It’s a sad thing.
Since I’ve been going to the library more often, I’ve witnessed book abuse.
For instance. Look.
If you can’t tell, that’s a corner of the page. BENT DOWN. To keep someone’s spot.
It is incredibly rude to bend down the page of a book that does not belong to you. Why do people feel like it’s their right to do this?
Why do people do this AT ALL?
Use something for a bookmark, people. You’ve gotta have something around the house that can work as one.
At my library, there are bookmarks RIGHT AT THE CHECKOUT.
I also hate when people spill stuff in books. Keep it away from your food. I don’t want to see that you’ve consumed a chocolate bar because then it’ll make me want one.
People also feel the need to write their input about the story at times:
Yes, that was also found in my library book. (And no, I swear I wasn't reading anything dirty. The heroine in the book was a lactation consultant. It was called The Gap Year.)
I love books, so this pains me to see the book abuse.
So please. The next time you borrow a book, treat it with care!