Bookish Pet Peeves

From folding down the corners of a cherished novel to proclaiming that the movie was “so much better” than the book (it rarely ever is), there’s a whole slew of bookish pet peeves out there lurking, ready to annoy and irk readers everywhere. We often discuss our reading habits, but what about the habits we avoid? 

Library Readers, what are your bookish pet peeves?

Here’s what a sampling of what the Livingston Public Library Librarians have to say: 

  • Katie, Head of Adult Services: When I get to the end of the book and it’s not a stand alone novel.
  • Jessica, Adult Services: When background noise from television, music, or talking interferes with my reading.
  • Joseph, Adult Services: When the book is hard to keep open.
  • Janea, Adult Services: When the book is cluttered with too many words.
  • Gina, Youth Services: When the corners are bent.  Don’t bend the corners! Also, when I’m in a doctor’s office and others assume I am not doing anything and attempt to create small talk.

What are your bookish pet peeves? Comment below!


-Jessica, Adult Services Librarian 

Color Your Stress Away!

The furniture may not be in yet, but we are super excited to use our new adult seating IMG_5498 (1)area! Our Adult Coloring Group had first dibs on using this sunny new space at their November meeting and look forward to using it in the upcoming months!

Interested in dropping into Color Your Stress Away? The next meetings are as follows: Thursday 12/5 and 12/19 at 11am.  To learn more about the program, check out our events calendar, here.

Happy coloring!

-Jessica, Adult Services Librarian