Top 5 Bookish Pet Peeves!

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 All of a sudden the original cover is obsolete and all you can find are covers that look like movie posters.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!!

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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!

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  1. BOOKendra says:

    The mood reader thing is so relatable! It’s my personal pet peeve too. It’s even more annoying when I have a pile of library books of different genres that I was in the mood to read when I picked them out – and then all of the sudden I just can’t get into them! This doesn’t help the variety in my book reviews either.

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    1. Oh I was thinking the same thing!! My reviews are always usually grouped by genre. I’m usually stuck on all fantasy, or all science fiction, etc.

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      1. BOOKendra says:

        Yeah, I realized that the last few books I finished were all some type of fantasy.

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  2. kyera says:

    I remember you said you use Overdrive and I’m not sure if your library system has the same format but there is an option to put your hold “on hold”. If you log into the e-zone and go under your holds, you should be able to suspend hold. It can be for 7 days or as many as 180.

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    1. I’m not sure if that option is available. I haven’t really looked all that hard. I usually just put myself down for yet another hold if it’s not too long. But I’m going to hopefully look into it tonight

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      1. kyera says:

        Hopefully you do!

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  3. Noriko says:

    I love this post!! Yes, ad I get closer to the end of a book, I want no one to interrupt me; that’s incredibly irritating!! And I totally get not having the next book in a series… You might forget the plot by the time the next book comes out!!
    Great post!.😀

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    1. I’m notorious for forgetting things about a book before the next one comes out! I usually end up searching for a spoiler recount 😂

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      1. Noriko says:

        No worries! Me, too!

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  4. Mini says:

    Haha! Great topic, I am loving it. And, even I get irritated when I get interrupted during the last pages. 😄

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  5. Ugh movie tie in covers are the worst! Especially because of how hard it is to find the original covers and plus if I see a movie tie in cover, it feels like I’m going to be reading the movie instead of the book.

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    1. Lol I think the same way. I always feel like a movie cover means they changed something about the book. Even if I know it’s the same! 😂

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  6. I am always interrupted near the end of the book! It happens without fail and it is so frustrating!!

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    1. So it’s not just me?? I’ve even tried locking myself in the bathroom even though I wasn’t using the bathroom. I just sat on the floor to finish the last few chapters. Of course, that’s when my husband and two kids both decided they needed either me or the bathroom!!

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  7. Chizurue says:

    I think this is my favorite top 5 tuesday prompt so far. I didn’t actually know I had that many bookish pet peeves until listing them down. Thanks for this! 😊
    I’m also a bit of a mood reader but I’ve long accepted that it’s just unavoidable in my case really. Better moody than a slump ^_^

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    1. It’s surprising how many there are right?! And you’re totally right about the mood reading. Anything is better than a slump!

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  8. nice i am about to type my last one up today and can’t wait for March top 5 Tuesday topics

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  9. Dreamy Reads says:

    Ahahahaha! I agree with being a mood reader. Why am I like this?

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  10. bookmuffin says:

    Definitely agree with 1 and 5; people interrupt me all the time when I’m coming to the end of a book, it’s incredibly annoying! I also hate being a mood reader, especially if I’m in the middle of a series and suddenly decide I don’t want to read that particular genre anymore! Great post!!

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    1. Ugh that’s the worst and it happens all the time!! I love marathoning a series but I can never guarantee I’ll stay in the mood for it the whole time!

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  11. Totally agree with movie covers. I can’t stand them. It drives me insane.

    I’m also a mood reader! I always buy books with the intention of reading them next, but if I’m not in the mood for a certain genre, they just get put back on the shelf for another time!

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    1. I guess that’s the positive thing about being a mood reader – you have books on your shelf that you set aside when you were in the mood for them!

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  12. hannawsreads says:

    Oh movie covers… what even is the purpose of those?! If i want a movie cover, I go and buy the movie!

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  13. Elley says:

    YES to all of these, but especially the mood reader piece right now. I must have picked up (and put down) at least half a dozen books over the weekend because I just could NOT figure out what I was in the mood for!

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    1. Same! I hate going through so many books just to pick one!

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  14. Harsimar says:

    ‘Being interrupted during the last 25 pages of the book’ yessss that is the most annoying thing ever. I remember while reading ‘Angels and Demons’, I did actually lock myself in the washroom to avoid being disturbed! 😂

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    1. 😂 that’s a good one to lock yourself away for!

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  15. #4 is my biggest pet peeve!! I hate cliffhangers and I hate waiting for the next book! I grew up waiting for the next Harry Potter book to be released and for some reason that didn’t bother me but ever since then it has driven me nuts!

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    1. Lol I didn’t mind but did at the same time. I think I just reread all the available Harry Potter’s until the next one came out 😂

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  16. Rose says:

    I agree with so many of these! I would do anything to not be a mood reader, I’ve not been able to enjoy so many books because of it.

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    1. It really does suck sometimes. I’ve gotten good at setting books aside if I’m not in the right mood. You’re so right when you say you can’t enjoy a book sometimes

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      1. Rose says:

        I need to learn how to put a book down sooner rather than later when my mood changes haha!

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        1. It’s not easy that’s for sure!

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  17. Number 1 happened to me over the weekend…ugh!!
    Number 4 – I also love starting a series late for this reason. Just not too late so that playing catch up isn’t too bad.

