'Mel on reading' is a little feature I created as part of my Fairytale news. It's my way to show my thoughts on topics that go from pet peeves in reading to my favorite things in books.
Sleep? What is that? I think we all know that feeling. You are reading a book and you are so invested in the life of the characters, that you NEED to know how it’s all going to end. There have been many times where I kept reading, because I couldn’t put it down. You got to prioritize your important things, so who needs a good night rest when you can conquer the enemy with your bookish boyfriend? Who needs to do anything else besides reading?Admit it. We all judge books by their covers even if we try our hardest not to. Some are just too pretty to ignore and we all get grabby hands. We NEED them, but then there is that moment you start to read your pretty book and you end up hating it. I sometimes think it’s sometimes one big joke .Perhaps publishers conspire against us, to punish us for being so shallow. “You want a beautiful cover? Here you have it, but we publish a bullsh*t story in the inside. That will teach you.” So, I pick up a book and I look on Goodreads to see which genre it is, so I can label it on my blog. Most of the times I’m just confused. Other times, I just don’t get WHY there are so many (sub)genres. Think about it for a moment. We have a difference between Apocalyptic, post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Sci-Fi-ish books. Not to mention all the subgenres that exist when it comes to fantasy and they are completely different, two opposites I can think of are High fantasy and Urban fantasy. Sometimes I feel like shelving everything under “X genre” so you can pick whatever you like. Am I the only one with this problem?There are a lot of good books out there. Some are better than others (some not), but there are also these special books. The ones that are exceptional and you love them on that moment as you’ve never loved a book before. But then there is that moment you need to move on. You need to pick another book and you just can’t find one. Every other books isn’t good enough. Oh boy, how I hate these moments. I hardly have reading slumps, but whenever I read such a book, it’s like I can’t find another good book anymore.
So, what do you think? Should I make more of these, like several editions from ‘the hard life of a reader’? I do have some things in mind I’d like to share with you.