I am a book snob. And I am not ashamed in the least.
Now, before I get started, let me tell you this. I am an e-books hoarder. (If you like free and discounted Kindle books sign up here.) Nothing is better than a free book. Unless it’s paper. I’d much rather a book I can hold and touch. But, I can not curb my e-e-books hoarding.
I love books. I love stories. I love the images in my head when I read. I love that I can escape my reality and find myself in a completely different world. I love how I can become a different person for a while and not live the life I do. It gives me a chance to be normal.
Now, that being said, I will read just about anything as long as it hooks me. Twilight was not a good series. I didn’t enjoy it. AT ALL. I love Paranormal Romance, but that series was horrible. I love (and don’t judge me) mild erotica sections in my books. Love it. It keeps me intrigued. However, things like 50 Shades of Grey is not on that list. That was nothing more than a literary nightmare.
Every once in a while I’ll come across a free book, and I’ll start reading it. A lot of the time it’s clear to see why it’s free. I find spelling errors, grammar errors, run on sentences, you name it. That is when I will delete the book and never look at it again. If you are going to take the time to write and publish a book, please take the time to have someone edit it. Even if it’s a friend or parent. Have SOMEONE read over it. I can not handle noticeable errors while reading a book.
I ordered a used book from Amazon last year. I just pulled it out of my box so I could continue reading the series I’m reading, and I was horrified. The entire cover is torn and coming off, there is highlighter all over the pages, there’s pink pen and (help me) doodles. DOODLES. I don’t know why I became so frantic after seeing this disaster of a book. I ended up writing an email to the seller and explained the situation. I tried to be as nice as possible, but I was honestly freaking out. They emailed me this morning and apologized for the condition the book was in and will be sending a replacement. Huge. Relief.
I don’t know why I am such a snob when it comes to reading. I know I’m not the best in the world when it comes to sentence structure and all of that. But when someone doesn’t know the difference between “their” “there” and words like that, I have a huge issue!
There really wasn’t any point to this post. But I am a book snob. And I’m proud of it.