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  18. This is SO relatable. The library book one ALWAYS happens to me ugh. Or I place a hold on a whole series and get them out of order! (Although with my library, at least, you can pause your hold for a while if you see that a lot of them are coming in at the same time. Not that I ever remember to do this. But it’s worth checking out.)

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    1. Ugh that’s happened to me too. You hold books 2 and 3 but get the third one first!!

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  19. Oh my word. Yes to so many of these! Movie tie-in covers are the worst! And being interrupted at the end of a book? You’re dead to me. LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. 😂 omg the next time I’m interrupted while finishing a book I’m just going to mutter the words “you’re dead to me” and see how the person reacts…….. I’ll make sure it’s not one of my children though 😂

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  20. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I love that you have totally different pet peeves from mine but now I share them too LOL As usual I am late 😉 Here is my link: http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-bookish-pet-peeves/

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    1. I love it when lists are different!! I agree with yours completely!

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  21. Lola says:

    Movie Tie-In Covers -> Blegh! I only like cliffhangers if I already have the next book, though I seldomly read series back to back these days. I used to…

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    1. Same here! I used to love a good series binge. But now I get bored easily or something…..

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  22. leetharose says:

    Absolutely every single one of these has me nodding my head or cringing! I think the biggest two, that I hadn’t thought about while drafting my own list, was the interruption. NO. NO. NO. There is nothing THAT important that I need to be interrupted in the last 25 pages…(okay, well maybe an emergency).

    I am also a mood reader! It leads to me jumping in and out of reading phases. One week I might read a couple relaxing “chick lit” style books, the next I may read all emotionally draining contemporary fiction, then in the middle of a memoir I might not feel it anymore and need something Young Adult. It drives me nuts, but it helps that I have a huge TBR pile! (Although half the time, it is like people that “can’t find anything to wear”, I have hundreds of unread books at my disposal and “can’t find anything to read”…

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    1. Hahahahaha It’s exactly like the “can’t find anything to wear” problem!! Just related to books! That’s so funny!

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  23. Finally got home so I could link you. Today’s been crazy, and auto-published posts are not your friend when they require linking to a post being published today! (But I had a great job interview, so hopefully I get the job!)

    I went overboard with this one…and might end up going overboard with next week’s post, too, so I apologize in advance lol

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    1. No apologies necessary! I hope you got the job! I’ll be crossing my fingers for you 🙂❤️

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  24. I hate being interrupted when I’m trying to finish a book. Also, not having the next book in the series after a cliffhanger is the absolute worst!

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  25. trashfaerie says:

    All of it is so friggin relatable. Especially the last one. I am a mood reader for sure, so ill go through spots of reaAally wanting to read something but nothing strikes me in the right way. Aahh.
    Great post!! ♡♡♡

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    1. There are so many mood readers out there and we all feel the same way about it. I wish I could pick up just anything!

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      1. trashfaerie says:

        Goodness youre telling me!! When will i be in the mood to read aalll the things i want to? Lol the struggle so real

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  26. Pet peeve 1,2,4,5 are so true to me! I hate it when people interrupt my reading in general, but the last pages are almost always the most intense ones and I hate having to leave my little bubble because someone wants to talk to me. And the mood reading one… jeez i usually only read fantasy/sci-fi/thrillers in the winters but i’ve been in the mood for romances this year? i guess i feel mushy, i have no idea why!!

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    1. Lol I’ve always read mainly fantasy, sci fi, and historical fiction but lately I’ve been reading contemporary – maybe it’s time all the mood readers got confused all at once 😂

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  27. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to say “Shush! I’ve only got one more chapter to finish.” LOL.

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    1. Hahahahaha!! If I do that it always comes out like I have swallowed the devil….. I try to say it nice but it never comes out that way lol

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      1. 😂😂
        I completely get that!

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  28. Can anyone join Top 5 Tuesday, Shanah? (Also yes to all if these!!)

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    1. Of course! Just link your post to a specific post of mine (and not just my main web site link) and I’ll get a WordPress notification. Then as soon as I can I will add you to the participants list 🙂 I’d be so glad to have you!

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  29. Ellyn says:

    Yes @ library holds, why must they always all come out at the same time!!

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    1. I’ve had 3 come available this week all within 4 days……. ugh

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  30. Andie says:

    Oh my god, I’ll just update this comment as I go through the post because I’m nodding my head hell yes so much it might actually fall off!

    For the first peeve- SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK honestly should we carry a don’t disturb sign??? Can you put people on aeroplane mode????

    For the second peeve, oh my lord, the movie tie in- we do not mention that it’s an abnormality and a shame!! I relate so much to this point though omg 😭😭

    Omg the fourth one??? Literally what I had to go through with ACOMAF, I was almost shaking as I finally read ACOWAR 😅

    The fifth one is definitely also a bookish peeve, I relate to it a lot:))

    Aghhh really great post!! 💛

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  31. ignitedmoth says:

    Yesssss! This. ALL of this. lol
    I think readers need little “Not to be disturbed” signs we can put on while reading crucial points in books (especially at the end). They make them for hotel doors, why not for bookworms?? 😛

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    1. I’m considering making one to hang off the couch beside me! Bright neon too!

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      1. ignitedmoth says:

        Haha That would be amazing. 😛

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