I have a quick question for y'all today - expectations. How do you manage them? It seems that every single read these days starts out with expectations. Whether it's because of reviews, recommendations or even just series predecessors. Every single book starts out with expectations.
So how do you manage that? If you go into every book with high expectations, you're always going to be disappointed, but if you lower your expectations... you're still stuck with that sinking feeling. Maybe you didn't like the book that you already had low expectations for, and you're sitting around thinking about how sad you are.
Maybe you loved said book, but now you're wondering if it was because your expectations were so low. People never really know where they stand. But really... why should we have to lower our expectations for certain books? Why do we hold certain books to higher standards than others?
If you can't tell, I'm having a slight problem with expectations lately - so, how do you manage the pesky little things?