Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things You’re A Grinch About
December 27, 2017
What is Top 5 Wednesday?
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Bookish Things Your A Grinch About
Midseries Cover Changes
Midseries covers changes are one of the most annoying occurrences. Particularly for those of us who have a Bookstagram where we want to post pretty aesthetically pleasing pictures. COVER CHANGES MAKE THIS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. But then do we want to spend money of buying the books we already have just to have a matching set? NO? Do we do it anyway? YES. Prime example of this is the Vampire Academy (I'm aware that this is the Bloodlines series but the VA books are in my attic currently...). Yes to begin with the covers weren't that great, I always tend to dislike books with faces and the change was prettier....BUT THEY DON'T MATCH ANYMORE.
Shiny covers. I've noticed a lot of US ARCS and finished copies tend to have this effect on the book cover. It makes for a very difficult time taking pictures. You have to get the angle just right of risk having glare on the pictures. Also, I just don't really like them. But that doesn't stop me buying books if I like the synopsis. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi has this finish on the book and it's just not pretty. The cover illustration I like but not the shiny. Never the shiny.
Hardback vs. Paperback
I have but one question. Why. Why do publishers mess about with hardback and paperback. Sometimes we can only get the first book in a series in paperback (Snow Like Ashes I'm looking at you) but then the following books are released first in hardback and the paperback takes agesssss to come out. Or it works the other way. The first book is hardback and then the second is in paperback and they don't look good together! For this I'm calling out Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. Not happy.
1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
The intense fandom wars that occasionally occur. Taste in books is as subjective as favourite foods. Just because I don't like a series doesn't mean it's bad. It just wasn't the one for me. For example I adore anything Sarah J Maas writes. Does that mean it's flawless? Absolutely not. There are issues regarding many things within both her series. But I still love them. I won't charge after someone vehemently if they then tell me they don't like them. Alternatively, I don't want to be attacked because I do enjoy her books despite the flaws. JUST LET ME LIVE AND READ WHAT I WANT.
Finally. Every readers worst nightmare. Lack of shelf space. I have doubled stacked and filled my shelves to bursting and I still have piles of books on the floor around my room. Oh well. It's worth it!