Wednesday, October 29, 2008

conditions

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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 used to underline, make notes and do all of the above. Now I dog ear when I like a quote, and yes I am a spine breaker. I'll break yours too if you aren't careful!! hahaha...no, I would never do that! Oh, but I can bend the cover around and it is fine, because I am being gentle, but if my hubby (B) does it...yes I do flinch. Talk about a double standard!

19 comments:

Smilingsal said...

lol Your double standard made me laugh.

The Social Frog said...

You also made me laugh :)

Jennifer said...

Hehe. I'd rather write in the margin but sometimes dog-earing is just easier. =)

karen! said...

Love the double-standard!

Happy Thursday.

Yvonne said...

LOL about the double standard!

Mary Beth said...

Books are like family - you can abuse them as you see fit but god help anyone else who tries to cross that line!

Amy(The Sleepy Reader) said...

LOL your answers are funny.

I used to be more uptight than I am but I am not totally laid back. ;)

Bluestocking said...

LOL!! That's funny.

I'm a bit uptight about this issue.

Hope you can stop by.

Barbara H. said...

Love Mary Beth's comment, LOL!

rjsbooklady said...

This is a long-running point of contention between my husband and me. I'm a spine-breaker, note maker, leave-the-book-lying-face-down-on-the-table kind of girl, and it just makes him crazy. So we end up with a lot of duplicates because he can't stand reading my "broken" annotated copies.

Susan B. Evans said...

Thats funny! My man is so much gentler on his books than I am on mine.

Ivy said...

I think I should be happy my guy never reads. Actually, I'm waiting for all the books in the world to be available for the Kindle so I never have to lend a book, only to have it come back broken again. I'm so mean.

Heather said...

Is it his spine-breaking style that bothers you? Does he not use the right flair when he flips it?

Madeleine said...

Ouch :P, I condemned dog-earing...sorry :} I forgot underlining, did this to, stopped because I give my books away. When I receive a book from BookMooch or the library and I see underlining and explanations in the margin...:{
However I do like to read a book comfortably, not peaking through the pages. My double standard is, I love it when I receive a book that has been read and looks like new...

Kat said...

I can't take seeing any book treated like that, except if it's a text book hehe. I guess we all have our quirks on books :) Happy BTT!

Scobberlotcher said...

That's funny. Mars and Venus in books.

Jeane said...

I used to underline. Not any more. Now I always make sure to have paper scraps for notes (usually doubles as a bookmark!) I won't dog-ear my own books, but often forget and do it to library ones. Talk about a double standard!

Veens said...

lol @ double standards :D

Trish said...

Too funny about your husband and your double standards! I do that about some things as well.

I have pretty good about using a bookmark, but I'll slightly turn a page if I want to come back to it and don't have a flag. Try to use flags, though. Most of my books are secondhand, though, so I'm not sure what difference it makes. I try not to break spines, though, because it makes it harder for them to endure a second/third reading sometimes.