Friday Fives | Book Pet Peeves

Posted March 19, 2021 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Sometimes there are certain things that are done with books that just annoy me to no end, so here they are!

Identifying Series – How is this hard? Have a number on the spine of the book or have something on the cover that says “Book One of Whatever Series.” Just something, so that way I know before reading the summary.

Stickers on Books – This is more towards bookstores and libraries, but why are the stickers on the summary. I do not care what the so and so from The New York Times has to say, put the sticker over the review.

Maps – Specifically, this is for fantasy books where there are maps for the book. Typically, these are in the front of the book, so yes they are there. However, I would really like a fantasy book to have maps that unfold out, so that way I don’t have to flip back and forth between where I’m reading and the front of the book.

Deckle-Edged Books – Yes, aesthetically it’s pleasing I get that. But, it can be a bit difficult to turn the pages on deckle-edged books than on regular books. And if it costs more money to make, than what is the point?!

Timehops/POV Change with no Explanation – I especially hate it when I can’t understand what happens for a page or so, and I’m a bit confused. Or if there is a character point of view change with nothing to tell us who is talking now. WHY?!?! Give me something. I’m not asking to be spoon-fed, but I also don’t want to be confused and lose sight of the story, which is usually what happens with me.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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