Reading is awesome. However, I do have some petpeeves with books and reading. Here are 5 more:
1. Maps in hard cover books on the inside cover pages. It’s handy and super convenient to find when it’s your own book, it absolutely sucks when it’s a library book since the dust jacket is taped over the map and you can’t see 40% of the map. Publishers should have fold-out maps for fantasy books.
2. When the text on the spine of a book across a series does not line up. For example when the book number in the series is at the top of the spine but one of them is 2 millimetres further down the spine then in the other books.
3. Similarly, when one book in a series is slightly smaller then the rest thus the spines and the writing on them don’t line up on the shelf.
4. Book covers that are essentially stylistic font on a fairly plain background. A cover sells the book and these covers tell me nothing about the book and definitely don’t sell the book to me. They bore me.
5. Stickers on library books that cover critical parts of the cover. Like the name of the book. Or the author. Or what that interesting thing is in the cover model’s hand.