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Bookish Pet Peeves // A Disscusion

Hey Guys!

Welcome back! Hope you are doing well! Today, I have an exciting post for you!

But before that, I have a VERY special announcement! I have officially reached 100 followers on my blog! I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has been on this journey with me, and has helped me along the way! I have a lot of things planned for the future and I hope you stick around!

For Today, I’ll be discussing some of my bookish pet peeves! All readers have different Bookish Pet Peeves that annoy them, and I’ll be sharing some of mine! This discussion idea was suggested by Cherry @ Letters to the Lost! Go check out her blog, if you haven’t already!

Let’s get started!

Stickers on Books

Sometimes when you buy a book, they stick stickers on the book cover, Which is the most irritating thing in the world! They are always so difficult to remove and leave this ugly mark. These stickers usually tend to be price tags and barcodes. I wish they would find an alternative to this so we can avoid those sticky marks. 

Dog Earring Pages + Bending Book Cover

I hate when people use Dog Earring as a bookmark. Even if you don’t have a bookmark, you can use other items in your house. Some examples could include Post-it Notes, Price Tags, Paper Towel, and anything like that.

It’s frustrating when people mess up the book when there are simple solutions to avoid it! 

Some people even bend the book cover because they like to fold over the book. Please don’t do that! You are damaging the book even more because not only does the cover bend, but you are cracking the spine! This will lead to the book falling apart.

Love Triangles + Insta Love

I’m sure this is the case for most people, but I despise these two tropes.

In love triangles, you end up having to pick a side, and if the main character doesn’t end up with that character, it’s disappointing. This trope is also so overused, and you see it many times in YA. But you can even have more than Love triangles. The last book I read had a love square?!?! I mean, that’s too much!

If you don’t already know, Insta Love stands for Instant Love. It’s when a romantic relationship forms very quickly with no development. It’s a cheap and easy way of putting together two characters without having to do the work.

Being interrupted while reading

When someone tries to talk to me while reading, that gets me very annoyed. As you can see, I’m trying to read here. At least wait until I finished the chapter and place down my book. If it’s an emergency, then it’s okay, but otherwise…

When a book starts off well…but it ends bad

Your reading and the book has this fantastic start, and it just keeps getting better. But then it all comes crashing down when you get to the end. You spent all this time reading, and then you end up being majorly disappointed.

Books that have movies covers

9 times out of 10, if a book has a movie cover, it doesn’t look the best. I don’t want to see actors in the movie. Half the time don’t match their character counterparts. I would rather see art on the cover done by professional artists.

Having to wait for the next book in the series

I’m not the most patient person when waiting for the next book in the series. When the last book in the series ends in a cliffhanger, it keeps me waiting in anticipation, wanting to know what will happen.


I’m sure most people would agree, but spoilers are the worst. No one wants to be spoiled about a book that they haven’t read yet. So please, do not spoil any parts of a book that people haven’t read. It’s plain rude!

What are some of your Bookish Pet Peeves? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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28 responses to “Bookish Pet Peeves // A Disscusion”

  1. Congratulations on a hundred followers Maddie!!!!
    Also, yeah these pet peeves are so relatable! When books have stickers, it isn’t like a small one, it is a big one! And sometimes, when they put it on the back and it’s removable, it covers the blurb! Like whaat?!
    And Insta-love is one of my biggest pet peeve of all time, I swear!
    Being interrupted while reading sucks, but that is something that literally happens all the time.

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I know! It’s so frustrating and ruins the book because you have that sticky residue left! Yeah I get interrupted all the time while reading that I can almost predict it!

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  2. congrats on reaching 100 followers, I’m so happy for you!! I totally agree with you about the love triangle and insta-love tropes. I also really dislike the jerk with a heart of gold trope, it feels so overused and 2012 YA.

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    1. Thank you!! Yeah that one was such a bad trope as well! Honestly I want new and original stuff rather than the same old tropes

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  3. Congratulations!!! I hate dog earring books too!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, It’s so annoying!!

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  4. Dog earing and bending a book is crime👀
    don’t forget the ‘not like other girls’ trope. THE WORST.
    Amazing post Marie and all of them are my pet peeves too😂

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    1. *Maddie sorry it got auto corrected (I SWEAR)

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    2. Yes it soooo is!!! THANK YOU! Omg I can’t believe I forgot it!

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  5. I love it when the stickers peel off without problem. It’s just soo satifying.

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    1. Yes that’s the only good part about them haha

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  6. […] Maddie @ Inking and Thinking tells us some of her bookish pet peeves (same on all of them) […]


  7. I share all of these peeves! Stickers on books particularly… and those stickers that are actually not stickers at all but are printed on to look like stickers… WHY?!

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    1. The struggles of sticks on books haha

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    Like my mom doesn’t understand when i get frustrated about it. My beautiful cover gets hidden by a sticker.
    And at this point I’ve learnt more about shapes and geometry from the love triangles rather than school (:
    Great post Maddie and I’m sorry I’m late! My notifs dont seem to be working dfghjk

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    1. Haha yes they are so frustrating! Thank you and that’s okay!!


  9. congrats on 100!! and as much as i hate stickers on books, i prefer physical stickers that i can remove over those ones that’re in the cover design!

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  10. Dog-earing books is definitely one of my biggest bookish pet peeves! I never use actual bookmarks but a scrap of paper or a stick note does the job without damaging the book (hence why stickers are also a no-go).

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    1. Ahh yes! Thank goodness you use stick notes or scrap of paper. I tend to do the same as well

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  11. Congrats on 100 followers!! This post is so relatable. Out of all these pet peeves I think being interrupted is the worst, especially if you’re right in the middle of a page or a chapter!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes definitely. You have to stop and put down the book, then come back. You could even be interrupted during a really intense moment


  12. Very relatable peevs, especially waiting for the next book in the series and then ending up having to read the previous books again by the time it’s released because I forgot the thread of the story. 📚

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    1. Yes, I have to do that all the time!!

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