VOTE Things Bookworms Hate the Most  

Katie Mach
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What are your biggest book and reading pet peeves? When you spend a lot of time with your nose buried in a book, a whole new world of frustrations opens up. Bookworms may love novels, but that means we also hate a lot of things - terrible book covers, writing in the margins, and the dreaded dust jacket. This list has some of the most annoying plagues on the written word.

There are so many pet peeves that avid readers have, from the obvious to the totally neurotic. Either way, it's time the world knew about the crimes committed against books. Add any major missteps committed by the publishing world, book designers, libraries, bookstores, and book tracking software that drive you nuts, and vote for the bookworm problems that you relate to most!
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Written-In Notes


Written-In Notes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things Bookworms Hate the Most
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Used books save money, but they don't save your sanity. Why, why, why, was it helpful for someone to underline a whole paragraph and then write "I like this"? Couldn't they just think it or write it in their book journal?
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"Major Motion Picture" Covers


"Major Motion Picture&quo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things Bookworms Hate the Most
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If you were interested in the movie, you'd probably be watching the movie. Pictures of the actors on set of whatever Hollywood remake was made last year is distracting and just doesn't look good.
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Books in a Series That Don't Match


Books in a Series That Don'... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things Bookworms Hate the Most
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If an author is writing a series, and knows that presumably someone that owns one will want to own them all, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO MAKE THEM CRY BY MAKING THE BOOKS DIFFERENT SIZES OR DESIGNS.
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Dust Jackets


Dust Jackets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things Bookworms Hate the Most
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Rarely do you see a dust cover with dust on it. Instead, you see one that's torn up on the edges, wrinkled from constant shifting, and discolored from exposure. Just go away, dust cover, no one wants you!