- When I go to the library and get a book out and when Im returning books at work and people leave their bits of paper, reciepts etc throughout the book.
- When your reading a book and somebody has crossed out certain words - I picked up a book once from the Adult Free Fiction stand at work and it contained the "F" word several times and somebody had crossed out the "F" word everytime it appeared throughout the book.
- When customers have books out especially the Large Print and they stamp inside the cover, or initial or even circle a random page number - come on people it's a library book -not your own.
- Too much detail- I love my mystery genre and books as much as the next person, but some authors just go on and on and on and it's like "HELLO, where's the exciting part".
- First person narrative - Im not too keen on First person narrative as most of the time it's not written well but if It is then Im all for it. E.g The 10pm Question by Kate DeGoldi
- Books that win awards - Some are great and deserve the awards but there are plenty again -the title above that wins awards and its like this is the worst book ever and everyone thinks so , so why did it just win ?
- Cliff-hanger endings - I hate it when a book ends in a cliffhanger as normally it takes forever to read the next one in the series as A) the authors still writing it or B) waiting for it to go on sale in bookstores or C) the libraries taking forever to purchase it.
- Abrupt Endings - Endings that finish like going up a brick wall and you're like - was that it .
- Misspelled Words or grammar issues - Its annoying when reading a story and there's A) Spelling mistakes or B) Grammar , Broken sentences etc.
- Authors that don't write fast enough - There is nothing worse than reading a series and having to wait yonks and yonks for the next one to hurry up and be released.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday : Book Peeves
Well, coming up with Ten for today's Top Ten Tuesday, seems a bit of a mission - so to add more, it will also be aimed at what annoys me in books, e.g authors.