Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

I'm doing something a little different today and I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is your top ten bookish pet peeves. 

  1. People who dog ear their pages.  I have tremendous respect for books and I don't think it's that hard to use a bookmark or even an old receipt.
  2. Middle books in a series that have no real plot line other than to connect the earlier books to the later books.  I think each book in a series should be able to stand alone as a novel with it's own conflict and resolution, otherwise I feel like I'm watching a to-be-continued TV show.
  3. When books change their covers to match the movie.  When I look for a book that's already a movie I will only buy the original cover and not the movie cover.    
  4. Price stickers or bargain sticker that leave behind residue or won't peel off.  No one wants to spend hours trying to scrape off all the goo left behind from a sticker.
  5. Bargain books that have a giant sharpie mark on the bottom of the book.  I understand their needs to be a way to separate bargain books from normally priced books but do you have to deface a book like that.
  6. Overuse of swearing.  I personally don't swear very often and I find it really distracting to read it.
  7. People who claim that reading doesn't interest them...really out of all the books and all the genres you can't find anything?
  8. Not alphabetized books.  I know it's probably my OCD coming out but I can't stand it when novel are not alphabetized my author.  I seriously want to start rearranging people bookshelves when I stop over because it drives me nuts. 
  9. Instant love.  Don't get me wrong I totally get instant attraction, but instant love before even the first kiss?  Is this real? 
  10.  Memoirs or biographies by teenage stars.  Seriously?

Ok that's my list of bookish pet peeves...what's your biggest bookish pet peeve?


  1. I agree with yours. I hate dog eared pages and books with stickers or marks on them. And I didn't even think about teen biographies, but seriously do they think the best part of their lives is over? That's just sad.

  2. Great list! I wish I had thought of some of those and I agree with you almost 100% especially #1, #4, #6 and #7.. and #8 and #9, too! My list is here.

  3. Lol, my bookshelves would probably seem insanely disorganized to you, but for me they have an order, just not alphabetical (I'm probably the only one who gets my order, but still).
    I also hate stickers leaving marks! And not just on books, I have the same problem with a lot of DVDs. So annoying.

  4. Great list! I agree on most of these, especially the changing of the covers. That annoys me anyway, even if it's not for a movie/tv show. I don't organise my books though...if you came to my house you'd probably hate me. My books are either here at uni, stacked haphazardly into a pile (I don't have shelves) or they're at home, stacked haphazardly along the stairs (my sister stole the bookcase when I moved to uni)

    Also, I have a giveaway of The Goddess test by Aimee Carter on my blog, if you'd like to enter: http://thecaitfiles.blogspot.com/

  5. Great answers, I especially liked the last one, hahah, well said!

    Here's mine:

  6. By the way- I fixed the form on my site, thanks for letting me know, I didn't mean to check that.

  7. I totally agree with you on the dog-eared books! That drives me crazy! The teen biographies too!

  8. Oh my gosh, I completely agree with your number three. That bugs me! great list.

  9. Not alphabetized books..

    Oh dear, I'm afraid my bookcases are not sorted alphabetically. Though I must admit, I need them to be when I'm browsing bookshops or libraries.

    Here's my post: http://samjaymc.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-pet-peeves.html

  10. LOL! Your #1 is so funny! Seriously.

    And I really really agree with your #3 and 4!

  11. I completely agree with all of your list! I don't have my books organized this way ONLY because my shelves are different sizes and some books don't fit where they need to be.


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