I AM CURSED. And ship wars are the worst. It’s probably why I both love and hate being in the TOG fandom; some people just literally have no chill. And, yes, I hate it when a book starts out well, and then it just falls apart??? Or even worse..when a book starts out terribly, but ends well. LIKE WHY COULDN’T THE REST OF THIS BOOK BE LIKE THAT PART.

    I still haven’t read Carry On (WHY), but I loved They Both Die At The End and I literally could not even with the ending. I CRIED.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      you are cursed too????? WHO IS SAFE?????? and i’ve never read TOG (bc I’m not a fan of ACOTAR but i think i need to give her other series a chance ❤ ) but my sister is a huge fan and she agrees the fandom is not for the faint of heart xD
      MY GOD, you're going to love simon adn baz so much!!!! it's physically impossible not to adore them ❤ ❤

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  2. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    AHHH YAY FOR CARRY ON AND THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END AND BROKEN HEARTS???!!!! I’m SOOO glad you read those haha they’re so amazing but so destructive omg *shares tissues and chocolate and virtual hugs*
    Aaanyway, yes, I totally agree! Spoilers are sooo dangerous. They’re just so unexpected and deadly because UM NO. And ship wars are so sad? (and frankly kind of stupid) Great post!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      ANALEE tysm i needed support bc i’m actually dead!!!!!!! i can hardly comprehend school work because baz and simon and rufus and matteo??? MY PRECIOUS DEARS. ❤ ❤ and I so much agree with ship wars??? SO IMMATURE.

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  3. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm says:

    #4 – IS THAT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY?!!?!? Why must people do this. Or they stare at you while you read. I can feel your eyes burning holes in my face so STOP IT! LOL!!!
    And I understand the devastation that is They Both Die at the End. I was ruined for the longest time. I thought I was prepared. I though he wouldn’t get to me because I’ve always had a hard time connecting to his books on an emotional level. But that……. book……. ugh!!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  4. Norrie says:

    Whenever i’m trying to write a review i always have the synopsis open on the same page and check it every 30 seconds to see if i accidentally included something that was not meant to be known… haha… 😀

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  5. Holly says:

    Unexpected spoilers are the WORST. I’ve also spoiled books for myself before, which is even more tragic. I like to know how many pages are in a book before I start it, so sometimes when I look at the number on the last page I’ll see a sentence that reveals something really important about the plot…. I’ll never learn haha 🙂

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