Mariel suggested this week’s questions: Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal in pain?
As much as I’d like to say I treat books with the umtost care, it’s just not true. Sometimes they fall on the floor in my home office and I don’t pick them up for days (okay, weeks). Also we have a cat who likes to knock them off bookshelves where they also remain on the floor (I won’t show you the pictures, they’re not pretty for those of you who are true book aficionados who prefer their books in pristine condition). So no when other readers bend the cover all the way round, it doesn’t bother me in the least — unless I’m working at the bookstore, it’s a customer and it could be one of their books. My books, though? Go ahead, bend away. They’re probably going to end up that way sooner or later anyway.
But if you do break a spine (yours or one of mine) and want to fix it, I did find this online on how to fix it. The more you know (cue music).