Top Ten Tuesdays was created by The Broke and Bookish, but is now hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl and anyone is free to participate! This week’s topic is unpopular bookish opinions. Which I like just because I like people to say what they really think. But I kind of feel like most people’s “unpopular opinions” are actually really popular—but we don’t know it until everyone starts saying it. I don’t actually think many of my opinions are unpopular, I think a lot of people share them which is why for this week I’m going with popular opinions I agree with. Instead of unpopular opinions I have. Let’s go!

1. Snape is a…

TERRIBLE PERSON. Let’s just get this one completely out of the way. I think this must be an almost exclusively book-Internet opinion or something because I still meet people and they coo, “awwww Snape”. Need I remind you Snape is a TERRIBLE adult. Exhibit A: He belittles and terrorizes Neville as well as several other children at Hogwarts. And literally Dumbledore… Nothing? Hold on, this isn’t about the big D—that’s a different post… Exhibit B: He doesn’t do everything he does to help the Wizarding World because he cares about doing the right thing or changing or growing up from a pitiful teenager with bad impulse control and poor charisma. He literally is doing everything with taking down Voldemort because he wants revenge and has an unreturned, unresolved, irrational love. He literally cannot deal with it and move tf on. There’s no growth involved in his arc, folks. And spoiler: LILY NEVER WOULD HAVE CHOSEN YOU, PAL. Exhibit C: He calls Lily, essentially, a slur. Or as close as you can get in the magical world. He is an effing bloodist(?) if ever I saw one. I stand by my tweet:

2. Deckled pages are…

THE WORST. I think this as a whole is a menace to book design and literacy in every country. First invented by Harold the Annoying in 1967 for some style, he had no idea how impractical and how many people he would turn away from reading simply because they couldn’t turn the next goddamn page. No, this is not true. Yes, I wish it was.

3. Grandparents in YA are…

MORE IMPORTANT THAN PARENTS. Half the time I feel like there are more grandparents than parents in YA books. Parents are like criminally absent and usually, it’s the grandparents that comfort, parent, and understand the characters in the book.

4. Putting a lot of props in your instagram picture is…

NOT MY THING. When I first joined bookstagram I thought you had to have dozens of props to do it—I was wrong and luckily I figured it out before I spent a month of rent on props *whew* crisis avoided. But seriously, you don’t have to have any particular style to be a bookstagram. Use a lot of props, use a little, use flowers, use candles, use something non-aesthetic: you’re a bookstagramer. Congratulations, you’re in a prison of your own making.

5. Mal from Shadow and Bone is…

HORRIBLE. I want Mal to leave and never come back. If we could kick him out of the Netflix adaption altogether that would be ideal. Alina deserved so much better than sniveling, tiny-ego, easily emasculated Mal. Alina deserved someone who understood the tremendous amount of pressure she was under and stayed out of the way so she could do what needed to be done. Instead, Mal just griped and followed her all over the place. GET A LIFE.

6. The hate-to-love trope is…

THE BEST I DON’T MAKE THE RULES. Hate to love with ALWAYS be iconic. I mean if I could only pick one trope to ever read again it would be this one. Banter is my number one seller. I’ll read any of them. I mean Hold Me by Courtney Milan, Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, The Hating Game: I’m here for all of them and more.