Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topics surrounds the biggest struggles that bookworms may have!
There are a lot of things that bug me in the world. I hate loud chewers, slow walkers and extreme complainers to name a few. But many of my pet peeves do surround my favourite hobby: books, and I decided to outline them!
Everyone may think that bookworms have it easy, but to be honest, they do not know that the struggle is real. Bookworms have to deal with many pressures that normal people just would never understand, and we are some of the most hard-done-by fangirls out there!
For starters, I have a weird fetish with my books that I CANNOT, MUST NOT, WILL NOT, stop reading in the middle of a chapter. It doesn't matter if I'm exhausted, I have a headache, or the house is burning down; (ok maybe that one was a bit exaggerated), I'm finishing that damn chapter! It's just this weird pet peeve of mine that I feel incomplete or that I won't know what's going on when I pick up the book the next time without finishing a scene. I like to have SOME closure.
Another pet peeve that I have is quite a common one, a disastrous one, one that it so damn annoying that it should be a federal crime, and that is, people who reveal spoilers online! Now I get it, you finish a book that had some weird twisted ending and you just want to explain your excitement on goodreads, twitter etc. However, a simple: "WOAH I DID NOT EXPECT THAT ENDING IN SAID BOOK", should suffice, because you MUST remember that there are innocent human beings out there who will not expect your comment and THEN BE SURPRISED AND SAD TO FIND OUT THAT THEIR FAVOURITE CHARACTER DIES BEFORE THEY EVEN FINISH THE SERIES! Uhmm... sorry, that was a personal experience. *crawls in a hole and wipes tears*. So, just be cautious when fangirling.
Now this next pet peeve is something that is quite out of my control, something that I do not really know the reasoning behind, and yet it still bothers me to no end, and that is, how ridiculously over-priced books are. I have seen clothes a Forever 21 that have been a cheaper price than some paperbacks, PAPERBACKS! Now I completing understand how expensive it is to develop books and such, but I find, especially in Canada, that the prices of books have been going up and are a large gap between the U.S. prices. For someone who is a very fast reader, I find myself limiting the amount of time I read for fear of "running out of books", and having to go and buy more. Thankfully I have discovered some alternatives in ebooks, but sometimes you just want a gorgeous physical copy in your hands and can't get it because it will take up half of your birthday money! *sobs*.
DEEP BREATH! Ok, so that was a (short) rant on my main book pet peeves! Let me know that bothers you the most about being a bookworm and if you have found any alternatives to any problems!
Emily @ Paperback Princess