There’s a time that I don’t know what ‘Pet Peeve’ means. When I was finally educated what that term means I finally had a term to use for these little annoyances I feel about things. lol.
*cue in Sam Smith’s ‘I Know I’m Not The Only One’*
I’m pretty sure we all have our own personal pet peeves when it comes to books. I thought it would be fun to share some of my bookish pet peeves and for us to complain together. lol. Let me know if we have any bookish peeves in common? 😉😉
The Never Ending Series
This is a so-so part of the list because it still actually depends on how the story of the series is going. If I’m loving it, I won’t complain for more books but if I feel like the author was just dragging the story to make it longer then there I would be complaining. I personally have this compulsion to finish a series that I’ve started so if it would take years for the series to finish I won’t be at peace until then. 😣 But in average, for me, the acceptable number of installment in a book series for me is around 4-5 books. I think that’s more than enough.
Super Hyped-Up Books
I have not-so-good experiences with super hyped up books (Ahem. SJM Books) that’s why I usually steer clear away from them. Also, I feel like once the book was super hyped up the expectation will be super high as well. And most of the time, they don’t really satisfy my expectation thus I always end up dissapointed.
Stickers on Books
Why are stickers always a pain in the a** to remove? And they always leave this ugly and sticky mark even after you removed them. I really hate it when books have these price tags/discount stickers. I wish bookstores will eventually find an alternative to this – perhaps just maximize the use of the bard code thingy of the books or cover the whole book in plastic then stick the stickers there. Possible?
When I first started really reading, this wasn’t a big deal for me. I actually remember a book or two that I love that includes this trope. But overtime, I find myself staying away from it because I don’t really enjoy the anxiety of choosing brought to me. It may seem petty but it’s kind of a big deal for me.
Changing Cover Designs and Book Heights
I mean, why? Why does the cover and book heights have to change especially in the middle of a series? This has always been a struggle for me since I can’t really anticipate the edition of books that will be released here in Manila.
For some reason, I associate underlining/highlighting with textbooks. 😅 Maybe that’s why I haven’t really underlined/highlighted a book that I read for entertainment. Also, I think there are other ways for you to keep track of your favorite phrases, quotes and pages instead of putting marks on the book itself.
Books with Movie Covers
I’m not a fan of these types of book covers. Never really liked them. Period.
Character Changes In The Middle of A Series
Why build up a character just to see him/her change into a totally different person along the way?? Why have the character flip into a total 360?? I just hate it when this happens. I hate character sabotage. I easily get attached with characters that’s why this has also been a big deal for me.
Dog Earring Pages and Bending the Covers While Reading
Please use a proper bookmarks and hold the book properly. If you can’t do that, don’t borrow my books. I feel sad when people just couldn’t seem to care less about their physical books. I know the book looking all used up gives it character but if you have the option to take care of it, why not?
Shoulder peeking while reading
“Kindly mind your own business, Ma’am/Sir.” It’s awkward and creepy when someone is peeking behind your shoulder looking into what you’re reading. You can just ask me instead of lurking and peeking behind me.