It has been a minute and a half since I did Top Five Wednesday, which you can find more about here! Over the summer, Sam (the host) is taking a break, so all the topics are throwback topics, which I’m really excited about tbh!
This week I decided to do a topic from not that long ago that I missed, bookish things I’ve changed my mind about. So I’m going to be talking about some things I’ve changed my mind about, BUT ALSO some things I haven’t! There are some things pertaining to books that I’ve always thought, and I wanted to talk about those, too.
Bookish things I’ve changed my mind about
Movie adaptation book covers: I used to vehemently hate movie adaptation covers. And now, obviously they’re not my favourite, but honestly? I can’t bring myself to care. Also, some movie covers are gorgeous and adorable, and if they make people read, that’s all that really matters. As long as people are reading, why does it matter what the cover looks like?
Reading books that you’re “supposed to read” or “important books”: you know, most classics or books people read as kids. There are so many books everyone has read that I haven’t. And I used to try to read these books so I was ‘more educated’ or whatever, and it lead to me being in a massive reading slump. Now I just try to read whatever I want, or what sounds interesting. I still want to read most of those books, but I’ll read them when I feel like it.
Always reading the book before seeing the movie: I used to be SUPER. STRICT. about only watching a movie after I’d read the book. I speed-read The Perks of Being a Wallflower one night so I could see the movie with my friends the next day. Now, I honestly just can’t be bothered. If I want to watch a movie or TV show or something that’s based on a book, I’ll probably just watch it. Unless I know 100% that I want to read the book first. Otherwise, I’m not too bothered.
Bookish things I haven’t changed my mind about
Ebooks have always been good, y’all just hate technology: this is a bit outdated, but I got my kindle nine years ago, when I was 14. And SO MANY people told me they weren’t real books, and it wasn’t actually reading because it was an ebook. But I’ve always been firmly on the “ebooks are real books” side of the debate.
Books are not sacred objects: I’m sorry, but they’re not. It’s okay if they get a bit of water damage. It’s okay if someone likes to mark-up their books. It’s okay if a page gets a little crumpled. Obviously you shouldn’t be damaging them on purpose, but I’m also not going to keep my books locked up and in pristine condition.
Stickers on books are not the devil: calm down. It’s just a sticker. If it bothers you so much, don’t buy the book. Life will go on, I promise.
So! Those are some things I have and have not changed my mind about over the years! Are you similar for any of these? What’s something you’ve changed your mind about? Disagree with me for anything? Let me know!