Thursday, April 19, 2012

Booking Through "Pet Peeves"

What are your literary “pet peeves”?


I have many, I think. 

  1) I don't like long descriptions
  2) I don't like use of swear words
  3) Graphic descriptions/porn put me off.
  4) Under-developed characters
  5) Abrupt endings
  6) Badly written work

15 comments:

Reading Kelly said...

Long descriptions are one of my pet peeves too. And I have to agree with the rest of yours as well. You can see my pet peeves here
Happy reading!

bermudaonion said...

Overly descriptive writing drives me to distraction too.

Small Blonde Hippy said...

Yep, I'm with you on the long descriptions. I didn't use to mind them so much, but now I find myself skipping long chunks of description. Here's mine: Small Blonde Hippy

MoniqueReads said...

I call myself a book snob because I hate badly written works. Poor writing is enough to make me abandon a novel.

CMash said...

Great points. I agree with most of them. Have a nice weekend!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good points! I especially dislike sloppy writing, which could fall into any of the categories you mentioned.

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Cathy De Los Santos said...

You have some good points and some I understand. Here’s my BTT
Thanks
Cathy @ Addicted to Books

Gigi Ann said...

I agree with all six points. Thanks for the visit today.

wrathsqueen said...

Abrupt endings are so disappointing.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I agree.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/booking-through-thursday_19.html

Hazel said...

A long description never fails to tire me.

vanessa eric said...

I don't like long and boring descriptions too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Just Another Teenage Bookworm said...

Couldn't agree more.
My BTT.

Bev Hankins said...

Great list! I agree with you on swear words (and particularly when it's not appropriate at all for the characters or the type of book--cozy mysteries, for example).

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/04/booking-through-thursday.html

Josette said...

Oh yeah, badly written work is not a joy to read.