Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I’ve always wanted to take part in their Top Ten Tuesday memes, only I haven’t been reading much so I haven’t got any new books to add to their listings. 😦 But this TTT’s a freebie, so I get to make my own book listings on whatever topic, as long as it’s book/reading-related. 😉
1. Lending a book to someone and getting it back ruined. 😦
2. Lending a book to someone who, without asking for your permission, lends it to someone, who lends it to someone, who lends it to someone… To make matters worse, when you see *your* book (yeah, you just know it is yours) being read by somebody other than the one you lent it to, and inquire about it, the other person denies it. That, or they are mostly unaware that you are the actual owner of the book they are reading. 😮
Which brings us to….
3. Lending a book and not getting it back at all. 😦
4. Someone reading over your shoulder. Personal space please.
5. Sitting next to someone who keeps talking even though you are clearly reading. Now, imagine combining this with #4 above.
Books being turned into movies. I used to not like it when books are turned into movies, but I realize that there are some good movies based on books. What I don’t like now is when they use the movie’s poster/actors’ faces as covers.
7. Realizing halfway through a book that you don’t like it, only to struggle through the remainder of it because you won’t let it win.
8. Thoroughly enjoying a book until a very crappy ending.
9. Missing/being unable to find that one book, to complete a series.
10. Finally being able to find that elusive book in #9 above, but it is of a different edition/publisher/cover/size, and worse, it is the middle book in the series. I get OC with finding its place in the series… and in my bookshelf. Either I follow the proper chronology, but it sticks out like a sore thumb amongst all the other nicely stacked books. Or I put it at the end of the row, but I would obsess about how it’s not arranged in proper sequence.
How about you? Have you got any book peeves?