Booklovers love books. It’s a given. (Otherwise, they would be called something else.) The funny thing about us is that we love some books more than others. 😉 Here’s how you can love a book of your own!
- Get a paperback copy. You know a book is something special when it makes it past the experimental I-got-this-on-a-Kindle-deal stage to must-have-it-in-paperback-now. I’m currently in the process of choosing which books I’ve loved enough that I should buy them in paperback. 😉
- Reread it at least once. (And all your favorite scenes whenever you’re in the mood.) Favorite books are like old friends–you’re always happy to see them! And if you’ve expertly creased the pages, it will always open to the best bits. Basically the ideal book. 😀
- Bend the cover (accidentally, of course). I was probably reading it as I walked somewhere, carrying it to loan to a friend, or rearranging my bookshelf when I last bent one. Well-loved books always show a few small signs of use. 😉
- Cry on the pages. Enough said. *sniffs*
- Underline favorite passages to love and quote later. I try my best to keep my books in mint condition; but when I bought a used copy of The Book Thief last year (since it was going to be edited with whiteout anyway), I realized that it would be perfectly all right to underline in this copy. Underlining is such a fun way to tuck a book into the corners of your heart! (Especially with this book. I’m planning to draw in it on my upcoming re-read.)
- Leave a review. Not only does it sort of thank the author for their work, but it also spreads the word about the treasure you discovered. (And it’s really fun to collect your thoughts about what you liked.) 😉
- Loan it to a friend or read it aloud to a sibling. Because good things must be shared! ❤
So now that you know exactly how to love a book, go curl up with a paper wonder of your own. I’d love to hear what you decide to read!