Well, here are some of my bookish pet peeves:
1. That Doesn't Go There
You know when you read a book that is so absolutely AMAZING that when you reach the end, you don't it want to be over? My solution is to read everything that comes after- the acknowledgements, the about the author, the font sizes used, etc. It's basically the booknerd version of denial.
|Parks and Rec/Source: micheleslea|
2. Take Off Your Jacket and Stay Awhile
I can't read hardcovers with the book jacket on- I just stress too much about damaging it. I take my book jackets' condition very seriously, so when I see friends using one as a grime deflector, I can't help but cringe.
I mean, what if they get dented?? Or torn?? *shudders*
3. Do you have that in a Different Size
You know those classic novels you read for school that were 800 pages of teeny-tiny font because the page dimensions were smaller than a 3-by-5 index card? There is no reason they can't be normal-book-sized (also, they really don't need to smell so musty, even when they're new).
Font should not be smaller than size 11. That's all I'm saying.
4. Is that a New Look
Okay, so the first book in a series comes out and the cover is GORGEOUS. It's classy and has an awesome color scheme and did you see that font they used, gah it looks so cool! And then you wait for the sequel to come out, and they release the cover, which you're sure is going to be equally awesome except...it's totally different. They've gone and changed all the covers for the series!
|Doctor Who/Source: alexkingstons|
The worst part is, it doesn't even matter if the new cover is cool or not because I'm probably too attached to the other one (I'm still not over The Diviners, okay?).