How this ‘book murderer’ makes long novels more portable united the internet in horror
People tend to prefer paperbacks to hardbacks because not only are they cheaper, they’re easier to carry when you are out and about.
Really, really thick paperbacks can still be a bit of a pain to lug around but we’d never, ever thought about doing this.
And it turns out no-one else had either. Well, apart from this person.
Yesterday my colleague called me a 'book murderer' because I cut long books in half to make them more portable. Does anyone else do this? Is it just me? pic.twitter.com/VQUUdJMpwT
— Alex Christofi (@alex_christofi) January 21, 2020
And basically the entire internet screamed back: ‘It’s just you!’
@sorobotic I would like to report a crime.
— Gary Doyle (@thegarydoyle) January 21, 2020
Did it once many years ago when travelling with partner and only had one book between us. Still suffering from PTSD.
— Ivan Pope (@ivan007) January 21, 2020
— PJ Holden (@pauljholden) January 21, 2020
I dog-ear pages, underline bits, write notes, drop sauce on them and take them in the bath. But you, madam, need to get in the bin
— Harriet Marsden (@harriet1marsden) January 21, 2020
It's a novel approach. https://t.co/aN0g5aBof1
— The Bodleian Libraries (@bodleianlibs) January 21, 2020
Have you considered cutting horizontally so you only read one half of each page? Fill in the rest with your imagination. Give the other half to your other half and afterwards discuss the book to see how your impressions were the same or different.
— ptermx (@ptermx) January 21, 2020
i am choosing to get irrationally mad about this today https://t.co/wqUch22C2i
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) January 21, 2020
I cannot even look at that
— Alessandra Asteriti (@AlessandraAster) January 21, 2020
Just buy a kindle mate
— Kat 🏳️🌈 (@Kat_Says_Stuff) January 21, 2020
But just in case you’re thinking it can’t surely get any worse, that’s not quite true.
Lord Chesterfield, in the 18th century, used to read Latin poetry on the toilet then rip out the finished page to use as bog roll
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) January 21, 2020
To be fair, not everyone thought it was a bad idea.
Just all right-thinking people.
this is terrorism.
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 21, 2020
If you want someone to gift you an ebook reader, there are better ways to do it. https://t.co/UPwT9bTeoi
— Kevin Sebastian (@NoxVoyager) January 21, 2020
Source Twitter @alex_christofi