Welcome to my first meme-hosting! It’s Top Ten Tuesday and was started by The Broke and the Bookish! You can join the fun too by hopping over to the site and checking out their post!
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves
1Books used as coasters– Why would you want to destroy books by placing greasy food or coffee cups on them? Usually I get books returned to me in this type of ruined state…grrr.
2Different book formats– If you start a book series a while after it’s been published, you might buy a mass market edition (the smallest paperback size). Then, when the newest book comes out, the hardcover is published first. Well, I hate waiting, so end up buying a series in all sorts of sizes. My bookshelf looks ridiculous for this reason.
3Romances that drag on forever– Once I see any remote potential for romance, I’m hooked. (And, I have no shame is admitting that). So, when a book or series refuses to resolve the romantic tension until the last few pages of the very last book, I start to get a little peeved. COME ON! Swoon, kiss, make up. Is that so hard?
4All the characters die– Why is this necessary? Once the author has started the killing spree, I can’t enjoy the book anymore because I’m anxiously wondering if my favorite character will be offed next!
5All talk no action– Although I love dialogue, character backgrounds and world descriptions, I also love chase scenes, sword fights and magic duels. In the words of Hank Williams Jr.,”a little less talk and a lot more action.”
6Characters oblivious to their own attractiveness– Characters that have no idea they’re gorgeous but somehow attract all of the other good-looking people, just get on my nerves! Fake humility even in novels does not make it less fake.
7Highlighting, underlining- Although, this mainly pertains to school books, it still really bugged me. Whenever I bought a a used text book on Amazon, I always prayed no one lied about the “new or like new” condition status of their book. Just fyi to those peeps, if you underline everything, then nothing stands out…
8 Creased book binding- I really hate it when book binding for paperbacks gets all crinkly and creased. It decreases a book’s “new” look by 80 percent. (That’s a fact.) 😉
9Overwhelming content trends- I think a lot of other bloggers mentioned this one too. Trends like hot vampires or dystopian societies are all the rage right now. Don’t get me wrong- I’m eating them up, but I’m also hoping that they calm down soon so that other exciting stories have their moment to shine. Plus, it all starts to sound the same after awhile.
10Ugly book covers- I absolutely judge books by their cover. I feel spoiled by YA books because a lot of covers in this genre are generally really pretty. Fantasy books on the other hand could use a little help.
What are your top bookish pet peeves? I got a little snarky tonight, so please feel free to do the same!