So, as I wasn’t planning on writing this, but it suddenly came to me..I’m going to [attempt to] keep it short.
Upon reading, I was suddenly thinking about expectations. The hype machine, and all that jazz. Expectations [like mine with Gone Girl, and Just One Day] can make or break us. Sometimes, we go into books just expecting greatness because of our friends, or because it was written by our favorite author, or, did you SEE THAT COVER?
But No Matter What..
No matter how they come, they do. Expectations. How do they effect us? Its funny, because, this has happened to me several times. I enjoy the first book in a series, so I hype up the rest so much that I assume I will love the following books as well. Well. That doesn’t always happen. Case in point: Matched trilogy. Maze Runner Trilogy. And I’m sure there’s so many more.
Now, there’s also the “someone recommended this to me.. but I hated it” issue. You expect to love it. Right? I mean, your friends did. But you didn’t. When this occurs, you can feel let down, or disappointed, because you EXPECTED to love it. But why? Because someone else did?
We’re all different. Not everyone is going to love GONE GIRL just because it was the Goodreads 2012 Best Fiction Winner. Not everyone will love EVERYTHING JK Rowling writes after Harry Potter JUST because she is JK Rowling.
So.. it seems expectations can ruin us. They can make us attempt to go into things with a whole new “I don’t care” outlook. No expectations. But.. the question is..
Can you actually do it?
Let me know. I want to hear your experiences!