Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So today is a TTT Freebie week, and I picked Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves mainly because recently I’ve noticed I have quite a few. Enjoy!
1) Books that tell instead of show. I don’t want to hear the author ramble on trying to get a point across. Let the characters talk about it, or just let me figure it out myself. I have a brain. I don’t need you to explain everything.
2) Authors that only host giveaways of their own books. There are many authors out there who participate in giveaway hops. The problem is, they usually only giveaway their own books, which is super aggravating. If I want to read your book, I will buy it. But stop trying to force it on me, please.
3) Characters that just have life soooo hard (not). These kinds of characters are hard to relate with because usually their lives are pretty dang awesome, though the author might make it seem otherwise. I know I’ve used this example before, but let’s look at Bella Swan, shall we? She has two guys dying to protect her and win her heart. Two, not one. Most of us don’t have half that much. So cheer up and try to at least smile, Bella. Gosh. *end of rant*
4) GIFs in blog posts. Just….leave them out, please? Please. JUST LEAVE THEM OUT. It looks unprofessional and makes the page have to load for five million years.
5) Disconnected authors. They only connect with readers/bloggers/the outside world through their publicist or agent. You never actually speak (*gasp*) with the author. It’s like they’re some sort of deity who can’t be accessed by a normal person. One word, guys: cold.
6) Awful covers. Like, in general. I just despise awful, amateur-looking covers. It sounds bad, but they make me want to cringe. And keep scrolling.
7) Authors/bloggers that question your reviews. You may or may not have heard that this happened to me recently. Guys, I hate it when people come back and question my opinion on a book. It’s not like I’m saying “no one should ever read this book and all remaining copies of it should be burned and the author should be banned from ever writing again.” Just like any other book blogger, I’m stating an opinion. Not everyone will like your book(s). If you have trouble swallowing that, you have a lot to learn, my friend.
8) The fact that new books only come in hardback!!! Just a part of life, I guess, but I hate it. Why can’t they come out in paperback, too?
9) Embarrassing covers. Like the cover of Altered. It starts out with the librarians giving you funny looks, and then you realize you’re going to have to keep the cover face down when you’re reading in public. Or else everyone will think you’re reading some dirty adult book. “It’s not that kind of book, I promise!”
10) Books with long chapters. If one chapter is going to be fifty pages long, just forget it. I’m already going to feel like I’m not getting anywhere. Chapters are my motivation and a way of seeing how far I’ve gotten. James Patterson understands this. *nods*
As always, share your Top Ten in the comments below!


  1. Number one is the actual worst. Seriously, inner infinite dialogues suck. I basically agree with all of them, anyway.

  2. Awesome list! I totally agree with you on pretty much all of these :)

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

  3. I'm definitely in agreement with so many of these. I hate long chapters! Embarrasing titles/covers are the worst. And I will rarely pick up a book if I don't like the cover. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  4. I'm iffy about gifs in blog post...I won't put them in reviews, but if it's a personal post, I have...but I never thought of it as unprofessional.

    One of my biggest pet peeves it the usage of similar cover images, especially if it's a publisher...like you have the resources BE CREATIVE.

    My TTT


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