Mariel suggested this week’s question.
Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal in pain?
I try very hard not to break the spine of books I'm reading, although I'm not anal about it or anything. I'm also not a dog-earer unless it's something I really want to go back to and study more, but I don't do that too much. I do like to keep my books after I read them and try very hard to keep them in the best condition possible. I always have a book with me, so when reading a hardcover, I usually take off the dust jacket to keep it from getting worn while in my purse or bag. When I see people bending books back all the way or not paying attention to their appearence, I cringe, especially if its a book I let someone borrow. That makes me crazy!
What about you? Do you pay special attention to your books as well? For more Booking Through Thursday responses, click here.