Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top Ten OCD Bookish Habits of Tori's (REWIND)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week is rewind week where we choose a past Top Ten that we would like to do! I chose Bookish OCD Habits. As you might know from my post about lending books to friends, I'm pretty particular about the condition of my books. So as you might imagine, I have quite a few OCD habits... I mean, I love my books. They're, like, my children. And when somebody hurts my children...

1 — Don't dog ear my pages. You just don't do this. Especially when it's my book and not yours.

2 — Don't write in my book. This is not okay. Same rule as above. Mine not yours. 

3 — Please, please don't bend the spine. I just...I cringe when I see this. Cringe. The only time this is acceptable for me is if it's a used book, a library book, or someone else's book. This applies for my books only. I don't care if it's your book.

4 — The summary shouldn't describe the entire book. I want to go into a book sort of knowing what it's about, but I also want to be surprised. I want the summary to be gripping and intriguing, not giving away half of the book before I even start it.

5 — Disrespecting books isn't nice. It honestly makes me sad to see people throw books around and rip them. That's not acceptable to me. A book is a book. It's not a toy; it's someone's property. An author spent time to write that book.

6 — Unattractive covers repel me. Very rarely will I even look at the summary of a book if the cover doesn't appeal to me unless it's been recommended to me or I've been requested to read it.

7 — I can't sell my books. Seriously. The only books I've "sold" are the books in the Warriors series that I owned. I had this fad in 5th grade where I read pretty much all of those books. And I didn't even sell them. I just traded them in for our books. See? I can't sell books.

8 — Kindle Daily Deals. I have to check this every day. I'm not even kidding. Even if I have no money, I check it regardless. I have to know what's on sale.

9 — My book blog. I am obsessed with this blog. I put so much time and effort into it. Honestly, I think it's the best decision I've made in a long time. Although my readership is tiny (as in nonexistent, maybe?), I love writing about books and reading them and reviewing them. All that time I spent coding my posts and blog is worth it!

10 — Condition is everything. I'm serious. When I read a book, it looks exactly like it did before I read it. If a book of mine isn't in pristine condition, it's because I either lent it to a friend and they were less than careful with it or I bought it used. Oh, or I've had it for a while.

As you can see, I have quite a few bookish habits... I tried to think of some graphics I could add to this post, but I couldn't think of any! I like to add pretty graphics, if you haven't noticed yet.

Do you have any OCD bookish habits? If you do, tell me in the comments!


  1. I can relate to this so much! I hate it when people borrow books and return them in bad condition. And I judge book covers too - I just don't like reading books with covers that look unprofessional or not nice at all. Great list! :)

    Our TTT

    1. Ah, yes! It just grinds my gears so much when I trust someone else with my book and then they ruin it, thus betraying that trust in a sense. :P And totally! Book covers, man. Some are gorgeous, others...not so much c:

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Great pick! I am really OCD when it comes to my books, I pretty much can't lend them out because I don't trust others to treat them as well as do. Maybe I would if I knew any big book lovers. I don't dog ear pages, don't write in them and I HATE BENT SPINES!!!! I really can't get rid of books either... I own far too many but I don't care. Working in a library is so hard when you have to watch a new book quickly get destroyed by people who have no respect for them. Nice list :) My TTT.

    1. Hahaha, I can see where you're coming from! I can only trust my friends with my favorites if they've read one of my favorites and took good care of it. xD If they don't take good care of the book that I trusted them with in the first place, I won't lend them books anymore.



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