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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking pet peeves! Now, what’s a pet peeve?
pet peeve (noun)
something that a particular person finds especially annoying
So yeah, I’ve got some bookish pet peeves ready for you and I think that a lot of my fellow book lovers will be able to relate. So let’s go!
When I’m reading and people assume I’m doing nothing and can thus be disturbed
Look, chances are the main character is currently in distress or fighting a dragon or riding a dragon or saving the world in some way and I need to know what happens, okay? Or I might be reading a super sexy and romantic scene, and one just does not disturb a sexy scene!
When a sticker ruins a perfectly nice book cover
Why, marketing people? Why?
When I try to take said sticker off and just make everything that much worse
I kind of hate that gooey sticker-mess more than the actual sticker. So why do I still try to remove them? I have no idea.
When someone asks me if I also read ‘real books’ or is otherwise being very judgmental
Ugh. Just, ugh. I’ll read whatever I want to read. Take your snobby and judgey opinions elsewhere.
Also, when someone judges a book without reading it
Really? That’s just rude.
When books in the same series have different sizes
I would like a nice and aesthetic book shelf. So WHYYY can’t all books just be the same size? WHY?
When someone spoils the ending (also, when I accidentally spoil myself)
I admit, I have a problem. When I really am enjoying a book, I tend to look it up online, check Twitter tags and read reviews… before I finished the book. I have no one to blame but myself here.
When I’m really enjoying a book and then… bam… the miscommunication trope ruins everything
Can you tell I really, really hate this trope?
When I’m super hyped for a movie adaptation and then it just… sucks?
Movie and TV adaptations can be really, really good (see: Shadow and Bone or Catching Fire) but then why are some still just so, so disappointing? It’s possible, so clearly someone knows what book lovers want. So why aren’t more adaptations major hits?
When you’re suffering from major book hangover and are somehow still expected to go to work the next day
Again, this is just rude. Let me process my book in peace!