I’m in the process of reading And Then Came You by Maureen Child. This is the first in the Marconi Sister series. It’s okay so far, but hasn’t held my interest. I think this is due more to my reading funk than the book.
Anyway, I read a sentence this morning that just irked me. She smelled like shampoo and daydreams. I hate stupid metaphors. The sentence was describing a child, so I’m sure it was meant to be sweet and loving and yadda yadda yadda. But tell me, what the hell does a daydream smell like?
So, as readers, what are some your pet peeves?