Wednesday, September 10, 2014
My TBR Has Jaundice!
Doctor Charli was recently observing her patient, the TBR pile, and noticed two serious things that were a bit off.
1) It is morbidly obese.
2) It has jaundice.
Jaundice is a common illness/symptom/thing, particularly in babies, nothing wrong with it.
BUT WHY DOES MY BOOKSHELF HAVE IT?
For those of you who are confused (probably all of you), I mean that loads of books that I currently have to read have yellow covers/spines.
It took me a moment to work out why. A lot of publishers are trying to not "genderise" books, ie no pink or blue. This is because the other sex opposite to each stereotypical colour thinks it isn't for their gender.
Has yellow become a "gender-safe" colour?
Don't get me wrong, I like yellow! I have no issue with it as a colour. But is it really the only colour a book can be now, without offending someone?
Green? Purple? Grey? Red? Orange? The spectrum is wide, my friends.