Summer Reading

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Inspired by a conversation with a coworker the other day:

It’s time for summer reading, so … today’s question? What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Sand in the bindings from the beach? Dropped into the pool? Covers smeared with sunscreen?

And, if you’ve never done actual summer-time damage … have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper? Dropped it in the bathtub? Used it to kill a bug? Spilled with coffee?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

25 responses

  1. I’m very careful with my books and the worst accidents I have had have been tea stains and food stains. I have, however, deliberately done bad things to books:

  2. Yes, clumsy moments abound! Here’s MY BTT POST

  3. This was a fun one. It made me look back on my childhood. 🙂 Happy Thursday everyone! 🙂

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Booking Through Thursday

  4. Good question! My (shameful) answer here below, at My Home of Books . Glad to be joining you folks for this first time here on Thursday 🙂

  5. I’m dangerous to books. I’m probably on a list somewhere…

    Here’s my answer:

  6. Hahaha. I dropped a book in the water and I couldn’t replace it. My full answer is posted on my blog.

  7. I once spilled a glass of milk on a school library copy of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”.

  8. Interesting question. Here is my answer.

  9. I’ll try again – here is my answer this time!

  10. I don’t read in the bath, but I have been guilty of book abuse more than once!

  11. Been ages since i last did this! This time need to be back on track!!!! >a>

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