I'm here today talk about quirks. Specifically, how we treat our print books. I'll go first.
- I do not write or underline in my books. Nor do I put name and address stickers in my books. Just, just eewwww....
- I do not set anything on top of my books, except for another book. (A wet, circle ring freaks me out!) And then only when it's laying flat.
- I never, never bend pages down to mark my reading spot. ACK!!! I always have some kind of bookmark laying around even if it's a scrap piece of paper. Right now my favorite bookmark is the one my Grandson had made with his kindergarten pictures last year.
- I rarely, if ever, loan my books. The person must be someone I know very well, and they treat their books the same way I treat mine. I have separation anxiety until the book is returned.
|I gathered up a few from around the house.|
|The special places tabbed!|
Yep, I've taken some good-natured teasing for my quirkiness.
If you're wondering, yes, I do have a Nook and the Kindle app on my tablet, but the highlighting, marking pages, and note taking isn't as much fun. Plus, I can't ogle enticing book covers such as these while they're laying around the house!
P.S. Never leave the post-its on the pages in a book you want to preserve (shelf-keeper). They could rip the pages.