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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret is a meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Under the Covers! I haven't participated in such a long time (I'm a total slacker) but to go along with the Book Confessions from this week's TTT I've joined in on this week's discussion:

Book Abuse! What's the worse thing you've done to a book.

I'm definitely a reformed book abuser. I'm so ashamed to say that I used to dog-ear pages and bend the spines of my books. I was lazy and normally lost any store bought book mark, but now I use whatever is in sight to mark my pages- receipts, post it notes, business cards- you name it I've probably used it. 

More recently though, I accidentally almost destroyed my copy of Defiance by C.J. Redwine. During the summer my favorite spot to read is at my pool in any sort of float so I can work on my tan and TBR list. This normally results in some pages being smudged with tanning oil or frayed edges of covers from my hands being wet, but nothing too substantial. However, while reading Defiance I accidentally dropped the book into the float with me! I recovered quickly, but not before the edges of all the pages got soaked. The book dried, but now its really lumpy and crinkly, but still readable!


  1. OMG you are brave for taking a print into the pool! LOL I get panicky even reading by the pool in case someone splashes me. Then there's the time I fell asleep with my ereader and that took a plunge in the water. Saved quickly though LOL

    Thanks for participating!


  2. LOL I'm too much of a wuss to bring a book with me into the pool! My babies! :p


  3. I have a similar story with a not so happy ending. Glad to know I'm not the only one who was hard on books at one time.

  4. Mhm...seems like LOTS of people liked the cover for Entwined way ore than the story.I guess I won't buy the book then...

  5. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
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