Books could be the best things in the world. But sometimes they can be the worst thing. Today, I’m going to talk about some bookish pet peeves that make me get well… annoyed.
1) Cover Changes
Cover changes. It ticks me off because A) The original cover could look really cool, but then, they change it! I mean why change a really pretty/awesome cover to something that’s less pretty/awesome.
On the left: awesome book cover, featuring an eye who’s crying waterfalls, and growing some branches. On the right: Some girl in a white dress, looking pretty badass.
Please tell me, what do you think is better?
Personally, I think it’s the original one, and found it not exactly appealing when there was a cover change. I think it’s not good for the eyes, and it decreases business. Most of us judge a book by it’s cover, and if we something not suitable to us, we won’t buy it. So if you really like a cover of this book you should keep it!
2) Ridiculous Descriptions
Have you ever read a book that has some crazy descriptions? I have. A lot. And now every time I read one, I get really confused + really annoyed because half of those lines make sense. Most of these have to with food like
His eyes reminded me of ripe, plum mangoes (This one if for you, May)
or Her hair was like the sun setting, a mixture of orange, red, yellow, and loveliness
OR His face was like a Christmas tree. His eyes were green like kiwi , and his hair was as dark as chocolate.
BTW, these are examples I made up from my mind. Buut, my point is that THESE DON’T MAKE SENSE! How does a human body part remind of you food? HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! How are teens managing to be so descriptive, but when I see a face… I just see a face?!
Another thing is the “crooked smile”. I never seen one in my life, and when I googled it, I got this picture
No offense to the old man, but is this WHAT PEOPLE FIND “HANDSOME/SEXY”
3) “You’re Not Like Other Girls”
Okay for this, I don’t find it just annoying, and eye rolling worthy, but it kind of makes me mad (#feministalert). What do you mean “not like other girls”. What are “other girls”? And how do you define those “other girls”? What makes the other girls, so different from that girl? Do you see why I have so many questions?????
4) STICKERS ON BOOKS!
I hate stickers on books because no matter how I try, I can never get the left overs. I especially don’t like it when the sticker is smack-dab in the middle of the blurb, or in a persons face. It really is annoying, and ruins the cover/back-cover. his ‘fit in
5) Dog Eared Pages
I HATE dog eared pages, because they ruin the quality of a page in the book. This usually happens when I borrow a book from the library (I, would never commit such an atrocious crime), and I feel like that person should never experience reading a good book. If you’re dog earing to keep your place in a book, USE A BOOKMARK! They cost like 50 cents! Or even use a peice of paper! I can;t tell you how many times I used a reciept, and one time a paper towel to hold my place in a book.
Those are some of my pet peeves. What are some of yours? Do you feel the same? Do you not feel the same? Tell me below!