August 31, 2012

Knock it off would ya??


Annoying right?
Fix it! <~~Thanks GalleyCat!


Listen folks, when I'm reading I don't even hear you. 
Eventually I might sense an annoying presence nearby and look up. 
By that point I'm pissed because, because SHUT UP
And they are upset because I didn't hear them or respond in a timely manner.
I have a great idea:

Don't Bug Me When I'm Reading!

Thank you ever so much.

Do you have any bookish pet peeves? What are they? 

21 comments:

  1. I haven't thought about it that much until now, but I would like to find a copy of that bookmark.

    And I guess one of my own. Do not write a story in a trilogy that could easily have been summed up in one book deal. Not only can I read well, I am sort of smart too. Pretending you have a trilogy when you just want more of my money bugs me.

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    1. I love that it's needlepoint and lacy, ha ha.

      Great peeve. I'm seeing that a lot, in the movie industry as well. Argh.

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  2. My husband says I go into "book mode" and he and the girls can't get my attention or a reply. I totally understand.

    Colletta

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    1. Why oh why don't they understand that book mode is a good thing? ;) Just leave us alone when we are in that fabulous place!

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  3. I too am totally with you on the being disturbed while reading thing. That book mark is priceless!

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    1. Isn't it great? I need to get one of those ;)

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  4. How about "Please return the books I lent you!". One of my friends has had two of my favorites for almost a year! I love to share books, but I like to get 'em back!

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    1. I'm very wary of loaning books out, unless I don't care if I get them back ;) I wonder if a tracking device would be appropriate?

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  5. Love the bookmark Jennifer. Did you make it? Got to get a post it to stick on my forward like that. Maybe then people will get the hint:)

    laura thomas

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    1. Nope, I do wish I knew how to make those though! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. The stickers are the works of evil geniuses trying to ruin your life.
    "I'm pissed because, because SHUT UP." -lol. How does no on get that yet?
    I have once or twice interrupted a friend who was reading and feel like a jerk but whenever I don't have a book on me (rarely) I like to talk to people! Please don't judge me (;
    http://shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Adriana! I know just what you mean, I'll talk to anyone but if they have a book in their hand I try very hard not to, lol. I won't judge you..unless you bother ME while I'm reading, ha ha!

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  7. I have been in book mode a bit too much lately!

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  8. Oh this made me laugh a lot. I hate television or cinema tie-in book jackets. And lending books out and not returning them. And being interrupted while reading - this is particularly bad in my husband's family as they are all newspaper people, which is a form of reading better suited to constant interruption. But they are also all talkers, while I am more of a listener, and I realise they are managing to get their papers read while I am completely in a dither, not knowing if I dare start on the same paragraph for the nth time!!

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    1. I refuse to buy/borrow books with those awful movie covers. Blech!

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  9. bahaha love the post and the bookmark, I want one, maybe it would keep DH from annoying me when I'm reading. I have an insane urge to call him dick head instead of dear hubby when he interrupts my reading ;)... I know, a little psychotic but it's my number one peeve LOL

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  10. LOL, I completely understand!! I wish there was a way to be invisible while I'm reading ;)

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  11. Love the bookmark - I think I need it tattooed somewhere LOl

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. That would sure be a conversation starter wouldn't it? LOL

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  12. Oh, I so agree with you about how everyone thinks you are "doing nothing" when reading! Even on a plane, when you put up your book to protect you from the gabby person in the next seat, they are clueless.

    A sign on our foreheads, perhaps?

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    1. I don't understand people who view reading as "doing nothing" WHAT?? What is wrong with you??

      Let's meld your idea with Shelley's above..a tattoo on our forehead! ;)

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