I keep reading all of these GREAT discussion posts (like Cass' Thursday Thoughts and all of the great discussion posts that Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner shares) and I HAVE all these bookish thoughts, just never the guts to post them. I'm taking a deep breath, and sharing some of my bookish thoughts with you today...
We've all got 'em -- those neurotic little things that you do while reading that are unique to you and your reading style.
I don't read hardcover books with the dust jackets on. Seriously, it's just too slippery and I find that I can't get a good grip on the book, so I take them off and leave them on my bookshelf, and then rewrap the book when I'm done reading.
I can't dogear or mark my pages in any way. My sister-in-law borrowed my copy of Delirium and Unwind and returned both FULL of dogeared pages ... I very nearly had a heart attack. I forgave her, of course, but now I just buy her a copy of books when I recommend something to her, so that she can mark it up as she chooses.
I also can't crack the spines of books ... but I don't mind purchasing a used book with an already cracked spine. I just can't crack it myself.
It sometimes bothers me when my series of books don't match, but I'd never actually DO anything about it. For example, I have the original cover of Delirium, so it doesn't match the next two in the series. Also, I have the hardcover of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but the paperback of The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and will likely purchase the hardcover of the last book. Sometimes I look at my shelves and wish I'd purchased a hardcover of the second book, but then it stops bothering me again.
When I pick up a book to read, I always look to see how many pages until the next chapter and I put my bookmark in where the chapter ends. Then, when I finish that chapter and still have more reading time left (or I can keep my eyes open a little longer), I repeat the process. If I have to stop mid-chapter (which happens more often than not) I never leave the book open and upside down; I always put the bookmark in and close it.
What about your? Do you have any bookish reading habits? Is there anything on my list that makes you crazy? Or something that you do that I might think is odd? Leave a comment below -- I love hearing about fun bookish habits!