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):
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.