We book worms are very particular when it comes to our reading lives – it’s kind of our passion. And there are certain things that bother us or throw us out of rhythm, causing us to cringe and want to throw our books at your head……. or maybe not because that would be abuse……… to our books……. not your heads. Oh you get the point! We all have our pet peeves when it comes to books and reading and I can’t wait to read what the participants have to say! Here are my top 5 bookish pet peeves 🙂
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in March – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
PET PEEVE #1 – BEING INTERRUPTED DURING THE LAST 25 PAGES OF A BOOK
Why? Why is it that every time I’m down to the last 25 pages of a book someone needs to talk to me? It’s like the last chapter some activates a magnet that draws people over to me all chatty like. STOP IT!!!! I DO NOT want to talk right now! I honestly don’t remember the last time I finished a book in peace……. without having to lock myself in a bathroom and even then I still get interrupted!!
PET PEEVE #2 – FINALLY FINDING THE BOOK YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO BUY BUT IT’S NOT IN THE COVER YOU WANTED – OR WORSE – IT’S THE MOVIE TIE IN!
Living in Canada is kind of a crap shoot when it comes to covers. Sometimes we get the American covers (most of the time) and sometimes we get the UK covers. It’s never a guarantee either way. But what sometimes happens is the web sites will show the cover and I get all excited but when I go into the store it’s not the same. It’s so irritating! And worst of all is if the book is an older release and it’s becoming a movie. All of a sudden the original cover is obsolete and all you can find are covers that look like movie posters. No thank you!
PET PEEVE #3 – WHEN ALL OF YOUR LIBRARY HOLDS BECOME AVAILABLE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
Once again, I’m starting to wonder if there’s some sort of bookish magnet that I’m not aware of! I usually have about 10 audiobooks on hold at all times. The wait times range from 2 weeks to over a year, which is quite the spread. But every single time one becomes available, 3 others follow! HOW?! Why?! I wait so long for some of these audiobooks and then all of a sudden i’m overwhelmed by them all and have to go back on a waiting list. I wish there was a way to put the hold off for another couple of weeks or something and not have to lose place. Or maybe some sort of “not now sir” button. Something! Help me out here lol
PET PEEVE #4 – CLIFFHANGERS AT THE END AND NOT HAVING THE NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES!
This pet peeve purely has to do with my own impatience! LOL! I’m aware that I have issues being forced to wait for things. And that’s why I will sometimes wait until all/most of the books in a series are released before I’ll start them. But there’s nothing worse than getting to the end of a book and being SO invested in it to have it end suddenly and you’re begging for more. Nevernight was an example for that. I needed the sequel SO badly I could feel my body shaking!
PET PEEVE #5 – BEING A MOOD READER!
Not really sure if this can be considered a pet peeve or not but it’s something bookish that’s really been driving me nuts lately. I’ve always been a mood reader. Sometimes it’s a great thing – it can really enhance my emotional attachment to a book and the characters if I’m in the right head space for it. But here’s the thing – if I can’t figure out my mood then I can’t figure out what I want to read!! And if my mood changes then so can my experience with the book. Lately I’ve been in the weirdest mood ever and it’s been a bit of a flip and flop on a daily basis. I wish I was the type of person that could set aside 5 books that I wanted to read next and pick them up no matter what. It would make life so much easier!!
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- The Memory Rune
- Robyn – Robyn Reads Books
- Paige – The Girl With All The Books
- Malanie – Malanie Loves Fiction
- Birdie Bookworm
- Rachael – Beach Bookworm
- Joe – JW Martin – Storeys of Stories
- Kyera – Kyera’s Library
- Taylor – Tays Infinitive Thoughts
- Kristina – Kristina Reads
- Rebecca – My Life As A Sports Fangirl
- Jillian – Jillian The Bookish Butterfly
- Leetha Rose – Life Should Be Lit
- Nina – The Cozy Pages
- Erin – A Red Head’s Rambling
- Lauren – Books Are Only The Beginning
- Rose – Stuck In Fiction
- Lola – Lola Et La Vie
- Nia – Shades of Paper
- Sophie – Beware Of The Reader
This was such a fun list to make! I wish I could show my kids and hubby this list so that maybe they would stop bothering me at the end of a book…… doubtful it would make a difference lol. What are your bookish pet peeves? I’m sure I could have made this list a LOT longer!
Until next time, happy reading!