Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal in pain?
I am not a spine breaker, although I used to be. I used to lay the books down split open so that I wouldn’t lose my page, but now I don’t. Now, I will dog ear – usually the books from the library are the objects that get dogeared much more than my own books. I know that’s awful. I don’t care what other people do to their own books.