Today the topic of Top 5 Sundays at Larissa’s Bookish Life is Bookish Pet Peeves.

I’ve got a lot of these, too, but these are the ones that have been most irritating lately.

1, Geographic restrictions on ebooks and audio books.
Apparently we who don’t live in US don’t use money… Or perhaps the publishers already make some much money that they can just shut out, oh, most of the world.

2, Different formats.
Speaking of ebooks, I really don’t like the different formats that are not compatible with each other.

3, Covers and blurbs that don’t match the book.
I managed to find a book that has a fantasy cover but it’s actually SF.
Sometimes it seems that the blurb writer hasn’t read the book or maybe they’ve mixed up the books where the blurbs were going.

4, Another world but is has the same culture as ours.
I read fantasy and SF in order to go to other places and times than the one I live in. I’m fairly certain that if advanced alien cultures exist, they’re not going to have the same values as modern Western mainstream.

5, The series is not mentioned in the cover.
I don’t mind when this happens with the first book (unless it ends with a cliffhanger) but all the other books should have a mention that it’s, for example, the fourth book in an ongoing series.