Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This weeks topic is bookish pet peeves, of which I don’t think I have 10 of but once I start writing I’m sure they will all just come flooding out!
Here is my list:
1 – People who borrow books and then never return them to you. WHY?! Just give me my book back, please, it needs to be with it’s friends on my bookshelf, RETURN IT TO ME 😦
2 – Stickers. On. Books.
3 – Stickers printed directly onto the book. There is NO NEED for this. (Also yes I have spent a lot of time trying to peel these off before I realised…)
4 – Book series where the covers don’t match. Pick a design and stick with it, some of us like things to look neat and orderly.
5 – Authors who are racist/homophobic/transphobic and generally hateful towards others still having a platform even thought they don’t deserve it (yes, this is aimed at specific authors :)))))
6 – When people try and talk to me while I’m reading. HELLO, DO U NOT SEE THE BOOK IN MY HANDS?!
7 – Kindle books that are edited terribly, my god, I have actually DNFR books before because the formatting was so bad, I hate it.
8 – When a book is made into a film and they change huge parts of the plot or exclude them because “they don’t have time to put them into the film” MAKE TIME!!!!
9 – When someone hates my favourite book. What do you mean you don’t like The Shining, get out.
10 – People who judge others for the way they consume their books, whether that be via paperback/hardback, kindle, or audiobook, we are all readers and we shouldn’t be criticised for how we read.
Hmm, surprisingly it wasn’t hard for me to think of 10 bookish pet peeves… Perhaps I’m more easily irritated than I thought!
Let me know in the comments what your bookish pet peeves are and we can compare.
Until next time, Em xxx
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Pet Peeves!”
I LOVE EVERYONE OF THESE!! Stickers on book covers is a brilliant one 😡 . One of mine is that I can never keep track of my nice bookmarks (keeping them in a random page as you read is definitely a risky game) and explaining plots to people is always a bit irritating if you know they don’t really care 😢 Here’s my TTT! https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2021/10/05/ttt-pet-peeves-maps-in-books/
And when the stickers are actually printed onto the book?! What is up with that😩
I use anything and everything as a bookmark purely because I’m fed up of losing all of my good ones!!
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THIS IS SO ACCURATE!!!! My biggest pet peeve is instalove though- I loathe it with all of my heart!