Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. This week, we’ve been presented with several topics for the new year, but this one really caught my eye….
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
I dropped into a local, large chain brick and mortar store during the holidays and was a bit exasperated. A lot it has to do with the diminished space in book stores for actual reading material and how much more is given over to cards, games, toys and other items. There is nothing wrong with these items, mind you but I feel like space for actual books is shrinking…or maybe it’s just that the types of books I want to read aren’t in fashion so there’s less space for them.
Along those lines, I get a bit frustrated when covers of books don’t list it as part of a series. I’m one of those who wants to read a series from the beginning and not jump in halfway through. Along those lines, I get frustrated when a new entry in a series comes out and I can’t find book one on the shelves at the bookstore. (Again, the whole shrinking space for other non-book related stuff).
I know that I can purchase said books other places on-line or special order them if I want. But that takes away some of the fun of the impulse buy of a book.
Maybe it’s just me and I’m too old fashioned….
Now, you crazy kids…get off my lawn!