Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weekend Question? Book Scarring...









Weekend Question is a fun way to get to know my followers. I enjoy knowing little tidbits of your lives.


Weekend Question?







Book Scarring? Is it a big No-No? IE: Marking, Breaking Binds, Dog Ears etc.






I'd like to say YES that it's a huge NO-NO that I would never do that. Honestly, I have a few overly worn books that are my favorite... Some with tagged ears and markings.  They are a wonderful fit for me and I would never get rid of them. I don't scar about 99% of them. Ehh, I love my scarred books. I actually think it's so cool to find book with scars. It's so interesting to see where the book has been.  




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15 comments:

Grace said...

I try to take care of my books, mainly because I am building a book library for my kids, and I want them to last, BUT I am sooo bad about dog earring the pages. I have even bought myself cute little book marks, but alas, I can't break my habit! Maybe one day...

www.lmlong.com said...

I LOVE finding scarred books at used book stores and flea markets. Especially fun is when they have little doodles and notes in the margins. The only time I''m really careful is when I have signed copies, or special hardbacks. Fun question!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

A totallll no no for me :)

Kat said...

My lit class teacher is always telling us to underline passages and such in books... and it's absolutely killing me! I like a book with character (ie my copy of Game of Thrones was printed with jagged 'extra' corners which stick up oddly above the other pages), but can't stand it when a friend gives a book back to me and it has water damage or the cover is bent.

Great weekend question! :)

Sue Wyshynski said...

This is such a great question!
I'm definitely a no-scar person on anything fiction. I think a librarian drilled into my head that dog-earing was a no-no when I was little. In fact, I think we were fined for dog-eared books. So I'm always mildly horrified when I see people do it. :D
But when it comes to non-fiction, anything goes!! I guess that librarian never lent me non-fiction!
I love making little notes in the margins and underlining bits I like. It's funny to read back on the notes too. It's almost like reading old journal entries, because I'm instantly brought back to where I was at in my life and why I wrote them.
And as for cookbooks? You can flip through mine and see which recipes are popular in this house. Those pages are pretty much splattered and abused.
It's fun to read what everyone else said.

Alexia561 said...

A total no-no for me! Dog-eared pages are horrifying! I do admit to writing in cookbooks, but that's the exception.

Hate lending out books in case they come back dog-eared with bent covers and broken spines, so only lend books I don't care if I get back or not.

emmegailsbookshelf said...

Great question! Here's my answer...

BookBelle said...

I'm a book abuser people! Try to remember not to loan me one of your books. I dog-ear mainly but when I'm taking a lit class, I also write in the books. Seriously, though I'm always nicer to the book I get from the library and those loaned to me.

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

I take such good care of my books, they all look new! I can't stand anything marring the pages or the cover. You can check out my Weekend Question post *HERE*

Zibilee said...

I also don't like book scarring, and go to great lengths to keep my books in good condition. I get a little skeeved out when I see others treat books really badly, and it also makes me sad!

Nina said...

For me it's not a big no, no. I don't mind if they are scarred a bit. Somethimes it's cool to find a very old book where someone has made notes in. That's so cool. ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I do not wanna read a book where I barely can turn the page so I break down those suckers to the bone

Alice said...

It depends of the book. Usually I scar my books when they are that good that I feel compelled to dog ear a page or journal in the book about a passage (or nugget as I like to call them) that moves me. Some of my favorite books are the ones that look well read because I know they are well loved.

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

I painfully regret marking my books when I was in high school. Now I CANNOT read a book that has permanent markings in it. Its just so sacrilegious!

I do love well worn book, however. I try to buy used most of the time!

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I do my best not to scar but when it's a well-loved, well-read book, sometimes it's unavoidable.