I\’ve decided to count my used copy of The Golden Compass towards my Dogeared Reading Challenge. I\’m certain now that I want the series in my collection, but this copy is just going to have to get replaced as soon as I can find another. For one thing, the edges are so worn they\’re soft, the cover is separating from the binding, and it\’s got creases on the corners. But what bothers me most is that the spine doesn\’t seem to visually fit with the rest of the book. It looks like this:
A very generic look and what\’s with those red triangles? I just hate looking at it on the shelf. Doesn\’t match the others in appearance at all. So this one has to go! But it was great reading it. I\’m just so puzzled by that incongruous spine. Have you ever seen a book like that? Why would they print it like this?
Anyhow, it\’s my ninth book for the Dogeared challenge. Is anyone else still participating in this one? Do let us know about the sad (condition-wise) books you\’ve given one more appreciative read!