Saturday, April 19, 2008

Be a page turner, not a page folder

One of the drawbacks of buying used books -- page folding. If you saw my apartment you'd see that I'm not anal about much, but everybody's got their thing. I can handle a book that's full of highlights -- at least the reader is saying, gee, that was cool enough to remember for later. But page folding is egregious. It says, I'm too frigging lazy to get off my ass and find a bookmark. I mean, really. You have no paper in your house? An electric bill, a stray receipt? How about a popcicle stick? You can't leave it open face-down on the rug? When I find a book like this I immediately must smooth out the folds and pray that someday, with time, the creases will heal.

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