Lauren Leto

Book Nerd’s Worst Things in the World

Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on February 11, 2010

1. Losing our spot in our book.

2. Moving our books.

3. Not having a book shelf.

4. New releases only available in hardcovers.

5. Lending out books that don’t get returned.

6. Airport book stores.

7. Having a conversation with a great guy/girl only to find out their favorite author is L. Ron Hubbard/Stephenie Meyer.

8. Bringing a book on a boat (+ windy day + sunny day + no sunglasses).

I know there’s more…

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  1. Folgers said, on February 12, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I think my favorite one on this list is 5. If people don’t give me back my books I seriously freak out…which includes texting them at all hours of the night until they give my books back. ZEUS FORBID that they give the book back in a worse condition, I swear.

    • Lauren Leto said, on February 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

      Same boat, man. Same boat

    • Jef said, on February 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

      I once received a book (previously in MINT condition) back from an acquaintance not only with the covers now all creased up, but also with a piece of gum stuck to the back. I think one day when I’m old that memory will suddenly come back to me and I’ll die from a stroke.

  2. Carrie said, on February 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I’d add
    – people who start a conversation with you when you’re near the end of the book
    – lending a book only to get it back with the spine bent (my personal bug bear and my dad does it all the time!)
    – reading on a lunch break. Never long enough!

  3. Stephen K said, on February 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oh Carrie, I’m a massive hater of spine benders too! I only lend my books to selected people/books with spines already bent.

    I want to add, and this might just be me:
    – People who don’t use bookmarks (fine) and instead keep their place by folding the edges of pages down! I want to reach over and smack them in the face!

  4. Alexandra said, on February 14, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Oh, I can definitely relate to all that, especially #4.
    But #7 is by far my favorite. Stephanie Meyer? It’s like saying you like Nickelback only worse!

  5. Kevin said, on February 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    My number one is either getting pages wet after going for a swim and not drying your hands properly, OR thinking your towel is mostly dry only to find the cover of your book damp when you get home and empty your bag.

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