#BookBloggerHop | Bookish Pet Peeves

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 bookish pet peeve? If so, what is it?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I don’t have too many pet peeves, in general, and they are mostly bookish ones. Here are the ones that I have:

  1. Changing the publication date without alerting me!!! (This one is particular to ARCs) I am such a schedule freak and my schedule is always tight, so when I do figure out a publication date has changed, I get irritated that (1) I had to do work to find out and (2) that it totally throws my schedule off.
  2. People not returning the books they borrow from me! I don’t make a big deal about it when I hand over a book, but I do notice when monthes have gone by, and I have not gotten my books back.
  3. Being interrupted when I’m reading! My husband, who is not a talkative person, has a knack for knowing when I am at the very end of a book, and that’s when he all of a sudden becomes a chatty cathy (love you, sweetie 😘)
  4. Poorly edited books! How many times have I talked about my disdain for overwriting and forced dialogue. Too many. Those books do not end up reviewed.
  5. When a book or device won’t fit in my purse! I do some of my best reading while I’m waiting for appointments, so if whatever I’m reading or reading on isn’t easily transportable- that’s a big peeve.

Do you have any bookish pet peeves?

19 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Bookish Pet Peeves”

  1. I had a Netgalley book recently that had March 22 as the publishing date and then when I went to read I found out it was released in September. So I know how you feel, I felt bad then for not reviewing in time.

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  2. I am so with you on the changed publication date, its highly frustrating. My husband also has a knack for knowing when I’m reading and likes to choose that moment to chat. Are they fitted with some kind of radar?

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    1. I think so. I mean I read mostly ebooks and still every time but he has no way of knowing that I’m at the end unless it’s some kind of extra sensory thing.

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  3. I always read on my lunch break and I used to have this colleague who always stopped by my desk to ask what I was reading. Drove me nuts! I love talking books but not while I’m actually reading them 😄

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    1. That is annoying, especially if you read ARCs and you know they won’t have any idea about it – so then you have to have a related conversation or the best yet – the person who has to explain why they don’t read very much. In my head I’m thinking – just let me read in peace, please…PLEASE! 🤣

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  4. Absolutely on the publication dates – I just missed out on a book on my NG shelf. I solved #5 – I quit carrying a purse quite a while ago. I carry a wallet and rarely leave home without my Kindle or Nook. Have a great weekend, Tessa!

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    1. The date change thing is a real issue. Perhaps the publishers don’t understand how many of us really want to have our reviews ready when they will help the most.

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  5. Those publication dates are very annoying. I had to get a new purse so it would fit my kindle. Waiting for appointments is some of my best reading time!

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  6. I’m just laughing at peeve #3. My daughter can often be heard saying to my darling husband “I don’t know why you’re trying to talk to mum, she’s got her kindle so she won’t be listening!”
    My daughter knows me so well.
    My husband IS a talker but he also has an unerring sixth sense for when I’m at a critical moment where any interruption will kill the moment, choosing that exact second to say something.

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  7. #2 and #3 on your list are high on mine, too. One other pet peeve I’ll add is a mix of first person and third person POV. For some reason that is like nails on a chalkboard for me.

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