Breaking the Spines Tag
1. Do you break the spines or prefer to keep your books looking like new?
I'm pretty rough with most of my books. Especially the ones that get tossed into my purse or in my backpack when I was in school. So none of my books look like new once I start reading them. However, I don't break the spines on purpose. It happens when it happens.
2. For those who don't like broken spines, have you ever accidentally broken one?
I don't break them on purpose, so I guess I'm always accidentally breaking them. :) Like I said, it happens when it happens.
3. If you're buying a used book and the spine is broken, how do you feel about it?
As long as the pages aren't falling out, I'm okay with broken spines. If there is a choice between a copy that is in "like new" condition and a copy with a broken spine, I will always go towards the nicer copy. I would never pass on a book with a broken spine if I really want the book.
4. Do you agree or disagree with the opinion some people have on "broken spines means that a book is well loved"?
I agree. If it is a paperback book and the spine it broken, then it's been "well loved." On the other hand, if it is a hardback and the it is broken, then it was abused.
5. Because the spines on hardback books cannot visibly break, do you prefer buying hardback books over paperback books?
Unless I'm buying the book used, I will always buy paperback over hardback. They are cheaper and easier to carry.
6. Aside from breaking spines, do you ever bend the corner of a page if you do not have a bookmark nearby?
Don't hurt me! *cringes* Yes, I do. I lose bookmarks like it is nobody's business. And if I'm given a bookmark as a gift, I won't use it in fear of losing it.
7. Anything else to say about your spined obsessions, and who are you going to tag?
If you are reading this and you have a blog, I'd love to read your answers. :)