I’m reading a book by an author I’ve read many times before (not naming the book until I decide if I like it or not.) Something is driving me bonkers in this book: the character’s thoughts are in quotation marks. It’s very disconcerting. Usually I’ll put a character’s thoughts in italics, but if I’m adding the words she thought, I’ll simply leave the thoughts unitalicized, and certainly never in quotes. Quotes are reserved for things spoken. It’s weird to read a sentence in quotation marks only to discover the she thought tagged on at the end. I know this author doesn’t usually do this, so I wonder if her editor made the changes or what. Anyhow, I am becoming a curmudgeonly reader, aren’t I?