page corners

@sissy67 (225)
United States
January 30, 2008 8:41am CST
I guess some could call me petty but I just cant stand it when people fold down the corners to a page in a book. For some reason this just bugs the crap outa me. I always use a book mark. Does this bother anyone else?
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
30 Jan 08
If it is my own book I will occasionally turn down the corners. If it is a library book or a friends book I always use a book mark. It really doesn't matter to me what other people do.
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
31 Jan 08
It was drilled into me to never ever abuse a book while I was growing up. And you never ever bent the corner to mark your place. I was taught to use a book mark, even if it's just a piece of paper that was lying around. No paper clips either because that could mark the book. So, it's been ingrained - no folding corners for me. I think my mom made me a bit obessive about that! lol
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
This is one of the reasons why I don't lend my books to friends that don't really know me. I take a lot of care with the books that I have, because they are expensive and it takes time for you to choose the book. Getting books off the shelf isn't like shopping for a pair of shoes. The reason why people invented bookmarkers is so that you don't have to crease or fold that page just to mark where you left off.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I don't turn down the pages in my books. I use a bookmark or a piece of paper or a tissue or something. I like my books to stay nice and I think that turning down the pages makes them not as nice. Most of my books still look like they have never been read.
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@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
30 Jan 08
It doesn't necessarily bother me, but it's not something I do. I use a bookmark as well. I think that is just easier. Then my pages aren't bent, which makes the book nicer as well. :)
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
This also bugs me becasue no after u go trough a nook of someone doing this the fold will stay there. You will literelly have to go page to page and unfold this. But then when u pick up the book it could go back. I can begin to tell you how many books ive borrowed from the libraray with this. This defintly tops my lists of pet peves.
@paulsy (1263)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
Well, I don't mind if it isn't my book they're folding. But if it was mine, yes, I would mind. I don't like my books with folded corners. I have the habit of straightening out each page before I even start reading a book. Some people do have this habit of folding the corners instead of getting up to get a bookmark. I get irritated when I find my own books with crumpled pages and folded corners.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
That is a BIG peeve of mine as well. Even with magazines or what the case may be that I am reading... when I am done with books I will give them to family to read and I get the same response over and over... sheesh the BINDING isn't even broken... I am just very careful when I read.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
Yup, I agree. Turning the corners of a book to mark the last page read really irritates me. I am always carefull with the pages of the book that I read and I have a collection of book marks for my use or when I cannot find one, I improvise and use candy wrappers or a sheet of paper, anything but folding the corners of a page!
@kenyochu (11)
• United States
31 Jan 08
That bugs the crap out of me too! I always unbend them and try to get them as straight as I can. What's also really annoying is when the pages are folded, and when you close the book, it makes the book a little thicker. I don't use bookmarks, though- usually I lose them before I finish reading the book. :P