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Thursday, February 08, 2007

BTT #5

Booking Through Thursday

TLC:
What kind of care do you take of your books? Let's review, shall we?


  1. Are you careful with the spines? Or do you crack your books open to make them lay flat?
    I don't deliberately crack the spines, but I will prop them open so I can read while flossing, for instance, and that sometimes does crack the spine. They never lie flat, though.

  2. Do you use bookmarks? Or do you dog-ear the corners? If you do use bookmarks, do you use those fashionable metal ones? Or paper?
    I always use bookmarks, and never dog-ear the corners. What kind depends on what's handy. They're mostly paper, or those nice filmstrip ones I get from Annie.

  3. Do you write in your books? Ever? If you do, do you make small marks, or write in as much blank space as you can find? Pen or pencil? Highlighter? Your name on the front page?
    Nope. When I was a kid, I'd write my comments about the book in it, but I stopped doing that when I was 12. Until about 10 or so years ago, I used to write my name on the front page, but I stopped doing that, too.

  4. Do you toss your books on the floor? Into bookbags? Or do you treat them tenderly, with respect?
    I don't know about treating them "tenderly," but I don't toss them on the floor, either.

  5. Do you ever lay your book face-down, to save your place?
    Only in an emergency, and then it's usually over the arm of a chair or something like that.

  6. Um--water? Do you bathe with your books? Hold them with wet hands? Read out in the rain? Anything of that sort?
    Oh, yes, I definitely read in the bath. I make sure my hands are dry, though, and I've never dropped one in the tub.

  7. Are your books lined up on a bookshelf? Or crammed in any which way? Stacked on the floor?
    I've got pix here. They're mostly on shelves.

  8. Do you make a distinction--as regards book care--between hardcovers and paperbacks?
    Well, generally speaking, the hardcovers are more expensive, so I'm a little more cautious about things like lending them out, etc.

  9. And, to recap? Naturally, you love all of your books, but how, exactly? Are your books loved in the battered way of a well-loved teddy bear, or like a cherished photo album or item of clothing that's used, appreciated, but carefully cared for?
    Like the clothing--used, appreciated, cared for. I don't trash my books, but I'm not obsessive about taking care of them, either.

  10. Any additional comments?
    I love my books, but I love the stories in them more than the actual paper and ink.

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I am like you I love my books and I use always a sign. I hate when corners are fold. I used to "eat" books, but now with blogging much less. I have a quite big bibliotheka for very nice books and for the others rags.
BTW I have already done a Thursday Thirteen called "why women better take a cat than a man" !
 
Hey, if you want bookmarks, I'll send a stack to you if you give me your addy.

I solemnly swear I'm not a MAD stalker.
 
Hey Darla! I love Annie films marker too. She sent bunches of them my way :)

And I too, tend to be caution about lenting out my Hardcover to anyone. Since those are more expensive

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Booking Through Thursday! Here is Mine!
 
Gattina: already checked it out. Very funny. :)

May: okay, I emailed you. You asked for it!

Julia: one of these days, we'll talk Annie into starting a blog, too.
 
I only write in self-help books (which I haven't bought in a long time) or text books.

I don't lend out books as much as I once did...due to the fact that I don't get them back...I've very selective who I loan my books to

Thanks for visiting my 13!
 
It's surprising how people who'd scrupulously return a serving dish or a tool will just forget to return a book, or pass it on to someone else, or let the dog chew it or....
 
Darla, I can't imagine myself reading in the bath! I tend to have butter fingers! LOL.
 
Oh dear! Everybody treats their books better than I do! I think I have to retrain myself!
 
Great list of question and answers. I really enjoyed that. What a great idea!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
Thank you for your visit to mine.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Raggedy
 
I think I'm going to jail for book abuse!
 
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