Dog earing of pages

@shibham (17021)
India
July 13, 2010 9:09am CST
Hi everyone. As a reader do u have this habit? I mean do u dog ear that page just u have read and go out for an another task? Dog ear means to fold a corner of a page before leaving the book. ( just for who are not familiar with this term). Honestly i have not that habit as it harms that page and the beauty of the book gets lost. So, i keep a pen or paper instead of dog earing. So what about you? Waiting for your views. Lol.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Jul 10
I use a bookmark sweetie. I hate it when i get a book and the dog ears show like that. People shouldn't do that. TATA.
• Malaysia
13 Jul 10
lucky i only have people ears..
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Jul 10
Mario, you will have no ears when i am done with you.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Jul 10
No sweetie, i use a ordinary laminated bookmark. No flowers for me, thanx.
@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
13 Jul 10
well we visit the library at least once a week so i tend to discourage my daughters from doing that (and to always use a book mark) as it does harm the book.
@shibham (17021)
• India
13 Jul 10
Thats one of the best educations that a mom can give to her children. Some claps for nice advice. Its said here that a mom is the best teacher to her children. Thanks that i have met a great mom here. Take care.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I agree that it does harm the.book and I cant bring myself to dog ear a page. It even upsets me when someone borrows a book of mine a dogears the pages and bends the spine.
@soulist (2986)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I am the same a Jezebella, it really bothers me when someone dog ears a page in one of my books. It's not that hard to find a bookmark, sometimes a piece of paper works perfectly for a book mark. Once I even used a bobbi-pin to save my place in a book.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry and there's no paper on hand, I would dog ear a page to mark where I am. That's better than slamming the book face-down while open on the page. But I try not to do it too often. Sometimes I use a tissue to mark my pages.
@shibham (17021)
• India
22 Jul 10
thats very bad friend.... i think u should carry some pieces of papers so that there is no need to dog ear. its any easy alter of a bookmark. thnaks. great day always
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
I really do try to avoid it and I succeed most of the time. You have a wonderful day too :)
@shibham (17021)
• India
23 Jul 10
hi, i hope so that u will try your best to avoid that habit. all the best.
15 Jul 10
oh no, I would never do that! What sacrilage! Books are our friends ... and I wouldn't dog-ear a friend either! Growing up, I didn't have many books so I used the library a lot. I found a lot of things left in books by previous readers; their discarded bookmarks,a few photos, a letter, and yes even crumbs ... but by far the worst thing I ever found was an enormous squashed spider! I sincerely hope it wasn't being used as a bookmark .......
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
hi ,miranda... you are 100% right, books are our friends. as we should not touch a ear of a friend, same not to offer a dog ear to a book. what spider? who was that stupid. some slaps for that person. now a days, i seldom visit library as i have a library of my own and never do that with my books as well with other's great day always.
16 Jul 10
'Some slaps' indeed! Clearly somebody had never heard the adage; "If you want to live and thrive, let a spider run alive!"
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Jul 10
surely that stupid....
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
14 Jul 10
My dear friend, have you never considered the use of a book mark? I have several; shall I send you one?
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
hi cane... no, i have no bookmarks of my own and so i use pen or piece of papers. yeah u may send one.... take care dear friend.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
4 Jul 12
shibham I would happily send you a bookmark! LilyLoretta, I usually end up using whatever is handy since I don't always have a bookmark at the ready. I should probably create a special place for storing them.
@shibham (17021)
• India
5 Jul 12
Nice to hear it from you canellita. Anyway, where were you in this long interval?
• United States
13 Jul 10
I used to dog ear the pages. I had loads of bookmarks but I could never seem to find them when I needed them so I would just fold the corner. I didn't really like what that was doing to the books, so I went back to using bookmarks. I have this one good quality pink and green bookmark with beads on the tassel that I got for graduation last year and have been using on almost every book I've read since.
@shibham (17021)
• India
14 Jul 10
hi dear friend.... ohhh... its not fare my friend. but as u have described that u have some special bookmarks created by you, i am damn sure that it will help you from doing that tasks which may damage a book. good day always dear friend. take care.
