I don\’t usually read a book this worn, but it was pretty captivating, so I tried to ignore the marks. It\’s not the broken spine or tattered edges that bother me most
or even this torn page (although they are dismaying)
it\’s the liberal use someone made of pen and highlighter:
Thankfully this previous reader either got tired of making circles (which I could see no reason for; they didn\’t even mark interesting passages!) or quit reading the book halfway through; after the spread of photographs in the middle there were no more marks. But still, I don\’t like reading books that someone else has marked all over, so this copy will be moving on and I\’ll search for another one to add to my library for a re-read someday.
It\’s my eighth book for the Dogeared Reading Challenge. How are the rest of you doing? Anyone have interesting beaten-book photos to share? If you\’ve done a review that points out the flaws in your poor dogeared book, please point us to it in the comments!