#YES YES YES YES THIS IS HOW GOOD BOOKS SHOULD LOOK #i understand it when people hate cracked spines #but anybody that says a battered and falling apart book is sad #and thinks that’s not how you love a book #is talking shit #i love books and they look good like this #they are meant to be read and passed around and get crushed in bags because you can’t leave the house without them #you’re meant to dog ear the pages you love and underline in pencil and stick in stickynotes #if you want pristine you should buy an e-reader #because this is how you experience a book
What if I told you that you can read a book like 30 times (including outdoors) and not ruin it. You can experience a book without writing in it or destroying it. You can use bookmarks. You just have to take a little care about your book.
(oh, btw - my most loved books are the least damaged ones. and I’ve read them again and again and again.)