What are your literary “pet peeves”?
Oh, I’ve plenty. Urban fantasy should refer to something like The Lies of Locke Lamora, not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Lord of the Rings isn’t a trilogy (which is important because it creates structural expectations that it can’t hold up), and so on and so forth. But I think my biggest pet peeve is the privileging of “literary fiction” (a redundant phrase) over “genre fiction” (a meaningless phrase, as no piece of fiction can be without genre). I’ve even got a video rant on the subject, talking about how it isn’t used to delineate genre but rather used to privilege certain pieces of fiction.