I have a habit of writing out my name and the date of purchase in my books. All kinds of books, whether they are schoolbooks or storybooks. Well, at least people will know that the books belong to me and I will also know when I bought the book. It’s nice when I pick out an old-looking book, and then turning to the first page to check out the date I bought it.
That’s one habit of mine when it comes to books. I bet some of you have your own peculiar habits too! Like maybe, you wrap all your books? Or do you arrange your books in alphabetical order in your bookshelf? Whatever it is, as long as it makes you happy and contented.
Anyway, I don’t wrap my books and I don’t arrange them in alphabetical order. Nah. Maybe I’m too lazy and I don’t see the point of wrapping the books. I just take care to handle them with utmost care. And I don’t dog-ear the pages of my books. No way would I do that. If I stopped at a certain page, I’ll mark it with a bookmark. That way, my book will still look like new even if I’ve read it about 50 times. Hey, I am a book lover, after all! And they love me. Yes, they love me!
Unfortunately, I don’t know how to keep the pages of my books from browning. For instance, my Harry Potter books. I haven’t read them in years and they’ve been collecting dust in my bookshelf. =D I’m so lazy that I don’t find the time to wipe the dust off! Well, the pages are browner than ever! Some books still look fine but some just look quite disgusting with its extra-brown pages.
Okay, I’m off to read Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones now! And do check out my review on Jane Eyre. Great book. Definitely not to be missed!