First off, lists. They're very popular because they "attract readers". Have you noticed list mania? Here's my annoying sample list of annoying lists:
Some of us can read a whole paragraph without having the sentences bulleted and from now on I refuse to read anything that comes in this form.
(This reminds me of the Victor Borge routine - “It’s Fliszt, not F. Liszt. You don’t say M. Ozart?”.)
The other thing that's driving me crazy are the ads smack in the middle of an article:
Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses:
Words words words words.....then, without any warning....
"Are You color Blind?"
Who me? Is this part of the article? Are freethinking and vision problems related somehow? I don't understand. Maybe I'm not color blind, just going insane because what I'm reading isn't making sense to me AT ALL.
Dare I say it? I never had this problem with real live books. When reading Victor Hugo I didn't get
“To a gargoyle on the ramparts of Notre Dame as Esmeralda rides off with Gringoire Quasimodo says. "Why was I not made of stone like thee?” If you book your Paris adventure now, you'll receive 150 extra points. Book before January 15.
OK. I've vented. I feel better. I'm going to read a book. A real book. I'll try not to crab too much during the year....still, it's not one of my resolutions.........