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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Hype Train

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. You can check out more about this meme here!

This week is a freebie, so I went back into the archives to find a topic that was posted before I became a blogger. I’m excited to give my input on The Hype Train.

Do I like hyped books?

Simple answer: yes, I occasionally like read a hyped book. I am, after all, reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue right now, and that has been really popular both on WordPress and Bookstagram.

However, there have been books that I refused to read because they were simply too popular. It took me forever to read Where the Crawdads sing for this very reason. I don’t know if it’s my inner-rebel working itself out or what, but it’s the truth.

Do I feel pressure to like hyped books?

Honestly, no. Like I mentioned before, I have this crazy inner-rebel who wants to disagree with everything and everybody. So, when I read a hyped book, I actually tend to be more hyper-critical of it than I am of other books. I’m just looking for a reason to disagree with the masses and downvote a hyped book.

How do I feel since I was a book hyper?

As an up-and-coming book reviewer, I consider it my job to hype books, so I don’t feel guilty about it at all. However, I do get nervous when I hype a book I haven’t read yet, but I’m so new to the game that I haven’t had to go back on what I’ve hyped yet!

What bookish subject would you like to talk about this week? Please link to your post in the comments, or let me know what you think of mine!


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