Bookish Pet Peeves: Be Warned, or find a book hurled at you!

“It is very important to understand why those annoying people annoy you and then figure out where that fits into your world.”
― Auliq Ice


It is supposed to be just a list of five things. I actually didn’t realize I had so many of them when I started listing them down, that I considered if should just make it to twenty. But I’ll save you reading a longer post and just offer you…

Get it?

For the poor souls who don’t know her – but I am not judging you I swear – it’s Eleven.


Can I tell you something? You know about a girl who reads? A girl who reads can be patient because she’s used to waiting for sequels. She’s also kind, cries easily, an intellectual, and most of all — broke or penniless. What can we say? We love a good investment. I can go on and on about this because I recently read an inspiring post somewhere in social media that I just had to share some of that here and also, I am one.

But enough about that, let’s talk about more pressing matters. So, a girl who reads has all those redeeming qualities above, but what annoys her the most?

Bookish Pet Peeves

  • Longer than Rapunzel’s hair. How many series (or books in one series) do you plan to make, dear author? It’s all well and good when the story is still ongoing and worth following but if you’re milking the story for all its worth and not even a fresh story or plot, sometimes you just have to STOP. Same for a series with supposedly standalone books in their own way but set in the same bookverse – too-many-to-count books with the same plot formula and almost the same character types.

  • Mismatched books in a series. This is why I love a book set. It’s beautiful, it matches and just satisfies you visually. Mismatched books are quite painful for me. Not to mention when halfway through the series they change the covers. That is so very mean!
  • Another thing is the [bad, cheap, or maybe cheesy – you name it!] book cover. The story may be good but I won’t be caught reading that book out in public with such a poor taste in the cover. So help me, I won’t be judged.

  • Dog ears all over the poor book.
    And so, the bookmarks were made just for you:

But you could mark yours however you want, just not in my book.

  • Dog ears are forgivable but torturing the spine is just horrible. For the love of god, don’t bend them all the way back! I worry that they hurt too. Shame on you when the pages started coming off because of that. Worse: they might come back to haunt you..

  • Eating near my book or while reading. Stay away with your sticky and tempting food – even if that is chocolate.

  • Call me selfish but you’re still not leaving with my book. I love you guys. I trust you with my sanity and more, but no borrowing my books. Learned that lesson the hard way. Never trust a book borrower. Thank god, I’m not a library …yet.
  • Get your own book and we can read together in blissful silence but no peeking over my shoulder! That just feels weird and I feel like you’re invading my privacy.

  • Movie magic is really movie madness. How many instances can you count when a book is made into a movie (or a series… oh lord) that you actually like it? Or find no major faults in it? I think I can count mine in one hand and that’s when I’m feeling generous.
  • Movie covers on books is just not right. There’s the movie and here’s my book. Please don’t sully the good book with other things not bookish.
  • “DO NOT DISTURB.”
    Can’t you see I’m reading? Go away!
    That Captain Jack Sparrow gif would totally work here but I think this is so much more fitting:

Did you count them? They’re just eleven tiny things. 


That’s it for this Tuesday Party! What’s on your list? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme by Shanah at the Bionic Book Worm. If you are interested in participating just head over to her site and welcome to Tuesday parties!

Happy reading everyone!

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24 thoughts on “Bookish Pet Peeves: Be Warned, or find a book hurled at you!

  1. Bwahahah yes! No to mismatched series, no to very long series and I’m hiding behind some pillars on the train’s gate just to be left alone and read 😉

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  2. I don’t mind lending books or whether the cover is good or not (unless it is truly hideous), but I do mind people eating near my books, talking to me while I’m reading or reading over my shoulder. Still, my number one irritation is when you are discussing a book series and someone who has only watched the movie version tries to insert their opinion of a character into the discussion. I have a very particular look reserved for offenders on this one.

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    1. Some books have truly cringeworthy covers! I will read it if it’s any good but probably in ebook version.
      I can totally relate to that since not all movies give justice to the book it was adapted from, and thus the two are not even comparable! I can only imagine the look you give them..

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  3. Awesome post! And series that just go on forever are terrible to read! Especially the one’s where it’s pretty obvious the author was planning on ending the series and it’s been all nicely concluded and didn’t leave much room for something else to happen to warrant another entire book (or multiple books…) but still keep going! >_<

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  4. YES!! This whole list yes! Especially the “longer than Rapunzels hair” and not lending out books. I’ve lent out so many books and gotten them back ruined or a totally different edition (did you really think I wouldn’t notice??) because they lost or wrecked it. NO MORE!
    Thanks for participating – you’ve been added to the list 🙂

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    1. Bookworms notice everything!! Just look at our ability to concentrate on reading a story and the details on it..
      Thank YOU for the cool topic! I feel like I’ve discovered more of myself by listing this down. 😋

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