This week’s topic:
Bookish things you’re a Grinch about
Okay, confession time: I’ve never read the Dr. Seuss story that this post is inspired by, nor have I seen the movie. I always plan to but never got around to it.
The point of the topic is to discuss our petty bookish pet-peeves and I definitely have a few. Starting with:
Don’t touch my books.
If I don’t know you or didn’t invite you to take a look at my personal library, then I don’t want your grubby hands all over my damn books.
Don’t. Touch. Them.
Don’t crack the spine.
Some people don’t mind if their book’s spine is cracked.
If I lend someone a book, I expect it to be returned in the same condition with the spine uncracked. I try to keep it that way — perfect — for as long as I can.
Don’t bend the pages.
Dog-eared pages have been a huge pet peeve of mine since I was a kid.
I hate them and do not want my books afflicted with such unseemliness. If someone should dog-ear a page of my books, I will banish them forever from my library; not that it’s possible for that to happen since —
Don’t ask to borrow my books.
Because I won’t lend them to you.
I trust no one with —
Don’t criticize my fantasy novels.
Because you don’t know what you’re talking about. Shut it!