Top 5 Wednesday #22: A Total Bookish Grinch

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Bookish things you’re a Grinch about

Okay, confession time: I’ve never read the Dr. Seuss story that this post is inspired by, nor have I seen the movie. I always plan to but never got around to it.

The point of the topic is to discuss our petty bookish pet-peeves and I definitely have a few. Starting with:

Don’t touch my books.

If I don’t know you or didn’t invite you to take a look at my personal library, then I don’t want your grubby hands all over my damn books.

Don’t. Touch. Them.

Don’t crack the spine.

Some people don’t mind if their book’s spine is cracked.

I do.

If I lend someone a book, I expect it to be returned in the same condition with the spine uncracked. I try to keep it that way — perfect — for as long as I can.

Don’t bend the pages.

Dog-eared pages have been a huge pet peeve of mine since I was a kid.

I hate them and do not want my books afflicted with such unseemliness. If someone should dog-ear a page of my books, I will banish them forever from my library; not that it’s possible for that to happen since —

Don’t ask to borrow my books.

Because I won’t lend them to you.

I trust no one with —

Don’t criticize my fantasy novels.

Because you don’t know what you’re talking about. Shut it!


17 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #22: A Total Bookish Grinch

  1. hahaha love this post!!! I don’t really mind that a lot of my books have cracked spines, because I got them that way, but if I’ve got a new book I’m going to read it half closed so that the spine isn’t ruined- the thought of someone ruining that for me is actually really upsetting. Not that it matters much though, cos like you, I don’t lend out my books much anymore (basically just my sister at this point- cos she’s the only one I can actually watch the whole time she has it in her possession 😉 And no one gets to criticise what I’m reading!


    1. Lol! Yea, it’s not so bad if it’s already cracked, but mine hardly aren’t because I always prefer new books.
      Lol same here too. I only lend to my bro because I can easily get back my book.

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  2. Haha I agree with almost all of these (especially the borrowing! I’m not a library!!) But I do crack the spines on -some- books. If it’s not an edition I bought just for looks I’ll probably crack it a little. If I bought it used and it’s already cracked, I go to town


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