Saturday, May 11, 2013

Book Girls Don't Cry - Pet Peeves


Welcome to another week of Book Girls!! This weeks topic is pet peeves. Oh, there are just so many. I tried to not go on and on with this. I think a lot are pet peeves that others have too.

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I love this screen shot!! Lol!!

Anyways, I usually write down a short post on what was in my vlog, but honestly I can't even remember my rant. I know I talked about insta-love, some audiobook stuff, and the mean cheerleader thing, but the rest is a blur haha!! So, I would love to know what pet peeves you have. And like always feel free to leave topic suggestions for us!! 

22 comments:

  1. Ahaha :) I agree, gorgeous screen shot, I can see your fustration of pet peeves. I agree with everything you ranted about there! Instant love and the cheerleading stereotypes are the worst of them in my point of view. And that really sucks for audiobooks, I'm not too frequent with audios and I only choose ones when I'm certain that they're good. URGH. any good recommendations of audioebooks, Amy?

    Thanks for sharing, I love this post, made me laugh too. <3

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    1. Best screen shot for this topic!! The mean cheerleader thing probably bothers me more than it should, but we all have our things. Insta-love will almost always drive me crazy too. Audiobook recommendations, I loved the Percy Jackson books on audio. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Cinder, Clockwork Princess... I can't think of anymore off the top of my head.

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  2. The cheerleaders I grew up with were some of the meanest people I ever encountered in my life! Of course, there were other girls just as nasty, but mean popular kids are just much more visible to the student body as a whole.

    I'm glad you were a nice cheerleader. :)

    Don't get me started on preacher's kids... *shivers*

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    1. Yeah mean popular kids always stand out. Most of the popular kids at my school were the nice ones, and it was the not so popular kids that were mean. Though I do remember a few of the jocks who thought they were better than everyone, but they never really came across as mean as far as I could see. I guess it's easy to portray the mean popular kids in books than it is to just have some random meanies lol!!

      I didn't know any preacher's kids. I think that I should be glad.

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    2. Hahahaha. I got along with everyone and since we had like around 1000 people attending school, we pretty much all knew (of) each other. I had closer friends though and one of them was (is) a very religious person and our school had an um.. religious group. Well.. kinda. They go to the same church. Anyhow, she always invited us to the meetings in her church and they literally tried to get boys to come with free food and stuff like that. Haha. I'm sorry.. It's just hilarious. I didn't want to offend her since otherwise she's a great friend of mine so I (and we all) made up excuses not to go. About two months ago we got together and went on a dinner with a bunch of our friends and she was one of the people who came. We laughed so hard at her behaviour. She said that now she realizes that god is in her heart and she can't really get people to attend her church or try to get them to believe in god. However, it was just so funny and sometimes pretty scary. I remember going to a huge religious festival that took place in Tallinn. She was really on my back with it and literally, I had no choice but to go. So I went. Luckily I went with my boyfriend at the time as well as a few friends. If it wasn't for them, I probably would have started to believe the crap these people we're talking about. FOR REAL! They are so good at hypnotizing and brainwashing you.. *shudders* I will never ever go to something like that. I won't even lie then. I'll just tell the person inviting me that I'm not comfortable with it and I don't like people forcing something on me so back the f*** off :D Be glad you haven't had to deal with a heavily religious person :D

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  3. Haha. I hate some narrators. I just.. Hate how they do it. So yup, I know that there are some people -- when they narrate an audiobook, I know I won't pick it up. Insta love -- it's so talked about. Practically everyone thinks it's not believable and I don't get why authors do that. I agree with everything you said. The hot guy falls for the nerd -- seriously? It happens more often then not. I hate it when people are labeled and put into boxes like the cheerleaders for instance. I just don't fancy when they're ALWAYS blond and have long legs, barbie clothes, no brain, lots of money and a terrible attitude. Seriously.. it's not like that. There're exceptions, but it's not always like that. It just bugs me.

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    1. Seriously, I'm barely over 5 feet tall, and have curly, frizzy, brown hair and I was a happy, friendly cheerleader. A narrator can really make or break a book for me.

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  4. Yeah most of those bug me too. I hate instant love but I think its all about those 'moments' I might believe it if we get a chance to feel that flutter and to feel the chemistry between them. Some authors pull it off, most don't.
    The cheerleaders at my school weren't the mean girls either. I have never understood why they are always portrayed that way.
    Great subject and great vlog!

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    1. I get that as teenagers, your hormones are raging and whatever, but insta-love is not believable. To say they have strong feelings, sure, but beyond that is too much for me.

