Confessions of a Bookworm is a little bit of fun going on over at Parajunkee.com and you can see the original #7 post right here. I haven’t had a chance to jump in until now, 7 posts later, but better late than never right?
This week’s topic was bookmarks versus bending pages.
If a book’s page was intended to have it’s corner folded, bookmarks would not have been invented. Bookmarks are an important part of reading a physical book! They are there to be used, so there is no excuse for the destruction of a perfectly good page. There are so many things that can be used as temporary place holders. One bent page throws the whole look of the book off. The pages don’t all lay flat! It drives me crazy to see a poor, defenseless book being treated so poorly.
I do buy pre-owned books, but I’m that picky one that always checks the spines and pages of the book before I will buy it to add to my shelf. No folded corners, no bent, creased spines. They must look like new. That is how they should be treated!
Thanks Anila for a great topic!