Thursday, October 30, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Conditioning

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?

Ack! Don't tell me you dog-ear your books? I can't handle it!
I keep the majority of my books in pristine condition. Reading is my hobby and so I keep all the books I read (Unless I really didn't like it..then I get rid of it). I don't dog-ear pages or break the spine. and Yes! Watching others break the spine and dog-ear books gives me shivers. I just don't know how they can do that! lol!

In fact, here's how picky I am about my books. I only allow 2 people to borrow my books, my Mom and one of my sisters. The condition being...if the book will be returned in a condition other than how it was borrowed, they owe me a new copy. I also don't lone out my books that are signed or are ones I feel are "collector's" items.

I know...I'm really bad. Does it make you feel better if I tell my clothes are organized by color? oh wait..that probably just makes me more of a weirdo. I probably shouldn't mention my other closets and organization should I? Nah...I'll quite while I'm ahead.


Smilingsal said...

I don't like to loan my books either, so don't feel badly.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'll dog-ear paperbacks occasionally (if it's the right kind of paper) since they'll unfold and won't leave creases but everything else stays in the same condition it was in when I bought it. I still have paperbacks from when I was a kid that look brand new lol but quite a few of my books are second (or third) handed so I do have a lot of books that aren't very pretty anymore.

My clothes are organized by color too....

Kris said...

smilingsal - glad I'm not the only one who doesn't loan out books!

ladytink -whoo! glad I'm not the only "crazy" who organizes their clothes. haha! My husbands clothes are organized by color too...since I'm the one who does laundry. haha! and..I separate them out by what I can wear to work(organized by color) and what I can't wear to work (organized by color). lol!

Jeane said...

I quit loaning my books out, too. They either never come back, or get poorly treated.

Kris said...

Jeane - exactly. I knew I wasn't alone!