This SB Day is a short one. Apologies and all but I’m not quite ready to get back into the swing of it.
I’m reading along yesterday, just minding my own business, when I flip to my second book and POW! It was like I’d invested in a large print volume without knowing it. Not only was the font three sizes up (at least) from that of the book I’d been reading, but the headers, footers and the leading (sp?) line were all larger too. To make matters worse, the large print book was only a page longer than its petite counterpart and all together had felt rather rushed.
Normally font means nothing more to me than a stylistic choice of the publishers, a way to possibly set the mood or time in a subtle manner. The sizable font of the second book seemed to be only for the purpose of filling up extra pages, something I’m fine with if the plot and overall construct don’t seem to be lacking. Unfortunately the plot holes combined with the font size gave me the feeling that this project was rushed and that the writer and editor should have gone back for a rewrite or two, pushing back the release date.
Does anyone else every feel this way when you open up a book for X price and realize that some other title might give you more words and plot per dollar or am I a freak?
Is font size ever a distraction?
Has it ever helped add something to the story you were reading?
P.S. Happy Birthday to Doug as well.