Open Letter to the creator of PVC Book Covers/Dust Jackets:
I’m writing on behalf of my injured fingers, three of which sustained grave wounds this weekend as I attempted to read a book with one of those new-fangled plastic-paper covers. Don’t feign ignorance, you know what I’m talking about! PVC plastic has no business masquerading as paper, especially when it comes to covers of paperback books. I thought PVC had something to do with pipes!
I understand that libraries are just trying to preserve their books, but I ask you, at what cost?! Would they prefer a blood-stained copy of Julie and Julia to a slightly creased copy? I almost took a scissor to my book to round the edges of doom but was afraid a heavy fine would be levied against me.
I have a $50 deductible at the ER and don’t relish the doctor telling me I need three stitches* in my finger all because of a book. Isn’t reading supposed to be a safe and relatively inexpensive hobby?
Best (though bloody) wishes,
Book, Line, and Sinker
*A bit of hyperbole is being employed here. I didn’t really need stitches but they added a bit of flair to my story! Sorry for any confusion.