Feel free to share, what are your book pet peeves??Feel free to share, what are your book pet peeves?? Paula #questionnaire
I sound awful, my main book pet peeve is people asking me if I’m reading when I’m clearly reading?
People reading over my shoulder?
books laid down open, spine up; turned page corners, books piled haphazardly
This! Why is the Penguin in a different place on one book?!?!
omg ? i hate this
Or this – different height books…!
I have a set of a book series by Andrea Cremer…beautiful covers. The first is paperback and the last two are hard copy. But to get the hardcopy of the first book means getting a DIFFERENT cover. BUT to get the last two in paperback, it’s the SAME covers as the hardcovers! (Make ANY sense?)
Accidentally reading a book from a series out of order or starting an incomplete series and then having to wait forever for the next book.
Oh, I have so many. Lol. When people see you reading on your break and say, “Not busy today?” Or when they ask what you want for Xmas or b’day and when you say a gift card for books, they say, “Don’t you have enough books?”?
My reply would probably be, “I don’t question your gift” but I can be a bit grumpy☺️
When people break the spine of the book 🙁
The movie characters on the cover uuggg!
That really irritates the hell out of me
Mass market paperbacks. cant do it ?♀️?
@Amanda They feel too cheap and flimsy!
@JoAnne yes! And I don’t like the way they look on my shelf
@Amanda They just look like pulp.
Movie poster covers.
Same as above. It irritates the hell out of me!
-When I tell people I love to read and they make some remark like “ must have a lot of time on your hands??!? “?
– Folded corners of a page
– being interrupted while I’m reading
– damaged books
I hate that! When people assume you must have loads of time on your hands, what? Yeah it’s my time & I’m using the way I want to?
When I tell people I read a book over the weekend and they tell me I need to get out more and get a life.
That’s just mean, it’s your life & you are spending it as you wish xx
Turning down the corners of book pages.
People who try to talk to you when you’re reading and clearly don’t want to be disturbed ?
Dirty library books ?
@Stephanie I’ve started wiping mine with a rag, and hand sanitizer. Ick.
Reading a series at one go and waiting( very impatiently) for the next one
Day dreaming about the book i read
Price stickers that destroy a book by leaving sticky glue or tearing it!
people that wrote comments in the margins
When I hear someone say that they hate to read. ???
When the story climax is a literal 5 to 10 minute read. Like. Thanks
I spent an hour or so yesterday erasing penciled underlining. And I’ve borrowed a few library books that had a lot of underlining in ink.
So incredibly rude…
Annoying characters, especially characters who think they are bad ass which is just a bad ass way of saying, they make horrible, annoying decisions, “yes, let’s go into that building full of zombies, we can use the elevator/lift when there’s no power”? (that didn’t happen in a book, it’s just a for instance)☺️?
Books smelling of smoke or mildew.
Not one. But 2 scratched corneas. I cannot read.
Are they any better Therese? When that happened to me, they put in a medicated contact lens – it was better in just a couple of days!
@Michele That May be the next step if not better tomorrow
@Thérèse good luck!?
Food stains, with the piece of food still there.
Both of these on library books. Icky.
No synopsis, just blurbs and praises for the author
1. When I read on my back for so long that I get a stomachace.
2. When I read on my stomach for so long my shoulders hurt.
3. When I lose my grip on the pages and the book closes.
4. Ripped out pages(of course)
5. When I think I have a chapter left and the rest is just filler.
Marring a library book in ANY way.
My current peeve is that a book in a series of 15 books is $18.00 while all the other books in the same series are under 10.00 dollars. It’s been like this for about six months.
I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding.
When the book I’m reading has horrible errors. One book went from page 1-53, and the next 53 pages were 1-53 again. Pages 54-106 we’re missing. Another book kept repeating the same statements over and over again (it was a book of 1001 something or other), but it wasn’t in fact 1001 at all. It was like 700 plus repeats of identical material several times over. I guess the author didn’t anticipate anyone actually reading his book. Yet another book had blank pages where printed pages were supposed to be.
When you fall in love with a book and the book ends, when there was clearly so much more that could
Of been written…
Yes, the end is phoned in
Underlining and or notes on pages.
When I take a break from nonfiction to read a novel and a coworker who reads only cheap romance comments that it’s good to see me reading a “real” book. . .
Damage spines, Warp and dog eared pages. My mind sets in fury if i can see people handling books this way..
Spelling mistakes, I hate them. It makes me wonder what the proof readers are doing. ?
Writing or underlining books. That is about the only thing.
Dog Eared pages
Not sure if you mean pet peeves as regards story/plot, but my biggest pet peeve is when characters turn out to be related to each other and that’s the big twist of the story. I hate that.
Pet peeves covers everything??
when a book is too long and you can tell the author was just trying to fill up pages for a contract or something. Food stains from previous readers.Yuck.