After confessing about how I treat the books I buy and freaking most of you out, I decided to write another post that may freak you guys out, this time about how I treat books I borrow from the library. Personally, how I treat the library books I borrow also freak me out a little.
I’ll sum it up with this simple sentence: I treat the library books I borrow badly.
When I go to the library, I borrow tons of books all at once. By tons, I mean at least five books. The bag I usually bring with me isn’t really big, so it’s pretty hard for me to stuff all of them in. Sometimes, paperback covers may be folded or wrinkled by accident during this tedious procedure. This sadly has happened more than once.
I usually go to the library to request and read the latest releases. I’m usually one of the first ones who gets them and when I do, I always crack open the spine, all the way, without any mercy because as you know, new books are hard to crack open. Sometimes, okay, a lot of times, I purposely do it. I just can’t help it, I love the cracking sound and I read the pages better when the book is wider.
When I’m lacking a bookmark, I (guiltily) bend the page from the top right-hand corner to keep track of where I am. (I can already imagine how many of you will hate me for doing this.)
I also throw library books all around the place. Like, when I’m finished with one, I just fling it onto the table…and sometimes miss. I only do that if I’m feeling ultra lazy though.
No wonder there is such a thing as library binding. They are used to protect books from evil people like me.
But hey, I have one redeeming quality! I never, ever, eat while reading a library book. I mean, have you ever opened a library book, only to have crumbs fall out on your lap? (Shudders.) I have. The main reason why I don’t ever eat while reading is because I tried to and it just didn’t work out. I always end up getting tons crumbs on myself while reading, so I had to quit doing so.
As you can see, I definitely treat my own books a lot better than I treat the library books I borrow.
Now, I want to know, how do you guys treat library books?