Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Book Meme

1. To mark your page you: use a bookmark, bend the page corner, leave the book open face down?

Use a bookmark! I am a little obsessive about this, and if you borrow a book from me (which doesn't happen often because I hate lending them out ever since my sister lost a few) and bend my pages, you will never borrow another one. Most times, I just use the book jacket to hold me place...it works wonderfully!

2. Do you lend your books?
I probably should have read all the questions before I started answering, but as I stated above, I am picky about who I lend my books to. My mom is one of the only people I let borrow any.

3. You find an interesting passage: you write in your book or NO WRITING IN BOOKS!

Um, no writing in books....

4. Dust jackets - leave it on or take it off?

As I stated above, I use them as bookmarks, so they stay.

5. Hard cover, paperback, skip it and get the audio book?

I prefer hardbacks, because they look better in my bookshelves, but it all depends on the price.

6. Do you shelve your books by subject, author, or size and color of the book spines?

I have mine arranged by author.

7. Buy it or borrow it from the library later?

I like to buy books, that way if I love it, I can read it over and over again. There are several Dean Koontz books I read often, as well as the Twilight Series.

8. Do you put your name on your books - scribble your name in the cover, fancy bookplate, or stamp?

Again, no writing in books!

9. Most of the books you own are rare and out of print books or recent publications?

I don't have any rare books...mine are mostly mystery/horror type stuff.

10. Page edges - deckled or straight?

since I don't know what deckled is, I'm going to say I don't really care.

11. How many books do you read at one time?
One at a time...I become totally engrossed in what I am reading, and live in that world, so one at a time works for me.

12. Be honest, ever tear a page from a book?

No. Wait, I think I did from an old textbook for a project in Junior High.


B Boys Mom said...

I also have book issues. I know I can't keep them all but I just love books. what a fun meme.

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

12 <-- and it killed you didn't it, lol!

My momma taught me not to crinkle the corners and write in them too, so it totally pisses me off when people let their kids scribble all over kiddy books.

Alex has gotten my sick no scribble condition and doesn't like people to write in books either. It was so funny when he started 3rd grade and they had to write their names in their school books, we had to stress to him that it was ok. Up until that moment they used a printed label with their names in the books. heehee.