We all have bookish pet peeves, and I thought it would be fun to share a few of mine!
- Broken Spines
When you’re reading and you can feel the crease starting to form so you try not to open the book as much when you read but it happens anyways. Now the book spine is a semi circle (CRINGE) and it isn’t as pretty on your shelf anymore either.
2. Movie Tie-In Covers
They just look so bad!! Why do you need to make a new cover for a book with some actors dramatically posing, when you have an ALREADY PROBABLY BEAUTIFUL original cover?! The movie covers look so cheesy, I’ll never understand it when I see people reading them – why would you buy that? I just???
And then when the movie cover editions are exploding out of every store and the original covers are never seen anywhere anymore, it honestly makes me NOT pick up the book.
3. Cover Design Changes in the Middle of a Series
Especially if you like the first ones better, then its so hard to get a hold of the edition you like and if you can’t then your books don’t match. It’s just a sad situation all around.
4. Mass-Market Paperbacks
I don’t even know why, but for some reason I can’t stand them. If I see a section of them in a library or book store I just automatically ignore them, and I probably won’t read a book if it’s in that format either. They’re also a broken spine waiting to happen.
5. Paperback Covers that Aren’t As Nice As Hardback Covers
When you wait a ridiculous amount of time to buy the paperback version of a book because the hardcover is so expensive, and then it finally comes out in paperback and the cover isn’t the same one you loved. Why are you doing this to me????
6. Book Reviewers/Bookstagrammers Who Spell Names Wrong
I know this isn’t related to the books themselves but it just ERKS me so much when people are reviewing or talking about a book and they spell the main character’s name, or the setting name wrong. How does this even happen? You read the book didn’t you? It was probably written in there more than a hundred times. And if you weren’t sure, you could’ve just looked it up? Should I even trust the things you’re talking about anymore?
7. Dog-Eared Pages
This one is a classic pet peeve. What possesses people to bend and permanently crease their perfectly pristine and flat book pages? I don’t think I could physically do this to my books. Or someone else’s books for that matter.
Well there you have it, my bookish pet peeves. Do any of these things bother you too? Let me know what you think!