Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Musings - Dust Jackets

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about dust jackets.

Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off? (Question courtesy of Kim from Page after Page)

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I either use one flap of the dust jacket as a bookmark or take it off for safekeeping. I then promptly lose the dust jacket and end up putting the rather bland-looking book back on the shelf when I'm through.

Somewhere, there are a bunch of cool-looking dust jackets hiding in my house.

My Dad has a good tip and by coincidence, just reminded me of it yesterday.

He said to keep the dust jacket of a book you lend for two reasons:

1.) for safe keeping

2.) to affix a sticky note on it stating who you leant the book to

Great tips, I think.

How did this come up, you might ask?

My Dad said he had this great book I might like and started telling me about it.

"Dad! I leant that to you!"

Gotta watch that man like a hawk...


Sherrie said...

Great tips from your dad! I don't think I've ever lost one before. Have a great day!

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Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

LOL!! Thats funny. Thanks for visiting today.

Here is mine

Lori said...

I don't care if they have them or not, but if they do, I remove them while I read them.Here's mine.

Bonnie said...

Hi,I do as you do using the dust jacket as a bookmark!

Have a great day,

Yvonne said...

Those are excellent tips from your dad!

Heidi said...

I must say there is a good tip or two from your dad. Cherish them when you find them. lol
As for me, I do the same as you, including the promptly losing them.( Wonder if it's in the gene pool?) I think there is a little dust jacket thief somewhere whose home is covered in our dust jackets.Make interesting wallpaper, don't you think?