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Here are some of my biggest book pet peeves (and a bonus reading ick!)
This is going to be controversial, but I like to write in my books. (I actually prefer my books to look like they have been read, so crack those spines!) But I haven’t found a pen that 100% WON’T bleed through thin paper, which makes it hard to read when you turn the page.
Also, thin paper rips so easily. I like my books read, not ruined.
Suuuuuupppeeeeerrrr Long Chapters
Long chapters bother me most when there are a lot of unnecessary, dragged-out descriptions. I appreciate the writer’s attention to detail, but I have a short attention span – I can’t spend pages on the background with no action.
In contrast, when chapters are so short there is not sufficient information or action, it feels like pointless fluff.
I’m not the best at noticing inconsistencies, but when I do (or more likely, they’re pointed out to me), I fixate on it. It’s hard to keep things straight when writing a book, or a series, so I understand not being able to catch every single thing.
But when it’s a BIG plot point or multiple simple things to keep consistent, it drives me nuts.
As for the reader ick, I’ll give you a scenario:
You are reading a book, whether that be at home, on the train, in a park, or in a coffee shop. Someone sees you and decides to come up to you.
They ask, “What are you reading?” You tell them.
They ask, “What do you think of it?” You say you like it so far, but you just started.
Turns out, they hate it! And they go on about exactly how much they hate it and what they hate about it.
All you are trying to do is read your dang book! Why so negative dude??
If it wasn’t clear, these are not deal breakers for me personally, just little tics I could do without if given the choice. And these are my own opinions.
So there you have it! Some of my Book Pet Peeves!