Nerd Rage is a series of bookish problems and nerdy rants.
I don’t know about you guys, but I treat my books as my babies. I don’t like my niece (or even my mom, for that matter) going anywhere near my bookshelves. I want my books to be in an awesome condition and that that I can brag about them being in an awesome condition.
At the bookstore, I have to make sure that I pick up the copy that’s the least dent-y. But sometimes, I can’t leave the house (thanks, school) and have to ask my parents or cousins to pick up my books for me. And when they get me those copies with little, itty-bitty chips or dents on the spine/cover/jacket…
Even those really small chips like these:
Yep, you guessed it. They make me rage.
Why? Well first, with one wrong move, they can turn into BIGGER chips and dents. I’m one of those people who need to move around a lot because I can’t find a comfortable reading position. So yes, I may accidentally scratch my book on the buttons on my shirt, or even on my school ID.
Another reason is because I just hate seeing those odd flecks of white against the covers/jackets. It’s distracting. And I usually have the tendency to pick at these stuff, and then they’ll end up being odd holes where small parts of the jacket used to be.
So yes. I hate dents and chips on my books.
How about you guys? Do you all feel this way, or am I just being really nitpicky?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.