Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.
Today I wanted to discuss about the “book bashing” stuff.
This topic actually came to my mind when E.L James announced her release of her new book Grey. The amount of people bashed about this book, really pissed me off. This was only one example but there are many other books that some people shamelessly bash about.
There’s a difference between critically pointing something out and bashing. I know a lot of people, I’m going to name only a few like- Analee @Book Snacks, Summer @Xingsings and Lauren @SERIESous Book Reviews in this blogging community whose reviews I love to read. You know why? Because these people know how to point out the things they don’t like about a particular book instead of bashing.
If we take Fifty Shades or Grey for example, of course your opinions might vary and just because you don’t like the erotica genre doesn’t give you the right to simply bash about. I, for one don’t like this genre as well but I have read the first two books in this series. And honestly, I didn’t hate it, and the 2nd book was actually great. Plus there are people who love this genre and somebody has to write for those people, right? 😛
Yesterday when talking to Lauren we discussed an aspect of this. When everybody talks about a book being garbage, most of the people who have actually enjoyed the book think twice before freely talking about it. Because there’s this voice in the head which is afraid of being judged. Plus, bashing affects the opinions of people as well. Like when you bash about a book so badly and somebody might have picked up that book but because of that they decide not to without actually knowing if they might have actually enjoyed that book or not. ( I hope I’m making some sense here.)
I think everybody should keep in mind one thing that the author actually works very hard to write a book. And by no means can we disrespect that.
So, it’s a request to everybody out there, if you do don’t like a book, state the facts why you didn’t like it instead of discouraging the author and simply bashing about it.
So guys what do you think about this topic? Do you agree with me or not? Share with me.