30.10.08

Booking Through Thursday

It's that time of the week again, Booking Through Thursday:

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?

Hmmmmmm, I'm a bit mixed on this one! I would not describe myself as a spine breaker but I do like to bend it back a bit as I hate feeling like I am performing hand exercises whilst trying to merely hold the book open. I do like my books to be in excellent condition when I have read them and I probably only lend books to two ceratain people who I trust to look after them as I would. I can't stand people who dog-ear the pages, I always use a proper bookmark rather than turn the pages back, it's just not right to do that to a book!

We have a house full of books; it is getting quite ridiculous now as they are just everywhere! My partner, Mr S is the one person who can really wind me up as he seems to like using books as mats for drinks! This infuriates me and there has been many a crossed word about ring marks on books, especially ones belonging to me. I think that people do view books in different ways, I would class certain books that I own as some of my most treasured possessions and woe betide anyone who damages them!!

6 comments:

Kathy said...

LOL well at least you honest. My hubby is worse than me about the way he takes care of his books. He doesn't eat or drink anything anywhere near where his books are. Only problem we have with our books around the house is one of our cats loves to eat paper. A lot of my books that are left on the table have teeth marks left on the corners where he likes to chew on them.

Smilingsal said...

Oh, the man in your life had better duck! That's a thoughtless thing to do to a book.

Sunny said...

Oh my! I cant stand mistreated books. Using it as a coaster...ouch!

Heather said...

I think it could be a really cute idea if you picked up second-hand copies of books that you loved and had them covered in a protective way and have them as coasters purposefully. That could be a nice Christmas gift to him.

Jeane said...

Books are bound to get a little wear and tear if they're being read, but deliberately setting drinks on them is irresponsible! I'd get very upset if I saw someone use one of my books as a coaster.

Mary Beth said...

I do have some books that don't go to anyone else because they mean so much to me. We too have a house full of books, on shelve and piled up all over the place. However, I can't think of a better way to live!

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