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Bookish Sarah says:
“A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, ‘What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?’ I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.”
What are your literary “pet peeves”?
Something that annoys me is not so much about literature specifically, but about reading in general. It amazes me when people ask, “How do you find time to read? I’m just too busy!”
My stock answer is that I don’t have time to do everything, just like everyone else, but I make time to read. I have little time to do things I love, but I make time to do them. Being an admitted recovering television addict, the pitiful state of viewing choices has helped me to considerably cut down that habit.
There are only two shows I regularly watch now, Big Bang Theory (shamefully shaking my head at watching anything Lee Ahronson writes) and New Girl. Otherwise, I find this time in television history to be a painfully weak one with tired genres being feverishly and unsuccessfully re-worked, little writing creativity, and too much misogyny in storylines and jokes (*sniff sniff* I miss you Modern Family).
Fortunately for me, though, I currently have more time to practice yoga, enjoy the limitless number of good books out there, and use more of the treasure trove of materials collecting dust in my craft room.
I say to everyone who asks, you have to make the time if it’s important enough to you.
What’s your “bookish” pet peeve?