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  5. The mean cheerleader bothers me too. Or just the whole "popular people are mean, rich snobs" stereotype. I was maybe the most popular girl in my school, and I wasn't mean, rich or snobby. Neither were the other popular kids.

    Another one the REALLY bugs me lately is that authors are over-using the "tattooed/pierced bad boy" image. Like, that's their only defining bad boy trait. Not all men who are tattooed and/or pierced are bad boys. My husband has them and has never treated a girl bad in his life!

    End rant. lol

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    1. Yes!! I didn't even think of the tattooed and pierced thing. That gets to me too. Or just because the guy has a motorcycle or something.

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  6. Fun topic. Yep -- mean cheerleaders and tattooed bad boys are getting very cliche….
    Also the requisite computer geek who can conveniently hack things, etc.

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  7. Bahaha I loved this vlog! Seriously I, like, KNOW there are a few really nice cheerleaders but I hate how everybody stereotypes so easily! And also OMG I KNOW! Usually the popular guy NEVER likes the nerdy, awkward girl. Like, never. Sometimes in books it's really sweet, but then it makes waking up to reality SOOO much harder lol.

    Really great vlog!

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  8. I'm 100% sure I know what book you are talking about for the whole insta-love thing. I think I just finished it. It was pretty funny. And with audio books I hate when someone attempts an accent that they can't do. I mean come one if you can't do a French accent...just don't...

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  9. I'm so sick of the over-used stereotypes. It seems to be all black and white. Either you're a bitchy blonde cheerleader or a frizzy-haired freckled nerd.

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  10. I like to think of it as instant attraction but you're right. If you're reading realistic fiction, then it needs to take some time.

    Audio book narrators? Make or break a book for sure! One I listened to lately they had the hero's name WRONG! So bad.

    Great post.

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  11. That screen shot is fab!!

    INSTA-LOVE! STAB STAB!! Pfft fuck teenagers! I didn't fall head-over-heals in love after 2 weeks. BARF!! The Brokenhearted was THE worst case of my most recent awful insta-love avoid it at all cost! Haha.

    Ooh audiobook pet peeves I hadn't thought of those. But yeah sucky narrators can make a good book awful! Those who are all breathy OR those who sound like... 50 years old. I don't think I've come upon one that pronounces the H but OMG that sounds super annoying I think I would DNF that shit right there! haha. I did notice a few pronounced them wrong but I always think it's just like, accents? Like one state can say a word one way and another can say it another way and it all depends where they're from etc. I did listen to one that would not pronounce the s in plural words a lot and it drove me BONKERS!!


    Bahah. At least now they're aware they are or are not breathing! That's probably a very important thing to, you know, notice!!

    OOh the mean cheerleader! It doesn't bother me much bc our school was full of stereotypical snotty girls so to me I just put them as my characters and it works well! bahaha. But yeah a lot of stereotypical shit gets to me too. The hot/most perfect guy everz falling for the blah girl, like wtf? That doesn't happen.

    Hope you had fun outside! We also had amazing weather last week but next week is looking kinda meh on the weather channel.

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  12. Insta-love! BLAH! I like me so romance. I need to be romanced in a book. And I can't stand intsa-love.

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  13. I can't handle insta-love either. Insta-lust sure, but not love. I totally agree with you on that one. And it seems like it's just everywhere these days doesn't it?

    I really wish I could listen to audiobooks, I totally zone out and have no idea what I heard so it just doesn't work for me. I hate it when people talk like that in real life! I also hate when people say shhhedule instead of sCHedule! GAH!

    The evil sentence must die!!!!

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  14. I LOVE that freeze frame! Too funny. My pet peeves include: men smelly musky (yuk), anytime the word moist is used, insta-love, and hmmm....I can think of many. LOL

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  15. Excellent Vlog Amy! I LOVE watching your blogs, they're always awesome! Anyways pet peeves for me include insta-love, the bad boy always ending up with the virgin or the slut, and a ton more. I've tried reading audiobooks, but I just can't get into them. I get bored, lose track of the storyline etc. I hope you enjoyed your mini-blogging break, and relaxed! I've missed you :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  16. Awesome discussion Amy :D Insta-love is a big one for me - it can basically break an otherwise solid read. Yes you can have strong feelings like you said but within ONE meeting you guys are NOT in love. Gah! I had to laugh when you started mentioning the audiobook narrators and weird pronunciations. That wh- words one would have made me crazy, stuff like that drives me up the walls!! And ditto for when they pronounce words wrong too. I'm french so I'm like: If I know how to say that word, you should too LOL. You're right too that triangles DO need to have a reason for being there at all. That's my reasoning for digging one love-triangle and loathing another! Thanks for sharing your pet-peeves so I know I am not alone bahaha ♥

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