I like your thought, but I, personally, don't like dog-eared pages--LOL! I am so old school about books that I don't like them written in or highlighted. I have always tried to keep books as pristine as possible. When I was in college I would pay more to have a new book rather than a used one and when there were no new ones available I stood and looked through the stack to find the most pristine book I could find. I know. One of my OCD-type tendencies--LOL! Drove my son crazy who was there with me when I bought books to help me haul them home (bum arm)...but he helped me look through stacks of used books--ROFL!
Like you, I would not buy used textbooks or other assigned college books. I didn't want someone else to tell me what was important with their yellow marker ... so I paid a lot more. :)Used books from a used bookstore is another animal. :)) I don't mind dog eared pages. I like books that have been lived in. But, this has evolved through the years. My OCD issues have softened, shall we say ... :)Thanks for commenting, Rita. :)
I love this. I'll dog-ear a page in a second if there's nothing around to use as a marker. My dog-ears never look quite so perfect as your image, of course. I'll make notes in books, too. In books that I re-read, I'll use a different color for each year, so I can see when I go back how my responses differed through time.
What a great system you have .... it is interesting to see where we've grown or altered our thinking ... I may move on from dog earing to note taking ... :)
Exactly my thoughts.
Bill, I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to see you again. Been a long time. Really a treat. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
When I find a book with a dog-eared page or two it sparks my interest: something there was important to someone; sort of a small mystery. I don't do that myself though because I have a collection of bookmarks.
Yes, a small mystery ... I too have a collection of bookmarks and tend to use them in my bought brand new books. :)
One of my favorite old books is a math text from the 1880s in which the student wrote humorous observations about his classmates and doodled --a kindred spirit, I think.
That sounds like a great find. :)
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