Bookish Pet Peeve

I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love seeing maps in books, especially in mystery books. I believe maps were probably  more popular in the golden age of mysteries, so seeing them in books now is always a treat. But you know what I really don’t like?

When it’s a library copy and this happens:

I know the book has to be protected with a book jacket and that has to be firmly put in place but do you see that I can’t make out all of the map. What’s hidden underneath that flap?

Maybe I should check out the back and see if I can make it out right?

I can make a few other things out but what’s this white sticker on there? I guess this means I should get my own copy and enjoy the maps right?

In case you are wondering the book is Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie, which is what I’m reading right now.

How about you, got some bookish pet peeves to share?

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