As a bookworm, I've been through tons of problems that I thought were completely rational, but to non-bookworms, they were not, apparently. Here I'll share some of these problems with you, and hopefully you can relate, so I don't feel like I'm too much of an outcast.
1) Covers that don't match
Ok, this one I'm not sure if it's only because I'm OCD, but when covers of books in a series don't match, it drives me crazy. I had Insurgent in a different format once, and I literally had to hide it or else it drove me insane to see it next to Divergent. Also, sometimes, the publisher doesn't make the covers match. Like, WHY?
2) Useless dust jackets
Why are dust jackets a thing? They take up those extra millimetres of space on a bookshelf, and you might think that it's totally dumb of me to notice, but those extra millimetres are incredibly important if I want to fit another book on that shelf. I have a blog post about that here, on my second collab blog.
3) Cracked spines
Two words that I despise : cracked. spine. This is the reason I don't lend out books anymore. Once I lent out a copy of my The Catcher In The Rye and got it back the next day with a cracked spine and a ripped cover. The person, whom I shall not name, didn't even say anything about it. Like, did you expect me to not notice it????
4) Price differences
This problem goes with the first one, but why are hardcovers so much more expensive? I understand that the hardback required more material or whatever, but the fact that they are almost twice as expensive as paperbacks is just abnormal. And bookstores always seem to release the hardcovers first, so you always end up paying more. Great marketing technique, I'll give you that.
5) Reading in public
Reading in public is incredibly dangerous. First of all, well, you're exposing your baby to the world and who knows when rain might start falling on the pages of your book. Secondly, if something sad happens (or if anything happens, really...), you just cry. And it's hard to cry in public, because it's already awkward enough to see a random stranger crying, but the fact that you're crying over a fictional character or a fictional event is even more weird. If only there were public transport only for booknerds... We could all cry together, #noshame.
Here you have it, my top 5 booknerd problems. I tried to find some different ones than the ones we always see on the blogging or booktube community, because they get repetitive!
What are your booknerd problems?