Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year's Challenge: Day 7

Hosted by Parajunkee, today's focus is your top ten book blogger pet peeves.

Again, I have only been blogging for about a year and my blog is not nearly as high level as some others.  I couldn't come up with ten but I do have several smaller ones.  Here they are:

1.  Captcha and other comment issues such as having to fill in my name and e-mail or register with a certain site.  I like when I can just comment and hit the post button and be done with it.  When I first started and asked people for some feedback, one kind person suggested turning my Captcha off.  I didn't even know what it was but I figured it out and turned it off and I am so thankful that he suggested it.  I can see how it is a turn off for people who want to comment.

2.  Spoilers in the reviews.  I always avoid that in my reviews because I don't want to ruin the story for anyone.  If you like to put them in, that's ok, but it would be nice to add a little subheading in your review to let us know they are coming so we can stop reading.

3.  Lots of photos or video clips of people quoting from a movie or show in a review.  I have to say, I don't really understand why people do this.  I feel bad but I usually don't stick around when I see these.

That is really it for me.  I'm sure more will be added as I expand my horizons with my blog.  I've had mostly positive experiences so far and love sharing and discussing books with others.


  1. Excellent list, and Captcha is one of my biggest peeves too! I understand why people use it, but it still annoys me. I forgot about spoilers in reviews, but I try to avoid reading reviews until after I've written my own (don't want to accidentally plagiarize something!)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love the kitty on the pile of books in your header. Too cute!

  2. Thank you for the compliment. I love cats so I wanted to incorporate them somehow and make it book related. :)

  3. Spoilers are definitely one of my pet peeves. I think that if reviewers should be able to figure out how to write a review without spoiling anything.

    ~April @ Once Upon a Coffin

  4. Spoilers were a MAJOR pet peeve of mine until I figured out which bloggers/reviewers consistently wrote them, which ones gave a heads up, and which ones never went near them. It's almost to the point where I just look at the ratings anymore and don't even bother with the actual review until after I read the book.

    I KNOW on Captcha!! When I was on Blogspot, I had to search to turn mine off, too!! You never know it's on!! And I always feel bad asking someone to turn it off!!!!

    Oh, and I love the cat and books on your header/button, too ;)

  5. Spoilers are a huge turnoff for me. And for some reason, I can forget what I ate for breakfast, but I can't ever forget a book spoiler.

  6. I agree about sites that ask for your info just to post a comment - irritating! I have another pet peeve - fonts! I enjoy a well-designed site, but having multiple fonts is distracting from the actual book review! And the spoiler is a no-brainer! I never post them, because my ultimate goal is to get people reading!!!