I blame my family for that. My grandparents were heavily-Pennsylvania Dutch, and they misused "lie/lay" all the time. Thankfully, in dialogue, you can get away with a lot of stuff because no one speaks with proper grammar. A peeve of mine is bland prose with short, declarative sentences and equally-short declarative paragraphs. Seeing many small paragraphs makes the story look like a grocery list, while the sentences make the prose just as bland.