Mixing it up again this week (although still tell me your weekend plans, always tell me your weekend plans). Let’s have a venting session. Get it all out. What’s driving you up the wall right now, no matter how trivial?
I’ll start: a book I was really looking forward to, the most recent in a series I enjoy, is chock full of one of my biggest literary pet peeves: dialect. Tons and tons of dialect–which can be effective when used sparingly, but gets silly and hard to read and even a little insulting (since it’s most often meant to signify that a character is lower-class and uneducated) when overdone. Every Scottish and Irish character (the main characters are English) have their accents meticulously spelled out when they speak, and it’s incredibly distracting. I’ve torn through the other books, but I’m not sure if I’m even going to bother finishing this one.