We tend to read as writers. It can be hard not to, and when I find a book that makes me forget my writer-brain, well, then I know it's a good book. A very good book.
But, I want to talk about reader pet-peeves. This goes for writers, too, but let's discuss the pet-peeves that aren't just because we write.
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I see this one almost daily:
"I hate when an author ends on a cliff-hanger."
(I'll be honest--I don't feel the same. Sure, it can be frustrating, but if the author pulls it off, why not? But, as my coach says, I also tend to do things that cause self-suffering, so maybe that's just me...)
Are cliff-hangers a problem for you? What else irks you? There are so many readers, so many blog reviewers and so on, that I know many of you must have a list, even if it is only a mental one.
What drives you crazy in a book?