Top Ten Tuesday

10 Of My Biggest Bookish Pet Peeves

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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37 Comments

  1. I hate it when they change up series books so they don’t match together.

    1. It’s so annoying! Is it really so hard to make a series match?

  2. Stephanie <3 And yes to all of these haha.

    1. She’s the best 🙂

  3. OMG, yes, to these! On the note of the series, cover changes *looks at the Diviner series for example*. Also the read real books, annoys me greatly. Yes, GN/comics/manga and children’s books are still real books.

    1. Cover changes can be so annoying too, though I hate size changes more because it messes up my shelf haha 🙂 And yes, every book is a real book, I so hate when people say things like that.

      1. Haha, I guess that is the advantage of stacking my books due to it allowing more books to get on shelves. XD But yeah, I can imagine that it doesn’t look good. I just don’t get that, let people read what they want to read, it is all valid.

  4. Ugh, the miscommunication trope!! It always seems so unreal!

    1. It does, I always hate when a book uses this trope!

  5. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    When books in the same series have different sizes, yes! This happened with the last Night Rebel book 😭

    1. Oh, that’s so annoying when that happens!

  6. Yes to all these and so many more too!

    1. Glad we share some pet peeves 🙂

  7. Yes! The judging one especially bugs me since I’m a romance reader. I also hate the different sizes thing. Just happened to me with the abs version of The Legacy. I get why she did it, but also wish she would have offered a full size version.

    1. Romance does get so much judgement, it’s frustrating! And the sizes too! I don’t mind a cover change that much, but when the size changes I get so annoyed haha 🙂

  8. Gooey sticker mess is my nemesis! All these years of reading and I still haven’t worked out a way to get those darn things off without leaving any residue.

    1. Exactly! Cover stickers are every book lovers’ villain origin story 😉

  9. Yes, the stickers, the miscommunication, people talking to me when I am trying to read…and so many more. My link is here: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/10/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-pet-peeves.html

    1. They’re all so annoying indeed!

  10. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Oooh the bookhangover is a very good one!

    1. Right? Should be an official type of leave, the bookhangover leave or emotional leave or something!

  11. masterspj says:

    I’ve gotten over people judging me for what I read. But it has taken me a long time.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/going-to-the-dogs-12-books-with-dogs-on-the-cover/

    1. It’s definitely not easy!

  12. I do the same thing with stickers and then want to kick my own butt for doing it, lol. Also, huge yes to the comment about “real books”. So annoying.

    1. The stickers are just calling out to try and remove them, it’s so hard to resist haha 🙂

  13. That first one. And the last one too haha! Right? Not to mention adaptations. Yes it really sucks when they’re… not good.

    1. Disappointing adaptations are definitely the worst.

  14. Marianne Maurer says:

    I totally agree with all of these, even had some on my own list, as you have noticed.

    I also hate those stickers.

    And what on earth is a “real” book???

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. I’ve been reading books all my life and I still have no clue what they mean with a “real” book 🙂

  15. Miscommunication is annoying more and more every day, I feel you on that one. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/my-middle-grade-book-recommendations/

    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who’s annoyed by the miscommunication trope!

  16. Sucky movie adaptations are the worst.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    1. They’re so disappointing indeed!

  17. Totally with you when somebody thinks I’m not doing anything while I’m reading 🙁

    1. Ugh so annoying indeed!

  18. OHMHYGOSH, yes! That miscommunication trope is SUPER annoying. But yet it seems to crop up in every movie if not book!

    1. Yes, it seems to be EVERYWHERE and I don’t get it at all!

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