Book Monster

02 Jun

I’ve been a “monster” to books.

At least, that’s how people who have dog-eared book pages are viewed nowadays, if social media posts are to be believed. I don’t do it too often. Generally I’m able to stop on a chapter and remember my place, but once in a while when I’m interrupted, I fold the corner of the page.

Where did the notion that dog-earing (is that a word?) is bad? Obviously you don’t want to damage the book, but I think a book that looks a little worn just means that it was loved and well-read.

And that’s all that books want, right?

Clean and pristine books make a shelf look pretty, but how often are they handled and read?

What do you all think of dog-eared pages?


Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Home


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8 responses to “Book Monster

  1. Rachel

    June 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I do it if I don’t have a bookmark.
    Now get back to work. 😛

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  2. Skye Hegyes

    June 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I dog-ear books at times… I think the rage rose when used bookstores became popular. After so many times being folded, dog-earred pages rip, and some people do dog ears large enough to take text away if the page ripped along the ear’s edge.

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    • Kris P.

      June 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      I try not to make dog-ears too big… Just big enough so I won’t lose my page. 🙂 Obviously we wouldn’t want to ruin the text!

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  3. tahenryauthoress

    June 3, 2016 at 1:46 am

    sigh, I used to write in my books. gasp, shock, horror. I should be strung up by the pages of a 1000 besmirched books…

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    • Kris P.

      June 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Thank was actually something one of my high school teachers recommend we do! I had an old copy of Crime and Punishment for it and, instead of jotting notes to “better understand the story,” it was filled with inside jokes between my friends and me, haha! I understand the merits of it, though. 🙂

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  4. Miss Squishy

    June 3, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I don’t dog-ear books, but I am not too careful with them either. Just like you, my sister and I feel that a book is allowed to look read and loved, just like an old teddy bear. I stuff them in bags in whch they only just fit, an dpull them out again, so you can usually see if I’ve taken a book somewhere out of my flat. Especially hardcover books get damaged a lot this way. My copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix has it’s back, front cover and first pages ripped of (although I tried my best to stick them back together with tape).

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    • Kris P.

      June 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      I do my best to keep my books neat, but a little worn isn’t bad in my opinion. Hardcover books can be difficult. They’re so pretty when you first buy them, but then I get annoyed at the jackets and I start to wish the covers were little more flexible, etc. Your Order of the Phoenix sounds as if it has had a full life! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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