T5W: Bookish Things I’m a Grinch About

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It’s December and I writing live to you from the very best of places – a bookshop cafe! I’ve just come into Waterstones to finish some work and blog and drink the most delicious honeycomb hot chocolate I’ve ever had. And also the first honeycomb hot chocolate I’ve ever had, but oh well.

Anyway, on to the bookish chat and this topic is so interesting. It’s time to find out what I’m a Grinch about – or just simply things I don’t like in the bookish world.

Books That Draaaag

I’m not against books that are 600, 700, even 800 pages long. Not that I often read them quite that long, but I still think it can work. Unless the author drags the book into many more pages than it should be. After all, there are only so many thoughts and experiences a character can have, and sometimes they just….run empty.

Books That Have People on the Covers

Ugh, this is such a pet hate for me. I just think that unless they’re done extremely well, covers with people on can look so tacky and cheap.

Mental Illness Cured by Relationships

Those books with characters who suffer from a mental illness, meet ‘the one’, and then are suddenly and magically cured. I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t work like that.

The Whole of Thirteen Reasons Why

My personal worst-book-ever. Let’s hope I don’t offend anyone, but I simply couldn’t write about my bookish pet hates without including a whole part dedicated to this book.

Series with Different Sized Editions

Arghhhh, this annoys me so much! You buy six books from a series, and then order the next one online. It turns up and it’s a completely different size. You then have this awkward book organising session where you try and stack them in all different ways and they never look right.

So I might not be a Grinch about Christmas, but I can find many bookish things to moan about! What are your bookish pet hates?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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