Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Translations - If you aren't from a country that has two or more offial languages, you cannot see the struggle. My two languages are English (duh) and Spanish (blah). So, the struggle is to see how bad translations are from English to Spanish, is so not good that I deny to read anything in Spanish unless it was written in that language. Believe me if you are trying to learn Spanish, do NOT by any circunstances read a book translated from English to Spanish (you will be lost the whole way).
Book-To-Movie Adaptations - This is a topic that anyone can talk a lot about it, but to keep it single I will say just this... I have a love-hate relantionship with them. Some are very good, others not so much and some are just terrible. For me, is always good to watch them. I talk full-length about it in this post.
Giving Up - In other words, DNF a book. I don't like to this much, but I have done it in some ocassions (seven to be exact). I always like to finish a book, even if I don't like it. I tent to what to know how it ends and if I didn't like it, then I rate it one or two stars, simple. Giving up is just something I don't like. See this post.
Book Comparisons - Oh, I hate them so much. I hate even much when I do them. It's kind of hard not to in some cases, but I still hate myself to do it. I really don't like the phrases saying that some book is just like The Hunger Games or even something like its a combination between Rainbow Rowell with John Green. I hate them! See this post.
Paperback or Hardcover? - Please, please, don't make me chose. I will always chose hardcover, no matter what. But they are awfully expensive and sometimes the paperback is better. When I'm reading a hardcover, I take off the dust jacket so I don't ruin it. The downside is that no one knows what really I'm reading. The upside of paperback is that I can show off the book, but the downside is that if I bend it too much it ruins the spin or the pages will not close good enough as new. *sighs*
Release Dates - I HATE TO WAIT! Do I need to say more?
Libraries - In my country there isn't much libraries. That I know of, there's only two and like an hour away from where I live. The prices are awfully expensive, there are no BN and they do not have too many good books as I would love. PLUS most of the books are in Spanish, damn. That's why I buy my books online.
Cliffhangers - I HATE THEM! Do you not? I mean, its good thing to have them as an author, because that guarantees that you will read the next book. But when the next book is going to be out a year after you read the book... I DONT LIKE TO WAIT (see number five). Not going to say more.
Endings - I'm talking about the end end. The one that exists after the whole series is done. The epilogue.... That end. Some times I just want more. Meaning that some times (most of the time), I really want another chapter telling me how good everything goes and how happy they (characters) are. Like, who wouldn't want how Eleanor & Park end, right?
Cover Changes - This is the biggest problem I have. Seriously authors, don't change your covers in the middle of the series. Because I already have some of them and the new ones will not match. For example; the Across the Universe covers are gorgeous, or at least the first two, the third was the let down. Why change the covers when you really like the first ones?
Mass-Paperback Books - I really hate that they actually exist. I don't really know why they do, but I have two of them and I kind of hate them. They have the right cover, but they aren't the same height as the other paperbacks. Why, oh, why?