Discussions & Confessions is a feature at Deadly Darlings where we share a discussion topic as well as a bookish confession.
I’m seriously curious about this one: How do you feel when you’re the “Black Sheep?”
Some people get really disappointed when they dislike a book that everyone else likes. Sometimes, if they love a book everyone disliked, they feel the need to defend the book. But some people don’t really give a crap about having different opinions on books. They even love it when their opinions clash with most other peoples’!
Okay. This is going to be a short post so I’m going to be honest when I say: I both love and hate being the black sheep, depending on the book. I mean, there have been plenty of incidents where I’ve been the black sheep, like:
And sometimes I like it. Sometimes I don’t. Like, I really enjoy giving people a different perspective of a book, a different opinion on a review or rating so that they really know what they’re getting into. I usually read a few positive and at least one negative review of a book before going into it, to make sure I won’t get my expectations too high.
But I also really hate expecting to love a book as much as everyone else and end up hating it. It’s one of the most disappointing feelings there is for a bookworm, right?
What about you? Are you used to being a black sheep, or are okay with it? Or are you easily disappointed with not liking a book as much as everyone else?