Thought i would start out a discussion about what gets your goat when reading a book. Number one top pet peeve or irritation so to speak when reading for me is a Main character that doesn't have the common sense god granted a rock. This can take multiple forms...From not being able to figure out that when you stick your hand in a lava lake your going to be burned..To the serious cliché that seems to be way to common..Boy meets girl who likes him and is clueless.. Granted..what one person see's as common sense etc is based on their age and life experiences and education. It still chaps my hide when authors use these in their books. Never said i was the smartest guy in the world..But even a 10 year old knows that you don't stick your fingers into a light socket.. etc etc What gets your goat when reading?