What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper?
Last week, I missed Booking Through Thursday because I was on vacation in Aspen! It was beautiful and I’ll write up a post soon. (Post(s) coming soon about the audiobooks I listened to on the drive, too!)
Let’s see… damaging books. I’m pretty uptight about keeping my possessions in as pristine shape as possible (a trait inherited from my dear ol’ dad!)… I cringe when I see scratched discs or records, water-stained paper edges make me wince, [insert other corny alliterations]… But for real though, I like to take good care of my stuff. That said, no one is immune to a mishap here and there.
A normal habit of mine is reading a book while on my lunch break at work, so on occasion I’ve accidentally dipped corners of my books into my soup/salad dressing/etc. and left a little stain. There’s this one thing that I always do, pretty much to every single book I read, though. Due to the way I hold the book, I make a tiny little rectangular-shaped tear/crease at the bottom center of a page. Usually it only happens about once per book. Maybe it’s my big strong bass player hands…! But really it’s annoying and I don’t know… it just happens!
Otherwise… one time about a year ago, I was enjoying a book on the deck in the backyard and all of a sudden a bird pooped on it, right in my hands!! I guess I didn’t
feel quite as strongly about the book as this bird apparently did 😉
How about you? Have you damaged your books at all?