Every Thursday I hold a discussion on my blog. The topics focus on bookish things.
This weeks topic is…
Broken Book Blues
This week we are discussing broken books; whether it’s an old, loved copy of To Kill a Mockingbird or a new copy of A Darker Shade of Magic that got messed up in shipping. Here are a few I’ve dealt with or avoid whenever I can.
1. New Book Blues
Have you ever bought a book at a store only to realize when it’s too late that a page is ripped or the cover is bent oddly? I sure have.
My copy of The Red Queen had some sort of issue with the back pages where the end paper hadn’t been cut properly and so as I tried to fix it so it would open this happened.
2. It’s all your fault Blues
Or, do you own a book that has seen better days and wish you had taken better care of it before? I know I’ve regretted a few things.
I only read Inkheart once, but I took it everywhere, I folded the page corners all the way across a page to mark a spot. I even broke the spine on purpose so I could hold it in one hand.
3. I Live for the Blues
Or, do you purposely buy worn in books filled with notes in the margins? The only book I own with ink in the margins is S. by JJ Abrams, and it is meant to have ink in the margins.
Which type are you? Are you all three? Or are you a different kind of blues?