Every other(-ish) Thursday here at the Broke & The Bookish is A Cocktail & Conversation time. One of the TBTB members will pose a question to 2-3 of the other members of TB&TB crew about books, life, music, etc and then they'll answer and we can converse about it. So grab a cocktail & cozy up for some conversation. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, friends.
Question: Are you guilty of dog-earing or would you never ever ever do such a thing? Why or why not?
Paula's Answer: I don't dog-ear pages mainly because I have this book mark that I am overly attached too. (I consider it a horcrux of mine...seriously the few times I thought I lost it I've had major panic attacks. One time I accidentally left it in a library book when I returned it- so I found the book on the shelf the next day and it was tucked inside and I was so unbelievably happy.) I love used books and I like finding other people's dog-eared pages - or underlined passages. But I just don't do it when I'm reading.
Lori's Answer: I totally dog-ear books that I own, with one caveat--I don't like to dog-ear pages of books that are my "nice" copy (meaning a copy I'm not writing in and want to keep nice). I dog-ear pages that I really want to go back to because of a great quote that I just must remember or a recipe that I want to refer back to...even though I usually forget about the quotes or recipes. I also dog-ear in the rare instance that I don't have a scrap of paper to use as a book marker (seriously, I'll use anything for this, even a straw wrapper or gas receipt). Basically, I dog-ear to remember.