Book Lovers True Confessions MEME
I found this today on Pastor Asburry's blog site. I don't think I've ever done one of these, but I can't resist this one. And, if you are reading this right now, YOU are tagged. Bibliophiles unite! Enjoy.
Book Confessions Meme
1. To mark your page you: use a bookmark, bend the page corner, leave the book open face down?
Depends on the book. I'll bend a page corner on fiction. Non-fiction? Bookmark only! Usually a business card. God created business cards to be the perfect bookmark.
2. Do you lend your books?
Yes, but I'm always very nervous about it.
3. You find an interesting passage: you write in your book or NO WRITING IN BOOKS!
I write all over books, using every method: highlighting, underlining, marginal notes, running notes on end pages, or inside cover four.
4. Dust jackets – leave it on or take it off.
I very, very stupidly used to throw away dust jackets. Then after seeing what happens to a book left in any degree of sunlight for several years, I now never throw away a dustjacket.
5. Hard cover, paperback, skip it and get the audio book?
Hard cover, always, of course, unless only paperback is available. I have also slowly upgraded all my paper cover theological books to hardback, whenever possible.
6. Do you shelve your books by subject, author, or size and color of the book spines?
Subjects/topics, until I run out of shelf space and then they go wherever there is room. My theological library is far more organized than my library at home.
7. Buy it or borrow it from the library later?
Buy. Buy. Buy. Amazon's one-click buying option has been a great source of conversation between my wife and me.
8. Do you put your name on your books – scribble your name in the cover, fancy bookplate, or stamp?
I have a book stamp I like to use, when I remember to use it, one of those "embosser" type things. I always write my name and the date I acquired the book, and the price, on the first page or so of the book.
9. Most of the books you own are rare and out of print books or recent publications?
Many have gone out of print!
10. Page edges – deckled or straight?
Deckled irritates me. Somebody was too lazy to trim the page edge!
11. How many books do you read at one time?
With the "Kindle" the number of books being read "at the same time" has soared to absurd proportions. I probably have ten going at once at any given time.
12. Be honest, ever tear a page from a book?
What? Never. Ever. Not even my cheapo paperbacks.