I have been browsing projects online most of the week and I've noticed a disturbing trend. More and more projects seem to involve destroying books! Does this bother anyone else? I was raised in a house where books where cherished. Reading is a favorite pastime for me.I remember being scolded several times on how I treated my books as a child. My dad didn't like books stacked on their sides even. And if you lain an open book face down....Wow! "You're breaking the spine!" To this day I cannot put a book down that way. And if I see one, I find a scrap of paper to bookmark the readers page.
These projects I see, involve drilling through books, breaking the spines, tearing the pages, and more. I can't do it. Even a book from a thrift store is still sacred. In these times of online everything, maybe people don't feel the same about books.
I frequent our public library on a weekly basis. Perhaps the fact that I am used to sharing my books with the city has given me a different perspective on book care. Since I am just borrowing the book I treat it as thus. I hope others take the same consideration.
Sorry, if this is preachy. I am aware that I have an extreme reverence for books. I have never put a readable book in the trash. I hope I never do. I can see the beauty and art in taking an unused item and changing it into something usable. But I can't do it with books. When is a book not a book? It's still usable.
Please, readers, find me a craft to use up my magazines! I have no feelings for them. Or the countless half filled coloring books littering my home! But let me read my books.
Do your part! Save a book!
Thanks for reading! No more preaching for a while, crafting has resumed.
Curling up with a book,