Book Shaming

There was a meme going around earlier in the year called “Pet Shaming.” A pet owner would take a picture of a shame-faced pet and a sign explaining the pet’s transgressions. So you might see a picture of a pup with the sign “I eat bunny poop!” or a tabby confessing, “I peed in my mom’s underwear drawer.” (More examples.)

They’re cute, but I was thinking them recently as I shook my fist at a book that angered me. Thus, book shaming was born! This is all in fun, so I kept away from any mean-spirited shaming, but I had fun scolding all the books that have given me heartache!

I Hunt KillersMean Seraphina TTENMWTMonstrous Beauty

Heist RUFGregorCliffhangersMockingjay
Alright all, let it fly. I promise it’s cathartic. Shame your books, people!

23 Responses to Book Shaming

  1. Miranda @ Tempest Books July 23, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Hahaha these are so funny and cute! This is a GREAT idea! Are you planning to make this into a feature/series? That would fun to see every once in a while.
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    • Shae July 23, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      I actually hadn’t thought of it, but maybe. 🙂 You should do one!

  2. Rachel Patrick July 23, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    I love this! I’ve actually thought of putting a certain book (that shall not be named) in the corner (saw it on Tumblr). But this is hilarious, and such a great idea!

    • Shae July 23, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      ^_^ Thanks!

  3. Ems July 23, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Book Shaming!!! I love it! I have a whole bunch that I could put together. Oh, those books and their shameful things. 🙂
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    • Shae July 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      Do it do it do it!

  4. Nikki July 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    I looooooooove this!!! XDD Also I am sad that I still haven’t had time to read more than The Thief in the Attolia series. D:
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    • Shae July 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      Haha, thanks!

      Well, when you DO have time, it will rob you of your life. You will be wholly ensnared.

  5. Finley Jayne July 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Love it, especially the one for Mockingjay lol 😀
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  6. Emma July 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Gotta love the one for Mockingjay. xD

    I have to disagree on Siege & Storm, though. Ruin & Rising was meaner, imo.
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    • Shae July 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      Not for me, but I can see your point. Shame it, Emma!

  7. Alexa S. July 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    OH MY GOSH. I totally laughed out loud at the Mockingjay one because it’s definitely accurate. I remember finishing that at 5AM in the morning, tears streaming down my face and an unspeakable urge to just toss the book at a wall for hurting me so.

    Such a fun post, Shae!
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    • Shae July 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks! And yeah, I nearly tossed my copy as well.

  8. Faye @ The Social Potato July 27, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    Oh, man. This was hilarious. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I loved this post so, so much. I especially loved at the last one! Like the guffawing kinda laugh. And you just introduced me to a new series that I would love to check out based on the “book shaming” it received 😉 (The Thief, in particular).
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    • Shae July 27, 2014 at 8:31 am #

      Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 And YES, read The Thief. Let the series swallow your life whole. You won’t even miss it.

  9. Paula M. @ Her Book Thoughts! July 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Eeeeep! My first visit on your blog and it’s so fun! Love everything in this post and is it weird that you have book above that I vowed to not touch but this post made me WANT to read it. Hahaha Awesome post, Shae! 🙂
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    • Shae July 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

      Aw, yay! Glad I made such a good first impression. 🙂 Welcome, welcome! (Also, if I may be nosy, what was the book?)

  10. Ella Zegarra July 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    This is amazing!!! I’m not creative as you but I’ll give it a try soon
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    • Shae July 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      Yay! Link me up when you do so I can check it out. 🙂

  11. Olgia July 31, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Oh my goodness this is perfection! I read the Queen’s Thief series 5 years ago and I’m still stuck in the obsession mode! About to read Monstrous Beauty too. Heist Society is accurate as well. That’s all I ever want to know at the end of the books lol.
    I’ll have to do this sometime, it’s just too fun 🙂
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    • Shae August 1, 2014 at 6:07 am #

      Please do, and let me see!


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