Bookish Pet Peeves

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

There are a couple of things in books that slightly annoy me. Not enough to never read again, but just enough that I need to breathe out strongly. You know the way I mean.

Do you share any of these peeves? Let me know your thoughts.

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Authors I’ll Never Read

Everyone has their favourite authors, but there are also those who you just don’t gel with for some reason.

I’ve spoken at length about the authors whose books I cannot miss, but I’ve not really mentioned the ones I don’t think I’ll ever pick up. Some on this list I’ve read some from but not really loved them, others I just know aren’t for me.

There’s a chance one of your favourite authors will appear on this list, and if they do I’m really sorry. However, there’s also a high chance my favourites list is peppered with authors who you would put on a list like this one.

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Favourite Reads of 2021 So Far

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

So far, my reading year has been a lot of ups and downs. I’ve had a couple of reading slumps, but luckily I’ve balanced that out with some great reads in the times I could pick up a book.

These are some of the absolute highlights from my reading year so far. Have you read any of these? If you want to hear more about them, come and check out my thoughts on my Book Tube Channel. Are you subscribed already?

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Books I DNF’d

I may be a massive bookworm, but there are some books even I couldn’t get through. There’s no book too long, but there can be a book too tedious.

Marking a book as DNF, or did not finish, is almost like admitting defeat. There can be so many reasons why you would abandon a book halfway through – maybe you couldn’t get into the story, or perhaps it was just too long for your concentration to hold at the time.

Whatever reason, these are some of the books I’ve closed the cover on long before the final page. If I can’t get into it after three reading attempts, our relationship comes to an end.

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Why Actually Championing Diversity in Books Matters

We all like to think we’re fantastic allies. We sit back and champion books featuring Black charaacters, written by Black authors, or with characters of varied sexualities, religions, nationalities, or who appear on the autism spectrum. But how much of what we’re reading “diversely” is actually just performative? I know I’m not without blame here.

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