7 Book Crimes – Are You Guilty?

7 Book Crimes

As a bibliophile, I admit to taking particular offense when I see a book being mistreated. In no particular order, here are seven ways to instantly get on my naughty list:

  1. Overextending and cracking book spines Overextended Spine

    Missing Pages
    When I came home from running errands one day to find my Karen Witemeyer book on the floor  . . .  let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.
  2. Folding page corners

    Dog-eared book
    I can literally list 100 better ways to keep your place in a book. I might write a blog post about them someday.
  3. Leaving your book where your pet can get to it

    Animal Chewed Book
    Puppies and books do not mix.
  4. Carelessly tossing books in a backpackBackpack Crammed Books
  5. Ripped Covers

    Ripped Cover
    A victim of backpack cruelty. This poor book never stood a chance.
  6. Food Stains – If you can’t eat and read without getting your food on the book, you’ll need to decide which is more hungry:  your stomach or your imagination. (CLICK TO TWEET)

    Food stains
    I don’t even know what this is and, frankly, I don’t want to know.
  7. Losing a loaned book – Whether you borrowed it from the library or a friend, losing a borrowed book is nothing short of a crime.Books don't fly away

Confession:  I live with three of the worst offenders and didn’t have to look beyond my own home for the first six of these examples. *sigh* (Although, to be fair, the animal-chewed book came to us that way – my son was just that desperate to read the book, he could care less what condition it was in so long as it was legible.)

TWEETABLES:

7 Book Crimes – Are you guilty? (CLICK TO TWEET)

If you can’t eat and read without getting your food on the book, you’ll need to decide which is more hungry:  your stomach or your imagination. (CLICK TO TWEET)

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