I am going to steal this week's discussion from the Chicago Tribune Book Section's Twitter feed. They asked readers what their reading related pet peeves were.
I have to say my biggest pet peeve is a book that won't lie flat while I am reading it. I like to read while I eat, and I am a neater eater with 2 hands. I have purchased a leather book weight to hold the pages down, but this is annoying as no matter what I do, it still covers some of the words and has to be moved at least once a page. Not to mention that it needs to be picked up and replaced with each page turn.
As a librarian I get peeved when one author uses different names to write the same series. I calling you out Jayne Ann Krentz! She uses the Krentz, Jayne Castle, and Amanda Quick names to write one series. It is a cataloging nightmare, and confuses the patrons. The catalog thankfully pulls up all three authors when you type one in, but it is next to impossible to keep them on the shelf together. And she is very popular, so people are looking for these books frequently. Thanks for nothing Krentz.
So for today's Monday Discussion, what are your reading related pet peeves? It can be physical peeves or peeves about the way an author writes. Really anything that gets on your nerves. Today, I am asking you to vent! Don't hold back on me.
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