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    As a marker/bookmark/tracker Do you do it? Or do you prefer to use a book mark/remember which page no. you got to?

    I always have done, even for first edition books, but even that's a regret now for books like harry potter which are falling apart now anyway.
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    I always dog-ear the pages. So many bookmarks of mine fall out and I lose the page, This way is much easier. My friend on the other hand won't even break the spine of a book!
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    If it's novels: Hell no, too cringey
    If it's textbooks: Pleaseee. I hate textbooks anyway :lol:
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    I do use bookmarks (usually just whatever scrap of paper I find closest to hand rather than a proper bookmark, though). But I'm okay with people bending pages, and I especially don't think there's anything wrong with breaking spines! Although rows of pristine books look lovely in bookshops, I think there's something kind of sad about a bookshelf in someone's house where the books are so neat it doesn't look like they've ever been opened. I prefer it when they look a bit battered and well-loved.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    I always dog-ear the pages. So many bookmarks of mine fall out and I lose the page, This way is much easier. My friend on the other hand won't even break the spine of a book!
    Ikr, its so annoying when bookmarks fall out. But on some books the spine just... breaks.

    (Original post by Hamoody)
    If it's novels: Hell no, too cringey
    If it's textbooks: Pleaseee. I hate textbooks anyway :lol:
    Screw textbooks, but why would folding the novels be cringey? or would it depend on the book in question

    (Original post by *pitseleh*)
    I do use bookmarks (usually just whatever scrap of paper I find closest to hand rather than a proper bookmark, though). But I'm okay with people bending pages, and I especially don't think there's anything wrong with breaking spines! Although rows of pristine books look lovely in bookshops, I think there's something kind of sad about a bookshelf in someone's house where the books are so neat it doesn't look like they've ever been opened. I prefer it when they look a bit battered and well-loved.
    yep, I've used the scrap paper method befoe :yes:
    Library books seem to have the most broken in spines, especially the paperbacks - makes it easier to holding the book easier.
    Or if they're not broken in it might mean the owner hasn't gotten around to reading them yet
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    (Original post by Chronoscope)
    yep, I've used the scrap paper method befoe :yes:
    Library books seem to have the most broken in spines, especially the paperbacks - makes it easier to holding the book easier.
    Or if they're not broken in it might mean the owner hasn't gotten around to reading them yet
    Exactly - the odd unread-looking book on a shelf isn't so bad, but rows and rows of them make me think the person just likes hoarding books but not reading them. :lol:
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    I use a large paperclip.
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    I always fold the corner
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