hey peeps! april already seems like it’s moving so fast.
i feel like all of us bookworms have our certain pet peeves involving reading– it’s just natural. today i’ll be sharing mine. i’m a particularly nit-picky/pet-peevey (don’t argue. yeah it’s most definitely a word), so here are my top 10 bookish pet peeves.
how i feel when any of these things happen:
NOOOOO. “stickers on books” are the some of the worst words you can say out loud to me. the worst is when you can’t get them off with out ruining your dust jacket. *huffs*
wait– the actual worst is stickers printed onto books. nope nope nope.
there was once a time (a long time ago) when i did dog-ear my pages– until i realized how horrific it is. you can sometimes see your previously dog-eared pages from the outside. that ruins the aesthetic! even worse, the pages of a book can rip after being folded too much. we don’t want that do we?
so, fun story: there’s this dirt stuff staining my copy of I’ll Give You the Sun, and i have absolutely no clue where it’s coming from. i don’t even know where it’s coming from?!
worse is when the edges of your dust jacket starts fraying or even tearing. *cringe* nonononoooo
someone needs to say it, so i will. i buy books (as opposed to checking them out from the library) sometimes primarily because of how they look. the cover of a book is often the deciding factor whether i read a book or not. i know we all have personal preferences when it comes to book covers, but i’m sure there are some we all agree on…
i ran into a bad case of a vague ending when i read With Malice by Eileen Cook a couple months ago. i am someone who needs a definitive ending, and a book that can’t give that to me is likely not to be my friend.
in the past few months, i’ve discovered that i will take a book with strong characters and a weak plot any day over one with bad character and a great plot. annoying characters can completely ruin a book for me even with great world building/plot/etc.
this mostly pertains to books read for school because i love to annotate, but can apply to books in general. i hate it when i can’t highlight or use a pen without it bleeding through. plus, thin pages tear so easily. #notcool
usually when this happens, i won’t end up buying the series, just checking it out from the library. it just hurts my aesthetically-inclined heart to see books of a series that don’t match.
pretty self-explanatory. can you not see that i’m trying to concentrate on this book and not you?!