Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and today I’m going to be talking about some pet peeves I have when it comes to my books or reading.
I’m very perfectionist, okay? I need my books to look the best they could in my shelves, and if by some reason there’s something that’s not right I’ll probably get super focused on that, that I need to fix it somehow, and when I can, I get a teeny tiny bit mad. Well, sometimes a lot. So needless to say I have a few pet peeves. Some of these you’ll probably have read already and some maybe not, but yeah.
If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Tuesday, it is a group here on WordPress now currently run by Shanah over at BionicBookWorm, where each week they give you a topic and you talk about 5 books that fit that category.
Without any further ado, let’s start with this week’s topic!
A series/trilogy that has different heights
Oh my, my, this is one of the things that annoy me the most. I usually like to organize my books by genre and group the trilogies and series together, so when I see that one of the books (or sometimes two) have a different height, I get so pissed, because in my mind that little difference between them is actually a lot, and that kinda bothers me. I like my books to have a same height. In fact, I organize my books by height because I want the space on my bookshelves to be as full as possible (I’m running out of space, guys. I own A LOT of books).
When the author’s name is bigger than the title in a book cover
Well, this one really annoys me. I tend to associate the bigger font with the title of the book (most of the novels I read have the title of the book bigger than the author’s name), so when I see a cover that’s completely the opposite, I tend to think that the author’s name is the actual title of the book. I don’t know, it’s super weird and I get confused all the time by that, so it annoys the heck out of me. I just hope that publishers would stop doing that in a future.
Cringy romantic covers
Or, to be honest, any type of cringy covers. I hate when I’m interested in a book and it has an awful cover. I’m a cover buy girl, and I know that’s superficial blah blah blah, but I can’t help to love cute and beautifully made covers. It’s in my blood, and I guess that’s why I study art when I was in high school (maybe that has a lot to do with me loving a good illustration in a cover). And the thing is, when I’m discovering a new book, I usually first look at the cover, and if it’s one I like, I read the premise and see if I want to read it (there are a few exceptions, but mostly that’s the process). It sounds super stupid, but oh, well, I never said I was logical.
I CANNOT HELP IT, I DON’ LIKE THEM. They are so annoying and you have to be really careful when you’re reading a book not to tear them. And thank god not alwaya I come across a thin paper book, because otherwise, I would get soo mad. To be honest, I tend to be really careful while reading a book. I don’t like to tear anything, or to damage my book, but c’ mon, if you’re going to be publishing a book that’s +700 pages long, please, let it look like a beast of a book *coughs* I’m talking about you, ACOWAR and Empire of Storms *coughs*. For example, Lady Midnight is a chunk of a book, but it looks like it’s a +600 page story, whilst there are others that look like it’s a 340 pages long, and they end up being a beast of 800 pages. And I don’t like that.
Mass Market Paperbacks
Oh, my. I hate them. Literally. I don’t know why publishers still make them, because they are a pain in the ass to read. They are unconfortable, have a weird size, and I don’t like them. I mean, why not make a regular paperback??? It’s not only better, but that would make me pick up the book more. Ugh, tell me I’m not the only one, please.
What are your bookish pet peeves? Do you agree with any of the ones I’ve mentioned above? Let me know so we can talk about them in the comments!
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