Book Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about bookish things that annoy me. Feel free to join in!
As a book buyer, this one really gets me. I’m not a person that’s highly organized. My room isn’t exactly a pig sty but it’s not pristine either. Books are where I’m a bit more organized. It really annoys me to have series books not match. This could be in paperback vs hardback or covers matching.
I do tend to actually hold off on buying books simply because I want them all to match. Case in point: The Hunger Games. I bought the first book in paperback before it got really popular. I loved it and wanted to buy the next books. Guess what? You can’t buy the other books in paperback. [Actually it looks they’re just now releasing Catching Fire in paperback this summer.] Talk about frustrating!
I have bought books that don’t match before and it does irk me a bit. When buying the books I didn’t think much of it at the time. I was just trying to get the best deal. Now it looks a bit silly to have one mismatched book within a series. Sure it might add some character to your bookshelf but I don’t think it looks as pretty.