A shameful amount of time has passed since I did a top five Wednesday. I really have no excuse; I just never got around to making the lists. One of my goals for the coming year is to be more active on this blog and I think top five Wednesday is a good way to ensure that I post at least once a week.
The Goodreads group for top five Wednesday can be found here. It is hosted by @ThoughtsonTomes and is a lot of fun, so join in! I am very excited for the December topics, so without further ado, let’s get into my list!
1. Cover changes in the middle of a series
Come on publishers. No one in the history of ever has uttered the phrase, “I really hope they change the covers midway through the this series so my covers don’t match!” Look. We are booknerds. We tend to take great pride in our bookshelves and want them to look pretty. When the cover changes and the books in a series don’t match, it throws off our #shelfie game. Even when the previous books get new covers, it is irritating because now we have to go out and buy new copies of books we already own.
2. Dog-earring and binding breaking
If you damage my books, you’re dead to me. I work hard for my money and it’s not very often that I get to spend it on new books. For this reason, (and just because they’re amazing) my books are very special to me and when someone damages them, simply by being careless, it makes me angry. I don’t come in to your house and scratch up your Blu-ray discs. It’s common courtesy to treat other’s property with respect, so please be nice to books.
3. Love triangles
Don’t get me wrong, there are some well written love triangles out there and I do enjoy them. The love triangles that bother me are the ones in which the protagonist is stringing one or both of the love interests along. The Twilight-y ones. This trope is also extremely overdone and I feel that there are far better plot devices to spice up the story.
4. Characters that don’t know how to breathe
If I read the line, “I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding” one more time I might crack. Why are all YA protagonists unable to tell when they are depriving their brains of oxygen?
Need I say more? I’m looking at you Rick Riordan. The end of The Mark of Athena destroyed me. This one I’m not necessarily a Grinch about unless I have a long wait for the next book.
I hope you guys liked this post! If you did, please leave me a like and a comment, I would love to discuss your Grinchy tendencies! See you in the next one!