Happy Wednesday to you all. Hope your week has been terrific thus far. Mine has been filled with tons of stuff to do so, sorry I've been neglecting my duty of commenting on the last few blog posts. Please forgive me and know that I was with you all in my thoughts, but waaay to swamped to take it much further than a good guilt trip. ;)
Okay, here's what I just don't get...
Hard back books.
I mean, what's their appeal anyway? Why would anyone want to hold a big ol' heavy, stiff book to read when there are such nice wrap-aroundy paper ones? (Yes, I meant to say "aroundy".)
While making dinner together last night, my daughter and I were discussing a great YA series we're reading by Stephenie Meyer. We couldn't discuss too much because I've not had anytime to read anything the last few days. I only made it to page 154 then handed the book over to her because I knew I'd not have the time to finish it this week. So, good mommy that I am, I let her read the series first. She finished the first book in one day, sitting up in her room, only coming out to eat, drink, and pee. LOL
Anywho... The first book in the series is one of those big trade paperback books, it's called Twilight. The second book in the series, New Moon, is a hardback. So, what's up with that?!! Lame! I'm hoping the third book, Eclipse, is all bendable like the first one, but I doubt I'll get that lucky. It comes out this month, big excitement!!
What I don't get is why publishers publish the first book one way and the rest another. It makes no sense. I like all my books in a series to match while they sit on the shelf. Is this weird? I don't think it is. I'm very anal about stuff matching. LOL
Like the Harry Potter series, it doesn't match! Oh, sure, they sell matching ones now, but I already bought the ones that DON'T MATCH!! And I'm not putting more money out just so they line up the same. I'd rather get rid of the entire mis-matched set!
So tell me...
How do you feel about hardback vs. papery-bend-aroundy type books? Do you like your keeper shelf to have matching sets in their series? And finally, what book OR series are you currently reading and are you enjoying it?