Today I’m going to discuss 5 of my biggest bookish pet peeves. So I did a similar post on my old blog but these always apply and I’m sure that all my fellow book lovers can relate to some of these. Certainly we all have more than 5 but these just happen to be getting on my nerves lately.
5. The industrial strength sticker
I always find it strange that the stickers I buy for scrap booking or for my kids’ sticker books always inevitably turn up at the corners. The ones I BUY FOR STICKING never stick but these bad boys… the ones I don’t want on my books have the adhesive strength of a god. And when you finally manage to peel them off, you are left with ugly lint attracting adhesive that resists any attempt to scrape it off. Just… why??
4. The Ripped Cover
I could blame this one on Bella but it’s actually not her fault… for once. My habit of keeping a book in my black hole of a purse resulted in this ripped cover. I could kick myself.
3. The Movie Cover
As someone who always reads the book before the movie, this one makes me crazy. I like to do the imagining on my own before Hollywood tells me what to think.
2. When the book’s place shrinks
As I’m sure everyone can relate- my books are packed more tightly than sardines. And nothing is more annoying than trying to put a book back only to find that the space it came from has vanished. Leaving you with a tiny sliver of space so that you have to put down the other books you’re holding to try and maneuver your book back onto the shelf. Reading is hard work.
1. And finally…That cramp you get in your hand
I’ve been reading a lot. I also happen to favor big floppy books. And right about now my palms are feeling so worked out that holding a pair of tongs in the kitchen makes me cringe. But hey, priorities right? Is it more important to read one more chapter or to cook dinner for my family? I’m glad you agree. I NEED to know what happened. THEY can skip a meal.
So there are my current top 5 bookish pet peeves of the moment. If you have made it this far thank you and please let me know what are some of your bookish pet peeves?