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Welcome to Paula and Sarina's Book Blog! Avid readers, hard core fan girls of fictional literary male characters, proud library captains. We started this blog because of our love for reading YA novels and decided to share our thoughts on the books we read. We hope you enjoy our blog and contact us if you have any questions :)


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/ weekly meme created at The Broke and The Bookish. Because your admins here at From Covers to Covers love the idea of making funny and interesting lists, we are really excited to participate in these weekly challenges.

So this week, we decided that our Top Ten Tuesday would be about our bookish pet peeves. It features all the things about books that make us cringe, and we are sure that many of you readers will be able to relate. So, here is our top ten...

1. When a series changes their cover style part way through the series- UGH. Namely, Anna and the French Kiss Series- Because, I mean, we all want the same looking/sized/themed books on our shelf together, it just doesn't look right when a series doesn't match in some way! #firstworldproblems sigh. (The new cover of ANNA is still nice, but it just sucks that ISLA won't match our ANNA and LOLA.)

2. Books that have a big font. I don't know if I'm the only one who is really bothered by this, but I tend to judge a book, not by its cover, but by its font size. I love small/medium font that doesn't have too big of a header or footer. Font that is too big and has too much space on each page really bothers me. 

3. When there is no summary blurb paragraph on the back of the book, or if it doesn't tell you anything about the story.  I WANT TO KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO BE READING ABOUT. I DON'T CARE IF SO-AND-SO FAMOUS PERSON SAID YOUR BOOK WAS LIFE CHANGING AND INCREDIBLE. WHAT IS IT ABOUT. 

4. Library books with food/suspicious, disgusting looking things in the cracks. 'Nuff said. Ew.

5. When the book pages have yellowed and/or are crinkly. So you're halfway through a really good and you just have to continue reading it. Unfortunately, it's raining cats and dogs outside and you're walking to the bus stop, but you think "what the heck" and you pull it out. 5 minutes later, your book is soaking, and 1 hour later, your pages are yellow and crinkly. EW.

6. Book pages that are torn or bent. It's worse when you lend a book to your friend in pristine condition, and you get it back with pages torn or bent. That's the last time you're lending a book to that friend...

7. Book pages that are too white. It's just unnatural. It's as if the book publishers bleached each page to make it that way. Just stop.

8. Books that are unnecessarily long. I'm looking at you This Is What Happy Looks Like. You could have easily been a 200 page book and been just as good if not better than the 400 page version of you.

9. When the main protagonist is annoying. Some authors make their protagonists make the stupidest decisions just for the sake of making the story go on. If a protagonist gets to the point where I can't handle him/her anymore, I won't even finish the book.

10. How books in America are cheaper than the SAME books in Canada. Being Canadians ourselves, this is the worst thing ever. I mean, I could drive over to the states in an hour's time and get myself the same book $5 cheaper. It makes no sense. Why would you do that to us bookstores?

What are some of your bookish pet peeves?


Anonymous said...

HAHA. I agree on many accounts. =)) especially that bit with summary at the back being undecidedly confusing. And here I was thinking it was only me!