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?
I suppose I am a perfectionist when it comes to books handling and maintenance. I hate seeing my books with bended spines, and I am definitely not a dog-earer (I love bookmarks and have been collecting them for quite a while). Although I do not wrap my books with clear plastic cover sheets (it would be great if they are), I definitely keep them in pristine condition.
I think it would be great if all library patrons are more considerate and treat the library books with care. Several years back, I was dismayed to find a book I borrowed had a few pages being ripped off, and the worst thing is that the pages which were missing are considered 'critical' scenes to the story. Can you imagine how stumped (or angry) I was at that moment? Personally, I have no comment on how other readers treat their own books, but I think they should be more considerate when treating the library books, after all they are meant to share.
A BIG thank you to Alice and Julia for presenting this award to me! It is always nice to hear from fellow blog buddies that they enjoy reading my blog. Alice and Julia are two of my good blog buddies (not to mention good friends too!), so it goes without saying that I find their blogs addictive too! Thanks for everything, ladies!
Although I would like to pass this award to all my blog buddies, however this time around I will highlight two new-to-me blogs which I find them addictive too. They are Violet Crush and A Guy's Moleskine Notebook.
Side note: Naida of The Bookworm is creative enough to come up with this award, and don't you think the button is lovely?