HELLLLO. Miss me? Guess not. Most book people don’t really like me much these days because I tend to speak my mind brutally on Twitter, but I don’t really mind. BUT ANYWAY, yeah I know, it’s weird how I started off this post, but I make no apologies for it. It’s been a rough 2017, and aside from the fact that book Twitter is being blown to smithereens, my dream of ever going to the USA is kinda crushed. Why?
Because almost half of the Americans, who deemed themselves the one and fucking only people in this world, thought that it was a good idea to vote for a racist asshole [Edited: I would like to apologize for this insensitive remark and I’m sorry if I hurt anyone. I was pretty frustrated and was at the edge while writing this review, and I know that’s inexcusable and I apologize. I know most Americans did not vote for this racist, bigoted orange, and the last thing y’all needed was criticisms.], WHO may I remind all of you, HAS NO BACKGROUND IN PRESIDENCY NOR DIPLOMACY NOR POLITICS WHATSOEVER but whatever. UGH I am not here to talk about that so excuse me.
I am here to talk about the fact that I lost sight of blogging. I’m sure we all did. It’s like these days I stopped blogging because I am scared of having a different opinion. I’m scared of someone coming up to me and being like why didn’t you realize that this book was racist?! or why are you reading this problematic book?! Yep, I’m that person. I’m that person that half of book Twitter hates because I absolutely read anything and everything that I want. I grew up with parents who banned me from reading, and when I turned 21, I promised myself that I would never ever let another person stop me from reading what I want to read. So no matter how many people I anger, yes, I still am going to read that Sarah J. Maas book that is full of mayonnaise people. And other stuffs like that. Do I love that book or rather her books? YES. It makes me happy. Should I hate a book that I actually loved before I even knew the book blogging world existed? NO. Am I still going to recommend that book to people? YES. It’s my favorite book, so of course I will. But I am also going to be like, btw her books are super white-washed, so if you don’t mind, go aheeaaaaad.
But anyway, I’m straying away from my main point, which was I stopped blogging because I cared too much about what other people might think about my opinion on books.
I remembered why I started blogging in the first place.
It wasn’t because of the ARCs. (Never got much of them either, cos I live in Singapore.)
It wasn’t because of making bookish friends, though this was a bonus.
It definitely wasn’t because I wanted people to give their opinions about my opinions.
**No offense intended, but people weren’t the reason for me to start blogging. It was purely my love for books. I wanted to spazz, scream, dance around with my favorite books and remember about how I was banned from reading books at home. Yeah, I definitely could not do all that at home, so I decided to use blogging as my platform to scream as loud as I want about books that I love.
And THAT’S why I started blogging. And that’s also why I’m here again. Because:
Screw everything around you.
You love a book that everyone hates? IT’S OKAY.
You love a problematic book? ERM, maybe reread it again and think about it, but if you still love it, to each his own I guess HAHAHA.
You want to read a problematic book? GO AHEAD. Maybe don’t buy it though? I mean, you might not like it in the end, and it kinda sucks if the money you wasted goes straight to the author, so maybe borrow it from the library?
But you know, you get what I mean, right? If you wanna blog about books, or read books, do it for yourself, not someone else.
**This line “No offense, but..” made me laugh out loud because I just finished reading I’ll Give You The Sun and it talks about how the most offensive people always use that line and HAHAHAH I really do think I’m offensive but anyway do check out the review on my personal blog okay bye!