August 24, 2009
And Suddenly You Feel Like An Alien
Um. Question. When you buy a hardcover book—or have one foisted upon you (because maybe you’re like me, and you vastly prefer trade paperbacks—do you immediately peel off the jacket and, like, throw it away?
Apparently people do this. Seriously? I cannot even imagine. I’m not sure why, as I obviously don’t like those filmy coverings. But to throw one away? It feels… transgressive!
Is this really a thing that people do?
Update: Wow, I’m not the only one. The battle lines are drawn! It’s dust jacketeers vs. trashbots, and I think the DJs are winning.