Monday, April 25, 2016

Bookish Pet Peeves That (Mostly) Annoy The Living Wontons Out Of Me

Annoying Bookish Pet Peeves

I'm pretty positive that every bookworms got a few pet peeves, after all we are a pretty irritable species (kidding. I'm kidding, please put away your pitchforks) So let's talk about some of my bookish pet peeves. (Trust me there's a lot more than what's in this post)

When people try to read over your shoulder...


I hope I'm not alone in despising this. Cause it drives me crazy... I don't know something about people peering around your head, breathing down your neck, when your TRYING to read... Just annoys me to no end. The only way to avoid this is to:

  1. Tape a sign to your book and the back of your head that says "Don't Read Over My Shoulder" in doing so you risk getting odd looks, but you shall most likely be left alone.
  2. Find an alone place. Don't read in public where other humans can annoy you (preferably no cats either, as they enjoy sticking their butts on your books so you can't read)
  3. Just kindly howl at ask them to go away.

When especially evil humans interrupt your precious reading...


Actually this doesn't really bother me. Normally when I'm reading, my inner monologue is screaming, so talking to someone is almost always welcome. Though sometimes I will become an angry turnip. It really depends on my mood, and which part of the book I'm on.

Losing your place in the book your reading... 


*gets feeling of dread just from thinking about it* Ugh I hate hate when this happens. It's even worse for audiobooks, sometimes I accidentally eject the disk or on my phone skip to a chapter. Then I spend ages just trying to get back to my spot. And since I'm an impatient little thing, I normally get really really close, but not wanting to wait an extra minute to get back to my spot, I skip ahead a bit and SPOIL myself.

Not having a bookmark when you desperately need one...


I've used many things as bookmarks. Most common: hairbands. But then my hair is everywhere and it blows all over my face. I used to dog ear pages (still do occasionally) *horrified gasp* but now I use folded-up pieces paper. But sometimes if I forget to check for writing, the graphite or even worse, pen ink rubs off on the pages, and that is dreadful.

When the movie leaves out your favorite scene you've waiting years & years to see on screen... 


I understand why movie sometimes change or leave out stuff, but noooooooooooooooo.... Why couldn't that ONE part be in the movie?

Telling yourself you're not gonna finish a book, then spoiling yourself & deciding you do need to finish the book & wondering for the rest of eternity what it would have been like to finish the book without knowing the huge spoiler...


This one is pretty specific to one book: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. So I decided I was DNFing Everything, Everything, then being the stupid turnip I am, I decided that I'd go a read some reviews and I found out about the whole, Everything Everything spoiler crazy mother faked that her daughter had serious disease so she could keep said daughter trapped in a very white house forever. I then decided to finish the book, cause after that huge plot twist spoiler how could I not? I was intrigued. Now I shall wonder forever how it would have been to find out the plot twist from the book instead of expecting it

When series end & you have a huge gaping hole in your chest...


I hate it when series end, it's just so heartbreaking...

What are your bookish pet peeves? Is there one particular pet peeve that annoys you the most?