'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.
It has been a while since I talked about things that make our life as a reader harder. Today I want to share you three new problems we all might encounter.
“But, YA is written for teenagers?” The main target is indeed teenagers, but where does it say on the cover that “older people aren’t allowed to read these books”? The media is filled with critic on YA and I hate the fact that people always feel the need to label and judge. Just because the MC is a teenager doesn’t mean that we aren’t able to connect with her/him. Saying that would also mean that we can’t read books about monkeys, because we aren’t monkeys? And what about the fact that the authors aren’t teenagers? Just shut up and quit being so snobby and narrow-minded. I read YA because I like it, the end. (I’m very happy to say that I don’t get this type of critic from people around me. Do you?)
It’s great when someone else recommends you a book. I like to try out new things and how cool is it to read a bloggers/friends favorite book(s)? But there comes the tricky part, what if you dislike it? I know it’s sometimes hard for me to see someone disliking my book, so I don’t want to be too harsh – but I do need to be honest. I do tone my opinion down if I completely hated it.
My enemy. I love buying books, but we’re not as lucky as Belle unfortunately. I already have 5 bookcases filled to the nook and I’m now scattering piles of books around my room and boyfriends apartment. I know that I should stop, but buying books is just too tempting! There are so many awesome books, If only I had more space to put them..(money issue aside) I'm currently picking out books I'll be giving away to friends/bookstore and some of them are even shoved at the back of the shelf to make rows *shivers*
How about you? Do you encounter judgmental people in the media or your surroundings? Do you find it hard to tell someone you disliked their recommendation? And do you have the same shelf problem I have at the moment?