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• United States
15 Jul 10
It's pretty easy to find something else to mark your place with so that the pages don't get damaged. Lots of the bookstores around here practically hand out free bookmarks and you can use pretty much any piece of paper to mark your place.
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
right.....
@phyrre (2322)
• United States
13 Jul 10
I try not to do that at any costs. Instead, I have a whole stack of bookmarks that I try to keep on-hand for any occasion so that if I need to put my book down then I can just easily stick it in the page. :) That keeps the book in good condition and everything and makes it easy to find where I was.
@shibham (17021)
• India
14 Jul 10
hi phyrre... thats very fine dear friend. yes, if u are a real reader then u should have the habit to carry some bookmarks with you. so that as u described it helps to sustain the good condition of that certain book. great day always.
@Tina30219 (40492)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Jul 10
I use to do this but not anymore I always use bookmarks.I agree on it helps keep the books in better condition.
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
hi tina. yes, thats the cause why we should use bookmarks. always for books safety. great day always.
• Hungary
16 Jul 10
Guilty as charged. Yes, sometimes i fold back a dog ear on the page where I find something interesting, instructive, useful or essential for me. Even worse, I underline those passages with a pencil. That's how nasty i am with non-fictions. However, I take care of precious hardcovers, reprints, albums, etc. I would never destroy the pages with dog ears. Sometimes I even chose a pretty bookmark which fits well in the book.
16 Jul 10
How very naughty of you! But as to the second part of your comment, I thought that I was the only one who did that! I have a selection of bookmarks too, and I always try to choose one that suits the type of book I am reading, or else tones in with the colour or design of the cover.
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Jul 10
hi mamaleone. i had the same thoughts as miranda just reading the first para. but as i underline the same way i always erase after rewriting it in a notebook. thanks that u are highly conscious about the good condition of a book. great day always. thanks miranda.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
14 Jul 10
No. don't dogear any book, not even a magazine. I seem to remember where I has left reading. Sometimes I remember the exact para and/or page.Often even if I am off the mark, I will sson find the spot where I had last left reading, even if this means several days or may be months. It is for urgent recall that I place a paper or card, or any such book mark. I never dog ear, and don't like anyone to do it to my books either.
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
hi gadhisunu.... thats very nice to hear from you that u have not that bad habit. actually due to research work i have to open more than five books at a time and have to leave them same in emergency. so i just put some pages or pens to get them back. have a nice day.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
27 Sep 11
I am able to do that simply because books are my first love. Reading is a passion for me, almost like a worship. What I do to remember is not try to remember the page "number" cuz with numbers I am like LilyLoretta-- I too don't remember phone numbers or for that matter any number.. my memory is organized by "picturizing". When I want to remember the page up to which I have read, I raise the book to the eye level and sort of "photograph" the relative sizes of read and unread portion. As I have mentioned above I would thus be able to hit within a page or two and by just glancing through some of the lines I arrive at the point I had left when last read. I need to do this because I keep reading several books at the same time. That is nothing great. Every student would be reading several books atthe same time and would be at different pages!?!
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 10
Hi shibham, I know dog earing a page is not a good habit but to be frank I do sometime or to put the correct data I used to do this. Of course, this depended more on the quality and shape of the book I took for reading. If the book was just so so and I was reading not with such seriousness I would dog ear the page but if it was an important one and I was serious on it I would either use a bookmark or anything within reach. But the good thing is, to a larger extent I have almost grabbed a control over this urge and now instead of dog earing I use bookmarks rather. Besides these days almost all good publications have bookmarks attached to the books and hence no question of dog earing.
@shibham (17021)
• India
14 Jul 10
hi boss..... oh... u too brutas.... hahaha... actually its not the matter whether you are reading with seriousness or not. if u have that habit then you will always tend to dog ear a page. very bad but too thanks for being so honest. its rather comfortable to use a bookmark instead of folding a page's corner. yeah, u are right that some publishers always attach some bookmarks for the help of reader but i have seen that some readers never follow that bookmark and often go for that stupidity. have a nice day.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
14 Jul 10
I said my says for I call a spade a spade..
