Currently Reading — Blood & Beauty: A Novel of the Borgias by Sarah Dunant
Alright ladies and gentlemen! Time for another ish of mine! (Yes this is going to become a thing here at Tortie Reading Time! The ISH series!) I am a bit of a picky book buyer sometimes. I’ll usually pick up anything second hand that has a title or cover that catches my attention, take a glance at it, and then be on my merry way. However, once in a while I get a little ishie and am picky about the books.
Mainly the font. I have a serious thing about fonts, margins, and text size. Something about certain fonts and their spacing that I just have very hard to swallow. I will literally refuse to purchase a book if it’s not in the fonts that I like. Or if I buy it, I’ll buy another version of the book with formatting that is more pleasing to my eye.
I am currently having this issue because I am about to finish the current book I’m reading – just under 100 pages to go! And so I decided I want to read another Borgia historical fiction and was heartbroken when I saw that the formatting of the books I got – fonts, spacing and margins – were extremely displeasing to me. I became even more distraught when I found myself disliking the book simply because of the fact that I did not like the formatting of it . . . before I even read it! Isn’t that just awful! I won’t really judge a book by its cover but oh no! I’ll judge the quality and content of the book by its fonts and spacing!
It is completely ridiculous but I think we all have ishes that are a little on the sillier side; it can’t just be me that makes such a big deal about fonts and formatting. I personally prefer a page that is minimal on margin size and dense with font. I want to bust out my old school magnifying glass just to be able to get through the page! Otherwise the book feels wasted and like it’s wasting my time – which, as a bibliophile, is just about the worst feeling in the world!
So yes, another ish of mine. I feel like this blog is going to be full of my ishes but you know what? That’s alright. I like and accept myself for who I am. And I am a picky silly reader at times! But aren’t we all at least once in our bookish romances?
What are your reading ishes with books? What makes you put down a book or pick it up? Would love to hear from you!
The Reading Tortie