Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1. Dog-ears: Nothing annoys me more than readers who dog-ear their books. I find it disrespectful to the text.
2. Small trim size: I don't know what it is about my eyes, but it's hard for me to read books with a very small trim size. For this reason I enjoy UK editions - their trim size is usually more appealing.
3. Annoying and contrived characters: Ehhhm Holden Caulfield.
4. Formulaic endings: Endings that are too predictable or annoyingly simple are no fun. I like an ending that makes me think.
5. Stickers: I love (lightly) used books but I hate when they have stickers that don't come off, or leave a sticky goo after you peel them off. My favorite used bookstore - Half Price Books - has price stickers that come off clean and quickly. Yet another reason I love them.
6. Cheesy covers/Movie covers: I wanted to read Dan Chaon's Await Your Reply but didn't end up buying it because the cover reminded me of a cheap Harlequin romance. I hope to someday find the hardcover edition.
7. Errors: This should go without saying, but I hate any sort of error in a book, be it grammatical, spelling, printing or otherwise.
8. Inked-up pages: Whether it's highlighter, marker or pen, I don't like writing in books unless it's in pencil.
9. Endnotes: It is so much easier to read footnotes than endnotes.
10. Quick endings: Sometimes it works, but other times it annoys me when everything is wrapped up in one final chapter. It feels rushed.