Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Do you break your spines??

Someone (I think that it was Amber) mentioned in the last post discussion about how much they love used books because they feel loved, and that got me to thinking...

Do you like to have your spines broken on your paperbacks or do you like yours in pristine condition??

14 comments:

Christi Snow said...

You can never, ever, EVER tell when I have read a paperback in this house because I can't stand to break my spines. All of my paperbacks (no matter how many times I have read them) look exactly like they did when I bought them. LOL! anal much?... yes!

That's one of the main reasons why I tend not to buy used paperbacks...they mess up my pretty shelves.

Someone asked me on my blog about my storage so I will actually have a photo of all my paperbacks (read and unread) up on my TBR Thursday post on my Smitten blog....
smiles!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I don't intentionally break my spines either. I try really hard not to but sometimes it happens in my haste to put things away or do something for the kids.

margie c said...

I re-read my books A LOT! So yes, my paperbacks spines tend to break from wear n' tear :)
That's why I always try to get them in hardcovers... I have paperbacks that are yellowing and kind of 'fan open', lol! I still love them :) A book is a book, and will never be thrown away!

FibreJunky said...

AAACCKKK!!!! NO!! Never, ever, ever, never!!! Heck, most of the time, you can't tell I've read a book until I've read it a half dozen times. ***shudder*** break the spines?? ***shudder***

Yeah...little anal here, too. I buy used books - when they look new.

FibreJunky said...

Oh, and when I say that you can tell I've read a book...that means it's starting to get a little crease-y. It's not broken. I'll have to take a picture of Night Mare. I've read that one at least a dozen times. I bought it the summer between 7th and 8th grade. It's a very good example.
Fortunately, I'm married to a man who is just as anal about books as I am. It's one of his redeeming qualities.

Amber Hight said...

I'm a spine breaker, go figure, huh? LOL! I usually do it right when I start the book. I don't know why but it feels easier to hold when I'm reading if I can fold it back, lol! You guys are probably CRINGING, bwahaha! Yep, mine look read, big time!;)

Amber Hight said...

Plus, Christi, at the rate you read, you don't hold onto the same book for days like I do, more like hours;) I'm sure that makes a difference in how worn the book looks, bwahaha!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Yeh I'm defintely a spine breaker hehe I love holding a well used spine broken book feels more comfy. That's what I miss about PB's with my kindle :)
Kristy xx

Anso said...

I'm always VERY careful with anything (books and/or other things). It's not even something I'm *trying* to do, it's just me. So my books always look like new after I have read them. Even books that I have read several times :)

Amy said...

Wow..LOL...I never really thought about it-I don't set out to break a spine but I don't set out to keep my books pristine either...if I borrow a book from someone though, I do take care of it, I promise..LOL

Giffysk8s said...

Unbroken, for sure! And let's not even mention dog-earred pages~puts me over the edge!

Brooke said...

this is a fun question!! another semi-anal chick here (I've become MUCH more relaxed after having 4 kids though! ha!) but I am super careful with my books as well.. I would never intentionally break a spine. I would never ever dog ear a page either... I like them to look pretty and unread. :)

Stephanie said...

I don't like to break the spines. Of course, they'll get creased but that's as far as I'd like them. This is why I luv my Kindle! ♥

Sarabeth said...

spine breaker in the house! that's why i read paperbacks, when i'm not hooking up with my nook, and i collect the hardcovers to go on my book shelf to make it look nice and pretty :)