"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Booking Through Thursday Meme

A new meme for me. A new meme for me. Check it out here.

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 :)


SmilingSally said...

I'm a changed woman. I was one way, and now I'm the other. The reason WHY is found on my post.

jlshall said...

I try to treat my books with love and respect. But I have to admit I'm guilty of squeezing too many onto a shelf - I just don't have enough room for them all. Otherwise, many would have to be boxed up and go to live in the dreaded storage room. And for a book, that's the fate worse than death!

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