I asked before about defending your faves and also loving something you read despite the obvious flaws! Yes, I know and still acknowledge that not all my favorites are perfect, squeaky clean from plot holes! Just because it’s my faves does not mean I see nothing wrong with it! It could be so flawed but I still loved it; and I find that beautiful in reading!
You know those rose-colored glasses! Sunnies? Yeah, I don’t like to wear one (I mean the reading thing not the real one because rose-colored sunnies are sleek)! *clear throat* I don’t wanna be blinded by my emotion/passion and not be able to see the criticism of the things I read! I do read reviews and the likes, it’s fun and kind of educational to learn people’s view on something I like—or hate. There are instances that I agree or disagree with them and again that’s the beauty of varying opinions!
So I don’t question people choices when it comes to what they read or what they think of it in this case. And just because I like something that doesn’t mean that it’s free from problems or flaws. That isn’t how it works for me! I recognize the good and the bad of my favorites! I don’t go and tell people it’s perfect and it is without flaws; instead I try to tell people what I think is good and even what I think is not. It’s up to them whether they will able to tolerate or accept those things. Promising something that doesn’t exist when I recommend new reads is really pointless! You have to present it in way that in the end it’s all up to them to decide. To honestly tell them how you think of it even if it’s not that good.
It’s not bad to call out something problematic. It’s not wrong to give a bad review! And if it’s your favorite I’m pretty sure not all the elements are perfect in your eyes. I have yet to encounter that flawless read ever, even if I gave five star or thought of it as highly recommended one—the thing is if I see a fault, I see it but whether it’ll weigh my enjoyment or accept it is the question right here.