Friday Feature #1

Friday, 5 February 2016

Feature Friday is a new meme by yours truly, Meleika from Endless Pages, where I let other bloggers flaunt their own opinions through reviews or have them post a discussion about anything and everything. Anyone can feature ! If you'd like to, contact me. 

(Disclaimer: All posts are done by different bloggers and I may or may not agree with what they like to post. We are all different people and will share different views and opinions. Everything is open to discussion. If anyone finds anything offensive, feel free to contact me)

This week we are featuring Joharis (check out her blog, Freakishly Fictional).

Hardcover books. What else is there to say? They're shiny, beautiful and… hardcover

I would love to buy all of my books in hardcover editions, sadly there ain't no money. Everytime I go to a bookstagram profile or a booktube channel all I see is hardcovers everywhere, and there's nothing wrong with that, no. Your money, your rules.

But I feel like paperbacks are so underappreciated, like, everyone(most people) love hardcovers,  which isn't hard to understand, yes they have their heaviness and are not comfortable,  but... I mean look at them


As much as I would love to have a bookshelf as big as theirs filled with hardcover editions, I can't.

Maybe it's only me, but a few months back I kept searching on Google which one is better Hardcover Or Paperback? I was genuinely looking that up because I kept seeing everyone with hardcover, except me. And as silly as it sounds I wanted to fit in and be like all those big youtubers that had like six shelves of hardcover(I'm very silly)

They're just magnificent and are always more worked on than paperbacks because there are so many opportunities with it.

Another problem I have is that I see all this big people on the online book community that Haul thirty books every month and at least three a week, as I said Your money, your rules. But I kinda felt really sad and tried so hard to always save up so I could buy hardcover editions.

So now I've got a system! If it's a book that I want, I buy it in hardcover. If it's a surprise Haul, Paperbacks. If it's a book that just barely interests me, I borrow it!

Another thing, GIVEAWAYS!  I have begun to take part in this activity so far I haven't won anything, but hey… One day… maybe….

I know it's extremely silly, but hey I was really heartbroken. But then, I sat down and thought… there are so many people out there who have not got money to even buy a paperback, let alone a hardcover.  So why am I sulking about getting a book? I'm not blaming my problems on booktube and bookstagram, is just that I got a tiny bit obsessed with how much other people could afford books and I couldn't.  Have you ever felt that way? Did you not care about the editions of your book?

It was/is extremely silly to compare all this people who have been at this for over four years and I am just an amateur.  This people have publishers who sent them tons of books to review, ARC’S by authors and mail from their viewers. See why I now realize it's stupid?

Plus, Paperbacks have got their charm as well. Light, easy to read (although they get cracked spines *shudders*)

Basically I just wanted to get as much books as all those people who have worked hard to get to where they are and I've just barely begun this amazing journey.

So I created this crazy personal dilemma about which one was more acceptable in the online community and got a little bit bummed out about not having the means to afford so many books that I wanted in hardcover editions.

At the end of the day they're both books, fitted to anyone demands (let's not forget e-books(a library in the palm of your hand)) beautiful and a treasure to this world.

So what if everyone apparently has more hardcovers than paperbacks, I really can't force myself to buy something I can't afford just because they're going to look prettier on the Internet.

Hardcover or Paperback?

1 comment on "Friday Feature #1"
  1. I feel like it's really up to you -- for me, because of the price factor, almost all of my books are paperbacks from the Book Depository. The few hardbacks I have are A Series of Unfortunate Events (it was a box set!) and Deathly Hallows (did you expect me to wait?!?!?) ... hardbacks look cooler but they're a bit less practical, tbh. I hate reading hardbacks with a cover that can come off because it keeps falling off when I'm trying to read!

    Also, Meleika, this is a SUPER COOL feature. Yay! :D


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