Friday, January 19, 2018

Book Blogger Hop - 1/19 - 1/25



 Question of the Week:

When reading a mass paperback book, many people fold the cover back, as if they were reading a magazine. Doing this will eventually create creases in the spine. How do you feel about this common bookish habit? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer: 

That would be a No, No in my eyes.

It is difficult to keep the pages open on small paperbacks, but I do my best.  I would never fold back the page because as you mentioned, it will eventually ruin the spine.

Thanks for another great question, Maria.



18 comments:

  1. I legit cringe when I see people do this! Clearly they do not love books as much as they enjoy reading!

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    1. That is a legit "cringe." :)

      Thanks for commenting, Jessica.

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  2. I seem to be hard on my books, so they often look 'well-read' when I finish them. But I DO make an effort to keep them in pristine condition, so NO! I would never intentionally ruin the spine like that!

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    1. Well read and well loved, right?

      Thanks for commenting, Kim.

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  3. I rarely read mass market paperbacks but never do that when I do.

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  4. Folding paperbacks? Are you crazy?! I mean, I used to dog-ear the pages of books to keep track of favorite parts and scenes, but who folds entire covers back? If it's not a notebook or a journal with a swirly spine, then I don't bother bending it back, that's just torture lmao! Doing so will damage the book and hurt your soul at the same time. (I'm exaggerating, but you know it's true lol!) But anyway, please don't fold back paperback covers. Just buy the hardcover. It's a little more expensive, but it's worth the stress. Also, there's always the Kindle.

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    1. Not bending spines is what we should do.

      Thanks for commenting, Dani.

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  5. I got burned on some damaged spines when I used to buy exclusively used books. I learned pretty quick to check! I wouldn't do this to my books or let anyone who did this borrow any of my books but it doesn't bother me if I see people doing it to their books.

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    1. No one would borrow a book from me again if they did any damage to my books. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Katherine.

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  6. Well, I'm sure you know why I asked this question, right? Lol. I would never, EVER do this to ANY paperback, whether it's a mass market or trade ( yes, I've also seen trade paperbacks with creased spines).I think this is a HORRIBLE thing to do to a book!I'm happy to hear that you don't do this, either!

    I'm still working on my post, and I'll have it up tomorrow. You better believe it's going to be "MEATY"!! Lol. I feel VERY PASSIONATELY about this topic!!

    Thanks for sharing, book friend!! (I'm getting my hair done, so I'm on my cell. Thus, you're getting emojis!!!)

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    1. Oh yes...your questions are always pertinent and thoughtful...I know why you asked it. :)

      LOL on "meaty." Can't wait.

      Thanks for the Emojis. :)

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  7. I'm sure there was something similar to this last year (I think it was about folding corners vrs bookmarks) and I posted in detail about my book monster habits, lol. It's safe to say I'm not even a little bit bothered by creasing in any shape or form. :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Nicola.

      I am really enjoying the comments about this question.

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  8. Reading the comments here, I seem to be in the minority in that I'm cool with breaking my books' spines. Oh well. At least I don't do it to others' books.

    Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog. - Katie

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    1. Agreed...as long as you don't do it to other people's books. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Katie.

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  9. I also try really hard not to bend the spines! Hope you're having a good weekend :) and you have a great week.

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    1. It is difficult, but everyone tries their best. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Heather.

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