Feb 16, 2010

Dogeared progress

Well, here it is halfway into February and so far I've read three books for my own Dogeared challenge (to read used, old or worn-out books). The first tattered book I read was The Road, a copy I borrowed from my neighbor, who is none too gentle on his books. It had a lot of fanning, dogeared pages, the cover curled from being folding back around the book, the spine cracked and leaning. Animal Orphanage, a used copy retired from a library, had stamps all over the insides, the remains of a card pocket inside the back cover, and its dust jacket very faded and yellowed, with a shelf label half-torn off. Making Things Grow, another used copy, was in pretty good shape but had a lot of tears in the dust jacket (more than 1").

Anyone else read some worn-out books for this challenge?

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I keep wanting to - but my obsessive concern with taking care of my books means that I have no books that are really truly shabby. If only my big sister still lived at home! Her books are wrecked.

Bybee said...

I first read tears as "tears", like the stuff that comes from your eyes. LOL.

Jeane said...

Jenny- I always take the best care I can of books I own, and especially those I borrow, but I do seem to acquire lots of shabby ones from the used bookshops.

Bybee- Well, the poor book probably would be crying if it could!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeane, Count me in on this fun book challenge. I'm looking forward to picking up some books at a local library book sale. My next read is a very worn little bird encyclopedia. Leah

Jeane said...

Welcome, Leah! I look forward to seeing all the worn books you appreciate.