I’m so happy I got a chance to guest blog on blog and I’m sure I’ll be ready for guest posts on my blog too in April because I’m going to have my exams.
So today I decided to do a post about the things that I dislike in books. Of course these things are not that important and nor do they lessen my love for books in any way but still they are there.
1) Big font for authors and a small one for the title of the book– Okay I’ve observed this on many books. Take for example any Stephen King novel. All of them has his name written so big. I get it that he wants to promote his books by his name and people will buy his books just by seeing his name on the cover but is there really a need to highlight the name so much? I think it gets on my nerves how the cover looks with name so big.
2) All the books in the same series have different heights– The second most disturbing thing is that the height of the books changes with every sequel. There is no similarity in the whole series and it makes it weird seeing the books on my shelf. I just wish every book to have somewhat same height. It sure seems to be monotonous but in the end it’s a series.
3) Really tiny books– Extremely teeny tiny books scare me. Even if they’re amazing they don’t get a good spot on my shelf. I mean where would I put it?
4) Too much self-promotion– This is somewhat similar to the first point and how authors slip something about themselves on the back cover of the books. And sometimes the ‘little something’ is ‘a lot’. I mean I get to know less about the book and more about the author. Is it enough to get me to buy it?
5) Stickers about discounts or something else which won’t leave– This happened to me one time I had a book which had a good cover and also a yellow sticker about it being sold at 25% lower cost. Of course, I liked the discount but do I need to show that off to people when I show them the pretty cover. Not so much!
These were the small reasons which I get irritated with but they’re not enough to make me dislike books. After all “Only the outer beauty doesn’t matter, what’s inside the books matters a lot!”
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