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To think you shouldn't turn down the page corners of a library book?

(99 Posts)
BeautifulBlondePineapple Mon 13-May-13 20:36:25

Yes I know. Minor problem and all that.

DS age 8 is doing it. I told him to use a bookmark. DH tells me I'm being ridiculous.

Opinions please!

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:38:06

YANBU. It's not your book.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 13-May-13 20:38:43

Mmmm, I do it all the time. Never really thought about it before.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:39:36

Naughty Viva

AmberLeaf Mon 13-May-13 20:40:18

I'd do it.

Too many instances of dropping a book and the bookmark falling out!

I like well thumbed books and that includes turned corners.

You never turn the corners on a book, never never never


Forgetfulmog Mon 13-May-13 20:40:24

I do too viva! Oh well shoot me now wink

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:40:50


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Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:41:35

I bet you are all writing in the margins too. angry

dashoflime Mon 13-May-13 20:42:54

I do that! I know I shouldn't though blush

numbum Mon 13-May-13 20:43:14

I fold the corners blush But I love it when I go to fold a page and it's already been folded by someone else I'm a bit odd like that

OMG shock

Writing in the margins shock

I can't deal with this I'm going to hide this thread and then stroke my books, they're getting twitchy.

numbum Mon 13-May-13 20:44:34

TBH OP I'd just be glad my 8 year old was reading

glares at 8 year old DS who refuses to read anything that doesn't involve a world record or a car

Forgetfulmog Mon 13-May-13 20:44:36

Binky grin

VivaLeBeaver Mon 13-May-13 20:45:01

I do worse with the library books. blush

Our library is self service and I never have my card with me so just take books without booking them out! I do take them back though.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:45:48

The alarm would go off at ours Viva, grin

ShadowStorm Mon 13-May-13 20:46:57


I think that no-one should ever turn down corners on a book. Poor vandalised book.

Also, re bookmarks falling out, you can get magnetic ones that sort of clip over pages. They don't fall out easily.

ChunkyChicken Mon 13-May-13 20:48:10


Thankfully DH & I agree when it comes to treatment of books, so we would NEVER let either DC do this. You could say we're on the same page...

<tumbleweed blows across thread>

I'll get my coat.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:48:16

I don't fold corners down on my own books.

TwasBrillig Mon 13-May-13 20:48:43

I fold corners in library books. Makes sense really.

Wouldn't write in a library book but did in all my books when studying. I used to love borrowing my tutors books and seeing key points underlined and his collection of symbols at the side. I definitely study better if I can anotate!

I don't even break the spines.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:50:42

Why does it make sense though? confused

GingerPCatt Mon 13-May-13 20:51:07

After spending hours un-turning corners and rubbing out pencil marks, as a librarian I beg you not to do thus to library books. There is also a special level in hell where demon tear bit of flesh of people who tear pages out if library books.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 20:52:56

'tear pages out' <faints>

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