Do certain elements in books ever bother you? I’m not talking about bad writing or stupid MC’s. I’m talking about the little things…The little things that drive you crazy. Here’s some of my pet peeves. (Please note that these are silly pet peeves and they never actually keep me from liking a book)
Lack of showers:
This is probably a silly pet peeve, but nevertheless it irks me. You know when a MC is rudely awakened by her friend and they’re all like ‘Let’s go do IMPORTANT THINGS!’ and you know the love interest will be there, but the MC throws on those clothes from yesterday and leaves….Who does that? I know it might seem trivial to write about showers, but I like hygiene. It’s a very nice trait. All the MC would have to say is ‘I must shower!’ then cut to leaving…
Kissing in the morning:
This is one that I don’t encounter as often with YA but it happens often in adult books (and in movies). You know the characters wake up and have a passionate kiss? EWWWW! Morning breathe! Ugh. *shudder* This is something I have never been able to ignore. I can never think ‘Aww they love each other…’ all I can think is EWWW brush your teeth! Pop some mints!
Sigh…this one drives me crazy! I like to eat. I really, really do. Unless something completely gross happens while I’m eating or I’m sick, I don’t lose my appetite. So, it kills me when MC’s are starving and someone says something mean to them and they lose their appetite. If I’m hungry, I’m going to eat! If you’re mean to me I’ll just go eat somewhere else. It just doesn’t seem logical to me.
Obnoxious, meddlesome best friends. I don’t like them.
Flowers that magically bloom out of season:
I love flowers and gardening! I have a decent amount of knowledge on the subject so it irks me when irises are blooming in July and cherry trees in autumn.
I haven’t come across this problem in awhile but I really dislike it when I do. You know when it’s Saturday when the chapter ends, then the next chapter is two weeks later but they refer to things like they were yesterday…and maybe even say yesterday? I hate that.
Well, those are some things that bug me. What bugs you?