So, in other words...
Here in the Land of Awesome AKA The YA Blogosphere, people don't usually give you weird looks when you start squealing and screaming and ALL CAPS-ing your excitement for something to do with...
a book (again.)
In real life, most of my friends have gotten used to it but I still sometimes get the 'please shut up now, we don't care' look when I start to gush about my favourite books or a particular swoony lead I read about. APPARENTLY some people do not break into incoherent gushy rambling when the name 'Etienne St. Clair' is brought up.
I know. I didn't believe it either.
So, yeah. The YA Blogosphere? It's kind of magical to me.
How much is too much though? Is there a limit on how far you can go in your love for Noah Shaw? Are people going to want to throw a shoe at you if you mention Jace's golden locks one more time?
Yes and no.
I think I'm pretty resistant to the 'OMG HIS EYES ARE BLUE LIKE THE SKY, HOW UNIQUE!!!!!' Twitter updates when people are reading a book, just like I don't think I've ever been annoyed that someone was constantly talking about their favourite series (how hypocritical would that be for like HP? LOL). Enthusiasm in general is usually pretty appreciated and well-received in the YA community, I find.
In a review, the only thing that I ever really sigh over is too much time spent summarizing the events of the book. I want feelings and thoughts and opinions, not a revised retelling of what happens. If there's a bit of that, great! Just not for the whole thing, please, or it becomes kind of pointless. The other extreme is kind of just no reviewing and a whole lot of squealing over the protagonist's sparkly boyfriend. That's totally cool with me. If you are hopelessly in love with Sir Curly Hair, I want to hear about it! Actually, reading how infatuated you are with a character/plot device/ending/setting/etc. is probably just going to get me MOAAAARRR excited to read the book so I say go for it.
You can expect me, at least, to be loudly daydreaming about a certain Jem Carstairs for a looong time to come.
Feel free to join me.
What are your thoughts on fangirling? What do you like to shout your love for over the rooftops?