February 23, 2014

It's A Love/Hate Kinda Thing...

One of my favorite things to do is dress up, stop by a coffee shop and pick up my favorite drink, and head to a couple of book stores. I love just wandering the shelves, picking up books, reading the synopsis, and possibly buying them. It's such a good feeling leaving the store with a bag or two of books, and coming home to put them in your bookshelf with the rest of your favorite books.

I LOVE buying books! The covers, they way the smell, the way they feel, everything about them!

But while I can easily admit to my addiction, I can also say there are a few small things that I hate.

1. Cover Changes*: Who came up with this idea anyway? I recently read and adored the first two books in the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis! And because of this pure enjoyment I went ahead and purchased the third and final book, with extremely high hopes to the ending. Sadly to find out that the cover wasn't matching to the covers of the first and second book, and now they mismatching sitting on my shelf. Every time I look at them, my heart breaks a little bit.

2. Differently Sized Books**: This goes hand in hand with the cover changes. And I only have one series so far, that has changed it's paperback book sizes, and that is the Mortal Instruments series. I own the first book in an older addition, and the second and third in the newer addition. The new addition is about a centimeter or so taller...why? Why do you do this to me??

3. Bendy Covers: Okay this one requires a bit of an explanation. Maybe this is just me, but who knows? After reading a paperback book and trying my absolute best not to put a bend in the spine, or in the cover in any way, I want it to look just like it did when I picked it up at the store. But there has been a few books, *cough cough* Beautiful Creatures *cough* when I lay it down, and the front cover is sticking up. Like, HOW annoying is that?!

I know I sound like I'm nagging, but seriously...this are the problems I face every day...it's tough.

Do you have any bugga-boos when it comes to books or reading? Do you connect with the ones I have?

*I know that cover changes are made to have people buy the new covers, to make sure their series matches. And the people doing this, are doing a good job, but they're not going to trick me!!

**WHY? Why do you feel the need to make a book one WHOLE centimeter taller? 


  1. I completely agree with the cover changes and the different sizes. It really bothers me if I'm trying to collect the whole series and the books are all mismatched.

  2. I CONCUR! and I hate it when they make the new covers better and you wished you didn't own the old ones :(

  3. Yeah, I hate it too, these cover changes and also the different sizes - The Mortal Instruments - *cough*.

    But it won't stop me from buying books, lol! Great post.

  4. I'd rather have the books a little different from one another than not have them at all, though.

  5. I love buying books a little too much and have made myself cut back this year. The books not matching thing doesn't really bother me -- I have shelves full of mis-matched, differently sized books! But 99% of the time I don't like cover re-dos. For example I liked the original Delirium cover (Lauren Oliver) and don't really care for the giant faces -- but after the first book, the giant faces are the only options! And the book covers not laying flat thing is annoying, though I hadn't really given it much thought before now!

    1. Oh and like Natalie said, in the rare case (in my opinion) that the cover re-do is better, it's annoying to have the old one -- that happened to me for JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy, I like the paperback cover soooooo much better than the original hardcover.

  6. I'm not really particular when it comes to book. I, like you, love browsing - Barnes & Noble is my favorite "time for me" spot. But, for me, the blurb is the most important thing. I don't care about covers (although a gorgeous one will attract me), or spines & all that.

    Tanya Patrice


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