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February 2nd, 2010, 07:45 AM
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Do you have any book quirks? Have to take the stickers off the books? Do not read books with movie covers? Won't bend the spine or pages?
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February 2nd, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Mine is to abuse the books, I bend the spines, the pages, my books look like they've been through the war when I'm doen reading them. The only time I don't abuse them is when it's a library book or a book I borrowed from someone.
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February 2nd, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Mine is to abuse the books, I bend the spines, the pages, my books look like they've been through the ward when I'm done reading them. The only time I don't abuse them is when it's a library book or a book I borrowed from someone.
^this!!
I used to be really careful with my books, not bend the spine, be careful with book jackets on hard backs etc. Then I realized I was spending almost as much time positioning the book and gingerly turning pages as I was reading! Now? book jackets get thrown aside, I bend the spine as soon as I open the cover so that the book lays nice and flat and doesn't try to close up while I'm reading it. I'm so much happier this way!
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February 2nd, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I bend the spines as little as possible and try to keep my books in as good of shape as I can. I never fold down the corners of the pages and it angers me when someone else does that to my books.

I will even wash my hands if I think they'll make the pages of the book oily and hate when dust jackets get oily just from clean hand fingerprints.
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I used to be real annoying with books and curl the corners of pages while I was reading. I've stopped that.

I think the only quirk I have now is that when I borrow books from the library, I pick the newest book available, with the least creases, rips or folds. I do that with books I buy, too.

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February 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
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I hate book jackets.. but I dont take them off... I curse them from time to time but refuse to take them off.. Im afraid one of my boys will take off with it.. lol

I dont like folding the pages of a book. I use my bookmark... and my kids tend to steal my book mark and that irriates me to no end!!! I freak out when they even come near the book cuz I know they'll steal my bookmark. its a cat.. and it clips on the top, its legs are the part that keeps your page... they think its a toy! Best gift my MIL ever gave me, that cat bookmark lol
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February 2nd, 2010, 08:23 PM
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I hate book jackets.. but I dont take them off... I curse them from time to time but refuse to take them off.. Im afraid one of my boys will take off with it.. lol

I dont like folding the pages of a book. I use my bookmark... and my kids tend to steal my book mark and that irriates me to no end!!! I freak out when they even come near the book cuz I know they'll steal my bookmark.
Omg this is sooo me too lol. You said exactly what I was going to say.

I also have a habit of reading the last page and a part in the middle before I can start a book. I have no idea why. One of my friend said he'd like to take apart a book I'm reading and only hand me one chapter at a time so I can't "cheat" lol
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February 3rd, 2010, 07:18 AM
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I dont like folding the pages of a book. I use my bookmark... and my kids tend to steal my book mark and that irriates me to no end!!! I freak out when they even come near the book cuz I know they'll steal my bookmark. its a cat.. and it clips on the top, its legs are the part that keeps your page... they think its a toy! Best gift my MIL ever gave me, that cat bookmark lol
For the life of me, I cannot use a bookmark. As a known booklover, I've gotten quite a few beautiful bookmarks. I've tried using them,but I always forget to move them to the last page that I read. So when I go back to the book, it's never in the right place!

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I also have a habit of reading the last page and a part in the middle before I can start a book. I have no idea why. One of my friend said he'd like to take apart a book I'm reading and only hand me one chapter at a time so I can't "cheat" lol
LOL Thanks for the idea for a new topic! Do you still read the book if you don't like the last page or is it just so you know what happens?

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February 3rd, 2010, 09:41 AM
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Oh I still read it and yeah sometimes it ruins the book if there's two characters fighting for another one, but I can't help myself! lol
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Omg this is sooo me too lol. You said exactly what I was going to say.

I also have a habit of reading the last page and a part in the middle before I can start a book. I have no idea why. One of my friend said he'd like to take apart a book I'm reading and only hand me one chapter at a time so I can't "cheat" lol
I check the last page just to see how many pages it is.. but I make sure not to read anything! I like to know how many pages so I know when im half way done.. im weird.. lol

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For the life of me, I cannot use a bookmark. As a known booklover, I've gotten quite a few beautiful bookmarks. I've tried using them,but I always forget to move them to the last page that I read. So when I go back to the book, it's never in the right place!
I take my bookmark out of the book.. and its almost like a comb... I slip it into my hair.. lmao. so I dont lose it and I clip it to the top of the book when i need to put it down for a minute.
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February 4th, 2010, 07:22 AM
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I take my bookmark out of the book.. and its almost like a comb... I slip it into my hair.. lmao. so I dont lose it and I clip it to the top of the book when i need to put it down for a minute.
Oh, I don't lose the bookmark. I slip it in another page, so it's not in the way of the page I am reading. Then when my reading is interrupted, I just close the book and forget to move the bookmark to that page.

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