Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Booking Through Thursday

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?

~~ No, I never spine break or dog-ears my books. I like to have my books in pristine condition but sometime, it get hard to keep it from holding the book in position where you don't want to move further back to break because of my small hands. But even after I finish reading the book, it's in a pristine or fair condition. I expect a tiny creased line. And I also expected the front cover, from the paperbacks, to lift up a little when finish reading. But that nothing I can do about it, unless I lay the front cover facing down. Sometime that work and other time it doesn't. I don't expect my books to be too perfect but just perfect enough to look new a little.

I do understand others who does break their spine of the books. I love their reason when they said - If their books spine break, it just show that the books were being loved because it's been read over and over again until it really break. I do cringed of the thoughts that they break their spine, but I do understand their reason :)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves


Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! I think we share the same thoughts with regards to the care of our books. I can't bear seeing my book spines break too.

Melody said...

Yep, so you, Alice and me have the same answers, hehe... ;P

Sunny said...

I like to keep my books looking as new as possible too.

Smilingsal said...

I've changed throughout the years. Here's my answer.

Heather said...

I appreciate that you can embrace the book habits of abusers like me who express their "book love" differently.

Jeane said...

I can't stand breaking the spines myself, but I understand what you mean when you say it shows they've been loved. I feel the same way when I see battered books at the public library. Well, at least someone read them, even if they didn't know how to treat them properly.

Mary Beth said...

I think some of our books have been around for so long (50+ years) and have been read by so many people, they've given up trying to stay together. It does happen but it just shows what great reads they are:)

Julia said...

Hey Alice and Melody - glad to hear we think alike ;) :)

Sunny - Hi, glad that we both agree. And thanks for commenting

Smilingsal- You change over the years? In what way?

Heather - I can understand why people does it, but I still like to keep my books in good condition. I will cring if I seen someone books are breaking..but I respect your reason for it. Each of their own :)

Jeane - Actually! And you know even library books are given lot of loves there *grin*

Mary Beth - You right, lot of times books may be around for so long and reread so many times that it will eventually break. I guess that would be a good times to buy another copy *grin*

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting. I hope you have a good weekend :)