Let's Talk Bookish; The Hype-Train

It's Friday yet again and perhaps it's time for a new Let's Talk Bookish post courtesy of Book Nook Bits. As it was a bit of a "free for all" in terms of themes this week, I wanted to write about the (infamous) hype-train.

I can't deny that I'm a little bit wary of the hype-train for several reasons, as it's a bit of are the books hyped because they're GOOD or are they hyped because "everyone else" is talking about them? Don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of books that deserve the hype they get, others - perhaps not that much (giving a stink-eye to a certain problematic erotic trilogy).

Don't get me wrong, I occasionally read a hyped book if it sounds interesting enough and to see if it's actually worth the hype and there's even a couple of Stephen King books I've enjoyed even if he's the master of dragging things out a bit at times.

What bugs me with the hype-train though is that it sometimes takes away the focus and attention from well-written hidden gems which deserve to be discovered. Perhaps that's a bit why I decided focusing on horror and paranormal books on this book blog, as those are genres a lot of people stay clear from for various reasons. That said, there is of course some hyped books and authors within those genres too.


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