First seen over HERE at the Bookworm's site I thought I'd share some of my bookish peeves with you.
#2 ...... I so agree with Naida and her Non-readers peeve but with me it isn't so much the non-readers but the so-called 'celeb' authors out there who brag about the fact that they've never read a book .
#3 ...... And as for 'The book loaned to a friend that comes back ruined'. Is there any greater book crime out there? Possibly not but just a great a peeve of mine is the library book with the turned down corners or, horror of horrors, the coffee stained pages.
#4 ...... The books known by more than one title. Having checked to see I didn't already have this book by one of my favourite authors, Husband dearest was delighted to present me with a copy only to discover I already had a copy ..... only with a different title and cover.
And talking of covers ....
#5 ...... The children's books which are also available with an adult cover. Who do you think you are kidding? Everyone knows these are children's books, publishing them in a more adult friendly cover fools no-one.
Or how about ....
#6 ...... The perfect specimens that grace so many a book cover. You know the sort, the 'kick ass heroine who in actuality could hardly walk in those heels/breathe in that corset let alone kick ass.
#7 ...... Ah Naida, the E-book V Print copy Debate. Those who tell me I'm a dinosaur for preferring tree-books. Each to their own I say.
#8 ...... The Foot Note. A necessary evil or a useful tool? Whichever way you look at it I personally prefer my 'foot note' to be in an appendix at the back of the book rather than at the bottom of the page.
#9 ...... Those who malign those who buy their books from online sites rather than a local independent book shop. OK, so in an ideal world I'm sure many of us would love to support our local book shop more but with money so tight for so many of us I'm afraid finances play a large part in just where we purchase our books and sad (but true) to say such sites are generally the less expensive option.
#10 ...... Those who pretend they have read books such as Tolstoy's War And Peace in order to appear intelligent. Hard to believe I know but THIS recent survey claimed over half of us - 52 per cent - display books at home that we have never read. The most popular books to brag about being George Orwell’s 1984, followed by Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
So, what are your 10 pet book peeves?
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