Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Writers' & Artists' Yearbook


This book is PACKED with information. Seriously. Every time I start reading one part of it I think, oh I must read that part as well... and that part... oh, and I haven't looked at this bit before... oh, that was really useful.

When it comes to my books I'm pretty OCD. I like them to stay looking as new as possible. I pride myself on being able to read them in such a way that produces minimal wrinkling of the spine. (No, you're not the first person to tell me how odd what a special ability I have). But with this book I've had to force myself to get over that, because there's so much info packed into each page that if I don't bend the spine I actually can't read it all.
It's been very good therapy for me.



16 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

OCD therapy in the form of overloaded pages. That's awesome!

Pk Hrezo said...

Good to know! I think we're all a little OCD in one way or another.

Madeleine said...

Yes i love my books too. When I lend them out I expect to get the back in good condition. Some people don't ever give them back though. I enjoy browsing my W&AYear Bk too :O)

Laura Josephsen said...

New uses for writing info books! :D How cool!

Mary Aalgaard said...

That's funny. I had a student once who had that same need. He wanted the book to look perfect. He barely cracked it open to read it. He liked reading, just wanted to protect that book.
I also love your V post. Great way to create diverse characters.

Theresa Milstein said...

So good you wrinkled the spine! Thanks for the laugh. Know what? I hate wrinkling the spine too.

D. U. Okonkwo said...

Oh, yes - I know about OCD when it comes to books! The Yearbook is great, no question. It's very UK-based though, and if you're getting more interest from agents in the States than you are from the UK as I am, then QueryTracker and Guide to Lit agents is more beneficial.

Bob Sanchez said...

Get a Kindle. No spines to crack.

I'm stopping by on the A-Z Challenge.

Susan Oloier said...

Going to have check this book out. I know about the wrinkling of the spine, getting food on the pages, dog-earring. Can't stand those kinds of mistreatments of books.

Michelle Mach said...

I like my books to be perfect-looking, too. Not weird at all!

Nas Dean said...

I don't even turn the pages to mark my book. I like my books crease free!

Nas Dean said...

I don't even turn the pages to mark my book. I like my books crease free!

Cally Jackson said...

I'm the opposite. I like my books to look well read. :-)

Manzanita said...

Thanks for the tip. A good thing to know.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Lesley said...

I fold the corners of the page as a bookmark. Hehehehe:) It's a bad habit I picked up from my husband.

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--It sort of depends on the book on how careful I am. I just am not careful enough to ALWAYS be vigilant...