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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 am not a spine breaker. I am a spine lover. I will read as carefully as I can so as not to damage a book and get it dirty and icky. I can remember crying for an entire day when DH accidentally dropped a new Meg Cabot book in a cooler full of water. It was not a pretty picture. I've never seen someone work so hard to flatten out a book in my entire life.
I do work hard at keeping my books in pristine condition when they are on the shelves. I dust them and don't squeeze too many into the shelf at one time and try to make sure that they don't get broken bindings.
People who bend the covers back make me ill. I just feel massive amounts of pain for the book. Oh why must they torture it like that. It never ever looks the same and spends the rest of it's little book life with a curly cover and and a little broken book soul.
How do you treat your books? Leave a comment and let me know :)