My #PetPeeve: when publishers change the spine design in the middle of a book series.
Despite the way the cover looks, the name of the book is NOT Ed McBain #petpeeve Anyway, I have been reading through the 87th Precinct books and thoroughly enjoying them. Quick reads with a large dose of humor. A bit "of the time" in the racism/sexism department, although McBain plays it rather tongue-in-cheek than seriously. All in all, good fun with likable characters.
For me, it's the writing style. If I don't like it, I can't read it.
Not far behind would be characters having really wacky or hard to pronounce names.
#petpeeve I have not read this book. I see this on a lot of books by authors who aren‘t as well known. Putting a subtitle like this on your book (both the description and the cover) is a huge turn off for me. It feels like a hard sell - like you‘re trying to make up my mind for me. I would much rather the description (premise, basic plot) and reviews speak for the book. *rant over*
If you‘re interested, it‘s on sale for Kindle!
One of my pet peeves, and it really drives me up a wall. So many people use “and I” when it should be “and me” and it infuriates me!
Another one that bugs me is when someone says podium when they mean lectern.
What‘s your grammar/language #petpeeve ?
“The minister peers down...” THE WHAT NOW???
Jacob Portman and his family are Jewish. We don‘t have ministers. We have rabbis.
If you‘re a goy (non-Jew) trying to write Jewish folks, maybe do some research????? (Can‘t find any suggestion anywhere that Riggs is Jewish hence my assumption he‘s a goy.) #petpeeve