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Offline J.R. Darewood

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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2018, 12:00:13 PM »
Oooooohhhh I hate the price-tag problem.

@Eclipse I am the patron saint of well-treated books (except when they are damaged from me hurling them across the room, or melting in extreme heat)

Is that what you do with Mr Sanderson books? ????

Haha his are in pristine condition bc I can never make it very far

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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2018, 03:24:51 PM »
I had a copy of Lord of the Rings That used to belong to my mother that skipped right from the Balrog to the Ents  >:( I hate books that are missing chunks.
I try to read with bookmarks, but I'm not afraid of damaging books.
I have a copy of A Tale of Two Cities and a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that were both illustrated by their previous owners (between paragraphs, in the margins, at the end of chapters...). I love them, and I did the same to my copy (now my sister's copy) of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, but it took a lot of time and effort, so I only did it once.
I also like finding other people's annotations in a book - it's fun to have a (preferably long-dead) reading partner.
I bought a book on fishing on Amazon once that came smeared in blood, which was annoying, but it was still legible.
Books are meant to be read and loved. Some people love things quite harshly. My copy of Eragon has been read at least 25 times by at least 10 people, one of whom is my rather violent sister, and it is full of torn pages, is missing its back cover, has stains of all kinds, some pages have been glued back in, and because of that, it is one of my favorite books.