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Opinion: On Fonts in Books

Playfair Display Font. It’s lovely.

It’s might just be me but it racks my nerves for some reason when I see a novel with a font of Times New Roman. I’ve been reading The Ghosts of Blood and Innocence by Storm Constantine and it’s enjoyable reading, no complaints about the book so far besides the whole book is in Times New Roman. It might seem silly or you might be just trying to get familiar with what I’m talking about, but it honestly does bother me.

Times New Roman vs Garamond. Garamond is making me drool. Look at how that J curves down.

Another font I have been messing with while writing LJ and Rom book #2 is Playfair Display ( pictured at the top of the article ).

The number one goal of a font is readability and Times New Roman is readable for sure, but it lacks soul. In my opinion a font like Garamond or Playfair Display is a much more stylish and also very readable font.

What do you think? Do you care what font a book is in when you read it? Let us know in the comments below.

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By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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