I don't know where this habit started, maybe in high school with all of those second-hand textbooks. But I have no problem destroying my books. I dog-ear pages. YUP. I said it. I flip those little corners down all the time. I highlight things I think are important. Sometimes, I use multiple colors.
I read my books when it's raining, take them camping, or bury them half-way in the sand when I'm laying on my beach towel and don't feel like holding it up. You know what - I don't even care. Why? Because they are MY books. I know, everyone reads differently, I mean, this sounds CRAZY but some people actually throw books away *gasp* after they've read them. WTF?
Excerpt from The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin
You wonder, how could I possibly do this? For me - I read books over, and over. If it's a story I like or something I want to refer back to, I like a highlighted section, a dog-eared page, just some sign that says "HEY! Someone reads this book alot!"
As a side note - this habit goes along with my previous entry about Why I Don't Lend My Books Out. Obviously - who wants a ruined book? Except me. :)
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