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'm very careful with the spines. Call me fussy or anything, but I cringe whenever someone cracks them.

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 use paper bookmarks and never dog-ear the corners!

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?

Never, I don't write in books unless I want to give this as a gift to someone and I will scribble some personal notes (in pen) on the first page after the cover.

4. Do you toss your books on the floor? Into bookbags? Or do you treat them tenderly, with respect?

I treat them tenderly.

5. Do you ever lay your book face-down, to save your place?


6. Um--water? Do you bathe with your books? Hold them with wet hands? Read out in the rain? Anything of that sort?

Big no-no.

7. Are your books lined up on a bookshelf? Or crammed in any which way? Stacked on the floor?

Most of my TBR pile are kept in the bookshelf, but it is overflowing lately so I have stacked them neatly on our study desk.

8. Do you make a distinction--as regards book care--between hardcovers and paperbacks?

I don't buy hardcovers.

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?

I definitely love my books, and always handle them with care. I don't eat when I'm reading, and even if I have a drink next to me, I will make sure my hands are dry. Well, I can say I love my books like a cherished photo album as there will be time I will re-read them if I find the stories are good.

10. Any additional comments? -

Don't forget to leave a link to your actual response in the comments--or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

12 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    Yep - that me too ....same common answers. So we are twin sisters at birth ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. Melody Says:

    Not when it comes to TV shows...LOL!

  3. Julia Says:

    LOL - as I said it good to be different twin LOL

    Mrs. "I'm-trying-not to be-twin sister- with me" attitude LOL!

  4. Melody Says:

    LOL! As usual, you cracked me up!

  5. Julia Says:

    I aim to make you laugh ;)

  6. Melody Says:

    Thank you. :)

  7. Darla Says:

    You mean you NEVER soak in the tub with a book? Sheesh. That's one of my favorite ways to relax! :)

  8. Unknown Says:

    I'm a lot less nice to my books.

  9. Melody Says:

    LOL! Darla, I wish I can enjoy the fun of soaking in the tub with a book, but as I said I tend to have butter fingers!

  10. Melody Says:

    Sarala, it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy reading a GREAT book! :)

  11. Andree Says:

    There are a lot of similar responses this week: a wonderful respect and reverence for books.

  12. Melody Says:

    I agree, meeyauw! :)

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