The title of this thread may be confusing, but I did not want it to be to lengthy, so I'll elaborate. This is meant to be a discussion thread, so here's the discussion question: Have you ever been reading a book (maybe even a bestseller), and come across something that just irritates you? Be it typos, structuring, story elements, writing style, some things can get under a reader's skin. And being a writer, things may even make you more annoyed than an average reader would be. So respond here and reveal your own experience. What has irritated you in a book (or any piece of literature) that you've read? Note: This thread is all about subjectivity, for it refers to things you personally have found annoying. Plenty of conflicting views will be found here. Something a person finds annoying may be something you find appealing, so be ready to see an opinion that may not be your own. I'll start. The Hunger Games is a very popular book (obvious statements: we all make them). I have yet to read it, though, because something always irritates me when I try to read it. It's written in present-tense. I just get bothered when I see fiction written in present tense. It annoys me. I will try to read it again, though, because I'm probably missing out on a great read just because I won't "try something new" and read something that isn't written in what I'm used to: past tense. I'm going to try to open up and give it a crack again.