I’ve never been a huge fan of audiobooks (I expressed my full-fledged dislike of them here), so the majority of the books that I acquire are either physical copies or ebooks. Considering I’m a poor high school (almost college) student and dedicate nearly all of my money to purchasing books, I try to be as resourceful as possible. Then again, I still shouldn’t be trusted in a bookstore with a credit card.
In recent years, most readers have developed personal preferences regarding borrowing books from the library versus purchasing them from the bookstore or on an ereader. Whether it’s the smell of old books or new books, there’s bound to be a favorite for every reader!
So, for the longest time I shared the opinion of most book lovers I know: the books on my shelf had to be in the most pristine condition possible, no matter if read or unread.
I think I’ve mentioned my bookish OCD on more than one occasion – it plays a fairly prevalent role in my reading habits and, of course, my pet peeves. From my meticulously organized bookshelf which I spend hours rearranging to my books themselves, I’m extremely picky, which is exactly where my bookish pet peeves come into play.
From what I’ve read, this seems to be a fairly controversial topic…the debate over folding down page corners versus using a bookmark to mark your place in a book. Therefore, this isn’t meant to be a criticism of anyone, it’s merely a mini-rant for me to express my opinion and let out a bit of my pent up frustration. Continue reading