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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2015, 07:54:31 PM »
All of that would be a major irritant, but thankfully I've never seen the bogey thing. Disgusting.

I also don't recall ever seeing a bug-splatter on the inside of a book. The outside, though, I've done myself (with a phone book or rolled-up magazine, NOT a novel).

My father folds back the spine on all his books. He says it makes them easier to hold with one hand. Once I realized he does that, I told him he's never borrowing from me, unless I'm done with the book and don't want it back. He's also one of those people that's never heard of a bookmark and dog-ears the pages.

I also hate lending my books out and either A) not getting them back at all or B) getting them back in such a condition that the person I lent it to simply had to have spent a few days in a foxhole in the hottest part of a war. These days I have a VERY short list of people I'll lend to, and even there I tend not to lend anything I really want back.
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2015, 01:17:29 AM »
All of that would be a major irritant, but thankfully I've never seen the bogey thing. Disgusting.

I also don't recall ever seeing a bug-splatter on the inside of a book. The outside, though, I've done myself (with a phone book or rolled-up magazine, NOT a novel).

My father folds back the spine on all his books. He says it makes them easier to hold with one hand. Once I realized he does that, I told him he's never borrowing from me, unless I'm done with the book and don't want it back. He's also one of those people that's never heard of a bookmark and dog-ears the pages.

I also hate lending my books out and either A) not getting them back at all or B) getting them back in such a condition that the person I lent it to simply had to have spent a few days in a foxhole in the hottest part of a war. These days I have a VERY short list of people I'll lend to, and even there I tend not to lend anything I really want back.
Your Dad would be an ideal candidate for an e-reader, can't fold those back and should be able to hold it with one hand, can't dog ear the pages and don't require a bookmark to hold your place.

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2015, 01:37:38 AM »
All of that would be a major irritant, but thankfully I've never seen the bogey thing. Disgusting.

I also don't recall ever seeing a bug-splatter on the inside of a book. The outside, though, I've done myself (with a phone book or rolled-up magazine, NOT a novel).

My father folds back the spine on all his books. He says it makes them easier to hold with one hand. Once I realized he does that, I told him he's never borrowing from me, unless I'm done with the book and don't want it back. He's also one of those people that's never heard of a bookmark and dog-ears the pages.

I also hate lending my books out and either A) not getting them back at all or B) getting them back in such a condition that the person I lent it to simply had to have spent a few days in a foxhole in the hottest part of a war. These days I have a VERY short list of people I'll lend to, and even there I tend not to lend anything I really want back.
Your Dad would be an ideal candidate for an e-reader, can't fold those back and should be able to hold it with one hand, can't dog ear the pages and don't require a bookmark to hold your place.
He has one, but he loves the feeling of holding an actual book. In that, he and I are alike.
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Got engaged to a Frey so I could win a free pass
Can't get with Talisa but damn dat ass
Hey, hey, I wanna be Robb Stark..."

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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2015, 02:58:05 AM »
All of that would be a major irritant, but thankfully I've never seen the bogey thing. Disgusting.

I also don't recall ever seeing a bug-splatter on the inside of a book. The outside, though, I've done myself (with a phone book or rolled-up magazine, NOT a novel).

My father folds back the spine on all his books. He says it makes them easier to hold with one hand. Once I realized he does that, I told him he's never borrowing from me, unless I'm done with the book and don't want it back. He's also one of those people that's never heard of a bookmark and dog-ears the pages.

I also hate lending my books out and either A) not getting them back at all or B) getting them back in such a condition that the person I lent it to simply had to have spent a few days in a foxhole in the hottest part of a war. These days I have a VERY short list of people I'll lend to, and even there I tend not to lend anything I really want back.
Your Dad would be an ideal candidate for an e-reader, can't fold those back and should be able to hold it with one hand, can't dog ear the pages and don't require a bookmark to hold your place.
He has one, but he loves the feeling of holding an actual book. In that, he and I are alike.
We're actually the same. We both have e-readers, but prefer to read physical books.
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2015, 11:47:13 AM »
I suppose this one isn't something done TO a book but done WITH a book. Nothing annoys me like having someone come by the house, pick up the book I'm in the middle of, and start reading it. That's the equivalent of walking to my husband and flirting with him while we're standing next to each other. If a book is not on the bookshelf, then clearly we are currently in a committed reading relationship and touching it is the height of rudeness.

Don't even get me started on the person who then inevitably asks to borrow the book, and who I know will be incredibly offended if I say no.

My mum does that. I find it quite endearing and like that someone else might enjoy a book I am enjoying.
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2015, 11:17:03 PM »
I used to dog ear pages as a child.. :-[ I also ate a lot while reading (or perhaps never stopped reading, even when eating?), and I can be such a sloppy piglet when I eat. @Raptori often says we need to get a bib for me.

Nowadays I look after my books well and take extra care not to spill when eating ^_^
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2015, 03:40:25 PM »
Do you know how you can share a paperback with a friend even though you have not finished it yet?

Give them the first half and keep the other until you finished it.  :D
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2015, 03:45:56 PM »
Do you know how you can share a paperback with a friend even though you have not finished it yet?

Give them the first half and keep the other until you finished it.  :D
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2015, 03:52:25 PM »
Do you know how you can share a paperback with a friend even though you have not finished it yet?

Give them the first half and keep the other until you finished it.  :D
That doesn't only apply to paperbacks. Though you might need some tools when lending hardbacks...  ;)
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2015, 03:54:42 PM »
Do you know how you can share a paperback with a friend even though you have not finished it yet?

Give them the first half and keep the other until you finished it.  :D
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2016, 08:42:17 AM »
Coffee Rings on top of pages just had that one recently again
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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2016, 11:48:42 AM »
Ive never cared about a book having a broken spine,  sometimes things happen.
       When we read sleepy hollow in class there were several passages that had been marked off in sharpie, I understand why but it annoys me because I still don't know exactly what was under those marks.

My number one problem, why can't my favorite bookstore use price tags that,  once ive purchased the book, will peel cleanly off the cover.

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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2018, 08:19:11 AM »
@Bradley Darewood does all of the above ????
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Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »
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)

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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2018, 10:25:55 AM »
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? ????
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