Reacting to your bookish pet peeves! | Part I

Hey everyone! Back in January, I asked you to share your bookish pet peeves, and here I am reacting to them!! So many of you responded and I am so exhilarated about that! Thank you everyone for making this post at least go towards success!

Note:
1.The habits are in italics and my reaction is in normal font.
2. This is just a fun thing and I don’t mean to offend anyone! If I say something that you feel is rude or offensive, please let me know in the comments and I will definitely change the bit. Forgive me if I make any mistakes!!
3. Also, I have linked to a post of the person who’s weird reading habit it was, but I haven’t mentioned their name or anything, because I promised anonymity. So, please don’t click on those links!

Let’s begin!

Number 1:

When the next book in the series has to re-explain all of the characters and events from the last book (that you just read).

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I get why that irritates you, but I feel like it’s necessary because these people release the sequels after years (now that’s annoying!), so I personally feel that a brief introduction is okay. But it definitely is irritating if you are on a reading spree.

Number 2:

When I’m crying over some character and everyone is like you’re such a kid, crying over a person you know doesn’t exist.

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Well, don’t you listen to them! They are heartless, soulless people who don’t appreciate the lives of other people. Just ignore them and carry on.

Number 3:

 My bookish pet peeve is instalove. I can’t deal with love at first sight! How can you fall in love if you don’t even know who the other person is! There are of course exceptions, but for the most part, slow burns all the way!

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Ugh, I hate instalove too! Like, do these people go like, oh my god, that guy looks so good, I don’t care if he might be a serial killer, I don’t care if he might be a total dumbass, I am in love with him. This was so much part of the reason why I hated The Sun Is Also A Star. And yes, slow burns might be painful but they are infinitely better!

Number 4:

Love triangles, insta-love, “not like other girls,” toxic relationships (*cough cough THE CRUEL PRINCE cough cough*)

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Well, I don’t mind and not like other girls so much (because I believe everyone is unique), but I agree totally on instalove (Ref. above) and toxic relationships. In fact, I hate toxic relationships IRL too, and well, 90% relationships are toxic these days and the persons involved don’t even realise it! Anywho, I digress.

Number 5:

Stupid small letters! No epub available! Super metaphorical writing! Obvious phrases! Oh and of couuurse, the main character who is apparently unnoticeable, but who also gets along with every guy in the book…more to a point where every guy crushes on her!

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So much anger! But, yeah, small letters are annoying. I mean, if the book is A-Mazing, then I might not mind sooo much. But still, you know. And no epub available is a very rare thing, so I don’t really face it so much😅
Also, I personally love metaphors, so I don’t really mind that either.
As for the unnoticeable girl thing… I AGREE 100%! I mean, it is possible for someone to have an awesome personality but just be introverted, and then a guy notices her for some reason, but you do not open up to everyone then!

Number 6:

Bookish pet peeves: When people dog ear the pages. When someone is talking to me while I’m obviously reading. And many many more.

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I am not going to say anything about the dog-ears as long as people do it to their own books. That is a controversy I wanna avoid, although feel free to share your views in the comments.
And I swear, when people talk when I am reading, it. Is. The. Absolute. Worse.

Number 7:

My bookish pet peeve is/are book jackets….ugh….

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I get it. The dust jacket might keep slipping up when you are reading. I just keep it aside if it’s irritating me too much, but I usually read paperbacks or ebooks, so it doesn’t annoy me a lot.

Number 8:

Pet peeves….ah, I have them, I just can’t think of them! Oh, okay so. I really really hate when an author ends a book on a perfectly fine ending, everything is nicely wrapped up and then the EPILOGUE comes along and it’s like, ‘oh yeah, so the villain is actually alive.’ And then there’s another book. NO. First of all, that ruins all the hard work the characters did in the first book, second of all WE DONT NEED A SECOND BOOK. IT WAS WRAPPED UP SO NICELY. WE DONT NEED THIS. Okay sorry for my little rant.

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Look, if the book is good, and the author’s writing style is good, then I have zero problem with another book. I mean come on, there is something that is probably good coming your way!! So yay! I personally go, oh damn when that happens.

Number 9:

Pet peeves: Small print, metaphorical writing.

I have shared my opinions about both, so well.

Number 10:

I hate the trope where the girl doesn’t think she’s pretty and then every guy she meets falls for her. I also don’t like insta-love trope or the trope where the girl isn’t like other girls.

Again, I have already shared my opinions.

Number 11:

Crinkled spines, dog-earing pages, bending the covers backwards

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Well, while I am not guilty of the last two, I am guilty of the first ones. My old books have crinkled spines but it’s because I have so many paperbacks and they get crinkled! As for bending covers backwards, it’s okay as long as they are doing it to their book. I mean, I am sure the book hurts, but I can’t really do anything about it, can I?

Number 12:

My bookish pet peeves are… Love triangles, bully romances, and romanticizing toxic people

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I have shared my opinions about love triangles, but yeah bully romances and toxic people romances be bad.
Like how can you like your bully, or any bully for a matter of fact?!?! And toxic people are a big no no too!


And that’s all for today guys!! I hope you enjoyed reading the post and let me know if you want me to do more such react posts (along with a topic, if you can think of one) in the future! I will be back soon with part 2 of pet peeves, so stay tuned! And if you haven’t already, click here and share your pet peeves!

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  1. Great post! Yeah no it really scares me that people romanticize so many toxic relationships in all forms of media and then pass it off as something normal…does not sit well with me
    Dog-earing pages and being talked to while reading is the worst too ksdjhfksjdfh

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  2. Hahaha – so many of these brought up memories of things in books that I am still absolutely furious about, even years after reading them! 😁 I agree, instalove is the literal worst! You are so right – what if the person turns out to be an absolute psychopath? 😳 Looks aren’t everything! And I definitely wouldn’t be willing to die for someone I’d only just met!

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    1. Ugh, I know right!
      Oh, it’s just because I have so many posts in my drafts and I also have a little free time on my hands now, since my exams got over, so I have been posting a lot to get all my pending posts over😅

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  3. Number 3…the extension on the peeves and your reaction, Riddhi. On point!!! I TOTALLY agree!!! SO many people made SUCH good points with their peeves, too, though! GREAT post, Riddhi! Also, your GIFs are always so funny! 🙂

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  4. Haha 😂😂😂 so I see many people agree on this irritating ‘instalove’ thing 😂😂😂 I mean you just meet someone and it’s not a proper introduction yet and you had 10 sec of eye lock and that’s it!!!! Now she is the girl of your dreams????!!!! What if she is a witch then those dreams will be counted as nightmares buddy 😂😂😂

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