Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about books that we refuse to let others touch. Well, I don’t have many people who I trust with my precious books, so instead, I thought I’d talk about my bookish pet peeves!

  1. Spine breaking– I can’t deal with it. My books always look like they haven’t been read.
  2. Dog-earring– Use a bookmark or remember the page number that you’re on. Don’t damage my books!
  3. Staining– I don’t like when my books get stained by food or drink!
  4. Questionable second hand books– I get it that second hand books have a history, but for some reason I just can’t get into reading second hand books.
  5. Cover changes mid series– I can’t be doing with series that don’t match. It’s infuriating. Is that the teacher in me? I want everything to match!
  6. Errors in printed books– Again, teacher in me. I know I’m not perfect and make errors all the time, but in the process of publishing books you’d think they’d pick up on errors and inconsistencies?
  7. Student-teacher relationship– I’ve never read one that sits right with me.
  8. Absent parents through lack of caring- Awful. It makes me so sad.
  9. Females hating on other females– Let’s empower others rather than bring them down. 🙂
  10. Controlling behaviour masked as romance– No. Just no.

This is such a negative list but it felt very cathartic to get these bookish pet peeves off my chest! Ha!

I’m looking forward to seeing your lists today. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Top Ten Tuesday Freebie- Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s Top Ten list is a Top Ten freebie! We’re allowed to create our own list or use an old topic. I thought I’d go for 10 Bookish Pet Peeves that I have, so here we go…

  1. Questionable second hand books– I am not a big fan of second hand books. I like my books to be pristine. I do hate it though when I do get a second hand book and there’s awful stains or horrible smells. Yuck!
  2. Breaking the spine of a book– When my Gran reads one of my books, she literally bends the spine right back. I hear it creak. Argh!
  3. Series that have millions (exaggeration!) of books– I don’t have time to commit to long series. I prefer to read standalone books these days.
  4. Too much detail– I like a bit of detail but I do like to use my imagination.
  5. Whiny characters– My eyes tend to hurt from rolling them too much.
  6. Mistakes in printed books/e-books– I completely understand when there are errors in an ARC, but when a book has gone through so much to be published, I find it frustrating when errors haven’t been picked up.
  7. People that say the printed book is dead– No, no it’s not. I hope it never is. I’m not old-fashioned because I prefer a real book.
  8. Controlling behaviour said to be romance– Ick. Just no. Controlling is controlling and it makes my skin crawl. It’s not romantic.
  9. Cover changes mid series- Why? I want them all to match!
  10. Student-teacher relationships– As a teacher myself this just sits uncomfortably with me.

Do we share any bookish pet peeves? Let me know! Also, feel free to link me to your Top Ten post so I can have a look at what you’ve done!