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.