- Dog-eared, lined pages, missing pages or highlight passages. While it would be great to cite that memorable dialogue, it's unfortunate for the next reader to find that the ink from a felt pen made a paragraph or two unreadable. I wish people would show care to a book as if it were their own, unless they practice the same thing to their own books.... *sigh* Lastly, if you have to remember where you left off, place a bookmark than fold that corner page.
- First person point of view. It was too tiring to read.
- Verbose. We poor readers need to be armed with pruning shears just to help us understand what's going on the book.
- Too much techno-babble. It distract me to the story.
- Out-of-character. Encountered one time in a TV tie-in book. I'm not sure how much creative leeway was given but the characters' voices weren't captured well on print.
- Too many characters. Apart from the principal ones and supporting, there are others running rampant.
- Slow scenes. I usually skip them.
- Feels flat and looks flat. There were books that I wasn't drawn into the painted worlds of the characters.
- Fine print. Blame it on staring at the computer for too long. Tsk. My eyes were never the same.
- Cover page. I would like to have some imaginative design going on the cover.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves
In no way in any order....