• Malaysia
13 Jul 10
only when i don't have a bookmark, or a piece of paper, or anything else to stick in between the pages to mark it..
@shibham (17021)
• India
14 Jul 10
ohhh... dear mario, please try to keep some additional pages to put as bookmarks. no flower patnoy as i have said above and u meluan not better. cheers and take care all of you.
• Malaysia
14 Jul 10
i wouldn't mind a flower for a bookmark... a nice sweet smelling flower and this all reminds me of nice pressed flowers
@doroffee (4228)
• Hungary
16 Apr 12
I never did dog earing in a book (btw, in Hungary we call it donkey earing :D), I was always a bookmark person (it just ruins the page... a book is sacred for me, so...). I only do it in magazines where I see an article/pic I want to cut out, and not on that page, which mag I don't plan on keeping.
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Apr 12
Hi doroffee... Whatever it is dog earing or donkey earing, both are harmful to book and a bad habit of a reader. As we consider book as our best friend, hence it is not the proper way to treat a best friend. have a nice time.
• India
27 Sep 11
Hi, when its comes to website, I will book mark the page, in reading the books, I am having the same habit, I will dog ear the pages :)
@shibham (17021)
• India
27 Sep 11
You will dog year the pages?
@Sreekala (27035)
• India
27 Sep 11
Hi Shibham, I did it earlier when I was a student that time I don’t bother much about the book’s safety. Now I won’t do it anymore instead I keep a book mark if I want to go for some other works in between the reading.
@shibham (17021)
• India
27 Sep 11
Hi sree.... Thats really a good habit and i appreciate it a lot. Have a nice time.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I don't dog ear my books. What I do is I just put some marking papers to serve as book marks.
@shibham (17021)
• India
8 Aug 10
hi jes, thats very nice to hear that u take care your books. we can replace anything for a bookmark, right? have a nice day.
@Ezra710 (137)
• United States
21 Jul 10
I do not dog ear pages of books. I like to keep the book in good condition. I use a bookmarker. I also write page numbers to reference later on a post it note, or piece of note paper. I like to keep the book nice, as I will donate it to the library or some other worthy oraganization.
@shibham (17021)
• India
22 Jul 10
thats very nice to hear my friend. yeah, me too, as i am a research scholar i have that habit to write page numbers for further references. oh... i appreciate it a lot that u donate your books to a library. great contribution to a society as well. have a nice day.
• Romania
17 Jul 10
hello shibham! I use to do that when i was very young. There my mother and my teacher ask me not to do that, so now i use a bookmark.
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Jul 10
bengal nights - the bengal nights written by mircea eliade
hi christana.... thanks that u had changed your habit. anyway have you ever read MIRCEA ELIADE? the ROMANIAN writer of BENGAL NIGHTS. have a nice day.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
I always use to do this. I never use a bookmark because I don't have one, so I just fold one page of the book where I just stop my reading.
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Jul 10
thats too bad friend. i hope u will take a paper or pen or bookmarks after reading this discussion. have a nice day.
@abin1287 (114)
• India
16 Jul 10
No.I don't fold the page...I love my books..so either I put a pen or put some paper.. since childhood my mom has taught me not to put dog ears in my school books..so its become a habit now...:) now..whenever I see any of my friend's books having dog ears ..I scold them...and tell them..it is not good for the books...and even it destroys the interest of the book reader...
@shibham (17021)
• India
18 Jul 10
thats better my friend. as u do with your books its same to me. i think you were gifted by a great mom as i was aware about it from my librarian. thanks that u are doing some good for your friends. have a nice day.
@dragon54u (31653)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I never have done that to a book. Books are wonderful items, they entertain, teach, take us to other worlds and should be respected and revered. I have used blades of grass before as bookmarks when I could not find one but I will never turn down the corner of the page and damage the book!
@shibham (17021)
• India
16 Jul 10
yes, you are right that books are wonderful item. as i have no bookmarks, so pen or paper is very useful for me. thanks and have a nice day.