I've read a few more well-worn, used books for the Dogeared reading challenge I'm hosting. The copy of Guns, Germs and Steel I borrowed from a neighbor had tons of dogeared pages, a curled and folded cover, and half the book severely yellowed by sun exposure.
Popular Flowering Plants was an old, faded book with tanned pages and very worn corners. My copy of The Owl Service had a loose spine, chipped and torn dust jacket, and scuffed edges.
One reader sent me in her photo, of a book she read called Line on Ginger.
Leah says this book "was very mildewed (brown spotten top), horrible smell and I always had to take an antihistimine before I picked it up!!" Now, I've read some pretty smelly books , but if one was bad enough to make me feel ill, I'd toss it and find a new copy! I think Leah deserves some praise for putting up with such a smelly book. Was it worth the suffering to get to the end, Leah? I do hope it was a good read!
Her bird book, if anything, looks like it's in worse shape!
Who else has read some smelly or tattered books for this challenge? Tell us about it in the comments, or send in photos of your worst-looking book! Next progress post will be in June. Happy reading!