Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Book pet peeves

As of late, I've had "opportunities" to think about some of my pet peeves as they relate to the books that I'm reading. Specifically, what makes me want to chuck a book across the room. So far I have two items on this list:

1. Books that seem to have more advertising in them than a big glossy magazine
2. Extraneous information, extraneous epilogues and leaving nothing to the imagination.

What really ticks you guys off?


EyreAffair said...

when teh author doesnt use quotation marks to designate speech. a la cormac mccarthy's All the Pretty Horses. couldnt get into it for that reason! perhaps that's one i'll have to get on audiobook...

Me said...

You know what really ticks me off? Salespeople who won't make eye contact with you! I've been in several stores lately where that has happened, and it irritates the crap out of me! I even sent an e-mail to Macy's telling them about the crappy services I got from their shoe salesman who wouldn't make eye contact with me. Now, maybe he had aspberger's, and that's a possibility, but I don't think so. ARGH!