The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you have a pet peeve about books?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I am a person with many pet peeves, including saying, ”pet peeve.” lol. Okay, I’m just kidding about that…I think 🤔. The following are my book pet peeves:
1. Writing in the margins of a book.
I don’t like the author’s words cluttered up with someone else’s thoughts, and I never understand what the note taker is talking about anyway, so that’s a big no-no for one of my physical books.
2. Cliffhangers that are used for the sole purpose of trying to entice you to read the next book in the series.
This is my logic, if you have written a book that I enjoyed – I’m reading the next book regardless of if the book ends with a cliffhanger or not. So, SOMETIMES the cliffhanger is a very annoying to me because it feels like the author doesn’t believe I will read the next book based on the merit of the story.
That being said, the book I reviewed yesterday – The Silvered Serpents – ended with a cliffhanger but it felt like a natural pause in the story, so this did not annoy me. That is the distinction between when a cliffhanger is a pet peeve and when it is not for me. Is it a natural pause or is it contrived to make me want to read the next book?
I also am annoyed by cliffhangers when there is not the guarantee of a next book. 🤯
3. Multiple narrators that are not distinct.
When there are multiple narrators and they are all speaking in the same voice, I get very confused if I have to take a break and come back to the story. I’ve read many good examples of multiple narrators, but I have also read very annoying/confusing examples.