Follow Friday #5 – How Do You Treat Books?
Friday, October 07, 2016Follow Friday, Memes
This is a Friday meme now hosted by Patricia of FiktiveWelten. Every week she asks a question that you can answer. Everyone who would like to participate can do so. The rules you can find here.
This week the question is: How do you treat books? Are you treating them like raw eggs which need to be nurtured or do they have Donkey´s ears, a broken back, and other blemishes when you are done with them?
Aaaaaaw, alone the last part of that question gives me the creeps.
I HATE it when a book, even a new one, looks like fresh out of the trash can or when I find in a borrowed book from the library the chocolate crumbs someone else has left between the pages! How can readers be so rude to books?! I´ll never get it.
So, as you probably already guessed, I treat my books like their royalty. They look brand new, even after I´ve read them. Because I handle them with love, admiration, and caution. I enjoy holding them in my hands and want them to be in a perfect state - always.
In my eyes, it does look way better when the books in your shelves are in a great or brand new state. It is just a wonderful picture.
Of course, I do have books that aren´t looking brand new anymore. Sometimes I buy used books, but then I look in what state they are. A few decent scratches here and there, okay, but if they look like someone was angry or in rage and got rid of his/her anger by running a knife across the cover or back I don´t even like to pay money, no matter how much then, for it.
Does that answer the question?
I am Vi, forty-something, avid reader, blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works.