Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading


It’s late, but it’s the right day, hooray!

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?

I don’t spend much time outside ever, so I don’t do a lot of outdoor reading. I did manage some beach reading on both of our international mission trips, though. I got sand in both of them. One was borrowed. Oops. Friends are more forgiving than libraries, though.

I have never been guilty of a non-beach related book offense. I used a phone book to squish a bug once because I could drop it from a distance. I can’t imagine using a book I actually liked, or even one that’s remotely useful. I have also never understood reading in the bathtub. I don’t take soaking baths, and I am way too clumsy to take even a paper book in with me if I were to try it. I’ll stick with reading fully clothed (or at least swimsuited) for now.

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