10) Trying too hard to sound clever
I must be the color of The Communist Manifesto. – Fifty shades of Grey, E L James
The elevator whisks me with terminal velocity to the twentieth floor. – Fifty shades of Grey, E L James
My inner goddess is doing a triple axel dismount off the uneven bars, and abruptly my mouth is dry – Fifty shades of Grey, E L James.
The trawler plunged into the angry swells of the dark, furious sea like an awkward animal trying desperately to break out of an impenetrable swamp. The waves rose to goliathan heights, crashing into the hull with the power of raw tonnage; the white sprays caught in the night sky cascaded downward over the deck under the force of the night wind. – The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum.