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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 month ago

Why do people always fold the pages of books?

Doesn't that show a certain lack of respect for them if you're willing to abuse the pages so badly? It's SO easy to get a book mark or just REMEMBER the chapter you were at, why the hell do people insist on folding the pages? Books are sacred things they should never be damaged so callously.

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  • 1 month ago
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    There's no excuse for folding down your page, even if the book it a read-it-once-forget-it novel. The world is awash in bookmarks, from the fortune in my cookie to a leaf to a hair on my sweater to a scrap torn from today's paper.

    Luckily, I don't think I know anybody who does this. I presume the ones who think nothing of it are not at all book lovers.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    people who do that are NOT book lovers. 

    it's simply the easiest way for them to remember where they were. 

    Indeed, virtually anything can be used as a bookmark........a scrap of paper.......a pen,  a dollar bill..........there's no reason to damage the pages like that. 

  • Amber
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I fold them down and always will.

    I don't always stop at the end of chapters or read every night as I don't have time. What is the most hilarious about this is the idiots who don't get it's a troll question. 

  • 1 month ago

    I don't agree that books themselves are "sacred". It's the contents of the book that matter. Folding down the corner of a page doesn't harm the contents.

    I don't do that myself. But I do crack the spine if I can't read the book comfortably otherwise.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Books are not sacred things. Books that don’t sell get pulped. They don’t get ceremoniously laid upon alters.

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