I dog-ear pages. I can’t help it! I know this is a big no-no in the book lover’s world, but I love dog-earing pages of my books.
The reason I dog-ear my books is because there are pages where they invoked some kind of emotion in me and I absolutely HAD to remember it. Whenever I’m bored I just pick a random book from my bookshelf, and open it to a page I had dog-eared. I love reading the page and wondering why I marked it in the first place!
There are some books that I don’t mark at all because I’m too busy flying through it that I can’t be bothered by stopping, lol.
Here are some examples of books I’ve dog-eared into submission:
That is my very old, very used copy of Stay by Deb Caletti. I loved the way it was written, and I dog-eared this book so much! Every once in a while I pick the book up and read the pages I dog-eared before. Look at all those foldings! I think it looks wonderful 🙂
Do you see that special little fold right there? This means I REALLY loved that quote. Shatter Me with it’s extremely pretty purple prose really captivated me and really made me want to bookmark EVERYTHING.
Now, there are times that I don’t actually fold the pages. I sometimes use sticky notes to express my love for a book.
I use different colors to express different things. For example, the blue sticky is something I didn’t particularly like. The pink ones mean I liked something that happened, or a quote I liked. The yellow one is a character description I enjoyed reading.