Let’s Talk: 4 of my most unpopular opinions- AKA my bad blogger confessions

Happy Saturday to all you amazing people! I hope you have an incredible weekend ahead of you!

For this week’s Tuesday’s Tidbit, I wrote a post talking about how bloggers shouldn’t be afraid to post their most controversial or unpopular opinions, so I thought I’d follow it up by posting some of mine!

Here’s the thing: I have a ton of unpopular opinions, so this is gonna have to be a two part series!

So, without any further ado, the first set of my most unpopular opinions! (Please, don’t judge me too harshly!)


#4- There’s no reason to hang on to so many books.

You only have to scroll through bookstagram for about thirty seconds to see someone with wall-to-wall bookshelves, all stocked full of books, and usually, that person still mentions the piles of books that couldn’t fit on those shelves! I mean, they can definitely look amazing:

And, I’ll admit, I do sometimes get jealous of the organization and aesthetic. But I’ve just never felt the need to hang onto this many books! I only hang onto enough books to fill two bookshelves, and those shelves also hold photos, notebooks, and keepsakes. Which means when it’s all said and done, I don’t really keep too many books after I finish them. I’ll hang onto them if I think I’ll read them again, or if they’re particularly pretty, but otherwise, I sell or donate them once I’ve read them.

#3- I don’t read a whole lot of book reviews on WordPress

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I know, I know!! This is probably one of my worst bad blogger confessions! But here’s the thing: when I’m looking for a review of a book, I usually go to Goodreads. It’s just easier to find a whole bunch of them at once, and then I can see what people liked and didn’t like about a book, all at once. So when I’m scrolling through my feed, I’ll read reviews of books I’m already interested in, or books the blogger can make sound interesting in the blurb. Otherwise, I usually find discussion posts or tags more fun to read; it makes me feel like I’m getting to know the blogger and can actually say something other than “Great review!”

#2- I LOVE writing negative reviews!

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I know a lot of bloggers who don’t like to write negative reviews, but I LOVE it! Negative reviews are the posts that usually give me the least amount of trouble. If I really didn’t like a book, usually I’m pretty clear on why, so writing the review is quick and stress-less, and it comes out all organized. Basically, negative reviews are just the easiest things for my brain to write.

#1- My most controversial opinion yet…

There are a couple people who I hope never see this. A little while ago, I wrote a post about my unpopular Harry Potter opinions, but the truth is, I think overall Harry Potter is pretty overrated.

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I mean, I enjoyed it, and it’s a decent series, but I don’t think it’s better than other books I’ve read. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t read it until my senior year of high school, so it doesn’t have any nostalgia on its side. But I have problems with a lot of the main-side characters (Snape and Dumbledore for example). I hate the Ron and Hermione romance, and it’s the only romance for most of the story. Also, I don’t like Ron Weasley.

On top of that, based on what little I know of JK Rowling, I’m not a huge fan. I hadn’t even read the books when she “revealed” that Dumbledore was gay. But even then, my first thought is that it shouldn’t have to be “revealed.” Like, if it wasn’t actually included in the books, you don’t get to give yourself a pat on the back for diversity in your books.

Long story short, I enjoyed the books and movies the first time I read/watched them, but I think they are wildly overrated.

WHEW! That was a lot to get off my chest all at once! And to think, next week there will be even more!!


Thanks for reading!

What do you think about my unpopular opinions? Am I right, or am I a blasphemous heathen? Do you have any unpopular opinions to get off your chest? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk: 4 of my most unpopular opinions- AKA my bad blogger confessions

    • Exactly! I enjoy reading reviews of books I’ve already read, too, especially if the other person seems to have a different opinion than I do. But if I haven’t read it, I have to be pretty familiar with the book to want to read a review.

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  1. I don’t hang on to books, either. It’s much easier for me to read them through the library and not have to worry about storing them.

    And I’ve always thought the worldbuilding is the best part of Harry Potter. The characterization is a little weak.

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  2. I actually completely agree with you about the Harry Potter series! It’s good, and the wizarding world is pretty cool, but a lot of the characters are plain up terrible. And I don’t like Ron and Hermione together either. I prefer the Harry Potter fandom; all the headcanons people come up with, becoming instant friends with someone in the same house -all of that is what gets me excited about Harry Potter, not reading the books or watching the movies.

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  3. I don’t hang on to a lot of books either since I have one small bookshelf. I do most of my reading through the library anyways.

    I love Harry Potter but it’s actually not one of my favorite childhood books or even my favorite series in general 🤷🏾‍♀️.

    I also find it easy to write negative reviews because I think there’s a lot more to say about the books. With positive reviews, it’s difficult to avoid “Impactful! Highly recommend! Beautiful story! Gripping!”

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    • Libraries are the best!! They make the reading life so much easier!

      I’m glad you understand my HP struggle! Like you said, it’s not that I dislike the books, they’re just not may favorite.

      And I feel the same way about my positive reviews! I’m pretty sure every one of mine has some form of “I couldn’t put it down!”

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