Q. What writing device or trick irritates you most when reading a book?
A. My biggest ones are insta-love and love triangles. In my whole, extremely long life, I've never met a person who juggles loving two of the sexiest creatures in the world, but in so many books today, that's all we see. In most cases, I want to throw the main character out the window and steal both of the men and keep them for myself because I'm greedy and like attractive men. While I hate insta-love, love triangles may be higher up on my sh*t list. They are so annoying and they makes me want to hit someone in the face with a shovel - especially when I pick the wrong guy, which has happened four times so far. And each of those times, my reaction was:
I also hate an overabundance of literary devices. I just read a book where almost every other sentence had either a simile, metaphor or an analogy in it. I almost threw the book in the trash and it was a library book... But really, there are other ways to write a sentence! Jiminy crickets, people!
I have a lot of pet peeves, and it's not hard to annoy me. So all books beware.
What do you find irritating in books?