Musing Mondays (March 7)

Musing Mondays2 Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about dust jackets.

Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off? (Question courtesy of Kim from Page after Page)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

I don’t actually have a great many books with dust jackets* – mostly because harcover books are just a little out of my price range. But when Kim mentioned dust jackets on her blog last week it got me thinking. I do like them in principle; it is, after all, a good idea to protect the book cover. But when it comes to my books they don’t really serve this purpose.

The whole time they’re on my shelf that dust jacket stays on, keeping them nice and cozy. But as soon as I take them down to read, that dust jacket comes straight off and stored somewhere safe till I’m done. After all, I wouldn’t want the jacket to get damaged! Somehow, I think this is defeating the purpose.

But what about you guys, how do dust jackets fare in your library?

 

 

*Okay, I just counted, I have 15, which I have to say, is more than I thought I did.

43 comments :

Kathy Martin said...

I like dust jackets. I do buy a lot of harcovers because I am too impatient to wait for the paperbacks. Like you, I remove them when I am reading the book. They tend to get in the way. At work we cover them in plastic to make them shiny and durable and tape them to the book. At home, they just stay loose. Happy reading!

Li said...

Here's my response for the question this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1273

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I love hardcovers!! How ya doing?

Here is mine

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

fredamans said...

Here is my musing; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-dust-jackets.html

Grace said...

I am exactly the same. I am quite paranoid about protecting my dust jackets. Quite strange since I kind of like it when my books get the beat up look.

Here is mine

Grace

The Book Resort said...

I have a lot of hardcovers so...

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays-xs-2-38-31.html

Hawkstar said...

Here's my answer: http://hawkthebookworm.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays.html

Kim said...

Here is mine:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-tidbits.html

*smiles*

the little reader said...

my kindle has a neoprene sleeve and it goes under my pillow while i read. :)

Sassy Brit said...

I collect dust jackets! :)

Here is my answer to this great question - thank you!

vampira2468 said...

Mine is here
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/dusty-mondays/

Mash1195 said...

My thoughts posted here
CMash

Michelle said...

Here's what I had to say on the subject:

http://www.michellesmastermusings.com/2010/03/musing-mondays-march-8-2010.html

Mark A. Swallow said...

It's winter. Don't my books also need a jacket?

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2010/03/book-mark-1.html

Nise' said...

My Musing.

DanaB said...

Happy Monday :)
Fun question, I enjoyed answering it!

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Kristin said...

Great question...always a debate in my house. Here are my thoughts.

CeeCee said...

Great question. Here's mine.

Kathy (mommysreading) said...

Great topic, here is my response:

http://mommysreading.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/423/

MizB said...

Interesting question! My answer is up: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/musing-mondays-mar-8/ ... and I've mentioned a cool "solution" to the problem of the nasty dust-jackets, too -- something I've seen on a couple of books, and thought was fantastic! ;)

~MizB

caite said...

I thought I left a comment and a link to my post...but ...hmm...where is it?

Oh well, HERE is my post on the wonderfulness of book jackets.

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

Alayne said...

If my book comes with a dust jacket I leave it on. Sometimes I use it as a bookmark. Sometimes I get annoyed with them, but most always I leave it on so I don't get stains on the actual cover.
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

Dana said...

Ugh the eternal question of dust jackets! The only time I liked them was in high school, and you can find out why here.

Lori said...

It doesn't matter to me. Here's Mine.

Trillian said...

Here's my musings:

http://trillianbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays-2.html

Sheery said...

Fun question. My response:

http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays_08.html

Live Out Loud said...

On a coincidental note, my Dad just reminded me of two tips concerning dust jackets, one obvious, the other quite handy.

Sherrie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Great question! Mine is posted at my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Carina said...

I don't like dust covers for the most part.

My post is here.

okbolover said...

I take pains to make sure the dust jacket is in great condition;

Here

Ruby said...

Hey! Happy Monday!
Interesting question! My answer is here: http://rubys-books.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-monday-1.html

Emily said...

Here's my answer:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays-2.html

Artystitches said...

Here is mine http://naomisreviewbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-mondays.html

Naomi from naomisbookreviews.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Interesting question, and it's cool to see everyone's prospective on it.

My answer is here: Musing Mondays @ The Wobbly Bookstack

Matt said...

I leave the dust jackets of hardbacks behind. My belated musing is up. :)

Elena said...

Hahaha I'm with you here!

In my limited experience, books with dust jackets are really heavy and huge so I'm more concerned about finding a comfortable reading position. And then, yes, the dust jacket comes straight off. If it doesn't, there' usually an ugly accidental rip or page-bendy freak thing going on.

breezesbooks said...

http://breezesbooks.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/112/

I usually prefer to take them off forever, but there are a few exceptions. I always prefer to take them off while reading the book.

Debbie said...

I'm a day late! But as they say, better late than never, right?
here is my post..
http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2010/03/cookbook-countdown-and-musing-monday.html

crestina said...

I'm very late but still...

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/03/with-or-without.html

Trillian said...

There's an award for you on my blog :D

http://trillianbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-blog-award.html