Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday time – a weekly bookish meme hosted over at
The Broke & The Bookish. Today the topic is:

Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves
All those things that annoy you in a story,
with book covers, bookstores, etc.

This should be fun!

*Broken spines-I let a friend read one of my Stephen King books once. Her husband, being a fan, wanted to read it too. He bent the book back in several places and broke the back to pieces. I had to donate it to goodwill and purchase a new one. I don't guess I had to, but I couldn't stand it. Talk about ticked. I don't buy used books with broken spines either, paper or hard back.

*Dog eared pages - Please use a bookmark if you have one of my books. I actually lend them with a bookmark in them, just in case....

*Coffee cup rings - on book covers.

*Short Stories - I'm making myself read some short story collections this year. Usually I find that short stories just leave me - empty - wanting more.... especially if it is a good one.

*Books that are too long - with a lot of extra stuff thrown in just to make it long. I don't mind a long book if the story moves right along but please don't drag out scenes, add story lines that end up not adding anything to the main story......

*Modern slang in historical fiction - it's distracting

*Newest book in a series is hard back - when all the others have been paperback

*Bar code or other stickers - over prices on audio books or over the blurb.

*Books without a blurb - I want one even if it is a favorite author.

*The heroine who does stupid things - in the name of being strong and independent. Yikes!

2 comments:

Heather said...

I am so enjoying reading these Book Pet Peeves! Thank you so much for your post!

Books Are Life,
Heather
www.booksarelife-vitalibri.blogspot.com

Cindy's Love of Books said...

Hi Sharon thanks for stopping by and commenting. You had a really good list.

I think all book lovers have the same list of pet peeves.

I know after reading everyone's list I am like oh ya that too.