Exploring My Bookshelves: Not a Fan of Hardcovers

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Addlepates and Book Nerds.

First, you post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal but e-shelves work too):

Zezee's bookshelf2
my bookcase

Second, you get something about your shelf to write about (favorite cover, favorite author, book you most recently bought, etc.):

For June 12th: a book you regret buying

Third, give the blurb and the cover of the book, and what you thought of it if you’ve read it:

So I was going to say Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind as my answer because I can’t bear to continue with the story—I stopped about half way—and it’s just sitting on my bookshelf taking up space. But when I really think about it, I really regret purchasing George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons, J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, and a huge compendium of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete tales and poems in hardcover. Well, maybe not the Edgar Allan Poe compendium.

I’m not a fan of hardcover but I like to purchase books by authors I like soon after they’re published which means in hardcover. Ugh! I hate lugging such heavy books around. That’s why I prefer trade paperback—like The Fault in Our Stars—because the cover feels soft and smooth to the touch and the paper quality is great. So I end up with hardcover quality but with the lightness of a paperback. I don’t like mass-market paperbacks, by the way. The paper is thin and my highlighter always bleeds through and I love to highlight so that happens often.

So is there a book or type of book you regret buying? Please share below.

P.S.: I wrote this yesterday and thought I posted it. Obviously I didn’t. Smh.

2 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Not a Fan of Hardcovers

  1. I dislike hardcovers too – unless it’s an author/book that I KNOW I’ll like and read quickly. So many times I’ve bought a book in hardcover and then it’s just sat around unread for months and then I eventually see the paperback for sale and I kick myself. 😀


    1. Lol same here. That’s what happened with The Casual Vacancy. I’ve yet to read it because it’s so big and heavy. And it’s partly why I haven’t completed A Dance with Dragons.


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