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This week the LOVELY Ginger from GReads is doing a guest post Top Ten Tuesday about her top ten bookish pet peeves because we ran into a jam here on the blog this week with Top Ten Tuesday and Ginger volunteered to step up so I could have this for you all in a timely manner 🙂
Next week– Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
Being a librarian as well as a library patron, all of my pet peeves pertain to library books.
1. Barcodes/ Labels/ Stickers on book covers: This especially annoys me when the title, a character’s face, or the ISBN is obscured. Yes, I know libraries don’t want merchandise to “grow feet and walk” but it’s vandalism in my eyes.
2. Smelly books: No, I’m not talking about the scratch and sniff Strawberry Shortcake ones. Rather, I mean when the previous reader has been smoking and has left his/her scent. It’s awful when my eyes water and my nose run.
3. Paperbacks in general: Yes, I understand it’s cheaper production. . . but they’re so ephemeral. I feel guilty when I turn in a mangled looking book but it’s hard to avoid when it’s mass market. I do love library binding.
4. Rude folks who maim books: Hey, it’s your right to not like Darwinism, Wicca, sex, violence, or Dave Chapelle. Yet, don’t staple pages together, rip pages, or mark out passages you don’t find agreeable. Here’s a thought; check out something else.
5. When all 15 of my requested items arrive at the same time: So many books, so little time. Yet, I’m glad I know how to suspend my hold requests.
6. Folks who don’t return books on time: Hey, I’ve been guilty of this myself. Still and all, it gripes me when I’m the next person in line for the book.
7. Books returned in bad condition: When your dog barfs on your library books, please pay for it. No one else can read it!
8. Highlighted and/or underlined passages: They’re not textbooks. I bought mine; buy your own.
9. Books that should come with CDs but don’t: These also seem to walk.
10. Looking for a book and finding it on the bottom shelf: Yes, I’m 5’8, so bending down to pull something off of the floor practically irks me.