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Let’s start a war. Do you dog-ear books or use a bookmark? Do you ever make notes in your books?
It’s a fair cop, Guv’nor.
I’ve been guilty of dog-earing in the past, a crime made even worse by the fact that I possess an abundance of bookmarks. I even have some featuring me, that I used to give out at events, back when we had them.
While we’re on the subject, I have to admit the secondary offence of occasionally leaving books open upside down to hold the pages open. In my defence, I was young and impressionable, largely because I didn’t see the book as anything more than an object, with a single function.
I never wrote notes in the margins though, I’m innocent of that one.
Now that there are physical books in the world that bear my name and are the result of a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I can see the error of my ways. In a way that I never could before. Which is why I can confidently say that my dog-earing days are over.
If I caught anyone damaging one of my books in that way, I would be tempted to get very upset.
It’s an awful thing, a desecration of the effort put in by the author, I can understand that now.
In what might be seen as karma for all my dog-earing transgressions, as an experiment, I once left a book of mine in a café, with a note telling the finder to enjoy the read and let me know what they thought. When I asked if anyone had taken it, a week or so later, the barista told me he had seen it lying around and had THROWN IT AWAY.
As far as I’m concerned, that act was a worse crime than folding a page corner over; or even writing a note in the margin.
As they all seem to say these days, in no particular order,
Society is probably to blame.
I’m just a product of my environment.
Lessons have been learned.
It will never happen again.
Until the next time.
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