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sullijo
Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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My #PetPeeve: when publishers change the spine design in the middle of a book series.

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MargaretPinardAuthor
Cutting for Stone (Large Print) | Abraham Verghese, A Verghese
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I dunno, I was excited to read this but it feels wordy and wandering...and prurient if that is the right word? A weird #POV...
The #chocolate is helping...

MargaretPinardAuthor Agh! I just noticed that there are no even numbered pages—it‘s title on upper left, page on upper right, with nothing on first page of the chapter—-gah! #petpeeve #whatpageamion 3mo
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Purrfectpages
Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Love the tweet, just wish people still believed in using capital letters. #petpeeve 📖 ❤️

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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

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.

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IheartYA
Untitled | Unknown
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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

TrishB The recent fad for no punctuation in dialogue! 9mo
BookHoarder32 If it has an unsatisfying/bad ending then it ruins the whole book for me. 9mo
tournevis Bad and/or highly nationalized translations are a instant killer. 9mo
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Kaye HALF NEKKID people on the cover ruins it. Then if they call themselves something idiotic like BLAZE and VELVET , that‘s fire- starting material. 9mo
Crazeedi Writing style definitely for me too, i can't even really explain, but I know in the first chapter if I can't do the authors style. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Most important is an intriguing premise... I don‘t really like dialogue heavy writing... and graphic sex is a deal breaker for me 9mo
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jenniferajanes
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#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!

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ravenlee
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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 ?

Clare-Dragonfly Mine is when people use “to include” for “including” 😬😤 10mo
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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These errors are really making my eye twitch. Should I submit my paperwork covered in red pen? 🙃🙃🙃 #petpeeve #ugh

julesG Sure! 😉 1y
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lauren.lerner
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“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

manifestsanity How did that get past the editor? 1y
Paula3 😲 1y
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JSW
A Dictionary of Similes | Frank Jenners Wilstach
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Can we all agree that the simile “like a thief in the night” should just die? I‘ll hold a funeral. Can someone hum Taps. #petpeeve #therehasgottobeanothersimile